Chamber Members,

One of my favorite broadcasters was Harry Caray. Those of you who were able to see the Cubs on WGN back in the day will remember his trademark, "Holy Cow!" I am reminded of that as the first day of fall arrived this week and the nighttime temperatures reflected more football than mid-August baseball comfort levels. I look back on the year and said, "HOLY COW! can 9 months have passed already this year?" Then as I see the sun going down earlier in the evening, I recognize that it is true.
October culminates with Halloween, then 3 short weeks to Thanksgiving and one quick month later, Christmas is upon us. Then seven short days later we're celebrating New Year's eve and POOF! the year is gone. I was watching the movie Draft Day a couple of weeks ago, Kevin Coster and Jennifer Gardner are the stars and the NFL draft is the theme. The movie takes place over the course of just one day in the life of the Cleveland Browns. In the movie, one of the lines used depicts something ever important and that is, "You need to find a way to slow down the clock." It is an interesting concept and if performed correctly, it may allow us to approach the holidays (or budget/planning season for 2022) in a calmer, more measured way.
I am also reminded of a sermon I heard long ago that looked closely at the 23rd Psalm. The pastor broke it down line by line and I'd like to focus on this particular one: "Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death". He suggested (in a persuasive way) that an odd verb, namely WALK, was used to remind us that when challenges come, that we should slow down. All of us want to run through those challenges; hurry to the solution, get out of the muck sooner rather than later, right? But if we slow down, take a look around, oftentimes the answer is right in front of us, when in fact if we were running (or driving down I-74 at 100 mph) we wouldn't even see the solution.
Hopefully you will be able to slow down enough to look toward the family time with desire rather than "just getting through it" and that as we enter into the winter which is often a time for hybernation for many of us, we can use that time to slow down, count our blessings, see the positive side of a solution rather than the negative side of an outcome and breath easier knowing that the solution came as a result. Businesses will always have challenges, but sometimes patiently waiting for the answer can be painful. To that end, waiting out and/or getting through this pandemic period has felt similar in many ways.
Please know that we have many programs and opportunities that continue to add value in the Colerain business community and that we will continue to support our membership through our Core Focus which is to Connect, Support, and Celeberate. The information contained in this newsletter is for your benefit and my hope is that you are able to plug-in somewhere that is a fit for you. We still have room to help with the Community Giveback day on October 9th.

All the best!


Dave Moravec


The Colerain Chamber of Commerce membership is quite diverse bringing together local businesses, non-profit organizations, schools, and governmental bodies. Please share this with your team and others interested in looking for involvement in the community.  

Community Life Church is a small group of Christ-followers from diverse backgrounds who are deeply committed to spreading the love and hope of Jesus Christ.
Whether you've been a Christian your whole life or are just interested in learning more, you are welcome at Community Life Church!

Telhio Credit Union has been a strong and stable financial institution in central Ohio since 1934. They are a not-for-profit, full-service financial institution cooperative, meaning their members are owners and can expect to receive high-quality financial services to meet all of their needs.

Area locations include Hamilton, Fairfield, and West Chester (coming soon!).

The PHBF provides funding for pediatric brain tumor research, supports children/teens who have a life-threatening condition and their families, and honors the memory of 6-year old Tony Merk through scholarships or other community events.

PHBF also hope to increase awareness of pediatric brain cancers in order to find more effective treatments with fewer significant long-term side effects. 

The assisted living and memory care community at Brookdale Finneytown provides you with everything you need to enjoy a carefree and fulfilling retirement.

Centrally located in Springfield Township, near Winton Woods Park and easily accessible via Cross Country Highway, I-75 and I-275, you can enjoy all the charm of small town living without sacrificing city amenities. 
Junk-King of Cincinnati Celebrates 10th Anniversary!

Along with Supporting our community and Connecting others, Celebration is one of our core focusses at the Colerain Chamber of Commerce. 

