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Holiday Party 2008

The Mantua-Shalersville Area Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Holiday Party was held at the Mantua Township Civic Center on Monday, December 15th. A buffet-style dinner included pizza, wings, vegetable and cheese trays as well as appetizers and desserts. Christmas songs played as nearly 50 members and their guests mingled and enjoyed the evening.

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6th Annual Toy Drive - 2008

Again this year, the Mantua-Shalersville Chamber of Commerce placed “Giving Trees” at local businesses, decorated with ornaments representing a less-fortunate child in our community. Community members purchased, wrapped and returned their gift. Older children received gift cards purchased through donations from local businesses and individuals. On Friday, December 12th, Marie Stehli, Mantua-Shalersville Area Chamber of Commerce President and Betsy Woolf, Mantua-Shalersville Fire Department Clerk, sorted the gifts at the Fire Department. The Mantua-Shalersville Chamber of Commerce is very grateful for the generosity of those who donated to this worhty cause.

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Visit From Santa - 2008

On Friday, December 5th, Santa and Mrs. Claus stopped for a visit at the Mantua Mini Park, brought a-top a Mantua-Shalersville Fire Department fire engine. Upon arrival he was greeted by a large group of children eager to see Santa! New this year was the decorating of a Community Christmas Tree, donated by Wintergreen Tree Farm. Donna Hawkins, Mantua Village Mayor started this tradition by inviting those in attendance to bring an ornament to place on the tree. Santa passed out candy canes, donated by Haylett’s Corner Store to all of the children. Carolers could be heard singing old-fashioned Christmas carols as children visited with Santa. This annual tradition, sponsored by the Mantua-Shalersville Chamber of Commerce and organzied by Paulette Nichols was a great evening, enjoyed by all.

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2008 Scholarship Golf Outing

Thank you to the following businesses for their sponsorship of our 2008 Scholarship Golf Outing...

Accurate Auto Glass
Advanced Rehabilitation & Health Specialists
Aetna Plastics
The Community Journal
Cortland Banks
F & S Automotive
Ferrara Electric Co
Graphic Sign & Design
Industrial Connections
Info Spec Computers & More
J&M Construction & Snow Plowing
Kepich Ford
L.M. Kohn & Company
Lakeside Sand & Gravel
Main Street Grille & Brewing Company
Mantua Village Tavern
Marie Louise Stehli, CPA
The Middlefield Banking Company
Napa Mantua Auto Parts
Perfect Choice Auto
Preston Chevy Cadillac
Shalersville Township
Shirley Schuster CPA
Stamm Contracting
Wolf & Pflaum
Metro Motorcycle & ATV
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2008 Scholarship Recipients Named

Each year the Mantua-Shalersville Chamber of Commerce presents scholarships to two outstanding Crestwood seniors. Chosen to receive these scholarships are Bethany Guegold and Laurel Cope. Bethany was a member of the National Honor Society, serving as the organization’s president her junior and senior years, and graduated with a prestigious grade point average of 4.18. Bethany will be attending the University of Akron. Laurel graduated with a grade point average of 3.63 and was a member of the National Honor Society, marching band and Science Club. She also volunteered with the Appalachia Service Project which helped rebuild homes in Biloxi Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina. Laurel will be attending the University of Maine. Congratulations to these outstanding young women. They are wished only the best as they continue their education and pursue their chosen careers! 7/2008

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Front Row: Susan Skrovan, Chamber President and Mantua Township Fiscal Officer Marie Stehli, June Ruehr, JoAnn Solak. Second row: Owner Darin Kelly, Betsy Woolf, Chamber Vice President and Shalersville Township Fiscal Officer Dorothy Caldwell, Mantua Village Mayor Donna Hawkins Shalersville Township Trustee Frank Ruehr

Chamber of Commerce Donates Township & Village Flower Baskets

For the past 4 years the Mantua-Shalersville Area Chamber of Commerce has donated the hanging baskets for Mantua Township, Mantua Village and Shalersville Township. This spring project started with six baskets for each community, with two added this year, the first at the Mantua-Shalersville Fire Department and the second hanging down by the river. In attendance were Marie Stehli, Chamber President and Mantua Township Fiscal Officer; Dorothy Caldwell, Shalersville Fiscal Officer, and Chamber Vice-President; Mantua Donna Hawkins, Mantua Village Mayor; Darin Kelly, Owner of Mantua Gardens; Betsy Woolf, Fiscal Officer of the Mantua-Shalersville Fire Department; Joann Solack; June Ruehr; Sue Skrovan; and Frank Ruehr, Shalersville Township Trustee; met at Mantua Gardens to plant the baskets.Seeking advice from Sue Skrovan of Mantua Township who did such a wonderful job in planting the township’s 2007 baskets and Darin Kelley owner of Mantua Gardens, the group got busy and planted until the project was completed. 5/2008

