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Chambers celebrating new businesses and anniversaries


PeerlessPEERLESS – The Erie County Chamber of Commerce held a Business After Hours at Peerless Ovens, 334 Harrison St., Sandusky, to celebrate 100 Years of Peerless, a fourth-generation family business owned by Bryan Huntley. Pictured are Matt Krafty, left, social media and accounting; Ted Camella, sales manager; Peg Huff, accounting; Bryan Huntley, owner; Julie Huntley, spouse. Peerless is one of the few remaining family owned manufacturers of food service equipment in the country today. The company has experienced and survived many challenges in its 100-year history, maintaining a tradition of producing high quality products at competitive prices. Jim and Bryan Huntley developed and patented a high-speed InfraRed cooker that helped revolutionize the cooking industry.


Catawba Island Jewelers

Catawba Island Jewelers – The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Catawba Island Jewelers was held on Oct. 1. Representatives from Main Street Port Clinton and the Chamber of Commerce congratulated owner Kristie Pooley on her one-year anniversary. Pictured are board members Gary Macko and Casey Madison along with Pooley and chamber president Nikki Adams. Catawba Island Jewelers is located in Harbor Light Landing.| PHOTO COURTESY OF PORT CLINTON AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE



Bassett’s Hardware and City Market – The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Bassett’s Hardware and City Market was held on Oct. 2. Representatives from the City of Port Clinton, County Commissioners, Main Street Port Clinton and the Chamber of Commerce congratulated the Bassett Family on the Grand Opening. Bassett’s Hardware and City Market located at 1608 East Perry St., Port Clinton. | PHOTO COURTESY OF PORT CLINTON AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE



PHOTOMAKER – A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Photomaker Digital Conversions was held on Sept. 27. Representatives from, Main Street Port Clinton, Chamber of Commerce and the City congratulated owners Bill and Mary Gordon. Photomaker Digital Conversions can convert all your old prints, slides, movies and video tapes to a digital format that can be easily viewed on a T.V., a computer or a smart phone. At the same time, converting to digital copies preserves your precious family history from loss, damage and deterioration. | PHOTO COURTESY OF PORT CLINTON AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE


CF ProfessionalC.F. Professional – C.F. Professional held an After Five to celebrate 30 years on Tuesday, Oct. 15. Gary Gruss, C.F. Professional, owns Generations Hall which will be opening soon. | PHOTO COURTESY OF SENECA REGIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & VISITOR SERVICES


HempCoHEMPCO – A ribbon cutting celebration was held at HempCo Friday, Oct. 25. | PHOTO COURTESY OF SENECA REGIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & VISITOR SERVICES


Edward JonesEDWARD JONES – Rachel Wynkoop, Director of the Chamber of Commerce of Sandusky County, along with Chamber Ambassadors helped celebrate Ken Kreilick, Edward Jones Investment Advisor, and his new office located at 2140 Enterprise Drive in Fremont.

Fremont City Mayor Danny Sanchez joined for the ribbon cutting. “Congratulations to you and thank you for everything that you do,” he said.

“Edward Jones offers so many different things for investors,” said Sandusky County Commissioner Scott Miller. “It’s great to have you in our community.”

Kreilick and his staff, Erica Collins and Lydia Sweeney, offer a variety of insurance and investment plans. From educational savings to retirement and long-term care, Kreilick’s main goal is to ensure that his clients achieve and maintain financial independence.

“I’ve been focusing heavily on helping local business owners with retirement plans for them and their employees. In the past I ran a construction business and I completely understand the difficulties in putting that together,” Kreilick said. “I hope to make that attainable to business owners.”

Kreilick and his wife, Heather, cut the red ribbon with his Seeing Eye Dog, Virgil, by their side. After the ribbon cutting ceremony, a tailgate party was held in the parking lot to welcome current and prospective clients and kick off Fremont Ross’s home game.

For guidance with your finances and insurance, contact Kreilick’s office at 567-314-0008. His office is available Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

The Chamber of Commerce of Sandusky County has been helping businesses succeed since 1946. For information, call 419-332-1591 or visit