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Greater Akron Chamber Presents 30 for the Future Awards for 2016

Greater Akron—Thirty-one Greater Akron Region young professionals have been named the recipients of the tenth 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:
Melissa Adams       
Smithers Information
Bill Albright
The Adjutant General’s Department
Susan Burnoski      
Apple Growth Partners
Katie Carver Reed  
Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank/Fairlawn and Hudson Schools of Music
Chip Clupper
County of Summit, Executive Shapiro’s Office
Willie Cook   
Turner Construction
Rosheadra Edwards         
FirstEnergy Corporation
Michael Evans       
Cleveland Clinic Akron General

Lavar Jacobs
Not Just October/Metro RTA
Willy Kollman         
The University of Akron
Jennifer L. Kramer, APR     
Kent State University
Zachary J. Mellion, MDM, MSD      
Mellion Orthodontics
Erica Millen  
FirstEnergy Corporation
Selena Myers         
Stark State College
Ellen Lander Nischt  
City of Akron
Amanda Parker
Brouse McDowell
Kelli L. Peiffer, DO     
Montrose Primary Care - PPG
Kendra C. Philon        
Meaden & Moore, Ltd.
Dave Rich    
Community Health Center
Lindsay Ridinger    
Summit Education Initiative
Rick Rockich
Acquire Investments
Jessica Lane Rowan        
Lane Rowan Consulting
Nathan D. Sargent
Summa Health at Home
Diana L. Selzer
Westfield Bank
Michael A. Sferro       
Towpath Credit Union
Craig B. Sisak, MSPT
Summa at Home
James Skakun       
Bober Markey Fedorovich
Adam Snyder         
Emilia Sykes
Ohio House of Representatives
David Talenda         
Cohen & Company
Stephanie Torok     
Robert W. Baird
The award recipients will be recognized at a ceremony on the evening of Thursday, September 29, 2016, at E.J. Thomas Hall. This event is sponsored by Kent State University and the Akron Beacon Journal. 
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 29 celebration is open to the public. Individual tickets are $55 for Chamber members and $65 for non-members.  Visit our events calendar under Connect at www.greaterakronchamber.org for more information or to purchase your ticket(s).
Sponsorships are still available; contact Kurt Leibensperger at (330) 376 - 5550 for sponsorship information.
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