from the executive director - Clintonville Chamber of Commerce



from the executive director - Clintonville Chamber of Commerce
The Chamber's Community Forum was held
on Wednesday, November 20th and it raised a
number of issues which we will face as a community as we move forward. The forum's
theme was "Restaurants, Retail, and Residents
In Clintonville…A Partnership for Success,"
and our panel of business people and residents
talked both about the development process and
the importance of the partnership. As we
move forward in creating an economic development vision for our community, it will only
succeed with a business-residents partnership.
The economic success of our community obviously depends on the health of High Street and
Indianola Ave. That health ultimately depends
upon an entrepreneur taking a risk. While the
Chamber, the Commission, and CI, can do
some things to encourage and assist those businesses, the final decision is up to the risk takers. That is why we devoted a full page in this
issue to recognize those businesses that have
already taken a risk to move a number of
projects forward. It is important that residents
understand what is involved with that risk, and
it is important that businesses understand the
expectations of the residents in the community. Our forum was designed to start the discussion. Not all will agree on all of the issues,
but it is important that each understands the
expectations of the other. The Chamber will
continue to be an organization that represents
the business community, but understands the
importance of listening to and working with
the residents. Thanks to all of those who took
the time to attend, and thank you again to our
panel members.
Ernest J. Hartong, Executive Director
Jeannette Nini, Program Director
Sherry Kauffman, Bookkeeper
Sharon Daye, President
Mary Ann Meyers, Vice President
Don Falcoski, Secretary
Glenn Culler, Treasurer
G. Scott Smith, Past President
Judy Davis
Bill Good
Nora Huber
Luba Istocki
Jacquelyn Lucas-Murphy
Phil Moots
Brenda Pinnell
Kristi Roumeliote
Paul Weber
Board of Trustees
4219 N. High Street
Columbus, OH 43214
Saturday, December 14
Last day to enter the
Clintonville Chamber’s
Holiday Shopping
Tuesday, December 17
CACC Luncheon, Keynote
Speaker is Doug McLean of
the Columbus Blue Jackets
Wednesday, December 25
Office Closed
Saturday, December 27
Clintonville Night at
Nationwide Arena with the
Columbus Landsharks
Friday, January 3
Fiesta Bowl — Go Bucks!
Tuesday, January 21
CACC Luncheon, Keynote
Speaker to be announced.
Blue Jackets Boss
December Luncheon Speaker
Friday, December 13
Mid-Month Mixer, “Mix,
Mingle & Jingle” High St.
south of North Broadway
“Dedicated to promotion
& continuing development
of the Clintonville area
business community.”
ow do you keep 18,000 screaming
customers happy forty-one nights a
year? How do you negotiate million
dollars contracts with young super
stars? How do you create one of the most successful business operations in professional
sports? It's all in a days work for CBJ
President and General Manager Doug
MacLean. He will talk about the "business
side of hockey" at the Clintonville Chamber's
monthly luncheon on Tuesday, December 17,
at 11:30 at the Clintonville Woman's Club.
MacLean was named Blue Jackets General
Manager in February of 1998 and set about
the task of putting the franchise together. His
sixteen years of experience in the National
Hockey League, in a variety of coaching and
personnel positions, helped make the CBJ one
of the leagues most exciting new teams. Prior
to joining Columbus, MacLean was the head
coach of the Florida Panthers. In 1996 he was
named Hockey News "Coach of the Year"
after leading the Panthers to the Stanley Cup
finals in his first season at the helm. He has
also been the winning
coach in two NHL All Star
A native of Prince Edward
Island, MacLean, he began
his coaching career as an
assistant with the London
Doug McLean
Knights of the Ontario
Hockey League, while working on his master's degree in educational psychology at the
University of Western Ontario. After one year
as the head coach of New Brunswick
University, he joined the staff of the St. Louis
Blues. MacLean was also an assistant coach
with Washington and Detroit.
MacLean and his wife Jill, son Clark and
daughter MacKenzie reside in Worthington.
For luncheon reservations contact the
Chamber office at 262-2790 or email
[email protected] The drawing
for $1000 in the Chamber's Holiday
Shoppers Giveaway will also be held at the
December luncheon.
PHONE: 614.262.2790
FAX: 614.262.2791
[email protected]
Community Panel Raises Issues for Future
Over seventy Clintonville business people and
residents attended the Chamber's Community
Forum on Nov. 20, to hear a panel discuss the
development process.
Jack Lucks of
Continental Real Estate and Mark Heath of
Chipotle Mexican Grille discussed what developers and businesses look for when they are
putting together a project. Lucks stressed the
importance of finding a differential advatange,
land assembly, and partnering with city government. Heath defined the "center of
Clintonville" from his company's perspective
as EN Broadway and High St. While many
Continued on Page 2
these Members
Columbus Handyman
John Hahn
235 Piedmont Road
Phone: 263-2479
Pager: 672-4722
Hometown Flooring
& Interiors
Doug Hockman
Donna Treboni
3559 N. High St.
Phone: 268-4074
Fax: 268-4085
Keller Williams Capital
Partners Realty
Sue Lusk Gleich
Joe Jackson
Mary Allen
Patrick Florence
Molly Brown Davis
500 W. Wilson Bridge Rd.
Worthington, OH
Phone: 888-1000
Fax: 888-4307
Home Video Helper
Video Processing
David J. Hutira
2758 Kensington Place W.
Phone: 784-0924
The Mid-Month Mixer will
be a festive evening on Friday,
Dec. 13th. You can be part of
the festivities. If your school,
church or neighborhood
group would like to be
strolling carolers on High St.
let us know. This month's
theme is "Mix, Mingle, and
Jingle" for the businesses
south of Broadway. The event
runs from 7:00 - 10:00 pm. If
your group would like to be
one of our caroling groups,
please contact the Chamber at
262-2790 or email [email protected]
Community Band Establishes
New Holiday Tradition
The Clintonville Community Band is holding
its first annual Community Holiday Concert on
Sunday December 8th at 4:00 p.m. at the North
High School Auditorium, 100 Arcadia Avenue
in Clintonville. Admission to the concert is free
but the Band will take up a freewill offering and
collect canned goods for the Clintonville
Beechwold Community Resources Center.
