Chamber Members,

Do you remember hearing the following as a kid? "Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's Superman!" Who can forget those iconic words? Last week I heard the full version of the theme from Gilligan's Island as well as C.W. McCall's infamous CB radio song CONVOY! I found myself singing the words out loud, as I did so long ago and it got me thinking about other childhood memories. As this time of year rolled around, my mom would look forward to the Academy Award nominations and inevitably would hear her excitement, "The Oscars will be on Sunday night!" which meantthat we would have our front row seat in front of the TV to see who would win the best actor, actress, director, and of course the best picture of the year. 
As many of you know, I have a large movie collection and enjoy various genres from comedy and drama to science fiction and action films. I grew up with WWII films like Patton, The Dirty Dozen and The Great Escape as well as Vietnam era movies like Deer Hunter and Apocalypse Now. Do you remember the last war movie to win an Oscar? Yes, it was Hurt Locker in 2008 and yes, Patton did win for best picture in 1970. 
Our upcoming awards dinner on Feb 17th at Pebble Creek will be an opportunity for us to celebrate business across the community. As a reminder the Colerain Chamber has three core focuses: Connect, Support, and Celebrate. Whether your business was nominated or not and regardless of being named the winner, we should be celebrating EVERYONE across the area for getting through the past two years and still have their doors open. When I first arrived from Illinois in early 2020, I asked many of you whether your business was thriving, surviving, or hurting? Thankfully most of you fell into the surviving or thriving category, but we certainly have seen businesses close since the declaration of the COVID pandemic; we've seen many get started as well.
My point as I think back to the Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, Tony, or various other awards dinners is that only a small percentage in the audience (or at home) actually receive the accolades from the stage. The reality is that the majority, whether nominated or not, knew that they were creating the best movie, TV show, song, or stage play and hopefully deserving of a future award. It often inspired film makers or a youngster at home to go out and do better the following year, hone their craft, or maybe in our case produce an even better product or reliable service. My hope is that our community embraces the process this year like no other. Rather than looking at our awards process as a win-or-lose competitive event, my hope is that all of you are able to look around the room and see that we have an amazing community filled with business leaders in many categories.
Registration for the event is filling quickly and I am so thankful for our many sponsors and supporters which have given me the confidence that we are heading the right way. I am thankful for those that helped with the nomination and selection process (held confidentially) and for those that are working feverishly (which in COVID times is not likely the best choice of terms) to make this an amazing evening for everyone involved. In the meantime, please take a look at all that we have going on below and let us know if there is something we can do to help your business. 
If you recall the movie, It's A Wonderful Life, there is a classic scene when the Baily Building and Loan team celebrate surviving the run on the bank and have "Mama Dollar and Papa Dollar" left. They sing, dance and laugh, then put them in the vault for safe keeping. Please take a moment and celebrate all that you have accomplished; you deserve to do that given all the circumstances you are dealing with. We'll look forward to seeing you at the Oscars...I mean the Colerain Chamber of Commerce awards dinner. 🙂 


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.  

Since 1974, Jim's Auto Clinic has been a part of Cincinnati's great history for honest and excellent automotive service.
"Table of Hope exists to love our neighbors. We strive to make this a reality by providing a Free Market for food and needs, access to the garden, free books for all ages, easy low-cost recipes & a genuine welcome."
"My mission is to always be honest with my clients and myself; leverage my resources to assist my clients; provide a stress-free engagement by listening to my clients' goals whether it be the right home right now, or creating a roadmap for the future. My passion is to make sure my clients are fully educated on the whole process of buying or selling and know your options at all times."- Aubrey Ballinger
Serving the Cincinnati Tri-State Area, Located at 3918 Springdale Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45251, Scooters Unlimited, LLC support the BIRD scooters you see flying around Cincinnati!
The SWORWIB implements the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) in the City of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. The board is responsible for developing strategies to engage employers, employees, government, education, organized labor and community-based organizations in a partnership to strengthen and expand the workforce resources of the region for the benefit of all the participants and communities where we live, work and raise our families.
"We are not about a building or programs... but about being (or becoming) people who seek out God and walk in the dust of our Jesus. We are a community of the broken & redeemed sharing life with each other and finding out what God's plan is for our lives.
We believe you (yes you!) are the greatest, most loved, most thought out of all God has made... and are to be loved, valued, cared for, prayed for, laughed with, cried with, discipled and treasured no matter who you are, whats in your past or where you come from."
Huntington is a full-service bank providing consumers, small and middle‐market businesses, corporations, municipalities, and other organizations with a comprehensive suite of banking, payments, wealth management, and risk management products and services. Their “Welcome” philosophy centers around deep relationship-building capabilities to best meet each customer’s specific needs.
Colerain Chamber Announces Chamber Business Hall of Fame Inductees

