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July 2016

A Toast to YOU!

Inside this Issue W p. 2.................... Taste of Hilliard & Business Expo

p. 2.............. Volunteers Needed for TOH & Business Expo p. 3........................ Tech Thursdays p. 3..................Graduates Received Hollyfest Foundation Scholarships p. 3....................Barcelona, Spain! p. 4-5 .................Great Time at the Hilliard Golf Outing p. 5.................. Post a Job Opening to Chamber Website

e want to highlight our members and the value that each of you has brought not only to the Hilliard Chamber, but also to each other! Join us and your fellow members on Tuesday, July 19 at WatersEdge Conference Center, 4643 Trueman Boulevard, for a special event to say thank you for your membership and what is in store with the Hilliard Chamber for the future. Come for a glass of champagne and wonderful appetizers to spend time with each other from 5-7 pm. We ask that you RSVP on our website,, to let us know the number attending from your business.

TEDxHilliard on August 2

p. 5...................Office Depot Saves You Money p. 5.............. Newsletter Advertising Available p. 6..............Spotlight On Business: Nationwide Insurance David Stanley & Associates p. 6...............Member Anniversaries p. 6................... Member Renewals p. 6............... Connections & Coffee p. 7.........................New Members p. 7..........................We Are Social p. 8................... Calendar of Events


peakers for the inaugural TEDxHilliard on August 2 at Hilliard Bradley High School have been announced! We look forward to hearing from: Mikaela Hunt – Find Your Story; John Marschhausen – Personalizing Learning for Every Student; Joey Hendrickson – How to Build a Music City; Gwendolyn and Zayne Harshaw – Overcoming Autism; Jeffery Butler – How Smartphones Change The Way You Think; Mike McDonough – Opportunities of Adversity; TJ George – Swept Away; Joe Ross – Motivation by Connotation; Jillian Yuricich – Dreaming of Mars; Amraha Nadeem – Celebrating Diversity. You can get your ticket to the event by going to the website for TEDxHilliard, Come and support speakers from Hilliard. 1

Taste of Hilliard & Business Expo


o you want to showcase your business to the Hilliard community? Be one of the vendors at the Taste of Hilliard & Business Expo on Wednesday, August 3 at the Makoy Center! Our booths are already over half gone so don’t delay to reserve your booth. Last year we had over 1000 community members attend and the feedback was outstanding! We look forward to another great community event and you can be part of its success! You can register on our website at or at the end of this newsletter. Presenting Sponsor

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors Silver Sponsors

Heartland Bank, Sam’s Club

We are excited to have the following restaurants and meeting facilities participate and provide ‘tastes’ for the event:

Restaurants/Organizations who have already committed to being there are: #froyo, Average Joe’s Pub and Grill, Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar, Carved, Chick-fil-A, Coffee Connections of Hilliard, Cori’s Confections, Courtyard by Marriott Columbus West, Crumbz Cakery, Culver’s, Daruma Steakhouse and Sushi, De Massimo’s LLC, Domino’s, Flyers Pizza & Subs, Heritage Golf Club, Jet’s Pizza, Little Caesars Pizza, Makoy Center, Max & Erma’s, McDonald’s, Mill Run Rehab & Nursing Center, Nasty’s Sports Bar & Grill, Papa John’s Pizza, Rusty Bucket-Hilliard, Sam’s Club, Submarine House Bar & Grill, Texas Roadhouse, The Goat, The Little Ice Cream Shoppe and The Old Bag of Nails. The public is invited to attend for $15 cash admission per person and $5 for ages 10 and under from 4:30-7:30 pm at the Makoy Center, 5462 Center Street on Wednesday, August 3.

Volunteers Needed for Taste of Hilliard & Business Expo— August 3 The Taste of Hilliard & Business Expo is a huge event and would not be possible without the help of volunteers! Volunteers are needed to assist with parking, set-up, admissions, and other duties. Volunteers can arrive in shifts that will be between the hours of 4:00 pm and 7:30 pm. Please reply to the newsletter email via [email protected], or call 876-7666 to confirm that you are able to help out! 2

Tech Thursdays A FREE Benefit for Hilliard Area Chamber of Commerce Members Live Webinar: Skype for Business

Thursday, July 21, 2016 @ 1:00 – 2:00pm

Today’s workforce is changing, and communications needs are changing with it. The ability to communicate with employees, partners, and customers wherever and whenever is a great advantage small businesses can leverage to greater success. Skype for Business gives you the ability to video conference, call, and chat with anyone around the world.

