July 2015 - Gahanna Area Chamber of Commerce



July 2015 - Gahanna Area Chamber of Commerce
JULY 2015
Mission Statement: To enhance the success of our members and the business growth of our community.
nEmpowering Women
Get Going Gahanna
Brought to you by:
nRibbon Cutting &
Grand Opening:
Gahanna/John E. Bickley YMCA
Presenting Sponsor:
nBe Prepared for the
BWC Implementation
of Prospective Billing
nBusiness After Hours:
KEMBA Financial
Credit Union
nBusiness Growth
Sponsored by:
nGet a Grip On Your
Business: Alex
nMembers Making
News: FriendsOffice
nMembers Making
News: ROSEN Group
nBusiness After Hours:
The Barn at Rocky
Fork Creek
n5 Myths of ACA
81 Mill St. Suite 300
Gahanna, Ohio 43230
614.471.0451 phone
614.471.5122 fax
[email protected]
Date: Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Location: Gahanna/John E Bickley YMCA
555 YMCA Place, Gahanna 43230
Time: 10:00am to 1:00pm
Be sure to join us for our 2nd Annual Get Going Gahanna Family Health & Fitness Expo in partnership
with Gahanna/John E. Bickley YMCA and the Gahanna Parks & Recreation Department.
Designed to provide information on a variety of resources offered in the Gahanna community the event
will provide free health screenings, nutrition and wellness education plus interactive demonstrations for
kids and adults of all ages.
A limited number of exhibitor spaces are available so reserve your spot today!
Go to GahannaAreaChamber/Events or contact the chamber at 471-0451 or
email [email protected] for details and registration.
Open to the community. No charge to attend.
2015 Officers
Board of Directors
Empowering Women Breakfast
“How to Start and Maintain a Successful Business”
Chairwoman: Betty Collins
Brady Ware & Company
Vice Chairman
of Operations: Rick Conover
July 23rd 7:30 – 9:00 AM
Mount Carmel Siegel Center • 6001 E. Broad St. 43213
Guest Speakers: Gail Kelly, Owner & Founder, Two Men And A Truck
Nellie Krumlauf, Founder, Nellie’s Catwalk For Kids
Vice Chairman
of Business
Development: Ron Smith
SOH Productions
Vice Chairwoman
of Membership
Engagement: Betty Clark
CPMedia & Marketing
Treasurer: Scott Robinson
Secretary: Kandace Watkins
Bercley Woods
Director: Mary S. Held
Mary Held & Associates
Brought to you by:
Gail and John Kelley were looking for a career change when they read an article about
the TWO MEN AND A TRUCK moving company. They scheduled a meeting with company
founder Mary Ellen Sheets and began to plan a move of their own. The couple, then
living in Detroit while working as regional managers for an electronics retailer, wanted to
relocate to Columbus. They decided to job hunt in the Ohio capital until one of them found
a job. The other would start a TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchise. When John landed a
job, Gail started the business in 1993 with two 30-foot trucks. They had a good feeling
about the industry because unlike electronics—which tend to be a luxury—people need
help moving, she says. “We really wanted to get into something people need,” she says. “The average
person moves seven times.”
Roy Holcombe
Director: RevLocal
Director: Laurie Jadwin
Gahanna Convention
& Visitors Bureau
Director: Terri Loughry
Loughry Insurance Services
She attributes the early success of the company to her focus on marketing and operations. As a petite
woman, she wasn’t much help to her employees in the field. The ability to concentrate on growing the
business made a huge difference, says Gail, who adds business owners sometimes allow day-to-day
tasks distract them from important operations. “They’re working in the business—not on it,” says
Gail, who wishes she and her husband would have started the business earlier in her career. The
couple has grown the business into one of the five largest franchises in the country with revenue
of $6.4 million in 2013. They have a fleet of 33 trucks, five vans and 150 employees. The company
provides moving services throughout Franklin County and the contiguous counties.
