CHAMBER UPDATES | JULY 28, 2021
Chamber Members,
 
Life is short. We have all heard that plenty of times and likely said it at various points as well. This past week, my friend, author and motivational speaker Gary Moore succumb to stomach cancer after being diagnosed in Feb 2020; Gary would have been 67 on July 21st which is when his family chose to have his "celebration of life" event. Gary wanted no part of condolences as he went out among the most positive people that I've ever known; he battled from the first diagnosis until his last days. My dad's wife is currently going through end-of-life issues as well at age 86; dementia has set in and her quality of life has greatly diminished in the last couple of months.
 
Are you asking yourself yet, "Why is Dave sharing this in a monthly chamber newsletter? It doesn't seem the right place to do so..." Well, the fact of the matter is that I've shared several personal stories about myself in the last 18 months in the hopes that you'll get to know me more and in turn share your stories as well. Many of you have done so in celebration of events (milestone anniversaries, promotions, kid’s pictures or grandchild births) and many share your need for family prayer for one challenge or another. We have our respective businesses to run and families to care for. When coupling challenges in both personal and professional settings, we often hit a breaking point and are in need of help.
 
The family/caring atmosphere that we continue to cultivate through the Colerain Chamber is good for business and for us personally; many of you have given me positive affirmation of that. If you've gotten involved in a TEAMS small group, you're likely experiencing this already. If you have built business friendships through the chamber over the last several years or recent months, you know how much leaning on someone else means. Programs will continue to form like our Growth Forum, the Non-Profit panel, and other initiatives that are innovative for our membership, but at the heart of it all is a caring spirit among those doing business in the Colerain community.
 
In August, we will ask you to step out of your comfort zone and celebrate with us at our Third Thursday networking event which will be hosted by chamber leader Arlington Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home (information and registration below). We promise to be respectful of everyone's personal feelings about death and dying, but longtime member Arlington wants to demonstrate that the ever-important funeral ritual is evolving into a more personalized “celebration of life” where, for instance, an avid golfer’s service can include golf games, drinks, food, and meaningful conversation all within the setting of a funeral home. Arlington’s memorial park is beautiful and the funeral home campus and facilities provide a perfect backdrop for creating evocative remembrance experiences and a chance to welcome our latest members recently joining the chamber.
 
Finally, as if I haven't said so enough times, there is still room on the BB Riverboat for you and your staff. Spouses and significant others are welcome for this adult only event on Friday August 6th. There will be food & drink, music & dancing, fireworks after the Red's game, and an opportunity to enjoy the city of Cincinnati on the Ohio River. Details are linked below; we have nearly 100 people signed up already, and it promises to be a special event.
 
As always, let me know how we can help you and your business succeed.
 
All the best!

Dave

Dave Moravec
President/CEO
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!

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.  

Silicon Valley development skills at Midwest Prices.

Zoozler isn't just a development company, they specialize in driving business growth through strategic thinking, smart design, and innovative solutions. Margie and her team are excited to join the Colerain Chamber; welcome Margie!

Boerger Consulting, LLC, is a boutique consulting firm focused on helping businesses reduce the overall operational cost of their Information Technology (IT) department by properly managing, measuring, and tracking their hardware and software assets. Welcome to Jeremy Boerger!
National Brands. Personal Touch.

ACN is the world's largest direct seller of telecommunications, energy and other essential services people need and use every day. We welcome James & Leti and their new business to the chamber.
MEMBER UPDATE
Renewing member, Storming Crab, celebrated their one-year anniversary in July.

We're excited to continue our partnership with Storming Crab and wish them continued success! Stop in and say hello and get your Creole/Seafood fix!
CHAMBER HAPPENINGS
FRIDAY, AUGUST 6 | 6:30PM - 10:00PM

HURRY...Registration ends Monday, August 2nd!

BB Riverboat Dinner Excursion on the Ohio River

The Colerain Chamber has negotiated a discounted price of $30/person (plus drinks) for chamber members and invited guests. This will be a fun event to bring spouses or 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 within your TEAMS groups. Details and registration can be found HERE!
Savannah Sullivan
TUESDAY, AUGUST 10 | 12:00PM - 1:30PM

4344 Dry Ridge Road
Cincinnati, Ohio 45252

Come join us the second Tuesday of each month! We're sharing our experiences and talking about topics that affect working women.

