February 2015 Newsletter - Gahanna Area Chamber of Commerce


February 2015 Newsletter - Gahanna Area Chamber of Commerce
Mission Statement: To enhance the success of our members and the business growth of our community.
State of the City Business Address
Presented by:
nBusiness Growth
Workshop Recap
n2015 Annual Meeting
& Installation Review
nEmpowering Women
Mayor Becky Stinchcomb
February 12th Luncheon Meeting
11:30am - 1:00pm
Sponsored by:
New Life Church
3690 N. Stygler Rd., Gahanna
At the annual State of the City business address in
partnership with the Chamber, Mayor Stinchcomb
will present a year in review -- highlighting the City’s
accomplishments for 2014. Last year, the number of
new businesses nearly doubled from the previous year,
adding more jobs to the city's economy. Thanks to new
construction, more commercial development occurred
along the Hamilton Road corridor.
Looking ahead, Mayor Stinchcomb will present the
administration’s vision and plans for 2015 and share how the City plans to engage
the business community to add more jobs and vitality to the city's economy. At
the conclusion of the presentation, Mayor Stinchcomb will answer questions from
the audience.
81 Mill St. Suite 300
Gahanna, Ohio 43230
614.471.0451 phone
614.471.5122 fax
[email protected]
To register for this meeting go to: GahannaAreaChamber.com/Events. Display
tables and sponsorship opportunities are available at a nominal fee. Target your
marketing efforts to decision makers and company owners. Remember, “it’s
always good business to do business with a Chamber member!”
2015 Officers
Board of Directors
Chairwoman: Betty Collins
Brady Ware & Company
Vice Chairman
of Operations: Rick Conover
Vice Chairman
of Business
Development: Ron Smith
SOH Productions
Engagement: Betty Clark
CPMedia & Marketing
Treasurer: Scott Robinson
Secretary: Kandace Watkins
Bercley Woods
Director: Mary S. Held
Mary Held & Associates
Director: Roy Holcombe
Director: Terri Loughry
Loughry Insurance Services
Director: John Persons
Signarama of Gahanna
Director: Susan Peters
Gahanna Convention
& Visitors Bureau
Emanuel Torres
Gahanna Planning
& Development
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
Business Growth Workshop
January Recap
On January 21st, the chamber presented an interactive
workshop titled “Time Management” sponsored by FM All
American Bar & Grill. Presented by Brent Long, Executive and
Sales Training Coach & Consultant, a brief summation of the
workshop by the speaker follows. “Time is a constant. It is
not something we can control, so “time management” sets
people up for frustration and victimhood. As soon as we
admit this and change our thinking to focus on behaviors and
productivity instead of the clock and busyness, a whole new
world of possibility and potential opens up to us. Participants
were asked to focus on what they put into
each hour, not how many hours they put
in, and were challenged to stop focusing
on “Clock Time” and start focusing on
“Goal Time.” After all, it’s about time
we stopped blaming time for our lack of
For questions on any of the materials, or
to sign up to receive email articles contact
Brent Long at [email protected]
Meeting attendance will be confirmed.
Members Making News
Renew Wellness
EMDR Basic Training
with Deb Kennard
Deborah Kennard, MS is changing the way EMDR therapy trainings are
presented. With more than 20 years of clinical practice, and still practicing,
she brings an expertise in trauma treatment and trauma training. As a Senior
Trainer for EMDR HAP she completed more than 60 EMDR Basic trainings.
With extensive training in Attachment and Somatic Therapies, she brings
the most cutting-edge trauma training experience. Combine that with her
experience in Yoga, Insight Meditation and a passion for fun and you have a
training that will leave you informed as well as energized! Weekend 1: May
29-31, 2015 * Weekend 2: June 26-28, 2015
Location: Renew Wellness Center, 287 West Johnstown Rd., Columbus,
Ohio. If you have special needs and need assistance, or require a list of local
accommodations, please contact Stephanie Tran at (614) 305-5102 or [email protected]
Registration: For more information about the workshop, you can contact Deb
Kennard at [email protected]
EMDRA Credit: Certificates for 40 EMDRIA credits
Deadline for Advertising in Mar. Issue: Feb. 20
Membership Renewals
735 Taylor Road
Affordable Tax Solutions, Inc
Aflac/Richard Conover
Best Western Port Columbus
Cap City Fine Diner & Bar
Creekside Chiropractic Center
Custom Air Conditioning & Heating Co.
Exponentia US, Inc.
Eye Columbus|Gahanna Vision Center
Family Physicians of Gahanna
Emerald 1995
Fleitz, DDS and Tilson, DDS
Gahanna Auto Sales, Inc.
Gahanna Eyecare Associates - Paul Dennis
Gahanna Historical Society
Gahanna Jefferson Public Schools
Gahanna License Bureau
Gahanna Planning & Development Dept.
