Chamber Members,

As I paused to consider my message this month, my reflection was back to a newsletter that I wrote on behalf of my college alumni class. I was filling in because Kris' mother had suddenly passed away. Back in the day, alumni provide us an update on weddings, births and new jobs. Some classmates chose to send detailed responses, some chose a quick quip, while others decided not to provide an update at all. It was a chance to stay connected with those we had spent so much time with at Illinois Wesleyan University. I thought that I'd be filling in for a month or two while Kris helped her father get her life in order; it wasn't until two years later that Kris returned to take back her role.
Each month that I sat down to compile the newsletter (much the way I am this morning), I had to come up with a way to introduce the class news, put the submissions in a readable form, then wrap it up by asking for those "lost alumni" to submit something for the following month. My college class was around 350, many of whom I stay in touch with today. You may have had a similar experience in college or even high school. By now you are asking, "Where is Dave going with his message this time?" My words of wisdom today are these...
In our college years, we shared a foundational part of our lives and bonded at a time when we came together for both individual and common goals. We each had our own major and GPA to keep up, but we may have been a part of a special club or athletic team. We may have individually wanted to land that best job, but were also involved in a fraternity/sorority/dormitory that had campus pride as a unit.   
Today, the Colerain Chamber of Commerce is in a unique position for each of us as we foundationally build this chamber one relationship at a time. You can choose to attend an event where you might meet a new business connection, submit a marketing piece for distribution to the chamber membership, or you might decide to sit on the sidelines and simply pay your membership dues. I hope each of you finds value somewhere within the Colerain Chamber and that you WANT to Connect with others, Support area businesses, and Celebrate as we've done at the Awards Dinner; however, the choice is yours.
Frankly, what I see happing is that friendships are being built through Murder Mystery Dinners, Networking with a Twist, TEAMS efforts, Community Giveback Day, and all the other opportunities presented each month. However, I also see individuals who don't recognize what a wonderful thing they have in front of them at this point in time. I am glad that I experienced college to its fullest and didn't sit in my dorm room by myself. My hope is that each of you will find a place to plug-in and find value in building business relationships across a dynamic community. I'm thankful to have found Colerain and look forward to so much success for each of your respective businesses.


Dave Moravec


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.  


What sets Allstate apart from other insurers is their local agents—they are your neighbors, living and working in the communities they serve. Meet Zach! Your neighbor... your friend... your new Colerain Chamber Member!


"I’m a real estate agent with Key Realty, LTD. in Cincinnati, OH and the nearby area, providing home-buyers and sellers with professional, responsive and attentive real estate services. Want an agent who'll really listen to what you want in a home? Need an agent who knows how to effectively market your home so it sells? Give me a call! I'm eager to help and would love to talk to you. " -Q. Jackson
ESG delivers Customer Success as a Service® (CSaaS), enabling you to build, operationalize, and transform your CS organization.

'We’re here to help you improve metrics and accomplish your ultimate goal of reduced churn and increased retention. Our services combine consultation, process development, people, and automation to increase the capabilities of your Customer Success organization.'
Founded in 1989, Pathways to Home is committed to responsiveness, by continuing to provide programming that addresses the needs of the community, including their Give & Take Pantry, Mobile Outreach Operation and Summer Programs for Youth. They offer a network of services that changes lives, help people overcome their challenges and strengthen our community through connection.


⭐Business of the Year
Clippard Instruments Laboratory, Inc.

Business Leader of the Year
Jennifer Caunin- Clippard Instruments Laboratory, Inc.
New Business - Rising Star of the Year
David Stupp- T-Mobile

Community Impact Award
Side By Side

Beautification and Community Investment Award
Rumpke Waste & Recycling

Chamber Choice Award
Side By Side

Colerain Business Students of the Year
Isabella Lambrinides & Myles Blackwell

Colerain Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame Inductees
Kreso Mikulic & Ron Long

A special thank you to all of our sponsors and to everyone who worked so hard to make this event so successful (and FUN!). It is because of each of you that the Colerain Chamber of Commerce is such a thriving and supportive group, and we look forward to another great year of personal and professional growth and community involvement.
Susan Bennett
Rick Porotsky
Colerain Chamber Announces New Executive Board Leaders

We welcome Susan Bennett as our new board chairperson with Rick Porotsky beginning his term as vice-chair; both have two-year commitments to these roles.

Kathie Smith and Mike Long will continue to serve with one-year terms as Secretary and Treasurer, respectively.

