April 2013 - West Chester Liberty Chamber Alliance

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April 2013 - West Chester Liberty Chamber Alliance

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APRIL 2013 VOL. LIII ISSUE XVI

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ANNIVERSARY

CELEBRATION

CONNECTING PEOPLE AND POSSIBILITIES IN WEST CHESTER

AND LIBERTY TOWNSHIPS AND THE I-75 GROWTH CORRIDOR

ANNIVERSARY

CELEBRATION

THE ANNUAL CELEBRATION & AWARDS DINNER RECEPIENTS

(SEE PAGE 23 FOR MORE)


Chamber Staff & Associates

EXECUTIVE

JOE HINSON, IOM, President & CEO

jahinson@TheChamberAlliance.com

ADMINISTRATION

MIKE POWELL, CPA Finance Director

mpowell@TheChamberAlliance.com

MICHELLE HEALEY, Administrative Coordinator

mhealey@TheChamberAlliance.com

SPECIAL EVENTS & MARKETING

KATHY RAMBO, Vice President/Special Events

ktrambo@TheChamberAlliance.com

ALISON MIUCCIO, Marketing Director

amiuccio@TheChamberAlliance.com

MEMBERSHIP

KENNI BLACHÉ, Membership Services Director

kjblache@TheChamberAlliance.com

JAY D’ARCY, Senior Membership Account Executive

jhdarcy@TheChamberAlliance.com

KAREN LOUDER, Membership Services Representative

kLouder@TheChamberAlliance.com

ADVOCACY

BOB WIWI, Small Business Advocate

bwiwi@TheChamberAlliance.com

GEORGE GLOVER, Government Relations

glover@focusedcapitolsolutions.com

BUTLER TECH

JAN KESSELRING, Director of Workforce Services

& Community Outreach Liaison

kesselringj@Butlertech.org

West ChesterLiberty Chamber Alliance

2013 Sustaining Sponsors

As of March 1, 2013

The West ChesterLiberty Chamber Alliance salutes our Sustaining Sponsors. We

acknowledge the following members and thank them for their support of the Chamber, its

programs, events and services provided to the businesses and organizations of this area.

DIAMOND

Mercy Health Fairfield Hospital

Butler Tech

UC Health - WC Hospital

GOLD

West Chester Township

SUPER SILVER

Atrium Medical Center

Clark Schaefer Hackett

Cox Media Group - Ohio

Graydon Head

HORAN

Kemba Credit Union

Sebaly Shillito + Dyer

Thompson Hine LLP

SILVER

Amylin Ohio, LLC

Children’s Hospital

Fifth Third Bank

First Financial Bank

Liberty Township

Taco Bell/Uno’s Chicago Grill

SUPER BRONZE

Carriage Hill

Chaco Credit Union

Clark-Theders Insurance Agency, Inc.

Four Bridges Country Club

Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine

UnitedHealthcare

BRONZE

Alternative Computer Technology, Inc.

Cintas Document Management

Dry Cleaning Shop

Duke Energy

Emery Credit Union

Flagel, Huber, Flagel & Co

Frost Brown Todd

McGill, Smith Punshon

North Ridge Realty Group

North Side Bank & Trust Company

Northwestern Mutual Financial Network

Planes Companies

PNC BANK

Schumacher Dugan Construction Co.

SCORE

Time Warner Cable

US Bank

For more information, please call Jay D’Arcy at 513.777.3600.

EXECUTIVE BOARD

CHAIR KAREN MUELLER - HORAN

VICE CHAIR RON ROHLFING – West Chester Hospital

SECRETARY DEBORAH BRENNEMAN – Thompson Hine LLP

LEE GEIGER – Graydon Head

ERIC HARMON - Cincy Magazine

JOE HINSON – West ChesterLiberty Chamber Alliance

TOM HOLDING – Lincoln Financial Advisors

CHAR MASON – Cincinnati Children’s Liberty Campus

CHRISTINE MATACIC – Liberty Township Trustee

BILL MILLER - Butler Tech

JENNIFER PORTER – Cincinnati Marriott North @ Union Centre

KEITH RICHBURG – Fifth Third Bank

TOM URBAN – Mercy Health – Fairfield Hospital

JOHN VENTURELLA – Clark Schaefer Hackett

APRIL IS INCOME TAX MONTH!

Important Tax Deadlines for Businesses

April 15 isn't the only important tax date for business owners. The following dates

are important to keep in mind:

• Annual returns. Most annual returns are due April 15 for unincorporated

companies and S corporations. C corporations must file annual corporate

returns within two-and-a-half months after the close of their fiscal year.

• Estimated taxes. Estimated taxes are due four times a year: April 15,

June 15, September 15, and January 15.

• Sales taxes. Sales taxes are due quarterly or monthly, depending on

the rules in your state.

• Employee taxes. Depending on the size of your payroll, employee

taxes are due weekly, monthly or quarterly.

Make sure you organize your records, work with your tax preparation professionals

and check your returns to ensure accuracy! And don’t forget to keep all tax

records for at least seven years.

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FROM THE DESK OF

Joe Hinson, IOM

- President & CEO

AN OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE

A DIFFERENCE

Each month we focus our article on the

latest business trends, information to help

educate and inform you about our area,

and what to look for to maximize your

investment with our Chamber. This month

we are asking you to look at getting more

involved in our communities.

Last month the Caring Community

Caucus (C3) organized and led a first

ever community event at Miami University

VOALC, that brought over 100 community

leaders together. It was a memorable day for our communities! With the

premise of inclusive communities = stronger communities,

the afternoon was spent listening to short presentations, participating in

breakout sessions and coming together in a forum of open dialogue - all

with the purpose to understand the strengths of our community and the

needs of our residents. To put it another way, to identify, collaborate and

effectively serve our local neighbors who are struggling.

Leadership, geography, history and socio-economic status all are

traditionally used to explain success of community and its well-being. A

community’s well-being is dependent on the quality of relationships among

the citizens of that community. In the book, Bowling Alone, the author

Robert Putman refers to this as social capital. Social capital creates

a sense of belonging thus enhancing the overall health of a community.

Pressures of time and money, suburbanization, the effect of electronic

entertainment, and perhaps most importantly the generational change

appear to all have been contributing factors to the challenges communities

experience today.

While building a community, beliefs are at the base of that community. A

few of those beliefs are regarding ethics, values, spirituality, human rights

and diversity. While building upon those beliefs, learning is necessary. This

learning takes place through individual initiative and team interaction,

providing an arena for creative opportunities.

Community is something we do together. Infrastructure, roads, water,

sewer, electricity and housing provides the shell within which people live.

