CHAMBER UPDATES | JULY 1 , 2022
Chamber Members-

The Fourth of July brings mixed emotions for me each year. On a positive note, the celebration of freedom and liberty in this country is on display in many ways. Just the thought of what our forefathers gave to fight in 1776 so that we could have what we have today is an awesome thing to ponder. If you haven't seen "Old Glory" (the flag symbolized in the National Anthem) which is on display at the American History Smithsonian Museum in Washington, DC, be sure to do so if you get to our nation's capital.

On the flip-side are the sometimes-uncontrolled fireworks displays around neighborhoods at all hours of the night. Leading up to and through the fourth, bottle rockets, M-80's and other assorted POPS can be disturbing to dogs or other pets. As a kid, my step-father (who was a policeman) brought home pictures of accidents that were the result of firecrackers gone awry; and I had friends who served overseas in various wars that felt trauma associated with whistles going overhead. It was too much for them to remember the times they lay in a bunker not knowing where that missile would land. I've been a fan though of professional fireworks displays like the one at the Colerain Township & after a Reds game on Friday night.

Baseball, hot dogs, apple pie, and ?....that's right Chevrolet. We all remember that motto, don't we? This year we have baseball coming to Colerain in the form of a Vintage 1869 rules game between the Colerain Chamber and the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame sponsored Red Stockings. Colerain Park should be filled with families and spectators supporting a sport that's been around for over 150 years! Free root beer will be available as will free ice cream complements of UDF and Homemade brands.

Finally, I have to give a shout out to everyone that helped put on the Hometown Hero event, to those who came out to support it financially, and to our members that attended. This year we were able have over 200 in attendance and while it was hot, the adjustments made were nearly flawless. THANK YOU for your continued support of that event! If you know of someone who should be honored, the nomination should be sent to me directly with a couple of paragraphs about the individual's contribution to our community.

Happy Fourth of July to you, your family and your staffs.
 

Dave

Dave Moravec
President/CEO
HERE WE GROW AGAIN!

WELCOME OUR 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.  

KEVIN LAWSON
LIGHTHOUSE SALES ADVISORS

'As an Outsourced/Fractional VP of Sales I can deliver the process and results you expect.

Strategic and tactical; seeing and acting on both perspectives allows sales organizations to flourish. Whether you are rebounding, scaling, restructuring territories, or rethinking your go-to-market plan, I have navigated organizations through these difficult challenges. Let's put work boots on your goals and get to the business of attaining your next level of success.'
SERENITY FARM SERVICES

'We are a Handyman and Agribusiness. Our mission is to help homeowners or small business owners in Butler and northern Hamilton counties complete their projects. We will also offer a variety of veggies and eggs in season.

We will work with home or business owners with minor repairs, electrical, carpentry and construction, and yardwork.'
RED LOBSTER
3564 SPRINGDALE RD.

'Everything we do is a celebration of seafood – from how we source our fish and shellfish to serving up new ways for you to enjoy it. Since 1968, we’ve been committed to bringing you a seafood experience you won’t find anywhere else.

That's how we Sea Food Differently®.'
HADER SOLUTIONS

'We have proudly been serving the Greater Cincinnati and area since 1883 when Andreas Hader founded Hader Heating and Cooling in Cheviot, OH. We strive to provide you and your family with the most affordable high quality home comfort solution in town.'

Hader Solutions is a family-owned local company, offering expert level service in heating, cooling, indoor air quality, and roofing solutions. 
'At Person To Person Home Health, we provide reliable and affordable home care services to clients in the Greater Cincinnati area. Whether you need daily health related attention or are looking for appointment based care — you name it, we do it! Our certified caregivers work with you and your doctor to develop and manage a personalized home health plan that’s most convenient for you. Our care givers will provide and individual’s service that you can trust.'
Resting in the northeastern portion of the Midwest, Ohio is one of the most populous states in country. Ryan Homes offers a generous selection of new homes in Ohio, and our local real estate is spread evenly throughout the state’s five largest metros. One of the first Midwestern states admitted into the Union, Ohio has a rich and extensive history. Today, the region is known for its robust local economy, and our new construction homes in Ohio have a special appeal for driven professionals.
“The purposes of the Germania Society are to maintain and perpetuate the German heritage (in cultural, educational, and social life of the German people), and to serve all German people in the Cincinnati area whether resident or visitor by doing all things necessary, convenient and incident thereto.” – Germania Society Constitution 1964.
CHAMBER & COMMUNITY UPDATES
Annual Rumpke Colerain Fireworks
Sunday, July 3 | 7pm
Miami Valley Gaming- Trucks on the Track