Hanawalt Exteriors
Emerald 1994
HealthPro Staffing & Home Care
Helping Hands in the Garden
Hess Chiropractic
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites
Hollywood Imprints LLC
Home Care Assistance
James T. Hutta, DDS
Into Great Brands
JCS Property Management LLC
Jet’s Pizza
Dr. James Karpac, DDS
K-Prime Merchandise
Kroger Marketplace
Kroger Stoneridge
La Boit Specialty Vehicles
Loughry Insurance Services
Robert B. Lowe, DDS
Luftman, Heck & Associates, LLP
Mark-L Inc.
Metcalf Design & Printing Center
Methodist ElderCare Services Wesley Ridge Emerald
Mifflin Township
Mount Carmel Health System
Emerald 1990
MT Business Technologies
Nth Degree
Palmer-Miller-Nelson Ins. Partners
Panera Bread - Covelli Enterprises
Peace Lutheran Church
Regal Beverage Concepts, Inc.
Ribbon Technology Corporation
Schoedinger Northeast Chapel
Step Lively Foot and Ankle Centers
Suburban Steel Supply Co.
Time Warner Cable
Diamond 1993
Wesney Construction
WinnScapes, Inc.
Larry R. Zapp & Associates Inc.
Current Membership: 398
Welcome New Members
First Data Corporation
Emerald Member
David Pydlek
5565 Glenridge Connecter NE, Atlanta GA 30342
(614) 620-6392, [email protected]
Type of Business: Business Services
Minuteman Press
Jeff Remy
265 Lincoln Circle C, Gahanna 43230
(614) 337-2334, [email protected]
Type of Business: Printer
The Mitchell Home of Gahanna LLC
George Mitchell
3636 McCutcheon Rd., Gahanna 43230
(614) 506-2890, [email protected]
Type of Business: Health care facility: dementia
care in residential home setting.
Ohio Dominican University
Karen Gray
1216 Sunbury Rd., Columbus 43219
(614) 251-4741, [email protected]
Type of Business: Education: programs for
traditional and adult students
2015 Annual Meeting
& Installation Review
2014 Large Business Award
Brady Ware & Co.
On Thursday, January 15th a hundred and twenty seven
members attended the Chamber’s Annual Membership Meeting
& Installation Luncheon sponsored by Creekside Conference &
Event Center, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, KEMBA Financial
Credit Union and Nellie’s Catwalk for Kids. Mayor Becky
Stinchcomb administered the oath of office to eleven members
for the official installation of inductees to the Chamber’s Board of
Directors as governing body of the organization.
“State of the Chamber” presented by Betty Collins, Board
Chairwoman, reviewed areas of growth and development within
the organization. Implementation of revenue enhancements
provided members with educational and networking opportunities
at meetings, events, mixers as well as an enhanced business
profile on the website. Implementation for cost reduction
varied but included options for discounts on group rated health
insurance, workers’ compensation and the office products
eStore program with 2% rebate savings offered on purchases.
Retention increased slightly averaging 85% in 2014. Finances
revealed net revenue loss of $2,930 due to capital expenditures
that included the redesign of the website homepage and updating
an older copier. Checking and money market accounts remain
steady. 2015 initiatives and member services include, interactive
website through Chamber Master CMS, new website homepage
with advertising options, launch of e-newsletter with additional
advertising, a customized level of membership and bridging the
Chamber, City and CIC (Community Improvement Corporation)
to forge stronger communication and information.
Business recognitions included the “2014 Large & Small Business
Awards” presented to Brady Ware & Company and CPMedia
& Marketing LLC respectively. These companies were chosen
for their active support of the Chamber, excellent reputation for
business practices and community involvement & contributions.
“2014 Business Person of the Year” award went to Rick Conover,
AFLAC Representative, for his active interest in the betterment
of the business community, active interest in community affairs,
successful in his chosen profession and a member in good
The program featured keynote speaker Cameron Mitchell,
president and founder of Cameron Mitchell Restaurants, sharing
his extraordinary accomplishments in the restaurant industry
expanding over 3 decades. To view Cameron’s full presentation
go to www.GahannaAreaChamber.com and click on the link to
GahannaTV located in the News section of the Homepage.
Special thanks to...
Exhibitors: newImage Business Cards, Low T Center, Sam’s Club
& RevLocal
Greeters: Paula Megert, Mid Ohio Strategic Technologies
A/V Support: Ron Smith, SOH Productions & GahannaTV.com
Photographer: Amanda Muschlitz, Muschlitz Photography
Pictured: Brian Carr, Brady Ware & Co. CEO, Chairwoman
Betty Collins, and President Leslee Blake
2014 Small Business Award
CPMedia & Marketing
Pictured: Bridget Dritz, CPMedia; Jennifer Duff, CPMedia;
Betty Clark, Managing Partner CPMedia, President Leslee Blake,
and Chairwoman Betty Collins
2014 Business Person
of the Year Award:
Rick Conover, Aflac
Pictured: Chairwoman Betty Collins, Rick Conover,
and President Leslee Blake
The State of the Chamber, presented
by Chairwoman Betty Collins
Deadline for Advertising in Mar. Issue: Feb. 20
Gahanna Mayor Becky Stinchcomb
installed the 2015 Board of Directors.
