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Upper Arlington Area Chamber of Commerce

Business Monthly The Power to Make a Difference

August 2012

Issue 50

19th Annual Taste of UA successful despite the rain In 1993, the Upper Arlington Area Chamber of Commerce started a small food festival designed to showcase the food of area restaurants. Nineteen years later, the Taste of UA is one of the areas most successful summer festivals. To kick off the festival, Paula Brooks, president of the Franklin County Commissioners presented Chamber president, Becky Hajost with the Commission’s President’s Award honoring the Chamber for showcasing the city’s great restaurants, food vendors and businesses at an annual event that is free, open to the public and family friendly. With 121 vendors, the Buckeye Mobile Tour, the Ohio Machine, and the Bier Garten, even the rain couldn’t dampen the success of the Taste. Thirty-three restaurants and food-related vendors served a variety of food to attendees, while area businesses and organizations showcased their goods and services. Even with darkening skies looming, UA residents still came out to support the event. “I was just amazed at the level of attendance even

Celebrity Judges at the Taste of Upper Arlington get ready to dig in. Pictured from left: Doug Ryan, Board Chair, Douglas Real Estate; Frankie Hejduk, Columbus Crew; Janet Boissy, Indus Hotels, Shawn Ireland, Shawn Ireland Show; Debbie Johnson, City Council; Christine Taylor, Director, UA Public Library; Staci Headings, Hampton Inn Suites; Brian Sirak, “Citizen Judge”; Jeffery Weaver, Superintendant Upper Arlington Schools. though the forecast was not in our favor this year. I heard such favorable feedback from our members who participated in the Taste. They were so grateful to the UA community for coming out and supporting them,” said Debbie Segor, Chamber membership director. “This event would not be as successful as it is without the help of our sponsors, member and community volunteers and those businesses who participated in the

“Our volunteers where event and everyone who amazing this year attended the especially since many event. Our of them worked through volunteers where amazthe rain to help our ing this year vendors with whatever especially since many of they needed.” them worked — BECKY HAJOST through the Chamber President rain to help our vendors with whatwho provided games and ever they needed,” says inflatables at the Taste. Hajost. IMG help to promote the The Chamber partTaste event to a much nered with IMG and the larger audience by airing Buckeye Mobile Tour See TASTE page 2

2012 Award Winners People’s Choice Award:

Paula Brooks (center), president of the Franklin County Commissioners presented Chamber president, Becky Hajost (right) with the Commission’s President’s Award honoring the Chamber for the Taste of UA. Cindy Vaughan (left) was also there for the presentation, her company Vaughn Music Studios sponsored the music at the Taste of Upper Arlington.

#1 The Original Goodie Shop #2 Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams #3. Leslie’s Creperie

Inside this issue Thank you volunteers. . . . . . . . 2 2012 Taste of UA winners. . . . . 3

Appetizer

Entrée

Dessert

#1 The Wine Bistro Braised Veal Meatball

#1 Nicola Restaurant Pasticcio Di Melanzane

#1 Caffe’ DaVinci Gelato

#2 Mojo TaGo The Mojodilla

#2 City Barbeque Signature beef brisket on buttery Texas toast topped with sweet vinegar slaw

#2 Schakolad Chocolate Factory Gelato

#3 The Rusty Bucket Sliders

# 3 Dave’s Dogs & More Chicken Gyro

#3 Leslie’s Creperie Lemon Cream w/ Fresh Blueberry Crepe

Look inside to see photos of all the winners!

Calendar of Events . . . . . . . . . . 4 New members. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Your Legal Questions Answered. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Business briefs . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 And more … Visit the Chamber at

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TASTE Continued from page 1 30 second commercials about the event on the radio station 97.1 The Fan. “I had so many of our members come up to me to say that they heard the radio ads on 97.1. We even had vendors who called us the day before the Taste to try to partic-

ipate. The radio spots where so helpful in promoting the Taste to a much larger audience. And it’s always amazing to see what the Buckeye Mobile Tour has to offer. I saw so many children and parents around the OSU inflatables and games. Everyone seemed to be having so much fun,” said Hajost.

