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Doug Studer, Pres.Business Consultant
Betti Harmon, TreasurerH & R Block
Dr. Heather DemosFamily Eye Care Centers
Wayne FosterFoster Funeral Home and Crematory
Dave GiacoGiaco Enterprises/Arby’s
Gordon HahnHuron TownshipTrustee
Greg HenselBlue Frog Marketing
Dr. Justin LongLight Touch Dentistry
Sharon MaloneCivista Bank
Bill MurrayFirelands Wealth Management
Supt. Dennis MuratoriHuron City Schools
Judy PoormanLatanick Equipment
Ryan ReffnerEdward Jones Investments
Dean SchnurrBGSU Firelands
Tom Solberg, Jr. Huron Lagoons Marina/Holiday Harbor
Kristann WeberKalahari Waterpark Resorts
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A gallery of fun-loving fellows (and a few gals) had a great
dayon the lush, rolling greens at Sawmill Creek Golf Club
lastmonth. They were part of what has become a
longstandingtradition in the Huron Chamber, the 20th annual Don
Billl-man Memorial Golf Outing.
An avid golfer, who founded the outing in the early 1980s,
Donserved as Chamber treasurer for some 20 years until his
un-timely death in 1996.
In addition to the chance to win a 2017 Chevy Malibu,
com-pliments of Foster Chevrolet, if they could sink a
hole-in-one,the players were trying hard to Beat The Chief.
Danielle Peffley, branch manager at First Federal Savings of
Lo-rain, egged on the golfers, challenging them to loft a drive
fur-ther than Huron Police Chief Bob Lippert. Very few were ableto
outdo him, creating a nice size pot for the Chamber’s
The Dolyk-Zeiher team came in with the lowest score overall,with
a 61. Playing with captain Kevin Wright were AdamSmith, Kevin
McGraw and Michael Eirons.
Taking second place, with a 63, were the Kitchens by Java
team,consisting of Jeff “Java” Hessler, Steve Brownell, Tony and
Third place honors went to the United Insurance team,
whosemembers tied with a 63. The team consisted of Dan Moncher,Kyle
Brubaker, Patrick O’Hara and Josh Mesenblurg.
A large group of generous Chamber members came through asmajor
sponsors for the event. Gold sponsors were LighthouseReal Estate,
Family Eye Care Center, Admiral’s Pointe Nursing&
Rehabilitation, Restore Pro, Huron Lagoons Marina and Hol-iday
Harbor. Silver sponsor was Ryan Reffner of Edward
Hole sponsors included: Arby’s/Huron, Billman
GeologicalConsultants,The Billman Family, Blue Frog Marketing,
Civista Bank, Cornell’s Foods, “The Cottage at Water’s Edge,
Craw-ford Insurance Group, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Doug’s Dogz
Donuts, First Federal Savings, Flynn Py & Kruse, Foster
Fu-neral Home & Crematory, Foster Chevrolet, Kitchens by
Java,Latanick Equipment, Linda Armstrong, Re/Max,
Marconi’sRestaurant, McDonald’s, The Other Wine Guy, Payne,
Nickles& Company, Providence Care Centers and Southshore
Assisting in many other ways were additional donors: BarNorth,
Barnes Nursery, Berardi’s Restaurant, Cameo Pizza,Domino’s Pizza,
Eagle Creek Golf Course, Huron Market,Huron Pizza House, Huron
Playhouse, Huron Yacht Club,Jim’s Pizza Box, I 5’s, Ken Lee
Creations, Lucky Stone Promo-tions, Mesenburg Catering, Nobil’s
Trophies, Pied Piper, PlumBrook Country Club, Red Lobster, Sandusky
Fish Company,Lodge at Sawmill Creek, Spa Kalahari, Subway,
ThunderbirdHills Golf Course, Sawmill Creek Golf Club and
Volunteers for this year ’s event were: Marge Billman,
MarisBrenner, Sheila Ehrhardt, Kathy Hammond, Judy Ineson,
JaneWindisch, Jody Brown, Mallory Fitzsimmons, Dr. Lowell John-son,
Sharon Malone, Judy Poorman, Phyllis Wassner, MattCummings, Jeff
“Java” Hessler, Danielle Peffley, and DougStuder. Thanks also to
Ryan and the Sawmill Golf Club staff.