It is within this shell that people do the things together that allow them to

sustain livelihoods. These include, but are not limited to, education, health

care, business, recreation, and spiritual celebration. People working together

with shared understandings and expectations are what provide a place of

strong community.

You have an opportunity to help us provide that place as three more

meetings will occur this year (one per quarter). They will focus on the needs

within specific sectors of our community, as well as follow up from the

previous meeting. These meetings will include professionally facilitated

discussions designed to provide opportunities to collaborate, share best

practices, and create action plans.

The Faith Alliance seized the opportunity to explore those challenges with

support from Chamber members; The Character Council, The Community

Foundation, Hillandale Communities, Miami University VOA, along with the

Chamber. This outreach began by including community representatives from

churches, mosques, temples and other worship sites. Also included were

representatives from business, government, social services and education.

The goals for this community initiative are threefold:

1. LINK resources together and gain greater understanding of the

needs of our community.

2. EMPOWER community partners to build collaborative efforts and

efficiently provide services.

3. SERVE our immediate community by reaching out to those in need

within Liberty and West Chester Townships.

What would happen if we all came together to understand, collaborate, and

deliver real life changing solutions to those in need? That time has come!

To whom much is given, much is expected. Won’t you please join us for

the next quarterly meeting to see how together we can help build a model

community for the future? Please call me at 513.777.3600 for more

information.

Thank you for being a valued member of the West Chester

Liberty Chamber Alliance. Together we grow your business!

West ChesterLiberty Chamber Alliance MISSION STATEMENT

A regional community leader promoting business innovation and growth, advocating free enterprise, addressing

issues of regional and community significance and leading our members to a higher quality of life.

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West ChesterLiberty Chamber Alliance

THE

VOICESM

The VOICE is published monthly by the West ChesterLiberty

Chamber Alliance, 8922 Beckett Road, West Chester, OH 45069.

Telephone: 513.777.3600

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Subscriptions are included in the annual dues of each Chamber membership.

PUBLISHER...................................................................................Joe Hinson

EDITOR...................................................................................Alison Miuccio

PHOTOGRAPHY....................................................... Len Kaltman Photography

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS.............. Melissa Askren, Erin Brestelli, Ann Farmiga,

Laura Hoppa, Dr. Karen Mantia

DESIGNER....................................................................Cox Media Group Ohio

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Send address changes to West ChesterLiberty Chamber Alliance,

8922 Beckett Road, West Chester, OH 45069.

Advertising

Chamber members can advertise in The VOICE and reach more than

1000 leaders in the southeastern Butler County business community.

For cost and specifics, call Alison Miuccio, 513.777.3600 or email

amiuccio@TheChamberAlliance.com.

Subscriptions

The VOICE is mailed to Chamber members as a benefit of membership.

Additional subscriptions are available to Chamber members at $75 per

year. Non-member subscriptions are $100 per year. For information, call

513.777.3600.

Submissions

Articles, photos and advertisements for The VOICE must be received at the

Chamber office by the 1st of each month to be included in the upcoming

edition. No article in this magazine may be reprinted without the permission

of the West ChesterLiberty Chamber Alliance.

ANNIVERSARY

CELEBRATION

Chamber Cost Cutters

Listed Alphabetically by Service

COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY

Tom Farrell, farrell@altcomp.com

ANNIVERSARY

CELEBRATION

Kedrick Fitzgerald, kedrick@legendwebworks.com

GROUP HEALTH CARE

Ronda Halcomb, halcombbenefits@swohio.twcbc.com

Matt Appenzeller, matt@joinsoca.com

MERCHANT SERVICES

Your Partner for all your Credit Card Processing needs!

info@cincypayprotec.com

OFFICE SUPPLIES

Natasha Bryant, natasha.bryant@officedepot.com

WORKERS COMPENSATION

Brandon Hunter, hunter@hunterconsulting.com

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Four Bridges Country Club Hires New

General Manager

Sean McClain has been hired as the new

General Manager of Four Bridges Country

Club based on his successful 19 years

in the industry, his extraordinary level of

detail and organization, and overall commitment and focus on improvement

to the membership experience.

Having been in the club management business for 19 years, Sean has

developed a wide array of competencies and skills that will be a great overall

asset to the Club. He most recently served as the Assistant GM/F&B Director

& Events Coordinator at Wetherington Country Club.

Sean has “hands on” experience in all aspects of Club operations, including,

but not limited to food and beverage service, golf and sports administration,

accounting and financials, marketing, special event sales and coordination,

and staff, vendor and member relations. He will be responsible for the

management of all aspects of the Club and will oversee staff to ensure that

members and guests enjoy premier service, a quality product and an exciting

calendar of events. For more information, visit www.fourbridges.com.

SELF’s Microenterprise and Microloan

Program Wins Statewide Best Practice Award

Supports to Encourage Low-income Families (SELF) won a Best Practice award

from the John Glenn School of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University for

the Butler County Microenterprise & Microloan program.

The Butler County Microenterprise and Microloan program is a partnership

between SELF, BizTech Center and Neighborhood Housing Services to help low

and moderate income individuals learn how to start a new business and the

opportunity to apply for small business loans.

“We are very pleased to have received our 20th Best Practice Award,” said

Jeffrey Diver, executive director of SELF. “The Butler County Microenterprise and

Microloan program helps low and moderate income individuals realize their

dreams of business ownership.”

The John Glenn School of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University and

OACAA have developed the Best

Practice Awards to honor innovative

and effective Community Action

Agency programs that measurably

meet the needs of clients, families and

communities by helping low-income

people become more self-sufficient.

SELF and its partners accept their Best Practices Award. Pictured from left: Lorie DiStaola of Neighborhood

Housing Services, Jeffrey Diver of SELF and Marilyn Collmer of BizTech Center.

NEW HIRE AT J.D. CLOUD & CO

J.D. Cloud & Co. L.L.P. is pleased to announce the hiring

of Russell Hipsky as staff accountant. Russell has an M.S.

degree in accounting from UC. J.D. Cloud & Co. L.L.P.,

founded in 1913, is the oldest independent certified

public accounting firm in Greater Cincinnati and will soon

celebrate 100 years of serving clients in the Tri-State

region of Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky and Southeastern Indiana. For more

information, please call 513.621.1188 or visit their website: www.jdcloud.com.

Prize-Winning Robotics Team from

Hopewell Junior School

Hopewell Junior School students Paige Bentley, Elizabeth Cutler, Emma

Stiefel, and Jessica Townsend won the FIRST® LEGO® League Thunderhawks

Regional Tournament Grand Champion Award. They were recognized for their

accomplishments at a recent Lakota Local Schools board meeting.

