CHAMBER UPDATES | OCTOBER 27, 2022
Chamber Leaders-

Can u belief November is hear already? I am two! We ain't got much time until snow hits us between the I's and we have to dot our tees with garland. Gulf season is behind us and the Bengals are burrowing down.

Grammar and spelling mistakes are easy to see when you're looking for them or when they're obvious, right? The same holds true for the challenges in our business. If we can see what the problems are, we have a far easier time fixing them, don't we? However, as I mentioned in my last newsletter, we tend to forget to work ON our respective businesses, oftentimes because we're working IN the business due to staff shortages, or current circumstances that prevent strategic planning. Please take the time to slow your pace enough to accomplish these important tasks, especially as 2022 draws to a close. If you need help doing so, there are many resources available through chamber connections and consultative members that can help.

Last weekend, Patti and I found it amazing to see over 300 people coming together across the community for the Colerain Give-back Day. We had no less than 22 chamber member organizations represented, and countless hours of community service provided by our area youth at Northwest, Colerain, and LaSalle high schools. Seeing the hard work of these students, their parents & coaches alongside community leaders reflects the commitment to making Colerain a better place to live, work and play.

Over 60 people helped "spruce up" the Clippard YMCA and a myriad of volunteers helped pick up about 35 bags of litter along Colerain Avenue from Interstate 275 down to the Reagan Expressway. Homes of families in need and veterans were tended to and Groesbeck Park (behind the library) received a beautiful face-lift. Through the TeamUpToGreenUp initiative, we MUST find a way to help others to see that it is no longer okay to litter ANYWHERE, especially in this community where we live and work.

With November comes Thanksgiving and four weeks later we'll hit the Christmas holiday. My wish for you, your families, staff and respective businesses is that you can be thankful and find a peace that allows you to enjoy the holidays, rather than running through them as quickly as possible. Stop and smell the pine needles (not roses this time of year) and have a cup of coffee (or hot chocolate) with a neighbor or friend you haven't connected with in a while. If you have time, share your Colerain Chamber of Commerce experience with another business colleague or adjacent business.

Save the Date: Dec. 15th - Colerain Chamber Holiday Party - Pebble Creek

Blessings through the holiday season!

Dave

Dave Moravec
President/CEO
HERE WE GROW AGAIN!

WELCOME OUR NEW MEMBERS!

The Colerain Chamber of Commerce membership is quite diverse bringing together local businesses, non-profit organizations, schools, and governmental bodies. The new video here was produced with the help of Wayside Media and Colerain Township. Special thanks to Jennifer Caunin, VP of Human Resources at Clippard Instrument Laboratories.
Please share this with your team and others interested in looking for involvement in the Colerain Chamber of Commerce.  

TRACTOR SUPPLY CO.

Tractor Supply Co operates as a rural lifestyle retailer offering a selection of merchandise: equine, livestock, pet, & small animal along with seasonal goods and products for every day Life Out Here!

Tractor Supply is currently hiring for its new location at 5752 Harrison Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45248. For current open positions, simply insert store #2640 into your search:
https://tractorsupply.jobs/jobs/search#/main

Key dates include:
Nov. 19th - Store opening: November 19th
Dec. 3rd, 8:00am - Grand Opening
Celebration and Ribbon cutting event
VIVID SIGN COMPANY

Vivid Sign Company has nearly 20 years of experience in the sign industry. Our passion for excellence inspired us in the beginning and continues to drive us today. We pride ourselves on offering a superior sign experience. We can handle everything from concept through installation, managing every aspect of the project along the way. Get your quote today! 
DIVERSIFIED LOGISTICS LLC

Diversified Logistics LLC provides transportation services across the land. We are equipped to handle complex logistics; coordinating the movement of freight between plants, ports, warehouses, or any destination. Our coordinated services allow our fleet to transport large loads between locations and bring products to market. Whether transcontinental or regional, we have a transportation plan to meet your needs. We are proud to offer less than truckload (LTL), flatbed, drop deck, intermodal, dry vans, and refrigerated transport throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
HOMEBUYS

HomeBuys utilizes “opportunistic buying,” which is a fancy way of saying our buyers find closeouts from major big box retailers and other great sources from across the world and pass the savings on to you. There’s no need to clip coupons or wait for sales – the prices at HomeBuys are always the lowest possible. That’s the “Less” part in the tagline.

