North Ridgeville Chamber honors local businesses

The North Ridgeville Chamber of Commerce recognized several area businesses at their annual Business of the Year luncheon held recently at Tom’s Country Place in Avon.

The Business of the Year Award was presented to Xtreme Performance. Xtreme Performance is a family-owned and operated business specializing in an array of services for cars and trucks. They have been in business in North Ridgeville for ten years. Owner Sam Ali also serves on community organizations and supports local youth sports teams.

The award is based on achieving the following criteria, according to an email form Chamber President Marjorie Snyder: community involvement, leadership in the community, aesthetic improvements, and community promotion.

Three finalists were also recognized: Bistro 83; Lorain County Community College Ridge Campus and The Goddard School.

North Ridgeville Eye Care earned the Pride Award for renovation, while Dunkin’ Donuts of North Ridgeville was presented the Pride Award for new construction.

According to Snyder the awards program was initially developed to promote pride and achievement in North Ridgeville.

At the luncheon, members of the Chamber’s Board of Directors were sworn in by North Ridgeville Mayor David Gillock. They are:

Sara Markle, Fifth Third Bank
Martin DeVries, First Federal Lakewood
Jason Jacobs, O’Neill Health Care
Kevin Corcoran, Bob Schmitt Homes
Paul Klein, Great Lakes Publishing
Dr. Carol Novak, North Ridgeville Eye Care
Jack Smith, LC Smith Company
Jennifer Horvatin, North Ridge Health
Dan Forthofer, LCCC Ridge Campus
Tina Hamrick, Boutique IT Solutions
Robyn Ringwall, South of the Square Collision
Dr. James Powell, North Ridgeville City Schools
Andy Lembach, Spooner Risk Control
Chris Hibsman, Mapfre Insurance
Steve Ali – Xtreme Performance

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