From the December 2014 issue of Columbus CEO
Director: John Persons
Signarama of Gahanna
Emanuel Torres
Gahanna Planning
& Development
Alison Forche
Kristal & Forche Orthodontics
President: Leslee Blake
Administrator: Becky Whittington
Newsletter Printing & Design:
Citicom Print & Graphics
2225 Citygate Drive • Columbus, OH 43219 • 614.472.2679
[email protected] • www.citicomprint.com
Nellie Krumlauf began fundraising for families of children with cancer her
sophomore year at Reynoldsburg high school in 2007, and has built the
million dollar organization now known as Nellie’s Catwalk for Kids, a 501(c)
(3) for children with cancer and their families. As a 2013 graduate of Ohio
Dominican University, Nellie is focusing 365 days a
year to grow the NC4K brand so it can continue to support families in need.
Nellie Krumlauf is the 2012 AFP Young Philanthropist of the Year, Jefferson
Award Nominee 2011, and NC4K received the Key Bank Achievement Award
in 2011. Corporate sponsors that support NC4K include: The Columbus Dispatch, Big Lots,
Roush Honda, Huntington Bank, Key Bank, and The Columbus Zoo.
NC4K encompasses kids and teens looking to make a difference. The yearly signature
fundraiser inspires children to give back in a fun and family-friendly fashion show that 5,000
guests come out to see. NC4K provides financial help to families, and they strive to offer
emotional assistance, too! NC4K understands when the medical bills seem to be coming in
non-stop and are there to help. NC4K takes pride in their work to help the entire family. They
work to create a balance of support for brothers, sisters, moms, dads, guardians and most
importantly, the child or teen battling cancer. Ultimately NC4K wants to be the organization
cancer families turn to for help but more importantly for hope!
For registration and event details go to GahannaAreaChamber.com/Events.
Deadline for Advertising in Aug. Issue: July 17
Membership Renewals
Best Courier, Inc.
Cafe Creekside
Candlewood Suites Columbus Airport
Citicom Print & Graphic
Cold Stone Creamery
Creekside Conference & Event Center
Donatos Pizza, Inc.
Edward Jones Gahanna/John E. Bickley YMCA
Geiger Excavating, Inc.
Golden Delight Bakery East
Goodwill Columbus
i9 Sports
Litech Lighting Management Services, Inc
Max & Erma’s
Music Go Round
N2 Publishing
New Life Church
Northeast Dermatology
Rardain’s Electrical Service
Shepherd Christian School & Little Lambs
Shepherd Church of the Nazarene
Smoothie King
TaxXpress & Financial Services
Upscale Resale Furnishings, LLC.
The Worthington
Current Membership: 397
Welcome New Members
The Alumni Club
David Kurtz
395 StoneRidge Lane, Gahanna 43230
(614) 475-6000, [email protected]
Type of Business: Sports Bar & Grill
Edward Jones Investments
Chamie Townsend
329 Stoneridge Lane, Gahanna 43230
(614) 473-9913, [email protected]
Type of Business: Financial Services for individuals and
business owners
The Hormann Group
Randy Hormann
81 Mill St., Ste. 300, Gahanna 43230
(614) 416-8077, [email protected]
Type of Business: Consultant
Ohio Exteriors, LLC
James Green
244 Agler Rd., Gahanna 43230
(614) 239-7663, [email protected]
Referred by: Ron Smith, SOH Productions
Type of Business: Home Improvement, residential
The UPS Store
Karen Vincent
2868 Stelzer Rd., Columbus 43219
(614) 418-9040, [email protected]
Referred by: Jennifer Routte, Routte Law
Type of Business: Pack & Ship, printing, notary, mailboxes,
Ambassador Club Contest Winner:
Ribbon Cutting
& Grand Opening
Ambassador Club Contest Winner:
373 Stoneridge Lane, Gahanna 43230
(614) 348-8111, synergisalon.com
Natural Hair Beauty Salon
Specializing in natural hair (relaxer free)
Branch Manager, AAO
67 North Stygler Road
Gahanna, Ohio 43230
Phone: (614) 475-7024 Ext: 102
Fax: (614) 416-0276
E-Mail: [email protected]
NMLS #443595
Be Prepared for
the BWC Implementation
of Prospective Billing
Business After Hours
Private Employers Begin July 1st
The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) is transitioning
to a prospective billing system that goes into effect July 1, 2015 for
private employers.
