D129100 - 01 - GAC NWSLTR OCT 2015.indd



D129100 - 01 - GAC NWSLTR OCT 2015.indd
Mission Statement: To enhance the success of our members and the business growth of our community.
Brought to you by:
 Enrollment
Underway for
Workers’ Comp
Premium Discount
 October 2015
Deadline for EMV
Liability Shift
 General Membership
 Meet & Greet
 Members Making
 Business
 Welcome
New Members
 Ribbon Cutting
Understanding &
Owning Your Power
October 22, 2015 • 7:30 to 9:00 AM
Mount Carmel Siegel Center, 6001 E. Broad St., Columbus 43213
Presented by:
Yvette McGee Brown
JONES DAY® One Firm WorldwideSM
“Understanding and owning your power” Too many of us place limits on ourselves, consciously or unconsciously. We think “I
can’t do that” or “I don’t have the right connections to make this happen.” The reality is we all have the power to create the future we
want. It’s hard; it requires focus, networking, discipline and risk. Change and growth can be incremental, all building to the biggest
opportunity. The reality is this, talent always rises and there are no shortcuts to success. Success comes to those who are willing to
put themselves out there, to dare to be different; to take a risk. Like a duck - calm on the surface but pedaling furiously underneath.
To register for this meeting go to: GahannaAreaChamber.com/Events.
About Yvette McGee Brown
A series of firsts defines the career of Yvette McGee Brown. She was the first African-American woman elected to the Franklin
County Common Pleas Court. She was the founding president of the Center for Child and Family Advocacy, at Nationwide Children’s
Hospital. And, in January 2011, she became the first African-American woman to serve as a Justice on the Supreme Court of Ohio.
Yvette is a partner at the global law firm of Jones Day specializing in business litigation and appellate practice. She serves as
the Partner-In-Charge of Diversity, Inclusion, and Advancement for Jones Day firm wide, representing 40 offices around the
world. Full bio posted in the September issue of Business to Business
Mayoral Debate & Meet and Greet Candidates
Thursday, October 15, 2015 • 7:00 to 8:30 PM
Gahanna Lincoln High School Auditorium • Open To The Community
Sponsored By:
The Gahanna Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a Mayoral Debate & Meet and Greet, to be held on Thursday, October
15, 2015, in the auditorium of Gahanna Lincoln High School. The event will go from 7pm to 8:30pm. The event will include both
Mayoral Candidates and those running for election to Gahanna City Council, and Gahanna-Jefferson Schools Board of Education.
The evening will begin at 7:00 with a short welcome and Part I of a Mayoral Debate between Mayoral candidates
Joe Gergley and Tom Kneeland. The debate will be run by the Lincoln-Douglas rules of debate. Both candidates
have agreed to discuss the 6 main issues facing our City. The first three to be discussed in Part I of the debate.
At 7:30 each candidate that is running for City Council or Board of Education will have the opportunity to address those in
attendance for 5 minutes, to share their platform and their background. Candidates that have committed to present for City
Council are: Karen Angelou, Malcom Glasgow, Ray Kautz, Nancy McGregor and Brian Metzbower. Candidates that we will
hear from running for Board of Education are: Lew Griffin, Daphne Moehring, Beryl Piccolantonio, and Justin Sanford.
81 Mill St. Suite 300
Gahanna, Ohio 43230
614.471.0451 phone
614.471.5122 fax
[email protected]
At 8:10 Part II of the Mayoral Debate will continue for 20 minutes, discussing the final three issues that the candidates
have agreed to debate.
Then beginning at 8:30 all candidates for Mayor, City Council, and Board of Education will be available through a
Meet & Greet and social time for one on one conversation with residents and those in attendance.
The event is made possible through the Gahanna Area Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Benchmark Bank.
For additional information please contact Ron Smith, Vice-Chair of Business Development, Gahanna Area Chamber
of Commerce (614) 523-3535 or [email protected]
Enrollment Underway for
Workers’ Comp Premium
Discount Program
2015 Officers
Board of Direct�s
Have you found your best options
for savings yet?
Betty Collins
Brady Ware & Company
Vice Chairman
of Operations: Rick Conover
Vice Chairman
of Business
Development: Ron Smith
SOH Productions
Vice Chairwoman
of Membership
Betty Clark
CPMedia & Marketing
If your organization completed a Temporary Authorization to Review
Information (AC-3) form this spring and/or is eligible to participate in
a premium discount program, you should be in receipt of your savings
analysis from our program administrator, CompManagement.
