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GROVE CITY AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

BUSINESS MONTHLY Moving Forward, Making a Difference

June 2011

Issue 1

Stormy weather fails to dampen Taste of Grove City and Expo

The third annual Taste of Grove City and Business Expo was a success.

An early-spring thunderstorm could not dampen enthusiasm for the third annual Taste of Grove City and Business Expo, presented by the Grove City Area Chamber of Commerce. On March 23, nearly 900 visitors braved powerful winds and drenching rain to experience some of Grove City’s most prominent businesses and most popular restaurants. The South-Western Career Academy hosted the event, showcasing their state-of-the-art facility and educational programs. This year, more than 100 business and food vendors manned tables, distributed informational materials and give-aways, and offered samples of their cuisine. Door prizes donated by business expo exhibitors ranged from gift cards to floral arrangements to household items. Prizes were raffled throughout the evening. The event was an opportunity for local businesses to present their products and services to a diverse segment of the commu-

The Chamber donated $2,051.06 of the Expo proceeds to the Grove City Food Pantry.

nity. Many exhibitors were firsttime participants. “It was a great experience for us,” said Lori Orta, who owns Christopher Construction Home Improvements LLC with her husband, Victor Orta. “We generat-

Save the Date! Farmers’ Market — July 9 to Sept. 10 Hoops Off Broadway, 3 on 3 Basketball — July 16

Family Fun Day — July 30 Arts in the Alley — Sept. 17 & 18

ed a number of leads at the Expo and secured two, possibly three, remodeling projects. The time and money we invested was minimal for the amount of exposure we received during the event. This is our first year participating in

the Expo, but I know we will do it again next year.” Steven Kinzer, manager of Grove City’s Graeter’s Ice Cream, has seen an increase in sales since See STORMY, page 2

Inside this issue • 3 on 3 Basketball celebrates community spirit • Why joining the Chamber is a business investment

• Focus on Business: ADPRO.org, Inc. • Upcoming Chamber events • Buy local at the Farmers’ Market • And much more

Visit the Grove City Area Chamber of Commerce online at www.gcchamber.org www.gcchamber.org

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Director’s view

Grove City Business Monthly will promote area businesses The Grove City Area Chamber of Commerce is a professional organization serving as the collective voice of the business community. We also play an important role in enhancing the quality of life for Grove City residents. The Grove City Business Monthly will give the Chamber a platform in which to promote businesses in the Grove City area, and inform Grove City residents of the many programs the Chamber presents throughout the year. This issue is the first to be published monthly, and will accompany ThisWeek Grove City Record the third Thursday of each month. It will also appear each month on our website at www.gcchamber.org. Of all we do, supporting and promoting our members is our highest priority. We are a very active chamber, and provide our members with many opportunities to showcase

their businesses to the community. We promote their ribbon-cuttings, grand openings and networking events. We bring valueadded benefits to our members, such as reduced health insurance costs, workers’ WILLIAM compensation premiums DIEHL and reduced utility costs. The Chamber plans and organizes Arts in the Alley and the Arts in the Alley Parade, attracting more than 40,000 visitors in September. Each summer, we bring locally grown produce to the historic Town Center during the 10-week Farmers’ Market, and in March, we highlight Grove City’s businesses and restaurants with the Taste of Grove City and Business Expo. Our philanthropic activities include giving large donations to the Grove City Food

Pantry and college scholarships to deserving high school seniors. We are proud of our community. According to the 2010 census, Grove City was second in growth of all Columbus suburbs. The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) projects that Grove City will be the largest Columbus suburb by 2030. Grove City is a vibrant community, attracting new businesses on a regular basis. Through this publication, the Chamber will showcase these businesses to the public. We would like to thank our members for supporting this first issue, and encourage our readers to support their local merchants. To learn more about the Grove City Area Chamber of Commerce, visit our website at www.gcchamber.org. William Diehl is the Executive Director of the Grove City Area Chamber of Commerce.