Chamber’s Billman Memorial Marks Two Decades
The game was Beat TheChief, but Huron Police
Chief Bob Lippert bestedmany Chamber members in a contest to see
could make the longest drive.
Talking up the game wasDanielle Peffley of
First Federal Savings of Lorain.
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HHS Students Learn Charity Begins At HomeWhat started out as a
small, family-owned business morethan 35 years ago, Coles Energy
has grown to a conglom-erate of more than 60 retail locations,
including conven-ience stores located adjacent to service stations,
along withTaco Bell, Dunkin Donuts and Subway food outlets.
Headquartered at 3619 State Route 113 in Milan, the com-pany was
founded by Edwin “Mick” Coles. Thus the originof the “Mickey Mart”
name for the spacious, family-friendly stores located throughout
north central Ohio.
In 2014 Danny Coles purchased the company from his fa-ther and
has integrated many exciting new elements to thebusiness. “We have
a lot of cool stuff going on and overall,the business is growing
like crazy, said Jim Sanfillippo, VPof finance and controller for
the company. “
The newest convenience store, located at 4701 Milan Roadin
Sandusky, opened on July 12. The store at Main Streetand Route 6
has long been a part of the Huron landscape.
In any given year, some2,000 people are employedat the many
stores andthere are 15 full-time em-ployees at the corporate
You’ll soon see the companymascot, Mickey the Moose,perched atop
the many Colesoutlets. He’s going to becomea social media star of a
digitalcoloring book and even has acomic book coming out thatwill
chronicle his many ad-ventures. The books, whichsell for 99 cents,
than just comics, they are filled with educationaland historical
stories, as well as word games.
The unique family business was recently recognized at a
na-tional meeting of BP executives and owners for its
“A lot of time is invested in making your Mickey Mart visit atop
notch experience,” said Sanfillipo.
Mickey The Moose Is New Coles Energy Mascot
Mickey’s a comic book star.
Mickey the Moose is the new mascot for Coles Energy.
Huron High School students have longbeen known as being a caring
group ofkids. Throughout the year they stage sev-eral fundraisers
for various needy projects.With the help of the Huron Rotary
Club,they have formed an Interact Club whichseeks to serve the
students, the commu-nity and the world in multiple
For its first endeavor, club members didn'tneed to look very far
afield. When BrianMoser, local Rotary president and club ad-viser,
first met with the students last No-vember, they began searching
for aworthwhile first project. It wasn't long be-fore they found a
need for more comfort-able seating than the bar stools that were
being used in teacherRoger Blevins' science lab. The stools offered
no back support andmade it hard to concentrate on their work.
After much consideration, Interact Club members decided to
takeon the chair project as students in all grades are taught by
Blevinsin his class throughout the school day.
With bakes sales, a spaghetti dinner, and more fundraisers
theyorganized in following months, club members collected $1,400in
donations to buy 27 lab chairs with back support.The newchairs came
just in time before the school year started.
“The kids love them— there was such a positive response,”Blevins
said. “I learned that the learning environment is impor-tant. If
they’re uncomfortable, they won’t have an easy time learn-ing.”
Club members also presented a check for money raised to
HuronSchools’ board of education at their meeting in August, using
theirtime to introduce the group and their first major
accomplishment.Throughout the school year, the group will put on
more commu-nity events. They recently hosted a Halloween event at
the highschool and a Father-Daughter dance in February, to name a
As for international outreach, the group will participate in
Oper-ation Christmas Child, a project by Samaritan’s Purse that
sendsshoeboxes with toys and educational items for children in
foreigncountries. Being part of Interact Club has been an
eye-openingexperience for members as they’re learning how to meet
“There’s a lot to be done in the community,” said senior
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Left to right it is Brian Moser, Hanna Brunow, Priya Kurtz,
Caitlyn McNulty, Nathan Lehman, Cassan-dra Dircks, Grace Moser,
Brooke Ritzler, Sarah Blevins, and Roger Blevins.
