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Northern Medina County Chamber Alliance names new chief

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    Melissa Krebs resigned as president of the Northern Medina County Chamber Alliance with plans to launch a health care business later this year.



Barbara Dzur is the new executive director and CEO of the Northern Medina County Chamber Alliance.


Medina’s economic development marketing associate is heading north to become executive director and CEO of the Northern Medina County Chamber Alliance.

“I am extremely honored to have been selected for this position, as well as very excited to begin working with the (Northern Medina County Chamber Alliance’s) board and membership to move the organization forward,” newly named CEO Barbara J. Dzur said in a statement.

“I am very impressed by the four political subdivisions, the three excellent school systems, the well-established business parks, and the diverse retail development that make up this section of the county,” Dzur said. “I hope that my knowledge of the Northern Medina County businesses, plus my experiences in government, education, economic development, workforce development, and commercial real estate will serve the area well. My priority will be getting out to meet everyone and assessing their needs.”

Dzur, who has been Medina’s marketing associate since January 2016, will replace Melissa Krebs, whose last day is today. Krebs, who led the chamber for 10 years, said in May when she announced her resignation that she will launch a health care business later this year.

Dzur will leave her part-time position in Medina on Friday.

The Medina Township resident has experience working with nonprofits and business organizations, as a director and as a board member. She brings a background in management, with experience in event planning, membership recruitment, business retention and expansion, fund development, and supervision of employees.

Dzur formerly was marketing director of Gerspacher Real Estate Group and twice was the interim director of Main Street Medina.

She has collaborated with economic development and city government officials as an advocate for business and industry.

“The (Northern Medina County Chamber Alliance’s) search committee interviewed many qualified candidates,” Sandra Jenkins, chair of the board, said. “Barbara Dzur’s extensive experience and community involvement made her the perfect choice. We are looking forward to moving ahead with her at the helm.”

Dzur’s position with the chamber alliance will be full time. There is also a part-time office assistant on the staff, Jeannie Merchant, who handles memberships.

The alliance is comprised of businesses in Brunswick, Brunswick Hills Township, Valley City/Liverpool Township and Hinckley Township.

Contact reporter Bob Finnan at (330) 721-4049 or

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