80th Annual
July 13-16, 2022
This year marks the 80th 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 Homecoming during the four day celebration. We are very pleased to announce the "Hometown Pride" fireworks show that will take place on Saturday night July 16, 2022. The viewing of the fireworks will be best seen right from the Commons.
The festival gets underway on Wednesday July 13th at 3 o'clock and continues on through Saturday night. This year will kick off a great celebration that will be enjoyed by thousands of people.  What a great opportunity to get back out and meet and greet all of your old friends and neighbors whom you might not have seen in a long time. This year will truly be a homecoming to remember as we all try to return to normal activities and enjoy quality time with friends and family.
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
A Note From

The Strongsville Chamber of Commerce will again serve as the host sponsor of the annual Homecoming Festival. I congratulate the Chamber on 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. The efforts put forth by the General Chairman, Tom Burichin, and Co-Chairman, Mike Kalinich are greatly appreciated. My thanks to all the generous sponsors and many volunteers who support this wonderful family event and make it possible for Strongsville to shine!

Best wishes,
Mayor Thomas P. Perciak
Be sure to visit the 50/50 raffle tent at the 80th Annual Homecoming Festival to purchase your 50/50 raffle tickets.

Tickets are $5.00 each or
5 tickets for $20.00

There's always a big winner, and this year, it could be YOU!!
Thank You to our Generous Homecoming Sponsors!
Aerni Dental
Albert Einstein Academy
Allstate Insurance -
Laura Rohrbach
Arslanian Brothers
Bates Brothers
Amusement Co.
Bennetts Bar & Pizzeria
Bleu Chic Boutique
Brown Aveda Institute
Bucci's J Bella
Bullseye Activewear
CQ Printing
Camp Bow Wow
Century Cycles
Cleveland Tool & Cutter
Colabianchi Builders
Columbia Hills
Swim & Golf Club
Concrete Craft of
Cleveland SW
Countryside Landscape
Daily Services
Discount Drug Mart
Donovan Klimczak
& Company
Ed & Sherry Jarus
Edward Jones-Brian Kljun
Fay Industries Inc.
First Federal of Lakewood
Friends of the Strongsville
Gene Mark & Family
Generations Senior Living
Hirt's Flowers
Hot Chicken Takeover
Huge Heating & Cooling
CPAs & Advisors
International Karate
Islander Bar & Cafe
Jardine Funeral Home
Kaminski for Strongsville
Kalinich Fence Company
Kiplinger & Co.,
Kiwanis Club
of Strongsville
Koler Financial Group
La Nica Homemade Salsa
Master Pizza
Momentive Performance
Mulligan's Bar & Grille
Nancy Lowrie, LLC
Neil F. Sika OD, Inc.
Ode Family Companies
Olympia Sweet Treats
& Grille
Paul Davis Restoration
Petitti Garden Centers
PSE Credit Union Inc.
QUICKmed Urgent Care
RA Kalfas Construction
RE/MAX Crossroads
Rick Yusi Automotive, LLC
Royalton Music
Sarah Adult Day Care
Schonhut Landscape Srvcs.
Sean Kilbane & family
Sgt. Clean's Car Wash
Shortage Control
SouthPark Mall
Southwest Commons
Spenser Vago & Family
State Farm-Tom Burichin
Stonewall Uniforms
Strongsville City Schools
Strongsville Community
Strongsville Dairy Queen
Strongsville Firefighters
Local 2882
Strongsville Football
Strongsville Heating &
Strongsville License
Strongsville Marathon -
I-71 & Route 82
Strongsville Massage
Strongsville Optimist Club
Strongsville Police
Strongsville Rotary Club
Strongsville United
Methodist Church
Sts. Joseph & John School
TGI Fridays
The Ehrnfelt Family
Waldheger-Coyne -
A Legal Profess. Assoc.
Westwood Mini-Storage
Westwood Place
The Strongsville Chamber of Commerce awarded scholarships to 21 Strongsville area students at the annual Scholarship Luncheon on May 10th. A donation was also presented to Saints Joseph and John School for their Media Center. The scholarships are funded by the proceeds from the Holiday Dance sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce.

We offer our congratulations and very best wishes to the Scholarship Recipients from the Classes of 2021 and 2022.

