Board Members

Congratulations to the 2021 Board of Directors for the Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce as nominated and voted on by the general membership at the Annual Meeting/Luncheon on November 17, 2020. The 2021 Board of Directors will be officially sworn in by Mayor Don Walters at the 2021 January 26th Speaker Series Luncheon Meeting.


Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce
2021 Board Meetings
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Currently via Zoom until further notice.

  • January 12
  • February 9
  • March 9
  • April 13
  • May 11
  • June 8 – Board Retreat
  • July – No Meeting
  • August 10
  • September 14
  • October 12
  • November 9
  • December 14

Here is what our Chamber of Commerce Board Members have to say!

“The Chamber has been one of the key components in helping me build my network. I have been able to elevate my personal and professional brand by building and sustaining chamber relationships. The business contacts I have made in the chamber have been extremely helpful. The chamber is all about connecting business and it serves that purpose well. I am personally grateful for the friends I have made in the chamber. Whether it is personal or professional, I can always rely on my chamber family.” – Kathy S. Romito, Community Relations Manager, Western Reserve Hospital

“I love our Chamber because it joins professionals in ways that promotes and facilitates lifelong friendships and relationships that strengthen the community.”  – Marie Cutlip, CPA Better Financial Solutions

“I have grown my business through the Chamber because I have built strong friendships through the membership.  A member may not need my services, but they have a friend that does, so the referrals are endless.

I get the most out of the Chamber because I make sure that I am a part of what is happening within the Chamber community.  You can’t become a member and expect it to be a magical solution to your business problems, but allowing yourself to build relationships through networking will all come full-circle for you and your business.

The Chamber works for my small business because I don’t feel so alone.  Being a small business owner can bring on it’s own challenges or feeling isolated and overwhelmed.  But have the strong connections to the Chamber membership allows me to find insight and energy when I need it.

I enjoy the Chamber business building events because they’re so much fun and making new friends always makes my Day!!!”
Cheryl Myatt, CC Realty and Property Management

“The Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce has helped me make connections, develop professional relationships, and grow my business!”  – Brent VanFossen, Owner, Metropolis Popcorn

Our city is made up of small, entrepreneurial businesses in which the Chamber, the City and our Schools play an important role. The unifying factor is that these people could live and work anywhere they choose, and they are coming to the Cuyahoga Falls because this is an attractive lifestyle for them. - Laura Petrella, Chamber CEO
Congratulations  Stars


2021 Executive Officers
Kathy Romito, Western Reserve Hospital – President
Adam LaFaber, Digital Sandwich Agency – 1st Vice President
Darlene Pinter, Key Realty – The Pinter Team/ Key Realty – 2nd Vice President
Cheryl Myatt, C&C Property Management – Secretary
Marie Cutlip, CPA, Better Financial Solutions – Treasurer

Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce
2021 Evergreen Committees
All current members are eligible to volunteer/serve.

Each Board Chair is responsible for the following:

  • Helping to secure member committee members
  • Setting committee meeting dates with the Chamber Office
  • Board Reports / Chamber Office Reports
    • Committee Progress
    • Financials – Income/Expense Financial Recap


Membership & Marketing

  • New Member Recruitment / Membership Campaign / Retention of Members
  • Ambassador Program
  • Benefits – Health Insurance, Credit Card Processing etc.
  • Public Relations – Marketing / Social Media / Print Publications

Events & Programs
Program Committees

  • Technology Committee
  • Speaker Series Committee
  • Scholarship Program Committee (501c3)
  • Membership – listed above
  • Event Committees
    • Scholarship Fundraising Events Committee (501c3)
      • Night at the Races
      • CA Dreamin’ Wine Tasting
      • Beer Serving Volunteer Event (DTCF)
    • Monthly Events
      • Falls After Five Receptions
    • Quarterly Events
      • Young Professionals
      • Women & Wisdom
      • Wise Guys & Wisdom
    • Yearly Events
      • Community Expo
      • Golf Outing
      • Holiday Party

Finance & Fundraising & Operations

  • Budget 501c6/501c3) – Planning
  • By-Laws Review Committee
  • Non-Dues Income – Fundraising

Education and Leadership

  • Education for Small Business – Workshops
  • Workforce Development for Small Business
  • Diversity and Inclusion Committee
  • Professional Development – Leadership Falls Program
  • Board Member Recruitment and Development


Walter Davis – Woodridge Local Schools

Dr. Todd Nichols – Cuyahoga Falls City Schools

City Official