Saturday, July 9 | 12PM - 10PM
Health & Safety Fair

Wednesday, August 10 | 9AM-12PM
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, president@colerainchamber.org
or 513-923-5036.

SAVE THE DATE!
Friday, September 9th

Colerain First Responders Breakfast

📣 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 president@colerainchamber.org
Colerain Township 6th Annual Community Give-Back Day

Saturday, October 22 | 7:30AM-12:30PM
CHAMBER HAPPENINGS & EVENTS
SUNDAY, JULY 3 | 1:00PM



Cincinnati Redstockings vs
The Colerain Chamber All-Stars
(Rain date July 4th - 4:00pm)

SUPPORTING OUR NON-PROFIT COMMUNITY
Pray Hope Believe * Team Up to Green Up
People Working Cooperatively
Side By Side * Kiwanis Key Clubs
e-Life Student Ministries * Clippard YMCA
Colerain Historical Society

Where: Colerain Park, behind Colerain Elementary School
11:30am - Non-Profit Expo
11:30am - Kids Vintage Baseball Clinic (all kids welcome)
1:00pm - National Anthem and First Pitch

Followed by Township Festivities & Fireworks that evening

🍦FREE Ice Cream provided by United Dairy Farmers Homemade Brand

The Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame (sponsored by Dinsmore) will be represented by baseball players in character from 1869 and playing by rules from over 150 years ago. Colerain Chamber of Commerce President “Dusty” Moravec and team captain “Stick” Porotsky & their rag-tag group of players have challenged the Red Stockings to a classic match prior to the Colerain Fireworks celebration that evening.

This will be an alcohol-free and entertaining event with games & prizes, so bring your picnic lunch and enjoy an afternoon of fun. The kids clinic is intended for kids of all ages to learn about the game and try their hand at vintage baseball with instruction from the Red Stockings.

DAWN TONOLEN
TUESDAY, JULY 12 | 12:00PM-1:30PM

Lake Nina
7200 Pippin Rd., Cincinnati 45239


This popular group meets the second Tuesday of each month!

Come join us - We're sharing our experiences and talking about topics that affect working women. This month's guest speaker will be Dawn Tonolen. Dawn helps young people fulfill their dreams of earning a college education as Senior Teaching Professional at Xavier University. She currently teaches Managerial Behavior, Creativity and Innovation, Entrepreneurship Co-ops, and Project Management at the undergraduate level, and Strategy and Organizations at the graduate level for the Williams College of Business department of Management and Entrepreneurship. 

Please RSVP to the Colerain Chamber by Monday, July 11th 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, JULY 13 | 9:00AM - 10:00AM
SALES SUMMIT

👉JOIN US ON ZOOM!

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, JULY 14 | 4:00PM - 5:00PM
NON-PROFIT SMALL GROUP

White Oak Christian Church
3675 Cheviot Rd.

Nate’s Toy Box tours before & after.

Are you a non-profit organization that would benefit from networking with other non-profits in the area? If so, this is the place to connect and build your resources network. This group has been meeting for the last several months, and if you haven't been getting the communication but would like to, please reach out to Gail Nolte at gmnolte@gmail.com.

THURSDAY, JULY 21 | 5:00PM - 7:30PM

The Enclave Event Center
8263 Colerain Avenue, 45239


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

This informal gathering at a different Chamber Member location each month (except those months when another Chamber program is scheduled on the third Thursday) supplements our regular monthly events. Third Thursday Networking provides a free "drop in" opportunity for Chamber Members to connect with each other! This month we will get a view of The Enclave Event Center, a new venue on Colerain Avenue behind Red Squirrel and Richies. Please register or stop in on the 21st.

