THE CHAMBER STAFF

The Chamber is staffed with professional people who work diligently for you and your business;
people committed to making Medina an even better place to live, work, and play.

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JACLYN RINGSTMEIER

Executive Director

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DEVON DIELLO

Membership and Events

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BECKY PARKHURST

Accounting Manager


2019 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

OFFICERS

Michelle Masica - President - Gerspacher Real Estate Group
Rick Davidson - President Elect - Community Energy Advisors
Michael Warner, Sr. - Past President - INSYTE Consulting Group, LLC
Ryan Carlson - Vice President – Business Advocacy - Carlson Financial Group
Mark Herwick - Vice President - Member Services - Homestead Insurance
Ted Klimczak - Treasurer - Rea & Associates

BOARD MEMBERS

Dan Calvin - Critchfield, Critchfield, & Johnston
Tob Coss - Tempur Sealy
Maria Hostetler - Nagy's Collision Centers
Ron Paydo - Huntington National Bank
Teresa Rodgers - Encore Nail Studio
Dr. Richard Shewbridge - Medina Hospital
Jaclyn Taylor - Westfield Group
Denise Testa - Medina County University Center
Kelli Wagner - Medina County Women's Journal

EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS

Jim Gerspacher - Gerspacher Real Estate Group
Joe Bilinovich - Westfield Bank
Mark Williams - Williams on the Lake


A MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

On behalf of myself and the Board of Directors, we value the top concerns of our members; including retaining and growing our existing businesses through training and resources; improving infrastructure; attracting business; networking; working toward business-friendly communities; business advocacy; economic growth; and, promoting our community.

At the Greater Medina Chamber of Commerce, we are working on a number of ways to aid in addressing these issues by collaborating with our local Economic Development Organizations, Main Street Medina, the Small Business Development Center, the Medina County Career Center, and SCORE to provide business opportunities, training, and resources.

Additionally, the Chamber works closely with City Hall to address infrastructure, business-friendly procedures, current issues and concerns, and monitor City Council to be prepared to anticipate problems before they arise. We also attend the Historic Preservation Board, Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals meetings to speak up on behalf of local business.

We have designed monthly member meetings to address issues within the business environment; some are educational, some informative, and all allow our attendees time to exchange business cards and network. Furthermore, we plan monthly Business after Business meetings which are free events and open to all Chamber members to network and support our local businesses.

The Chamber Executive Director, along with the CEO's of the other Chambers in the county, meets monthly with our

State Legislators to learn about and respond to business relevant issues. We also have the unique opportunity to meet monthly as a Business Advocacy group to take positions or action on issues before our local and state legislative bodies.

When we asked you, our Members, what Chamber programs you value most; you stated attending networking opportunities such as

Business after Business and Member Lunches; obtaining local information about businesses; our Business Advocacy program; our benefit programs such as Health Care and Worker's Compensation Group Rating; and our calendar and email announcements of programs,

services and information about our benefits, business, and legislative issues are among the top benefits that we provide.

As a Board of Directors and Chamber staff, we are committed to continuing to review existing programs and services in order to identify opportunities to expand and add both value and additional features to your membership. We value your opinions and suggestions and are happy to continue to serve you, our members.

Sincerely,

Jaclyn Ringstmeier
Executive Director

Michelle Masica
President, Board of Director


Being new to the Medina area business/networking scene a few years ago, I joined the Chamber and was instantly welcomed by the members and found great connections, both professionally and personally.
— Stephanie Mueller, Alzheimer’s Association Community Development Coordinator