Their team, The PEAs, have been working together for 18 months. In addition

to competing, they lead an afterschool robotics school program for elementary

school students, are planning to present their project at COSI’s Science Day,

and are looking forward to competing for FLL®’s Global Innovation Award.

FLL®, a collaboration of For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and

Technology and The Lego Group, is a program to encourage youths’ exploration

of science and technology.

From left: Board President Joan Powell, Emma Stiefel, Paige Bentley, Julie Shaffer, Elizabeth Cutler, Jessica

Townsend, Ray Murray, Superintendent Karen Mantia, Ben Dibble, Vice President Lynda O’Connor.

Mathematics Awareness Month is in April

The Huntington Learning Centers in

the West Chester area are joining

schools, colleges, universities,

student groups, and other associations and interest groups to celebrate

Mathematics Awareness Month. An annual celebration, Mathematics Awareness

Month began in 1986 when President Ronald Reagan issued a proclamation for

National Mathematics Awareness Week.

The theme this year is “Mathematics of Sustainability,” which illustrates the

challenge of balancing human needs against the world’s limited resources.

Mathematicians and other practitioners in a variety of fields use math to help

the world understand this complex issue.

“Math is such a critical part of the solution to the problems humanity faces,”

says Eileen Huntington, co-founder of Huntington Learning Center. “As the world

seeks to address and overcome these problems in today’s complex world,

undoubtedly math will move to the forefront. Huntington is proud to celebrate

Mathematics Awareness Month and raise awareness of math’s important role in

achieving world sustainability.”

For more tips to help students learn math, contact Daniel Mathis, Huntington

Learning Center of West Chester at 513.860.4416 or mathisd@hlcmail.com or

visit www.huntingtonhelps.com.

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DidYouKnow?

… You can work with a Chamber Advisor to help you with the business

challenges that may be keeping you up at night? Chamber Advisors

are available to consult on crafting marketing campaigns; navigating

legal or tax issues; creating estate and business plans; improving the

effectiveness of your salespeople; refinancing and mortgages; selecting

insurance; accepting credit cards; and much more! Free sixty minute

private consultations are available. Visit www.TheChamberAlliance.com

and click on the big blue ‘Business Questions’ button

Join us for a Business After Hours at

7900 Cox Road in West Chester

Wednesday, April 17th 5-7pm

Join us for food, beverages and

great after work networking.

Members Only

For Your Calendar

May 22 EPCON Communities

June 12 Homearama at Carriage Hill

July 17 Courtyard by Marriott

August 14 M/I Homes

September 25 At Your Service

October 16 Residence Inn by Marriott

November 13 Staybridge Suites Cincinnati

North West Chester

December 4 Chesterwood Village

Wish You Were Here!

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Applications are available now for the Leadership 21 Class of

2014 on the Chamber website: www.TheChamberAlliance.com!

Leadership 21 is a Chamber Alliance program designed to improve the quantity, quality and

effectiveness of leaders along the I-75 Growth Corridor and within the communities of West

Chester and Liberty Townships. Area leaders will participate in a variety of programs that will

enhance their knowledge of the community and give them that extra leadership training which

provides that edge you need today in business.

The Class of 2014 will begin in September of 2013 and run thru May 2014 with graduation

in September 2014. The 9 monthly, full-day sessions (one day a month) allow participants

to explore education, history, government, criminal justice, communications and economic

development, just to name a few. PLUS, the class will visit the county jail, the local police

department, schools, food pantries, hospitals and other businesses which will offer a clearer

picture of the community in which they live and do business.

Need more information, please call Kenni Blaché at 513.777.3600.

The Character Council promotes 49 character qualities that help

to strengthen and grow the fabric of ourselves, our businesses,

our families and our community. Each month The Chamber

Alliance highlights an individual who demonstrates a different

characteristic. Our Chamber feels it’s important to honor those

who contribute and make a difference in our community in many

ways; this is another way we do just that.

“Collaborative”

Deb Costner, Media Consultant for Cox Ohio Media Group

“She is extraordinarily hard working, dedicated, customer focused and

passionate about her job,” said Kathleen Lane, Advertising Manager for Cox

Ohio Media Group. “She is not about herself, but about what is best for the

customer.”

Do you know someone who demonstrates a character quality you admire?

Please email Alison Miuccio at amiuccio@TheChamberAlliance.com or for

more information, visit www.charactercincinnati.org. This Character highlight

is provided each month by Erin Brestelli, Marketing Director for West Chester

Chiropractic Center.

The April Character Quality

Virtue

“The moral excellence evident in my life as I consistently do what is right.”

DidYouKnow?

… Monthly Member Luncheons are open

to members and non-members? So next

time you RSVP for the luncheon, think about

bringing someone with you that may benefit

from the luncheon and ultimately, from our

Chamber. Reservations can be made at

www.TheChamberAlliance.com or by calling

513.777.3600.

May 14

June 11

July 9

Be sure to add these luncheon dates

to your 2013 calendar:

August 13

September 10

October 8

November 12

December 10

ANNIVERSARY

CELEBRATION

Proud to be the Region’s First Chamber of Character

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What’s New in

West Chester Township

www.westchesteroh.org

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WEST CHESTER UNIVERSITY:

INFORMATIVE PROGRAMS CATER TO RESIDENTS’ AND BUSINESS’ INTERESTS

West Chester University is a series of

informative programs offered to enhance

communication between West Chester

Township and residents and businesses

of the community. The subjects covered

in West Chester University programming

are topical and instruction is provided by a

“faculty” of knowledgeable professionals in

the applicable field.

In addition to unique programs offered in

2013, the West Chester police and fire

departments offer a slate of classes on CPR/

First Aid, self-defense, Neighborhood Watch,

Citizen Police Academy and more.

All West Chester University programming

is posted to the Township’s website at

WestChesterOH.org/WestChesterUniversity.

cfm.

Programming is free, but pre-registration is

requested. There is a small materials fee for

some CPR/First Aid classes.

“Need to Know” Guide to Building

Better Neighborhoods

April 3, 7 to 9 p.m. at West Chester Library

This is an informative training session on how

homeowners can work independently and

as a neighborhood to protect their property

investment. Learn about property maintenance

codes, impacts of foreclosed properties and

permitting, as well as crime prevention

information.

Emergency Preparedness -

Severe Weather Safety

May 1, 7 to 9 p.m. at West Chester Library

West Chester public safety and weather

experts will offer insight into severe weather

predictions and how to react to severe weather

warnings. Also learn how to prepare ahead of

time for the potential of severe weather.

Wildlife Management

in Neighborhoods

July 18, 7 to 9 p.m. at West Chester Library

Wildlife experts will offer important information

on how to live harmoniously with wildlife in

your own back yard, and steps to take when

situations are not so harmonious.

