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The Twinsburg Chamber of Commerce is organized to promote the interests of its members, strengthen the local economy and advance educational, tourism and community development programs that contribute to making the Greater Twinsburg area a better place to work, visit and live.
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9044 Church Street 
Twinsburg, Ohio 44087
Phone: (330) 963-6249
Fax: (330) 963-6995
Celebrating 200 Years!
The history and heritage of our three communities -Twinsburg, Twinsburg Township, and Reminderville- are connected on a level that makes their separation all but impossible. Visit to learn more about our communities celebration! 
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  Proud Partners of NOACC
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2017 3Chamber Women's Expo
"Explore the Possibilities"

Twinsburg Hilton Garden Inn

Twinsburg, Cuyahoga Falls, Kent, Streetsboro, Fairlawn, Tallmadge, Hudson and Stow Area Chambers of Commerce for "First Friday Networking ON THE GO"!
Great Lakes Honda, Akron 

State of the City Address with Mayor Yates
Twinsburg Hilton Garden Inn

New Member Breakfast 
Maplewood at Twinsburg 
Chamber News
Member Exclusive Benefit! Save Now with the Twinsburg Chambers NEW PartnerSHIP with FedEx!When you enroll in the NOACC Chamber Shipping Program, a FREE Twinsburg Chamber of Commerce member benefit, you save up to 27% on select FedEx services! Click here to learn more!
Congratulation's to Valentino's Bridal & Tailoring on opening their new bridal section! Thank you for allowing the Twinsburg Chamber be apart of your special celebration! For all your tailoring and bridal needs, please visit them at - Tatyana and her staff will take great care of you!
Congratulation's to Coldwell Banker Hunter Realty Twinsburg on your new office renovations. It looks absolutely stunning! Thank you for allowing the Twinsburg Chamber be apart of your special day!
Thank you Tom Lane with Red's Catering and New Adventures Early Learning and Child Development Center for serving on the Twinsburg Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors for 6 years! Thank you for all your hardwork and dedication to our Chamber throughout the years! We wish you nothing but the best!
Thank you to everyone who attended our last TWIN meeting of 2016! Thank you to Judy Caine with Prosperity NEO for her excellent presentation on "Investing Your Way". The group learned about the challenges women face in order to be financially successful and how to overcome these challenges. Thank you to the Twinsburg Public Library for hosting us and Panera Bread for the wonderful breakfast! Thank you to all of our hosts in 2016, we'll see you in 2017!
Thank you to our 2016 Holiday Luncheon Gift Sponsors!
Rotary Club of Twinsburg 
    President's Message  

Happy New Year to all!

Beginning the first newsletter of the year with congratulations again to Dolf Kahle of VMS in Twinsburg for being selected as the 2016 Twinsburg Chamber of Commerce Business Person of the Year during the annual holiday luncheon held at the Twinsburg Hilton Garden.  Thank you to all who braved the weather and were there to support and congratulate Dolf.

During the luncheon, attendees were introduced to the 2017 Twinsburg Chamber Board of Directors. As board president I look forward to working with our existing and new additions to the board in 2017. Thank you for your time and service to the Twinsburg, Twinsburg Township and Reminderville Community.

Allison Chance, Twinsburg Public Library - President 
Judy Caine, Prosperity N.E.O. - 1st Vice President
Michelle Willmott, Visual Marking Systems (VMS)  - 2nd Vice President
Jim Sukys, Habitat for Humanity of Summit County - Treasurer
Andy Schunk, Record Publishing Company/Twinsburg Bulletin - Secretary
Rebecca Clark, Maplewood at Twinsburg - Director*
Angelo Carcioppolo, Western and Southern Life - Director*
Jack Friend, Goodwill Industries of Akron - Director*
Dr. Lori Posk, Twinsburg Cleveland Clinic Family Health & Surgery Center - Director*
Cathy Poznik, Chiari & Syringomyelia Foundation -  Director
Robert Strachan, Strachan Novak Insurance - Director
Scott Tincher, Cardinal Health at Home - Director
*denotes new board member

To better serve our members the board will convene for a strategic planning session in the second week of the new year.  There are several areas of service and service delivery that will be discussed during this important process.  