Business Development
February 2015
4 – Planning Team Committee Meeting
8:00 AM * Chamber Office
Committee Chair, Betty Collins, Brady Ware & Company
Keynote Speaker:
Cameron Mitchell, President and Founder,
Cameron Mitchell Restaurants
5 – Ambassador Club Committee Meeting
8:30 AM * Chamber Office
Committee Chair, Emanuel Torres, City Planning & Development
10 – Marketing/Technology Meeting
9:00 – 10:00 AM * Chamber Office
Committee Chair, Betty Clark, CPMedia & Marketing LLC
12 – Chamber Luncheon * 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Topic: State of the City Business Address
Speaker: Mayor Becky Stinchcomb
Location: New Life Church * 3690 N. Stygler Rd. Gahanna
16 – Presidents’ Day - Closed
2015 Board of Directors,
Staff and Mayor
19 – Ribbon Cutting & Open House: LowT Center, 5-6pm
1050 Beecher Crossing, Suite E, Gahanna.
Food, refreshments, networking
26 – Mt Carmel Health System,
Empowering Women Breakfast * 7:30 - 9:00 AM
Topic: Identity Theft & Personal Safety Tips
Speaker: Detective Sergeant Sheila Murphy,
Gahanna City Police Department
Location: Mount Carmel Siegel Center
6001 East Broad St. 43213
Sponsored by: Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Business Promotion Packages:
Pictured: Front: Betty Clark, Membership Engagement,
CPMedia & Marketing; Mary Held, Director, Mary Held & Assoc.;
Susan Peters, Director, Gahanna Convention & Visitors Bureau;
Becky Whittington, Office Administrator; Gahanna Mayor Becky
Stinchcomb; Leslee Blake, President; Rick Conover, Vice Chair
Operations, Aflac; Kandace Watkins, Secretary, Bercley Woods
Condominiums; and Scott Robinson, Treasurer, WesBanco.
Back: John Persons, Director, Signarama of Gahanna;
Ron Smith, Vice Chair Business Development, SOH Productions;
Emanuel Torres, Director, Gahanna Planning & Development; Betty
Collins, Chairwoman, Brady Ware & Co.;
and Roy Holcombe, Director, RevLocal.
Not pictured: Terri Loughry, Director, Loughry Insurance Services
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
Empowering Women Breakfast
Brought to you by:
February 26, 2015 – 7:30 to 9:00 AM
Mount Carmel Siegel Center
6001 E. Broad Street, Columbus 43213
The Empowering Women Committee is excited to launch another year of educational programming and dynamic speakers in the
4-part series focusing on “Women Helping Women” brought to you by Mount Carmel Health System. Beginning February 26th we
kick off the series with “Identity Theft & Personal Safety Tips” presented by Detective Sergeant Sheila Murphy with the Gahanna
Police Department. Learn how to NOT become a victim.
For registration, sponsorship and exhibitor information go to GahannaAreaChamber.com/Events.
2015 Empowering Women Committee:
Alison Forche, Chair - Kristal & Forche
Betty Collins, Vice Chair - Brady Ware & Co
Mary Held - Mary Held & Associates
Karen Miller - National CineMedia
Bailey Cultice - Mount Carmel Health System
About the Speaker:
My name is Sheila Murphy. I am in my 21st year with the Gahanna Police Department and currently assigned
to the Investigative Bureau as the Detective Sergeant. I started out as a patrol officer working all three shifts
then transitioned into a Community Oriented Police Officer riding a bike year round. After three years on bike
patrol and several concussions later, I was promoted to Sergeant where I again went back to working all three
shifts. In April of 2013 the Detective Sergeant position became available and I left my comfort zone of the
beloved street work and moved into an office position where I see “the other side” of police work. Thus far it
was a great move and I do not have to drive anywhere to get a cup of coffee as the pot is not too far from my
office door. I am one of eight Murphy children and must clarify the relationship between Chief Murphy and
myself. He is my brother, not my dad or my husband, but my brother….my much older brother. We attended the police academy
together back in the early 1990’s and as you can tell by the difference in our ranks, we took different paths in our careers! I do
however have my Masters Degree in Organizational Leadership so we shall see what path my future holds in there!
Deadline for Advertising in Mar. Issue: Feb. 20
Ribbon Cutting
& Grand Opening
4904 Morse Rd., Gahanna 43230
(614) 933-9999,
Buys and sells gently used
women’s clothing and accessories.
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
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
Huntington National Bank
Jess Howard Electric Company
Lew Griffin Insurance
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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