The Chamber would like to thank the 2012 Taste of UA Committee for their help and support in making the 19th annual Taste of UA such a success. Committee members included chair, Charlie Groezinger, Janet Boissy, Edie Blough, Andy Schmidt, Doug Ryan, Susan Toothman, Donna

Vorce, Tom Large, Chris Miller, Chip Ashby, Dave Clough, Chris Guglielmi, Kelli Hastings, Susan Ozmeral and Michelle Rapp. We would also like to thank Dennis Pachner of Landmark Survey Group, Inc. who along with Charlie Groezinger helped mark and paint the event field.

Thank you to Yard Solutions for providing the fencing to create an even larger Bier Garten. Special acknowledgments go out to St. Agatha Catholic Church for partnering with the Chamber and for letting the Chamber use their eagle as part of the Bier Garten.

Volunteers help support the Taste of UA The Upper Arlington Area Chamber of Commerce would like to extend a large thank you to our excellent volunteers. Every year volunteers from the community and Upper Arlington High School help with a variety of tasks on the day of the Taste. A group of volunteers arrived early the morning of the event to help set up tables, chairs, trash cans and recycling bins. A second set of volunteers arrived in the afternoon to empty trash and recycling and help tear down tables and chars. “Even during the rain storm, our volunteers where running around to help vendors tear down their booths, and some of the volunteers went above and beyond to help vendors take their supplies back to their cars. Many of our volunteers are high school students, and I was amazed with the students who stayed and braved the rain to help us,” said Becky Hajost, Chamber president. “It’s all about community for me. Rain, snow,

sleet or heat, we work together during and after. When you have a storm like the one we had last Thursday, it really shows character and teamwork, and it’s that kind of teamwork it takes to build a community,” said resident Beljeania Elaine Berry. “We depend on our volunteers to help us stage the Taste. Many of our Chamber members help and so do many people from the commu-

nity. We even get repeat community volunteers who just love to help at the Taste. From selling raffle tickets to emptying trash, our volunteers do the big tasks and the small tasks. We are so grateful for their support and all of the hard work that they put in to help us make the Taste such a great event. At the end of the day, it’s about the vendors and the attendees having a great experience,” says Hajost.

THANK YOU The Upper Arlington Area Chamber of Commerce would like to thank the following volunteers who helped make the 2012 Taste of UA such a success: Marie Anthony Chip Ashby Christy Bell Joe Bevan Edie Blough Janet Boissy Eric Brown Taylor Buhrts Sunita Byg Becky Converse Jeff Danziger Geoffrey Dickhaut Shasha Evers Kevin Fix Bernard Friedman Jonathan Greentree Christina Griffith Peter Hahn Kelli Hastings

Ben Higginotham Jim Hyre Julia Klebe Janet Knab Mary Knab Kyle Konicki Tim Lark Clark Lorrain Tony Macaluso Rachel Mackenzie Will McKenzie Soya Mieth Conner Miles Cory Miles Chris Miller Andy Mills Caroline Mollman Julie Olds Susan Ozmeral

Hannah Peale Courtney Peters Marlene Rapp Parker Rapp Steve Roeder Doug Ryan Jack Salvato Andy Schmidt Grant Schneider Kaira Schneider Chris Scott Clayton Toothman Susan Toothman Dillon Treglia Greg Valentino Donna Vorce Mark Weston Kathy Wu

LEFT: Volunteers Chris Scott and Susan Ozmeral. ABOVE: Volunteers set up landscaping


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TASTE OF UPPER ARLINGTON

Congratulations appetizer winners

Left: First place, The Wine Bistro, 1750 W. Lane Avenue, UA 43221. Above: Second place, Mojo Tago, location varies, www.mojotago. com. Right: Third place, Rusty Bucket, 1635 W. Lane Avenue, UA, 43221.

Congratulations entreĂŠ winners

Left: First place, Nicola, 4740 Reed Road, Columbus 43220. Above: Second place, City BBQ, 2111 W Henderson Rd., Columbus, 43220. Right: Third place, Dave’s Dogs and More, location varies, www. davesdogsandmore.com.

