Meet the individual who leads the Euclid’s Chamber a talented visionary, collaborator, and maker of change.
Betty J. Weaver, MSSA
As its Executive Director, Betty J. Weaver is focused on advancing our state and finding opportunities for improvement; whether by advocating, promoting, and strengthening communities or by building prosperity through a healthy economy. A strong business sector with stability for communities is Betty’s objective. She has dedicated her professional career to moving communities and businesses forward. Betty has made a tremendous impact on communities helping vulnerable populations overcome barriers, inequalities, and injustices. Most recently, she served as the Executive Director of Gathering Hope House, a mental health recovery organization with an impressive history of visionary leadership, helping organizations innovate, thrive, and grow. In addition to leading the Chamber, Betty serves on numerous boards and committees. Betty is an ordained Clergy. She received her Bachelor’s in Social Work from Ursuline College and a Master of Science in Social Administration from the Case Western Reserve University; Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences where she was noted as a Scholar and viewed as a leader in the community. She has 25+ years of extensive experience in Non-Profit Organization Management and Leadership. A recipient of several awards for her outstanding leadership and advocacy on both state and federal levels, Betty has earned a distinguished reputation as a catalyst for change and voice of hope to communities. Betty is a person of Vision, Value and Voice. In 2018, she received the Excellence Award for being an essential piece in mental health recovery. Betty resides in Strongsville, Ohio and has two beautiful daughters and three amazing grandchildren.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Our organization is supported by a diverse group of business leaders who are passionate about growing the vibrancy and economic prosperity of our Euclid Chamber & the Euclid Community.
As Chair, Tina’s role is to lead the Board of Directors, support Committee Chairs, make strategic connections with partners and elected officials and create opportunities to support the growth of the Chamber, business community and the City of Euclid.
On a professional front, Tina is the Human Resources Manager for Euclid based HGR Industrial Surplus, Inc. where she works closely with HGR owners in creatively developing, implementing and maintaining a company culture that revolves around self-accountability and a strongly shared dedication toward continuous growth and success for both employees and organization.
HGR Industrial Surplus, rooted in Euclid since 1998 also believes in being an active supporter of the community and participating where it can to assist in the growth and success of the city. This belief along with Tina’s ability to lead and develop provided an opportunity for her to be an active member of the Euclid Chamber of Commerce.
She is passionate about the City of Euclid and all it has to offer it’s community and businesses.
In addition to the Euclid Chamber of Commerce, Tina also volunteers as the Secretary of the Greater Euclid Kiwanis whose focus is to help youth in Euclid, and serves as Coordinator for the High Five Club a social club for adults with varying disabilities.
IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIRPERSON
As Past Chair, Tami’s role is to provide guidance and support to the current Chair. Sharing her outstanding years of leadership, wisdom and strategic planning with current Chair and Trustee Officers to continue and elaborate upon the growth of the Chamber, business community and the City of Euclid.
Tami is the President and CEO of the HELP Foundation located in Euclid. Tami’s career with HELP Foundation began 33 years ago as an unpaid Social Work intern. Today, Tami continues to guide HELP with her strategic eye for collaboration, compassion, determination, and rigor to ensure HELP’s consumers have the highest quality care to live their best lives, on their own terms. Through Tami’s inspired leadership, unparalleled expertise, and tireless effort she has exemplified HELP’s mission and has shaped the agency into one of the most respected and valued IDD service organizations in the field.
HELP Foundation was created in 1965 by a group of families with loved ones who had Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Our founders wished to create and provide better ways to care for those living with these disabilities, and to improve the way our society viewed and treated them. Today HELP serves more than 900 individuals each year throughout northeast Ohio with residential, adult day support, vocational services, and our summer program for children.
As Treasurer, Laura shall be responsible for the safeguarding of all funds received by the chamber and for their proper disbursement. She is responsible for the monthly reporting to the Board of Trustees.
Laura Kidder has over 25 years’ experience in commercial operations managing more than fifteen sites including shopping centers, upscale malls, and a full-service hotel. She is employed by the City of Euclid as manager for the Shore Cultural Centre and is responsible for its day-to-day operations including leasing, finance and budgeting, marketing, and special events.
Laura received the 2010 Bluestone Award and a Proclamation award from the City of Euclid. In 1991, she received an award from the City Of Wickliffe Fire Department for saving a person’s life by performing the Heimlich maneuver.
Laura also serves as Treasurer on the Executive Boards for the Kiwanis Club of Greater Euclid. Laura has completed the ICSC shopping center management program and holds a diploma from Southeastern Academy. She has attended Lakeland Community College where she studied accounting. Her exceptional organizational and planning skills have assisted local organizations and working with the Secret Service on an event for President Bill Clinton.