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2008 Mantua Village Spring Spruce Up / Clean Up
For the past 3 years the Downtown Mantua Revitalization Committee and the Mantua-Shalersville Chamber of Commerce have organized a spring clean up in the Village of Mantua. This year the event slated to take place on May 3rd was rescheduled to the following Saturday due to rainy weather. Despite the cancellation, several individuals still came out and braved the rainy weather and began what would be a two weekend spring cleanup event. The event brought residents, students, elected officials and business owners from all parts of the village and adjoining townships with shovels and rakes in hand. This group worked busily from 9AM until 1PM giving Mantua a “fresh and clean spring look”. Volunteers swept and edged sidewalks, washed windows, picked up litter, pulled weeds along with other various “spruce up” tasks.

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Mantua-Shalersville Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing 2007

On September 4, 2007, the Mantua-Shalersville Area Chamber of Commerce held its annual Golf Outing at the Aurora Country Club. Pictured is the winning foursome, Jerry Szell, Jerry Rosa, Chuck Collins and Jeff Twitt. These shot a 10 under par 62 for the course.

The Golf Outing had 50 golfers participating, and raised over $1500 in scholarship money for two Crestwood area seniors. There were 28 hole sponsors that contributed $100 each, and 15 businesses contributed door prizes.


A wonderful prime rib dinner was enjoyed by all after the outing, and several non-golfers joined the fun. The Chamber thanks the Aurora Country Club and members Graham Harmon and JoAnn Vance for putting together a top notch outing.

Thanks also go to the following hole donors:
Accurate Auto Glass, Advanced Rehabilation and Health Specialists, API & PPG, Approved Statewide Title Agency, Aurora Chrysler Dodge Jeep, Inc, Congressman Steve LaTourette, Cortland Banks, David M. Benjamin, F & S Automotive, Ferrara Electric Co, Graphic Design & Sign, Industrial Connections, Info Spec Computers & More, J&M Construction & Snow Plowing, Kepich Ford, Lakeside Sand & Gravel, Mantua Village Tavern, Marie Louise Stehli, CPA & Wintergreen Tree Farm, McDonalds, Middlefield Bank, Napa Mantua Auto Parts, Perfect Choice Auto Collision, Portage Fire Equipment, Preston Chevy Cadillac, Stamm Contracting, TL Service Center, Wild Rides Inc Metro Motorcycle & ATV and Wolf & Pflaum.

Also a big thanks to the following businesses for providing door prizes: Aflac, Art N' Flowers, Best Little Hair Hut in Mantua, Better Bumper, Carlton Harley Davidson, Chase Bank, Cortland Banks, Eagle Creek Growers, Flower Nook, Grandview Golf Club, Mantua Station Drug, Middlefield Bank, Singleton Reels, Weiskopf Industries, and Windmill Lakes Golf Club. 

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Mantua-Shalersville Chamber of Commerce Spring Cleanup Day

For the second year, volunteers from the Chamber gathered early on May 5 to spruce the Village up for summer. Store windows were washed, sidewalks swept & weeds pulled. Volunteers from left to right include: Joan Sweet, Becky Newell, Lisa Zamecnik, Broc Benner, Michelle Barnauskas, Edie Benner, Ellie Stamm, Bob MacLearie, John Smith.

Thanks to the group & also to local merchants who offered coffee, water & cleaning supplies.


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1st Annual Golf Outing on August 4, 2005 raised over $3,000 for the Chamber scholarship fund. Click here to see pictures from the event.
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Once again, over 80 business owners and area residents enjoyed an authentic German feast, cocktails by a cozy fire, lots of friendly conversation, and great guitar entertainment by local resident, Steve Vanderink during the 3rd Annual Mantua-Shalersville Area Chamber of Commerce Oktoberfest held at Main Street Place Patio & Gardens. Click here to see pictures from the event.

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