What Lies Beneath?

September 17, 7 to 9 p.m. at

West Chester Library

Learn about the public utilities, right-of-way

and easements associated with residential

properties. What is under the ground on your

property and for what are you responsible?

Also, learn how you can protect the

infrastructure beneath the surface.

To register, email bwilson@westchesteroh.org.

WEST CHESTER

THROUGH THE

CAMERA LENS

A call to all amateur and

professional photographers: West

Chester Township is partnering with

The Arts Council of West Chester-

Liberty to present the 2013 West

Chester Photo Contest. Submitted

photos must feature some aspect

of the West Chester community—a

park, an event, people at a public

event or other element of the

community.

Prizes will be awarded in each category and there will be a

public show of the entries. Photographs may also be reproduced

with photographer credit in West Chester Township marketing

materials. Deadline for submissions is November 1, 2013.

Ethan Bryant was selected as the first-place winner in the 2012

West Chester Photography Contest sponsored by The Arts

Council of West Chester and Liberty.

Mr. Bryant captured an image of a lightning strike with the First

Financial Bank Clock Tower on The Square in the foreground.

Second-place was awarded to Colin Hester for a photograph

of the West Chester Hospital façade.

Details of the 2013 West Chester Photography Contest can

also be found at WestChesterOH.org/photocontest.cfm.

Be a fan of our new Facebook page (West Chester Township) and be among the

first to get news of band schedules for The Square @ Union Centre and more.

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What’s New in

Liberty Township

www.liberty-township.com

THE CHRIST HOSPITAL HEALTH

NETWORK BRINGS CARDIOVASCULAR

SERVICES TO LIBERTY TOWNSHIP

The Christ Hospital Health Network is

now open in Liberty Township at 7335

Yankee Road, near the Liberty Way

Interchange at I-75 and just off Butler

County Veterans Highway (State Route 129). This new location offers access

to advanced outpatient heart and vascular care including a comprehensive

cardiovascular testing center and The Christ Hospital Physicians – Ohio

Heart & Vascular, the office of Pete Caples, MD; George S. George, MD;

Madhukar Gupta, MD; Monica Hunter, MD; Thomas O’Brien, MD; Greg

Parker, MD; Robert Pelberg, MD; John Szawaluk, MD; and Ted Waller, MD.

The physicians specialize in general cardiology, advanced heart failure,

cardiac rhythm disturbances, advanced hypertension and peripheral

vascular disease. Patient appointments are available by calling

513.863.5362.

Network. “It is an exciting time of development in the Cincinnati-Dayton

metroplex area, and we are very pleased to play a key role in making

superior healthcare available to this growing population.”

“We are proud to provide Liberty Township and the surrounding communities

increased access to the highest quality heart and vascular care available,”

said Chris Thomson, executive director of the heart and vascular service line

at The Christ Hospital Health

MORE NEW BUSINESS NEWS IN LIBERTY TOWNSHIP...

Anytime Fitness has opened a new location along Route 4 at 5501 Liberty Square Drive in the Kroger plaza. Anytime Fitness of Liberty Township

combines state-of-the-art security and convenience (24/7/365 day access). They are family-owned and operated by a local experienced veteran of

the fitness industry. Call 513.330.5640 for more information.

Comey & Shepherd has plans to build a new, free-standing office along

Cincinnati-Dayton Road in front of the Mercy Health building and Liberty Falls retail center. They will relocate from their current Liberty Township

location about a mile south behind McDonald’s. Be on the lookout for construction to begin in the coming weeks.

Dos Amigos has plans to open a new location near the Kroger Marketplace off Yankee and Cincinnati-Dayton Roads. The Mexican restaurant

franchise has other operations in the Dayton market.

Watson’s has announced plans to open a new satellite store in Liberty Township between the Kroger Marketplace and Weight Watchers at 7338

Yankee Road in April. The pool and patio supply superstore has several satellite or accessory locations throughout the Greater Cincinnati and Dayton

region. Watson’s offers a wide variety of indoor and outdoor living products.

member of the parks committee.

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DidYouKnow?

... The Chamber Alliance hosts a Regional Business

Expo every May? This year it will be at Skatetown

USA on the 14th. This is the largest B2B Expo on the

I-75 Growth Corridor! Sponsorships and booths are

still available. Call Kathy Rambo at 513.777.3600 or

email her at ktrambo@TheChamberAlliance.com for

more information or to book your booth.

CALCULATE YOUR CHAMBER ROI

Membership with the West ChesterLiberty Chamber Alliance is a

great investment; and you can expect the return on that investment in

real dollars and cents. The source of returns differs from business to

business and with our wide variety of businesses as members, we see

an equally wide variety of returns.

Have you calculated the value of your membership in dollars and

cents? Calculate your Chamber ROI with our online calculator; easily

accessible from our website www.TheChamberAlliance.com.

Joe Hinson, President & CEO of the West ChesterLiberty Chamber

Alliance said “More than ever, your return on investment is paramount

to your future buying decisions and this also holds true with your

Chamber membership. We’ve designed all of our programs and

services to maximize your investment. Plug in the corresponding

numbers and see for yourself that it does pay to be a member of the

West ChesterLiberty Chamber Alliance.”

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MEMBER TO MEMBER DISCOUNT

Visit Oberer’s Flowers during the month of April 2013 and

receive 20% off just by being a Chamber Alliance member!

Network, Educate, eXtend, Transform

NEXT – Connecting Young Professionals is a group within the West

ChesterLiberty Chamber Alliance for our young professional members

and non-members (21-40 years old) to build relationships, become

active in the Chamber and in the community.

All events are held from 5-7pm:

7675 Cox Lane

West Chester, Oh 45069

513.333.7435

www.oberers.com code W20

Offer expires April 30, 2013

May 2

June 6

August 1

Networking at the Wingate by Wyndham, West Chester

After Hours on the Square at Union Centre

Networking at the Wingate by Wyndham, West Chester

Check the resources below for details or call the Chamber at

513.777.3600.

www.TheChamberAlliance.com

NextYP

ANNIVERSARY

CELEBRATION

Phone reminders: text “NEXTYP” to 96362

@NEXTYP

Ruben Gonzalez

Keynote Speaker-

A four-time Olympian and

internationally recognized

expert on developing

mental toughness.

