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Hilliard Area Chamber of Commerce

Business Monthly

May 2013

Issue 35

May Chamber Luncheon

Governor Kasich’s Budget and You taxes on income and investment, and increase reliance on taxing consumption and spending. The proposed extension of the sales tax base to include services and transacKeith Lake tions involving intangibles has implications for almost every person, business, and organiza-

tion located, or doing business, in Ohio. The changes in the personal income and severance taxes likewise will impact a wide swath of individuals and the business community. Come and learn how you and your business may be affected. Reservations are required and need to be made by Tuesday, May 14. You may also make your reservation by contacting the Chamber office at 876-7666, or email info@ hilliardchamber.org.

Nominations accepted through May 31 for Renai Award The mission statement for Hilliard Women in Business: Women dedicated to the inspiration, education, support and celebration of the personal and professional success of other business women. The Renaissance is a period in time which has been known for its great intellectual, social and artistic pursuits.  Taken literally, it was a time of rebirth.  It has given his-

tory some of its greatest minds and contributions in many fields, which are still being felt 500 years later.   In today’s ever-changing world, we feel that the contributions of women in business exemplify the multifaceted talents and interests of many of those figures.  The talents necessary to achieve success within the workplace, making positive contributions to the

communities we serve and maintaining balance within our lives are far more difficult than at any point in history.  As such, we would like to accept nominations for the Renai Award.   The qualified candidate will be in her current business or industry for a minimum of two years, has a history of giving back to the Hilliard community and be a member of the Hilliard Area Chamber of

Commerce. The selection committee will also be looking for any recognitions or awards she has received related to her business or industry. Nominations must be sent to the Hilliard Area Chamber of Commerce by May 31, 2013. The award presentation will take place at our June 19 luncheon. See the nomination form on our website, hilliardchamber.org.

Save the Date: June 19 We have been having excellent attendance at our Hilliard Women in Business meetings. Put June 19 on your calendar to attend the next meeting as more details will follow in the June newsletter. We will be announcing the winner of our Renai Award at this meeting.

Tee It UP on June 17!

Have you ever wanted to play Heritage Golf Club? Now is your chance to play in a scramble format golf outing at this private club! Bring your clubs, clients, friends, family, etc to play in this fun outing! Each year we have a great group of people who come to play this Pete Dye designed course. Lunch and a buffet grilled dinner will be provided in addition to great skill holes to win prizes. There will also be a Bloody Mary and shrimp station. Sign up early as we have sold out in previous years. The form is on our on our website. See you at the course!

Spaces available to sponsor a hole or tee box

Check out our website for events: www.hilliardchamber.org

The Hilliard Area Chamber of Commerce and the Columbus Young Professionals Club (CYP CLUB) are collaborating to find the Best Places to Work for Young Professionals in and around Columbus. We are enlisting the help of the 18,000+ YP members and our various Columbus networks to fill out a brief nomination survey and assist the selection review committee. It should take no longer than five minutes to complete and consists of eight required questions and one optional question. The survey will close at 6 p.m. on May 9, 2013. You may access the survey on our website, hilliardchamber.org.

Connect at Nasty’s on May 23!

Food, special drinks, meeting new people, connecting you to others — the perfect recipe for a Business After Hours! The host will be Nasty’s Sports Bar & Grill, 4561 Scioto Darby Road from 5 to 7 p.m. We value our chamber members and want to provide fun opportunities for you and your colleagues to socialize in a casual environment. Do you have a prospective member that you want to invite? Please do! We want to share the chamber connections events with the community!

Lunch & Learn series with ThisWeek Community News The Hilliard Area Chamber of Commerce and ThisWeek Community News invite you to an informal luncheon to learn of new ways to promote your business with Cindy Marks, Digital Specialist, with the Dispatch Digital network. This will be an open forum to discuss marketing strategies with fellow business owners. Get advice from industry specialists! When: Thurs., May 23 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Where: Rooster’s, 5225 Nike Station Way, Hilliard, OH 43026 Why: Discuss marketing opportunities for 2013 There is no cost to attend this event. Please RSVP by Friday, May 17 to hkritter@thisweeknews.com.

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We still have available spaces to sponsor a hole or tee box for our upcoming golf outing. The cost is $100 and includes a sign with your logo (at the hole or tee box), listing in the program and newsletter and a listing on the Chamber website. The sponsorship form is on our website. We hope to see your name on the course!

Is the business you work for one of the best places to work for YPs?

Nasty’s is located at 4561 Scioto Darby Road.