Reminder to our members: Enrollment deadlines for programs such as
group rating, group retrospective rating or other discount programs are
again earlier than in years past due to the implementation of prospective
Group Rating: Monday, November 23, 2015
Scott Robinson
Group Retrospective Rating/Other Alternative Rating
Programs: Friday, January 29, 2016
Kandace Watkins
Bercley Woods
Destination Excellence Programs: Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Mary S. Held
Mary Held & Associates
Roy Holcombe
Laurie Jadwin
Gahanna Convention
& Visitors Bureau
Terri Loughry
Loughry Insurance Services
John Persons
Signarama of Gahanna
Emanuel Torres
Gahanna Planning
& Development
Alison Forche
Kristal & Forche Orthodontics
Leslee Blake
Becky Whittington
Newsletter Printing & Design:
Citicom Print & Graphics
2225 Citygate Drive • Columbus, OH 43219 • 614.472.2679
[email protected] • www.citicomprint.com
Please make sure to return your enrollment documents
timely to ensure your participation.
In contrast to the 2014/2015 policy years, the Bureau of Workers’
Compensation (BWC) will not be issuing transition credits for the 2016
policy year that went to assist employers with the prospective billing
implementation. This makes it more important than ever to find your
best options for savings today!
If you are reviewing savings quotes from other group
administrators, please make sure that you are examining them
thoroughly to ensure that you are comparing similar discounts and
service offerings. This important decision affects how much you
pay in workers’ compensation premiums, as well as who will be
handling any claims incurred by your injured employees.
We encourage you to explore your best program option with a
CompManagement representative to see how your organization
can realize your maximum savings for 2016. Please contact
CompManagement at (800) 825-6755, select option 3 and
speak to a customer support representative as soon as
Don’t miss your opportunity to reduce
your workers’ compensation premium for 2016 –
– act now!
Deadline for Advertising in Nov Issue: Oct 15
Membership Renewals
Animal Medical Center
Cap City Fine Diner & Bar
City Barbeque
Clinic Pharmacy
Detwiler-Brofford Insurance, Inc.
Eclipse Corp
Fado Irish Pub
Great Impressions Signs
J. Gumbo’s
Little Caesars Pizza
McGraw-Hill Education
Realty Invest
Renew Wellness, LLC
Signarama of Gahanna
Smile with Style, Charles Buchseib II DDS
VFW Post 4719
Wiles Insurance Agency
Current Membership: 401
October 2015 Deadline
for EMV Liability Shift
You’ve likely noticed EMV chip-enabled credit and debit cards rolling
out, but what do they mean to your business? Currently these cards
include both the traditional magnetic strip and new chip for payment
processing, but all merchants still need to upgrade their POS systems
to read the new chip component.
Why? Well, today October 1, 2015 marks the deadline for EMV liability
shift -- meaning that the liability for card-present fraud will shift to the
party who is least EMV-compliant. So if a chip enabled card is used
fraudulently at your business, but you don’t have an upgraded POS
system to read that card, that leaves you – not the bank – responsible
for the incurred costs.
To avoid this risk and to show customers that you are serious about
their fraud protection, retailers, merchants and restaurants alike must
upgrade POS hardware to be EMV-compatible. The cost for a new EMV
payment terminal can range from $15-$500 depending on the model;
a small price to pay to protect your business from fraud liability.
Heitmeyer Consulting is a Columbus-based business that has extensive
expertise with technology, change management and legislation within the
Banking Industry. Serving niche needs of credit unions, community banks and
small businesses, Heitmeyer has helped clients around the country navigate
the EMV shift. Learn more here www.HeitmeyerConsulting.com.
“I invite you to have coffee with me so we can present a true supply
savings program that you receive as a Chamber member.”
“I’ll bring the coffee!”
Luci Titus
800.427.1704 ext. 1035
[email protected]
Office Furniture | Office Supplies | Print & Promotional | Facility & Breakroom
General Membership
Luncheon Recap
Thursday, September 10th • Jefferson Country Club
On Thursday, September 10th “Bridging the 3Cs” Chamber-City-CIC was presented to the membership by Anthony Jones, Director of City Planning &
Part two of an informative meeting held in May that identified
efforts designed to guide development over the next 5 years,
the Economic Development Plan - The Executive Summary
shared strategic goals and marketing objectives.
The purpose of this strategy is to identify the community’s
economic potential to attract and retain high quality
businesses and development in the City. The strategy
outlines actionable goals and tactics that help to strengthen
the economic vitality of Gahanna and is intended to serve
as a guide for policymakers, community stakeholders, local
businesses and future investors.
