On December 13th, 2016, we were pleased to introduce 5 new board members at our Annual Holiday Lunch meeting. The meeting was held at a very festive Williams on the Lake and 180 guests dined on beef tenderloin and enjoyed a very special dessert of oatmeal pie.
Several member businesses donated wrapped centerpieces for lucky winners to take home after a round of team Holiday trivia.
The distinguished new board members are:
Tob Coss – FASTSIGNS of Medina
Tob is the president/owner of FASTSIGNS Medina. FASTSIGNS partners with companies to create an effective marketing plan so that they are “On Brand” throughout their facilities and marketing efforts. They partner with clients to provide visual graphics including tradeshow graphics, facility exterior signage, interior graphics, vehicle graphics and other visual marketing needs.
Tob and his family moved to the Media community several years ago because of the great schools, safe neighborhoods, lower taxes and proximity to family an activities throughout Medina County.
Tob looks forward to helping other entrepreneurs chose Medina to locate their business and create local jobs as a member of the Chamber Board. He looks forward to the teamwork with local leaders to further improve our already great community so that the next generation can enjoy an even better community than we found it.
Mark Herwick – Homestead Insurance Agency
Mark is the General Manager, Life and Health Division for Homestead Insurance. Mark helps in all areas of life and health insurance including: Employee Benefit Plans, Individual Life, disability and Medicare supplemental plans.
Mark appreciates all that is great about Medina. He believes that Medina is rich in history and has a good eye on the future.
With the Chamber Board, Mark looks forward to helping to grow membership and assisting current members in any needs that may arise.
Michelle Masica – Gerspacher Real Estate Group
Michelle is an active Real Estate Agent with Gerspacher Real Estate Group. Her primary focus is to help business owners with their real estate issues and needs. Whether it is buying, leasing or selling their property, Michelle is happy to assist. She also helps to manage real estate for investors
Michelle loves Medina because it was such a wonderful, idyllic place to grow up and has kept its charm, even with growth. Michelle also finds Medina a great place to do business, as the city government is great to work with.
As Michelle has a background that includes chamber management, she is looking forward to working on the other side of the board. Michelle will be active in the Business Advocacy section of the board and will help to represent all of our business members.
Molly Menton – Summa Health
Molly is the Director of Ambulatory Services at Summa Health System. Her role consists of operational, financial and strategic oversight for Summa’s health centers in communities such as Medina, Green, Wadsworth and Hudson.
Molly loves the small town feel of Medina and close knit community. She finds everyone to be very friendly and focused on improving the community for everyone to enjoy. She is especially fond of the Historic District!
As a new member of the Chamber Board, Molly is excited to gain more skills in community leadership and will also be involved in local business development.
Dr. Jarrod Tudor
Jarrod is the new Dean of Wayne College for the University of Akron, where he also holds the rank of full professor in the Department of Business Management Technology. In this position, he manages the University of Akron’s campuses in Orrville, Medina, Millersburg and Lakewood. Jarrod is also responsible for leading academic affairs units, fundraising, the Adult Focus program, developmental education and facilities management. He also chairs the efforts to increase the University of Akron’s programs available at night, on weekends and online.
Jarrod believes that education is a vital part of any local government’s mission to engage in economic development. New firms and families will be attracted, in part, by the educational opportunities provided to them locally.
Jarrod finds that Media is a wonderful place to live and work. He sees that the entire County provides a terrific mix of suburban, exurban and rural settings with close proximity to the metropolitan areas.