Chamber board members David Denny and Doris Gibbons, joined Dave & Patti to support the 10th anniversary of chamber member Junk-King of Cincinnati.

To the left & standing out from the crowd are TEAMS small group leaders Gail Nolte and Dale Beck, founders of SideBySide, which is a regular recipient of books coming from Junk-King. Daniel Johnson (Dedicated Senior Medical Center) also regularly partners with Junk-King to support their mission.
Red Squirrel Re-Opens for Buisness 9/21!

After much anticipation, Red Squirrel has re-opened and is ready to serve you their famous double-deckers... and MORE!

Back, and better than ever, make sure to check out their daily specials on Facebook!

Red Squirrel
8227 Colerain Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45239

Dedicated Senior Medical Center Re-Opens Mt. Airy Location!

Dedicated Senior Medical Center celebrated the re-opening of their Mt. Airy location on September 30th with a Fall Festival!

Friends, family and neighbors joined together with Food, Games, Giveaways & Prizes, along with a Meet & Greet with the doctors and care team!

6121 Colerain Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45239
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9 | 7:30AM - 12:30PM

Colerain Community Center
4300 Springdale Road

Volunteer to help low income, elderly, people with a disability or veteran neighbors with basic home maintenance and repairs.
(Install handrails/grab bars, repair plumbing, repair steps/walks or major yard clean-up)

Join PWC, Colerain Township Fire & EMS, Colerain Police Department, Colerain Township Administration and Public Works, Colerain Chamber of Commerce and employees of Colerain Township businesses, Colerain and Northwest High Schools, Faith-based groups, and the residents of the Colerain Township Community, along with families and friends!!!

7:30am- 8:15am: Coffee & Donuts
8:15-12:30pm: Projects
SPECIAL THANKS to the Board of Hamilton County Commissioners for their support of this initiative!

For more information:
PWC - Ron Henlein 513.482.5111
(Businesses can sponsor one home or many and plan a volunteer team building event)
Colerain Fire & EMS – Will Mueller 513.923.5045
Colerain Chamber of Commerce – Dave Moravec 513.923.5036
Guest Speaker:
Jill Grear-Canady
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12 | 12:00PM-1:30PM

3657 Stone Creek Blvd. Cincinnati, OH 45251

FREE! For female Colerain Chamber members and their female employees. Guests are welcome. Lunch costs are picked up individually.

We're sharing our experiences and talking about topics that affect working women. Our guest speaker will be Jill Grear Canady, Organizational Development Consultant with Colerain Chamber member ScrogginsGrear. Jill will bring insight into workplace challenges today, specifically around culture issues due to the COVID environment. She will also be foreshadowing her November 11th "Happy Hour with a Twist" educational program hosted by her organization and the law firm of Dinsmore & Shohl. 

Please RSVP to the Colerain Chamber by Monday October 11th so we know you're joining.

New and Prospective Chamber Members are always welcome, so bring along someone that you think could benefit from being a Chamber member!
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13 | 9:00AM - 10:00PM

The Sales Summit concept brings together sales professionals from the business to business (B2B) and business to consumer (B2C) marketplaces to look at sales from a human to human perspective (H2H).

This month's Sales Summit will be held in person at the Colerain Chamber office beginning with networking at 8:30am. Donuts and coffee will be available.

Led by chamber members Mark Moser (First Financial) and Scott Marston (Cincinnati Benefits Solution), this monthly gathering gives salespeople the opportunity to learn from one another, share leads, and further the profession of sales.

FREE to Chamber Members and invited non-chamber member guests!
Quinn Wang - Facilitator

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19 | 11:30AM - 1:30PM

Colerain Chamber Office
4300 Springdale, Cincinnati, OH 45251

During the pandemic, but also as part of simply owning/managing your business, many are challenged to the limit no matter what industries we are in, how long you have been in business, or how big/small your respective companies are. Looking forward, as we are still faced with a great deal of uncertainty, none of us will have all the answers.