Now here’s where the “Best” comes in. While what you see in the store will constantly change because of the closeout nature, what will not change is the quality of the items. We strive to find name brand closeouts and no matter what department you visit in our store, from food to wine to domestics to home décor and more, we stock our shelves with high-quality items at prices that you have to see to believe.
PROSKILL PAINTING & RESTORATION

Located at 10762 Pippin Rd., ProSkill Painting & Restoration offer full-service commercial, residential, and industrial painting and restoration services.

If you have painting needs, be sure to reach out to Karisa Ibarra at 513-903-6195 or by email at info@proskillpaint.com
D.R. HORTON

Through our brands, D.R. Horton, Express, Emerald and Freedom, we deliver to our customers a lifelong commitment.
A home for every stage in life.

Check out their newest development, Crosley Meadows, just south of Banning on Pippin at their ribbon cutting on November 2nd at 12pm.
CHAMBER & COMMUNITY UPDATES
Junk King Opens Retail Store with Charity in Mind
Located at 11430 Gondola St., Junk King has opened a retail store where 10% of monthly profits will be donated to a different nonprofit. 

"Shop with a purpose" is their tagline because they donate a percentage of proceeds to a different nonprofit organization each month. The first recipient is The Dragonfly Foundation which will receive benefit from the Grand Opening until the end of November.
ELECTION DAY IS TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8TH
BE INFORMED!
Understand Your Ballot
To find your sample ballot, please click here.
MIAMI VALLEY GAMING IS HIRING!
Miami Valley Gaming continues to find staff from the Colerain and surrounding areas. If you know someone looking for a dynamic employer with upward mobility, please share the link above. 

Positions range from hosts to marketing, database positions to H/R.
CHAMBER HAPPENINGS & EVENTS
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8 | 12:00 PM-1:30PM

Outback Steakhouse
9880 Colerain Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45251

This popular group meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month!

Come join us - We're sharing our experiences and talking about topics that affect working women.

Please RSVP to the Colerain Chamber by Monday November 7th so we know you are joining us.

New Chamber Members are always welcome, so come on over and join us! Prospective new members may attend lunch once as a guest before joining the Chamber.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9 | 9:00AM - 10:00AM

👉JOIN US - Moving to video via Microsoft Teams!

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 Meeting Login Information & details, please email directly to:
Scott Marston - smarston@inscbs.com
Dave Moravec - president@colerainchamber.org

Or by registering through the link below


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17 | 5:00PM - 7:30PM

Clippard Instrument Laboratory, Inc.
7390 Colerain Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45239



All Colerain Chamber Members are invited to get together for informal networking and socializing every Third Thursday of the month!

This informal gathering at a different Chamber Member location each month (except those months when another Chamber program is scheduled on the third Thursday) supplements our regular monthly events. Third Thursday Networking provides a free "drop in" opportunity for Chamber Members to connect with each other!

Clippard will be providing appetizers and beverages to go along with an amazing networking event that will include a tour of their state of the art facility. Chamber members and community businesses are encouraged to stop by 5:00pm - 7:30pm to check it out.

Connect and Engage with up to 50 (or more) business professionals!
SAVE THE DATE!
2022 CHAMBER HOLIDAY PARTY

DECEMBER 15 | 5:30PM
PEBBLE CREEK GOLF COURSE & EVENT CENTER
INTERESTED IN GROWING YOUR BUSINESS?
GROWTH FORUM

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 events where learning through insightful discussion can take place. The Growth Forum will also have a discussion about Succession Planning & Business Continuity this year. 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 information, participating with, or engaging in this forum, contact Dave Moravec who can provide additional details and schedule the time accordingly.
RIBBON CUTTINGS
Is your business interested in having a ribbon cutting?
Do you have a celebration, grand opening, or business anniversary?