We would like to thank David Denny who stepped down as chairman and will serve in an ex-officio role going forward and say a special thanks to Jennifer Caunin who will continue on the board but move out of her vice-chair role. Additionally, Quinn Wang will be filling the board role vacated by long-time member Jeff Bresnan; thanks to Jeff for his dedicated service.

Read more about the Staff & Board Members here!
Colerain Chamber of Commerce Members Partners with NWLSD to Reward Teachers and Bus Drivers

Colerain Chamber of Commerce has coordinated with NWLSD to promote an incentive for their teachers and bus drivers who are challenged this time of year.
Each month for the next 5 months, a drawing will be held across all 11 buildings and a winner will be selected (+ one bus driver) for a gift from various chamber members. Thank you to all Chamber members who have/ will participate in this partnership!

Make sure to follow us on social media to see each month's winners!

New Life Community Church Announces Grand Opening Date and Preview Services!

Located at 2407 Adams Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45231, Pastor Anthony Payton is pleased to announce the grand opening of New Life Community Church on March 6, 2022.

Please join them for preview services on Sunday, February 27th at 10am.

'New Life Community Church is a new church and is a new place for 'new life' and new beginnings. Come Join, Grow, and Serve with us!'

Seeking the following:
Worship Team Members
Children's Church Team Members

Click HERE for more details.
Colerain Avenue Lowe's Is Hiring!

Located at 10235 Colerain Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45251, Lowe's is hosting ongoing Job Fairs every Wednesday from 10am-7pm

Scan the QR code, click HERE or text lowesjobs to 37000.

King's Closet Collecting New or Gently Used Clothing for NWLSD Students In Need

Throughout the month of March, King's Closet (a clothing ministry of Northwest Community Church) is collecting new and gently used clothing items to stock the clothing pantry that ministers to students in the Northwest Local School District.

Students K-12: Youth 7/8- Adult XXL
Leggings | Jeggings | Sweat Pants | Long or Short Sleeve Solid (no prints) Shirts

You may leave your donations at any NWLSD school or in the collection bin at NW Community Church back door (8735 Cheviot Rd.)

Tax Season Is Here! Are You Prepared?

We are fortunate to have not one, not two... but FOUR excellent accounting/ tax organizations as members of our chamber!

Reach out today- and help support our fellow chamber members!

TUESDAY, MARCH 8 | 12:00PM-1:30PM

Red Squirrel
8227 Colerain Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45239

FREE! For female Colerain Chamber members and their female employees. Lunch costs are picked up individually.

We're sharing our experiences and talking about topics that affect working women.

Please RSVP to the Colerain Chamber by Monday March 7th so we know you will be joining us.

New and Prospective Chamber Members are always welcome, so bring along someone that you think could benefit from being a Chamber member!
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9 | 9:00AM - 10:00AM


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 Registration and Zoom Info
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16 | 7:00AM - 9:00AM

Colerain Chamber of Commerce Office
4300 Springdale Road
Cincinnati, OH 45239


Special Chamber Offer: $40 per pose!
(Save $110!)

  • Have you been wanting to update your professional headshot?
  • Have you been challenged to find a time to do it?
  • Have you wondered who you should contact that will do it right?

The Colerain Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce that we will provide the opportunity to have a professional headshot at a special low price of $40 per pose ($110 savings off the normal price of $150). Chris Armstrong Photography will make it easy and professional at the same time.

Register here and you will be contacted to set up a specific time.

THURSDAY, MARCH 17 | 4:30PM - 6:30PM

Colerain Chamber of Commerce Office
4300 Springdale Road
Cincinnati, OH 45239  

Who doesn't like a wonderful happy hour with a twist? In this case, we will be mixing a whole lot of networking with a cocktail or two, stirring in a pinch of education about succession planning and business continuity and adding a dash of attendee participation.

This will prove to be a must attend event for all levels of leadership in your organization. We anticipate about a 20-30 minute program led by experts Tom Gottlieb, Quinn Wang, and Jim Diebold which will prove to be more exciting than that phone call you took (or maybe avoided) from the salesperson wanting you to extend your auto warranty, plus you'll get to rub elbows with the best and brightest across Colerain.

David Denny
Tetra Management Services
TUESDAY, MARCH 29 | 4:45PM - 6:30PM

Snow's Lakeside Tavern

The Emerging Leaders of Colerain (generally 21-40 yr old demographic) continue to host a networking event each month at the Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant at Stone Creek (off Colerain Avenue). 

If you are a young professional, looking to connect with other like-minded leaders in the community, this is your chance to do so. March's guest speaker will be past board chair David Denny. David is President and Owner of Tetra Management Services, a provider of Strategic Planning, Leadership Development, and Personal Coaching for small to medium-sized organizations. 

