Carolyn Postell was born and raised in the small town of Philmont, NY. Growing up she was a committed athlete playing a wide variety of sports, including softball. Her love of softball followed her to Cazenovia College where she split her time between softball and her studies. Carolyn transferred to the Junior College of Albany to complete her degree in Interior & Architectural design. This passion paved her path to a product development position for a major furniture manufacturer in North Carolina. In 2012, Carolyn and her family discovered an opportunity to become an owner of The Mosquito Authority. Being a firm believer of the value and joy provided by a mosquito free backyard for her family, she moved her husband and three kids back to NY to share that joy with families across Central New York and Rochester. In 2017, Carolyn sold the business and started Clean and Squeaky, Inc. Clean and Squeaky offers home detailing services including window cleaning, gutter cleaning and home washing. These days Carolyn stays extremely busy managing Clean and Squeaky as well as various side businesses. She still finds time to occasionally indulge her love of interior design, serves on her church board and, of course, she carves out the time to be on the board of the Cicero Chamber of Commerce; joining the board in November 2014 and becoming President in January 2017.
Chairman of the Board
Randy Barnard was born and raised in Central Square, NY. He attended high school at Paul V. Moore High School and graduated in 1997. After high school, he attended the University of Pittsburgh where he left after 2 years due to personal/family conflict. After his departure from the university, Randy joined the work force. Randy started his banking career around 12 years ago at Partners Trust Bank; which later became, and now known as, M&T Bank. Four years later he left M&T to join Pathfinder Bank; which he has been with for about seven and a half years. Randy currently lives with his girlfriend and two dogs in Phoenix, NY. He is active in a golf league during the spring/summer season, and a dart league during the fall/winter season. Randy is also a avid Buffalo Bills, NY Yankees, and SU fan; and has been a season ticket holder for the Bills for the past five years.
1st Vice President
Danielle has been involved with the Cicero Chamber of Commerce for nine years and has been on the board for 2 ½ of those years as the Vice President. To Danielle, being involved with the Chamber means being more involved in the Cicero community and the businesses within the community. Danielle is the co-chair for the annual Cicero Chamber Community Festival and on the chamber’s Ambassador Committee; which welcomes new businesses in the community by supporting them, getting their name out there, brings them business and celebrates their opening and/or milestones. Danielle is a Financial Center Manager for the Cicero office of AmeriCU Credit Union. She has been employed with AmeriCU for over 18 years. Her favorite part of the job is educating their members on how to become more financially successful. Danielle has been married for 32 years, to her best friend, thus far. They have two children and one beautiful granddaughter. They love to camp, travel on their motorcycle, and most important, spend time with family and friends.
“If you haven’t joined the Chamber yet, it’s never too late! Join the Chamber, meet new people and network to help your business grow.” – Danielle Hatashita
Gary Cannerelli has been a member of the Greater Cicero Chamber of Commerce for over 25 years. He served in many positions on the Board of Directors including past Chairman of the Board. He recently retired from O’Brien & Gere Engineers, Inc. (OBG) as a Vice President of their Municipal Infrastructure Division and served as the firm’s representative as Town Engineer for the Town of Cicero for the majority of my career. The Town of Cicero was both his first municipal client responsibility and coincidently many years prior was the first client of OBG. They still continue to provide engineering services to the Town. OBG has been in business since 1945 and serves client consulting needs in Water, Environment, Energy, and Advanced Manufacturing. Their mission is to create a better future each day and to become the premier provider of integrated, innovative, and sustainable solutions with both natural and man-made environments while serving our clients and fellow employees with respect, accountability, integrity, excellence and teamwork. Gary’s goal in initially joining the Chamber was to give back and serve the community in which our firm was providing services. If you are currently considering joining or becoming more involved in the Chamber, he must tell you his experience has allowed him to be involved in many community events such as our annual Community Festival, Cicero Concerts in the Park, Cicero Job Fair, Chamber Vernon Downs Night, and many inter community chamber events. Gary is very grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the Greater Cicero Chamber of Commerce and encourage anyone considering becoming involved to do so.