Connect and Engage with up to 50 (or more) business professionals!
TEAM UP TO GREEN UP
❄️ CHILL YOUR ENERGY BILL THIS SUMMER! ❄️
The summer months are notorious – not only for high temperatures, but also for high energy use. But there are plenty of things you can do to conserve energy and keep your energy bill in check. Use the following tips to keep cool and save money when the temperatures climb.
Savings Tips
Reduce costs. Conserve energy. Keep cool.


💡Don’t lose that valuable conditioned air.
Consider adding insulation to windows and walls. Pipes, ducts, and outlets are also susceptible to energy loss. Wrap them in insulation to save energy.

💡Discover where your home uses the most energy.
Learn ways to save on your bill with Duke Energy's My Home Energy Interactive.

💡Look for ways to make your home more energy efficient.
Get instant discounts on smart thermostats and a variety of energy-efficient LED bulbs through Duke Energy directly.

💡Find hidden problems with a free Duke Energy home energy assessment.
10-20% of your cooling and heating costs may be escaping through air leaks.
ARCHITECTURAL FIRM GBBN HIGHLIGHTS TREE CANOPY AT WATERSHED INITIATIVE OPEN HOUSE
Hosted by architectural firm GBBN, the Watershed Initiative open house highlighted the Tree Canopy displaying work across Colerain in conjunction Team Up to Green Up, Rumpke, A Greater Northbrook and Colerain Township. On display were renditions of land use options for the space available in potentially unused parking lot area. Collaboration is the key and bringing together phenomenal resources like this, highlight a community that is working together! The technology advances shown on I-pads and projectors allowed us to see where hot-spots intersect, larger tree canopies and socio-economic diversity...way cool!

Pictured with Colerain Chamber President Dave Moravec is GBBN Project Architect Claire Schafer.
INTERESTED IN GROWING YOUR BUSINESS?
GROWTH FORUM

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.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT...

June 16- 2022 Hometown Hero Event
Willow Event Center

The pictures above are just a few taken at our 2022 Hometown Hero event held at the Willow Event Center. The Colerain Chamber celebrated five individuals that have contributed significantly to our community over the years including three service veterans and local muralist Josh Stout. Hamilton County probate Judge Ralph Winkler (pictured with chamber board chair Susan Bennett & past chair David Denny) was also recognized and answered some questions from emcee and WCPO sports anchor Marshall Kramsky. Food trucks, music and more created a fun atmosphere as seen by all the smiling faces! A wonderful event!  
June 29- Multi-Chamber Networking Event
Full Throttle Adrenaline Park

Participants included: The Colerain, Evendale, Forest Park, Greater Hamilton, Montgomery, Northern Cincinnati Chambers, and the Blue Ash Business Association.
A special thank you goes out to our event sponsor Playground Equipment Services and David Stupp for sharing a few comments on behalf of the Colerain Chamber.

Join Us For Our Next Events and Don't Miss Out!
CHAMBER BENEFITS

Reach Cincinnati and Support the Colerain Chamber of Commerce!

As Greater Cincinnati and the rest of the U.S. returns to restaurants, shopping, and exploring; don’t miss this chance to earn high value and effective transit advertising.

Adsposure and Metro have created a unique program that rewards the Colerain Chamber of Commerce when member companies like you decide to participate with our discounted ”Bouncing Back” packages.

In partnership with Cincinnati Metro and Adsposure, The Colerain Chamber can help make bus advertising more affordable than ever. 

Ready to get started? Their team is here to help you learn about this opportunity and get your program started.

Reach out to Tom Michel 513-588-5782 or tmichel@adsposure.com


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

HAAH- High Achievers Aim High
Beyond Limits Rehabilitation
Charley's Cheesesteaks
1 Stop Pest Control
MARKETING OPPORTUNITIES
EVENT SPONSORSHIP

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!

SOCIAL MEDIA PRESENCE

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!

 
PROMO ITEM/GIFT CARD MARKETING
RIBBON CUTTING EVENTS
LOGOS & BRANDING... AND MORE!
WE NEED YOUR PROMO ITEMS!

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.
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS
President Level Sustaining Sponsor
Leader Level Sustaining Sponsor
Network Level Sustaining Sponsors
Team Level Sustaining Sponsors
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