77th Annual

July 17-20, 2019
This year marks the 77th anniversary of the Strongsville Homecoming Festival sponsored by the Strongsville Chamber of Commerce. This event is made possible by the dedication of countless volunteers who take time out of their busy schedules to work at the Homecoming. This is truly a community event and includes hundreds of people who attend the four day celebration. We are very pleased to announce the “Hometown Pride” fireworks show that will take place on Saturday night July 20th, 2019. The viewing of the fireworks will be best seen right from the commons. 

The Homecoming Festival begins at 3 p.m. on Wednesday and continues until midnight Saturday. The big event for opening day will be the “Hometown Pride” Homecoming parade on Pearl Road which will step off promptly at 6:30 p.m. Plan on arriving early and securing a great seat for this event. After the parade join us on the commons for some great fellowship and to enjoy rides, games, food and entertainment. There will be live music all four nights of the event along with a continuous schedule of other great entertainment. 
A big thanks also goes out to all of the Homecoming Sponsors who support this annual event. Their generous participation allows for a true family celebration that is enjoyed by thousands of people and continues to grow year after year. Please take note of all the sponsors and make sure you support them whenever possible. 

Once again, I look forward to seeing all of you on the commons and the entire Homecoming Committee wishes to thank our hard working tent managers and all of their volunteers. Without the hard work of this group it would be impossible to hold such a huge event. Let’s all get together to celebrate our "Hometown Pride” for four days and have a great time in our fine city. 

Tom Burichin, Homecoming Chairman

The Strongsville Chamber of Commerce will again be serving as the host sponsor of the Homecoming activities. I commend the Chamber and their continued commitment to the community of Strongsville and especially thank the Homecoming Committee and the Board of Trustees for their dedication and hard work. I especially appreciate the effort put forth by the General Chairman, Tom Burichin, and Co-Chairman, Mike Kalinich. Many thanks to all the generous sponsors and many volunteers who support this family event.

Best wishes,

Mayor Thomas P. Perciak
Be sure to visit the 50/50 raffle tent at the 77th annual Homecoming festival and purchase your 50/50 raffle tickets. Tickets are $5.00 each or 5 tickets for $20.00.

Last year's winner took home $5,859! This year, it could be YOU!!
The Strongsville Chamber of Commerce awarded scholarships to 20 Strongsville area students at the annual Scholarship Luncheon in May. A donation was also presented to Saints Joseph and John School for their Media Center. The Chamber of Commerce also recognized students who will be entering the military upon graduation. These scholarships are funded by the proceeds from the Holiday Dance sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce.

Over the years, the Strongsville Chamber of Commerce is proud to have contributed the highest number of scholarships, with the highest dollar value, of any local organization.

We offer our very best wishes to the 2019 Strongsville students entering the military, and we sincerely thank them for their service.
The 2019 Scholarship Recipients

Sarah Attar - John Carroll University
Madison Drlik - Ohio State University
Diana Dumych - Ohio State University
Madison Frank - University of Cincinnati
Grant Gottschalk - Saint Louis University
Sasha Hammer - Ohio State University
Ryan Hartman - Ohio Northern University
Julia Hoover - Kent State University
Catherine Kaczor - Bowling Green University
Madison Keith - University of Akron
Samantha MacCurdy - Kent State University
Kayla Manney - Ohio State University
Michael Matula - Baldwin Wallace University
Shannon McCarthy - Ohio State University
John Mott - Ohio State University
Abigail Norris - Rochester Institute of Technology
Riley Ogrean - Ohio State University
Jacob Poyle - Bowling Green State University
Jessica Snyder - Kent State University
Joseph Venter - Kent State University

The 2019 Students Entering the Military

Samantha Brown - U.S. Marines
Jonathan Clark - U.S. Marines
Jordan James - U.S. Army
Alexander Ostrizhnyuk - U.S. Navy
Christopher Pavlina - Ohio National Guard
Nicholas Prochaska - U.S. Marines
Travis Jay Rivera - U.S. Navy
Taylor Roldan - U.S. Marines

The following businesses and individuals have joined the Chamber since the publication of our last newsletter. We remain grateful for their interest and support. Our Chamber encourages all of our members to patronize other members whenever possible. To obtain contact information for any of the new Chamber members click on the name below, or visit the Chamber Member Directory on the Chamber website: .

Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies
South Park Mall
Sparkling Waters Spa & Salon
 BUSINESS AFTER HOURS hosted by The Altenheim

When : Thursday, September 5th
Time : 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


When : Tuesday, September 17th
Time : 11:30 am - 1:00 pm


When : Friday, September 20th
Time : 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Where : Shale Creek G.C .

This fun, casual golf event is open to all Strongsville Chamber of Commerce members and their guests.
Sponsorship opportunities available!

When : Tuesday, October 15th
Time : 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

A State of the Schools Address with Strongsville City Schools Superintendent, Dr. Cameron Ryba.

Superior Business Benefits
for Chamber Members

 Group buying power for Health Insurance and savings on other programs.

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Richard C. Baldin, President
Tom Burichin - State Farm - Homecoming Chairman
Jim Carbone - N. Olmsted Police Department
Mike Catan - Square 22
Walter Ehrnfelt III - Waldheger Coyne, A Legal Professional Association
Gregg Finkler - Finkler & Co., CPA's - Treasurer - Scholarship Dance Chairman
Matt Finkler - Hertvik Insurance Group
Colleen Flowers - Buffalo Wild Wings
Jessica Frenchik - Strongsville City Schools
Gordon Glissman - Countryside, Inc.
Charles Goss - City of Strongsville - Vice President
Dustin Hayden - Fifth Third Bank
Chuck Hollingsworth - Westfield Bank
George Jardine - Jardine Funeral Home
Cortney Kalfas - R.A. Kalfas Construction
Robert A. Kalfas - R.A. Kalfas Construction
Michael Kalinich, Sr. - Kalinich Fence Co., Inc.
Scott Maloney - Pyramid Solutions
Paul Matula - Advantage Insulation
Bob McGrath - Olympia Candies
Steven Neal
Thomas P. Perciak - Mayor, City of Strongsville
Thomas Rakowsky - Ohio Lottery Commission
Neil F. Sika O.D. - Neil F. Sika, O.D., Inc. - Golf Outing Chairman
Jeff Smutek - RE/Max Crossroads
Dan Stroemple - Square 22 - Business After Hours Chairman
Jim Wood - Ductile Iron Society

Amy T. Ferree, Executive Director
Marty Stewart, Office Assistant
18829 Royalton Road, Strongsville, OH 44136