Solon Chamber of Commerce BRIGHT STAR 2017 Recognized



October 27, 2017


CONTACT: Vicky Hawke, NOACC Executive Director, 216-447-9900


Independence, OH—The Chamber Bright Stars for 2017 were recognized on Thursday, October 26th   at the semi-annual Chamber Leadership meeting and tenth annual Chamber Bright Star Awards presentation of the Northern Ohio Area Chambers of Commerce (NOACC) at the JACK Thistledown Racino.


About 40 chambers of commerce across northern Ohio nominated a person from their chamber as their “Bright Star,” to recognize a chamber member who has “made a significant impact on the chamber through membership, retention, sponsorship, economic development, operations and/or education.”  Each Bright Star is an active chamber member for no less than two years and is likely to be an unsung hero or a dedicated behind-the-scenes volunteer.


Judy Caine, Prosperity NEO and Solon Chamber of Commerce Bright Star 2017, accepted her plaque and trophy from Cindy Caldwell, NOACC Chairman and Executive Director of the Beachwood Chamber at the presentation. Judy Caine exemplifies true dedication and commitment to the Solon Chamber of Commerce.  Judy has been a Solon Chamber member for years serves on the Board of Directors and is currently the Membership Chair. Judy has taken the Solon Chamber membership and created a plan to engage membership every month and has been extremely successful by increasing revenue and securing our highest membership retention rate in years – the lifeblood of the Solon Chamber of Commerce. Judy also created the Women’s Expo and is an active member for Solon Women in Business and a member of the Western Reserve Council.


These volunteers represent a wide range of involvement with their respective chambers, some having been a member and or officer or committee chairman for 20+ years and some being newly involved but each of whom has given freely of his/her time, working hard for their chambers without any expectations.


This is the tenth year for the Chamber Bright Star Awards, and again is giving an opportunity to recognize these volunteers among their peer groups, as chamber representatives, board members and spouses will also be in attendance.


Cindy Caldwell, NOACC Chairman said “A chamber’s success is due in great part to the support from its volunteers.  They are the true cheerleaders of our organizations and deserve our praise and appreciation regularly.”  All the Bright Star photos and information from previous years is available at  A link to the photos and video from this year’s event are posted on the website.      ###