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427 Main Street, Huron419-433-2437
www.firstfedlorain.comJamie KingIndependent Agent419-357-8948 /
Joe HaybergerIndependent Agent419-357-5087 / [email protected]
Henry “Mac” LehrerIndependent Agent419-357-4004 /
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Rye Beach RentalLeRoy & Judy Sharp5014 W. Bogart Rd.,
Sandusky, OH 44870Phone: (419)684-5304Email:
[email protected] Rental
Rustic OarSteve McNulty132 N. Main Street, Huron, OH 44839Phone:
(419)616-0005Email: [email protected]
Mark Advertising (past member)Shelly Chesbro1600 5th Street,
Sandusky, OH 44870Phone: (419)626-9000Email:
Lakewood ShoresElaine & Ohlan Brock163 Arlington Drive,
Bellevue, OH 44811Phone: (419)217-1327Email:
[email protected] Rental
Simply YoursErinn Wasiniak215 Center Street. Huron, OH
44839Email: [email protected] Planning and
Sebastian Dental, LLCCarlyn & John Wise204 Cleveland Rd.,
West, Huron, OH 44839Phone: (419)616-6000Email:
Blue Frog MarketingGreg Hensel103 Wall Street, Huron, OH
[email protected]/Advertising/Website Design
Stacy James, LLC407 Kiwanis Avenue, Huron, OH 44839Phone:
(614)286-6320Email: [email protected] Company/Real
Huron Chamber New MembersMany of the early settlers buried in
one of Huron’s cemeteriesdonned their Sunday best recently and came
to “life” near each oftheir tombstones.
Crowds gathered for the mystical event but none were
frightenedaway. Instead they listened in rapt attention as the man
who firstsettled Huron spoke of the many problems that they faced
morethan a century ago.
The Huron Historical Society organized “A Night At The
Ceme-tery,” a living history tour featuring nine of the people
connectedin some way to the cemetery, or buried there.
These local storytellers, dressed in very authentic
costumes,spoke of the Indian attacks on the young settlement, the
choleraepidemic that caused the deaths of hundreds of the new
residentsand the effect that the Civil War had on the
Dressed in a classic top hat, tail coat and a quilted vest set
offwith a silk ascot, Wayne Foster, our local funeral director for
31years, told an intriguing tale of Henry Krock, Huron’s first
A cabinet maker by trade, Krock realized that combining
hiswoodworking skills to create caskets for the funeral business
couldbe a profitable combination.
Foster brought his private collection of tools and make-up used
corpses thenalong with awicket casketused to carrythe body
fromthe home tothe funeral par-lor and back tothe home,where
friendsand relativeswere received.The body wasfinally put in
awooden casketjust before in-terment.
Jann Glann, aveteran actressand dramateacher, told a
heart-wrenching story of the havoc wreaked on oursmall town by the
The evening took the crowds on a nostalgic trip back into
thetimes of Indians, a bustling downtown, a thriving lake port and
toview the digging in of family roots here in Huron.
Cemetery Walk Brings To Life Early Huron History
Once again, Executive Director Amy Roldan has added sevennew
members to the Huron Chamber roster and also broughtback to the
fold the good folks at Mark Advertising. She’s mak-ing this one of
the fastest growing Chambers in the area.
Mark Advertising has been a full service ad agency and
printingentity in the Erie County area for some 40 years.
Another new member is the marketing and advertising com-pany,
Blue Frog Marketing, owned by Greg Hensel. They arebased here in
Lots of prospective visitors check the website each spring,
look-ing for accommodations, making the Chamber’s cottage list-ings
on the website very popular. Judy and Leroy Sharp’s RyeBeach Rental
and Elaine and Ohlan Block’s Lakewood Shoreshave become a part of
Huron’s burgeoning “cottage industry.”
Carolyn and John Wise are the owners of Sebastian Dental,
cated at 204 Cleveland Road, West. Dr. Carolyn Wise treats
pa-tients at the Ohio Vetertans Home several days each week.
TheHuron office is open Monday and Friday. They occupy the for-mer
offices of Dr. James Kilbury.
Erinn Wasiniak, a veteran of the hospitality industry; has
acompany called “Simply Yours.” She can handle all of the de-tails
for everything from a child’s birthday party to an
Many of the recent new member businesses share unusualnames. A
longstanding tradition in Huron history, once knownas the Twine
House, is now the Rustic Oar. Stephen McNultyhas given the
riverfront lounge and restaurant an entirely newlook.
