Congratulations 2013 Elected/Re-Elected Board Members

Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce
2013 Elected Board Members and 2013 Re-Elected Board Members
as presented by the 2013 Chamber Nominating Committee.

 The following Chamber Members were recently elected by the general membership to serve on the Chamber Board.  Final voting took place at the 2012 Chamber Annual Meeting/Luncheon Meeting at Silver Lake Country Club on November 28, 2012.    

Aaron Barnhart
Aaron has spent the last ten years in his current role as Assistant Vice President at Valley Savings Bank. Prior to joining Valley Savings Bank, he spent five years as an officer in a different capacity; as a State Trooper for the Ohio Highway Patrol. He’s a graduate of the University of Akron with a B.S. in Business Administration /Finance. He’s also a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin. Valley Savings Bank is a privately held community bank established in 1923 which prides itself in being big enough to meet customer needs yet small enough to know their names! In addition to his day-to-day responsibilities at the bank, Aaron currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce. He’s also an active member at The Chapel in Akron and has participated in a mission trip to South Africa.

Jason (Jake) Ricker
Is the Branch Manager and Assistant Vice President of PNC bank. He has been a dedicated employee for seven years. Jake is a current Chamber of Commerce Board member, and has previously served as the Chamber’s President for two years –each was a one-year term. Jake is also, a loyal community member; he is an active member of the Cuyahoga Falls Adversary Board and Business Board as well as being a member of his church’s Financial Board. He has chaired and co-chaired many events in the community throughout the years. Jake takes great pride in his community and is always striving for success. His greatest pride though, is his wife Dawn and his four children. His wife is an office manager for a prestigious Dermatologist. His son is a local banker, his oldest daughter is a RN for Children’s hospital, and his two youngest daughters attend The University of Akron, pursuing degrees in Education and Pre-Med. Jake is a devoted husband, father, and citizen. He is very optimistic as to what the future will hold.


Matt Weiss
No bio submitted by deadline.

Ed Husbands
I received my Business Management Degree from John Carroll University in 1978. Have lived in the Cuyahoga Falls/Silver Lake area for the past 8 years. I have been working as a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator for the past 27 years and am very passionate about taking care of people who can’t take care of themselves. Currently, i am working at Falls Village Skilled Nursing and Rehab off of route 8 across from Schweibels Bakery. When not working, I spend the majority of my time with my 11 year old son ( Dalton ) who is in sixth grade at Roberts. My son plays Basketball, Football, and has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. Together we are in some fantasy football leagues and find us rooting for our players instead of our favorite teams. I cannot express what a pleasure it is to be a Father at a later age. He keeps me young by the day. It is a pleasure sharing some of the important people and things in my life that you can be a part of.


  • Nominations for Board of Directors Candidates were accepted until September 28, 2012– 12 Noon at the CFCC Office.
  • Each Nominated Candidate was contacted and asked to submit a mini-bio by October 5, 2012 – 12 noon.
  • 2012 Nominations Chairperson – Angela Colecchi, Neoshred, 2012 Board Secretary