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UPPER ARLINGTON AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

BUSINESS MONTHLY The Power to Make a Difference

December 2010

Issue 29

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Campaign encourages area reinvestment

To help keep the local area business climate resilient during the holiday season, the Upper Arlington Area Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the city launched its own type of economic stimulus package just in time for the holidays. “I am very pleased with the response from Arlington area merchants to our Top 100 Hot Items promotion,” said Jon Pugh of Ship Print eSell and chair of the retail committee. “Chamber staff and retail committee members have gone ‘above and beyond’ to put this program together in a very short time, making the response from local merchants a pleasant surprise. If UA area consumers respond to this promotion as expected it will be something we can build on for not only next year, but future holiday seasons.” We’re really putting an emphasis on spending your money with local area The interior of Flower Galaxy, 2094 Tremont Center.

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Members can save 20 to 30 percent on electricity with Good Energy plan

We are excited about a new member benefit program that can save your business money. The Upper Arlington Area Chamber of Commerce has partnered with Good Energy to offer you savings on your electricity costs through the Good Energy

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Electricity Savings Program. This program brings the power of our members together to help you save up to 20 to 30 percent or more on your electricity costs. “After learning that one of our members, a nonprofit organization, was going to save approxi-

mately $6,000 a year on their electric bill, we knew instantly we needed to make certain all members were aware of this shared opportunity to save money,” said Becky Hajost, president UA Area Chamber. Deregulation and increased

competition in the electricity market makes it possible for businesses like yours to take advantage of these savings. Details about electricity in the Columbus market can be found on our Web site See LOWER, page 2

Inside this issue “Ask the Expert” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Member’s perspective . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Member’s focus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Student entrepreneurial news . . . . . . . 5 Business briefs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 New Chamber members . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Upcoming events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

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Chamber hears experts talk about health care changes

“Ask the Expert” over Lunch drew members and non-members together to learn about the most recent changes in regard to health insurance. Three experts on the panel shared their various areas of expertise, giving the audience a chance to gain additional insight and ask questions. Chamber member Barbara Letcher started the panel discussion. Letcher is a partner with Newhouse, Prophater, Letcher & Moots, LLC, providing assistance to clients with respect to human resources issues and compliance with state and federal labor and employment laws. Letcher is an OSBA Board Certified Specialist in Labor and Employment Law and has been recognized as an Ohio Super Lawyer for Labor and Employment Law by Law & Politics magazine. Letcher begin with a discussion of considerations in the short-term which will include grand-

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businesses and keeping your dollars here at home. “If you spend one dollar at a local independent merchant, 68 cents of that dollar will be reinvested in our community, be-

fathered status, dependent status and what will be required in 2011. Doug Rhoades with Gardiner Allen DeRoberts Insurance took the audience on a short tour from the bill’s inception and then discussed how we will be paying for the changes imposed by healthcare reform and the administrative burdens on businesses. Rhoades is an Employee Benefit Specialist with Gardiner Allen DeRoberts Insurance, a full service insurance agency located in Grandview Heights. Prior to merging his agency of 20 years with Gardiner Allen DeRoberts 3-1/2 years ago, Doug was the President of Rhoades & Associates Agency an employee benefit consulting and brokerage firm in Columbus. Marty Vaughan, president of Shawan-Marquis Agency Inc., has worked at the agency for 28 years. His specialty has been small group health insurance sales.

Debate in Congress. 2011 through 2014 will be a time of considerable uncertainty regarding the Direction of Health Care in America. The Health Care Bill - H.R. 3590, which passed with large Democratic majorities in 2010 may be in danger of being re written due to political power shift back towards Republicans. It was primarily passed in 2010 to increase access to coverage but now the majority of the public does not believe we can afford it which may lead to a repeal or major rewrite of the bill,” Vaughan said. We feel it is extremely important to continue offering chamber members many options to network and learn. The chamber will attempt keep membership up to date on the latest changes on the healthcare reform by posting regular updates and news Health Care Reform.... on the chamber website. “Upper Arlington chamber members The chamber would like to thank all three preshould stay tuned in regarding the Health Care senters for sharing their time and expertise.

