Marblehead, Lakeside Chamber Members Earn Bright Star Award

Posted on December 10, 2018

Mary Ann and Dave Hirsch with Lakeside Chautauqua and the Marblehead Peninsula Chamber of Commerce were awarded Bright Star 2018, awarded to a chamber that has made a major impact in the past year.

The 2018 Chamber Bright Stars were recently recognized at the 11th Annual Chamber Bright Star Awards of the Northern Ohio Area Chambers of Commerce (NOACC) at Pinstripes, located at the new Pinecrest in Orange Village.

Please help us congratulate Mary Ann and Dave Hirsch of Lakeside Chautauqua and the Marblehead Peninsula Chamber of Commerce who received a 2018 Bright Star, awarded to a chamber that has made a major impact in the past year. Presenting the award were Cindy Holzheimer, NOACC Executive Director, and John Sobolewski, NOACC Vice Chair and Executive Director of the Fairview Park, North Coast, North Olmsted and West Shore Chambers.

About 40 chambers of commerce across northern Ohio nominated a person as their “Bright Star,” to recognize a 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 member for no less than two years and is likely to be an unsung hero or a dedicated behind-the-scenes volunteer.

These volunteers represent a wide range of involvement with their respective chambers. Some have are long-time members, while others are newly involved. Each has given freely of his/her time, working hard for their chambers without any expectations.

President Tony Gallo of the Lorain County Chamber of Commerce and NOACC interim chairman, said this annual event gives local chambers a chance “to shine a spotlight on the people who help make our chambers successful, who bring their unique talents, insights and especially their attitude to make good things happen.”

A link to the photos and video from this year’s event are posted at
This story was first published in The Beacon.

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