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S. Theresa Carter to Receive the H. Peter Burg Award at the Greater Akron Chamber's 112th Annual Meeting

10/1/2018
Greater Akron—The Greater Akron Chamber has announced that S. Theresa Carter, President of OMNOVA Solutions Foundation, will be the fifteenth recipient of the H. Peter Burg Economic Development Leadership Award.  Carter will be honored on Thursday, March 21, 2019, at the Greater Akron Chamber’s 112th Annual Meeting to be held at the John S. Knight Center.  This award recognizes Carter as someone who has displayed paramount leadership for the advancement of Greater Akron’s economic and community development.

The award was created in memory of H. Peter Burg by the Chamber’s Executive Committee to recognize a leader who embraces economic and community development in the Greater Akron region.  

According to Marc Merklin, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Greater Akron Chamber, “Theresa Carter has been dedicated to this community and to her service to the Chamber.  She embodies the true spirit of this award.  Carter has served on the Chamber’s Board of Directors for 11 years and as Vice Chair of the Chamber’s Services Council on the Executive Committee for 9 years.  She has been the recipient of over twenty awards and recognitions from regional service organizations and served on multiple non-profit boards and advisory councils and committees for organizations such as The NAACP Akron Chapter, the Akron Urban League, and Cleveland Clinic Akron General Medical Center.”

The Greater Akron Chamber will give its members an opportunity to honor Carter at the Chamber’s Annual Meeting on Thursday, March 21, 2019.  Ticketing and sponsorship information on the Annual Meeting will soon be available online at www.greaterakronchamber.org or by phone at (330) 376-5550.  
 
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