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.
Andi Udris with the City of Brooklyn and the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce Bright Star 2017, accepted his/her plaque and trophy from Cindy Caldwell, NOACC Chairman and Executive Director of the Beachwood Chamber at the presentation. Andi Udris has been integral to the success of the Chamber’s annual community event, Picnic in the Park, along with promoting Chamber membership, and continuing the successful relationship that has been built with the City. He is always willing to help the Chamber reach its goals and achieve success. The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce and the community are truly appreciative for everything that Andi continues to do to make Brooklyn a great place to live and work.
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 were also 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 www.noacc.org/brightphotos.html. A link to the photos and video from this year’s event are posted on the www.noacc.org website.