Stormy weather fails to dampen Taste of Grove City and Expo Continued from page 1 the Expo. “It went tremendously well for us,” said Kinzer. “After the Expo, a local chiropractor purchased 200 pints of ice cream to distribute to his network of businesses and other physicians.” Kinzer added, “We are going to have an awesome summer.” The Chamber would like to thank Kemba Financial Credit Union and Your Neighborhood Networking Group for its sponsorships, as well as all participating vendors. “Because of the incredible support we received from our members and the public, we were able to donate $2,051.06 to the Grove City Food Pantry,” said Bill Diehl, Chamber executive director. The event’s success also hinged on the hard work of Chamber board members Darlene Murphy, Expo chairwoman, Rick Louder, Taste of Grove City chairman, and Jerry Sowers, Expo vice-chair. The fourth annual Taste of Grove City and Business Expo is slated for March 21, 2012.

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Farmers’ Market returns July 9 to Town Center From juicy peaches to homemade jellies and baked goods to fresh-picked tomatoes and corn on the cob, the Farmers’ Market will make it easy to buy local this summer. Beginning on July 9 and running through Sept. 10, The Grove City Area Chamber of Commerce will continue its 22-year tradition of presenting the best of summer’s harvest to the Grove City community. This year, more than 30 vendors will participate from 8 a.m. until noon every Saturday for 10 weeks, rain or shine. The market will operate along Broadway and Park Streets. In addition, the Chamber will host a free Family Fun Day on July 30 behind City Hall, 4035 Broadway, from 8 a.m. until noon. Families can shop the Farmers’Market and then enjoy live entertainment, balloon creations, inflatable toys, face painting and other family-friendly outdoor activities.

Upcoming Chamber events June 21 - Networking Event Location : Citizen's Bank, 2250 Stringtown Rd. Time: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. June 22 - WE: LEAD (Women Executives: Leading, Empowering and Developing) Implementing Smart Financial Decisions in Your Business Presented by Key Bank. Cost $12 Location : Sound Communications, Inc., 3474 Park St. Time:11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

July 9 - Farmers’ Market begins Location : Grove City Town Center Time: 8 a.m. – noon July 16 - Hoops Off Broadway, 3 on 3 Basketball Location : Grove City Town Center Time: Beginning at 9 a.m. July 19 - Networking Event Location: Step Lively Foot and Ankle Center, 3387 Farm Bank Way Time: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Grove City Area Chamber of Commerce mission statement

The Chamber will continue a 22-year tradition of bringing the taste of summer to the Town Center.

Mission: To create a positive environment for the development and success of business. Vision: To be the primary resource for the growth and economic stability of the business community. Objective: To provide and support opportunities for business growth and development.

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Hoops Off Broadway

Event supports Red Cross, GCHS team, Chamber The Grove City Area Chamber of Commerce will host the third annual Hoops Off Broadway, 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament, Saturday, July 16, beginning at 9 a.m. and continuing throughout the day. Hoops Off Broadway is a playground style tournament for boys and girls between the ages of 8 and 17, and is played in the Grove City Town Center. This tournament encourages interaction between young people and adults while raising funds to support the American Red Cross and the Grove City High School Varsity Boys’ Basketball Team. A portion will also go toward programs at the Grove City Area Chamber of Commerce. In 2010, the tournament hosted 48 teams and nearly 200 participants, playing on nine courts. Individual players will coordinate their own teams, with at least three players but no more than four. Each game will be monitored by a referee who will have the authority to call flagrant or intentional fouls as well as handle disputes, possession of the ball and scoring. Registration fee is $100 per team. Local organizations or individuals may participate in our Adopt a Team sponsorship program by paying entry fees for local youth who could not otherwise afford to participate. For more information concerning participation, volunteering and sponsorships, please contact the Chamber office at (614) 875-9762 or visit our website at www.gcchamber.org.

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Hoops Off Broadway

Free-throw competition offers cash, publicity Chamber members have an opportunity to win a cash prize and a front-page feature story in the Grove City Business Monthly by participating in the Business Person’s Free-Throw Challenge. The competition will be part of this year’s Hoops Off Broadway, 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament, Saturday, July 16, in the Town Center. The participant with the most successful free shots out of five wins $100 and free publicity for the competing business or another Chamber member of their choice. Individuals not employed by a local business also may participate for a $100 prize. Competition begins at noon and will take place on nine courts. In case of a tie, challenge players will compete in a final round. One representative from each competing company may participate. Cost to participate in the Business Person’s Free-Throw Challenge is $50.