Join Bobby Kneisel, CEO of KTech Solutions, to learn all about Skype for Business features, benefits, improvements to collaboration and functionality. After the presentation make sure to stay for a Q & A session to answer any of the questions you have about Skype for Business. Some of the things you’ll learn are: • Video conference with remote employees

• Enable rapid collaboration

• Know when someone is available and when not to disturb them • And many more benefits • Keep costs down with telecommute employees

Register today at and have a chance to win a FREE ONE YEAR SUBSCRIPTION TO OFFICE 365.

Graduates Received Hollyfest Foundation Scholarships Seven Hilliard graduates of 2016 received special recognition by the Hollyfest Scholarship Foundation sponsored by the Hilliard Area Chamber of Commerce. Hilliard Bradley winners were Sydney Preston for the $8,000 scholarship and Mitchell Giese for the $2,000 scholarship. Sydney will be attending the University of Cincinnati and Mitchell will attend OSU. The recipients of Hilliard Darby were Rebecca McCarty who will go to Otterbein for the $8,000 scholarship and Nicole Hampton who will go to BGSU for the $2,000 scholarship. Breana White, a Hilliard Davidson graduate, was awarded the $8,000 scholarship and Anthony Ashley, also of Hilliard Davidson, was awarded the $2,000 scholarship. Breana will be attending Purdue and Anthony will be attending Florida State. Tolles Career & Technical Center winner was Carlie Snodgrass from Hilliard Bradley for the $1,000 scholarship who will attend Columbus State. Congratulations and best wishes to all of these scholarship recipients!

Barcelona, Spain!


ur next trip we will be traveling to Spain featuring Barcelona from November 1-9, 2016. Come discover the mystical magic, vibrant vibe, and stylish allure of Barcelona, one of the most cosmopolitan cities in Spain. Authentic experiences take you to delve into this glittering city, intermingling with locals that quickly become new friends. Drink in the colorful creations of Parque Guell; lose all sense of time pondering a Picasso or Miro; drop by a tapas bar for tantalizing tastes from the northern Iberian Peninsula; or stroll along the world-famous Ramblas promenade and take-in the sparkling city life all around. Barcelona uniquely blends its dynamic culture, ultra-modern art and architecture, eclectic cuisine and natural beauty to offer a virtual feast for the senses. Get ready to have Barcelona’s energetic pulse satiate your soul and take you to enjoy endless adventures at every turn. The price of the trip is $2,899 per person (double occupancy). View the brochure on our website. This trip is open to everyone in the US and you do not need to be a chamber member. 3

Skills Sponsor

Great Time at Hilliard Golf Outing!

Plante Moran

Goodie Bags

Rider + Reinke Financial Group

Hole in One

Buckeye Nissan

Hole/Tee Box Sponsors

Ackerson Vanderhorst Eddleblute Eyecare Center Altercare of Hilliard Bowditch Consulting Buck & Sons Landscape Service CompManagement, Inc. Darby Glenn Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Elford Epling Law Office FASTSIGNS Flyers Pizza & Subs Hilliard Dental Associates – Carole Kelley, DDS Hilliard Dry Cleaners Hilliard Family Podiatry LLC JC & Co. Mill Run Nationwide Children’s Close to Home Northwestern Mutual Ohio University College of Health Sciences and Professions Primrose School of Hilliard West Shawan-Marquis Agency, Inc. Texas Roadhouse The Buren Insurance Group The Laurels of Hilliard Vargo Companies

Congratulations to the winning team of the 2016 Chamber Golf Outing: Roger Rill, Alan Rill, Bill Helsel and Mark Helsel!

We had a beautiful sunny day for our annual golf outing held June 13th at Heritage Golf Club. One hundred twenty golfers participated in the fun event! Thank you to golf committee members Bill Ackman, Paychex, Tia Allen, PNC Bank, Fred Bowditch, Bowditch Consulting, Aaron Epling, Epling Law Offices, Jeremy Felix, US Bank, Keith Lewis, JC & Co., Stacie Raterman, Hilliard City Schools and Eric Whyard, Ten Pin Alley. We appreciate the support of our sponsors. Please help us thank them by patronizing their businesses!

Presenting Sponsors Predict Your Distance

Door Prizes/Goodie Bag Item Donors


Allegra Marketing Print Mail Bowditch Consulting, LLC Cartridge World Crumbz Cakery De Massimo’s, LLC Donato’s Pizza Edward Jones-Annette Reed Encore Trophies FASTSIGNS First Service Federal Credit Union Flyers Pizza & Subs Healthy Eyes on Trueman Blvd. Heritage Golf Club

