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6/12/2014 - South Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

South Summit Chamber selects new CEO

BARBERTON — The South Summit Chamber of Commerce announced June 2 Thomas Jackson Sr. has been selected to serve as its new CEO.

Jackson, executive director of Tom Jackson & Associates Sales and Business Consulting, will begin his duties June 10. He replaces Joe Fazek, who died Jan. 3.

According to chamber officials, Jackson’s leadership and management training capabilities allow for a broad offering to clients.

“The arrival of Mr. Jackson will mean a continuation of the great service to the business community provided by our Chamber of Commerce,” said Sherrie Sanchez, president of the chamber.

The chamber serves Barberton, Clinton, Coventry, Doylestown, New Franklin and Norton. Its mission is to increase the visibility and profitability of its members through education, communications, networking and to provide membership services.

The Chamber will welcome Tom Ricciuti, owner of TR Sales Training, as its speaker June 19 at Barberton Brookside Country Club. Reservations are $15 with a reservation or $20 at the door. Call the chamber at 330-745-3141 to make a reservation or email southsummitcc@att.net. The buffet luncheon will begin at 11 a.m. with registration and networking. Barberton Brookside County Club is located at 3727 Golf Course Drive. The luncheon will start promptly at 11:45 a.m.

For more details, call 330-745-3141 or visit the chamber office at 503 W. Park Ave.


Local builders join Habitat for Humanity in building effort

SUMMIT COUNTY — Local homebuilders are partnering with Habitat for Humanity of Summit County (HFHSC) to raise walls on four homes in eight days in partnership with low-income families seeking decent and affordable housing as part of Habitat for Humanity’s Home Builders Blitz 2014, according to HFHSC officials.

During the week of June 9, HFHSC is partnering with four private builders, all of which are members of the Home Builders Association Serving Portage and Summit Counties. The four homes — one in Barberton and four in Akron — will be built by Paino Builders, Rembrandt Homes, Goff Builders and Tucker Building and Design.

The nationwide project seeks to build and renovate nearly 260 homes with the skilled labor provided by local professional homebuilders and construction firms.

“Many of Habitat’s most prolific supporters have come from the building community, whose members understand the importance of creating strong communities,” said Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International. “We are incredibly grateful that so many home builders choose to give of their time, talent and resources to help build hope in the lives of families in need of decent shelter.”

“This is the second time we have participated in the national event. We are excited as an organization to partner with the outstanding members of the Home Builders Association to help make dreams come true for four families,” said Rochelle Fisher, president and CEO of HFHSC.  


Stephanie Kist and Maria Lindsay contributed to these reports.

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