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

Annual Chamber Holiday Luncheon and Business Person of the Year
Twinsburg Hilton Garden Inn

*Save the Date, 1/28/2016
4th Annual 3Chamber Women's Expo
Twinsburg Hilton Garden Inn
Chamber News
Thank you to everyone who attended our joint Twinsburg Women In Networking and Solon Women In Business luncheon! A special thank you to our guest speaker, Jeannie Underwood-Kotner Regional VP of Invesco Funds! The interactive workshop helped out attendees map out their "prosperity picture". Also, a special thank you to Rowena Yeager and Studio Wish Salon for sponsoring the luncheon today! Thank you to Blue Canyon Kitchen and Tavern for hosting us and your delicious food and excellent service! View photo album here!
Thank you to everyone who attended our “First Friday Networking ON THE GO!”  Thank you to the Tallmadge, Cuyahoga Falls, Kent and Hudson Area Chambers of Commerce for collaborating on this wonderful event with us! Also thank you to Great Lakes Honda, Akron for hosting us! We will see you all for our next one on Friday, December 4 – same place and time! *Last one of the year, don't miss out! 
We are so proud to be a part of this wonderful event! The holidays have officially kicked off in Twinsburg, Township and Reminderville! Thank you to everyone who came out on Saturday and helped us ‪#LightUpTwinsburg‬! Make sure to visit the beautiful tree in the Twinsburg Township Square through the month of December and check out its light and music show every top of the hour! Happy Holidays! Click here to view more pictures from the event!
New Location! 11767 Timber Point Trail, Mantua, OH 44255
President's Message
As I sit to write my last message to our Chamber of Commerce, I am reminded of all of the hard work and contributions which have been made by our Board of Directors and Membership.  We have made tremendous progress and have established ourselves for a successful future.
In November, we made our final payment, to bring the Twinsburg Area Chamber of Commerce out of substantial debt which we had incurred several years ago.  The groundwork is complete, and the future appears to be bright.  We have updated our By-Laws and created a scholarship program for the Twinsburg City Schools, which will be in effect beginning this Spring.

Our Board of Directors is a dedicated group of individual volunteers, who have stepped up to meet and exceed every challenge during my 2-year tenure.  I am proud of the work that has been done and the resulting successes we have experienced.  I feel confident that this will not only continue, but will make our Chamber an even better organization.

A special "Thank You" goes out to our business owners who have contributed financial and other assistance, which has been a big part of our progress.  Members have donated time, food and other products, services, luncheon sponsorships and moral support.  

At the same time, we have become committed to listen to our members, and offer programs that are meaningful and relevant to them.  We continue to seek input on the direction we should proceed, in order to provide valuable programs and services to our Chamber.

Meanwhile, as we look forward to a busy December, we have some important reminders for your calendar:   December 4 - Join us for "First Friday Networking ON THE GO"! A professional business leaders networking reception before work the first Friday of every month. Bring business cards and your 30 second business commercial. Great Lakes Honda, 43 Pruitt Blvd, Akron  44310, from 8-9 am. This is open to all, but you must register in advance.  Register here!

December 17 - Our most popular luncheon of the year, our Annual Holiday Luncheon and Business Person of the Year Award will be held Thursday, December 17 at the Hilton Garden Inn, from 11:30 - 1:15pm.  Registration is required!  Please register at by Friday, December 11.

Save the Date: 
Thursday, January 28, 2016, 4:00 - 7:00pm at the Twinsburg Hilton Garden Inn 
2016 3Chamber Women's Expo, New Year, New You"!   Sponsor and booth registrations are NOW OPEN! 

I am proud to announce our 2016 Executive Board of Directors:

President - Allison Chance, Twinsburg Public Library 
1st Vice President - Judy Caine, Prosperity N.E.O.
2nd Vice President - Michelle Willmott, TPC Wire & Cable 
Treasurer - Jim Sukys, Habitat for Humanity of Summit County 
Secretary - Andrew Schunk, Twinsburg Bulletin 
Past President - Gary Sorace, Ohio Classic Awards 

Also, WELCOME to our new Board Members:
Cathy Poznik;  Chiari & Syringomyelia Foundation, Scott Swan;  Kent State Regional Academic Center and Eli Auerbach;  EPCO

Thank you to our departing Board Members:
Diane Barben; The Campus of Anna Maria 
Thomas Stanton; Chase Bank 

Thank you all for the opportunity to serve,

Gary Sorace, 
2015 Board President 

2015 Executive Board

Gary Sorace - President 
Kevin Gehrt - 1st Vice President
Judy Caine - 2nd Vice President
Andrew Schunk - Secretary 
Allison Chance - Treasurer


2015 Board of Directors

Diane Barben - Director 
Tara Krol - Director 
Thomas Lane - Director
Judy Lanier - Director 
Thomas Stanton - Director
Robert Strachan - Director
Jim Sukys - Director
Scott Tincher - Director  
Michelle Willmott - Director
Deborah Zaebst - Director 

