Bright Star Honored



November 4, 2013

CONTACT: Vicky Hawke, NOACC Executive Director, 216-447-9900

Independence, OH—The Chamber Bright Stars for 2013 were recognized on Wednesday, October 30th   at the semi-annual Chamber Leadership meeting and sixth annual Chamber Bright Star Awards presentation of the Northern Ohio Area Chambers of Commerce (NOACC) in the Legends Club at the First Energy Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio. 2013-bright-star-june-accepts

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.

June Stalnaker, the West and Southeast Akron Board of Trade Bright Star 2013, accepted her certificate and trophy from Tony Gallo, NOACC Chairman and Director of Business Development for Lorain County Chamber at the presentation. 

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 sixth 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  A link to the photos and video from this year’s event are posted on the website.