LOWER cause that merchant is eating locally and buying goods and services locally. That’s a real eyeopener for people,” said Becky Hajost, chamber of commerce president. Thanks to the promotion, area residents who used to drive to

the mall to shop are thinking about where they can get unique gifts items close to home. And remember, if you live in UA, you should shop in UA! We’ve got 100 (almost). Go to www.uachamber to see all the top gift ideas and deals.

Some great gifts ideas Tremont Goodie Shop, Flower Galaxy, Whit’s Frozen Custard of Upper Arlington, Super Game Team, Executive Frames Inc., Nail Spa By Joyce, URSUS, Crescent Café and Bakery, Taste of Bali, Anthony-Thomas Chocolates, Bob Evans North Olentangy, Riverside Eye Center, VisionOne Optical, Gentle Touch Massage by Deb, LLC, Arlington Massage Therapy, Old Bag of Nails (Upper Arlington), Lenscrafters, CORE Fitness Studios, Larson’s Toys and Games, Bloomtastic Florist, Foot Solutions, Panzera’s Pizza of UA, The Blackwell Hotel, SHIP PRINT eSELL, Donatos Pizza, Huffmans’s Market, City of Upper Arlington Parks & Recreation Department, Majestic Belly Dancing by Fariba, Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers, Mystic Nirvana Hypnosis and Metaphysical Center, Brueggers Bagels, Arlington Optical, MCL Restaurant and Bakery, MYM Fitness, The Tutoring Center, Kingsdale Market District, Outdoor Source, Trek Store Columbus/Backroom Coffee Roasters, Fireflies and Fairy Tales, Tom and Jerry’s Automotivce Repairs, Marshall’s Restaurant and Bar, Cats Only Veterinary Clinic, Esthetics by Amy, The Defining Edge, City Barbeque, Moretti’s of Arlington, This ‘n That on the Avenue, All About The House, The Arlington Bank, Northwest EyeCare Professionals, Darrons Contemporary Furniture, Carsonies Stromboli & Pizza Kitchen, Atchley Signs & Graphics, LLC, University Plaza Hotel, Park Creek Kitchen, eWaves Wireless, Marie Anthony Enterprises, Stephanie’s Salon, Blumen Garten Florist, Great Harvest Bread Co., Al’s Delicious Popcorn, Wings Over Columbus and Jet’s Pizza. Upper Arlington Area Chamber of Commerce Business Monthly is a special advertising supplement to ThisWeek Community Newspapers. Upper Arlington Area Chamber of Commerce Business Monthly is not responsible for opinions and views expressed in the paid advertisement in the business profiles. All real estate advertising herein is subject to the federal Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation or discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familiar status, or national origin, or intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination.” We will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. All persons are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised are available on an equal opportunity basis.

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In 1991 Vaughan established the Central Ohio Chamber of Commerce (COCC) insurance program with an original group of eight chambers of commerce in the Columbus area. The plan is offered through Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and is jointly promoted and sold by Vaughan and through local chamber member insurance agencies. The COCC plan is now a consortium of over 50 chambers of commerce in Ohio with more than 1400 small businesses enrolled. Chamber member benefits can include an additional 4 to 5 percent discount for healthcare costs. Marty concluded the presentation by sharing some of the major changes due to go into effect in 2014 and how the election may impact what happens going forward.

Continued from page 1 at www.uachamber.org. All you need to do is sign up to take advantage of the program. And, it is simple to sign up. If you use less than 400,000 kWh annually and are on one of the following Tariff Rate Codes shown on your bill — 202, 203, 204, 206, 207, 208, 209, 214, 217, 218, 219, 224 — you can calculate your estimated savings right now online. Then, to receive these new money-saving rates, sign up with our partner, Good Energy, today by faxing a complete copy of your most recent electric bill with this enrollment form to 614-7375244. Questions? Call 614-2855244. If you use more than 400,000 kWh annually, or if you are on Tariff Rate Code 240, please call Good Energy at 614-285-5244 to receive a customized quote. Additional details about this program are posted on www. uachamber.org. If you would like to speak with a Good Energy program representative, please call 614-285-5244.

