Chamber Updates June 3, 2021
Chamber Members-
April showers bring May flowers, but June means the baseball season is in full swing, the All-Star break is just around the corner, and Memorial Day always meant (for me) that the public pools were now open for the summer. June this year means that the Hometown Hero event (June 17th) is in two weeks, the BB Riverboat event (Aug 6th) is just two months away, and Labor Day will be here before we know it.

For those businesses that have relied so much on in person gatherings and dine-in, the latest mandates from the CDC and the State of Ohio Dept of Health are welcome signs that the COVID-19 pandemic is less of a burden than it has been. For those with vaccinations behind them, it also means that the mask mandate opens up our world to a sense of normalcy which has not been in place for over a year. We should be celebrating as we "reopen" in so many ways.

The event schedule for the chamber, list below along with the news of the day will be making a marked change in the next month or two. A suggestion has been brought that communication come in the form of: The Long & Short of It. Going forward I will have available a newsletter "lite" along with our full newsletter for those who like to get their information all in one place. I'm not exactly sure of how it will all come together, but much the way our last year has gone...we will figure it out.

As always, thank you so much for your support for our various events, and the Chamber of Commerce in general. I spoke recently with one of my counterparts whose chamber of commerce (Monmouth, IL) has been in place since 1912 and coming up on their 110th anniversary. Like us, they have over 200 members, however they have a plethora of mulit-generational businesses that have supported their efforts for many years!

Wishing all of you a terrific summer. I hope to see you soon.


Dave Moravec
Welcome New Members
The Colerain Chamber of Commerce membership is quite diverse bringing together local businesses, non-profit organizations, schools, and governmental bodies. Now with over 200 organizations, we continue to grow because each of your increased efforts to share your experiences. The following video was created at last year’s Hometown Hero event. Enjoy ! - NEW CHAMBER VIDEO – Please share this with your team and others interested in looking for involvement in the community.
We generally announce new members on our Facebook Page and through this newsletter. We welcome the following new member (Reception, Inc.) whose business based in Fairfield recognizes the importance of being involved in nearby Colerain Twp. Please check out: Receptions, Inc.

We would also like to announce and welcome our latest sustaining sponsor, Visiting Angels. They have been members for quite some time but recently made the desion to join the list of growing companies interested in helping the Colerain Chamber of Commerce take next steps to grow. We truly appreciate their Network Level support and welcome their increased involvement in our community. You can learn more through their website: Visiting Angels Thank you Mike and Sylvia!!!
Chamber Programming
Tuesday June 8th, 5:00-7:30 pm
Women's Networking – This month we'll be having an after hours event - hosted by Art on Fire. Beverages and snacks will be provided, there is NO COST for this event.

Art on Fire is a fun and creative place where you can paint a wide variety of pottery while relaxing with friends and family. They also offer canvas painting, custom string art and craft nights! Come out and enjoy an evening with other women across Colerain.

Wednesday, June 9th, 11:30 am - 1:00pm.
This month's Sales Summit will be held over the lunch hour at Snow's Lakeside Tavern beginning with networking at 11:30am. Lunch will be self-paid and the topic this month will be Know-Like-Trust, all things sales professionals strive to achieve with clients and prospective customers. Led by Mark Moser (First Financial) and Scott Marston (Cincinnati Benefits Solution) this monthly gathering gives salespeople the opportunity to rub elbows with others in the same field, allowing for a wonderful learning environment.

Thursday June 17th, 5-9:00 pm – Hometown Hero
Tickets are selling like crazy (130+ registered already) and we are told that the weather forecast is perfect for our evening networking event. The Colerain Chamber of Commerce will be recognizing our 2021 Hometown Hero honorees Rob Bilott, Gary Kasten, Keva Brice, Nora Dashley and Lisa Reifenberger with local celebrity and football player Rocky Boiman emceeing the event. This year's recipients have given of themselves on behalf of our community in ways that we need to recognize publicly.

Event will include:
  • Food Trucks & Lots of Food
  • Wagon Full of Cheer (if you would like to donate a bottle, please drop off during normal hours at Art on Fire, 9336 Colerain Ave. or contact Dave directly.
  • Pennant Pulls with community business donations
  • Day of Event Games of Chance - Sponsored by area non-profit organizations
  • Photo Opportunities with guest of honor and emcee Rocky Boiman, Rob Bilott, and standup cut-out of star Mark Rufallo.
  • Networking & Social conversation in a casual and festive atmosphere
  • VIP experience with craft beer & bourbon tasting.

Colerain Chamber Golf League (weekly on Wednesday) - The Colerain Chamber of Commerce Golf League is in "full swing" in its second year with social golf in a competitive 9 hole format. Both men and women are encouraged to play whether that is weekly or as a substitute through the summer months. Scenic and sometimes challenging Pebble Creek Golf Course hosts this weekly league (front 9 one week, back 9 the next) with tee times beginning around 5:00pm each Wednesday. There are only a couple of spots left available for weekly regular players, however, additional players will be able to sign up as weekly "alternate" positions that will be assigned based on available week to week. Every skill level is welcome, this is social completion with play intended to meet each playing level. If you would like one of the open spots, please contact Dave Moravec at 513-923-5036 or with any questions.

