HELP Foundation Leader Receives Award from Euclid Chamber of Commerce

From L to R, Doug Knoop (HELP Foundation), David Carlson (Euclid Chamber Trustee), Tamara Honkala, (HELP Foundation CEO, Euclid Chamber Trustee), Daniel Honkala, Sheila Gibbons (Euclid Chamber Executive Director)

The Chamber Bright Stars for 2017 were recognized on Thursday, October 26th at the semi-annual Chamber Leadership meeting and tenth annual Chamber Bright Star Awards presentation of the Northern Ohio Area Chambers of Commerce (NOACC) at the JACK Thistledown Racino.

About 40 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.

Tamara Honkala, CEO of the HELP Foundation and the Euclid Chamber of Commerce Bright Star 2017, accepted her award at the presentation.  Tami serves on the Euclid Chamber Board of Trustees and is Chair of the events committee.

This is the tenth year for the Chamber Bright Star Awards, and again is giving an opportunity to recognize these volunteers among their peer groups, as chamber representatives, board members and spouses will also be in attendance.

Cindy Caldwell, NOACC Chairman said “A chamber’s success is due in great part to the support from its volunteers.  They are the true cheerleaders of our organizations and deserve our praise and appreciation regularly.”  

Sheila Gibbons

Sheila Gibbons, Executive Director, Euclid Chamber of Commerce

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Volume 8, Issue 11, Posted 1:17 PM, 11.03.2017