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Give Thanks & Find

HOPE On Nov. 16, UA Area chamber and city representatives gathered with Jos.A.Bank representatives to celebrate the opening of their new store on West Lane Ave in Upper Arlington. Pictured are: Cathy Miller (left), Corlene Adams, Erik Yassenoff, Alberta Burke, Doug Ryan, Edie Blough, Tony Macaluso, chamber president Becky Hajost, store manager Harold West, Amanda Watkins, James Wimbley, Wes Payne, sales director Sherrick Davis, Mayor Frank Ciotola, chamber board chair Don Leach and John Bruns.

Member’s focus — Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Jos.A.Bank Clothiers has been bucking the contention that retail, especially clothing, is dead in the water as the company has been aggressively growing during, and now after, the recession. JOSB has a return on equity

(ROE) of 22.1% well above the industry average of 13.1%. Jos.A.Bank sells men’s suits, tuxedos, casual clothing, footwear and accessories through 498 stores in 42 states, the District of Columbia and through its web-

site, www.josbank.com. The company has a 100% money back guarantee on all of its products. Come in to our store and find out for yourself how our products and our staff set us apart from the other menswear retailers.

Member focus – Jet’s Pizza

Life is short, eat better pizza! Jet’s Pizza is happy to announce the grand opening of its newest location in Upper Arlington, on the corner of Reed and Henderson roads. This is its fourth location in the greater Columbus area, with other locations in Hilliard, Powell and Polaris. Jet’s is a franchise that prides itself on quality. All of the dough is made fresh daily on sight and topped with cheese ground daily and vegetables cut and diced only

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Business briefs Holiday food drive being held at the Mallway of Old Arlington

The first annual “Families for Families Holiday Food Drive” is being held through Dec. 22 at the Mallway in Old Arlington. Merchants have partnered together to become drop locations. All donations will be taken to the Mid Ohio Food Bank. Items needed include canned vegetables, canned juices, canned meats, canned fruits, soups, boxed potato dishes, oatmeal, baking mixes, dressing mix, pie filling, pancake and bread mixes, gravy mix, and cranberry sauce. Perishable items such as fresh fruits and meats are not permitted. Donations can be made at the following locations in the Mallway: Whit’s Frozen Custard of Upper Arlington, Leal, Bloomtastic, Park Creek Kitchen, Tennis LTD, Stephanie’s Salon, Fifth Avenue Galleries, Custom Framing, Rachael’s Deli & Desserts and Fireflies and Fairytales.

2010 Community Awards – Business of the Year nominations needed

As the New Year approaches, it is time to reflect on those in the community who made a difference or stood out above the rest. Every year, the city of Upper Arlington reaches out to its citizens to get their opinion on who made an impact on the community in five different areas, including Business of the Year. The city asks residents and local businesses to think about and nominate a business in Upper Arlington that is actively involved in the community through support and participation in community service projects, providing financial or in-kind support for various causes or events, or bringing other significant benefits to the community through its presence in Upper Arlington. Nominations are due by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 5. Visit www.uaoh.net to find the nomination form and to get more information about the Community Awards.

Cibo grand opening

On Nov. 3, representatives of the UA Area Chamber and city gathered with representatives of Cibo to celebrate the opening of their new Italian restaurant in Upper Arlington at Reed and Henderson roads. Pictured (left to right) are: Tony Macaluso, Cathy Miller, Mike Holman, Allison Bowers, Erik Yassenoff, Corlene Adams, Duff Dyer, Jeff Danziger, Charlie Groezinger, co-owners Carla Piolota and Carrie Ciotola, Frank Ciotola, John Beck, Pattie Stechschulte, Jordan Zacharias, Joe Valentino, Jerry Schwan, Wade Steen, Krystin Macaluso, Becky Hajost and Molly Pensyl.

JET’S PIZZA Continued from page 3 as needed. The result is pizza that tastes like it came from your oven at home — but we are able to serve the masses. Being a part of the community is something that the Jet’s Pizza family takes seriously, currently providing the pizza lunches for the middle and high schools in the Olentangy school district. Getting involved with local schools is at the core of Jet’s business plan. There is no event too big or small when it comes to school and community functions. Jet’s Pizza looks forward to the opportunity to become more involved as it grows in the community. Jet’s Pizza would like to thank the Upper Arlington area for the warm reception, we hope to see you soon. The Upper Arlington Area Chamber of Commerce welcomes any business to join the Chamber. Please contact Karen Hamilton, membership development director, at Karen@uachamber.org or (614) 481-5710.