The Colerain Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Kreso Mikulic, founder and owner of Vinoklet Winery and Ron Long, founder of accounting and investment firm LongSchaefer will be recognized members of the Colerain Chamber Business Hall of Fame. These two men will receive special recognition at the chamber's upcoming 2021 Award Dinner on February 17th at Pebble Creek Event Center.

The board of directors is excited to share that Kreso and Ron will join 2017-2019 Hall of Fame inductees, Bob Clippard (Clippard Instrument Laboratory) , Robert Stenger (Cincinnati Mine Machinery), and Tom Abercrombie (Abercrombie & Associates) as recognized leaders in the Colerain community.

Please join us in congratulating these two outstanding inductees and community leaders!

Learn more about Kreso and Ron!
SideBySide is Awarded Colerain Chamber Choice Award

The Colerain Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that SideBySide is the 2021 winner of the Chamber Choice Award as selected by our chamber membership at large. This award winner was selected among all 15 nominated individuals and businesses named in five award categories this year. 

SideBySide was nominated for the Community Impact Award which is presented to a business or organization that: provides a product or service which helps to enhance our general community, gives back to the community in multiple ways throughout the year and would truly be missed if they no longer were in our community. Other organizations named in that category this year include Richie's and the Pray, Hope Believe, Foundation.
All award category winners will be announced at the upcoming Awards Dinner and held confidentially until that time.

Congratulations to Gail Nolte and Dale Beck along with the countless volunteers that have provided various programs across the community including the donation/distribution of over 50,000 children's books to local students.
Ohio to Begin Incentivising Employers to Create Work Based Learning Opportunities for High School Students

Ohio Governor DeWine has signed into law SB 166 which will go into effect in March 2022. This new law will allow businesses to better meet their employment needs by offering tax and workers compensation incentives to Ohio employers that create “Work Based Learning” (“WBL”) opportunities for high school students.

Work-based learning is an educational strategy that provides students with real-life work experience where they can apply academic and technical skills. WBL integrates the school curriculum with the workplace to foster skill-development, the achievement of credentials, and long-term employability.

Click HERE for more details.
New Leader Level Sponsor: Vinebrook Homes

A special thanks to new Leader Level Sponsor, Vinebrook Homes! Thank you for choosing to work with the Colerain Chamber of Commerce and help us make our community a better place to live and work.

Vinebrook Homes is an internally managed real estate company specializing in acquiring, renovating and leasing single family homes.Unlike other providers, Vinebrook takes a different approach in the growing Single Family Rental Home industry, focusing on affordability and value for our residents. Since their commencement in 2007, they have quickly become one of the largest providers of quality homes with a variety of housing options offered.

Click HERE to learn more about Vinebrook.
Jim Diebold
Focal Point
Business Coach

3657 Stone Creek Blvd.
Cincinnati, OH 45251

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

We're sharing our experiences and talking about topics that affect working women with guest speaker Jim Diebold from Focal Point who will be talking about leadership today.

Please RSVP to the Colerain Chamber by Monday February 7th so we know you will be joining us.

New and Prospective Chamber Members are always welcome, so bring along someone that you think could benefit from being a Chamber member!


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).

Led by chamber member Scott Marston (Cincinnati Benefits Solution) and chamber president Dave Moravec, 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!

For Registration and Zoom Info
VIP Reception 5:00pm - (Doors open at 4:45pm)
Awards Dinner 6:00pm - 9:00pm
(Doors open at 5:45pm)


New Format & Award Selection Process
Amazing Food, Drink and Fun!