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On Friday, May 17, please join us for lunch at 11:30 a.m. at the Heritage Golf Club. Keith Lake, Vice President, Government Affairs at Ohio Chamber of Commerce, will be our speaker to share the impact of Governor Kasich’s proposed budget on businesses. House Bill 59 (HB 59) is the legislation for Ohio’s state budget for the 2014 and 2015 fiscal years. It represents Gov. John Kasich’s proposed state budget for the next two years. The bill proposes to reduce


Hilliard Area Chamber of Commerce Business Monthly BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

CHAIR’S PERSPECTIVE

Ohio Business College showcases dental assisting program Ohio Business College (OBC) is proud to provide career training and education to students in the Columbus area at our new location, 4525 Trueman Blvd., in Hilliard. Our new campus hosts a variety of programs for students seeking to learn new skills and enhance their career opportunities. OBC offers business, medical administrative assistant and computer support degrees and medical assisting and dental assisting diploma programs. For this month’s business spotlight, Ohio Business College showcases our dental assisting diploma program, accredited by the State Board of Career Colleges and Schools and the Ohio State Dental Board. The OBC Hilliard campus features a newly equipped dental assist-

and assistance ing lab, along with with professional bright, clean classnetworking. Adrooms and experiditionally, OBC enced, knowledgeoffers continuing able instructors. career trainStudents who enter ing courses and the dental assisting workshops to diploma program enhance the will be educated Dental Assisting in all aspects of diploma, coverthe profession, ing topics such as including training Coronal Polishin chairside and ing, Dental Aslaboratory proceOBC Dental Assisting student Erika J. sisting Radiology, dures, adjunctive Horne, who is perfecting her skills in and Monitoring patient care, OSHA OBC’s dental lab. Nitrous Oxide/ and HIPPA guideOxygen Minimal lines, sterilization Sedation. Services Department protocol, infection Ohio Business College assists graduates with control, and dental office is currently accepting securing employment in management. applications for sumthe dental field. Daytime students who mer enrollment. Visit Ohio Business College enter OBC’s Dental AsOhioBusinessCollege. encourages graduates sisting diploma program edu to apply online, like to continue building will have the opportunity us on Facebook at www. upon their education to graduate in as little as facebook.com/Columwith free review sessions nine months, or onebusOBC, or call (614) for State and National year for students who 891-5030 to speak with Certification Exams, use attend evening classes. an admissions represenof the lab facilities for Upon completion of the tative today! perfecting hand skills, program, the OBC Career

Taste of Hilliard & Business Expo announces attending restaurants We are starting to make great progress on this event to be held on Wednesday, August 14 at the Makoy Center from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. We will feature our area restaurants and our businesses at the same time. Restaurants who have already committed to being there are: Ange’s Pizza, Average Joe’s Pub and Grill, Car-

rabba’s Italian Grill, Dal Fornos, Domino’s Pizza, Firehouse Subs, Flyers Pizza & Subs, Heritage Golf Club, Jet’s Pizza, Kitamu Coffee, Makoy Center, Mill Run Gardens & Care Center, Old Bag of Nails, Outback Steakhouse, Reception House at Raymond Memorial by Schmidt’s, Roadhouse Wings and Grill, Rusty

Bucket-Dublin, Tequila Mike’s, The Goat and The Olive Tree Café. Businesses will be able to reserve their booths Wednesday, August 14 in June. at the Makoy Center We are pleased to from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. announce the co-chairs for this event, Shawn McCabe of McCabe PrintWorks and Jill Gerschutz of Credit Union of Ohio.

Learn more about the 2014 China trip! We will be having an information night on Wednesday, June 5 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Heritage Golf Club, 3525 Heritage Club Drive to share more details about the trip to China. Have you ever wanted to see The Great Wall, The Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, and much more? Join us as we travel to China from March 22-30, 2014 to see the cities of Beijing, Suzhou, Hangzhou and Shanghai. The cost is $2,400 for members and $2,600 for non-

members, based on double occupancy. The cost includes a round trip coach ride from Hilliard to New York; round trip airfare from JFK; 4- and 5-star hotel accommodations; three full meals daily; English speaking guides; admission to sightseeing venues on itinerary; all taxes/fees and baggage handling. This trip is open to anyone who wants to go so talk to your family, friends and colleagues

to take this trip of a lifetime! Interested? Contact the chamber office at (614) 876-7666.

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Work together for success In high school I dreaded the words “group project”. For me it meant being grouped with kids I probably didn’t know very well (and maybe disliked), the project would be out of my control, and I would be graded on the effort of others. I have a very different perspective now. I have learned Shawn McCabe that a successful group effort can yield results far beyond the abilities of an individual. The success of the group will inherently bring success to the group’s members. There are several things that contribute to a group’s success but I think the most important one is shared commitment and contribution to a common goal. Your Chamber’s goal is to encourage the growth of existing industries and businesses while giving assistance to any new firm(s) or individual(s) seeking to locate in the Hilliard area. Our purpose is to advance the economic, industrial, professional, cultural, and civic welfare of the Hilliard area and its citizens. There are many ways for you as a member to show your commitment and contribute to your Chamber’s success. Simply by attending the events is a huge show of support. Volunteer for an event or be on the planning committee. Go a step further and take advantage of advertising and sponsorship opportunities. Last but not least contribute your ideas. The Board of Directors is constantly looking for ways to add value to your membership and it’s important for us to know what is valuable to you. We have some exciting things planned for the rest of the year but we are always looking for new ideas. Our Chamber is strongest when our members are active and contributing. Teamwork makes the dream work.

MEMBER BRIEF Bike Safety Day

Credit Union of Ohio located at 5500 Britton Pkwy. in Hilliard is hosting Bike Safety Day on Saturday, May 18 from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bring your bike for a tune-up, enjoy obstacle courses, prizes, face painting, music, food and more!

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