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Receipts, disbursements, cash flow — oh my!

Creating the required financial statements to be included in a business plan can be a daunting task for any entrepreneur hoping to obtain financial backing for a great business idea. Students in the Entrepreneurship and Management class at UAHS face that task — after navigating the financial terminology, components, and purposes of cash flow statements, income statements, and balance sheets. Only then can they begin to create pro forma financial statements to be presented to a panel of “loan officers” judging the viability of each of the new businesses. Enter volunteers from the Economic and Community Development Institute (ECDI). After re-

questing one guest speaker to help address the challenges the students in the class were facing, Sheldon Bartel, VP of Lending at ECDI, magnanimously provided four volunteers to work with the four teams. Alex Beres, Abdi Gole, Ellen Harvey, and Catherine Zupan arrived on Nov. 9 and hit the ground running. Each volunteer began working with a team, assessing how much work had been completed and how much still needed to be done. They left having exchanged email addresses and assigning tasks to be completed before their next visit on Nov. 16. The teams were enthusiastic in their responses to their mentors. The Patty Wagon team stated

“Catherine was friendly and informative. She helped us get on the right track.” The UA Sports team said they were unaware of how much money it took to start and run a business and “Abdi helped us through the start-up and cash flow parts of our business plan.” The rec center team felt “Alex provided us with strategies for calculating the mortgage and finding the best location for our business.” “Ellen’s enthusiastic energy really motivated us to get serious” reported Suburban Outfitters. The teams were to with their Upper Arlington Chamber of Commerce mentors on Tuesday, Nov. 23.

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First Thursday After Hours

What a great First Thursday After Hours event at Guernsey Bank! That’s ice cream in Bob Patrella’s hand, and they are selling it inside Guernsey Bank. Stop in and ask why. Guernsey Bank Team (from the left) are: Betsy Bass, Ronda Hess, LuEllen DeSeno, Tammy Cohee, Bob Patrella, Marc Kade, Dan Elbaz, Ashley Lauber, Jon Moore, Brooks Padgett, Jeff Kessler, Bianca Blackwell, and Rich Gubsch. Linda Wentz and Chris Ruddy hidden behind.

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Business briefs Social Security and how to prepare for it

called PRISM, Preparing for Retirement with Individual Strategies and Methods. This event, which focuses on Featured speakers will include the future of Social Security, is Mike McMeans, FC Financial Ser-

vices; John LaMotte, the U.S. Social Security Administration; and Angel Tepe, Protective Life. LaMotte will provide an overview of the future of Social Security as

well as answer any questions people may have. The goal is to help people be strategic and think about the best ways to self-pension moving for-

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Abigail's Care Management, 1725 W. Lane Ave. (614) 372-5519 LLC Upper Arlington, OH 43221 www.abigailsgcm.com Abigail Stout Our Geriatric Care Manager will help you assess and implement all the healthcare options for yourself or a loved one. If you are considering a retirement facility, home care services and/or need assistance with medical and life management for a senior in your life, we can help get you to the best options that meet your values and needs. Our comprehensive services save you time on research, prevent trial & error frustrations and can save you the time & expensive of travel to care for a loved one. Call today, we will be happy to help.

ward. The event will be helad at 5 :30 p.m. on Dec. 15, at The Ohio State University Golf Club Restaurant, 3605 Tremont Road, Columbus, Ohio 43221. The event is free. RSVP requested to mmcmeans@infinexgroup.com or 614-326-2265.