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TASTE OF UPPER ARLINGTON

Congratulations dessert winners

Left: First place, Caffé DaVinci, 3080 Tremont Road, UA 43221. Right: Second place, Schakolad Chocolate Factory, 3219 Tremont Road, UA 43221. Below: Third place, Leslie’s Creperie, location varies, www. lesliescreperie.com.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS Ask the Experts

Join us as speakers Rob Maccabee, Payex, and Kathleen Gill, The Publishing Group, discuss magnetizing new customers and building loyalty for your local business Tech Columbus, 1275 Kinnear Rd., Columbus, OH 43212 Wednesday, September 12, 12 to 1:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required, $15/ members $20/non-members (includes lunch)

UA Chamber After Hours

Join the UA Chamber for adult beverages, appetizers, and corn hole games. Come for networking, prizes and fun. Upper Arlington Area Chamber of Commerce, 2152 Tremont Center, Upper Arlington, OH 43221 Thursday, September 13, 6 to 8 p.m. Pre-registration is appreciated but not required $10/members $15/nonmembers

Afternoon Business Network Exchange

Make connections. Get involved. Afternoon lunch networking with business professionals. Fun, food and connections! The Forum at Knightsbridge, 4590

Knightsbridge Blvd., Columbus, OH 43214 Wednesday, September 26, 12 to 1:30 p.m. Pre-registration required, $12/members $15/non-members

UA Chamber After Hours

Join the Upper Arlington Area Chamber members for networking, food, and drinks. All are welcome. Royal Ginger Asian Fusion Bistro, 1625 West Lane Ave., Upper Arlington, Oh 43221 Thursday, October 4, 2012, 6 to 8 p.m.

Afternoon Business Network Exchange

Make connections. Get involved. Afternoon lunch networking event with other business professionals. Fun, food and connections! Pacific Eatery, 4514 Kenny Rd., Columbus, OH 43220 Wednesday, October 24, 12 to 1:30 p.m. Pre-registration required, $12/members $15/non-members Contact admin@uachamber.org or 614-481-5710 to register for events.

Grand Opening was Tuesday, July 31, 2012 Upper Arlington Chamber of Commerce 2152 Tremont Center

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WELCOME NEW CHAMBER MEMBERS! Amity Care Home Health

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Farmers Insurance

Tony Moore 614-602-3129 www.farmerscolumbus.com 2500 Farmers Dr., Suite 200 Columbus, OH 43235 Farmers Insurance Group is built on a long history of landmark achievements and dedication of service to our customers. Today, we’re the third-largest Property and Casualty insurer in the country.

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Mary Wehner 614-315-2350 2325 Pinebrook Rd. Columbus, OH 43220 doTERRA® (meaning “Gift of the Earth”) essential oils represent the safest, purest essential oils available in the world today. doTERRA’s Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade™ essential oils and essential oil wellness products are sold exclusively through Independent Product Consultants.

The Ellis Company LTD Cole Ellis 614-469-8222 1301 Dublin Rd. Columbus, OH 43215

Gym Marika Trampoline and Tumbling Marika Zahoudt 614-557-5778 www.GymMarika.com 2881 Scioto Darby Executive Ct. Hilliard, OH 43026 Gym Marika Trampoline & Tumbling has been serving Columbus Ohio families from Upper Arlington, Worthington, Powell, Dublin and Hilliard since 2002.

Keller Williams Classic Properties- Braun Cindy Braun www.cindybraun.yourkwagent.com 4321 Latin Lane Columbus, OH 43220 Over 25 years of real estate sales and appraisal experience in Franklin county and surrounding counties.

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Life Saver Lady

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Monro Auto Service

Tony Bellman 614-486-4569 www.monro.com 2845 Tremont Rd. Columbus, OH 43221 Monro’s mission is to provide our customers with superior maintenance and repair services, quality replacement parts, and name brand tires, at affordable prices.

New York Life Insurance Company Richard Early 614-315-1325 3000 Leeds Rd. Upper Arlington, OH 43221

SDG Security Sound Design Group Jim Evans 614-236-1773 www.SDGSecurity.com 5988 E. Livingston Rd. Columbus, OH 43232 SDG Security specializes in custom designed security, communications, and sound systems.