“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.”

Come out and make a new friend and business connection, have some laughs and learn more about this dynamic group. Feel free to bring a friend or coworker as a way to introduce them to the group. 

Are you a seasoned leader and want to give back?Consider volunteering to be one of our guest leaders.
Please contact Mark Moser at (513)484-1529 for more info.

THURSDAY, APRIL 21 | 5:00PM - 9:00PM

Miami Valley Gaming
6000 OH-63
Lebanon, OH 45036  

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

In April, we have a special opportunity for a fun night out at long-time chamber member Miami Valley Gaming. This particular event will be limited to just 60 to maintain proper protocols at the harness racing track.  

Three lucky names will be drawn and will have an opportunity for an incredible and unforgettable ride in the starting gate car. 
The Colerain Chamber will provide 1 drink ticket per person and an additional cash bar will be available.  Miami Valley Gaming will have appetizers on hand for the first 90 minutes. Food and beverages will also be available for individual purchase throughout the evening at the Trifecta Grill. 

Third Thursday Networking provides a free "drop in" opportunity for Chamber Members to connect with each other and for potential members to meet others in our community!

Contact Dave Moravec or Debi Cobb for additional details.


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

Using our Support-Connect-Celebrate foundational Core Focus, each team has 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 to help build relationship and more business connections. If you are interested in finding a team, please contact the chamber office directly.

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 (pictures below) where we learned through insightful discussion led by Tim Rohling. The Growth Forum will also be leading the discussion about Succession Planning & Business Continuity at the March 17th Third Thursday event. 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 participating with or engaging in this forum, contact Dave Moravec who can provide additional details and schedule the time accordingly.
February 17- Colerain Chamber of Commerce Business Awards Dinner

WOW! What a special night celebrating our members and this thriving business community that we call COLERAIN!

This year's dinner SOLD OUT with 200 seats and was held at the beautiful Pebble Creek Golf Course. A big thank you and round of applause to all of our 24 sponsors! We couldn't do this without your help and support!

Our Fantastic Event Sponsors
Butler Tech | Rumpke Waste & Recycling |
Arlington Memorial Gardens | Blust Motors |
Cincinnati Benefit Solutions | Cincinnati Mine Machinery |
Cincinnatus Savings & Loan | Clippard Instrument Laboratory | Colerain Township Trustee, Dan Unger | COPFCU | Enery Federal Credit Union | First Financial Bank | LongSchaefer and Company | Metalworking Group| Minuteman Press | Northside Bank & Trust | Pebble Creek Golf Club | Playground Equipment Services | Porter Precision Products | Side By Side | Stehlin Meats | Vinebrook Homes | Visiting Angels | White Oak Garden Center

Click HERE for more photos!
Join Us For Our Next Events and Don't Miss Out!

Hamilton County is looking for feedback from local businesses about how they can better assist with their waste reduction efforts.

The data from the survey will be used to help increase the value and effectiveness of programs to businesses.


Volunteer to preserve beautification and maintain cleanliness on a Colerain Township street or block by picking up litter.

Attractive, maintained neighborhoods are littered less and research shows they are usually safer and more attractive for new businesses and new residents.
We have 60 segments of commercial roads identified in the Adopt-a-Block program and 16 people/organizations have already signed up, some have signed up for multiple sections of roads!

A special thanks to new member Scooters Unlimited for signing up to help and to longstanding member Home Depot for doing so as well.


Do you have something to share with your fellow chamber members?
Here's your chance! Email Marketing is just one of the ways that we can share your news, updates, and events!

Contact Dave directly and let the Colerain Chamber help promote your business!

Email: for more details.                

This is just one of MANY benefits avaialble to you as a Colerain Chamber member!

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

Third Thursday: $300
(March, April, May, July, & August)

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

Women's Networking Sponsor - $100
(Feb, April, June, Aug, Oct, Dec )

Sales Summit Sponsor - $500
(March, June, Sept, Dec)

Talk to Dave Moravec for more details!


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!


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 Debi or Dave directly and they can stop by to pick them up or connect with you.
President Level Sustaining Sponsor
Leader Level Sustaining Sponsor
Network Level Sustaining Sponsors
Team Level Sustaining Sponsors
Thank you goes out to Rebecca Metzner (Trifecta Marketing) for the creative design of our new Third Thursday logo. The inner ring represents our ability to network with one another through our core focus: Support, Connect & Celebrate. 
Watch for its use going forward, similar to our other round logos for Emerging Leaders, Women's Networking, and Sales Summit.

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