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Project So Loved! participated in the 2010 UpperArlington High School Capstone Volunteer Pro5003 Horizons Dr., Suite 100 ject. (614) 451-1770 Arlington Falls, LLC Upper Arlington, OH 43220 www.psb-realty.com PSB Realty Advisors Scott Pickett There was an array of pillow A full-service commercial real estate services co. engaged in brokerage, property mgmt and project mgmt of office, industrial, retail and samples displayed that will be multifamily projects. We are committed to providing commercial real estate services utilizing an “owner’s mentality” to balance the reali- donated to terminally ill and medties of today’s real estate market with the priorities and risk tolerances of the owner and lender. Our firm has extensive development ex- ically fragile youth/adult cancer perience that has provided an excellent framework that provides our clients superior independent advisory services and alternatives. patients at local area hospitals. (614) 459-4105 www.catsonlyveterinaryclinic. 3416 Riverside Drive Andrea Lukuch Cats Only Veterinary Clinic com Upper Arlington, OH 43221 A full service veterinary clinic limited strictly to the care and treatment of cats. Our philosophy is to provide an exceptionally high level of feline medical and surgical care. We believe that there are many cat owners who desire a higher quality of care for their cats and we are here to meet that demand. We believe that we can maintain that quality only by continuously improving our skills and knowledge through experience, education, and development. 1500 W 3rd Ave., Suite 108 (888) 293-5604 Grandview Heights, OH 43212 www.earzlink.com William ''Bill'' Grimm Au.D. Earzlink Hearing Care Why earzlink? "A better option for better hearing." It's really that simple. As an Earzlink patient you are guaranteed to receive the following: 1) The absolute best products 2) The absolute best service 3) The absolute best price. Our Mission: To help our patients experience their best hearing by providing the very best products and services at the lowest possible price. Our office provides a warm and friendly atmosphere that allows our patients to feel at home and comfortable during their appointments. 1700 Lane Ave., Suite 106 (614) 485-9115 Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Upper Arlington, OH 43221 www.josbank.com Harold West Jos.A.Bank sells men's suits, tuxedo's, casual clothing, footwear and accessories through 498 stores in 42 states, the District of Columbia and through its website, www.josbank.com. The company has a 100% money back guarantee on all of its products. Come in to our store and find out for yourself how our products and our staff set us apart from the other menswear retailers.

3130 Kingsdale Center (614) 754-1898 Upper Arlington, OH 43221 www.orangeleafyogurt.com Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt George Scott We promote community and family by providing a great tasting, sensible, frozen desert made just for you, by you, in an environment that is as visually uplifting as it is welcoming. We start with the best tasting frozen yogurt on earth in flavors ranging from exotic (taro), fruity (pomegranate), and unquestionably American (cake batter). Then, you can fully customize your dessert by adding any of our specially selected toppings, from fresh fruit and nuts to cereal and candy. Then, once your dessert is complete, you simply weigh and pay for your creation by the ounce. The Blackwell Inn and (614) 247-4000 www.the2110 Tuttle Park Place Rita Bassiet Conference Center blackwell.com Columbus, OH 43210 Welcome to The Blackwell Inn, the only on-campus hotel and conference center at The Ohio State University. Experience our personalized service, in concert with stylish guestrooms and state-of-the-art technology. Pfahl Conference Center sets the local standard for corporate meetings, weddings and social events. The Lounge and Bistro 2110 feature a fine selection of beverages and upscale American cuisine to tempt your palate.

UAACC ambassadors UAACC Ambassador Committee mem- Jeff Danziger . . . . . . . . . . Edward Jones bers include: Investments Donna Vorce . . . . . . . . First Impressions Duff Dyer (Chair) . . . . Willms Financial Gary Bast . Gary Bast Insurance Agency Network Deborah Taylor . . . . . . . The MacIntosh Corlene Adams Company Marie Anthony . . . . . . . Realtor/Jeweler Ross Bagby . . . . . . . . . . . . Toastmasters

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Jerry Schwan . . . . . . . . . . . Tom & Jerry Auto Service Molly Pensyl . . . . . . . . Upper Arlington Magazine Stephen Graham . . . Yard Solutions, Inc. Erica Sycks . . . Nightingale Home Care Karen Hamilton . . . . . . . . . . . . UAACC

I was pleasantly surprised when a female student assisted me with starting a list for interested participants resulting in 23 names. Project So Loved desperately needs enough sewing machines for several volunteers to produce more gift items. The youths will learn basic sewing and design skills that they can use for their personal use. It also helps provide students with a sense of creating a gift that keeps on giving, sharing the spirit of caring to those who need it most. We need sewing machines that are 10-12 years old plus fabric donations, thread and especially stuffing for the pillows. Please feel free to call Ms. Clark at 614732-0610.

