Chamber Acknowledges Contributions of Retiring Board Members

Submitted by Orrville Chamber on Mon, 01/18/2021 - 3:56pm

Focused on strategic initiatives to connect Chamber members with resources that support workforce and community, four retiring members of the Orrville Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors contributed a legacy of leadership during their terms of service to the organization.

OACC Directors that retired during the board meeting on December 17, 2020 included past board chairs, Jennifer Kessel (2017 Chair) CEO, Aultman Orrville Hospital, and Vince Tricomi (2018 and 2019 Chair), Vice President, Business Development, PFI Displays. Also completing terms of service were Heather Zimmerly, Human Resource Manager, SmithFoods and Kerry Pickett, co-owner, Pickett and Pickett Tax and Investments.

“The impact these leaders had on defining the core focus of the Orrville Area Chamber of Commerce and boldly leading the transformation of the organization towards Vision 2025 has been incredibly significant,” remarked Lori Reinbolt, Chamber president and CEO.

Kessel joined the Board in 2015 as a leader new to the Orrville Area. “It has been my honor to serve alongside an outstanding group of community leaders. As a champion for the business community across Eastern Wayne County, the Chamber has set forth a vision to provide value for every member’s investment.” stated Kessel.

Major accomplishments of the OACC Board in the last six years included: renovation of the Chamber office building; conceptualization of Vision 2025 strategic plan; operational policy and procedure development; organizational marketing re-brand; and the transition to a value-based membership investment tier structure.

“The Orrville Area Chamber has evolved into a valuable resource for all size businesses,” stated Pickett.  “It’s been an exciting ride and participation has afforded our small business visibility that we simply could not have done on our own.”

“The Chamber’s focus on building strong long-term relationships with its members by listening to their needs and striving to be an essential resource has allowed us to deliver a high level of service to our members,” shared Zimmerly.

The Orrville Area Chamber of Commerce was founded July 20, 1915 and has been helping businesses thrive in Orrville and the vicinity of eastern Wayne County, Ohio for one hundred five years.  Learn more about how the OACC can be a resource for your business by visiting

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