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Main Street announces new board members and officers

At the Annual Dinner on April 10, four individuals were elected by the membership to serve on the Board of Directors for Main Street Port Clinton through the year 2017.  They are: Don Clemons with America’s Best Value for his second term; Jasmine Cupp with The Beacon for her first term; Lori Madison with the Frederick Agency for her first term; and William Moore with Erie Shoreline Properties who will serve his first term representing the Port Clinton Area Chamber.  The newly elected board members began their terms on April 1.

Jasmine, Lori, William, and Don will join the following individuals on the Board: Dana Bacak Lynd with the Civilian Marksmanship Program; Ottawa County Auditor Larry Hartlaub; Roseann Hickman with Perfect Color Hair and Tan; Resident Amy Northrop; Jim Recker with Gerner Wolf Walker Funeral Home; Aimee Slater-West with Slater’s Madison Street Pub; and Missy Walker with First National Bank.

Ex-Officio Board members include City of Port Clinton Mayor Vince Leone, Port Clinton Councilman Linda Hartlaub and Duane Myers with Lake Erie Shores & Islands.

At the Annual Dinner, John Madison with the Frederick Agency was thanked for his commitment to Main Street Port Clinton for the past six years. His dedication and energy on the Board will truly be missed.

At the March Board meeting of Main Street Port Clinton, the following officers were elected with terms beginning on April 1: Roseann Hickman, President; Missy Walke, Past-President; Aimee Slater-West, Vice-President; Larry Hartlaub, Treasurer; and Jim Recker, Secretary.

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Port Clinton Chamber of Commerce and Main Street Port Clinton present annual awards

Thursday evening at the Catawba Island Club the Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce and Main Street Port Clinton held their annual dinner and awards ceremony. In a full evening for Port Clinton business leaders, Linda Aigler, chairwoman of the Chamber Board, Laura Schlachter, president of the Port Clinton Chamber, and Missy Walker, President of Main Street, conducted business meetings and elections and presented awards.


Lori Opfer, Carrie McGlothlin

The Lighthouse Award winner is Edgewood Manor nursing home. Edgewood also this year received the prestigious Torch Award from the Better Business Bureau, has an award-winning team of nurses and has a complete rehabilitation team.


Dave McDougall, Vince Leone, Ernie Hopkins

The Beautification Award winner is Veteran’s Park. In the last two years an Eternal Flame and star were added to the park, along with a brass statue, archway and landscaping, all of which have enhanced the hallowed ground that honors our veterans.


Judi Halstead

The 2012 Chamber Bright Star Award winner is Judi Halstead. Halstead has been a devoted Chamber Member, is an integral part of other community and chamber events and emceed the Walleye Festival Grande Parade.


Kevin Lowe and Bill VanDerGiessen

The Outstanding New Business of the Year Award winner is 1812 Food and Spirits and Rosie’s Bar and Grill. Bill Van DerGiessen and Kevin Lowe have restored the Island House to its former glory, providing a vibrant anchor for downtown. 


Dana Bacak-Lynd, Steve Cooper

The Business of the Year Award winner is the Civilian Marksmanship Program. The CMP offers Open Public Shooting every Tuesday and Thursday evening, operates a store at Camp Perry and partners with the Ohio Army National Guard and NRA to conduct the National Matches. 


Larry Hartlaub

Main Street Volunteer of the Year Award winner is Larry Hartlaub. Hartlaub has been Chair of the Economic Restructuring committee for Main Street Port Clinton since 2010, is a vital part of the Walleye Festival and in December was appointed Ottawa County Auditor.


Becky Clemons

Main Street Business of the Year is Bait House River Bar. A former actual bait house, since its founding in 2011 the river-front bar has become popular for entertainment and as a gathering place for locals and visitors all through the summer months.

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