This event will be highly interactive, hosted and facilitated by Chamber member Quinn Wang. Each participant will have a chance to bring up an issue or opportunity to get advice from other experienced business owners around the table and hopefully walk away with practical solutions and an action plan.
  • Four person limit - First come first served basis
  • Special care will be given to insure that no direct competitors will be in the same group.
  • Discussion and conversations will remain confidential.
  • Two session commitment without expense
  • Lunch will be provided

About the Facilitator
Quinn Wang is the President of The Alternative Board (TAB) Central Cincinnati. He has over 25 years of experience in global enterprises, mid-sized corporations, as well as small family owned companies across a diverse range of industries. He has held senior leadership positions in marketing, sales operations, strategy, business development, manufacturing and plant operations. Quinn received is MBA from the University of Chicago and has lived in Cincinnati since 2013.

(Second Session scheduled for November 16th also from 11:30am - 1:30pm)
Sponsored By:
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM

9799 Prechtel Road
Cincinnati, OH 45252

All Colerain Chamber Members are invited to get together for Third Thursday Networking on October 21st from 5-7pm at Pebble Creek Golf Course.

Third Thursdays are a great opportunity for socializing and networking with fellow Colerain Chamber Members.

Third Thursday Networking is a drop-in event, so just stop by between 5 - 7:00pm. There may be anywhere from 5-50 (or more!) Chamber Members there, and you're welcome to arrive and leave at your own convenience. 

This month's event is being sponsored by The Alternative Board of Central Cincinnati and we will be joined with The Fairfield Chamber of Commerce.

Don't forget to invite your full-time staff; this is a great chance to share some FREE perks!

Are you curious what happens to your recyclables after they leave your curbside? Here's your chance to find out!

Join us for a Team Up to Green Up event!
Check back for more details!

Limited seating is available (20) for this event with registration required. Click HERE for more details.

Are you involved in a TEAMS group yet?
Do you know what it TEAMS stands for?
(Together Everyone Achieves More Support)

Using our Support-Connect-Celebrate foundational Core Focus, each team will have a different personality, meeting pace, and participation experience based on the leadership of that group and its participants.

Participating in chamber events as a small group is greatly encouraged. If you have been contacted but have not responded, this is a great time to do so. Please contact the chamber office if you have any questions about how to plug in.

Again, a special thanks to the 20+ leaders who have stepped up as volunteers to make this an integral part of our chamber community.

Businesses across the Colerain community face unprecedented challenges from cash-flow to workforce, expansion plans & facilities management to sales hurdles. Do these business challenges keep you awake or increase your anxiety? Sometimes wouldn't you just like to have a professional to talk you through the options or provide some guidance? But where do you turn?

The Growth Forum is made up of progressive minded consultants looking to help you and your business in a variety of ways. There will be additional forums in various settings including Happy Hour environments like the November 11th event listed below. Be sure to watch for opportunities to plug-in as 2022 approaches. Relevant topics and high energy engagements for the purpose of helping you sustaining a growth path will be abundant.
If you are interested in more information, contact Dave Moravec who can provide additional details and schedule the time with the appropriate individuals from the Growth Forum.
Event Sponsors:
September 10- Colerain Township Police & Fire Appreciation Breakfast

Chamber members and community residents joined together for a delicious breakfast and an opportunity to thank our Police and Fire/EMS personnel for their steadfast service to our community.

Thank you to all of those who were in attendance and our event sponsors COPFCU and Eldercare Connections . It was a wonderful way to show our appreciation for all they do to support and protect the residents and businesses of Colerain Township!

Click HERE for more photos!
September 16- Third Thursday

Colerain Chamber Members joined together this month for networking and socalizing, and FUN at Playground Equipment Services.

Attendees enjoyed pulled pork sandwiches with sides from Bridgetown Finer Meats, Skyline cheese coneys, soft drinks, water, beer and wine at this complimentary event.

