• About Us

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    In October of 1954 the Chesterland Businessmen's association, Inc. began.  This group was limited to members who owned or operated a business in Chester Township.  Its projects included printing a monthly publication, the "West Geauuga Communicator" whose first issue was distributed in 1955.  In 1958 the group published the first Chesterland telephone directory, which was distributed to all ChesterTownship residents at no charge.  Today, the Chesterland telephone directory is still published and distributed as a public service to the community.

     

    On May 3, 1962 the Chesterland Businessmen's Association voted to change its name to the Chesterland Chamber of Commerce.  Recognizing and becoming affiliated with the state and national chambers of commerce.  The newly named chamber provided its members with literature and other resources.  It broadened its member base and had its first meeting on August 21, 1962.  Today, the Chesterland Chamber of Commerce has nearly 200 members that support the community and each other.

     

    Annually, the Chesterland Chamber of Commerce sponsors a Business Expo, Business Person of the Year Awards Dinner, a Golf Outing, Chesterfest and monthly networking events.  The proceeds form these events help fund various charitable organizations and annual scholarships for students living in the West Geauga School District area.

     

  •                                                                                                                                                   Past Presidents Past Presidents

    Rocco Dragonette 1962, 1963 &1964

    Harry Gillis 1965

    Charles Rini 1966

    Norman Moss 1967

    Frank Feigle 1968

    Paul Montague 1969 & 1970

    Joseph Cavalier 1971

    Lindsey Ferguson 1972 & 1973

    Paul Klein 1974

    Mike Beluscak 1975

    Rocco Dragonette 1976

    Clair Snyder 1977, 1978 & 1979

    Hugo Alpers 1980 & 1981

    Paul Montague 1982 & 1983

    Neal Hoffman 1984 & 1985

    Isabelle Kochert 1986 & 1987

    Clair Snyder 1988 & 1989

  • Past Presidents (cont'd) Past Presidents (cont'd)

    Tony Ambrose 1990 & 1991

    Ruth Aster 1992

    Dave Golnik 1993

    Tom Basista 1994 & 1995

    Dolores Williams 1996 & 1997

    Carol Margolis- Freebairn 1998

    Sharon Ward 1999, 2000 & 2001

    Scott A. Larrick 2002

    Keith Werbeach 2003, 2004 & 2004

    Bob Eppich 2006 & 2007

    Lance Yandell 2008 & 2009

    Richard Healey 2010

    Keith Werbeach 2011

    Frank Makoski 2012

    Derek Nevar 2013 & 2014

    Kathy Fadorsen 2015 & 2016