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WE: LEAD

Program provides networking, support for women Launched by the Grove City Area Chamber of Commerce in 2009, WE: LEAD program is designed to assist and mentor women in the Grove City area, and provide a venue for networking, support and visibility. Bi-monthly luncheon meetings feature speakers who present a variety of topics chosen to benefit women personally and professionally. Chamber Board member Toni VanHorn heads a 12-member committee of women who hold diverse positions in local businesses. The committee is re-

Upcoming WE: LEAD Presentation Implementing smart financial decisions in your business June 22 Sound Communications, Inc. 3474 Park Street 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Cost: $12 (includes a buffet lunch) Call the Chamber to reserve your space, (614) 875-9762 Are you a small-business owner or thinking of starting a business? If so, plan to attend the Chamber of Commerce WE: LEAD (Women Executives: Leading, Empowering and Developing) Program’s luncheon presentation, Implementing Smart Financial Decisions in Your Business. Gina Ricks, an Investment Solutions Specialist with Key Private Bank, will share her ingredients for growing your business

See WE: LEAD, page 7

and establishing a secure financial future. Ricks is responsible for building investment management and trust relationships in the Columbus region as part of Key’s comprehensive wealth manageGina Ricks ment services. Her presentation will include: • Making the most of your money. • Acting big when you are small. • Implementing creative, lost-cost marketing strategies. Ricks joined Key Private Bank with more than 20 years of financial industry experience. She began her career as an institutional bond trader with Central Trust Bank

in Cincinnati, and has managed client roles at Ernst & Young and Prudential Securities. She most recently worked at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, where she specialized in assisting high-net-worth individuals with stock options and restricted stock advice. Ricks is currently pursuing her graduate degree in finance at Western Governors University and donates her time to numerous charitable interests and networking groups, including Special Olympics, Columbus State Community College and Key 4 Women. Men, non-chamber members and nonbusiness owners are also welcome to attend this luncheon. Ricks’ direct line is (614) 460-3437.

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Chamber members are eligible for discounted electricity, gas The Grove City Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that we can save you money! All Grove City Chamber members, not working out of a private residence, are eligible for reduced electrical and natural gas costs, due to our new agreement with Volunteer Energy and First Energy Solutions. These two companies have joined forces, offering discounted electricity and natural gas rates to business and commercial customers within the AEP Central Ohio market. Chamber members can save up to 10 to 20 percent or more on the cost of electricity and natural gas, while homepage. their service and billing stays exactly May 2013. Even if AEP rates increase, your Many businesses have already enthe same. rolled in order to cut costs, so don't Eligible companies will pay between rates will stay the same. Signing up is easy. Simply fill out delay. 6.35 cents and 7.29 cents per kilowattStart saving today! hour for their electricity, now through the enrollment form located on our

For additional information and frequently asked questions, please visit the Grove City Area Chamber of Commerce homepage at http://gcchamber.org.

WE: LEAD Continued from page 6 sponsible for selecting topics and securing speakers and venues for each event. “WE: LEAD invites business women from all walks of life to attend our events,” says Van Horn. “Women who want to start a business, grow their client base or simply improve the quality of their work and personal lives will benefit from our organization.” Since its inception, topics have included financial planning, social networking, women’s health and Golf 101. Meetings are typically held in a classroom style venue and include a catered lunch. Depending on the topic presented, men occasionally attend, but are always welcome. Cost ranges from $12 to $20 depending on speaker and venue. For more information, contact the Chamber office at (614) 875-9762. Key Bank is a proud corporate sponsor of WE: LEAD.

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New Chamber of Commerce members

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614-846-2826 8740 Orion Place, No. 220 Dugan & Meyers Patrick Wells www.dugan-meyers.com Columbus, OH 43240 Established in 1935, Cincinnati-based Dugan & Meyers Construction Co. has completed quality projects with integrity and professionalism for more than 70 years. Our reputation as a firm of professional contractors is further enhanced by pride in workmanship and excellence in every project. 614-991-5797 3395 McDowell Road Half Price Dry Cleaners Lori Booth halfpricedrycleaners@hotmail.com Grove City, OH 43123 We take pride in our excellent customer service, and provide you with the highest quality of professional dry cleaning. We offer competitive rates for your dry cleaning and laundry services. 614-277-3577 5800 North Meadows Drive Marzetti Distribution Center Joyce Decker http://www.marzetti.com Grove City, OH 43123 Every day, Marzetti's quality products are found on the dinner tables of millions of consumers, as well as in well-known restaurant chains across the country, a fitting tribute to Teresa Marzetti's pioneering Columbus restaurant.

