Chamber Updates November 4, 2020
Community Members-
The strength of the Colerain Township business community continues to impress me. Despite numerous challenges presented in 2020, the community rallies and remains strong.
As impressive as its strength is the community’s philanthropic spirit. Last month, I witnessed nearly 150 volunteers take part in the annual Community Giveback Day to make a difference in the lives of 20+ homeowners in Colerain Township. Next year, wouldn’t it be amazing if we doubled or tripled those numbers? For those that volunteered…THANK YOU…and for those that sponsored in some way…THANK YOU too! 
As you may have seen in the past week, the Colerain Chamber of Commerce is partnering with BLOC-SideBySide in an effort to increase the number of books in the hands of children in our community. You can step up to help by sponsoring a collection carts for books, help paint the carts in bright colors or even host a cart to be placed in your business where employees or customers could make contributions to the program. A huge thank you needs to go out to Rumpke Waste & Recycling for donating the bins to help, Art on Fire for helping with the decorating and supplies to do so, and to Playground Equipment Services for their willingness to use their facility to store and paint them. If you are still interested in helping, visit the following link for more Information and Sponsorship Details
We have many exciting upcoming opportunities to connect. This is an excellent time to be involved in the community as the Chamber of Commerce continues to serve as the conduit for various programs. The Zoom Educational programing will resume on Fridays at 11 am, beginning November 13, and are excited to announce a wonderful local opportunity for a local leadership roundtable beginning on November 12. More details can be found at: Business Owner Roundtable.
We will celebrate a ribbon cutting for Dedicated Senior Medical Center, a local business serving seniors, on Tuesday, November 10 at 11 am (details below). We are excited to continue to see our membership grow through these new businesses and renewed memberships.  
Finally, we have solidified the date of our Holiday gathering, December 17, and while we are unable to be hosted by Northgate Mall this year, Pebble Creek has stepped up allowing us to have a wonderful venue for this fun event. More details about this will be out shortly and several other programs for 2021 will be announced next month. In the meantime, our Chamber Programing Schedule is full for November (see below).

All the best!

Dave Moravec
President & CEO
Colerain Chamber of Commerce
513.923.5036 Office
309.838.1947 Cell
Welcome New Members
Membership in the Colerain Chamber of Commerce has grown from 165 to over 200 businesses in just the past several months. We are excited to share new member announcements though our Facebook Page and in this newsletter. Please welcome and support our new October members!   
If you know of a business that would benefit from our programing and marketing opportunities, please have them contact the chamber directly or make introductions as you are able. THANK YOU!
Chamber Programming
Upcoming Chamber of Commerce Events
  • Monday, November 9 – Paint Your Wagon – Hosted by Playground Equipment to benefit the book drive campaign being fostered by BLOC-SideBySide – We are still looking for painters, sponsors, and host locations for the book bins. Refreshments will be served. For more information or to get involved: Paint Your Wagon Information
  • Tuesday, November 10
  • 11 am SHARP - Ribbon Cutting Ceremony – Dedicated Senior Medical Center, 6121 S. Colerain Avenue, COVID masks required - For More Details
  • Noon - Women’s Networking Luncheon – Pebble Creek Golf Club. Visit the following link: REGISTRATION & INFORMATION
  • 5 pm – Township New Playground Ground Breaking Ceremony – Colerain Park
  • 5:30 – 7:30 pm – Emerging Leaders of Colerain – Social Event – West Side Brewery – For more details visit: ELC Events Page
  • Wednesday, November 11 – Sales Summit (ZOOM Conference) – 9 am – 11 am – Guest speaker will be Sales Consultant Tim Rohling presenting on the topic of the Sales Flywheel concept. Open registration for all sales professionals & leadership. For more information: HERE
  • Thursday, November 12 – Leadership Round Table – hosted at Colerain Chamber of Commerce Office – Limited to 10 business leaders/owners. For more information: HERE
  • Friday, November 13 – ZOOM Networking Event Life in Colerain During the Pandemic – ZOOM Conference Call – For more information click HERE
  • Wednesday, November 18 – Chamber Board of Directors - Strategic Planning – 7 am-11 am – In person at the Colerain Chamber Office, Hall A.
  • Thursday, November 19 - Third Thursday Networking – 5 – 7:30 pm hosted by chamber of commerce member Clovernook Country Club. For more information and to register (no cost for chamber members & a guest) - Register HERE
  •  Friday, November 20 – 11 am – Networking Event - Life in Colerain During the Pandemic – ZOOM Conference Call – For more information click HERE
Email and we’ll find a speaker & get it added.
Save the Date: Holiday Party & Member Business Meeting
You won't want to miss our holiday party! Despite the pandemic - it will be sure to dazzle - thanks to Kathie Smith and her amazing social committee. This annual event will combine a required 15-minute annual business meeting (voting on board of directors and annual report delivered by president/CEO Dave Moravec) along with a fun evening of celebration. Event and various other sponsorships will be forthcoming, so watch for details to come. This event will be held in multiple rooms at Pebble Creek. Attendance is limited to 150. 
Emerging Leaders
The Emerging Leaders of Colerain will be meeting on November 10 at the West Side Brewery from 5:30 – 7:30 pm. 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.”
Marketing Opportunities
We continue to highlight our members and continue to partner with our local school district, the township, and the state. 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, local announcements. Please visit our pages and LIKE and FOLLOW us for the latest news.
We have continued to receive polo shirts (size XL) with your logo that promotes your business when President Dave Moravec is out in the community. If this is of interest please provide Dave with one of your shirts.
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 various events (like the upcoming networking events or Hometown Heroes).
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.
Additional Resources
US Chamber of Commerce
Please do your part to take preventative measures to help slow the spread and keep America open, healthy and strong using this toolkit with social media graphics and messages as provided by the US Chamber of Commerce. A Review the past lessons we've learned has also been made available.

State of Ohio
On October 23, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced that more than $426 million in CARES Act funding would be distributed as grants to Ohio small businesses and nonprofits. The state will begin taking applications at 10 am Monday November 2nd.  Ohio businesses will be able to apply for $10,000 Covid-19 relief grants. Bars and restaurants that serve alcohol can apply for $2,500 grants. Information is yet to come about grants to nonprofit arts organizations and community service organizations. The new grants to for-profit businesses will be administered by the Ohio Development Services Agency. Go here for details.

Hamilton County
Additional small business relief grants and a Rent/Utility Program may provide additional local relief for business owners and their employees. The following two links will provide details:
For more information you can also reach out to:
Joy M. Pierson - Community Development Administrator
Hamilton County Planning + Development Department
138 E. Court Street, Room 1002 - Cincinnati, OH 45202
513-946-8234 office
COVID-19 Updates
As of October 30, 2020, there have been 195,864 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 in Ohio along with 4,963 confirmed deaths. A total of 18,800 people have been hospitalized since the pandemic began. Additional in-depth analysis can be accessed by visiting
Video of Governor DeWine’s updates, including versions with foreign language translation, can be viewed on the Ohio Channel's YouTube page
For more information on Ohio's response to COVID-19, visit or call 1-833-4-ASK-ODH.
Resources for dealing with the mental health issues around COVID-19 can be found here: Coping With COVID-19 Anxiety
Thank You to Our Sponsors
President Level Sustaining Sponsor
Rumpke Waste & Recycling

Team Level Sustaining Sponsors
Cincinnati Mine Machinery
Duke Energy
Mercy Health
Miami Valley Gaming
Clippard Instruments 
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