The Chamber of Commerce Trustee election will be November 3-18, 2021. If you are interested in being on the ballot for Strongsville Chamber of Commerce Trustee, please give me a call or send me an email by October 15, 2021. 

Duties and Expectations of Strongsville Chamber of Commerce Trustee

Section 7. Duties of a Trustee (from the Strongsville Chamber of Commerce Bylaws)

“A Trustee must be civic minded and willing to devote time to Chamber activities. Be willing to accept responsibility, take an active interest in Chamber of Commerce committees by accepting a chairmanship and/or actively serve on a committee. Should attend all meetings during the year, and show consideration for fellow trustees by being on time for each meeting.” 

Trustee term is three years 

Homecoming –Trustees are responsible for being a Tent Manager of a game or food trailer for the 4 days of Homecoming. Trustee is responsible for finding responsible people to work in their absence. Promote sponsorship (2  new event sponsors each year) Help with set-up, Saturday before Homecoming and tear-down, Sunday following the Homecoming Festival. Attend the Kick- off Dinner and Thank you Dinner. 

Holiday Scholarship Dance – Each trustee is expected to sell 2 tables for the Dance, attend the Dance, work at the dance, promote sponsorship for the dance and attend the Scholarship Luncheon in May.  Golf Outing – Attend outing and promote sponsorship. 

Trustee Meetings – Attend the 10 Trustee Meetings 

Attend the luncheons/breakfast meetings – September – May. Usually the 3rd Tuesday of the month.

Trustees should also:

  • Be on time to all meetings and Chamber events.
  • Respond to all forms of communication promptly, especially when asked for an RSVP.
  • Attend Chamber sponsored events: Monthly Luncheons/Breakfast meetings, Business After Hours, Scholarship Dance, Golf Outing, and Business Expo.
  • Promote Chamber membership and sponsorship of Chamber events.

Strongsville Chamber of Commerce Trustees

2021 Trustees

Rich Baldin-Retired, Ladders Unlimited & Supply, Inc.

Tom Burichin * – State Farm Insurance

Jim Carbone – N. Olmsted Police Department

Mike Catan – Square 22

Walter Ehrnfelt III – Waldeheger-Coyne Co., LPA

Gregg Finkler – HW&Co., CPA’s & Advisors

Matt Finkler – Hertvik Insurance Group

Colleen Flowers – BWW

Jessica Frenchik – Strongsville City Schools

Gordy Glissman – Countryside Inc.

Charles Goss – City of Strongsville

Dustin Hayden – Fifth Third Bank

Chuck Hollingsworth – Westfield Bank

George Jardine – Jardine Funeral Home

Ed Jarus – Retired, UPS

Bob Kalfas – R.A. Kalfas Construction

Cortney Kalfas – R.A. Kalfas Construction

Mike Kalinich,Sr.* – Kalinich Fence Co., Inc.

Jim Kaminski – Retired, Kellogg Company

Scott Maloney – TEKsystems

Paul Matula – Advantage Insulation

Bob McGrath – Olympia Sweet Treats & Grill

Thomas Perciak – Mayor, City of Strongsville

Tom Rakowsky – Ohio Lottery Commission

Neil F. Sika O.D. – Neil F. Sika, O.D. Inc.

Jeff Smutek – RE/Max Crossroads

Dan Stroemple – 

*Honorary Lifetime Member

Committee Assignments

Executive Committee

Rich Baldin, Past President

Tom Burichin, Homecoming Chairman

Walter Ehrnfelt III, Past President, Attorney

Amy Ferree, Executive Director

Gregg Finkler, Treasurer 

Charles Goss, President

Chuck Hollingsworth, Vice-President

Business After Hours

Dan Stroemple, Chairman

Funding Requests

Chuck Hollingsworth, Chairman

Tom Burichin

Gregg Finkler

Golf Outing

Neil Sika, Chairman

Rich Baldin

George Jardine

Jeff Smutek


Tom Burichin, Chairman

Mike Kalinich Sr., Co-Chairman

Gordy Glissman

Charles Goss

Ed Jarus

Bob Kalfas

Bob McGrath

Investment Committee

Gregg Finkler, Chairman

Walter Ehrnfelt III

Dustin Hayden

Chuck Hollingsworth

Tom Perciak

Scholarship Dance

Gregg Finkler, Chairman

Mike Kalinich Sr., Co-Chairman

Rich Baldin

Jim Carbone

Jessica Frenchik

Matt Finkler

Cortney Kalfas

Strategic Planning

Jeff Smutek, Chairman

Gordy Glissman

Tom Rakowsky

Strongsville Young Professionals

Colleen Flowers, Chairwoman

Matt Finkler

Dustin Hayden

Cortney Kalfas

Women in Business

Colleen Flowers

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