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From the Winner's Circle: DORA (Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area)


The Wooster DORA (Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area) is a collaborative initiative led by the Wooster Chamber of Commerce. The spark for this initiative was lit by downtown restaurants and retailers that had limited customer capacity but needed a way to increase traffic downtown. The initiative gave visitors an opportunity to sip, stroll, and explore downtown while patronizing multiple establishments. Join us to hear how Chamber of the Year winner Wooster Area Chamber of Commerce helped to bring life - and foot traffic - back to its downtown during a most challenging time.

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  • Samira Zimmerly

    For more than 10 years, Samira has dedicated her career to supporting the Wooster/Wayne County area through extensive improvements to the Chamber's events/programs and the overall vision of the organization. Samira began part-time at the Chamber, growing in her various roles to now being named the first female President of the organization. Working to enhance her professional skills and leadership, Samira has participated in various programs including but not limited to: Citizens Government Leadership Academy, The Delta Institute, is enrolled in the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Institute of Organizational Management as well as ACCE's Leadership Diversity Program. She also volunteers her time helping to organize "dress night" for the local Night to Shine Prom, is a mentor with O'Huddle and is an active member of the Rotary Club. Samira's hobbies and interests include cooking and watching her two sons play sports.

May 19, 2022
Thu 2:00 PM EDT

Duration 1H 0M

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