A WORD FROM THE PRESIDENT….
On behalf of the Board of Directors, I am pleased to report that our Chamber of Commerce has donated a portion of the proceeds from the Big Creek Run to various great organizations. Based on the success of this annual event, the following organizations have received a donation from the Chamber: Junior Achievement of Greater Cleveland, Middleburg Heights Food Pantry, SCAN Hunger Center, Special Olympics, Pleasant Hills Methodist Church Boy Scout Troop 636, Adaptive Sports for Kids (A.S.K.) and USO of Northern Ohio. Thank you again for your continued support of the Big Creek Run, Chamber of Commerce and the other organizations we are able to assist.
The September monthly meeting was held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Michael Sheppard, Superintendent of the Berea City School District was the guest speaker and he provided his annual update on the Berea City School District. Thank you to Michael and his staff for an informative presentation regarding the school district. We also welcomed the following new members at the meeting with a presentation of new membership plaques: Eric Smearman, Partner atSmith, Marshall, LLP, Thom Sivo from Sivo Photography and Jason Baboryk from Costco in Strongsville. The Chamber is looking forward to our new partnerships with these members.
The next two events will be joint meetings other Chambers. The October meeting will be held on October 13th at Bass Pro-Karting. The guest speaker will be John Wilton from the Bureau of Workers Compensation. The November meeting will be held on November 10th at the Middleburg Heights Community Center where we will welcome Daniel Lewis, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at MetroHealth. Both of these meetings should be very informative.
The Chamber office will be posting an event calendar for 2017 in the next few weeks. This calendar will be available on the Chamber website at www.middleburgheightschamber.com. There will also be advertising and sponsorship opportunities available for 2017. If you or your company are interested in advertising or being a sponsor, please visit our website or contact Cindy at the Chamber office.
John Grech, President