Your Legal Questions Answered

Should I be worried about estate or gift taxes? By BRYAN B. JOHNSON, Attorney at Law Almost everyone who reads this monthly publication certainly wonders if they need to be worried about the new federal and Ohio estate and gift law. This is very complicated legislation and this article is meant only to give a very general overview of some of its more salient items. Most importantly to most people, there are currently no federal or Ohio estate or gift taxes imposed on most transfers to a surviving spouse, and this exemption will continue under these new estate and gift tax laws. Estate taxes are paid from a decedent’s estate, while gift taxes are paid by the person making the gift. There are currently no Ohio estate taxes imposed on estates less than $338,333. Ohio estate taxes are then imposed at a 6% rate for any amounts in excess of $338,333, and at a 7% rate for any amounts in excess of $500,000. For a $500,000 estate this would be $23,600 of Ohio estate taxes. However, Ohio’s current estate tax law is set to expire on December 31, 2012, after which there will be no Ohio estate taxes imposed on

Sun Spot Tanning Salon

John Adams 614-947-0362 www.sunspottan.com 2843 Olentangy River Rd. Columbus, OH 43202 Established in 1984, Sun Spot Tanning Salons are proven leaders in the tanning industry. We are dedicated to giving you the best tanning experience and the desired results that you expect and quite frankly deserve! Our staff is trained and certified by two of the premier tanning training institutes in the country.

Thomas & Marker Construction Co., Inc. Dan Sensenbrenner 614-754-8349 www.thomas-marker.com 2011 Riverside Drive. Upper Arlington, OH 43221 Thomas-Marker offers a myriad of construction-related services tailored to each client’s needs. Services include design/build, construction management, constructor or consulting services.

Trattoria Roma

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estates of any persons who die on or after January 1, 2013. There are currently no gift taxes imposed by the state of Ohio for lifetime gifts of any amounts, and that exemption will continue after December 31, 2012. There are currently no federal estate taxes imposed on estates less than $5.12M. Federal estate taxes are then imposed at a 35% rate for any amounts in excess of $5.12M. For a $6M estate this would be $308,000 of federal estate taxes. However, the current federal estate tax law is also set to expire on December 31, 2012, after which the estate tax rates will automatically convert up to a 55% rate imposed on any amounts in See ESTATE TAXES page 8

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Board of Directors

The Arlington Bank welcomes John Christie The Arlington Bank recently named John Christie as a member of the Arlington Bank Board of Directors. Christie is retired from Worthington Industries where he served as president and chief financial officer until 2008. “We are very pleased to have John Christie join our Board of Directors,” said Tom Westfall, president of the Arlington Bank. “John’s insight and longstanding involvement in the Central Ohio business community will be an invaluable resource in helping guide the bank.” Prior to Worthington Industries, Christie was president of JMAC, Inc., a multi-million dollar investment company owned by John H. McConnell. In addition, from 1983 to 1988, Christie was president of the Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce. He also has served

“We are very pleased to have John Christie join our Board of Directors, John’s insight and longstanding involvement in the Central Ohio business community will be an invaluable resource in helping guide the bank.” — TOM WESTFALL President, Arlington Bank as vice president of Corporate Development for Battelle from 1988 to 1995. Christie has been chairman of the board of directors of Information Dimensions, Inc. and Geosafe Corp., and vice chairman of the Ohio Public Works Commission. In addition he was a former board member of Franklin University, Neoprobe Corporation, and the advisory board of Bank One, Columbus. In the community, Christie

is very active in a variety of organizations. He currently serves as chairman of the Franklin County Convention Facilities Authority and is a member of the board of directors for Citizens National Bank. He also serves on the advisory board of Battelle Memorial Institute Pension Plan, The Fishel Company and the Crane Group. Christie has also been a member and Chairman of the board of trustees of Miami University for two years.

Christie received his Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Miami University of Ohio and his MBA from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. The Arlington Bank, based in Upper Arlington, Ohio, was established in 1999. The bank now features three locations in Upper Arlington and Grandview Heights. The Arlington Bank reported more than $243 million in assets in 2011. The Arlington Mortgage Group, formed in 2007 loaned more than $159 million to customers to buy, build, or purchase their homes or to grow their business in 2011. The Bank was awarded the Entrepreneurial Award for Large Businesses with 31 Plus Employees from the Upper Arlington Chamber of Commerce. Additional information can be found at www.arlingtonbank.com.

The Arlington Bank recently named John Christie as a member of the Arlington Bank Board of Directors.