Private employers should be in receipt of their Estimate of Premium
Notice from BWC which is for the first prospective billing period which
covers July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016.
To prevent employers from being “double-billed”, BWC will help
to limit the financial impact to employers during the transition by
applying both a payroll transition credit and a prospective transition
The payroll transition credit will be for the last reporting period of
the retrospective billing era (January 1, 2015 through June 30, 2015).
Employers will receive a 100% credit towards this premium payment
due in August.
The prospective transition credit will assist in your transition to the
prospective billing era. The credit equates to 1/6th of the billed
premium for the July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016 period.
To receive the credit, however, your policy must be current which
means that you have done the following:
1. Paid all outstanding premium, late fees and penalties for past
due premium (or request a payment plan from BWC for any
amount that cannot be paid) prior to July 1, 2015
2. Filed your January 1, 2015 – June 30, 2015 payroll report prior
to August 31, 2015
110 N. Hamilton Rd., Gahanna 43230
(614) 235-2395 Kemba.org
Visit Their Newest Branch, Now Open in Gahanna!
Business Growth Workshop
For resources related to the implementation of prospective billing,
please also visit the website of our workers’ compensation partner,
CompManagement, at www.compmgt.com and click on the Are You
Ready button under Quick Links on the home page. You will find
informational podcasts to watch as well as documents outlining key
dates and frequently asked questions to assist you.
If you have additional questions or concerns regarding the
implementation of prospective billing, please feel free to contact
CompManagement’s Customer Support Unit at (800) 825-6755,
option 3.
At the Business Growth Workshop held May 20th members listened
as panelists’ shared valuable information on how to Hire, Fire and
Acquire the right employee. Sponsored by SOH Productions, these
are some of the comments from attendees: “Excellent presentation
and excellent networking opportunity. Gahanna chamber is
the best in the area by far! Very happy to be a member” Marilyn
Krigbaum, Signs by Tomorrow. “I enjoyed the holistic approach to
the employee cycle” Karen Gray, Ohio Dominican University.
Deadline for Advertising in Aug. Issue: July. 17
Get a Grip on Your Business
Business Development
Thursday * August 13th * 7:30 – 9:00 AM
Creekside Conference & Event Center * 101 Mill St. Ste. 300
Are You Running Your Business or Is It Running You?
If you’d like to be in more control of your
organization, you’re not alone. As thousands
of business leaders have discovered, the key
to faster growth, bigger profits, more loyal
customers and fewer frustrations is EOS®.
EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System)
is a comprehensive business system with
real, simple, practical tools. This presentation helps participants learn to
implement a simple “way of operating” that helps leadership teams clarify,
simplify and achieve their vision.
Leaders looking for a silver bullet or the next “flavor of the month” need
not attend. In this value-packed workshop, attendees learn to see their
businesses in a whole new light and to achieve better results through
strengthening the Six Key Components™ of a truly great organization.
The outcome creates alignment and synchronizes all the pieces of your
business to produce the results you want.
Attendee Value and Takeaways:
• Review the Six Key Components of top companies: Vision,
People, Data, Issues, Process, and Traction
• Learn a powerful tool to clarify and achieve your vision
• Work with two simple tools that will get the right people in the
right seats
• Build the right company scorecard to deliver an absolute
pulse on your business
• Master practical tools that successful entrepreneurs use to
get more done
About Alex Freytag
Alex Freytag helps entrepreneurial leadership
teams simplify, clarify and achieve their vision.