Jamie Jeroloman is co-owner of Wysockis Manor with his wife Kristin Koehler-Jeroloman. Together they have three children and five companies. Jamie has been a DJ for 17 years and has owned Jammin Beats DJ for 16 of those years. Kristin owns Kailua-J Architects and is a licensed Architect. Together they employ over 40 people. Everything is an adventure together. They took on Wysockis Manor to not only maintain a landmark, but to try to bring it back to the glory it can be. Jamie has been in the wedding industry long enough to understand what people are looking for and how a facility can best accommodate their customers. With Kristin’s background and years of knowledge in architecture, she can help reformat the building from the outside in; and make sure the layout is functional, the spaces best utilized and conforming to all local codes. The kids are a great inspiration and a handful. They love to help out when possible and even take the initiative to try to promote the company. The overall goal is to one day have a complete one-stop-shop for wedding and events. Whether it be a venue, DJ, photographer, cake, chairs, linens, décor or much more. They are hoping people will think of this location in Cicero and stop by.
Harris Kuhr became a member of the Board of Directors with the Chamber in October 2017. Giving back to his community is a goal Harris has had and the Chamber was the perfect avenue for him in achieving this. Harris began participating in Chamber meetings and events in 2016 when he was named the Regional Sales Manager with AAA of Western and Central New York. For those past 2 years, he donated the Grand Prize at the Cicero Summer Festival with trips to Montreal in 2016 and an overnight in Albany with tickets to see Cindy Lauper and Rod Stewart at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in 2017. Harris recently joined Verisma Systems, Inc., a health information technology provider focused on delivering Release of Information solutions. He is their Director of Support Services and is responsible for Verisma’s Customer Service and Call Center Operations, which Harris has over 15 years of experience in this arena. Residing with his family in Clay, Harris wants to be close with our community and continue to contribute however possible in making Cicero and our surrounding area attractive to live and conduct business in. He has two children in the CNS School District. His daughter at the high school is a scholar athlete; excelling in the class room as well as during cross country, indoor and outdoor track seasons. His son, about to head to the Junior High in September, is already finding ways of giving back to our community in being a Boy Scout with Troop 117. When we have a ribbon cutting ceremony, at other sponsored Chamber events and even at our upcoming Cicero Summer Festival, if you see Harris please say hello as he is always ready to chat about anything and would love to share his stories and experiences since becoming active with our Chamber.
Cheryl Tibbits have lived in the Greater North Syracuse, Cicero, and Clay area for 39 years. While their children were growing up, she was involved in every activity / sport they participated in. Being a Cicero Chamber of Commerce Board Member affords her the opportunity to volunteer her time and energy on growth in the community. Retiring in 2017 from her 1st career as a Registered Nurse (RN), Cheryl decided to join her husband Bruce, and eldest son Shane, as a Full Time Real Estate Salesperson. Being an RN has shown her the value of relationships; creating and maintaining a lasting relationship is a HIGH PRIORITY for her. Whether buying or selling, you deserve an advocate who listens, understands and cares about your special needs, shares your passion, and will work to negotiate the BEST DEAL FOR YOU. Cheryl will put her dedication, communication and organization skills to work for you to achieve your goal for a dream home. Customizing existing new home plans is fun for her; having the ability to take a client’s wish and turn it into a 3-D vision is exciting. Multiple finished basements have been constructed and three new construction homes were modified based on her designs. The foundation for her re-design ability comes from her formative years going to job sites with her father – an independent contractor who built and remodeled homes for a living. Cheryl and her husband have 3 adult children and 2 grand-children. Cheryl is very passionate about Syracuse University Sports (Men & Women’s Basketball and Lacrosse, & Football), and enjoy going to an away SU football game yearly with friends.