Also, starting in 2017, our e-newsletter has a new schedule:
2017 E-Newsletter Dates:
January 2017
March 2017
May 2017
September 2017
November 2017

We will now be sending you weekly updates and eblasts to keep you up-to-date on Chamber news and events. 

We look forward to serving you this and in the years to come. May you have a prosperous and healthy New Year.


Allison J. Chance
2017 Board President

2017 Executive Board

Allison Chance - President 
Judy Caine - 1st Vice President
Michelle Willmott - 2nd Vice President
Andrew Schunk - Secretary 
Jim Sukys - Treasurer


2017 Board of Directors

Rebecca Clark - Director 
Angelo V. Carcioppolo - Director
Jack Friend - Director
Dr. Lori Posk - Director 
Cathy Poznik- Director
Robert Strachan - Director
Scott Tincher - Director  


Chamber Staff

Abby Fechter - Executive Director

Paula Gutowski - Executive Assistant 
2017 Twinsburg Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors - Front row left:  Jim Sukys (Treasurer), Habitat for Humanity of Summit County; Allison Chance (President), Twinsburg Public Library; Judy Caine (1st Vice President), Prosperity N.E.O.; Abby Fechter, Twinsburg Chamber Executive Director; Andrew Schunk (Secretary), Record Publishing Co. / Twinsburg Bulletin; (back right): Cathy Poznik, Chiari & Syringomyelia Foundation; Scott Tincher, Cardinal Health at Home; Michelle Willmott (2nd Vice President), Visual Marking Systems (VMS); Rebecca Clark, Maplewood at Twinsburg; Jack Friend, Goodwill Industries of Akron; Dr. Lori Posk, Cleveland Clinic Twinsburg Family Health & Surgery Center; Robert Strachan, Strachan Novak Insurance; Angelo V. Carcioppolo, Western and Southern Life; Paula Gutowski, Twinsburg Chamber Executive Assistant.
Success Plus Member!
Welcome New Members!
Advance America, Twinsburg. (330) 425-2167

a-roi group, LLC, Hudson. (330) 653-8181

CCA Advertising Art & Photography, Twinsburg. (330) 487-5407 

Civista Bank, Mayfield. (440) 869-0114

City of Macedonia, (330) 468-8359

CK Properties Ltd, Twinsburg. (330) 963-0990

Coldwell Banker Schmidt Family of Companies, Twinsburg. (330) 425-4282

Costco Wholesale, Boston Heights. (330) 468-4905

Creative GifBasket Designs, Twinsburg. (330) 348-7604

Crown Hill Cemetery, Twinsburg. (330) 425-8128

DRJ Prep Services, Inc.,Twinsburg. (800) 996-3947

Dunkin' Donuts, Twinsburg. (330) 548-5049

Glenn Shepard Seminars, Nashville. (615) 353-7125

Glenwood Square Senior Apartments, Reminderville.
(330) 357-1913

Great Lakes Honda, Akron. (330) 633-6060

Healing Space, LLC Twinsburg. (866) 270-9977

Howard Hanna, Courtney Gagnon, Twinsburg. (440) 759-0303

Howard Hanna, Laura Lyons, Solon. (330) 998-4762

Howard Hanna, Scott MacWhinnie Jr., Aurora. (216) 906-9974

ICM Distributing Company, Twinsburg. (234) 234-212-3030

Iron-Oak Fitness, Solon. (216) 939-5577

J.T. Eaton & Co., Inc. Twinsburg. (330) 425-7801

Keller Williams Greater Cleveland Southeast, Angela DeFabio, Solon. (440) 488-9458

Laurie's Healing Hands Massage Therapy, Twinsburg. (330) 990-6838

Legacy Place Twinsburg (330) 405-6040

Living with Purpose, Twinsburg. (234)-770-0597

MAGNET, Akron. (216)  832-3775

Model Uniforms, Twinsburg. (216) 727-2117

National DCP, LLC, Twinsburg. (770) 369-8600

Oak & Embers Tavern, Twinsburg/Hudson. (234) 602-1056

One View Communications, Twinsburg. (216)-894-5209

Panda Promotions Inc., Mayfield Heights. (216) 505-7600

Panera Bread/ Covelli Enterprises, Twinsburg. (330) 486-0600 

Pet Valu, Twinsburg. (330) 963-3000

PrimeLending, Stow. (330) 777-2009

ProBake, Inc., Twinsburg. (330) 425-4427

Pure Water Technology, Bedford Heights. (216) 514-0300

REDfish Promotions, Cuyahoga Falls. (440) 263-2556

Rock the House, Oakwood Village. (440) 232-7625

Select Security, Medina. (877) 877-0345 (opt. 6 ext. 5604)