ANNIVERSARY

CELEBRATION

West ChesterLiberty Chamber Alliance

SATELLITE OFFICE

Liberty Township

The Everest Award, now in it’s second

year, will be presented to three people

who have reached the heights of being a

legend or leader. The honorees have made

a significant positive impact on business,

the community or quality of life within the

I-75 Growth Corridor.

sponsored by

Mercy Health Center at Liberty Falls

6770 Cincinnati-Dayton Road

MORE INFORMATION TO COME…

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March Luncheon Recap

Workplace Safety

You are sitting reading this article at work, at home, or on a park bench

when suddenly someone comes at you with a gun. What’s your first

reaction? Would you be frozen, would you scream, would you get up

and run? As hard as it is to sometimes think of these scenarios, it’s

realistic to talk about them. Sandy Hook Elementary brought a new light

on this subject a couple months ago, making this sometimes awkward

conversation a very real and important lesson to go over in our schools and

workplaces. An overview of Workplace Safety was brought to the entire West

Chester Liberty Chamber Alliance for the March Luncheon, and it was one

of the most valuable and informative luncheons, really making you think

about life at home and in the office.

SPEAKER - Officer Jeff Newman, West Chester Township Police Department

Public Affairs Officer Jeff Newman brought instant reactions to attendees. A

very important message was shared by Newman, “Be vigilant at all times,

and take certain steps during a time of crisis.” This luncheon, much like

all the others was not one to miss as Officer Newman walked us through

these very scenarios with great information and the occasional humorous

comment!

Officer Newman has been in the police force for 14 years and is currently a

Liberty Township resident. He has been awarded a handful of accolades for

his stellar work, is married with two children, and his wife is also an active

service worker as a Lakota Local Schools teacher.

The purpose of the Workplace Safety classes is to “get you thinking!” When

you come across a coworker, a boss, a person on the street - the many

expressions that might show on their faces may be very different from the

way they will react. Whether we are at work or with our families, we should

always be on guard.

A few important points include:

• While entering a building, look at where the exits are in case you have

to head out quickly -- do you know what direction you will be running?

• What’s in front of you or around you that can be used as a weapon for

protection?

• Are you at a restaurant where forks, knives, and plates are present?

• Is there a big projector in the middle of your business meeting that can

be unplugged and used as a throwing object?

• Keeping your eye on these things constantly makes you better prepared

should a situation come up.

There is a new way in how each one of us should, and can react in any

situation when faced with a gunman. It’s being taught in schools and

businesses and called “A.L.I.C.E.” which is an acronym for Alert, Lockdown,

Inform, Counter, and Evacuate. The main objective of the program is to

provide students, staff, etc. with options to increase their chances of

survival during an “Active Shooter on Campus” emergency. Where the

traditional lockdown response is passive in nature (lock doors, turn out

lights and wait for help), “A.L.I.C.E.” is considered a more aggressive

response.

This new way of thinking is current with the times and teaches people to

react in a self-surviving way; doing whatever they can to escape and to stay

safe, as well as being reactive instead of frozen. The West Chester Police are

available to present A.L.I.C.E. at your place of employment, organization, or

school. This valuable information is very relevant, especially after the Sandy

Hook Elementary School shooting, among others.

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EMCEE - Britt Scearce, Emery Federal Credit Union

Chamber Members attending a Monthly Luncheon for the first time (left

to right): Bernard Caldwell, East Butler County Family YMCA; Marlyn

Duppstadt, Kate Leonhart & Scott Richardson, SentriLock; Jan Collins,

Putters Sports Grill; Joe Hinson, West Chester (small square) Liberty

Chamber Alliance; Ron Lindeman, Superior Cable Assemblies; Peter

Pond, Amylin Ohio LLC; Brent Cullen, Cullen Chiropractic & Wellness

Center; Ronda Croucher, One Way Farm; Chris Suriano & Ashley Greene,

Wetherington Golf & Country Club

Officer Newman reminded attendees to call 911! He said, “You will not

be bothering anyone, this call for service is what the Police Department

is there for.” We learned that 911 actually has a couple of different

operators who determine if the situation is an emergency or not, so even

if you are suspicious of someone, you are urged to call. Contact the West

Chester Police Department to set up your workplace safety training by

calling them at 513.777.2231 or visit 9577 Beckett Road, Suite 500 in

West Chester.

Lastly, thanks to the luncheon emcee, Britt Scearce of Emery Federal

Credit Union, who did a great job of keeping everyone engaged and

informed.

MELISSA ASKREN

Sign Tech

513.588.3661

m.askren@signtech-signs.com


This Month’s Luncheon

Tuesday, April 9th

Wetherington Golf & Country Club

7337 Country Club Lane in West Chester

11:30am–1:30pm

LUNCHEON SPONSOR - West Chester Hospital (left to right): Tom

Daskalakis, Jennifer Garcia, Debbie Conradi, Tammy Benzinger, Ron

Rohlfing, Flo Stahly, Donna Meyer, Chas Woolf, Grant Wenzel

Power of Plants

Just in time for spring, Tracy Murray,

General Manager of Delhi Landscape

Services, will be speaking to attendees about landscaping that

creates curb appeal, office appeal and people appeal. She’ll help you

understand what your landscaping says about you, your company and

its service. The emcee will be Christine Matacic, President of the

Liberty Township Trustees.

Next Month’s Luncheon

DISPLAY - Deb Costner, Today’s Pulse

Tuesday, May 14th

Skatetown USA

8730 N. Pavilion Lane in West Chester

11:30am–1:30pm

Tommy Tuberville, Head Football Coach,

at the University of Cincinnati will address

luncheon attendees about Leadership and

his experience as CEO of the UC football team. Tuberville served as the

head football coach at the University of Mississippi, Auburn University

and at Texas Tech University and was assistant Coach at Miami (FL). He

was named, AFCA, Associated Press, Paul “Bear” Bryant, FCA, SEC and

Walter Camp Coach of the Year, after Auburn’s 13–0 season in 2004.

The emcee will be Rachael Wade.

DISPLAY - Ian Murray, Kerry Murray, Mike Murray of Murray Multimedia

Resources, LLC

Join us for this high energy luncheon! The cost for members is $32 and

non-members $40.

DISPLAY - Bob Hesch,

Flagel Huber Flagel

How To RSVP For the April Luncheon

Call the Chamber at 513.777.3600 or visit TheChamberAlliance.com.

Luncheons are held the second Tuesday of each month from 11:30am - 1:30pm.

Cancel before noon on the Monday before the lunch to avoid being charged.

$27 - for members and employees of member organizations who RSVP

by the Friday before each Luncheon

$32 - for members who RSVP after the Friday before the Luncheon

$40 - for non-members

Pay by check, Mastercard, VISA or Discover and avoid the registration line. Special dietary

needs will gladly be taken care of by letting us know when you RSVP for the luncheon.

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at the

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Join a Join variety a variety of of businesses from Dayton to Northern KY KY showcasing their their

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products and services. Admission is FREE & there will be 100+ booths.

