Mentor Area Chamber Announces 2018 Award Winners
Chamber honors business and community leaders at its annual Awards Luncheon Meeting

(MENTOR, OH) – The Mentor Area Chamber of Commerce today announced the winners of the 2018 Chamber Awards for Business of the Year and Citizen of the Year.

Kim Fraser was selected to be honored as Citizen of the Year.  She has been bringing increased awareness and understanding of mental and behavioral health to the Mentor Community since 1994.  Kim has been working tirelessly trying to educate everyone from schools, senior centers, law enforcement, businesses and the workforce on the opiate epidemic in our community, a matter she cares for deeply.  She most recently was awarded a Distinguished Leadership Award from the ALP ( Association of Leadership Programs).

Longo/Greci Italian Restaurant is recognized as Business of the Year for their excellent customer service and partnership with the Mentor community.  They have sponsored youth athletic teams of every kind for over 40 years including providing meals and fundraising opportunities not only in Mentor but across Lake County.  The Longo/Greci Family partners with organizations such as Kops for Kids(Mentor), Camp Sue Osborn, Friends of Womensafe, Lake Humane Society, churches, schools and many more.  The family has served the Mentor community since 1969 and most recently held a fundraising event for Officer Mathew Mazany’s family.

Additionally, the Mentor Area Chamber of Commerce Board of directors has decided to award an Honorary Lifetime Membership to A.R. (Skip) Trombetti. The board nominated and selected Trombetti, former owner of Van’s Photo and Mentor Photo Source, for his service to the chamber, specifically his years of professional photography assistance at hundreds of chamber events.

Since 1965, the Mentor Area Chamber of Commerce has honored outstanding leaders and businesses that enrich the Mentor community through their accomplishments and activities.  The Mentor Chamber will formally recognize their 2018 award winners at the Mentor Area Chamber of Commerce monthly membership luncheon on Tuesday, November 13th from 11:30am-1:00pm at the Holiday Inn at Route 306, Mentor, OH 44060.   For more information on the program, please contact the Mentor Area Chamber at (440) 255-1616 or 

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