Sam's Club, Oakwood Village. (216) 232-7545

Seth + Sasha Designer and Resale Boutique, Twinsburg.
(440) 973-6370

Sides to Go Cafe, Macedonia. (330) 908-0493

South Suburban Women's Center, Twinsburg. (330) 425-7400

Spice Thai Cuisine, Twinsburg. (330) 963-2727

Signature of Solon Country Club, Solon. (440) 498-3302

Streamline Technology Group, LLC, Twinsburg. (330) 558-1097

Taste of Twinsburg, Twinsburg. 

Technoform Glass Insulation North America Inc., Twinsburg.
(330) 487-6600

TemPersonnel, LLC, Shaker Heights. (216) 472-7000

The Law Office if Dianne M. Curtis, LLC, Twinsburg. (234) 738-4414

Twila's Treasures, Twinsburg. (330) 425-9386

Valentino's Bridal & Tailoring, Twinsburg. (330) 405-7929

ViaOneHope - Meghan Fagalar, Twinsburg. (937) 553-3911

Visimax Technologies, Twinsburg. (330) 405-8330

Weaver Industries, Inc., Akron. (330) 379-3660

Western & Southern Life, Twinsburg. (216) 633-3427

Wrightside Consulting, Twinsburg. (330) 998-6115

WRWP, LLC, Twinsburg. (330) 425-3421

Young Living Essential Oils, Solon. (440) 823-8228

Thank you for joining the Twinsburg Chamber of Commerce! We look forward to serving your business and the community in 2016!
Welcome Back 
Renewing Members!
(December 2016 - 2017)
  • Twinsburg Hilton Garden Inn
  • BFG Federal Credit Union 
  • Samuel Steel Pickling Company
  • Lianda Corporation 
  • Crown Composite Tooling
  • Visual Marking Systems 
  • NMS, Inc.
  • Johnson-Romito Funeral Homes
  • Oliver Printing 
  • Hydrosol System, Inc.
  • DARKO, Inc.
  • R. Andrew Richner Company LPA
  • Jade-Sterling Steel Co., Inc.
  • Dr. Gen Orthodontics
  • Goodwill Industries of Akron
  • Twinsburg Education Association  
  • Twinsburg Public Library 
  • Twinsburg Township 
  • Lou Ritenour Decorators
  • Teresa's Pizza
  • Western Reserve Hospital
  • Floral Innovations
  • All Real Estate Solutions, LLC 
  • Master Pizza Twinsburg 
  • Twinsburg Eye Associates 
  • Compass Computer Group 
  • Walthall CPAs
  • Prosperity N.E.O. 
  • K & R Communications 
  • Fasteners for Retail, Inc.
  • Calteks, LLC
  • Edward Jones, Timothy Edgington 
  • The Atrium at Anna Maria 
  • Maplewood at Twinsburg 
Thank you for your continued support! We look forward to serving your business throughout 2017!
Please visit our website for membership information and our online application
or call the Chamber today at 330-963-6249!
Dolf Kahle of Visual Marking Systems Named 2016 Chamber Business Person of the Year
Nearly 35 years ago, Dolf Kahle had what he describes as “the most incredible opportunity” when, together with his father he purchased a small screen-printing company with one printing press. Over the last three and a half decades, he has grown the business to 20 printing presses and has become more than just a screen printer.

Visual Marking Systems (VMS) has become a print provider that supplies high-quality product identification solutions for equipment manufacturers and public transit authorities, as well as fleet vehicle wraps, nameplates and decals for use on products in industrial, medical, agricultural, retail and consumable applications, just to name a few.

