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Jan 2013

On April 30th, 2013 the Greater Medina Chamber of Commerce will celebrate its 75th anniversary! It is truly a milestone for our business community and the Chamber itself. Not many organizations have the distinguished opportunity to say they have been serving their membership for 75 years. It is my honor to be the 2013 Chairman of Board and I am excited to celebrate our history as well as participate in our future.


Your Chamber of Commerce is made up of 3 major divisions designed to serve you, the Member.

  • Business Advocacy - Actively participates in the political process at the local, state and federals levels.
  • Economic Development - Collaborates with industry, workforce development and community leaders to strengthen our local economy and business climate.
  • Member Services - Seeks to strengthen individual members through networking events, benefits programs and exposure opportunities.


Your Chamber Board of Directors spent 2 days (at their own expense) working through the challenges and opportunities ahead of us. On the horizon for 2013:

  • Ongoing advocacy for laws and regulations that encourage business growth
  • A relationship with our schools that continues to encourage partnerships and synergies
  • New and exciting member programs including networking, a joint golf outing with the Brunswick Chamber and educational opportunities
  • A second year for our YEA (Young Entrepreneurs Academy) ... which is now offered county-wide!
  • Assist our Members as they continue to navigate through a changing economy


I would like to extend a sincere thank you to Valerie Rapp who is our past Chairperson. Valerie has worked tirelessly for many years on the Chamber board and in 2012 did some amazing things for our Chamber and community. Her passion for our community is demonstrated daily through her advocacy, expertise, volunteering and hard work. I am grateful to you Valerie!


I look forward to serving you and the rest of the Greater Medina Chamber of Commerce in 2013.

Chad Wilson
Chairperson of the Board 2013

Posted by Susan Murawski on January 21, 2013 at 9:29 AM
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