Chamber Staff

Abby Fechter - Executive Director

Paula Gutowski - Administrative Assistant 
2015 Twinsburg Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Front row, left to right: Judith Caine, Prosperity N.E.O;  Abby Fechter, Twinsburg Chamber; Allison Chance, Twinsburg Public Library; Second row, Gary Sorace, Ohio Classic Awards; Paula Gutowski, Twinsburg Chamber; Diane Barben, Atrium at Anna Maria; Kevin Gehrt, Cardinal Health at Home; Third row, Andrew Schunk, Twinsburg Bulletin; Tara Krol, Managed Care Consultants; Judy Lanier, Goodwill Industries of Akron; Michelle Willmott, Felber PR & Marketing; Deborah Zaebst, NMS Accountants; Back row, Thomas Lane, Red’s Catering & New Adventures  Learning Center;  Jim Sukys, Habitat For Humanity of Summit County; Scott Tincher, Cardinal Health at Home; Robert Strachan, Strachan Novak Insurance; Thomas Stanton, Chase Bank. Photo Courtesy, Mark Gutowski
Welcome New Members!
Essco, Twinsburg. (216) 925-5916

Great Lakes Hyundai, Streetsboro. (330) 422-1212

Hope Family Counseling, Twinsburg. (440) 487-6793

Twinsburg Vocal Music Boosters, Twinsburg. (330) 606-8249

Thank you for joining the Twinsburg Chamber of Commerce! We look forward to serving your business and the community in 2015!
Welcome Back 
Renewing Members!
(November 2015)
  • Integrity Staffing Services
  • Master Pizza, Twinsburg
  • Ohio Industrial Sales, Inc.
  • .Habitat for Humanity of Summit County
  • Discover Hearing Solutions
  • Mirka Abrasives, Inc.
  • 216digital, Inc.
  • Corporate Technologies Group
  • Twinsburg Comfort Suites
  • Taylor Dental 
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Katie's Cheesecakes Etc.
  • Careworks Comp
  • Rotary Club of Twinsburg
  • Cardinal Health at Home
  • Snap Fitness, Twinsburg 
  • Richter Healthcare Consultants 
  • NMS, Inc.
  • Hilton Garden Inn Twinsburg
  • Saw Systems, Inc.
  • Oliver Printing 
Thank you for your continued support! We look forward to serving your business throughout 2015!
Please visit our website for membership information and our online application
or call the Chamber today at 330-963-6249!
Registration Deadline: Friday, December 11, 2015

Register Here

We will be collecting non-perishable food items for a donation to our local food bank, Our Community Hunger Center. For each non-perishable item donated, you will receive one (1) ticket for our Gift Raffle! 

Would your company like to to donate a gift for our Annual Holiday Luncheon Gift Raffle? 
Each company who donates a gift ($50 value) will get to pull the winning ticket and give a 30 second pitch on your company or organization!  If you would like to donate a gift, please contact our Chamber Director, Abby Fechter at
or call 330-963-6249 before December 14.

Booth & Sponsorship Options
Blue Canyon Kitchen & Tavern  OPEN for lunch the
Month of December!
It's the most wonderful time of the year! For the month of December, Blue Canyon Kitchen & Tavern will be open for lunch starting December 1-22, Monday-Friday, open at 11:30a.m. View lunch menu
Join Twinsburg, Tallmadge, Cuyahoga Falls, Hudson and Kent Area Chambers of Commerce for 
"First Friday Networking

Last one of the year! Don't miss out! 

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

Friday, December 4
8:00am - 9:00am 

Great Lakes Honda
43 Pruitt Blvd
Akron, OH 44310 

FREE! Register Here! 
*Non-member guests may attend 2x before joining
Twinsburg Chamber Members receive a FREE business directory listing! 

*(Membership dues must be up-to-date in order to receive the free membership business directory listing. Deadline is Friday, December 4)
Twinsburg Chamber Launches NEW Benefit For Members! Call A Doctor Plus is NOW Available to YOU! 
We are excited to offer all members a new benefit designed to help businesses of all sizes provide improved healthcare options to their employees! Telemedicine  is a proven opportunity for you and your employees to obtain convenient professional healthcare, save on personal health costs and increase productivity in the work place. Read more here! 

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!
                 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! 

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!


These Chamber Members support the Chamber Mission at a premiere level, allowing us to work harder for you and your business. Learn more about these companies by clicking on their logos.

Your business can be featured here every month too - all it takes is an upgrade to a Success Plus Membership! Please contact the Chamber to learn more and to get started.

"Steal the Show: From Speeches to Job Interviews to Deal-Closing Pitches, How to Guarantee a Standing Ovation for All the Performances in Your Life" by Michael Port 

Every day there are moments when you must persuade, inform, and motivate others effectively. Each of these moments is a performance, whether you’re speaking up in a meeting, pitching a client, or walking into a job interview.  In Steal the Show, author Michael Port, shows readers how to make the most of every presentation and interaction by incorporating acting techniques to connect with, inspire and persuade any audience.  This book will teach you how to overcome stage fright, master the elements of writing and storytelling, imagine and step into new roles without feeling phony, master the components of effective rehearsal, use the secret of improvisation when things go wrong and many other key acting methods.  If you want to improve your communication skills or take your motivational abilities to the next level, you should read this book and become a more confident leader and speaker.

This title is available in print by browsing the Twinsburg Public Library catalog via  

Summary provided by Lori Holmes, Adult Services Librarian, Twinsburg Public Library

Members in the News

Wild Republic, an international toy company in Twinsburg, is teaming up with Project Night Night to make bedtime a little more comfortable for children in shelters. Read story here!

Huntington Bank reports record small business administration leading in 2015 making it the Nation's second largest SBA lender! Read story here!

Richter HealthCare Consultants welcomes Jennifer Sumner to their team! Read story here!

Twinsburg School District Aces State Assessments. Read story here! 
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.
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

Prospective Premium Payment Transition Calendar of Events for 2015-2016

Prospective Billing as of July 1, 2015

Group-Rating Safety Accountability Letter 2015-2016

*Important DEADLINES:
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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