The Largest Business-to-Business Expo on the I-75 Growth Corridor

Tuesday, May 14th from 1-5pm

Skatetown USA in West Chester

Join a variety of businesses from Dayton to Northern KY showcasing their

products and services. Admission is FREE & there will be 100+ booths.

For more information on booking your booth, contact

Kathy Rambo at 513.777.3600 or email

ktrambo@TheChamberAlliance.com

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Presenting Sponsors

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For more information on booking your booth, contact

Kathy Rambo at 513.777.3600 or email

ktrambo@TheChamberAlliance.com

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CONNECTING THE DOTS

Drew Dinkelacker, MarketingAccelerator.com

Drew Dinkelacker knows

a little something about

generating leads, converting

prospects and re-engaging

customers. As president

of MarketingAccelerator.

com, he helps clients

build marketing strategies

that communicate strong,

compelling messages

through appropriate tactics.

Drew has clearly identified

his Chamber membership

as a successful tactic in

the growth plan of his own

business.

A member of the West Chester Liberty Chamber Alliance for over 3 years,

Drew has very mindfully elected to spend his business resources here.

He’s chosen this organization over others because “it’s the right size, it

has high member participation, and it’s exceptionally well run. It’s a good

investment.”

Because he considers his membership an investment, Drew actively

participates. He regularly attends Monthly Luncheons, which he’s found to

be a great avenue for quality introductions. And he’s realized the value of

the Chamber’s After Hours events, which he says foster the right setting to

spend a little more time with a new contact, turning an introduction into a

relationship.

It’s through these relationships that Drew has been able to spread the word

about the marketing solutions he can offer businesses of all sizes, from

comprehensive, premier services to a DIY option of online workshops.

Drew was invited to be the presenting speaker at the Chamber’s February

luncheon. Engaging the audience of nearly 200, his discussion on the best

and worst Super Bowl Ads of 2013 was captivating, entertaining and useful.

He developed the presentation because his annual thoughts on these bigspend

commercials have long been a favorite topic of those who read Hot

Marketing Tips, Drew’s free monthly e-newsletter of strategic insights.

To maximize his opportunity in front of this audience, Drew went a step

further than most presenters, and invited a number of his company’s

prospects and clients to attend as his guests. With this approach, the

recipients of his invitation – even those who could not attend - received a

positive impression of him as a thought-leader. And every person who could

attend heard an impressive and thought-provoking talk led by a marketing

industry expert.

Drew Dinkelacker is a great example of a member who knows how to

accelerate his Chamber involvement to better his business, and yours. To

keep up with his thoughts and ideas, visit www.marketingaccelerator.com,

where you can subscribe to Hot Marketing Tips.

LAURA HOPPA

Clark Schaefer Hackett

513.424.7947

lhoppa@cshco.com

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This process is known as SEO

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When your website is

developed, ask about the

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that will certainly help appear higher in the search engine results.

Alt tag fields are installed on your site so you can tell Google what images appear

on your site. Without alt tags, Google cannot tell what the images look like. Try to

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UPDATE ON LAKOTA LOCAL SCHOOLS

Planning is a big part of the daily work here at Lakota’s Central

Office, and we’ve been working with some data recently that other

West ChesterLiberty Chamber Alliance members might find

valuable for their own planning efforts.

40 planning blocks, so that we can know the expected student

numbers in each of our school neighborhoods. That detailed

breakdown, in both Liberty and West Chester Townships, might be

very useful for local business planning.

We recently had an enrollment

and demographic projection study

completed. It was done by outside

experts who specialize in this kind

of work, and it updated an older

study done several years earlier.

Two companies worked together to

do the research. One is McKibben

Demographics, in Rock Hill, South Carolina, and the other is

Cropper GIS Consulting, based in Dublin, Ohio. Jerome McKibben

recently presented a summary of their work at a school board

meeting.

The full, 142-page study is available for viewing or download on

our school district web site, in the “About Lakota” section. It has

a wealth of demographic information that local businesses might

find useful. It has population projections for the whole school

district, of course, but it also breaks them down into more than

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This series of informative programs enhances communication

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community. Programs are offered on a variety of topics throughout the year.

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Wildlife experts offer important information on how to

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and steps to take when situations are not so harmonious.

What is under the ground on your property and for what

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The report includes an executive

summary with the main findings.

It says that after many years of

rapid growth, our enrollment

will now trend down somewhat.

Between 1991 and 2008

enrollment doubled, from 9,000

to 18,000. We’re around 16,500

right now (it changes literally every day) and the demographic

projection indicates we’ll be around 15,000 ten years from now.

Dr. McKibben made it clear the lower enrollment isn’t a reflection

on the school district’s performance.

“This isn’t a Lakota problem or a Cincinnati problem or an

Ohio problem,” McKibben said. “We see this trend in successful

suburban school districts all across America.” He noted that

districts like Lakota have high graduation rates, high rates of

students going to college, and high rates of graduates leaving

their hometown. “They don’t marry the boy or girl next door,” he

said. “They marry the boy or girl in the next dorm.” After college

graduation, many don’t return home except for visits.

That’s partly why many companies are partnering with local

schools, offering internships and field experiences. They’re

connecting with prospective employees today, and helping build

a regional workforce of talented individuals who will have an

incentive to stay in this area, reducing recruitment and turnover

costs.

We’re already working with all this demographic data. It factors

into facilities planning, staffing levels, transportation and

everything else we do. Obviously it impacts finances, because

state funding is partly based on enrollment. But it’s only one part

of a very complex funding system. The entire report is all public

information, and I encourage our fellow Chamber members to use

it in their own planning.

DR. KAREN MANTIA, SUPERINTENDENT

Lakota Local Schools

513.644.1166

karen.mantia@lakotaonline.com

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Sixty-Second Connect

Tuesday, April 23rd

12-1pm

May 28, June 25 and July 23, August 27, September 24

Join Chamber members once a month to connect in

sixty-seconds! This one-hour program helps members build

lasting business relationships and share valuable business

information with other members. Sixty-Second Connect consists

of a self-introduction by each attendee, two five-minute sponsor

presentations, door prizes and a Taste of Qdoba.

Membership is required for attendance. Bring lots of business

cards and be prepared to talk about you and your business in

sixty-seconds. This is another way our Chamber “connects people

& possibilities.”

Friday, April 5th 8-9:30am

Kemba Credit Union

8763 Union Centre Boulevard in West Chester

“Wholeness”

How Women can Keep their Bodies Healthy

Women for Women (W4W) is the West Chester Liberty Chamber

Alliance women’s group focusing on balancing business, home and

all aspects of life. W4W brings women together for networking and

discussions that address today’s pertinent topics.

