Greater Medina Chamber

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CHAMBER BRINGS "YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR ACADEMY" TO MEDINA CITY SCHOOLS

 

    
The Chamber is proud to announce that our Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) has partnered with the Medina City Schools.  This is a groundbreaking program that takes students in grades 9-12 through the process of starting and running real businesses over the course of a full academic year. Students do not need to have a business idea, or any business experience, but have to be motivated, excited, and have the desire to "shake things up."
 
     Over the course of the year, students take all the real and necessary steps to launching an enterprise. Brainstorming ideas, preparing a business plan for their enterprises, pitching their business ideas to real investors at the YEA! Investor Panel presentation, developing marketing materials and preparing to sell their products and/or services to customers at the trade show and elsewhere. As with all entrepreneurs, they learn that new business or non-profit creation requires determination, courage, and motivation. 

     These lessons take on various forms, and are not limited to classroom lecture. Students work with attorneys, insurers, tax professionals, designers, printers and suppliers. They listen to guest speakers, shadow mentors in the community, and take exciting field trips to reinforce principles and witness...

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     The Young Entrepreneurs Academy, or YEA!, is an innovative program that guides students through the process of starting their own real business, is excited to announce plans for the program to be introduced in the Medina High School, in the Fall of 2011.  

     YEA! is a groundbreaking program that takes students between the ages of 14 and 18 through the process of launching a real business or social movement over the course of an academic year . By the end of the class, students own and operate fully-formed and functioning businesses, which may be carried on after their graduation from the program. YEA! aims at teaching students at an early age how to make a job, not just take a job. YEA! is the only pre-college program developed by an entrepreneur, at a university, with support from a major entrepreneurial foundation, the Kauffman Foundation and the United States Chamber of Commerce.   

     "We are excited about the expansion and specifically chose the Medina City Schools because of its reputation for academic excellence," said Gayle Jagel, the CEO and founder of the Young Entrepreneurs Academy. Jagel developed the YEA! program in 2004, while serving as the Director of the Office of Special Programs at the   

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GREATER MEDINA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

 

8/4/11

Safety Seminar

 "Safely Handling Compressed Gas"

A.I. Root Meeting Room

9:00am to 11:00am

 

8/8/11

Annual Golf Outing

Weymouth Country Club

10:00am Shot-gun start

 4:00pm Dinner

 

8/16/11

Medina County Safety Council

Weymouth Country club

11:30am to 1:00pm

 

8/17/11

Networking WOW!

Fox Meadows Country Club 

7:30am to 9:00am

8/17/11

 Young Professionals Social

  Cana Wine & Martini Bar, Medina

5:30pm to 7:30pm

 

8/30/11

Business After Business

Asian Martial Arts

3880 Pearl Rd, Medina

5:00pm to 7:00pm

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July 12, 2011

Volume 37, Issue 8

 

August 2011 Edition

Greater Medina Chamber of Commerce

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Calendar of Events
2011 Board of Directors
New Members
Morning of Golf Outing
Member News

2011 Board of Directors  

Dave Mueller, BPR/Rico Equipment, Inc., Chairman of the Board

Valerie Rapp, Homestead Insurance, Chair-Elect

Keith Hughes, Dyer, Hughes, Roche & Wilson, Secretary/Treasurer

Mike Baach, Philpott Rubber Company, Past Chair

Chad Wilson, Chad Allan Technology, Vice Chair, Business Advocacy

Brian Harr, Western Reserve Bank, Vice Chair, Economic Development

Michael B. Miller, FirstMerit Bank, Vice Chair, Member Services 

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 Jani Davis, Westfield Insurance

Amy Demlow, Critchfield, Critchfield & Johnston

Dr. Tim Earley, Medina Vision & Laser Centre

George Hudnutt, The Medina Gazette

Delmar Jones, Jonesy's Classic Cleaners

Coleen Morlock, VCS Salon & Spa

Bob Thompson, Town & Country Co-Op

Mark Williams, Williams On The Lake

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Ex-officio Members  

Jim Bigam, Medina Hospital

 