CELEBRATE the best and
brightest of the Colerain Chamber
membership from 2021!

⭐Business of the Year 
Business Leader of the Year
New Business - Rising Star of the Year
Community Impact Award
Beautification and Community Investment Award
Colerain Business Students of the Year
Colerain Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame Inductees

Sponsorship opportunities are still available!

GOLD SPONSOR - $3,000 – 6 complementary event tickets and much more!
SILVER SPONSOR - $1250 – 4 complementary event tickets and much more!
SUPPORT SPONSOR - $500 – 2 complementary event tickets

For more details about sponsorships, please contact Dave Moravec directly.

💲Early Bird Tickets💲 - Through February 4th
$80/person for Colerain Chamber Members/Spouses
$95/person for the general public
VIP Reception - $30/person
   Note: Additional $10/per person after February 4th

All tickets include a plated dinner & 2 complimentary drink tickets
 Early bird ticket sales end Friday, February 4, or sooner if seats sell out.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 22 | 4:45PM - 6:30PM

Buffalo Wild Wings
3660 Stone Creek Blvd, Cincinnati, OH 45251

The Emerging Leaders of Colerain (generally 21-40 yr old demographic) continue to host a networking event each month at the Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant at Stone Creek (off Colerain Avenue). 

If you are a young professional, looking to connect with other like-minded leaders in the community, this is your chance to do so. A special thanks to "seasoned leader" Ron Henlein from People Working Cooperatively for sharing his insight with the group this month. February's guest mentor will be posted to the FB page below shortly. Watch for additional details.

“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.”

Come out and make a new friend and business connection, have some laughs and learn more about this dynamic group. Feel free to bring a friend or coworker as a way to introduce them to the group. 

Are you a seasoned leader and want to give back?Consider volunteering to be one of our guest leaders.
Please contact Mark Moser at (513)484-1529 for more info.


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

Using our Support-Connect-Celebrate foundational Core Focus, each team has 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 to help build relationship and more business connections. If you are interested in finding a team, please contact the chamber office directly.

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 After Hours with a Twist (pictures below) where we learned through insightful discussion led by Tim Rohling. The Growth Forum will also be leading the discussion about Succession Planning & Business Continuity at the March 17th Third Thursday event. Be sure to watch for opportunities to plug-in as we continue to grow in 2022. 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 participating with or engaging in this forum, contact Dave Moravec who can provide additional details and schedule the time accordingly.
January 20- Third Thursday Networking Happy Hour

We networked, we "happy-houred" and we learned!

Special thanks to Tim Rohling of Rohling Growth Advisors for providing the Sales/Marketing tips and tricks as well as chamber members Kroger who provided amazing sandwiches and to Kreso/Vinoklet for providing wine for the evening!

Join us next time, and see what you've been missing!

Click HERE for more photos!
Join Us For Our Next Events and Don't Miss Out!

Hamilton County is looking for feedback from local businesses about how they can better assist with their waste reduction efforts.

The data from the survey will be used to help increase the value and effectiveness of programs to businesses.


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!

A special thanks to new member Scooters Unlimited for signing up to help and to longstanding member Home Depot for doing so as well.


A special thank you to Colerain Township for supporting the Team Up To Green Up inititive and building on it!

These banners were purchased by the Township and are displayed at the veterans corner of Colerain and Springdale.

Dental care is available to Colerain Chamber members through Superior Dental Care plan. With over 6,000 provider locations in our Preferred Plan Network, it is one of the broadest selections of dentists and specialists.

Eye care is provided by EyeMed Vision Care through Superior Dental Care, with a discount vision plan, at no additional cost, providing reduced fees for exams, frames, lenses and more.                


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

Get your business name and visibility out there!
We are specifically looking for businesses that would like to sponsor the following events:

Third Thursday: $300
(March, April, May, July, & August)

Emerging Leaders Sponsor - $500
(This is a new sponsorship opportunity for the remainder of 2022)  

Women's Networking Sponsor - $100
(Feb, April, June, Aug, Oct, Dec )

Sales Summit Sponsor - $500
(March, June, Sept, Dec)

Talk to Dave Moravec for more details!


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
Leader 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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