For more information visit the project website
at www.gahannaohiousa.com or contact the
Planning & Development Department at 614342-4015.
Meet & Greet Networking
Thursday, August 27th
Bonnie Green
935 Claycraft Road
Gahanna, OH 43230
Ask me about
our maintenance programs!
Attendees had a chance to work on their “30-Second
Commercial” during our August Meet & Greet. Plan to attend
our next Meet & Greet on November 12th at Renew Wellness.
Phone: 614 552 (HVAC) 4822
Fax: 614 552 2837
Direct: 614 522 2956
Cellular: 614 357 5648
Email: [email protected]
Deadline for Advertising in Nov Issue: Oct 15
Members Making News
Goshen Lane’s new
playground equipment
purchased with box tops
Students at Goshen Lane will enjoy several new pieces of playground
equipment this year, thanks to funds raised by the school community!
Equipment was purchased with money collected through the Box
Tops for Education program.
Parents gathered over several weekends to install and
set the bases for the new playground pieces, chosen by
students. A climbing dome was installed on the K-1 play
area, and monkey bars were added to the 2-5 playground.
The PTA thanked the Gahanna Parks and Recreation team for digging
post holes with their equipment, as well as providing stakes and
fencing for the construction area.
Inspire Group communications and digital company
held a reception for staff and friends on August 11 at The Barn in
celebration of their one year anniversary in business. Their scope
of work includes - media relations, social media, graphic design,
corporate communications, advertising, crisis management for a
broad range of clients and industries.
Custom Air Conditioning
& Heating Celebrates 40th
Custom Air, a trusted heating and air conditioning contractor, is
celebrating 40 years in business.
Custom Air has grown into a premier contractor by believing in and
delivering on the philosophy of “Doing What’s Right” for our customers
and our employees. Founders Ed and Peg Wuelfing, who currently
reside in Idaho, came back to Gahanna for the 40th Anniversary
celebration. Ed stated, “Custom Air could not have achieved this
significant milestone without the support of our dedicated customers,
vendors, and each one of our team members. Our sincere thanks to
all who have granted us the privilege of serving them for the last forty
years. We look forward to continuing this legacy for many years to
Business Development
1 Ambassador Club Meeting * 8:30 AM * Chamber Office
Committee Chair, Emanuel Torres, City Planning & Development
6 Planning Team Committee Meeting
* 8:00 – 9:00 AM * Chamber Office
Committee Chair, Betty Collins, Brady Ware & Company
(Note: Meeting Now Held 1st Tuesday of the Month)
6 Ribbon Cutting * Java’s Cyber Expresso Bar
located inside the Gahanna Library * 10:00 – 11:00 AM
15 Mayoral Debate & Meet the Candidates * 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Location: Gahanna Lincoln High School Auditorium
Moderator: Ron Smith, SOH Productions * VC Business
Development, GACC
See Flyer Insert for Details
22 Empowering Women Breakfast * 7:30 – 9:00 AM
Location: Mount Carmel Siegel Center * 6001 E. Broad St. Cols.
Presenting Sponsor: Mount Carmel Health Systems
Speaker: Yvette McGee Brown
Registration & Full Breakfast Buffet: $10 members, $13 guests
Remember: “It’s always good business to do business with a
chamber member!”
Business Promotion Packages:
Meeting Sponsor(s) $100: Exhibitor Table, Advertising,
Admittance for Two, Speaking Time, Meal
Exhibitor(s) $40: Includes Table, Admittance for One, Meal
Details and Registration:
Board Meetings:
2nd Tuesday of each month 7:30 AM
Chamber Office, 81 Creekside Plaza,
Suite 300 - C/Suites Building
Ambassador Club Contest Winner:
Custom Air has been long-standing within the community and takes
pride in providing company resources and volunteer time to worthy
organizations. They’ve worked hard for their A+ rating with the BBB
and long-standing listing as a preferred contractor on Angie’s List.
Custom Air provides both commercial and residential heating and
cooling solutions in Columbus and Central Ohio.
Welcome New Members
101 Beer Kitchen
Menchie’s Gahanna
Michael Mejia
397 Stoneridge Lane, Gahanna 43230
(614) 934-5501, [email protected]
Type of Business: Restaurant – seasonal handcrafted
products, friendly service
Rajeev Desai
85 N. Hamilton Rd., Gahanna 43230
(614) 472-4044, [email protected]
Type of Business: Restaurant – frozen yogurt focusing on
quality, variety and innovation.
