Chamber Committees

The Solon Chamber has a wide variety of committees to support the mission and programs. Share your skills and help The Chamber help you! 

Making the Mission and Vision Come to Life

 Board of Directors & Committees

 

Board of Directors
Frequency: Monthly
Participation: Members are elected by the membership via the board’s nominating committee process.
Description: The Board is the governing body of the Solon Chamber of Commerce.
Chair: George Pilat – Mazanec, Raskin & Ryder Co., LPA

Governance Committee
Frequency: Monthly
Participation: Members of the committee are dictated by the Governance Charter
Description: The Governance Committee assumes governance responsibilities between board meetings, sets the board agenda, operates as the nominating committee and advises the President/CEO.
Chair: George Pilat – Mazanec, Raskin & Ryder Co., LPA

Finance Committee
Frequency: Monthly
Participation: Appointed by the Board and Committee Chair
Description: The Finance Committee oversees organizational financial planning and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors.
Chair: Kim Zagar – BDO

Membership Committee
Frequency: Every Other Month
Participation: Open to all members of the Chamber
Description: The Membership Committee focuses efforts on member retention and engagement to ensure growth of the Chamber.
Chair: Orysia D’Aurelio – Big Frog Custom T-Shirts & More

Western Reserve Safety Council Steering Committee
Frequency: Every Other Month
Participation: Invitation only with Steering Committee Vote
Description: The Safety Council Steering Committee focuses efforts on member retention and engagement to ensure growth.  In addition, the Committee develops programming content and oversees sound fiscal management of funds.
Chair: Bill Oler – Chagrin Safety Supply

Events Committee
Frequency: Quarterly
Participation: Open to all members of the Chamber with strong desire to help members grow their business through special event opportunities.
Description: Events include Leadercast Women and Annual Golf Outing.
Chair: Maura Shibley – Elegantz Eventz

Programs Committee
Frequency: Quarterly
Participation: Open to all members of the Chamber with strong desire to have representation concerning small business connections, need to know content, after hours programming, etc.
Description: Programs include Monthly Luncheons, 2/47 Connect, SWIB, social/networking and professional development opportunities and are offered on a regular basis.
Chair: Hal Becker – The Becker Group

Scholarship Committee
Frequency: As needed
Participation: Open to all members of the Chamber
Description: The Scholarship Committee focuses efforts engaging schools where Solon Students attend to offer scholarship opportunities to deserving students.  The Committee also solicits support from residents and Member business to increase the number of dollars given out on an annual basis.
Chair: Brooks Gerbitz – Swagelok

Annual Golf Outing Committee
Frequency: Monthly 4-5 months leading up to event.
Participation: Open to all members of the Chamber
Description: The task group will be responsible for sponsor and participation recruitment, prize acquisition, promotion assistance, and event coordination.
Chair: Tom Wasson – Wasson Insurance Agency

Leadercast Women Committee
Frequency: Monthly 4-5 months leading up to event.
Participation: Open to all members of the Chamber
Description: The group will be responsible for sponsor and participation recruitment, promotion assistance, and event coordination.  
Co-Chairs: Michaleen Paul – Keller Williams Greater Cleveland Southeast; Dora Rankin – Honeycomb Credit

Solon Women in Business Committee – SWIB
Frequency: As needed; typically, quarterly
Participation: Open to all female members of the Chamber
Description: The group will be responsible for program content and member engagement.
Chair: Michaleen Paul – Keller Williams, Greater Cleveland Southeast

Executive Committee
Frequency: As Needed
Participation: Members of committee are determined by by-laws of the Solon Chamber of Commerce.
Description: The Executive Committee assumes conflicts of interest responsibilities and other matters not covered by another committee.
Chair: George Pilat – Mazanec, Raskin & Ryder Co., LPA

 

For more information about any of our committees, email Tom Bennett, President & CEO at president@solonchamber.com