Many of you may not know that my step-father was a police officer for 30 years. He earned his way up as a lieutenant in a suburb of Chicago. He was a WWII veteran, flew in the naval air force during the Korean War and was one tough guy. But he had a soft side too. One time during college I was in our attic and mis-stepped off one of the joists, slamming to the floor of our living room with a THUD! The tiles could not be matched and the entire ceiling had to be replaced. I remember Pop's first concern was me and not the ceiling. He didn't yell or scream at me for taking the wrong step, nor did he say, "Well, you'll have to pay for it to be replaced." There was a genuine concern about my well-being and care about the scrapes and bruises that came as a result of my crash to the floor.  

We often look at our parents differently after we've become adults. They suddenly (or not so suddenly) become wiser than we remembered them as a kid, right? Those lessons that our parents try to teach us in our teens, we often learn the hard way multiple times and generally not until we're in our 30's or 40's. By the time I was 35, both Pop and my mom had passed away from forms of cancer and I didn't get to tell them how smart they actually were. My three kids didn't get to know this set of grandparents and had to settle for stories of my childhood and young adulthood. 

I guess part of my reason for sharing this story is that policemen and firemen (first responders) have families and those family members have to deal with odd hours, shift changes, last minute call ins and the stress associated with wondering if they are putting their life on the line during the time that they are on duty; I experienced that as a kid growing up. Families also get to see those men and women as ordinary people who have feelings and lives outside their work. 

This year, the Colerain Chamber will again host the Police & Fire appreciation breakfast on September 9th. Three of our fire fighters are receiving an international award for valor for a water rescue on the Miami River. This is an opportunity for our chamber and business members to step up and say thank you to those that serve our community. If you have an interest in sponsoring the event, please let me know. Otherwise, we welcome you to this recognition ceremony with information below. Additionally, Police Chief Denney will be retiring from the force at the end of the month of August; details of a community celebration of that retirement are included below as well.

Support. Connect. Celebrate. We can and SHOULD be doing these things in our lives each day and week. I hope that you can do so through the various events and opportunities that the Colerain Chamber presents.

See you soon.



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.  


Wouldn’t it be nice to spend a little more time exploring what inspires you? Making time for the moments that bring meaning and purpose to your life. Maybe it’s cultivating a long held interest or striking out on a new path. Volunteering for a cause that’s close to your heart, expanding what’s on your mind, or tending to your body and soul. 

When you make your move to Bayley at Green Township, you’ll move to the beat of your own drum. With more free time to set the pace, and more peers and professional team members who share your spirit and desire to make the most of each day.

Burlington House Rehab and Alzheimer’s Center is a memory care community in Cincinnati. We offer Alzheimer’s memory support and dementia care focused on your or your loved one’s emotional and physical well-being. We strive to create a supportive environment and excellent experience for our guests, residents and their families. Our senior care services are backed by a person-centered approach, so every guest has their individual needs addressed.

Owned by Colerain High School student, Jacob Fitzgerald. Services offered include lawn cutting, gardening, leaf blowing, and snow shoveling.

Contact: (513) 693-5445

Western & Southern Financial Group, Inc. provides millions of individuals, businesses and institutions with life and health insurance, annuities, mutual funds, and a variety of investment management products and services through 14 member companies.
Mercy Health- West Hospital Healthy Happy Hour
Thursday, August 4 | 5PM-8PM
Health & Safety Fair

Wednesday, August 10 | 9AM-12PM
Have You Checked Out the New Mural in Northbrook?

2022 Hometown Hero, Josh Stout, has completed the mural, and it's something special! Make sure to stop by and see it on the wall at the Dollar General store location (Pippen & Adams

The design for the mural was created as a collaboration between the artist and several members of the Northbrook community. It highlights their goal to make Northbrook more pollinator friendly and adds art to inspire others.

The Colerain Chamber Golf League is in Full Swing at Pebble Creek Golf & Event Center!

This social group is about having fun and building relationships on the golf course.

After the 9-hole round, the porch is a great place for a sandwich or refreshing beverage along with gorgeous sunsets.

This weekly event is open to golfers of all skill levels; women are welcome as well.
For those interested in the social side, you are welcome to join us between 7:00-7:30pm as we finish off the round on the course.

Additional details through Dave Moravec,
or 513-923-5036.
Retirement Celebration for
Chief Mark C. Denney

Tuesday, August 30 | 2pm-6pm
Sponsored by:
Cincinnati Ohio Police Federal Credit Union

Colerain First Responders Breakfast
Friday, September 9 | 8AM-10AM

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. 

📣 Call For Sponsors!📣
Your $500 donation will help defray the cost of breakfast for all Colerain Fire & Police staff!

Contact Dave Moravec- Colerain Chamber President for details: (513) 923-5036 or
ELIFE Ministries 3rd Annual Golf Fundraiser
Saturday, September 10
Colerain Township 6th Annual Community Give-Back Day

Saturday, October 22 | 7:30AM-12:30PM
TUESDAY, AUGUST 9 | 12:00PM-1:30PM

Game On
5880 Cheviot Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45247

This popular group meets the second Tuesday of each month with incredible guest speakers on a regular basis. In September, chamber member Jim Diebold will be back as a follow up to the information he presented earlier in this Spring.