This month's guest speaker will be Savannah Sullivan, Climate Policy Lead with Green Umbrella here in Cincinnati. Along with others from the chamber's initiative with Colerain Township called Team Up To Green Up Colerain, Savannah will share her knowledge in the area of recycling, waste, and tree canopies. You can learn more through the newly created Team Up To Green Up website!

Please RSVP to the Colerain Chamber by Monday August 9th so we know you're joining.

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.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 11 | 9:00AM - 10:00PM

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).

This month's Sales Summit will be held in person at the Colerain Chamber office beginning with networking at 8:30am. Donuts and coffee will be available.

Led by chamber members Mark Moser (First Financial) and Scott Marston (Cincinnati Benefits Solution), this monthly gathering gives salespeople the opportunity to learn from one another, share leads, and further the profession of sales.

Chamber President Dave Moravec was recently interviewed for a sales manager podcast hosted by Harry Nouhan from Detroit, MI. For insight into sales leadership, you can check out the following broadcast with Dave's insights:
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18 | 4:30PM - 7:00PM

9799 Prechtel Road
Cincinnati, OH 45252

The Colerain Chamber of Commerce Golf League is still looking for you!

This social golf 9 hole format is open to both men and women through the summer months. Pebble Creek Golf Course hosts this weekly league with tee times beginning around 5:00pm each Wednesday. If you would like to sign up as an "alternate", please contact Dave Moravec at 513-923-5036 or president@colerainchamber.org with any questions.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 19 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM

2155 Compton Road
Cincinnati, Ohio 45231

All Colerain Chamber Members are invited to get together for informal networking and socializing every Third Thursday of the month! Know someone who could benefit from being a Chamber member? Bring them along! This is a great way to introduce prospective members to the Chamber!

This month we will be gathering Arlington Memorial Gardens. Network with as many as 50 or more fellow Chamber members and enjoy the beautiful surroundings! This month will also serve as a new member reception for those recently joining membership.

For more inforamation, click HERE.
Sponsored By:
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 | 8:00AM - 10:00AM

Colerain Township Community Center
(4300 Springdale Rd.) - Hall A

Join us for a delicious hot breakfast as we recognize the Colerain Police Officer of the Year and the Colerain Firefighter/EMS of the Year!

Help us thank our Police and Fire/EMS personnel for their steadfast service to our community, and show our appreciation for all they do to support and protect the residents and businesses of Colerain Township.

Advanced registration is required by September 6th. For more info and registration details click HERE!
SMALL GROUP INITIATIVE

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

Using our Support-Connect-Celebrate foundational Core Focus, each team will have 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. 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.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT...
July 15-Third Thursday! Trivia Night at Snow's 
Sponsored by Vineyard Northwest Church

We competed in music trivia (1950s-present day) and finished 7th out of 11 teams... but that doesn't mean we didn't have a great time!

Special thanks to Chamber team members: Dave Moravec Patti LeCrone, Bill and Angie Richter, owners of 1Stop Pest Control, Jeff Burton from Vinebrook Homes and Toni Smith, owner of Art on Fire for keeping us out of last place!


June 17-HOMETOWN HERO at Willow Event Center

WOW! What an amazing event honoring our local heros. Plenty of food, drinks, socializing and all around fun with games and raffles.

Everyone enjoyed the casual atmosphere while mingling with old friends and making new friends. Thank you all who attended as well as those that sponsored this event.

Click HERE for more photos!
Join Us For Our Next Events and Don't Miss Out!
TEAM UP TO GREEN UP
EMERGING LEADERS
More information about the group can be found on the Chamber landing page Facebook page.
 
 
MISSION

“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

START A 401k PROGRAM FOR YOUR EMPLOYEES!

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 by contacting Michael Long or Tom Goodwin 

SAVE ON EMPLOYEE HEALTH INSURANCE
MARKET YOUR BUSINESS TO THE LOCAL COMMUNITY
SAVE ON YOUR BUSINESS'S UTILITIES
And MORE!

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

Get your business name and visibility out there as soon as possible! We are specifically looking for businesses that can:

CONNECT: Provide a quality networking experience with a safe and business friendly atmosphere
CELEBRATE: Encourage business participation through promotion
SUPPORT: Model the Colerain Chamber of Commerce initiatives
 
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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!

 
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President Level Sustaining Sponsor
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