Jim Conrad, Conrad & Dowdell Productions

 

Jim Gerspacher, Gerspacher Real Estate Group

 

Bert Humpal, Dyer, Hughes, Roche & Wilson

 

Ray Seaman, Seaman Financial Services

 

Don Simmons, Simmons Brothers Construction

New Members

(as of 7/29/11)

 

BIZZIBIZ
 
7184 Neff Road
Valley City, OH 44280
330-416-5321
Chuck Kastor & Brett Kastor
www.bizzibiz.com/ckastor
We are a digital marketing company that brings more customers to our clients. We have no contracts and we offer once a month ROI meetings to justify our existence.

 

FAST-TEKS ON-SITE COMPUTER SERVICES
1128 W. Pleasant Valley Road #229
Parma, OH 44134
330-239-8989
Eric Hendrickson
www.fastteks.com/akrcleve
Premier on-site computer solution specialists who service both residential & small business clients in Cuyahoga, Medina & Summit counties.

 

KIM'S COLLEGE OF MARTIAL ARTS
400 S. Court St.
Medina, OH 44256
330-723-7949
Paul Kim & Erica Fabian
www.kimscollegeofmartialarts.com
Professional Martial Arts

 

MEDINA CITY SCHOOLS FOUNDATION
P. O. Box 1035
Medina, OH 44258
330-636-3122
Kim Wilson
www.medinacityschoolsfoundation.org Organization Medina City Schools Foundation supports & enhances the learning opportunities available to the students of the Medina community.

 

NEOPOLITAN DESIGNS
620 E. Smith Road #W20
Medina, OH 44256
440-823-0399
Mike Rezac
www.embroidme-strongsville.com
Screen Printing, embroidery & promotional products

 

RAPID MARKETPLACE
780 E. Smith Road
Medina, OH 44256
330-721-1792
Chad Wilson, Greg Wolny & Eric Gogolek
www.rapidmarketplace.com
Complete ecommerce solution including internet marketing tools such as broadcast email & social media integration.

 

SATTLER COMPANIES
1455 Wolf Creek Trail
P. O. Box 306
Sharon Center, OH 44274
330-239-2552
Rob Reho & Dave Sattler
www.sattlercompanies.com
Sattler Companies is the parent company of 2 subsidiaries: Sattler Machine Products & Sattler Pump Solutions.

Chamber Staff

 

Debra Lynn-Schmitz, President

 

Tina Gienger, Member Services Manager

 

Karen Whitaker, Administrative Professional

 

Susan Murawski, Safety Council Administrator

 

Becky Parkhurst, Accounting Manager

 

Be sure to arrive at Weymouth Country Club early to enjoy the pre-event festivities.

 

Homestead Insurance Agency will be offing refreshments at their Meet & Greet Driving Range. 

 

Benefits Resource Group will challenge you to the Putting Contest. 

 

Registration begins at 8:30am with a Shot-gun start at 10:00am.

2011 ANNUAL GOLF SPONSORS

 

SCOREBOARD/SCORECARD SPONSOR

Excalibur Auto Body of Medina

 

HOST YOUR HOLE FOR THE DAY SPONSORS

FirstMerit Bank

Medina Hospital

Westfield Bank

Wichert Insurance 

 

FLIGHT SPONSOR

Frontier Communications

 

PUTTING CONTEST SPONSOR

Benefits Resource Group

 

LUNCH SPONSOR

CompManagement, Inc.

 

DINNER SPONSOR

Frontier Communications

 

COURTESY CART SPONSORS

Kramer & Goyette, DDS

Mallard's Crossing

Western Reserve Masonic Community

 

MEET & GREET DRIVING RANGE SPONSOR

Homestead Insurance Agency

 

COMFORT STATION SPONSORS

Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar

Maximum Potential Chiropractic

Stubbendieck Chiropractic & Rehabilitation Centers

 

LONGEST DRIVE SPONSOR

Valley Mitsubishi

 

SHOOT-OUT SPONSOR

Bill Doraty Kia

 

GOLF BALL SPONSORS

Warner Technology, Inc.