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gBrands is a next-generation building service company. We provide our clients with the newest innovations in the industry with world-class customer service. We’re able to maintain this superior level of service through our unique pro-active management style. We partner with every potential client to create a customized system. 614-273-7962 4183 Parkway Centre Drive Real Living HER Sherol Saxton Mulligan www.realliving.com/sherol.mulligan Grove City, OH 43123 Real Living HER is the largest brokerage in the Real Living family of companies, and operates local offices in Columbus and the Greater Central Ohio region. Real Living HER has over 800 licensed associates in more than 40 local offices. 614-539-0930 3170 Urbancrest Industrial Drive Kram-It Self Storage Zac Zeune www.kramitselfstorage.com Grove City, OH 43123 Kram-It Self Storage is a local, family-owned and operated state-of-the-art self storage facility located in Grove City. We offer FREE 24-hour access, individually alarmed units, 24-hour video surveillance, moving and packing supplies, and a free truck rental with move-in. We have a large range of unit sizes, including climate controlled units.

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New Chamber of Commerce members

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Phone/website/email

Address

614-253-7291 1350 Alum Creek Drive DeVry University – Columbus Campus Amy S. Hall www.devry.edu Columbus, OH 43209 With more than 90 locations nationwide, you can study online, on campus or both, giving you the ability to shape your education to fit your life. Combined with the support of a dedicated faculty and staff, at DeVry University you’re set up to succeed – through graduation and beyond. 614-313-9383 4170 McDowell Road Buckeye Beverage Bay & Fine Wines Rob Ranft rob.ranft@gmail.com Grove City, OH 43123 We are a drive-through beverages store, serving beverages of any kind, including beer and wine. A car wash is attached to the building with the lowest prices in town. We prewash and hand dry your car. 614-582-2785 1883 Kathiwade Grove City Radio Marty Daniels www.grovecityradio.com Columbus, OH 43228 Here at GroveCityRadio.com we are building something different. We are a professional, community-focused Internet-based radio station. Grove City Radio allows you to affordably focus your advertising on customers around the corner. Advertising with us for an entire month is less than the cost of placing a small ad in some of the weekly papers for a couple of weeks. 614-871-1737 4084 Broadway Outsource It Christine Houk outsourceitinc@hotmail.com Grove City, OH 43123 Outsource It, Inc. fulfills small businesses’ accounting and administrative needs on a contract basis, therefore eliminating the increased payroll and benefit-related costs of adding an employee. Services may include accounts receivable, accounts payable, bank account reconciliation, preparation of monthly/quarterly financials, or office support functions.

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Monterey Care Center opened the MacIntosh Heart Health and Rehab Center on Feb. 13

Monterey Care Center opens Heart Health and Rehab Center After months of preparation, including extensive specialty training as well as changes to the physical plant, Monterey Care Center opened its 10-bed in-patient Heart Health Center on Feb. 15. The Center caters to patients with chronic cardiac conditions and/or a recent hospitalization for a cardiac surgery or event. Each patient who enters the program will receive individualized care from a highly skilled cardiac team, as well as a cardiac

transition coach who will support them throughout their recovery stay. “The rehabilitation center is the only center solely focused on patients with hearthealth needs to assist them in achieving their highest level of ‘effective living’ by maximizing cardiopulmonary function, providing education, promoting self-care management and compassionately addressing lifestyle modifications,” states Tricia Zelenak, the Centers Market Development Spe-

cialist. Monterey Care Center, located at 3929 Hoover Road in Grove City, is one of five nursing and assisted living communities that are locally owned and operated by The MacIntosh Company. The cornerstone of the company is a sincere desire to treat people as they would want to be treated. For additional information, please call Tricia Zelenak, (614) 875-7700.