Meetings focus on the W’s—Work, Wealth, Wholeness, Wisdom and

Wellness. Our speaker is Erica Robinson Gripp who will present

“Fuel-ed”. The cost is $10 and you can make your reservation on our

website: www.TheChamberAlliance.com.

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November 15th

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Ribbon Cuttings and Ground Breakings

BellaVino Wine Merchant and Bar

6064 West Chester Drive

West Chester, OH 45069

513.942.9463

West Chester celebrated the grand opening of Bella Vino Wine Merchants & Bar, where

wine is just the beginning. They have over 1,000 bottles of wine to choose from, but they

also have a hefty beer list, full bar, great food menu with fantastic pizzas, appetizers, and

desserts. Owners (left to right) Charles Walsh, Dave Girouard, Kevyn Coy and Craig Coy,

were joined by Joe Hinson, The Chamber Alliance (3rd from right) their general manager

Daniel Schmerr (2nd from right) and Lee Wong, West Chester Township Trustee President.

Let the West Chester Liberty Chamber Alliance help you celebrate.

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Premier Adventures

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The chamber would be delighted to help your business celebrate

with a Grand Opening, Ribbon Cutting or Groundbreaking Ceremony.

Your business must meet the following criteria:

• Opened its doors in the last 12 months

• Changed ownership or under new management

• Moved to a new location

• Has been remodeled or expanded at its present location

The $75.00 Fee only applies to non-Chamber members

A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony is an important part of your overall

marketing and advertising plan and is a great way to kick-off a grand

opening of a business. It offers an opportunity to meet key leaders in

the community and get acquainted with your neighbors and chamber

members. The West Chester Liberty Chamber Alliance would enjoy

assisting you in planning a successful event for your business.

Chamber Ambassadors will conduct the ceremony, complete with a

3-foot long pair of scissors. The chamber will take digital photos of

the event which can be emailed at no additional cost.

Jeff McMahon (center) says, “Our theme is GIVE WHERE YOU LIVE!” With this is mind,

Premier Adventures is bringing the area’s first “mud run” to raise money to help fight with

homelessness and others in need. The Ambassadors joined him in his celebration of

Premier Adventure’s grand opening.

Sears Home Appliance Showroom

7554 Voice of America Centre Drive

West Chester, OH 45069

513.755.0935

His team surrounds Dan Hinkle (center) as they celebrate the grand opening of Sears

Home Appliance Showroom in West Chester location along with (far right) Joe Hinson, The

Chamber Alliance and Lee Wong, West Chester Township President. Sears is a retail store,

which offers major appliances.

Having a Grand Opening, Ribbon Cutting or Groundbreaking Ceremony?

Scheduling with the chamber should take place a minimum of two

weeks prior to the event. This will allow the chamber time to invite

the Ambassadors to your celebration.

Hors d’oeuvres and beverages are usually served, but it is your

decision. Your plan can be as simple or elaborate as you like,

whatever fits your budget.

The Chamber Staff will help make things go as smoothly as

possible by:

• Putting you in touch with other chamber businesses that can

provide catering, deli and beverage services, publicity and even

invitations.

• Bringing the giant scissors and taking pictures at the appointed

time.

• Providing the ribbon and bow.

What is included in the $75 fee? There is no fee for Chamber

members. The Chamber will provide the ribbon and photographer,

invite the Chamber Ambassadors and notify Township officials, and

post the photo in an upcoming issue of The Voice.


75 on

CELEBRATION

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&

Connect

Inaugural Event

A social event celebrating 75 successful people, places, and companies on the I-75

growth corridor between Cincinnati and Dayton as featured in Cincy Magazine.

Connect with business professionals from both of these thriving markets while

celebrating the accomplishments of those in this year’s 75.

Enjoy entertainment, food, and drinks!

Those organizations participating on the committee include: Liberty Township,

Sharonville Chamber of Commerce, Springboro Chamber of Commerce, West

Chester Liberty Chamber Alliance, and West Chester Township

SAVE THE DATE

April 24, 2013

5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Cincinnati Marriott

North at Union Centre

Presented By:

Presenting Sponsor:

Sponsored By:

Member Orientation

Member Orientation is held quarterly and open to any member

who wants to learn more about the benefits and opportunities their

membership with the Chamber provides. Pictured from left to right are

the members who attended in February: Ron Hill, Reliance Technology

Solutions; John Pottinger, Shoot Rite Sporting Arms; Joanna Hankey,

HORAN; Steve Silverberg, Omni Printing; Nicole Haake, Reliance

Technology Solutions; Ron Lindeman, Superior Cable Assemblies; Joe

Birchak, Cincinnati Bell; John Tomsich, Heits Building Services, Inc.; Ann

Bobonick, Wellness Journey Coaching.

If you are interested in obtaining more information about this event,

please contact Jenna Toon at 513-297-6215 or email jtoon@cincymagazine.com

Showcase Your Business

at the

The largest Business to Business Expo on the I-75 Growth Corridor

Tusday, May 14th from 1-5pm

Skatetown USA in West Chester

Join a variety of businesses displaying their products

and services, networking, and gaining exposure in our

growing community.

For more information, please contact Kathy Rambo

513.777.3600 or ktrambo@TheChamberAlliance.com

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Renewing Members

A Step Above Flooring &

Installation

Ellen Dickhaus

9634 Inter-Ocean Drive

Cincinnati OH 45246

513-889-3915

Butler County United Way

Bruce Jewett

323 North Third Street

Hamilton OH 45011

513-863-0800

Fifth & Pacific Companies

Debra Rainer

8741 Jacquemin Drive

West Chester OH 45069

513-712-1408

Ideal Flooring

Tom Hauser

7386 Liberty One Drive

Liberty Twp OH 45044

513-779-8700

Osterman Cron Inc.