Make plans to join us for our next Third Thursday and find out what you're missing!
September 21- Community Leadership Breakfast

The event showcased our local business partner Rumpke Waste & Recycling and was an opportunity to hear about the state of the community from Geoff Milz (Administrator, Colerain Twp), Jon Graft (CEO, Butler Tech) and Darrell Yater (New Supernintendent, Northwest Local School District). The breakfast was sponsored by chamber member law firm Dinsmore.
Chamber of Commerce president Dave Moravec moderated the Q&A and provided opportunities to ask questions from those in attendance.
Sponsored by:
Click HERE for More Photos
Video Courtesy: Waycross Media

9799 Prechtel Road
Cincinnati, OH 45252

The 2021 season has concluded. Thank you to everyone who participated, and we look forward to teeing up with you again next year!

For anyone interested in playing next year and getting on the regular/alternate list for 2022, please contact Dave at
Join Us For Our Next Events and Don't Miss Out!


Volunteer to preserve beautification and maintain cleanliness on a Colerain Township street or block by picking up litter.

Attractive, maintained neighborhoods are littered less and research shows they are usually safer and more attractive for new businesses and new residents.

We have 60 segments of commercial roads identified in the Adopt-a-Block program and 16 people/organizations have already signed up, some have signed up for multiple sections of roads!

Special thanks to the following for getting this off the ground:

Rumpke Waste & Recycling
Minuteman Press
Wyler Honda
Blust Motors
White Oak Gardens
Compton Recycling
Aurinia-Acer Partners
Total Quality Childcare
Colerain Fire Department
Resident - Stephanie Wright

Did you know that simply by planting trees, you can help reduce air + noise pollution, reduce heat, reduce traffic, and help beautify your community!

Chamber program, Team Up to Green Up helps do just that. Your donation can make a huge impact on our program and can help elevate our community!

We have set a goal of $10,000 to be donated by the end of calendar year 2021!

With just 50 donations of as little as $200, we can make this goal a reality!

A special thank you to Rumpke for starting off this campaign with a generous $1000.00 donation to the Street Trees program!
More information about the group can be found on the Chamber landing page Facebook page.

“Emerging Leaders of Colerain fosters the young entrepreneurial spirit by offering opportunities for networking, mentorship, education, and leadership development. We strive to challenge each other with our diverse perspectives while working together to bring growth to the surrounding Colerain business community.”


Through the Chamber Energy Program, CEA provides Chamber members with Education, Savings, and Protection on both regulated and deregulated energy expenses.

With a credible partner looking out for your bottom-line, members enjoy peace of mind and budget-ability when it comes to your utility costs.

If you would like to obtain a free quote to see how much you can save on your electricity and natural gas, contact Ken Piechowiak with Community Energy Advisors..


These are just a few of MANY benefits avaialble to you as a Colerain Chamber member!

Get your business name and visibility out there as soon as possible! We are specifically looking for businesses that can:

CONNECT: Provide a quality networking experience with a safe and business friendly atmosphere
CELEBRATE: Encourage business participation through promotion
SUPPORT: Model the Colerain Chamber of Commerce initiatives

BE IN THE KNOW! Keep up to date on all things Chamber! Better yet,Send us links, promotions, photos and local events in a timely manner, and let the Chamber promote for your business!


Do you have promotional items that you'd like to share with new and prospective members?

As you may know, we put together packets on a regular basis and we are currently in need of more items.

Please provide 25-50-100 items that will go into our promotional bag. Contact Debi or Dave directly and they can stop by to pick them up or connect with you.
President Level Sustaining Sponsor
Network Level Sustaining Sponsors
Team Level Sustaining Sponsors
The Colerain Chamber of Commerce has chosen to work directly with Trifecta Marketing Services in an effort to raise awareness and visibility of our programs. We look forward to your feedback on our newsletter format, content, and overall approach!
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