Marie Marrali is first recipient of Chamber's Hugh and Sandy Dawson Award

Mayor Dennis Clough, Marie Marrali and John Sobolewski, executive director of the West Shore Chamber.

LaCentre was the host of the West Shore Chamber of Commerce's May luncheon and award presentation. Longtime chamber member, Marie Marrali of First Federal of Lakewood, was the guest of honor for this event and winner of the first annual Hugh and Sandy Dawson Award.

Hugh Dawson, one of the founders of the West Shore Chamber, was honored after his passing with the Hugh Dawson Award, given to the most outstanding chamber member of the year. With the recent passing of his wife, Sandy, who ran the chamber office for over 30 years, her name has now been added to the honorary award.

As a surprise for the guest of honor, Elvis (or someone who looked just like him) surprised her with a serenade of some of her favorite songs. Westlake Mayor Dennis Clough also presented Marrali with a proclamation and designated May 9 as Marie Marrali Day in Westlake.

Tammy Bertrand

I am the Marketing Manager for the Power of More, a networking organization that combines six local chambers of commerce - West Shore, Fairview Park, North Olmsted, North Coast, North Ridgeville and Olmsted.

Volume 9, Issue 10, Posted 9:41 AM, 05.16.2017