His background in sales, marketing, operations,
finance, organizational development and IT have
given him a holistic view of business and shaped
his passion for helping businesses succeed. Today,
with ProfitWorks, a company he co-founded in
1996, he implements The Entrepreneurial Operating
System to help entrepreneurs get what they want
from their businesses. He earned his B.A.
Alex Freytag
in Psychology from Hamilton College and
C: 614.571.8826
his MBA from The Max. M. Fisher College
E: [email protected]
of Business at Ohio State.
Alex is professional and a great listener. He was able to take the complicated details of
our company and apply his vision and tools to improve our company in the areas most
needing improvement. I would highly recommend him or anyone from the ProfitWorks
team to any company ready to go to the next level.
– SK, Symbiont Service Corp.
Alex was very knowledgeable and brought excitement into our company…Not only
did he work closely with managers in an effort to implement a successful system,
he also helped roll it out company wide. Alex is great at what he does and I would
recommend him.
–DM, Director of National Sales at Parts Trader LLC
1 – Planning Team Committee Meeting • 8:00 AM • Chamber Office
Committee Chair, Betty Collins, Brady Ware & Company
2 – Ambassador Club Meeting • 8:30 AM • Chamber Office
Committee Chair, Emanuel Torres, City Planning & Development
3 – Office Closed
for Independence Day
8 – Ribbon Cutting/Grand Opening • AAA • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM • 12 Noon RC
Location: 5486 N. Hamilton Rd. • 1st 50 guests recieve free emergency
roadside • Cakes, Snacks, & Refreshements • Chace to win special
prizes • Stop by for the celebration and free networking
15 – 2nd Annual Family Health & Fitness Expo • “Get Going
Gahanna” presented by Mount Carmel Health Systems
•10:00 AM -1:00 PM
Location: Gahanna/John E. Bickley YMCA 555 YMCA Place
Reserve your exhibitor table at GahannaAreaChamber.com/Events
16 – GATE Mastermind Group Meeting • 3:30 – 5:00 PM
• Chamber Office
17 – Taste of Gahanna Committee Meeting • 9:30 AM
• Chamber Office
Committee Chair, Ron Smith, SOH Productions
21 – Business After Hours • 4:30 - 6:00 PM
Location: The Barn at Rocky Fork Creek • 1370 E. Johnstown Rd.
First 30 registered entered in special prize drawing • Cash Bar •
Complimentary Appetizers • No Charge to Attend • Great Networking
23 – Empowering Women Breakfast • 7:30-9:00 AM
Location: Mount Carmel Siegel Center • 6001 E. Broad St. 43213
Program: How to Start and Maintain a Successful Business
Speakers: Gail Kelly, Owner & Founder, Two Men And A Truck
Nellie Krumlauf, Founder, Nellie’s Catwalk For Kids
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
Chamber office, 81 Creeekside Plaza,m Suite 300 - C/Suites Building
2nd Tuesday of each month 7:30 AM
Chamber Office, 81 Creekside Plaza, Suite 300 - C/Suites Building
Booking Inquiries: 864.386.2785
Visit www.profitworksllc.com for a free e-book download ©2015
Members Making News
Introducing our new name: FriendsOffice™
New Brand Aims to Consolidate
As we approach our 24th anniversary, we wanted to celebrate with you
through the unveiling of our new brand identity. With our quarter-of-acentury birthday around the corner, we feel this is the perfect time to
make sure our brand is in sync with who we are. We wanted who we
are to be reflected in how we are seen by our clients and the business
community. Our team is made up of friendly individuals and we feel
our new name, FriendsOffice™, reflects this. Plus, our new colors
embody the characteristics of our people: trustworthy, energetic and
Effective July 1, we will continue our business relationships as
FriendsOffice™. You will begin to see our new brand identity when you
shop online, on your invoices, on your deliveries, and everywhere in
between. By 2016, we anticipate 100% adaptation to FriendsOffice™.
