The Chamber Bright Stars for 2014 were recognized on Wednesday, October 29th at the semi-annual Chamber Leadership meeting and seventh annual Chamber Bright Star Awards presentation of the Northern Ohio Area Chambers of Commerce (NOACC) in the Club Velvet at the Hard Rock Rocksino in Northfield, Ohio.
Over 50 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.
Nick Maroulis with Campus Life and the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce Bright Star 2014, accepted his certificate and trophy from Tony Gallo, NOACC Chairman and President of the Lorain County Chamber at the presentation. Nick Maroulis has been a very active member, serving as a Board member, event planning committee member, volunteering at all of the Chamber’s annual events, and promoting Chamber membership to new and existing businesses. He has been an integral part in making the Chamber’s annual Picnic in the Park event a success by providing a free children’s area and volunteers for the event. The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce and the community are truly appreciative for everything that Nick 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 seventh year for the Chamber Bright Star Awards, and again has given an opportunity to recognize these volunteers among their peer groups, as chamber representatives, board members and spouses were also in attendance.
Tony Gallo, NOACC Chairman said “our volunteers are the common bond in each chamber. Giving recognition to our Bright Star in a public way lets our membership and community know we appreciate the time, talent and treasure that they provided.”
All the Bright Star photos and information from previous years is available at www.noacc.org/brightphotos.html. Links to the photos and video from this year’s event are posted on the www.noacc.org website.