July 25-28, 2018
This year marks the 76th 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 “Salute America” fireworks show that will take place on Saturday night July 28, 2018. The viewing of the fireworks will be best seen right from the commons. 

The Homecoming begins at 3 p.m. on Wednesday and continues until midnight Saturday. The big event for opening day will be the “Salute America” 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 which will feature bigger and better floats than has ever been seen before. After the parade join us on the commons for some great fellowship and 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 and “Salute America” for four days and have a great time in our fine city. 

Tom Burichin, Homecoming Chairmam

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 76th 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 $4,792! It could you this year!!
Advantage Insulation Distributors
Aerni Dental
Albion Industries, Inc.
Aladdin's Eatery
Ann Roff Ward 2 Councilwoman
Belarusan Event Center
Bennet's Bar & Pizzeria
Brown Aveda Institute
Bucci - Jbella
Bullseye Activewear
CQ Printing
Cardinal Court
Centerline Carstar
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland Tool & Cutter Inc.
Colabianchi Builders
Columbia Fence
Columbia Hills Swim & Golf
Costco Wholesale
Councilman Joe DeMio
Councilman Gordon Short
& Family
Countryside Landscape
Cutting Edge
Donovan Klimczak & Company
Edward Jones-Brian Kljun
EKA Build Custom Homes
Falling Waters
Fay Industries Inc.
Finkler & Company, CPA's
First Federal of Lakewood
Friends of the Strongsville
Friends of Tom Patton
Generations Senior Living
Health Markets - Scott McEvoy
Howard Hanna - Tina Grant
International Karate Centers, Inc.
Italian Village
Jardine Funeral Home
Jeff Smutek The Smutek Team
Re/Max Crossroads
Jerky & Spice
Jim & Pam Wood & Family
Kalinich Fence Company
Kelly Kosek Councilwoman
KidsFirst Learning
Kiplinger & Co., CPA's, LLC
Kiwanis Club of Strongsville
Kraft Fluid Systems
Mattress Warehouse
Neil F. Sika OD, Inc.
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Olympia Sweet Treats & Grill
Orangetheory Fitness
Paul Davis Restoration
ProActive Chiropractic
PSE Credit Union Incorporated
RA Kalfas
Royalton Music
Russell Real Estate Services -
James Hiles
Schonhut Landscape Services
Solar Windows and More
SouthPark Mall
Southwest Commons
Sgt. Clean's Car Wash
State Farm Tom Burichin
Strongsville City Schools
Strongsville Dairy Queen
Strongsville Excavating
Strongsville Firefighters
Local 2822
Strongsville Football League
Strongsville Heating and Cooling
Strongsville Marathon
I-71 and 82
Strongsville Mini-Storage
Strongsville Montessori &
Child Care Center
Strongsville Police Foundation
Strongsville Rotary
Strongsville VFW Post 3345
Sts. Joseph & John School
The Ehrnfelt Family
The Local Bar
Thornburg Insurance Services
US Bank
Waldheger-Coyne A Legal
Professional Assoc.
Westwood Mini-Storage
Westwood Place
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Strongsville Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Dance, the Chamber awarded $50,000. in scholarships and donations at the May 22, Scholarship Luncheon. A donation was presented to Sts. Joseph and John School for their Media Center. The Chamber of Commerce also recognized the students that will be entering the military upon graduation. The source of funds for these scholarships is the Holiday Dance sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce.

The Strongsville Chamber of Commerce has contributed the highest number of scholarships, with the highest dollar value, of any local organization.
The 2018 Scholarship Recipients
Kate Arslanian - Cleveland State University
Sophia Banez - Ohio State University
Thomas Bruno - Cincinnati University
Olivia Colabianchi - John Carroll University
Bryan Dunbrack - University of Akron
Drew Dzurko - Ohio State University
Julia Fine - Kent State University
Stephanie Jacomin - Dayton University
Alex Lynch - Indiana University
Stevie McKinney - Ohio State University
Isabelle Micko - Cuyahoga Community College
Mitchell Midea - John Carroll University
Joanne Munshower - Ohio State University
Satya Nayagam - Princeton University
Maria Ong - Ohio State University
Julia Ostroswski - Ohio State University
Rylie Phillips - John Caroll University
Hannah Schmidt - Centre College
Emily Skrant - Dayton University
Madeline Skupnik - Kentucky State University
Suraj Srinivasan - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Lily Sweeterman - Butler University
Rosemary Zalenski - Ohio State University

The 2018 Students Entering the Military
Sean Friedman - Marine
Ryan Keating - Air Force
Jake Whitecar - National Guard
Gregory Williams
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 members click on the link or contact the Chamber office at 440.238.3366 or Email
Wine Down & Sweets Cafe
Painting with a Twist
The Salt Experience
Hosted By: Goodwill
When: Wednesday, August 22nd
Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm
Where: Goodwill - 16160 Pearl Rd

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Hosted by: Strongsville Young Professionals

When: Tuesday, August 28th
Time: 5:30pm/7:10pm
Where: Thirsty Parrot & Progressive Field

ALL are welcome to attend!

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When : Tuesday, September 18th
Time : 11:30am - 1:00pm

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and to register

When : Monday, September 21st
Time : 10:00am - 6:00pm
Where : Shale Creek

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

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and to pay
When : Tuesday, October 16th
Time : 11:30am - 1:00pm
Where : Holiday Inn

Strongsville City Schools Superintendent, Mr. Cameron Ryba will be speaking.

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and to register
Hosted by Altenheim

When : Thursday, October 25th
Time : 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Where : Altenheim
(main entrance on Pearl Road)

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Superior Business Benefits
for Chamber Members

 Group buying power for Health Insurance and savings on other programs

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'Salute America' Parade
July 25, 2018 at 6:30pm

Homecoming Fireworks
July 28, 2018 at 10:00pm

Business After Hours
August 22, 2018 at 5:30pm
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Indians Game
Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at 7:10pm
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Business Luncheon
September 18, 2018 at 11:30am
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Golf Outing
September 21, 2018 at 10:00am
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Business Luncheon
October 16, 2018 at 11:30am
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Business After Hours
October 25, 2018 at 5:30pm
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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
Gordon Glissman - Countryside, Inc.
Charles Goss - City of Strongsville - Vice President
Dustin Hayden - Fifth Third Bank
Chuck Hollingsworth - Integrity Energy
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
Judith Saran, Office Assistant
18829 Royalton Road, Strongsville, OH 44136