May Champions of Leadership Presentation & Recruitment Breakfast


Our Signature Class will meet on Wednesday, May 3rd for their Loving Lorain County Session Day. This Champions of Leadership Breakfast Presentation will be held at the Lorain Palace Theatre. Our Speaker for the day and breakfast are included with your registration. Our Champions of Leadership Speaker is for May is Tony Gallo, President of the Lorain County Chamber of Commerce.

We invite anyone interested in becoming part of the “Best Class of 2018” to join us and experience part of a session day. You are invited to meet the class for breakfast, attend the Champions of Leadership speaking, and partake in the beginning of the current class’ day. This is your chance to see first hand what Leadership is all about. Please contact our office at 440.366.4700 or email with any questions or to register for the morning. 

May’s Breakfast and Presentation will be held at the Lorain Palace Theatre, 217 Broadway Ave. Lorain, OH 44052.  This event is open to everyone so please feel free to join us. Registration is $15 and free for “Best Class of 2018” interested participants.


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** If you are a Bronze level or higher level Alumni the Champion’s of Leadership Breakfast Series is included in your membership. Please RSVP to to reserve your seat.


 Tony Gallo

Anthony (Tony) Gallo is President of the Lorain County Chamber of Commerce, home to nearly 600 business members making it one of the largest chambers in Northeast Ohio.  Previously, he was the Director of Business Development for 10 years at the County Chamber and prior to his stint at the chamber, he was Sales Manager of Wilmot Printing Company in Elyria.  Tony recently ended 4 years as the Board Chairman of NOACC – Northern Ohio Area Chambers of Commerce, representing over 125 Chambers and over 30,000 business members in Northern Ohio.  Tony runs the Lorain County Safety Council – one of over 80 Councils co-sponsored with the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation as part of his duties at the Chamber of Commerce. He was the Inaugural Board Chair for the French Creek YMCA when it was built and opened in Avon in 2010.  He was given the YMCA’s Triangle Award in 2012 for his Volunteer Leadership.  He is a 20 year member of Elyria Sunrise Rotary where he is a 2 time Paul Harris Fellow and past President.  Tony sits on the board of Lorain Growth Corporation, the downtown Lorain “Main Street” organization charged with helping to revitalize the Broadway area in Lorain.  He has been an Associate Member of the Northcoast BIA for nearly 25 years, a past Board Chair of Child Care Resource Center and past Chair of the Lorain County Heart Walk.  He also represents the Chamber as part of the Lorain County Growth Partnership – which focuses on collaboration with partners to promote the Economic Development for all of Lorain County.  Tony currently sits on the advisory board for ReachHigher, a committee of the Educational Service Center of Lorain County, the Campaign Cabinet for United Way of Greater Lorain County, Sponsorship Campaign Committee for the American Cancer Society’s Life Saver’s Ball and is part of the Executive Leadership Team for the American Heart Association’s Lorain County Heart Walk.  Tony is also on the Executive Committee for MOVE, Mobility and Opportunity for a Vibrant Economy, dedicated to increasing transit opportunities in Lorain County.  Tony has also supported many other Lorain County based organizations through his gifts of time, talent and treasure.

Tony is a graduate of the former Admiral King High School in Lorain and received his BS in Business Administration with a major in Marketing and a minor in Advertising from BGSU.  He is married to Theresa, a Registered Nurse and while they have no children of their own, they are Aunt and Uncle to many nieces and nephews.  They enjoy spending time at Kelleys Island with extended family and rooting for the Cleveland Indians.

During his entire business career, Tony has been known for helping to “connect” the right people to come together to do business and helping to further contacts of salesmen and business owners throughout the region – earning him the nickname of “Mr. Lorain County”.


Join us!

Breakfast will be served from 8:00 am with Tony speaking at 8;30 am. Reserve your seat for $15 by calling Chris Kish at (440) 366-4704, online by clicking the “Register Now” button above, or if you’ve already renewed your membership with LLC at a Bronze level or higher your seat is already waiting for you – just let us know you are coming.

Now is a great time to renew your membership. Join us on May 3rd in Lorain. Seats are limited.