Upper Arlington student wins Telhio Credit Union Scholarship Telhio Credit Union today announced that Erik McCleary II was awarded a $500 scholarship for the 2012-2013 school year. “As a credit union, we feel it is important that we provide an opportunity for our members and their children to further their education,” said Karen Daniels, Senior Vice President of

Member Services. “It is incredibly inspiring to see how young people are working hard to achieve their goals, and this scholarship program is one way that Telhio can directly help make college more affordable for tomorrow’s leaders.” Erik, who attended Upper Arlington High School, will be attending

Hampton University to study political science, music and space sciences. Telhio Credit Union (www.telhio.org) is a full-service financial institution open to everyone who lives, works, worships or attends school within Franklin County and surrounding communities. When you are a member of

Telhio Credit Union, you own it. Founded in 1934, originally as the credit union for the Columbus Telephone Company, Telhio is a not-forprofit financial cooperative where its members are also its owners. Driven by its philosophy that members come first, Telhio is committed to the highest standards of responsibility and

conduct. Telhio offers a variety of innovative programs, services and products to support its members’ financial needs. Telhio offers seven branching offices throughout central Ohio and nearly 4,000 shared branching locations nationwide. Additionally, Telhio credit union participates

in the highest level of combined federal and private share savings insurance available, insuring deposit accounts up to $500,000.*(Federally insured by NCUA. Additional coverage up to $250,000 provided by Excess Share Insurance Corporation, a licensed insurance company.)


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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 Doug Ryan, Chair Douglas Real Estate, Inc. Edie Blough, Vice Chair, Membership Title First Agency Rich Dumas, Vice Chair, Finance HHH CPA Group Tony Macaluso, Vice Chair, Business Advocacy Macaluso Landscaping Co. Ltd. Wes Newhouse, Vice Chair Economic Development, Newhouse, Prophater, Letcher & Moots Peter Hahn, Vice Chair, Legal Dinsmore & Shohl Don Leach, Outgoing Chair Dinsmore & Shohl LLP Chip Ashby, Chair of Public Relations, Nationwide Insurance Trustees Janet Boissy, Indus Hotels Daniel Casey, Focus Becky Converse, The Forum at Knightsbridge Jeff Danizer, Edward Jones Investments Kathy Gill, 1st Vice Chair, Retail The Publishing Group Chris Graff, Ray Insurance Agency, Inc. Charles Groezinger, SGO Designer Glass Jim Hyre, Hyre & Associates Chris Miller, Asst. Vice Chair, Secretary The Arlington Bank Andy Mills, 1st Vice Chair, Contential Realty Chris Scott, Business Retention, Capital Mediation Roy Smoot, PNC Bank Susan Toothman, Chair Ambassador Re/Max, Premier Choice Realtors Jonathan Varner, Jonathan Varner & Associates Donna Vorce, First Impressions

Home Helpers Ribbon Cutting Left to Right: Deb Dolbow, Doug Ryan, Mike Schadek, Mark Lux, Jennifer Wilkinson, Becky Hajost, Shelley Brown, Rebecca Converse, Robert Brzezinski, Debbie Segor.

Membership brings back Business After-Hours Program The UA Chamber is relaunching the business after-hours program, which is designed to help members meet and build relationships with other like-minded businesspeople. The Chamber strives to deliver programs that provide members with opportunities to increase their visibility and hopefully grow their business. In re-launching the program, which will take place at area restaurants on the first Thursday of the month, the Chamber decided to fold the Upper Arlington Young Professionals group into the program to offer more relationship-building opportunities to area young

SAVE THE DATE The first after-hours event is scheduled on Thursday, September 13 from 6 pm to 8 p.m. at the Chamber’s office, 2152 Tremont Center. The event does not take place on the first Thursday in September because of other scheduling conflicts. This event will include adult beverages, appetizers and corn hole games. professionals. “We felt that there was a greater opportunity to expand the reach of the young professionals group by creating a wider audience in which they can network. We have also changed the timeframe of the afterhours program so that it begins at 6:00 pm as we hope that this later time

will work with member schedules,” says Debbie Segor, Chamber membership director. To kick off the program, the first afterhours event is scheduled on Thursday, September 13 from 6 pm to 8 p.m. at the Chamber’s office – 2152 Tremont Center. The event does not take place on the first Thurs-

day in September because of other scheduling conflicts. This event will include adult beverages, appetizers and corn hole games. “We hope that having an after-hours program that is open to the entire membership will be the start of something that is both fun and useful to our members. By folding the YP group into the business after-hours, I think that we will have an interesting mix of members in attendance. Seasoned professionals and young professionals mixing together is positive for business,” says Segor.