We are happy to bring you the same level of care and service you’re
used to under our updated FriendsOffice™.
Betsy Hughes | Vice President of Sales & Marketing
800.427.1704 ext. 1134
[email protected]
The ROSEN Group Founder and
President Welcomed to Gahanna
On May 28th, 2015, ROSEN, a technology driven employer, was
officially welcomed to Gahanna. At the ROSEN Group’s first big event in
Gahanna, Mayor Becky Stinchcomb personally presented a Certificate
of Appreciation to Mr. Hermann Rosen, Founder and President of the
ROSEN Group. During the event, the city of Gahanna congratulated
and welcomed ROSEN to the great city. Mayor Stinchcomb extended
her thanks and appreciation for the investment in the community and
wished the ROSEN Group success and prosperity for years to come.
Business After Hours
Join Us!
Business After Hours
July 21, 2015, 4:30 - 6:00 PM
The Barn at Rocky Fork Creek • 1370 E. Johnstown Rd.
Complimentary appetizers, cash bar. 1st 30 registrants will be entered into a special door prize
drawing. No charge to attend! limited to first 50 registrants
Deadline for Advertising in Aug. Issue: July 17
5 Myths about the Affordable Care Act for Midsize Businesses
Many businesses are struggling to understand and comply with the rules of the Affordable Care Act (ACA or health care reform law). To help
them, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield have a number of helpful resources at www.makinghealthcarereformwork.com, like this article that
dispels five common myths about the ACA for companies with between 51 and 99 employees.
• Myth #1: Our business is exempt from the Affordable Care
Act’s employer mandate.
Companies with more than 100 full-time employees must
provide health insurance to full-time workers starting this year.
In 2016, companies with 51-99 full-time workers also will have
to provide coverage.
• Myth #2: Most businesses of our size don’t provide health
The ACA requires midsize employers to change their existing
coverage. But only a small percentage will be offering coverage
for the first time.
• Myth #4: We can continue to offer a limited benefit or minimed plan.
Limited benefit plans do not meet ACA rules, so you’ll need to
upgrade coverage to meet the employer mandate.
• Myth #5: We will have to buy our insurance from a government
The Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) is
the online health insurance marketplace, or exchange, for
businesses. But using the exchange is optional. Employers can
buy directly from an insurance company or use a broker at no
extra cost.
• Myth #3: Even if we are penalized for not providing coverage,
we can deduct the penalty on our income taxes.
Companies that fail to comply with the employer mandate are
subject to a penalty. But the mandate is set up as a shared
responsibility fee. This makes the penalty a tax that cannot be
deducted for federal income tax purposes.
Chamber 2+2 Program
This program shares rebates with
the Gahanna Area Chamber of
Commerce when you do your
business supply shopping with
Friends Business Source. A 2%
rebate comes to your business and
a 2% rebate goes to GACC to
support local services and growth.
For more information, please
contact your Friends Business
Source Account Manager.
Tami Corbin
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 800.427.1704 ext. 1117
Cell: 210.563.5975
Sustaining Members
Corporate Member
Toyota Direct
Diamond Members
Benchmark Bank
Buckeye Interactive
C|Suites Executive Offices
Columbus Regional Airport Authority
Creekside Conference & Event Center
Fourth Floor Interactive
Heartland Bank
KEMBA Financial Credit Union
Lew Griffin Insurance
Limited Brands
Mid Ohio Strategic Technologies
SOH Productions
Strathmore Development Co.
VIP Casino Events/Fiesta Sounds
81 Mill St., Ste. 300 | Gahanna, OH 43230
Emerald Members
104.9 The River
AAA Ohio Auto Club
CPMedia & Marketing Services, Inc.
Custom Air Conditioning & Heating
Education First Credit Union
Family Physicians of Gahanna
First Data Corporation
Friends Business Source
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
Sam’s Club
ThisWeek Community News
Vapor Station Columbus, LLC
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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