25 Nov Congratulations – 2015 Board Members Elected by the Cuyahoga Falls Chamber Membership
Congratulations – 2015 Board Members Elected by the Cuyahoga Falls Chamber Membership
The 2015 Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce Board Member slate with Board Member Candidates was presented to the Chamber of Commerce membership for a final vote at the November 19, 2014 Luncheon/2014 Annual Meeting at Silver Lake Country Club. There were 4 open Board Member seats and we received 6 nominated candidates for 2015.
- Nominations for Board of Directors Candidates were accepted until September 24, 2014– 12 Noon at the CFCC Office.
- Each Nominated Candidate was contacted and asked to submit a mini-bio by October 3, 2014 – 12 noon.
- 2015 Nominations Chairperson – Jim Pecchio, Probe Technologies LTD, 2014 Board Secretary
The following Chamber Members were recently elected (for 3 year terms beginning in 2015) by the general membership to serve on the Chamber Board.
Re-Elected Board Members – 3 year term/2015 – 2017
Angela Colecchi – Neoshred
Angela Colecchi has been the Marketing Coordinator at Neoshred for 5 years now. She is responsible for establishing and maintaining relationships with businesses in the area. She is also responsible for the newsletters, brochures, attending special events and trade shows, and all of Neoshred’s Social Media. Angela earned her Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in Business & Organizational Communication and Public Relations in 2009. She has served on the North Akron Chamber of Commerce board and on the Board of Directors for Cuyahoga Falls for two years as the Secretary and First Vice President. Not only has she been on the board but she has participated in many committees such as; The Golf Outing, The Holiday Party, The Membership Committee, and Rockin on The River. In her free time she loves to spend time with her husband and son, participate in marathons as well as zumba. She wants to thank you for your votes and good luck to the other candidates.
Keith Viers – Ohio Savings Bank
I have been the Branch Manager for Ohio Savings Bank’s Cuyahoga Falls Branch since January 2010. One of the first things I did was to approach the Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce and have Ohio Savings become a member. I became very active as a member of the Chamber and served on several committees and provided sponsorships for several events during my first year. In 2012, I was elected to the Chamber’s Board of Directors. I served as Co-Chairperson of several committees and volunteered for several other activities and events as well. In 2013, I was elected to the Executive Board as First Vice President. Currently, I serve as the President of the Board of Directors during the 2014 term. I am very proud to have been elected to this position and have done my best to represent our Chamber within the community. I have strived to make sure that our Chamber works closely with both our local government and school systems for the betterment of Cuyahoga Falls. To help accomplish this, I serve on the Cuyahoga Falls School District’s Business Advisory Council and provide financial literacy sessions to Price Elementary School. I also regularly attend City Council Meetings in order to keep up to date regarding events that impact our business community and to help keep the lines of communication open with our city officials. In addition to these activities, I have also has served the past three years as a volunteer Account Executive for the United Way of Summit County, helping to establish relationships for that organization with local business and community leaders in establishing annual fund raising campaigns. I was born and raised in Cuyahoga Falls, graduating from Cuyahoga Falls High School in 1988. I attended The University of Akron and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. I am also a member of Mu Kappa Tau, the National Marketing Honor Society. I currently live in Stow with my wife and two daughters. I am an active member at Holy Family Catholic Church and serve the church in the capacity as both an Usher and Eucharistic Minister.
Newly Elected Board Members – 3 year term/ 2015 – 2017
Christine Petroff – Peoples Bank
Christine Petroff is currently a Branch Manager at the State Road, Cuyahoga Falls location of Peoples Bank. Christine has had a successful career in banking spanning 25 years. Throughout her career, Christine has built a reputation for providing outstanding, personalized customer service to area business owners and consumers. She effectively builds loyalty and long-term relationships with clients, colleagues, and networking associates which has allowed her to become a trusted advisor to them. Christine’s philosophy is to build relationships, not just perform a one-time transaction. She embraces the core values of integrity, fairness, and fun in her business and personal life. Creative and innovative, Christine has created, developed, and implemented programs to expand her customer base, train employees, generate excitement, and exceed organizational goals. In addition to holding retail management positions in banking, she has held positions in mortgage lending, business development, training, and human resources. Christine is deeply committed to the local community. She is a founding member of The Bloom Society, a grass roots philanthropic organization which started in Akron, Ohio. The Bloom Society is made up of several small groups of friends who are committed to financially assisting organizations and/or individuals in need. Christine’s chapter of the Bloom Society has been contributing to local organizations and individuals since 2011. Christine has been involved and volunteered with the Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce, the Stow-Munroe Falls Chamber of Commerce, the KNOW, Women 2 Women, the Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce, and Connecting Hearts Ministry which serves needs in Guatemala. A life-long resident of the Cuyahoga Falls area, Christine resides in Silver Lake, Ohio with her 12 year old daughter Isabella and their two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. In her spare time, Christine enjoys volunteering at her daughter’s school, reading, hiking, Jazzercise, and spending time with friends and family.
Jim Stein – Minnesota Title Co.
James “Moses” Stein has been associated with Minnesota Title for over 40 years. Starting out as the janitor while attending the University of Akron, Jim rose through the ranks and became a partner in 1984. Having bought out and/or outlasted all other partners, he is the sole surviving owner. Jim has been active in various service and professional organizations throughout his career, including the local, state and national land title associations, Akron Host Lions Club, Youth Motivation Task Force and others. Additional interests include golf, playing drums and acting. Jim is a member of the Screen Actors Guild and has appeared professionally as a biker, hippie and homeless person. Jim is enthusiastic about his membership in CF Chamber of Commerce, and enjoys his Tuesday home base and other Goldmine group.