July 24, 2016

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Lynn-Schmitz leaving chamber for Florida job

MEDINA — Debra Lynn-Schmitz has resigned as director of the Greater Medina Chamber of Commerce to take a similar post in Florida.

Lynn-Schmitz will leave her position at the end of February to move to Siesta Key, Fla., where she hopes to end her career in a “familiar, warmer climate,” chamber Chairman Eric Shaffer said.

Debra Lynn-Schmitz

Debra Lynn-Schmitz

“As many of you know, the Sarasota, Fla., area has been an important part of Debra’s life,” Shaffer said, “and in fact she began her career with their chamber and she has family and many friends in the area.”

Lynn-Schmitz said she would miss Medina.

“Medina has been my home for most of life. It is a wonderful community positioned for new opportunities,” she said. “The chamber has been a part of this community for over 75 years and the honor I have had for over 25 years to serve such an outstanding group of leaders has been rewarding far beyond my expectations.”

Shaffer thanked Lynn-Schmitz for her service and said the board would hold a special ceremony for her at its Feb. 4 meeting.

“It isn’t easy to leave Medina, although it is a little easier when the wind chill has dropped to double digits below zero,” Lynn-Schmitz said.

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