WarnerTech.Net, LLC

Warner Communicatins, Ltd.

 

HOLE & TEE SPONSORS

CompManagement Health Systems

Gorsek & Co., CPAs

Hawkins Market

Homestead Carpet & Tile

Manpower

Michael J. Matasich, Attorney at Law

Medina Sod Farms

Mellion Orthodontics

Rico Equipment

Sandridge Food Corp.

The Gazette

The Hoffman Group

Tire Source-Medina

Trinity Rose Foundation

Unisand Incorporated

Western Reserve Bank

 

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MEMBER NEWS 

   

     Medina County Economic Developmental Corporation is looking for nominations for their 8th Annual Medina County Business Awards.  All nominations must be received by 5:00pm, August 5, 2011.  Categories will be:  Entrepreneur of the Year, Capital Investment, Small Business Enterprise, Business Growth, Green Leader, Corporate Citizen of the Year-Company, and Corporate Citizen of the Year-Individual.  A nomination form can be downloaded from their website at www.medinacounty.org.   

    The community map is now online.  Visit your fellow members online at www.villageprofile.com/ohio/medina/.  Thank you to all who participated in our community map project.  A hard copy of the community map is on sale in our office for $2.00 each.   

     Emeritus at Camelot Place would like to announce their new Senior Executive Director, Joe Wilson, NHA.  Joe will oversee operations for both Emeritus at Camelot Place and Emeritus at Medina.  Jacques Leverette has served in this position for the past 5 years.  We wish Jacques all the best as he accepts new position as Regional Director of Operations of Region 2.  This  region consists of communities in Kansas and Nebraska.   

     Michael Baach, President, Philpott Rubber Company was named by Speaker of the Ohio House William G. Batchelder to serve on the Small Business Advisory Council, a nine-member board that was established in Senate Bill 2 as part of the Common Sense Initiative (CSI).   

     The Summit Medina Business Alliance will be offering two seminars.  The first will be held Wednesday, August 3, 2011 from 4pm to 6:30pm titled "Business Basics Seminar".  The second will be held Thursday, August 25, 2011 from 3pm to 5:30pm titled "How to Write a Business Plan".  Both seminars will be held at 526 S. Main St, Akron, OH  44311.  Please email info@akronsbdc.org for more information.  
 
     The Cleveland Clinic has named Thomas L. Tulisiak, MD as president of Medina Hospital effective September 1, 2011.  Dr. Tulisiak assumes the leadership roll following former president Rob Stall's promotion to Chief of Operations for Cleveland Clinic's Regional Hospitals. 

     Our condolences go out to the family of Theodore John Bohmer, Jr..  Ted owned and operated Standard Service Garage Door Company for many years.   

     The sixth annual Trinity Rose Foundation Golf Outing is scheduled for Monday, September 12th at Weymouth Country Club. The proceeds from the outing will provide financial aid to local families dealing with childhood blindness and a research grant to help find a cure for blindness. Help the Trinity Rose Foundation continue its mission to help families See the World Together and sign-up for golf or a sponsorship today! Visit www.trinityrose.org for further information or contact Stacy Bonitz at stacy@trinityrose.org.    

     Michael E. Kovack, Medina County Auditor, released the following information regarding county finances for the week of July 22, 2011 through July 29, 2011: Six vendor's licenses were issued and there were 4 commercial transfers for an average price of $335,000.  

ANNOUNCING THE 2011-12 ANNUAL MEDINA AREA MAGAZINE & COMMUNITY GUIDE

Image Builders Marketing is beginning advertising sales for the 2011-12 Annual Medina Area Magazine and Community Guide. This full color comprehensive community guide has become a much anticipated reference guide that captures all of Medina's charm and friendly hometown atmosphere.

For more information see attached letter and flyer.

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