Business Advisory Board

Board Director, Tim Noe

Tim Noe, CLU, ChFC, has 23 years of experience assisting businesses with their investment and life insurance planning. Whether you’re just starting your business, or have been around for a while, I can help you realize your business potential.

You can reach me by phone at (440) 842-7750 or by email at

Contact Information:

(440) 842-7750

Banker Advisor, Alin Catrina

Alin Catrina has been in banking since 2005 when he graduated college from Cleveland State University. His entire banking career has been with Dollar Bank. Since 2009, he has worked at the Southland Branch in Middleburg Heights. Currently he is the Branch Officer at that location. Alin has been a Chamber Board member since 2014, and served as Vice President in 2017 and 2018. He also served as President in 2019 and 2020. Whether it’s questions about loans, deposits, credit, retirement, personal or business banking, Alin can provide straight forward answers. If you are ever in the Southland area be sure to stop by to say hello.

Contact Information:

(440) 842-1300

Business Development, Claudia Motiu

Claudia Motiu, Tri-C

Ms. Claudia Motiu serves as the Director for the Employer Outreach in the Career Center at Cuyahoga Community College. She is a Board member for the Middleburg Heights Chamber of Commerce. In her roles, she

engages with employers to connect students with employers during career related events at Cuyahoga Community College. She also volunteers with the Middleburg Heights Food Pantry, enjoys the Metroparks, pets and travel.

Contact Information:

(216) 987-2893

Commercial Real Estate, Andrew Barr

Claudia Motiu, Tri-C

Andrew Barr, CCIM helps businesses find space to occupy. He manages the leasing for 225,000 SF of commercial space in Middleburg Heights, and is well versed in all available spaces. If your business is growing and needs more space, or needs to right-size, consider reaching out to him. He can be reached at

Contact Information:

(440) 484-2200

Business Development, Kim Harris

Carol Herman, DK Sports

Kim Harris is the Community Engagement Manager at Pathway Caring for Children. She handles public relations, fundraising and corporate donations in their Brook Park office. Prior to Pathway, she spent 16 years in corporate sales while also volunteering much of her time to Strongsville Football League. Today she is a True2U mentor for 8th grade students at Cleveland Public Schools and is also part of Strongsville Rotary. Kim has 30 years in direct outside sales with expertise in sales, sales management, analyzing sales data and building out sales training programs and compensation plans.

Contact Information:

(216) 267-7070

Health Insurance, Shelley Chornak

Carol Herman, DK Sports

Shelley Chornak is the owner and President of Sage Partners. Sage Partners is an independent insurance broker representing all the carriers in our market.

Shelley and her team have assisted business owner clients with the design and implementation of employee benefit plans.  We also help individual and families with their health insurance needs using on or off-exchange products.  We work closely with seniors (age 65 and older) to help them select the best Senior product (Medicare Supplements, Advantage Plans and Prescription Drug Plans) for their needs.

Contact Information:

(216) 523-5956

Financial Advisor, John Grech

John Grech is a Financial Advisor with Edward Jones Investments. He established the Middleburg Heights branch office of Edward Jones in 2009 and was named a Limited Partner with the firm in 2015. John specializes in serving individual investors and small business owners with their financial needs. He provides highly personalized service which helps him better understand and meet his clients’ unique financial goals. John has been a Board member for the Middleburg Heights Chamber of Commerce since 2010, previously serving as President in 2015 and 2016. He is also on the Board of Directors for The MetroHealth Foundation.

Contact Information:

(440) 887-1024

Business & Residential Insurance, Dan Sage

Dan Sage is the president and co-owner of Machor Sage Insurance Agency. As a business owner, you are faced with many decisions when it comes to protecting your assets. Those decisions will change over time as your business grows. With over 20 years of experience in the insurance business, Dan will explain the options available and work with you to develop the proper risk management plan for your business.

Contact Information:

(440) 826-0404

Legal Advisor, Phil Henry

Phillip Henry is the co-owner and president of Phillips & Mille Co., L.P.A. Phil has assisted numerous clients with properly setting up corporations and limited liability companies to protect the client’s personal assets. Phil can prepare the required filings for the Secretary of State as well as the documents needed to properly operate the business. Phil can also assist with the operation of the businesses and prepare or review documents and contracts such as asset purchase agreements, lease agreements, real estate purchase agreements, deeds, options, mortgages and notes. Phil also has significant experience in assisting businesses involved in litigation.

Contact Information:

(440) 243-2800

CPA & Payroll, Tim Cooper

Certified by the Ohio Accountancy Board in June 1995.

Maintained my CPA status since being certified in 1995 by meeting all continuing education requirements and passing all “Peer Reviews”

Managed an accounting department of a 100+ employee firm.

Became a Certified Quick Books Advisor in 2009

Worked in all phases of accounting including payroll taxes, corporate, partnership, and individual tax returns, preparing financial statements, QuickBooks set-up and other business financial consulting. My goal is to provide quality and pertinent financial and tax expertise to my clients so they can thrive.

Specialties: Tax, financial and consulting services to Physicians and physician groups, small businesses and individuals. Consulting for QuickBooks set-up and maintenance.

Contact Information:

(440) 884-1388

Senior Advisor, Charles Bichara

Charles Bichara, City of Middleburg Heights

Charles Bichara has over twenty years of experience in municipal government, and has been employed with the City of Middleburg Heights since the year 2000.
In 2006, Charles was appointed to be the first Director of Economic Development for the City of Middleburg Heights. His experience in the areas of economic and community development date back to 1992 when he helped establish the Enterprise Zone Program for the City of South Euclid, Ohio where he served as Enterprise Zone Manager and Community Development Coordinator from 1993 to 2003. In recent years, he has served as a consultant to several other Ohio communities by assisting in the administration of various Federal, State, and County community and economic development programs.
Charles has also served as a member of the Governor’s Economic Development Advisory Board, and is currently a member of the Berea City Schools Business Advisory Council, and the Ohio Economic Development Association. In addition, Charles serves on the Board of Directors for the Middleburg Heights Chamber of Commerce and is a founding member of the Middleburg Heights City Club.
Charles is also a State of Ohio certified Residential Building Inspector and maintains specialty inspector certifications in the area of concrete construction and property maintenance.
A native Clevelander, Charles received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Cleveland State University and is proud to be a resident of the fine City of Middleburg Heights.

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