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Chamber Announces 30 for the Future Recipients for 2015


Greater Akron—Thirty Greater Akron Region young professionals have been named the recipients of the ninth annual “30 for the Future” award. Part of the Greater Akron Chamber’s strategy to attract and retain talent in the region, the “30 for the Future” award honors young professionals (ages 25-39) whose stellar contributions impact their industries and the Greater Akron Region. A list of the award winners follows:

N.J. Akbar
Kent State University

Costas A. Apostolis, M.D., FACOG
Akron General Medical Center

Blake Babcock
Fast Switch/Focal Point Social Media

Rachel D’Attoma
American Red Cross

Christopher Faircloth
ECDI Akron

Lashawrida Fellows
Boys & Girls Club of the Western Reserve

Michael Fistek, D.O.   
Partners Physician Group - Internal Medicine of Akron, Inc.

Jacqui Flaherty-Ricchiuti
Keep Akron Beautiful

Greg Genega
FirstEnergy Corporation

Ryan D. Hartschuh
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

Brian Hollingsworth
Akron Children’s Hospital Foundation

Amy Corrigall Jones
Summit County Common Pleas Court

Frank LaRose
Ohio Senate

Jeremy Lile
City Hope Akron

Dr. Leia’ Love
Leia’ Love Hair, Nail and Eyelash Salon LLC

Cassie McClellan
InterChez Logistics Systems, Inc.

Jonny Miller
BCG & Company/BCG Systems

Patricia Parianos
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

Brian Peters
Kent State University

Jonathan Phelps
ComDoc Inc.

Christopher P. Reuscher
Roetzel & Andress LPA

Angelique Rogers
Akron Radiology

Michael Schmeltzer
Slater & Zurz, LLP

Mayceo Smith II
City of Joy Life Enrichment Center

Zachary Steiner
The University of Akron

Kevin Tichnell
Sequoia Financial Group

Michael VanBuren
Brouse McDowell, LPA

Kimberly Young
FirstMerit Bank

Dina Younis
GAR Foundation

Paul E. Zindle
The University of Akron School of Law/ Community Legal Aid

The award recipients will be recognized at a ceremony at Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) on Thursday, September 3, 2015, starting at 5:00 p.m.

Independent committees selected the recipients based on the finalists’ professional accomplishments, leadership and community service. Recipients were nominated by members of the Greater Akron Chamber and regional profit and non-profit organizations, including many of the region’s young professional organizations.

The September 3 celebration is open to the public.  Registration for Chamber members is $50 and $60 for non-members. Visit our events calendar at www.greaterakronchamber.org for more information or to RSVP beginning July 1, 2015.

Sponsorships are still available; contact Kim Huff at (330) 237-1253 for sponsorship

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