The Solon Chamber Board of Directors is working hard to represent
the business community and provide legislative awareness. The Chamber coordinates advocacy efforts on behalf of members and the business community. The goal is to always improve the area’s business climate, build a stronger economy, and ensure that public policy decisions adequately take into account the needs of businesses and the local economy to maintain and improve our quality of life.
The President/CEO and Board Chairman, Cary Root, are the chamber’s chief spokespersons. They are assisted by the Chambers’ Executive Committee, Board of Directors and staff.
The Solon Chamber’s advocacy is conducted by the following means:
Access to Washington: Congressman David Joyce speaks annually at the August 3Chamber Luncheon Meeting with a “Washington Update” address. In addition, access to local, state and federal representatives.
- Small Business Advocacy Action Center
- Public Policy Agenda
- Advocacy Leadership
Access to City of Solon: Mayor Edward Kraus, City of Solon, delivers the annual State of the City at the March Luncheon Meeting.
The Solon Chamber of Commerce held a Meet the Mayor Candidates Breakfast August 2017. Voters got to learn the answers to questions about the future of our great city. See Video
Legislative Committee – the Solon Chamber of Commerce President & CEO serves on the City’s Enterprise Zone Committee and is represented at City Council meetings through a delegate. Also, board member, Bill Russo, serves on the City Council, and past chair, Bill Mazur, serves on the Planning Commission.
Access to Solon Schools: At the May Luncheon Meeting, Joe Regano, Superintendent, Solon Board of Education, delivers the Solon schools update and honors the Solon High School Scholarship winners for the Solon Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Fund. Student Job Board on the Chamber website keeps the talent local.
Economic Development – Partnership Solon Chamber and City of Solon:
President/CEO serves on the Enterprise Zone Task Force with Economic Development Manager, Peggy Weil Dorfman.
Other partnerships that foster growth:
Business Visitation Program
Get Savings Solon Program
Student Job Board
Manufacturing Task Force