ABOUT THE CHAMBER

The Parma Area Chamber of Commerce is a partnership of people working together to build a better community with collaboration at the heart of all activities. Successful Partnerships with all levels of government and with community organizations make it possible for us to accomplish our goals. The more a business is involved with the community, the more it benefits from the community. Our team is focused on the communities we serve and helping businesses thrive. The Chamber communicates with companies each year about locating to our area, thereby providing more jobs and an increased tax base for community funding and continuously seeks ways to attract more customers into our area.

We’re able to deliver significant benefits and discount opportunities directly to our members through our partnerships with the Northern Ohio Area Chambers of Commerce (NOACC).

Dave Nedrich
President & CEO

For the past 10 years Dave Nedrich has led the Parma Area Chamber of Commerce as the President and Chief Executive Officer. Dave manages the day-to-day operations.  He is focussed on supporting the growth of area businesses, increasing membership and the Chamber’s effectiveness.

Dave retired from General Motors in 2009 after 35 years of service. He was the Communications Manager for General Motors Corporate Communications and was a member of the leadership staff of both the Mansfield and Parma Stamping Plants. He represented GM in this community for 20 years.  

Dave served as Chairman of the Board of University Hospitals Parma Medical Center formally Parma Community General Hospital. Dave represented North Royalton on the board for 11 years. He served as Vice Chairman for three years and chaired the board 7 years. Dave was a member of the Parma Hospital Health Care Foundation Board of Directors from 1991 to 2008.  He was Chairman of the Foundation Board from 2006-2008. Dave has been involved in many other community organizations and served on the board of the Parma Area Chamber for 16 years and was Chairman of the Board of Directors in 1996.  He received the Parma Chamber of Commerce Pride Award in 2008. 

Dave and his wife Laurie have three daughters and five grandchildren and live in North Royalton. 

Chelsey Kovar
Assistant Executive Director

Chelsey Kovar is the Assistant Executive Director of the PACC organization. A multidisciplinary Creative/Art Director with a degree in Visual Communication & Design, Chelsey brings a wealth of marketing, advertising and design knowledge to the her role at the Chamber. In 2019, she was awarded the YWCA’s Distinguished Young Woman of Cleveland award for making a difference in Northeast Ohio through career accomplishments, community involvement and commitment to YWCA’s mission of eliminating racism and empowering women.

Chelsey, a self proclaimed ‘localvore’, is passionate about shopping small + supporting local businesses. As the Assistant Executive Director at the Parma Area Chamber of Commerce, Chelsey’s motto is Growth, Culture & Community. “We want to encourage economic growth in our communities by connecting local leaders and change-makers all while supporting our members through business development, networking, education, advocacy and access to resources.” Connecting the community is an endeavor Chelsey has been working on prior to her working with PACC, as seen by her “#MeetmeinParma” campaign and mural at Brookpark Road and 176’s Parma exit. “It’s a bright greeting to welcome you to our city and encourages people to recognize Parma as the destination it truly is. We have everything and more to live, work and play with more amenities and culture than most realize. We are so lucky to be surrounded by other like-minded cities, who are working towards the same goals.”

Roselys Contreras
Business Relations Intern

Roselys is the newest member of the PACC team as our Business Relations Intern. An international business major at Cuyahoga Community College, she hopes to gain experience in community partnership and economic development. At the chamber, she focuses on reporting and day-to-day business operations. Roselys is bi-lingual and speaks English and Spanish, an ability critical to international business success and an asset to our chamber.

Roselys was a semi-professional volleyball player in the Dominican Republic and loves to play sports. In her free time likes to study & learn about other cultures.

The Parma Area Chamber is one of the largest chamber of commerces in northeast Ohio with a Board of Directors that represent some of the area’s most distinguished businesses. Our Chairman of the Board is elected bi-annually to serve a two year term. Meet our new Chairman & 2020 Board of Directors.