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The Chardon Area Chamber of Commerce is led by the Executive Director and a Board of Directors. The Board meets monthly to review financials, discuss Chamber happenings, new developments, and vision for the Chamber, among other topics.



Executive Director

Melissa Ricco

Melissa Ricco serves the Chardon Area Chamber of Commerce with more than 20 years of experience in event planning and administrative organization in fields such as higher education, and the architectural and construction industries.


Aligning herself with organizations that enhance their community, she highlights strategic planning and economic development as significant factors in her role as Executive Director of the Chamber.  With a penchant for collaboration and pooling resources, Melissa works to bolster the business community by advocating for its growth and facilitating member needs.


Melissa holds an Associates of Business Management from Eastern Gateway Community College.  She is an active member of the Chardon Square Association and is a current member of Leadership Geauga - 2024 best class ever!  She lives in the Chardon area with her husband, daughter, two cats, and bees!

Susan Parker


Artemis Property Ventures

Julia Dolsen

Vice President-Elect

Shiffler Equipment Sales, Inc

Debbie Tarr

Vice President of Membership

Active Day

Kristine Frankenberry

Board Member

NAMI Geauga County


Richard Grecar

Board Member

D&S Automotive Collision and Restyling

Heather Hudson-Means

Board Member

American Cancer Society Discovery Shop

Beverly Johnson

Board Member

Howard Hanna Real Estate Services

Ryan Kalcher

Board Member

Alvord Insurance

Judy Lasco

Board Member

Chardon Public Library

Sylvia McGee

Board Member

Beans Coffee Shop & Bistro

Cathy Peters

Past President

PuroClean of Western Reserve

Joe Zulandt

Board Member

Ten10 Design, LLC.

Bill Rice

Board Member

University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center

Jonathan Schneider

Board Member

Huntington National Bank

Steve Yaney

Board Member

City of Chardon

Board of Directors


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