Since 2001, Dolf has served as CEO of VMS, which operates a 50,000 sq. ft. production facility on East Aurora Road in Twinsburg. The company moved to its current location from North Royalton in 1987 and added a second, 8,000 sq. ft. vehicle wrap installation & removal facility across the street, to better serve its growing fleet graphics division. VMS now has capacity for screen, digital, narrow web, wide-format, and latex roll-to-roll printing. Click here to continue reading
IT'S HERE! 2017 3Chamber Women's Expo
"Explore the Possibilities!"
*Booths and Sponsorships NOW AVAILABLE! 
First Friday Networking on the GO! 7 Chambers!
Join Twinsburg, Cuyahoga Falls, Kent, Streetsboro, Tallmadge, Hudson, Fairlawn and Stow Area Chambers of Commerce

"First Friday Networking


THE place to be the first Friday each month! 

A professional business leaders networking reception before work the first Friday of every month. Bring business cards and your 30 second business commercial.  

First Friday of every month! 
8:00am - 9:00am 
Great Lakes Honda
43 Pruitt Blvd
Akron, OH 44310 

FREE! Register Here! 
*Non-member guests may attend 2x before joining
Promote & Save Money with Member Premium Programs
The Aurora, Beachwood, Chagrin Valley, Hudson, Solon and Twinsburg Chambers of Commerce are excited to announce the partnership with Western Reserve Safety Council

The Aurora, Beachwood, Chagrin Valley, Hudson, Solon and Twinsburg Chambers of Commerce are excited to announce the creation of the Western Reserve Safety Council (WRSC). The Chambers of Commerce will partner on this new chamber program in conjunction with the Ohio Bureau of Workers ‘Compensation. The WRSC will be the 80th Safety Council in the State of Ohio. Click here for more information!

       Members in the News


Crain's Cleveland Business showcases the great work Red's Catering / Innovation Foods is doing to provide meals to schools and daycares in the Twinsburg/Cleveland area. Read story here!

Congratulations to Marvin Maffett with Great Lakes Honda on being named Great Lakes Honda 2016 Employee of the Year! 

Congratulation's to Our Community Hunger Center on achieving a new record in the month of November for helping a record 1,814 individuals consisting of 696 families, 448 seniors and 491 children. Great job!

Congratulations to the Studio Wish Salon Team on WINNING the Salon Today 200 for the 9th Year!
                 New Resident Packets
The Twinsburg Chamber of Commerce needs your help!  The Chamber will be supplying new resident's with "welcome bags" to people and families moving into the Twinsburg area. 

The goal is to welcome them with information, points of interest, local service offerings, and entertainment spots for the surrounding area. If any business would like to participate with marketing materials or potentially coupons, please contact the Twinsburg Chamber at 330-963-6249 or email Abby Fechter at                                                                               for more details! 
Are you or someone you know looking for a job? Are you an employer who is looking to hire? Look no further! Visit the Twinsburg Chamber's Job Board for updated full-time, part-time and internship opportunities! 

If you are a member of the Twinsburg Chamber and your company is hiring, log-in to your Chamber account and follow the steps and we will post your listing for free! We are always accepting items to add in!

Member Events Calendar

Do you have an event you would like to share? Log into your Chamber account and post it on our website at under "Member Events"! And the best's FREE! 

Click here to see current member events!

Habit Changers: 81 Game-Changing Mantras to Mindfully Realize Your Goals
by M.J. Ryan

What would you like to change in your life? Be more focused at work? Communicate more effectively? Find work-life balance? Make smarter decisions? Be more patient with your team or family? Have greater self-confidence? Less stress? Just . . . be happier? 

Our biggest obstacles to change are the habits we engage in that have a profound impact on our behavior and shape everything from how we respond to challenges to how we engage with others. 

In Habit Changers, M.J. Ryan shares the secret weapon that has helped others rewire their mental habits for the better called Lojong or “Slogan practice. In this Buddhist mind training process, users recite one-line habit changing aphorisms until they have reprogramed their brain’s automatic responses.  Throughout the book, Ryan explains how to use specific Habit Changers that have the most profound and lasting results. They include:

*You can’t say yes if you can’t say no
 *Don’t push buttons that don’t need to be
*Handshake your fear
*Stand where you’d rather not
*Remember your highest intention
*Outsource your worry 
*Reach for the better thought
It is possible to improve your focus, manage better under pressure, enhance your emotional intelligence, become more effective leaders, and more. Habit Changers will help you take control of your destiny and more easily achieve the success and happiness you desire.