UAACC staff Becky A. Hajost, President Elizabeth Krause, Administrative Event Coordinator Debbie Segor, Membership Director Reg Warner, Chief Financial Officer

Upper Arlington Area Chamber of Commerce Business Monthly Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012 sales director: Doug Dixon

retail sales manager: Laura Hammett

account executive: April Clausi Business Monthly is a special advertising supplement to ThisWeek Community News. 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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Featured Chamber member

Sports Clips Husband and wife team Teressa and Randy Snedegar opened up their Sports Clips location on Lane Avenue in 2011. Randy was already a client when he decided to investigate the possibility of opening up a franchise. He really liked the concept and services and according to Teressa, “it took off from there.” Since they opened their doors, Teressa Snedegar says that “it’s been going well. Upper Arlington really embraced us. Our doors opened and the community just came in. We advertised in the area to let everyone know we were here, and that’s really all that it took.” With seven employees, five of whom have been at the location since the beginning, the concept is to offer men and boys a place that is sports themed and geared toward their hair-care needs. Besides offering precision hair cuts, Sports Clips stylists, known as Guy Smart Stylists, also provide scalp massages, hot steamed towel treatments and neck and shoulder massages all while clients can watch a constant stream of sporting news and events on the numerous TVs located at each styling station and waiting area. Sports Clips also sees its share

of women and girls who usually come in for a simple hair cut or trim as Sports Clips does not provide perms or color services. According to Snedegar, she and her husband joined the Chamber “to get involved in the Upper Arlington community. While my husband and I are from central Ohio, we were not very familiar with Upper Arlington. I thought that joining the Chamber was the best way to get into the community and meet people. “The Chamber gives you tons of avenues for whatever you want to pursue or have time to pursue…I’m now on the retail committee. I’ve been presented with so many different ways to be a part of the community. With as much time as I have available is as much time as I can take advantage of what the Chamber has to offer.” As Sports Clips heads into the fall, they plan to participate in the Help a Hero program which is a fundraiser to provide overseas service members with free

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phone time once a month and on holidays throughout the year. All of the money that the store raises will be donated to help the service members call home. Snedegar is really looking forward to being a part of this program this year. “We weren’t open in time last year to participate in the program so we are excited to contribute to the program this year. Clients will have an opportunity to donate, and I think that this is a cause that everyone can get behind and support,” says Snedegar. “We are also excited that we get too participate in the Taste of UA. As a vendor, I am excited to be a part of the event. The Chamber gives you so many opportunities. We participated in the Community Marketplace event. There are so many different ways the Chamber offers our business exposure within the community.”

For more information about Sports Clips, visit them at www. haircutmenupperarlingtonoh. com. Sports Clips is located at 1291 W. Lane Avenue, Upper Arlington 43221.

excess of $1M. So, the exemption is set to decrease from $5.12M down to $1M, and the tax rate increased from 35% up to 55%. For the same $6M estate in 2013 this would be $2.75M instead of the 2012 amount of $308,000 of federal estate taxes due if the decedent dies on January 1, 2013 instead of on December 31, 2012. There are currently no federal gift taxes imposed on gifts of $13,000 or less per person per year. If you have two children you can make exempt gifts totaling $26,000 ($13,000 each) per year. There are also currently no federal gift taxes imposed on gifts in excess of this amount up to an aggregate lifetime gift amount of $5.12M. Federal gift taxes are then imposed at a 35% rate any amounts in excess of $5.12M. For a $6M gift this would be $308,000 of federal gift taxes. However, this current gift tax law is also set to expire on December 31, 2012, after which the gift tax rates will also automatically convert up to a 55% rate imposed on any amounts

A CLOSER LOOK Ohio’s current estate tax law is set to expire on December 31, 2012, after which there will be no Ohio estate taxes imposed on estates of any persons who die on or after January 1, 2013. There are currently no gift taxes imposed by the state of Ohio for lifetime gifts of any amounts, and that exemption will continue after December 31, 2012. in excess of $1M. For the same $6M gift in 2013 this would be $2.75M instead of the 2012 amount of $308,000 of federal gift taxes due if the gift is made on January 1, 2013 instead of on December 31, 2012. Congress could intercede and enact legislation before the December 31, 2012 expiration date of current federal estate and gift tax rates, but that probably would not occur, if at all, until after the November elections.

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