Score Card

Flyers Pizza & Subs

Driving Range/Putting Green Credit Union of Ohio

Shrimp & Cocktails

The Laurels of Hilliard

Signature Sponsors Lunch

Giant Eagle

Beverage Cart

Flyers Pizza & Subs Rosati Windows 4

Post a Job Opening to the Chamber Website

Hilliard Assisted Living and Memory Care Hilliard Dry Cleaners Hilliard Family Podiatry, LLC Homewood Suites James D. Ford Agency, Inc. JC & Co. Karsatos Financial Services KEMBA Financial Credit Union Lane Alton Little Hercules Foundation Makoy Center Mat Happy Yoga Mayfair Village Nursing Center Mill Run Rehabilitation Center, Skilled Nursing and Assisted Living Moo Moo Car Wash Nationwide Insurance – David Stanley & Assoc. Notary One Mobile Signature Services NovaCare Rehabilitation Par Golf PDS Real Estate PNC Bank Premier at Sawmill Athletic Club Pulp Juice and Smoothie Bar RICH Products Rusty Bucket-Hilliard Sam’s Club Springleaf Financial Services Steak Escape Sandwich Grill Texas Roadhouse The Laurels of Hilliard The Olive Tree Café The New Lifestyle Tom Miller Custom Woodworking


ooking to add to your team? Post a job opening on the Chamber website! It’s as easy as logging into the member center on, click on the job openings link on the dashboard, click on Add job posting button, enter the information and click on submit for approval.

Office Depot Saves You Money Due To Your Chamber Membership


our business can save up to 30% overall savings on your office supplies through Office Depot by enrolling in the FREE member benefit provided by your investment in the Hilliard Area Chamber of Commerce. The twosided flyer at the end of this newsletter has a sign up form as well as more information on the savings of: discounted prices on over 14,000 items; aggressive copy paper pricing; free next day delivery with no minimum order requirement; office furniture solutions; and more! Each employee in your business can also receive a Retail Connect Discount Card as well for their use at either a retail store or to order online. The Hilliard Area Chamber of Commerce is working to provide you with resources that add value to your membership.


Bill Ackman – Paychex

Newsletter Advertising Available

Fred Bowditch – Bowditch Consulting Aaron Epling – Epling Law Offices


Jeremy Felix – US Bank

ant a way to get directly into the in-box of more than 400 business professionals? Put a business card size ad in the chamber newsletter! The chamber newsletter keeps businesses up to date on chamber, business and community happenings by giving them quick and easy-to-read information on a monthly basis. The cost to advertise is $150 for 3 months; $250 for 6 months; $400 for 12 months. Contact the chamber if interested (space available basis)

Maureen Harbolt – Credit Union of Ohio Melissa McKenzie - OhioHealth Daryl VanDeusen

Cindy Walker – Credit Union of Ohio Tamica White

Monica Wright 5

Spotlight on Business... Nationwide Insurance – David Stanley & Associates

David Stanley’s Nationwide Agency opened its’ doors in the fall of 1984 to provide the Hilliard community with one reliable source for all their insurance needs. Now, over 30 years later, David Stanley & Associates is one of Nationwide’s top producing agencies.

manager. In addition, the agency employs seven other staff members to better assist clients as the agency continues to grow.

Our offices are located at 5038 Cemetery Road in Hilliard and 341 Norton Road in Galloway. Over the years, the agency has become somewhat of a family tradition. David Stanley continues to be the primary agent, Brandon Stanley and Carrie Stanley-Davis are associate agents and Cynthia Stanley is the office

To receive a quote or if you would like to learn more about our products and services, please call, 614.876.1224 (Hilliard) or 614.853.6055 (Galloway). Also, check us out on Facebook at www.facebook. com/stanleyinsurance

We offer a complete line of insurance products. Whether its auto, homeowners, renters, business or life insurance, we want you to be covered in every part, and at every stage of your life. Our policies are tailored to fit your needs, your goals, and your budget. In fact, for the month of July, we are giving away passes to the Columbus Zoo for all new quotes. So, there has never been a better time to give Nationwide a try!

At Nationwide Insurance – David Stanley & Associates, we take pride in protecting our family, friends and neighbors. Our agency is committed to doing what’s right. Not just for our clients, but for the community in which we live and work. It’s not uncommon to see members of the Stanley family out at local events. Stop by our booth at Taste of Hilliard or Old Hilliardfest and give the prize wheel a spin! We are always happy to meet new customers and reconnect with our current members.

Member Anniversaries

Connections and Coffee


on’t forget Connections and Coffee will meet on Friday, July 8th from 8:00AM to 9:00AM at Scrambler Marie’s, 3939 Britton Parkway in Hilliard. The group meets for coffee, networking and information sharing. Come with lots of business cards!

The Chamber would like to recognize our members who have continually supported the purpose of the chamber and its activities.

The following members have invested in the chamber for ten or more years as of July, 2016: 26 years

Member Renewals

Buckeye Nissan – Tim Spires Scioto Valley – Spencer Jacobs

We appreciate your continued support of the Chamber’s work on behalf of the business community. We appreciate you being a chamber member and look forward to another great year!

