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Chamber Chatter 5-6-16

By Laura Sparano

The public is invited to the NHCOC Annual Awards Luncheon on Thursday, 11:30 am, May 12 at Spennato’s Ristorante & Pizzeria in Northfield.  Help us recognize our 2016 award winners.  Congratulations to our 2016 Award winners:  Small Business of the Year – Long Tail Knits, and Chamber Star of the Year – Marilyn Knapp, Mary Kay Beauty.  Also on the agenda is the installation of the 2016-2017 NHCOC Board of Directors by Nick Kostandaras, Summit County Council.  Registration is $15 for members ($20 for non-members).  Lunch is included.  Please RSVP by calling 330-467-8956.

The NHCOC Women in Business group is reaching out to help rape victims.  Many people don’t realize that nearly every article of clothing worn by a victim is taken for evidence in the emergency room.  The WiB group is providing a 2 hour Self-Defense/Rape Prevention workshop to raise awareness and funds to purchase new clothes for the victims.  The workshops are scheduled for May 21 at Molon Labe CrossFit (9100 Valley View Rd., Macedonia).  You can choose from the following time slots:  10:00, 12:30 and 3:00.  The cost is $20 per person.  The Self-Defense workshop is provided by Endeavor Defense and Fitness.  You can register at  Type in key words CARING CLOTHES and click on the event.

Interested in membership in the Nordonia Hills Chamber of Commerce?  Need to know about the membership you currently have? Plan to attend “Making the Most of Your Membership” on May 19 at 8:00 am at Chick-fil-A Macedonia.  Board members and current members will be available to answer all your questions.  Great networking AND breakfast.  Stop by to say hello and find out why joining this Chamber is the best business decision you’ll make this year.

Thank you to all the runners, cyclists, walkers and volunteers who made Duathlon 2016 another great race!  Event shirts were provided by Wild Bill Wagner, who also co-chairs this event.  Gift certificates donated by Fleet Feet Northfield were awarded to the top winners. Chick-Fil-A Macedonia, Dominos Sagamore Hills and Panera Bread provided after-race refreshments for racers and volunteers as well.  Goodie bags were donated by South Pointe Hospital.  Thank you also to our sponsors: South Pointe, Ferfolia Funeral Home, Sky Zone Boston Heights, and ComForCare Senior Services.  Race results can be found at  We, as a community of businesses, host this event – as we have since 1996!!!  Thank you all for your support.