Upper Arlington Area Chamber of Commerce Upper Arlington Area Chamber of Commerce 2152 Tremont Center, Upper Arlington, OH 43221 Phone: 614-481-5710, Fax: 614-481-5711 www.uachamber.org BOARD OF TRUSTEES Officers Don Leach Chair Cathy Miller Vice Chair, Branding and Communications Jason Nordstrom Vice Chair, Business Advocacy Charles Groezinger Vice Chair, Economic Development William Ubbing Vice Chair, Finance Trustees Alberta Burke Eddie Blough Jim Daley Charles Griffith Jim Hyre Colleen Krupp Theodore Lach Tony Macaluso Heidi Nail Doug Ryan Deborah Taylor Donna Vorce Chris Widing Dr. Jeff Weaver UAACC STAFF Becky A. Hajost President Karen L. Hamilton Membership Development Director Reg Warner Chief Financial Officer

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Upcoming Chamber events & networking opportunities First Thursday at The Forum at Knightsbridge

A wonderful opportunity to connect with other chamber members during a delightful evening with complimentary valet service, door prizes, entertainment, food and drinks! When: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 2 Where: The Forum at Knights-bridge, 4590 Knightsbridge Blvd., Columbus 43214 Contact: RSVP requested, but not required. Go to uachamber.org and register online or contact the chamber at 614-481-5710 or admin@ uachamber.org Free to members & their guests. Business professionals interested in joining the Upper Arlington Area Chamber of Commerce are also welcome to join us.

“New” Member Breakfast With important announcements for tenured members, as well.

What to expect from the New Member Breakfast: Learn about benefits of membership and new tiered membership opportunities; Network with other new members; Meet with Chamber staff and volunteers; Find out how you can get involved; Free breakfast. When: 7:45 – 9 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 10 Where: Hyatt Place, 900 Goodale Blvd, Columbus 43212 (in the new Grandview Yard district) Contact: RSVP requested, but not required. Go to uachamber.org and register online, or contact the chamber at 614-481-5710 or admin@ uachamber.org. Free to members & their guests. Business professionals interested in joining the Upper Arlington Area Chamber of Commerce are also welcome to join us.

good company and good music. When: 11:15 a.m.-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 15 Where: University Plaza Hotel, 3110 Olentangy River Rd. Columbus 43202 Contact: Pre-registration required. Go to uachamber.org and register online or contact the chamber at 614-481-5710 or admin@ uachamber.org Registration fee - $25/members $30/nonmembers (includes lunch)

“Ask the Experts”

Professional development seminars address key topics and issues important to your business and provide opportunity to interact with other business professionals addressing same issues. Join us this month as guest speaker Matt Shad, City of UA, provides us with a City of UA EcoHoliday Lunch nomic Development Update. Start the holiday season right. Have a holly When: noon-1:30 p.m.Wednesday, Jan. 12 jolly time being entertained. Enjoy good food, Where: TechColumbus, 1275 Kinnear Road,

UA firm celebrates new facility’s one-year anniversary Herb Gillen Advertising recently held an open house in its new Upper Arlington offices. The firm, founded in 2005 by Herb Gillen, celebrated its one-year anniversary in their offices at 1953 South Mallway Drive in the historic Upper Arlington Mallway District. Gillen purchased the 1100square-foot office condominium in August 2009 and completely renovated the space. The building, built in 1922, was the first commercial structure in Upper Arlington. Herb Gillen Advertising offers design, marketing planning, events and promotions, online marketing and public relations. Gillen can be reached at 614.488.2828. For additional information Upper Arlington City Council member David DeCapua congratulates visit www.herbgillen.com. Herb Gillen at the official grand opening of his advertising offices.

Columbus 43212 Contact: Pre-registration required. Register online or contact the chamber at 614-4815710 or admin@uachamber.org Registration fee - $15/members $20/nonmembers (includes lunch)

EarlyBird Worm Hunt - Friday

Make connections. Get involved. Come network in the morning with members of the Upper Arlington Chamber of Commerce! Meet new people. Maintain relationships. Generate new business. Alternates between Thursday and Friday mornings each month. When: 7:45 – 8:45 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 21 Where: TBD Contact: RSVP appreciated, but not required. Go to uachamber.org and register online or contact the chamber at 614-481-5710 or admin@uachamber.org Free to members and their guests (purchasing food or beverage is optional)

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The Upper Arlington Area Chamber of Commerce welcomes any business to join the Chamber. Please contact Karen Hamilton, membership development director, at Karen@uachamber.org or (614) 481-5710. www.uachamber.org

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