Let the Chamber help promote your big news!
Contact Dave for Details

WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 2 | - 11:30am to 1:00pm
CROSLEY MEADOWS COMMUNITY
RIBBON CUTTING & GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION
DR Horton welcomes all of you to Crosley Meadows which is located just south of the corner of Banning & Pippin. A ceremonial ribbon cutting will take place and DR Horton will supply food and drink for lunch.

Come on out and see another new housing option in our community and support the Colerain Chamber with your presence.
NOVEMBER 10 | 4:30 - 7:30 PM
OPEN HOUSE & RIBBON CUTTING

4055 Executive Park Dr., Suite 400
Cincinnati, OH 45241
(Off of I-275 at Rt. 42/Lebanon Rd.)
Among our newest chamber members and a brand new business to the community is the Tractor Supply retail location at 5752 Harrison Avenue in Green Township.

This beautiful new facility is slated to have its soft opening on Saturday, November 19th, just in time for the upcoming holiday season - Watch for additional details coming soon about their grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting event on Saturday, Dec 3rd.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT...
October 22- 6th Annual Colerain Township Community Give-Back Day

Pictured below are just some of the groups giving back to the community last Saturday. Over 300 volunteers including Colerain Township staff, 22 Colerain Chamber Member organizations, Students from three area high schools and community members at large all pulled in the same direction for one beautiful morning. Please consider join us in making next year's event even more successful!

October 20- Third Thursday Networking Event

Hosted by chamber member White Oak Athletic Club/ Haubner Field in an effort to bring addition visibility about their current capital campaign, Brian, Brian and Chris did not disappoint!

We enjoyed a beautiful evening, shared some laughs and many reminisced about their kids or grandkids playing out at Haubner. Some "older" members (who shall remain nameless) even told some stories of their adventures on the field. Be sure to stop by before the weather gets too cold and see what's going on at the end of Whiteoak Drive. You won't be disappointed in the side trip.

October 18- Community Leadership Breakfast

Hosted by the Enclave Event Center

This annual event brought together local business partners interested in hearing about the state of the community from Colerain Township Administrator, Jeff Weckbach, Northwest Local School District Superintendent Darrell Yater, Butler Tech Assistant Superintendent Marni Durham, and State Representative Cindy Abrams.

For those that missed the event, you can see the presentation through the link below.
A special thanks to Dana and Waycross Media!

The breakfast was sponsored by chamber member Metalworking Group
October 11- Women's Networking Event

Hosted by LaRosa's on Stone Creek Blvd.
Special thanks goes out to guest speaker Jim Diebold.
Next month's luncheon will be held at Outback Steakhouse
Join Us For Our Next Event at Outback Steakhouse
Don't Miss Out!
CHAMBER BENEFITS
ARE YOU TAKING ADVANTAGE OF ALL OF THE CHAMBER BENEFITS?

As a member of the Colerain Chamber, you are investing in a thriving and dynamic future for your own business and for the Northwest Cincinnati area. You can benefit from cost-saving discounts through our many Chamber benefits and services in addition to increased visibility for your business.
MARKETING OPPORTUNITIES
EVENT SPONSORSHIP

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

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

Women's Networking Sponsor - $100
(Oct, Dec)

Sales Summit Sponsor - $500
(for the remainder of 2022)

Talk to Dave Moravec for more details!

SOCIAL MEDIA PRESENCE

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!

 
PROMO ITEM/GIFT CARD MARKETING
RIBBON CUTTING EVENTS
LOGOS & BRANDING... AND MORE!
WE NEED YOUR PROMO ITEMS!

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 Beth or Dave directly and they can stop by to pick them up or connect with you.
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS
President Level Sustaining Sponsor
Leader Level Sustaining Sponsor
Network Level Sustaining Sponsors
Team Level Sustaining Sponsors
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