Humphries Inducted Into Business Hall of Fame

Oct 20, 2017
Regional Chamber President & CEO Tom Humphries is among five prominent northeast Ohio business leaders who will be inducted into the 2017 class of Cleveland Magazine’s Community Leader Business Hall of Fame on November 2 in Cleveland.

Regional Chamber President & CEO Tom Humphries is among five prominent northeast Ohio business leaders who will be inducted into the 2017 class of Cleveland Magazine’s Community Leader Business Hall of Fame on November 2 in Cleveland.

The Business Hall of Fame—established in 1996—recognizes men and women who have made a deep impact on their businesses and in the community and are chosen each year by a blue-ribbon panel of northeast Ohio business executives. Humphries will be recognized alongside fellow inductees Ronn Richard, president and CEO, Cleveland Foundation; Rick Maron, founder and partner, MRN Ltd.; Jack Kahl, Founder and retired CEO, ShurTech Brands LLC; and Jody Berg, president and CEO, Vitamix.

Humphries said, “I am truly honored not only to be among the prestigious group being inducted into the Hall of Fame this year, but also to be part of an institution that has recognized hundreds of business leaders and visionaries from northeast Ohio, including in our Valley.”

While five Valley businessmen have been inducted into the Business Hall of Fame, Humphries is the first to be recognized from the Youngstown/Warren area since 2005, when Sam Covelli was inducted. (Joe Schwebel, Schwebel Baking Co. was inducted in 2004; Clarence Smith from Compco Industries in 2003; and Edward DeBartolo Sr. and John Payiavlas of AVI Foodsystems in 2000).

Lute Harmon Sr., executive publisher, Cleveland Magazine’s Community Leader, said, “The Business Hall of Fame not only celebrates the finest business minds in northeast Ohio but individuals whose commitment to good works uplifts the community and strengthens the economy.

Induction into the Hall of Fame is recognition of leadership that goes beyond simple dollars-and-cents success. It signifies extraordinary expertise in business matched by extraordinary devotion to making the community a better place to live and work.”

Humphries will retire from the Regional Chamber on Dec. 31 after having served as president & CEO for 20 years. The Chamber community will honor his achievements at a special Farewell Celebration event on Nov. 18 at Mr. Anthony’s in Boardman. Details and registration are available at regionalchamber.com.