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    February 14, 2012

    Chamber’s Small, Mid-Market Advisory Committees welcome new members

    The Small and Middle Market Advisory Committees of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber meet quarterly to advise the Chamber of key issues affecting small and mid-size business in the region. The advisory committees are comprised of business owners of firms with 1-50 employees, and C-Suite leadership from companies with 51-399 staffers.

    Both Small and Middle Market Advisory Committees weigh in on economic development, government advocacy and business growth as it affects their organizations as a whole within their industries.

    Members provide strategic input, counsel and oversight to the Chamber to assist in its efforts to meet the unique needs of small and mid-size business members with programs, services and benefits that enable members to achieve sustainable business success and value in being a member of the Chamber.

    The 2012 Small Market Advisory Committee, led by Chairperson Kristin McLane, President, CIMx Software, welcomed 10 new members:

    Uche Agomua, President & CEO, Glovon & Clovon Engineering Consulting LLC
    Steve Brandt, President & CEO, Brandt Retail Group
    Kathy Caldon, President, Tri-State Wholesale Building Supplies
    David Hatter, President, Libertas Technologies LLC
    Stephen Hester, Private Wealth Advisor, Heick Hester Smith & Associates - A Private Wealth Advisory Practice of Ameriprise
    Tim Moellering, President, Sunbelt Business Brokers
    Tenley Moy, Owner, China Gourmet Restaurant
    Anthony Neary, Partner, Traction
    Sherri Richardson, Owner & President, Richardson & Associates
    Zola Stewart, Chief Executive Officer, Focus Solutions Inc.

    Returning Small Market Advisory Committee members:

    Lauren Abel, President & CEO, Abel Associates Inc./Creative Consortium
    West Africa, Founder, Flawless Building Services Group Inc.
    Austin Allison, President & CEO, Dotloop
    Erin Arnold, President, NextStep Networking Inc.
    Pamela Beigh, President, SALESCORE Inc.
    Christopher, Che, President & CEO, Hooven-Dayton Corporation
    Richard Flynn, President & Chief Executive Officer, Flynn & Company Inc.
    Thomas Ketterer, President, Ketterer Co. Inc.
    Jim Kummer, President, A Caring Choice Inc.
    Ernest Leffler, Vice President & General Manager Cincinnati, Peak 10
    Michael Loban, Chief Marketing Officer, InfoTrust, LLC
    Robert Mendelsohn, Attorney, Robert N. Mendelsohn - Attorney at Law
    Roy Mitchell, Kunimura Mitchell & Co. CPAs
    Michael Momper, President, Goal Line Financial LLC
    Tom Moon, Chapter Chairman & President, SCORE (Counselors to America's Small Business)
    Kevin Murray, Vice President & CFO, Bramkamp Printing Co. Inc.
    Lori Powers, President & CEO, Powers Agency
    Peter Puttman, Owner, Midwest Dowel Works
    Ryan Rybolt, President, Infintech
    Timothy Schoonover, President & Chief Executive Officer, OI Partners Promark Company
    Terry Segerberg, Chief Executive Officer, Mesa Industries Inc.*
    Gerald Shannon, Director Business Development, RJE Business Interiors
    Edgar Smith, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, World Pac Paper, LLC*
    Jack Stith, Partner, Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
    George Zamary, The Drew Law Firm Co., LPA 

    The 2012 Middle Market Advisory Committee, led by Chairperson Tom Banta, President & COO, Corporex Companies, Inc.*, welcomed six new members to its committee:

    Robert Heidenreich, SVP, Group Manager, PNC Bank
    Jeff Branca, VP, Client Executive, Hylant Group
    Troy Burt, President, City Dash
    Sheena Parton, Executive Director, Llanfair Retirement Community
    Michael Gilkey, President, Gilkey Architectural Windows
    Joseph Kolks, Chief Financial Officer, Dee Sign Co.

    Returning Middle Market Advisory Committee members:

    Jeff Busch, COO, Caruso, Inc.
    Jason Cooper, Controller, Richard Industries
    Jim Heldman, President, Strauss & Troy LPA
    Mike Lahm, President, Cincinnati Time Systems
    Mary Miller, President, JANCOA Janitorial Serivces, Inc.
    Wayne Petersen, VP, General Manager, Green Bay Packaging, Inc.
    Mike Prus, Vice President, Prus Construction
    Andrew Quinn, Chief Operating Officer, ILSCO
    Jess Schroeder, Senior Principal, H.C. Nutting Company

    For more information, contact John Bosse, VP, Membership Development, jbosse@cincinnatichamber.com

    *indicates Director, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber Board

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