Stacy James, LLC, has opened a real estate and holding com-pany
and owns the building occupied by Refresh With StyleShop and our
newest business in town, Do Good Studio.
By Sheila EhrhardtSam Martello, the man who started a tradition
of fine Italiancooking in Huron at the small eastside restaurant he
founded in1963, passed away on October 8.
Sam first came to Huron to work at Consolo’s Safeway
Market,operated by his cousins on the east side of Berlin and
Clevelandroads. In the early ‘60s he opened the breakfast and lunch
eateryacross the street.
In 1984 the restaurant moved over into the much larger
formergrocery store. With his son, Carlo at his side, the Martellos
havecreated a world-class “trattoria”
Sam, an avid gardener, could often be found tending the
heirloomtomatoes, basil and oregano that he nurtured for use in
their sig-nature Italian sauces.
As a Huron resident for nearly six decades, I thought that I
wasfamiliar with the many anecdotes that we’ve all shared about
theabundance of unique nicknames so many of the Huron nativeshave
been tagged with as they were growing up.
I recently met Maggie Marconi, director of the Follett House
Mu-seum, and asked her if she was related to the Marconi’s of
Huron.As I was talking with her, it struck me that there are no
Marconi’sin Huron, just the restaurant.
She explained that the restaurant name is derived from the
MARfor the Martellos, the CON for the Consolo family and the I at
theend, which gives it a touch of Italian ambiance.
Sam is survived by his beloved wife, Dolly; his son and
daughter-in-law Carlo and Kim Martello, and his granddaughters
Julia,Lauren and Anna. We’re going to miss you, Sam.
Wayne Foster portrayed his predecessor, Henry Krock,Huron’s
first undertaker and displayed an authentic wickercasket and
make-up tools used in the last century.
Rest In Peace Sam Martello
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Enjoying the lush plants, great food and friends at the Barnes
Nurs-ery After Hours are (l. to r.) Gretchen Studer, Judy and Rick
Poor-man, and the new Chamber president, Doug Studer.
Renee Franklin, Christine Crawford and Jennifer Kilbury
sharednews of the very successful Grow Huron program that placed
largedecorative pots of colorful blooming plants all along Main
Chatting with Huron City Council member Phyllis Wassner, (l.)
areBenjamin Reid, Huron Library director, John Paul Jones,
marketingdirector of the Huron Playhouse, and Benjamin’s wife,
The Civista Bank team included, (l. to r.) Chuck Malone, Jon
Clark, SkipBarnes and Bob Cox.
This quartet took first place honors at the 20th annual Don
BillmanMemorial Golf Outing. From left to right are Kyle Wright,
AdamSmith, Kevin McGraw,and Michael Eirons.
The Family Eye Care Center team was the only coed team, but they
faredwell. From left, Chad Zumberger, Dr. Heather Demos, Chris
Parthmore andLiann Moser.
On the Huron Lagoons Marina team are (l. to r.) Don Grieves,
Brandon Stone,Matt Solberg and Bryan Monak.
Dr. Justin Longand his wife,
Cara, brought thenewest “junior”Chamber mem-ber, their
son, Price, to theevent.
The Huron Rotary Club sponsored their annual Halloween party at
the HHS gym.
Joe and Cori Dike, (r.) greet Chamber members at the After Hours
along theriver at their Old Fish House. With them are Joanne
Berardi (l.) and MarisBrenner.
Christine Bell, Joe’s mom, operates the unique coffee house and
snack shopat the foot of the Huron Pier. An adjacent shop, located
right on the river, is30 North Bait, selling a wide variety of
tackle and bait.
Judy and Mike Ryan enjoy the spectacular view from the Quarry
Hill Winerytasting room during a Chamber After Hours.
Chamber members sample Mac McLelland’s award winning wines.
The new owners of thePort Huron Plaza hosteda progressive
AfterHours on July 28, withguests stopping in at allstores to be
eligible forsome great prizes. RedBlend, a barbershopgroup,
entertained a galsgetting their pre-wed-ding “pedis” at SmallCity
Business After HoursKalahari Resort
Thursday, December 1st5:00-7:00 pm
“What a great way to start the day with a family run while
building up your appetite for your Thanksgiving meal.”
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5th Annual 5K/Walk-Run TURKEY DASHJudi Lively Memorial -
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2016 Chamber Moments & Memor ies