Linda Lerch has been a resident of the Syracuse area for the past four years. Currently Linda is working for Vanguard Research and Title. Vanguard is a full-service research and title insurance provider, we offer comprehensive real property research, title insurance products, and services throughout the State of New York. Our proprietary software and document management system, network of partners, and drive for perfection, provides you with superior products right when you need them. Linda came to upstate NY in 1981 as the Head Women’s Basketball Coach at Cornell University. Linda was the winningest Coach in program history and held that record for 20 years. She moved to the Syracuse area for a sales job in the title and abstract industry in 2013. It felt like she died and went to basketball heaven. Linda immediately began doing community service work to give back to the community as soon as she arrived in Syracuse. She has served our community as a member of the Task Force for Battered Women, as chairperson of the NY State Girls Basketball Coach and Player of the Year, and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Cicero Chamber. It brings her great joy to see our businesses and community grow. She and others work very hard to make Cicero a better place to live and work.
Cheri continued a career in sales by joining Liberty Mutual Insurance in 2002. After having two small children, and changing careers, she thought it may be challenging but has enjoyed the change. Cheri was able to juggle all responsibilities and succeeded in her role; leading to her promotion as Sales Manager for the last 10 years. The offices she has managed were Utica, Cicero and Oswego. Cheri believes that she is fortunate enough to have a career where she can help people by explaining and sharing stories, and situations, about insurance to others; being the voice that protects what is most important to her clients, their families and their assets. Although insurance may come off as boring, she sees it as very important to have the right coverages and making sure that her customers are properly covered. After managing for 10 years Cheri is back in the field as a Lead Sales Representative, meeting and talking with new customers about auto, homeowners, life insurance, and so much more. In Cheri’s spare time she volunteers for many not-for-profit organizations, attends multiple chamber meetings and ribbon-cutting events. She serves on two boards and educates and shared ideas with local employer accounts that she manages. forms relationships with local dealerships, realtors and mortgage brokers. Cheri also manages to make time with her adult children on a regular basis at home gatherings, family vacation or spending time at their summer home on Oneida Lake. Cheri will continue to help and educate others on how their insurance will protect them in their time of need.
Rick is a lifetime resident of the Syracuse area, growing up in the Cicero- N. Syracuse area and graduating from CNS High School. He moved to Baldwinsville in 1995 and have resided there for the last 21 years. Rick has been married to his lovely wife, Natalie, for 9 years and have three children, Kaitlyn, Morgan, and Gabriel and two grandsons, Jayson and Alexander. In 2014 Rick formed a new company, Zaccaria Development LLC. Shortly thereafter securing their first acquisition, The UPS Store in the Baldwinsville. Over the next 24 months the company added two additional UPS stores in Cicero and Skaneateles. They are currently exploring additional locations in several local markets. Prior to this latest venture Rick took over his father’s small hearing aid company, Action Ear Hearing & Audiology. Under his guidance as President and CEO, Action Ear grew from a single location in North Medical Center to seven locations across three counties. This rapid company growth attracted international hearing aid giant, Beltone Electronics, who acquired Action Ear in 2012. As an innovator and entrepreneur, Rick has always enjoyed designing new products. In 2012 Rick was granted his first U.S. Patent, US8542842B2, for a Remote Programming System for Digital Hearing Aids. He currently have other inventions in various stages of development, including a vehicle assistive device and innovative technology for professional athletes. Rick holds a Master Hearing Dispenser license with NYS and he is qualified NYS Instructor for Hearing aid Dispensers. In addition to his position the Greater Cicero Chamber of Commerce, Rick also serves on the Board of Directors for the Onondaga Civic Development Corporation; holding a committee Chairmanship implementing best practices for the independently owned and operated UPS Stores in NY and Vermont.
Daniel has been with the Cicero Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors for more than 18 years. He has held many positions on the board including Chairman of the Board. Along with being the Chairman, he is the Co-Chairman of the annual Cicero Community Festival and of the annual Job Fair. Daniel moved to Cicero after retiring from the United States Air Force 20 years ago. Nine years ago, he joined the team at Syracuse Community Health Center as the Dental Department Manager. When the center converted to electronic medical records, he took on the new position of Business System Analysis and Trainer. Daniel enjoys working with cutting edge systems and teaching the staff on system operation. He has been married for 32 years, has three adult children and two grandchildren.