14 years

ARC Industries – Robin Agler Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Calhoon Company – Bonnie Nyikes

Thank you to the following members who have re-invested as of press time: Hilliard Education Association; Northwest Kiwanis License Agency; Ashland Specialty Ingredients; State Representative Stephanie Kunze; Buffalo Wild Wings Hilliard.

13 years

National Church Residences-Woodview Court – Princess Hinton


New Members Hilliard Family Podiatry, LLC

Hilliard Green Detailing Garage

Raelynn Hong 5539 Hilliard Rome Office Park Hilliard, OH 43026 614-636-3668 • Hilliard Family Podiatry, LLC is committed to provide the most ethical and beneficial assessments of the foot/ankle.

Matt Everetts & Zach Geiger 4973 Baycroft Drive Hilliard, OH 43026 614-625-0723 • Two Ohio State students with a passion for professional detailing and excellent customer service. Make your car look new again at Hilliard Green Detailing Garage.

OhioHealth Sleep Services

Money Mailer of Greater Columbus – Central

Suzanne Holt 4363 All Seasons Drive, Ste. 280 Hilliard, OH 43026 614-259-6984 • OhioHealth Sleep Services is a customized, comprehensive clinic specializing in the study, diagnosis and treatment of sleep-related issues. Promoting overall quality health through better sleep.

Adam Russo 4694 Cemetery Rd. #297 Hilliard, OH 43026 614-283-9400 Money Mailer is a direct mail company delivering the highest quality print advertisements to affluent homeowners throughout Central Ohio for approximately $0.04 cents per home.

Abundant You Chiropractic & Wellness

Foundations Learning Academy

Kevin Sarich 3969 Trueman Blvd. Hilliard, OH 43026 614-319-3327 • We are a natural & holistic healthcare center, focused on empowering people to reach optimal health & well-being. We offer Modern Chiropractic Care, Nutrition & Detox, and Fitness.

Susan Horvath 4630 Leap Ct. Hilliard, OH 43026 614-971-5074 • Beautiful New Preschool in Hilliard offering quality care and education for infants through kindergarten as well as beforeand after-school care for children age’s six through twelve.

Hilliard Parkway Knights LLC

Cori’s Confections

Cori Parsons PO Box 351 Hilliard, OH 43026 614-282-9002 • Cori’s Confections is a home based bakery that specializes in all kinds of cookies.  Our cookies range from the basic flavors to theme based iced sugar cookies for any occasion.  We also offer scones and other tasty treats.

Neil Patel 3950 Parkway Lane Hilliard, OH 43026 614-710-1060 • A pet-friendly motel with pool. Book a room at our Knights Inn for a great value that meets your budget. Close to restaurants and I-270.

We Are Social!


he Hilliard Chamber is on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, You Tube and now Periscope, which provides us with another avenue to be in contact with you! If you are on any of these platforms, please search Hilliard Area Chamber of Commerce and click to become connected--it’s that easy! We are posting pictures of our events as well as providing more up to date information on which is going on in the Chamber! Follow the Hilliard Chamber on Twitter! You follow us, we will follow you and talk about your business! We are @HilliardChamber


Board of Directors:


Jeremy Felix, US Bank Jill Gerschutz, Credit Union of Ohio Keith Lewis, JC & Co. Curt Niekamp, OhioHealth Bonnie Nyikes, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Calhoon Company Melissa McKenzie Stacie Raterman, Hilliard City Schools Bobby Sneed, Heritage Golf Club Bobby Wright, N2 Publishing

Central Ohio Business Resources Small Business Administration Ohio Chamber of Commerce Small Business Development Centers of Ohio Small Business Development Center Service Corp of Retired Executives The Women’s Business Development Center (614) 222-6700 [email protected] Conway Family Business Center of Central Ohio Central Ohio Better Business Bureau


Libby Gierach, President/CEO Jess Woolley, Administrative Assistant Email: [email protected]

Check out our Website:

Put Your Events on the Community Calendar


ou have the opportunity to let everyone know of seminars, luncheons, open houses, fundraisers, non-profit activities, etc. that your business is doing by putting it on the Hilliard Chamber’s website! It is very simple—on the website, go to the Events tab and the first drop down is Community Events Calendar. Just complete the form and once it is approved, your event will be up for all to see!

Calendar of Events Friday, July 8 Connections & Coffee Scrambler Marie’s 3939 Britton Parkway 8:00am-9:00am

Saturday, July 16-23 Franklin County Fair Northwest Boulevard Wednesday, August 3 Taste of Hilliard & Business Expo Makoy Center 5462 Center Street

Tuesday, July 19 A Toast to YOU! WatersEdge Conference Center 4643 Trueman Boulevard 5:00pm – 7:00pm