Thank you to our 2021 member and sponsor roster

Platinum Sponsors

Blackbird Digital

Blackbird Digital

Pat Walsh
Owner / President

38123 West Spaulding Street Suite 2
Willoughby, Ohio 44094
(440) 527-8689

Blackbird is a user experience agency in Cleveland, Ohio. We create digital products that people love to use.

Our agency primarily works with organizations in healthcare, education and government by helping them virtually connect, teach, communicate and inspire.

Over our 17-year history, our clients have benefited from our deep understanding of technology coupled with principled user-centered design. Our team is driven to make easy-to-use, impactful on-screen experiences that are inclusive and considerate of a full range of diversity in human differences.

Chase Bank

Casey Fisher
Executive Administrative Assistant

50 South Main Street Fl. 3, Akron, OH  44308. 330-972-1895

We’re proud to serve nearly half of America’s households with a broad range of financial services, including personal banking, credit cards, mortgages, auto financing, investment advice, small business loans and payment processing.

Erie Bank

Erie Bank

Tim Flenner
Board President

7402 Center Street
Mentor, Ohio 44060
(440) 205-8100

Fueled by the desire to return to the personalized banking of old, ERIEBANK opened its doors in August 2005 with a sole employee, David Zimmer, an Erie native with then more than 20 years of banking experience. One year later, the first full-service community banking office was open and by September 2007, the bank had grown out of its leased space and built its first freestanding building on Asbury Road, which was designed to feature the community of Erie through the new-concept banking center style that is now found in the majority of ERIEBANK locations.

Over the next several years, the bank expanded by building four additional Erie County locations, two in Crawford County, and one in Warren County. In March of 2016, CNB Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: CCNE) entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Lake National Bank in Lake County, Ohio. At a special meeting held on May 6, 2016, the shareholders of Lake National Bank approved the merger and announced that effective July 15, 2016, Lake National Bank would operate as ERIEBANK, division of CNB Bank.

Universal Metal

Universal Metal Products

Scott Seaholm

29980 Lakeland Blvd
Wickliffe, Ohio 44092
(440) 943-3040

Universal Metal Products, Inc. manufactures standard and custom metal stampings. The Company offers balance clips, hose clamps, and u-nuts, as well as provides assembly, riveting, welding, and paint finishing services. Universal Metal Products operates in the United States.
Lakeland Construction Group

Lakeland the Construction Group

Jose Casanova
Marketing & Development Director

915 Callendar Blvd
Painesville, Ohio 44077
(440) 579-1100

From its inception, Lakeland has been a family owned and operated company with a strong connection to the community it serves. President and Founder, Fahim Gemayel graduated with a business degree from Lake Erie College and attended an Engineering Masters Program at Case Western Reserve University. After acquiring the knowledge he needed, Fahim molded Lakeland into a general construction company that stands out from the rest by always upholding the highest of standards and providing the highest quality of work for every client.

Lake Health

Lake Health

Mark Flash
Executive Director

7590 Auburn Rd
Painesville, OH 44077
(440) 375-8100

Our mission is to provide comprehensive health care services to the residents of Lake County and neighboring communities in partnership with those who share a commitment to local access, healing with compassion and superior quality.

Lake Health, in partnership with its medical staff, will be the first choice for superior care close to home. Together, we will coordinate a lifetime of health care which patients and families experience as warm, responsive and state of the art. Our organization and culture will produce the best opportunities to practice and work.

Team NEO

Team NEO

Steve Fritsch
Vice President, Marketing and Engagement

1111 Superior Avenue, Suite 1600
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
(216) 363-5400

Team NEO is a business and economic development organization focused on accelerating economic growth and job creation throughout the 18 counties of Northeast Ohio.

We do this by building partnerships among local organizations, businesses and government and marketing the region as a whole. Drawing on the combined strength of our 18 counties, we represent:

  • A $200+ billion economy
  • A regional workforce of 2 million
  • More than 25 higher education institutions

Our work is driven by robust data analysis that helps create a clear picture of what is and is not working across our regional economy. We use these insights to inform local conversations, influence solutions and impact regional growth. We track the performance of the regional supply chain and business incentives to ensure Northeast Ohio’s employers have the tools they need to grow, attract talent and thrive.

Gold Sponsors

Burgess & Niple

Burgess & Niple

Dworken & Bernstein

Dworken & Bernstein​

First Federal Lakewood

First Federal Lakewood

Griffin Technology

Griffin Technology

Marous Brothers

Marous Brothers



Corporate Members

Alliance For Working Together

Juliana Petti
Executive Director

Cres Cor

Clifford Baggot

Debonne Vineyards

Beth Debevc

Eastern Lake County Chamber of Commerce

Kathleen Obrenski
Interim Executive Director

Willoughby Fine Arts Association

Paul Holm

First Meridian Title Agency

Liz Dunlap
Account Executive

Key Bank

Mark Fosnaught
Vice President

KJ Fastners, Inc.

Kirk Stonebrook
Director of Strategic Growth

Lake County Agricultural Society

Michelle Byram

Lake County Board of DD / Deepwood

Elfie Roman

Lake County Port Authority

Tim Cahill
Director of Public Finance

The Marshfield Group

Tom Mitchell

Mentor Area Chamber of Commerce

Christine Weber
President & CEO

Mentor Public Library

Cheryl Kuonen
Executive Director

City of Mentor

Kevin D. Malecek
Paige Rost
Marketing Manager

NorthStar a Division of Stewart Title

Karen Brehm
Regional Account Manager

OhioMeansJobs Lake County

Suzanne Casar
Regional Account Manager

OH Technologies

Dwight Bowden

Remarkable Lake County

Neil Stein
Executive Director

REMAX Results

Tim Gartman

Riverside Local Schools

Dr. James P. Kalis

SENK Properties

Dean Tsengas
Managing Partner


Daniel Selle

Sub Zero Mission

Al Raddatz

Willoughby Western Lake County Chamber of Commerce

Karen W. Tercek

Zito Insurance Agency, a division of Risk Strategies

Nate Bell
Commercial Insurance Specialist

Individual Members

Becky Lynch
Lake County

Cole Whiting
Hawken Schools

David Radachy
Lake County Planning

Donald J. Hart
GAX Capital Corp.

Holly Cope
Member Company

Larry Reichard

Lori Caszatt
Lake Humane Society

Michael Flick
Howard Hanna

Mike Manary
Painesville Twp.

Rich Rozman
Member Company

Suzanne Cason

Sarah Bals
440 Marketing

Carolyn Tippie
Lake County YMCA

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