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Guest column

Why you should be a member of your local chamber of commerce Are you a member of your local chamber of commerce? If not, you should be. In case you think I'm being nosy and/or presumptuous, I've been a member of mine since 1997. Community growth only happens when consistent groups, like business, politics, education, the arts, sports, neighborhoods, etc., have a place to state their interests, work out their differences and pull together for the common good. Your local chamber of commerce is the only organization in your community that can create the venue where discussions can be conducted that cut across all of the emotional and ideological boundaries that get

erected over time in a community. “What's the chamber ever done for me?” you might ask. Well, the chamber IS you. Your local chamber JIM isn't part of the local BLASINGAME government; it's a private non-profit organization founded and nurtured by local leaders, just like you. There are hired chamber professionals who staff the office and coordinate the work, but most of what happens in your cham-

ber is attributed to a local citizen who volunteers to help the chamber — and, therefore, the community and marketplace — be all it can be. To paraphrase a great American, ask not what your chamber can do for you, but rather, what you can do for your chamber. I believe being a chamber member is the most important investment I make in my community. And as far as the financial commitment is concerned, I think you'll be surprised, maybe shocked, at how small it is. Reprinted courtesy of Jim Blasingame, editor and writer of The Small Business Advocate Newsletter.

2011-2012 Business Directory promotes city’s quality of life The latest edition of the Grove City Chamber of Commerce Community Profile and Business Directory will be available to businesses and the general public on June 24. This glossy, full-color publication promotes the educational, cultural, recreational and business benefits of living and doing business in our prosperous community. Chamber members will be included in the alphabetical and categorical listings. The Community Profile and Business Directory will be distributed to Chamber members, the Grove City Visitors & Convention Bureau, government offices, medical facilities, realtors, and local libraries.

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Chamber offers its members business development programs The Grove City Area Chamber of Commerce is partnering with Training for Chambers and INDABA Leadership Development Programs to offer Chamber members discounted pricing on leadership and staff development training. INDABA’s Leadership Development eTraining™ Programs are designed to teach leaders and managers techniques and business practices that can be immediately im-

plemented in the workplace. Topics include teambuilding, decision-making, striking a work/life balance, 21 laws of influence for sales and more. Each online course offers flexible learning formats for visual or auditory learners, enhancing the overall results. Online training eliminates the need to rent meeting rooms, pay for travel or have key employees away at crucial times.

Training for Chambers conducts seminars nationwide. Its client list includes Wharton School of Business, Texas A & M University, the U.S. Army, NASA and many others. Courses qualify for continuing education units from the Ohio State University Alber Enterprise Center and are usually tax deductible. For discounted rates and to preview or sample courses, visit www.trainingforchambers.com

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Focus on Business: ADPRO.org Sid Hill, owner of ADPRO.org describes his business as “an ad specialty company on steroids.” ADPRO was established in Grove City in 1997. Hill attributes a good deal of his company’s success to strategizing with clients, and designing promotional marketing campaigns that will create brand identity and attract its clients’ ideal customers. “Our goal is to help our clients become heroes,” says Hill. “That competitive edge is one of our greatest strengths.” ADPRO offers a wide selection of leading products at competitive prices

They specialize in the Spirit and Recognition Industry, imprinting Tshirts and corporate apparel as well as decorating everything from lip balm to Frisbees. ADPRO was commissioned to create the Cheerleading Edition of MONOPOLY® for PARKER BROTHERS and HASBRO. ADPRO recently launched three design concepts new in the award and trophy arena, including a trophy that illuminates from the inside out. that range from corporate apparel to ADPRO’s interactive website allows promotional products that can be im- potential clients to see how their art printed with company logos and other work will look on the promotional items artwork. they are considering.

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More than 55,000 items are available online. Customer service is available by phone Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. or by mail seven days a week. ADPRO’s research staff has access to more than 850,000 different items that can be customized with a logo or message. ADPRO says that there are two different mindsets. One may view promotional marketing as a luxury reserved for booming economic times, but ADPRO helps companies who see the need to reach a wider audience during a re-

cession. These companies use a competitive strategy along with personalized promotional items for either their employees or their customers. A dedicated staff, innovative products, and commitment to customer service helped ADPRO achieve record growth in a difficult economy. “If you are looking for new ideas and fresh concepts to raise your company profile and improve your bottom line, give ADPRO a call,” says Hill. “That’s what we strive to do.” For additional information, please visit www.adpro.org or call (614) 5397515.