The 2021/2022 Scholarship Recipients

Matthew Cornelius - University of Notre Dame
Cynthia Driscoll - The Ohio State University
Vanessa Fabrizi - Miami University of Ohio
Ava Falcioni - Miami University of Ohio
Rose Graham - Ohio University
Jaclyn Karpinsky - The Ohio State University
Renee Levasseur - The Ohio State University
Nicole Leon - Penn State University
David Maloney - Ashland Unversity
Amani Najjar - University of Cincinnati
Caroline Niederhausen - undecided
Katherine Ogrean - The Ohio State University
Elizabeth Ong - undecided
Emma Platten - Ohio University
Alexandria Poyle - University of Kentucky
Kayla Reinhart - Bowling Green
Naomi Rohrbach - Miami University of Ohio
Mariam Saleh - undecided
Madison Snyder - Cleveland State University
Shelby Topor - Cleveland State University
Anthony Zacharyasz - Kent State University
The following businesses and individuals have joined the Chamber since the publication of our last newsletter. We are grateful for their interest and support. Our Chamber encourages all of our members to patronize other member businesses 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:

Let the Chamber help promote the opening (or re-opening) of your business with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony! More info can be found on the Strongsville Chamber website, or by calling the Chamber office at 440.238.3366.
SouthPark Mall hosted a fun and fantastic Business After Hours event in the SouthPark Community Studio space on May 25th. Guests enjoyed cold beverages, an array of tasty appetizers, and were treated to carricature sketches by artist Adam Pate.

Attendees were also entered into a drawing for gift card prizes from several SouthPark Mall businesses. Thank you SouthPark Mall for another exceptionally fun event!
To register online, click HERE
or use the QR code below
Thank You
to our April Luncheon Sponsor
Thank you to Hot Chicken Takeover for Sponsoring the April Business Luncheon held at Camp Cheerful.

Hot Chicken Takeover treated luncheon guests to a delicious picnic lunch of chicken tenders (warm spice or regular) served with bread pickles, and homemade ranch dressing, Ma's Slaw, Mac & Cheese, Baked Beans, and Banana Pudding.

Hot Chicken Takeover CEO & Founder Joe DeLoss was on hand and shared his story on how the restaurant came to be, and their continuing mission of hiring workers who have experienced barriers to employment.

Our featured speaker at the luncheon was Connie Boros, Vice President of Recreation at Camp Cheerful who shared an overview of the various year round programs designed to foster confidence and independence in children and adults with disabilities.

We offer our sincere thanks to Camp Cheerful for their warm hospitality in hosting this fantastic event.

If you are interested in sponsoring a future Chamber Business Luncheon, please call the Chamber office at 440.238.3366.
"Meet the Candidates"

When: Tues., September 20th
Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

"State of the Schools" Address
Presented by Dr. Cameron Ryba

When: Tues., October 18th
Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

"2022 SHS Distinguished Alumni Awards"

When: Tues., November 15th
Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Northern Ohio Area
Chamber of Commerce
Superior Business Benefits
for Chamber Members

Through an affiliation with the Northern Ohio Area Chamber of Commerce (NOACC), the Strongsville Chamber is able to provide its members with access to discounts on Group Health Insurance, Workers Comp, Shipping & Freight, and savings on other programs for your business.

Click HERE to learn more

Richard C. Baldin, Retired, Ladder Supply Unlimited, Inc. - Past President
Tom Burichin - State Farm - Homecoming Chairman
Jim Carbone - N. Olmsted Police Department
Mike Catan - Square 22
Walter Ehrnfelt III, Esq. - Waldheger Coyne, A Legal Professional Association
Gregg Finkler - HW&Co. CPAs & Advisors - Treasurer - Scholarship Dance Chairman
Matt Finkler - Hertvik Insurance Group
Colleen Flowers - Buffalo Wild Wings
Jessica Frenchik - Strongsville City Schools - Vice President
Gordon Glissman - Countryside, Inc.
Charles Goss - City of Strongsville - Past President
Dustin Hayden - Fifth Third Bank
Chuck Hollingsworth - Westfield Bank - President
George Jardine - Jardine Funeral Home
Ed Jarus - Retired, UPS
Cortney Kalfas - R.A. Kalfas Construction
Robert A. Kalfas - R.A. Kalfas Construction
Michael Kalinich, Sr. - Kalinich Fence Co., Inc. - Co-Chairman, Homecoming
Jim Kaminski - Retired - Kellogg's
Scott Maloney - Century Cycles
Paul Matula - Advantage Insulation Distributors, Inc.
Bob McGrath - Olympia Sweet Treats & Grill
Thomas P. Perciak - Mayor, City of Strongsville
Thomas Rakowsky - Ohio Lottery Commission - Luncheon Chairman
Neil F. Sika O.D. - Neil F. Sika, O.D., Inc. - Golf Outing Chairman
Jeff Smutek - RE/MAX Crossroads
Dan Stroemple - Business After Hours Chairman
Brittany Swan - Shinto
Amy T. Ferree, Executive Director
Marty Stewart, Assistant
18829 Royalton Road, Strongsville, OH 44136