Summary provided by Lori Holmes, Adult Services Librarian, Twinsburg Public Library
Even with all the Health Care Reform Changes you can still get a discount through your Chamber.

As a Chamber Member with 2-50 employees, you can get a discount on any health plan from Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield — including industry-leading HSAs, HRAs and HIAs.*

Despite the ongoing changes and confusion surrounding health care reform, your chamber continues to offer employer insurance options with a 1.4% discount exclusively for chamber members!

Call your insurance broker, your chamber or NOACC at 1-866-466-4622 or go to for more information. To request a free quote go to

*Discount only applies to Chamber members who do not already have Anthem insurance.
Click here for more details NOACC Chamber Anthem Flyer 2014 Pg 1Page 2 
This information is brought to you through collaboration between your chamber, NOACC and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield.

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is the trade name of Community Insurance Company. An independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. ® Anthem is a registered trademark. The Blue Cross and Blue Shield names and symbols are the registered marks of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.
Reduce Your Energy Usage and Your Operating Expenses
COSE has teamed with FirstEnergy’s Ohio Utilities to provide member businesses with an exclusive energy savings opportunity. The first step is a comprehensive assessment of how your facility uses power; gas, electric, even steam. The best part? There’s no out of pocket expense! Read what Craig Wallace, CEO of PACE Engineering, Inc., learned from his energy audit with the COSE Energy Advisors.
"Every firm looks to lower their operating costs.  Pace Engineering took advantage of the energy audit that COSE offered.  Energy accounts for 4% of our costs from process gas and electricity used in our manufacturing to general uses heat and lighting. Most people view energy costs as fixed.  The energy audit identified a number of projects that when implemented will reduce our energy costs more than 9%.   We were surprised because five years ago, we spent more than $250,000 on energy efficiency projects.  From the COSE audit, we learned where our energy is consumed and have uncovered even more savings than were identified in the audit." - Craig Wallace, CEO PACE Engineering, Inc.
Interested in saving money through the Chamber's Worker's Compensation Discount Savings Program?

To request a free, no obligation analysis of your best savings options please take a moment and contact CareWorks Consultants Program Manager, Bob Nicoll at (800) 837-3200 ext. 8595 or                                                         email at

Group-Rating Safety Accountability Letter 2016-2017

BWC’s FY-CY17 Guidelines for Group-Rating Training

  • January 3, 2017 - next premium installment due date.
  • January 22, 2017 – last date to receive AC-3’s for Group Retro
  • January 24, 2017 - enrollment deadline for Group Retrospective Rating programs.
  • January 25, 2017 – deadline to CareWorksComp to receive enrollment applications for Group Retrospective Rating
  • January 31, 2017
    • Deductible Program application deadline to begin on 7/1/17.
    • Individual Retro rating application deadline to begin on 7/1/17.
    • One Claim Program application deadline to begin on 7/1/17. 
Both you and the Twinsburg Chamber of Commerce can benefit directly from YOUR involvement!

The Chamber is a strong, leading organization due to the commitment of its involved members. Members are the key component in the direction the Chamber takes the programs it hosts and the issues it becomes involved in. We’re looking for partners to help us promote Chamber news and events.
 “What can I do?” you ask? It’s simple and easy.
  1. Sign up to become a Chamber Promo Partner by subscribing to our Promo Partner Email List. In this form you can choose to either receive an electronic copy of our flyers, or pick one up at the Chamber office or at Chamber events.
  2. Post flyers at your business for customers and employees to see.
  3. Promote the event at your business with customers.
  4. Get a group of co-workers together to attend Chamber events.
  5. Post or share the event on your social media pages.
  6. We’ll notify you when a new flyer is available to post.
It’s that simple!
Help make your Chamber even better by helping to extend our reach into the community; to help promote membership and increase event attendance. Your business is the best place in our community for people to learn about the Chamber, so please consider posting a flyer today!
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