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Ingredients • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1·inch cubes • 3/4 cup Lawry’s® Teriyaki Marinade With Pineapple Juice, divided • 2 zucchini, cut in 1/2·inch cubes • 1 red or green bell pepper, cut into 1 - inch pieces • 1 can (8 ounces) pineapple slices, drained and cut into 1 - inch pieces

Directions 1. Place chicken in large resalable plastic bag or glass dish. Add 1/2 cup of the marinade; turn to coat well. Reserve remaining marinade for brushing. 2. Refrigerate 30 minutes or longer for extra flavor. Remove chicken from marinade. Discard any remaining marinade. Alternately thread chicken, vegetables and pineapple onto 8 skewers. 3. Grill kabobs over medium heat 10 to 15 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and vegetables are tender, turning occasionally and brushing with reserved marinade. Tip: If using wooden skewers, soak in water for at least 30 minutes to prevent burning.

Nutrition Information per serving • Low Calorie • Low Fat Calories 23 1, Fat 3g, Protein 29g, Carbohydrates 22g, Cholesterol 73mg, Sodium 1083mg, Fiber 2g

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Free concerts are held Friday & Saturday evenings from 7-8:30 p.m. in Town Center Plaza, on the corner of Park Street & Broadway.

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Visit www.grovecityohio.gov for a full list of summer events and activities. www.facebook.com/GroveCityOhio www.twitter.com/GroveCityOhio

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Grove City Area Chamber of Commerce BOARD OF DIRECTORS Ron Seymour — President, Chair — Arts in Alley & Parade Key Bank — Term: 2011 Joe Barylak — Vice-Chair — Arts in the Alley Berger Medical Center – Term: 2009-2011 Bob Bright — Vice Chair — Parade Morley Parren and Bright — Term: 2011-2013 Rick Brunton – Chair — Ambassador Committee Vice Chair — Auction Committee ERA Real Estate First — Term: 2011-2013 John Dunn – Chair- 3 on 3 Basketball MacIntosh Company — Term: 2011

Networking event Bill Davenport (Bill’s on Broadway), Chuck Hockenheimer (Andrews Bay Photography) and Dan Adams (Servpro) share a laugh at Edward Jones Investments’ networking event on May 17.

Jeff Guminey — Past president Fifth Third Bank — Term: 2011 Mitch Hall — Vice Chair — Arts in Alley WalMart Distribution Center — Term: 2010 – 2012

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Robert Halley – VP Communications Heartland Bank – Term: 2010-2012

Our Facebook page provides us with another avenue for staying in touch with the community. You can join us by visiting our homepage at www.gcchamber.org or Facebook.com/gcchamber. Just click “like” and stay updated on Cham-

Tim Harris — Chairman of Bylaws and Policy Review Hirth, Norris and Garrison — Term: 2011-2013

ber events and city news. View posted photos of our networking events, grand openings and ribbon cuttings. Learn how to join the Chamber and discover the member benefit. Become a Chamber fan and see what is happening in your town.

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Allen Houk — VP Finance Allen R. Houk CPA CMA — Term: 2009-2011

Rick Louder — VP Membership, Chair — Taste of Grove City O’Charley’s — Term: 2009-2011 Charlene McFarland — Co-Chair — Auction Committee WesBanco — Term: 2011-2013 Grant Miller — VP — Education, Chair — SW Leadership Grant J. Miller, CLTC — Term: 2010-2012 Darlene Murphy — President-Elect, Vice-Chair Arts in Alley & Parade, Vice-Chair — Auction Committee Your Neighborhood Realty — Term: 2009-2011 Jerry Sowers, VP — Business Development, Golf Chair Key Bank – Term: 2010 – 2012 Scott Vandegrift – Chair – Farmers’ Market & Family Fun Day GAP – Term: 2011-2013 Toni VanHorn — VP Government Affairs, Chair- WE: LEAD Program Sound Communications — Term: 2010-2012 STAFF William H. Diehl — Executive Director Marilyn Reiner — Director of Membership Services Jennifer Cultice — Director of Chamber Relations Chris Thompson — Membership Services GROVE CITY BUSINESS MONTHLY CONTRIBUTING WRITER Noreen McKenna

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