The Band will play a host of familiar holiday
favorites and will lead a Christmas Carol Sing
Along. Mozarts Bakery and Cafe will be selling
assorted pastries and treats at intermission. The
50-member ensemble is directed by Rick
Burkart. The concert is sponsored by the Polar
Bear Alumni Association and Ackerman Credit
Union. For more information, contact Glenn
Williams at 268-3567 or Jan Sally at 263-7019.
Clintonville Night at Nationwide Arena
The Chamber's Networking Committee and
the Columbus Landsharks of the National
Lacrosse League have teamed up for
"Clintonville Night at Nationwide Arena" on
Friday, Dec. 27. The N.L.L. is the fastest game
on two feet and you can be part of it. The
Landsharks will open their third season in
Columbus against the New York Saints. Special
reduced price tickets are available at the
Chamber office. There
will be a special
"Clintonville Chamber
Pre Game Party" on the
Bud Light Terrace starting at 6:00 p.m. and the
game starts at 7:30 p.m. Contact the Chamber
office for tickets at 262-2790.
Community Panel Raises Issues for Future
Continued from Page 1
Clintonville businesses and residents tend to
think of our community from a north-south
view, Heath also pointed out the importance
of the east-west arteries when firms are defining their potential market.
Both Teater and Skora felt it was important for
businesses considering Clintonville to be up
front and open with residents regarding their
intentions. While both pointed out the many
positives regarding Clintonville as
the main reason the have lived
here for many years, both felt
there is certainly room for additional stores and services for both
residents and people from nearby
Questions submitted by those
attending the forum ranged from
parking issues, to traffic and
speed limits, to alcohol ballot
issues. While the forum may have raised more
questions than provide answers, it may have
been the starting point for additional discussions on the direction of our community.
Discussions that will have to include business,
residents and government.
Left to Right:
Moderator Phil
Moots of the
Chamber Board,
Dorothy Teater, Jack
Lucks, Mark Heath,
Richard Skora
Happenings On High Street
Over the past three months The Chamber, the
Clintonville Area Commission and Clintonville
Incorporated sponsored three important forums
focusing on the future of our community.
While these meeting were important, we sometimes lose sight of the exciting things that are
happening on High St. right now! New businesses continue to locate in Clintonville and
several exciting projects are in various stages of
Things are really jumping between Torrence
and Orchard. The
walls are going up for
the new Station 19, and
Sally Oddi at Cover to
Cover has completed
The new Station 19
starts to take shape!
her new façade. We
want to welcome Doug
Hockman and Donna Treboni, who's new
store, Hometown Floor and Interiors, opened
at 3559 North
High on December
Across the
Hometown, Al and
Jan Gonzales, have
spruced up the cor- CNDC assisted with the
new look at Cover to Cover!
ner with their new
Flowers on Orchard Lane shop. Jordan
Kareklas and Investors Land Co. II recently
Things are
bloomin’ at
new Flowers
on Orchard.
received an award from the Columbus
Neighborhood Design Assistance Center for
their work at Clintonville Commons. On
down High St. there are two new stores in the
"Clintonville Garment District" for shoppers.
Tina Mundell has opened In Between Sizes at
3327 and Greg and Andee Deninger have
opened The Red Rocket at 3274 N. High. The
C.R. O'Neil Building's face lift is almost complete.
The Motorists
Insurance Group
Anthem Insurance
Fifth Third Bank
Southwick-Good Funeral
Weir-Arend Funeral Home
Bob Daniels Buick
High and Pacemont
improvements by
C.R. O’Neil Realty
Dr. Brian Kvitko's
new offices, at the
corner of Cooke and
New windows and a new
High, are looking facade will sparkle at Cooke
and High!
These are just the
things that have happened in the last few weeks.
Look back over 2002 and think about the new
look at the REMAX/Capital Centre building,
Cup 'O Joe, Scottie McBean's, Right Move
Realty, Back Yard Experience, SoBo Style and
While future improvements and developments
are important, it's also important to stop and
thank those businesses that are not waiting, but
moving forward now!
Life &
Health Agency
Thomas J. Paplaczyk, President
Chamber’s Anthem Health Plan
4161 N. High Street ✦ Columbus, OH 43214
Phone: 447-3221 ✦ Fax: 447-3220
Ackerman Credit Union
Coldwell Banker/King Thompson
Paul Love/Karen Dibert
Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
Knapp Veterinary Hospital
Schorr & Associates Architects
The Flag Lady's Flag Store
Polar Bear Alumni Association
Bank One - Clintonville and Graceland
Bernie's Garage
Cabbage Cases
Central Ohio Dance Academy
Coldwell Banker/King Thompson
Georgia Stanton
Coldwell Banker/King Thompson
Nora Huber
Edward Jones Investments
Jacquelyn Lucas Murphy
Jim Hildenbrand Realty
Joseph Patchen, Attorney
Mary Kay Cosmetics - Mary Ann Meyers
Moots Cope, and Carter
Oaksmith Cabinet
Prospect Bank
Spangler & Baird, CPA’s
The Forum at Knightsbridge
Vacation Time Travel
Yaffey Music Services

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