Aseptic Health of Ohio
Model Wealth Group
Scott Urban
4563 E. Walnut St., Westerville 43081
(614) 620-4672, [email protected]
Type of Business: Health & Wellness – hospital grade
cleaning solutions
Brickhouse Cardio Club Gahanna
Kris Chick
189 W. Johnstown Rd. Ste. A, Gahanna 43230
(614) 269-8494, [email protected]
Type of Business: Fitness – a fun fast-paced energetic
workout studio.
Donya’s Florals
Donya Lewis
(614) 626-2260, [email protected]
Type of Business: Florist – fresh and silk floral artistry
Angela Howard
81 Mill St. Ste. 300, Gahanna 43230
(614) 863-6437, [email protected]
Type of Business: Financial Services – investment planning.
Old School Learning Academy LLC
Mary Turner
1075 E. Johnstown Rd., Gahanna 43230
(614) 741-4084, [email protected]
Referred by: Roy Holcombe, RevLocal
Type of Business: Child Care – ages six weeks to 12 years
Tutor Doctor of Central Ohio
Lori Nahem
2390 Bryden Rd., Columbus 43209
(614) 579-8620, [email protected]
Referred by: Karen Miller, National CineMedia
Type of Business: Education Services – in-home tutoring
European Wax Center Gahanna
Stephanie Moore
329 S. Hamilton Rd., Gahanna 43230
(614) 532-9291, [email protected]
Type of Business: Personal Services & Care – hair removal
beauty salon
Gahanna & New Albany Quarterly
Carol Weidner
5656 Hayden’s Reserve Way, Hilliard 43026
(614) 736-9700, [email protected]
Type of Business: Advertising – high quality magazine
mailed to 20,000 households.
Losing Coach LLC
Erin O’Donnell
705C Lakeview Plaza Blvd., Worthington 43085
(614) 785-6746, [email protected]
Type of Business: Health & Wellness - Online and Private
Weight Loss Coaching.
It’s time for the
when you book by Oct. 31
Including free game play!
157 Easton Town Center • 614-418-7149 • kdbeaston.com
Deadline for Advertising in Nov Issue: Oct 15
Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies
121 Mill Street, Suite 128
Gahanna OH 43230
(614) 207-2799
One of Central Ohio’s top real estate agents.
313 S. Hamilton Rd., Gahanna
(614) 454-3445
Dedicated to providing the finest quality products
and highest level of service.
5130 N. Hamilton Rd.
Columbus OH 43230
(614) 289-0144
Building independence for individuals with
disabilities and other barriers.
329 S. Hamilton Rd., Gahanna
(614) 532-9291
Our waxing techniques ensure the most
comfortable experience possible.
Sustaining Members
Corporate Member
Toyota Direct
Diamond Members
Benchmark Bank
Buckeye Interactive
C|Suites Executive Offices
Columbus Regional Airport Authority
Creekside Conference & Event Center
Heartland Bank
KEMBA Financial Credit Union
Lew Griffin Insurance Group
Limited Brands
Mid Ohio Strategic Technologies
SOH Productions
Strathmore Development Co.
81 Mill St., Ste. 300 | Gahanna, OH 43230
Emerald Members
104.9 The River
CPMedia & Marketing Services, Inc.
Custom Air Conditioning & Heating
Discover Financial Services
Education First Credit Union
Family Physicians of Gahanna
First Data Corporation
Hanawalt Exteriors
Jess Howard Electric Company
Longhorn Steakhouse
Methodist Elder Care Services
Mount Carmel
New Albany Gardens & Care Center
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
OhioHealth Neighborhood Care
Orthopedic One
Otterbein Skilled Nursing & Rehab Neighborhood
Rehabilitation & Health Center of Gahanna
ThisWeek Community News
Even with all the Health Care Reform Changes you
can still get a discount through your local chamber
As a chamber member with 2-50 employees, you can get a
discount on any health plan from Anthem Blue Cross and
Blue Shield — including industry-leading HSAs, HRAs and HIAs.*
Despite the ongoing changes and confusion surrounding health
care reform, your local chamber continues to offer employer
insurance options for the 23rd straight year with a 1.4%
discount exclusively for chamber members!
Please go to the Chamber website http://www.cocchealth.com/
for more information or call 1-888-506-1574.
*Discount only applies to Chamber members who do not already have Anthem insurance.
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is the trade name of Community Insurance Company. An independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Association. ® Anthem is a registered trademark. The Blue Cross and Blue Shield names and symbols are the registered marks of the Blue Cross and
Blue Shield Association.

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