This month will be held at chamber member GameOn! Sports Bar & Grill located in the White Oak Shopping Center. Come join out, make a new friend and share more about your business - We're sharing our experiences and talking about topics that affect working women.

Please RSVP to the Colerain Chamber by Monday, August 8th so we know you are 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, AUGUST 10 | 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 Zoom Meeting & registration details, follow the link below

THURSDAY, AUGUST 11 | 4:00PM - 5:00PM
(Helping Our People Everyday)

Cincinnati Donauschwaben Society
4290 Dry Ridge Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45252

Are you a 501 c-3 organization?
Are you looking to tell your story?
Are you looking for volunteers and to promote your events?

This group is open to non-profit organizations that would benefit from networking with other non-profits in the area and sharing resources. The Colerain H.O.P.E. has a purpose driven mission and intends to support four events per year including
the Health & Safety Fair (Aug 10th) and Colerain Giveback Day (Oct 22nd). This group meets regularly at a different location on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 4:00pm.

Purpose: Address community challenges together and support one another

Objective: Come together to support one event quarterly in the community

Focus: Children, Youth, Seniors, Environment 

Please reach out to Gail Nolte at for additional details.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 18 | 5:00PM - 7:30PM

High Achievers Aim High
2475 W. Galbraith Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45239

All Colerain Chamber Members are invited to get together for informal networking and socializing at another one of our newest
chamber members for our Third Thursday Event

The Colerain Chamber of Commerce ALWAYS has something amazing on the Third Thursday of every month! Sometimes it's a special event like the Hometown Hero or Holiday Party, most Third Thursdays we provide an informal gathering at a different Chamber Member location and sprinkle in an educational event from time to time. Third Thursday Networking provides a free "drop in" opportunity for Chamber Members to connect with each other! Please register or stop in on the 18th.

Connect and Engage with up to 50 (or more) business professionals!
More sidewalks are coming to Colerain Township in the near future!

💡Did you know that sidewalks benefit both residents and businesses alike? 💡

  • Naturally enhance public safety for pedestrians and potentially reduce traffic congestion. 
  • Property values are higher and rise faster in pedestrian friendly areas. 
  • Sidewalks enhance a sense of community among neighbors.  
  • Customer traffic for retail businesses is improved, particularly in higher density areas.  
  • Sidewalks connect customers to businesses, restaurants and retail destinations.  
  • Sidewalks offer access to business and industry to employees who rely on public transportation. 

Read more about Connect Colerain- the Township's plan to create a viable and comprehensive sidewalk system in our community.

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.
July 3 | Vintage Baseball Game

The First Annual Red Stockings vs. Colerain Champions Vintage Baseball Game (played with rules of 1869) took place on July 3rd.Huge thanks to all who made this happen from set up, instructing the kids clinic, playing the game to tearing down! Thanks to Perry Thacker and Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum (presented by Dinsmore) & team for partnering with the Colerain Chamber of Commerce to bring this dream day together for our community! Next year's event will build on our first year's efforts.

Thank you Colerain Football for sending two of your fine players to help with parking. Cub Scout Pack 24 from St. James did a wonderful job presenting the colors for the beautiful rendition of the National Anthem sung by Pastor Patrick Bujack from Southland Baptist Church. Our Colerain Trustees stepped up to the plate (or the mound) to throw out the ceremonial first pitch. Thank you to all the following non profit and community organizations for participating with booths, education and give aways: Colerain Township Kiwanis, ELife School Ministries, Side by Side, People Working Cooperatively, Colerain Team Up to Green Up and the Colerain Historical Society.

Thanks to United Dairy Farmers for serving up delicious Homemade Ice Cream and to Vinebrook Homes, Ryan Homes and a Thrivent client's Action Team for sponsoring the ice cold water and root beer. Thanks to Steve Loechtenfeldt of Amerifirst Mortgage and Thrivent for donating trivia question prizes. It's amazing what can happen when a community comes together! Make plans to join us for next year's game!

July 21- Third Thursday Networking Event
Enclave Event Center

The Third Thursday event was hosted by a wonderful new chamber member. The Enclave Event Center showed off its 3600 sq ft facility and provided food/drinks for the guest this month. A personalized tour included the bonus back patio and dressing rooms for brides/grooms wanting to have some added privacy before a wedding. A special thank you goes out to Emery Federal Credit Union for providing a variety of door prizes including a $100 gift card won by Doris Gibbons.

If you are interested in hosting a Third Thursday event in 2023, a new process will be going into effect for location selections. Contact Dave directly if you would like to host.
Join Us For Our Next Events and Don't Miss Out!

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.
Is your business interested in having a ribbon cutting event?
Do you have a celebration, grand opening, or business anniversary?

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


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
(July, & August)

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

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

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

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.
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