Joel Osterman

10830 Millington Ct

Cincinnati OH 45242

513-771-3377

Umble Gayhart & Jacobsen

Kurt Jacobsen

P.O. Box 849

West Chester OH 45071

513-777-4533

Adecco Employment Services

Rhonda Arledge

4520 Cooper Rd, Ste 100

Cincinnati OH 45242

513-686-1060

Cincy Payprotec

Stephanie Rousseau

7588 Central Park Boulevard,

Ste. 116

Mason OH 45040

513-770-0862

Five Visual Communication &

Design

Rondi Tschopp

5750 Gateway Blvd. Suite 201

Mason OH 45040

513-770-0795

Indiana Wesleyan University

Sue Newton

9286 Schulze Dr

West Chester OH 45069

513-881-3600

Otterbein Retirement Living

Communities

Anna Gallagher

585 N. State Route 741

Lebanon OH 45036

513-933-5471

Wellington Orthopaedics &

Sports Medicine

Mario Cicchinelli

8737 Union Centre Blvd

West Chester OH 45069

513-645-2220

All Things Catered

Dee Meyers

346 North 3rd St

Hamilton OH 45011

513-894-1400

City of Monroe

William Brock

233 South Main Street

Monroe OH 45327

513-539-7374

Focused Capitol Solutions, LLC

George Glover

425 Walnut Street, Suite 1800

Cincinnati OH 45202

513-357-9486

Lakota Sports Organization

Bruce Rhodes

P.O. Box 212

West Chester OH 45071

513-684-4944

PROforma GRAFIX

John Calardo

5560 Seville Court

Cincinnati OH 45247

513-574-6353

WesBanco

Dennis Tepe

717 Reading Rd

Mason OH 45040

513-322-8180

Atri Cure

Andrew Wade

6217 Centre Park Drive

West Chester OH 45069

513-755-4564

Behaven Kids

Sheree Lynch

7140 Office Park Drive

West Chester OH 45069

513-777-2428

Butler County Mental Health

Board

Amber Reckner

5963 Boymel Drive

Fairfield OH 45014

513-860-9240

Butler County Recorder

Danny Crank

130 High Street

Hamilton OH 45011

513-887-3192

Courtyard by Marriott

Sheri Howard

6250 Muhlhauser Rd

West Chester OH 45069

513-341-4140

CTI Restaurant, Inc. DBA

Taco Bell

Becky Wilber

P.O. Box 1757

West Chester OH 5071

513-874-2244

Daniel J. Kroger, OD

Daniel Kroger

7322 Kingsgate Way

West Chester OH 45069

513-777-3936

Fastems LLC

Jana Landrum

9850 Windisch Road

West Chester OH 45069

513-779-4614

Hodapp Funeral Home

John Hodapp

8815 Cincinnati-Columbus Rd

West Chester OH 45069

513-777-8433

HORAN

Dominic Franchini

4990 East Galbraith Rd

Cincinnati OH 45236

513-745-0707

Hospice of Butler and Warren

Counties

Charles Dawes

5940 Long Meadow Dr

Franklin OH 45005

513-422-0300

Hunter Consulting Company

Brandon Hunter

6600 Clough Pike 2nd Floor

Cincinnati OH 45244

513-231-4023

Legend Web Works, LLC

Kedrick Fitzgerald

8118 Corporate Way Ste 105

Mason OH 45040

513-492-9008

Lemmerman Periodontics

Neal Lemmerman

7109 B Hamilton Mason Rd

West Chester OH 45069

513-759-5800

Miami University VOALC

Rod Nimtz

7847 VOA Park Dr

West Chester OH 45069

513-895-8865

One Stop Rental, Inc.

Drew Harris

7971 Cincinnati Dayton Rd

West Chester OH 45069

513-777-3393

Rose Automotive

Marysue Wright

110 N Erie Blvd

Hamilton OH 45011

513-863-7878

SCORE Chapter 34

Mike Martin

525 Vine Street, Ste. 1030

Cincinnati OH 45202

513-684-2812

Staples - Colerain

Lindsay Wiseman

8465 Colerain Ave

Cincinnati OH 45239

513-923-3124

The Arts Council of West

Chester Liberty

Pattie Byron

PO Box 1755

West Chester OH 45071

513-543-2055

West Chester Chiropractic

Center

Dr. Chris Coffman

8039 Cincinnati-Dayton Road

West Chester OH 45069

513-777-7575

West Chester Veterinary Care

Dr. Amy Hellard

8897 Eagle Ridge Ct

West Chester OH 45069

513-942-9282

Wingate by Wyndham &

Meridian Conference Center

Christa Eldridge

7500 Tylers Place Blvd

West Chester OH 45069

513-777-1101

Xavier University Williams

College of Business

Jessica Schinaman

3800 Victory Parkway

Cincinnati OH 45207

513-745-3525

New Members

Lynn Trau

9930 Boxwood Court

West Chester OH 45241

513-777-2836

East Butler County Family YMCA

Bernard Caldwell

6645 Morris Road

Hamilton OH 45011

513-569-2949

Health Clubs , Fitness Centers &

Equipment

Heits Building Services, Inc.

Joe Okum

3569 Commerce Dr.

Franklin OH 45005

513-371-5295

Cleaning Services

Premier Social Security Partners

Mark Kiner

50 E. Business Way, Ste. 170

Sharonville OH 45241

513-218-8505

Social Security Consultant

S.A. Comunale

Tom Frimming

4755 Interstate Drive

Cincinnati OH 45246

513-874-4268

Fire Protection Contractor

SentriLock

Scott Richardson

2701 East Kemper Road

Cincinnati OH 45241

513-618-3762

Security Management,

Systems & Sales

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Congratulations

To all of our Honorees at the 2013 Annual

Celebration and Awards Dinner March 8th

Board Chair, Karen Mueller (HORAN), Joe

Hinson (The Chamber Alliance) and Annual

Celebration Emcee Debbie Brenneman

(Thompson Hine LLP)

Keynote Speaker: Marilyn Johnson, Global

Ambassador and Retired IBM Executive

Stephanie Worrell speaking about the newest Chamber award

(The Chris Worrell Emerging Leader Award) in memory of her husband

Reception at the Cincinnati Marriott @ Union Centre

On the Cover

(from the left) Carlos Todd Business Person of the Year: Jeff Gayonski, Northwestern Mutual-West Chester; Ambassador of the Year:

Lynda O’Connor, Lakota Local School Board of Education; Larry Schumacher Beautification: Jerry Webber, The WEB extreme; Chris

Worrell Emerging Leader: Ian Murray, Murray Multimedia Resources; David & Katy Kern Beautification: Susan Murphy & Kathy

Wurtzler, Just Kids Photography Studio; RCF Group Community Support: Greg Ossmann, Mercy Health-Fairfield Hospital; Dorothy &

Art Roth Citizen of the Year: Mitchell Willis, Butler County United Way; Jerry Bryan Chamber Member of the Year: Drew Dinkelacker,

MarketingAccelerator.com.

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PRESORTED

STANDARD

US POSTAGE

PAID

CINCINNATI, OH

PERMIT #5400

8922 ANNIVERSARY Beckett Road CELEBRATION

West Chester, Ohio 45069

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

April 5

W4W 8-9:30am

Kemba Credit Union

April 9

ANNIVERSARY

CELEBRATION

Monthly Member Luncheon, 11:30am-1:30pm

Wetherington Golf & Country Club

April 17

Business After Hours, 5-7pm

West Chester Activity Center

April 23

Sixty-Second Connect, 12-1pm

Chamber Offices

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