  • This is intended to be a social league with an opportunity to network with other members of the Colerain Chamber community.
  • Players will be matched up differently each week to allow for maximum networking and variety.
  • Non-chamber members are welcome to participate


Third Thursday July 15th - Trivia Night at Snow's Lakeside
We will be meeting a bit earlier (4:30pm) appetizers & drinks available with the trivia portion of the evening beginning at 7:00pm. Teams will be put together among registered chamber members that night or if you have a group (3-8 people) already interested in participating together, that can be accomplished. This is a wonderful opportunity for your TEAMS initiative to bring people together for relationship building and FUN!
For more information and registration please click here:

Friday Night Aug 6th - BB Riverboat Dinner Excursion on the Ohio River - 6:30pm - 10:00pm
The Colerain Chamber has negotiated a discounted price of $25/person (plus drinks) for chamber members and invited guests. This will be a fun event to bring snouses and significant other to and make it an evening out with others. Fireworks after the Reds game can be viewed from the boat and again, another opportunity to promote it within your TEAMS groups. Details and early registration (through June 22nd) can be found at the following link:

Small Group Initiative
As you may seen and felt, our small group initiative is in full swing too. Each key person within our membership and some that are new or kicking the tires (so to speak) have been contacted by a small group ambassador with the intention of building on and expanding relationships within the community. Using our Support-Connect-Celebrate foundational Core Focus, each team will have a different personality, meeting cadence, and participation experience based on the leadership of that group and its participants. As shared above, 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.
On August 11 from 9am-12pm, the NWLSD is once again hosting their Back-to-School FAIR at Northgate Mall. 
This is an event where they get to connect with families and offer them some of the most needed services in preparation for school including school supplies, free haircuts, dental screenings, physicals, and a plethora of other services. In the years past they have had over 700 families participate in the event. 
The Chamber is collecting crayons 🙂
You can drop off donations at Art on Fire of Cincinnati, LLC, 9336 Colerain Avenue Suite B.
Please consider donating to this much needed event. You can bring crayons to any upcoming event, Women's Luncheon, Third Thursday, EL meetings, etc. We would love to present them with an abundance of crayons for the upcoming school year.

Team Up to Green Up
An initiative is underway in partnership with Colerain Township and many other organizations to help our community environmentally. This green movement is being spearheaded by several area companies & chamber members, governmental bodies as well as organizations like Green Umbrella and Hamilton County Waste & Recycling.

“Team Up to Green Up – Colerain, is a local green initiative connecting local businesses, government, residents, individuals and community groups to enhance the local quality of life and create a more sustainable Colerain. Through shared resources, events, and ideas, team members promote a cleaner, greener, and more prosperous Colerain where we can all proudly live, work and play. We are looking for more volunteers, ambassadors and stakeholders to join!

If you would like more information or would like to get involved, please contact Dave Moravec, Geoff Milz or Dean Ferrier from Rumpke at .
The Colerain community has been challenged this past 12 months and it is time to celebrate!

When: Saturday, July 3, 2021
Where: Drew Campbell Field 4300 Springdale Road

Event Begins at 7:00 pm Fireworks at 10:00 pm

Support the Colerain Community at its first big event in two years!
  • Family-Friendly Event (no alcohol)
  • 8,000 in On-Site Attendance
  • Local Entertainment *
  • Kids Games * Food Trucks
  • Free Parking & Free Admission
  • Choreographed 30+ Minute Firework Show
  • Volunteer Organized & Community Supported

  • For more information, contact Jackie O'Connell at:

Emerging Leaders
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.”
Chamber Benefits
Chamber Members enjoy discount pricing, time-saving convenience and administrative efficiencies with 401(K) retirement plans available through Long Schaefer Financial Advisors. Chamber members can get free quotes on a variety of options. Colerain Chamber membership must be verified before requesting the free quotes.

Chamber Members can get free quotes on a variety of options by contacting Michael Long or Tom Goodwin 513-245-0300.

Click HERE to check out all of the ancilary benefits available to our members.
Marketing Opportunities
We have resumed sponsorships of our Third Thursday & Educational in-person events. If you would like to be a sponsor ($300) on a one-time or ongoing basis, or would like to be the host site for our networking events, please contact Dave Moravec directly. Planning of the 2021 schedule is ongoing, so get your business name and visibility out there as soon as possible! We are looking for locations that can host as many as 50 or more people due to the increased interest in this event. We are specifically looking for businesses that can:
  • Provide a quality networking experience with a safe and business friendly atmosphere (Connect)
  • Encourage business participation through promotion (Celebrate)
  • Model the Colerain Chamber of Commerce initiatives (Support)
Simply put, we would like for you to LIKE us and FOLLOW us on Facebook and LinkedIn so that you can be aware of current happenings across the Colerain Chamber community. We continue to highlight our members and recognize our newest members on Facebook as soon as we possibly can. We will continue to post between 30-40 times per month on Facebook but need information on ways to promote your business. Send us links, promotions and local events in a timely way.
We continue to look for ways to promote your business through…
  • Promotional items for membership bags - Your logo'd item can be placed in a membership bag along with other chamber members "trinkets". There is no cost to do this, simply provide the Chamber with 25-50-100 items and we will include them with other chamber member items. Coordinate with Dave or Debi.
  • Gift cards or services certificates - If your business would like to provide the Chamber with $10-$25-$50 gift cards or a gift certificate for product/services to be used as giveaways at our upcoming Hometown Hero event or at an upcoming Third Thursday event, please let us know.
As always, we want to promote your business in any way that we can. If you have news that you would like to share with our membership, please send it along for us to post on Facebook or in our newsletter.
As always, we want to promote your business in any way that we can. If you have a milestone event or grand opening planned, we would love to help you promote your business across the community. If you have news that you would like to share with our membership, please send it along for us to post on Facebook or in our newsletter.
As you may have seen, several new branding initiatives are in place with our various small groups. If you are interested in joining or hearing more about any of these groups please contact Dave Moravec,
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