Canal Winchester Area Chamber of Commerce Newsletter

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March 2017
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Hello from the building renamed the Gerald Frederick House on 57 W Waterloo.  This building is now executive suites and the space is filling fast.  This is indicative of the tremendous growth this area is going to see in the future.  
Brew Dogs is getting ready for their opening of the brew pub with two events for Punk Investors.  
The Chamber Luncheon is on the 8th this month and our fun filled Annual Awards Dinner is on March 31.  You should be getting your invitation in the mail.  You can see more information below.  
Have a great St Pat's Day and you know that Canal Winchester is the best place to find your Blarney Stone!
Change in Bulk Postage Mailing
The chamber purchases the use of a Bulk Mail stamp yearly for our Chamber member's usage.  If you are mailing more than 200 pieces, you may use the bulk mail rate by doing the following: 
Every usage requires a payment of $15 to the Chamber of Commerce.
In 2017 it will be necessary to prepay and obtain a receipt from the Chamber that acknowledges we know you are using our stamp.  This can be on an as needed basis, a monthly basis or even a yearly basis if you know how many mailings you do a year.  
Once you obtain the receipt from the Chamber office, you may proceed to the Post Office to use the bulk mailing rate.  We are sure this will allow everyone to continue to use the stamp and the Chamber to recoup our costs for proving that to our members.  
Feature Your Business
 Five months are available for you to advertise your company and tell us a little about your business and what you do, how long you have been in business and where we can find you!  A Feature article is $200 and available to anyone who is a member of the Chamber in good standing.  The months available are March, August,September, October and November.  
Call Rebecca at 614-837-1556
Annual Awards Dinner
The Chamber has the following Annual Dinner Corporate Sponsorships still available:

(1) Awards Sponsor    $1,500
(4) Gold Sponsorship's   $1,000
(3) Silver Sponsorship's at $500

All include from 4-8 seats to dinner, logo and name signage on table and screen in front of room, all social media before and after event.  

We also have a $250 Bronze Sponsorship, which includes two tickets and all advertisements by name.

A Chamber Patron is $150 and includes two tickets and name recognition in program.

You can sign up to attend the dinner:  If you are choosing  Chamber Patron or   Bronze Patron, simply sign up under your name, add a person and put 0.00 in the cost and it will add the person under your name at no added cost.  

March 8  Chamber Luncheon

The chamber invites you to join us March 8,  for networking and lunch at Village Wines and Bistro
Speaker: Jamie Thimmes from South Central Power

Sponsor:  Canal Banking Center

Networking at 11:30 and usually concludes at 1:00 pm

South Central Power: A valuable energy resource for businesses
Founded in 1936, South Central Power Company serves more than 117,000 residential, agricultural, commercial and industrial members in 24 Ohio counties. The corporate office is located in Lancaster, while district offices are located in Canal Winchester, Circleville, Hillsboro and Barnesville. It employs 235 employees.  Richard "Rick" Lemonds is president and CEO. He is only the fourth person to serve in that role in South Central Power's 80 year history. 
The cooperative's mission is to deliver safe, reliable electric service that adds value to the lives of its members.
As a cooperative, South Central Power differs from investor-owned utilities in that it is owned by all of the members it serves, not shareholders. Cooperatives are not-for-profit utilities. South Central Power understands it is the steward of its members' financial resources. A philosophy of prudent financial management has allowed the co-op to maintain its solid financial position through the decades. As a locally owned business, revenues and investments stay in the communities we serve. Co-ops also abide by seven principles that differentiate them.
Community commitment
Members voluntarily round up their monthly electric bill to the next dollar through Operation Round Up. Since its introduction in 2014, this program has returned more than $1.2 million in college scholarships and grants to education, charitable and health/human services organizations across the service territory. 
From its founding, South Central Power has been a vital community member, which is demonstrated regularly through its participation in civic and charitable causes across its service territory. Lending a helping hand is what its employees do each and every day.
Economic development
The cooperative is committed to efforts that attract jobs for residents and generate tax revenue for local municipalities.
Director of Key Accounts Jeff Campbell and Key Accounts Representative Rod Evans regularly assist Canal Winchester area companies with their changing energy needs. Their expert advice and timely response benefit both new businesses and established companies.
The co-op also is a leading provider of energy information for firms large and small. It works closely with companies from initial site inquiry through the design and construction phases. Once operational, the cooperative communicates regularly with members to ensure their day-to-day electric needs are met. The co-op regularly collaborates with economic development organizations and professionals, including the Canal Winchester Chamber of Commerce.
Services designed for businesses
South Central Power's Commercial & Industrial Lighting Rebate Program helps offset the cost of replacing inefficient internal and external lighting at member business facilities. The program provides a rebate of up to $15,000 based upon the number of lamp watts reduced when replacing old lighting with LED lighting. Members are eligible for the rebate when specifications are met.
Questline is a free service that provides quick and easy access to technical, research and information assistance. It features an extensive library of articles on energy-related topics and an "Ask an Expert" service. The online portal also offers a commercial and industrial online database of technical business and engineering documents, targeted research tools and benchmark industry data. Questline is free to all business members of South Central Power. Registering online is simple.
South Central Power is a valued resource for energy and money saving information regarding electric efficiency and conservation tips. For more information about how South Central Power can assist your business, contact Key Accounts Director Jeff Campbell (740) 689-6227 or by email at   
Take a vacation with friends!
For more information please contact Mermaid Travel, your Chamber Chair, Sally Sutter.

Discounted Southeast Messenger Ad Space

Chamber page is only available in months where we have enough advertising to pay for our space 

Ad space is available monthly or in an ongoing basis for the SE Messenger.  We have a Chamber page that is supported by YOUR ads.  You actually get $20 off the ad space from normal rates.   
We have room for eight 2x3 ads and two larger 1 3/4 x 3 3/4.  
We have some companies choosing to continue with their ads!  There is still space for you!  This is an economical way to keep your logo and name out there and the SE Messenger is seen by thousands of people.  
For ad space e-mail
Let him know you are a Chamber Member!


In This Issue
Feature Articles available
Annual Award Dinner
March 8 Luncheon
Vacation in 2017
SE Messenger ad space
Advertising help


Allegra Marketing
Master DJ's


Coming Soon!


Women of Winchester (WOW)

March 3, 2017  8:30 am. The Inn at Winchester Trail


Monthly Luncheon March 8, 2017 11:30 to 1:00 Village Wines and Bistro:  Speaker Jamie Thimmes from South Central Power


Annual Awards Dinner March 31, 2017  The Old Blue Rooster Lithopolis Ohio Festivities begin at 6:30 pm 

Look for invitation in the mail soon!  Schedule online to attend.




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