Hilliard Area Chamber of Commerce
Breakfast with Mike Rosati, CEO of Rosati Windows You have seen his ads on TV— now come and hear his story! Our September meeting will be a breakfast on Friday, Sept. 20 at Heritage Golf Club from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Mike will be sharing how his company was formed, the challenges he has overcome, and the current business climate in central Ohio. Rosati Windows was founded by Mike in 2000. Rosati Windows ranked in the “Inc. 5000: The Fastest Growing Private Companies in America” in 2007 and 2008, while founder Mike Rosati received the 2005 Small Business Leader of the Year Award from the Columbus Chamber of Commerce and was the 2003
Our new website went live in June and there are many new things that our members and the public can now access. Everyone can now pay online for any event that the Chamber is sponsoring. Our event signups are more user-friendly for you! One new addition for all businesses and community members is the Community Calendar. Businesses and residents can add their events on the site such as fundraisers, school events, community meetings that are open to the public, events a business is hosting, etc. There was a need to have all things Hilliard in one place and the new website provides our community to access that information. Go to www.hilliardchamber.org to see the improvements!
Manufacturing Award Winner for South Central Ohio and Kentucky Region in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year program. The company has also earned Consumers’ Choice Awards, Angie’s List Super Service Awards, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry ACE Awards for Achievement in Consumer Excellence, and the Business Integrity Award from the Better Business Bureau of Central Ohio. This breakfast is being sponsored by Mill Run Gardens and Care Center. The cost is $14 for members and $16 for the public. Please RSVP via the website or by calling the chamber office at (614) 876-7666.
People’s Choice Awards for the Taste The fourth annual Taste of Hilliard & Business Expo was held at the Makoy Center on August 14. Around 1000 people attended the three hour event and the feedback about the event from those who had booths and those who attended has been electric. The public had the opportunity to vote for their favorite food and the results were: • Best Appetizer: Heritage Golf Club – Seared Scallops •B est Entrée: Carrabba’s Italian Grill – Chicken Bryan • Best Pizza: Jet’s Pizza - Pizza •B est Dessert: Crumbz Cakery – Mini Cupcakes
Thank you to the committee, including Co-Chair, Jill Gerschutz of Credit Union of Ohio and Co-Chair Shawn McCabe of McCabe Printworks who planned the event and to our awesome volunteers!
Upcoming China trip information night set for Tuesday, Sept. 17 We have many people now signed up to go and see the cities of Beijing, Suzhou, Hangzhou and Shanghai! We will be having another information night on Tuesday, Sept. 17 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Heritage Golf Club, 3525 Heritage Club Drive. The cost for the trip is $2,400 for members and $2,600 for non-members, based on double occupancy. More information is on our website, www.hilliardchamber.org, or contact the chamber for more informa-
tion at (614) 876-7666 or email info@ hilliardchamber.org
CHAMBER OFFICERS AND STAFF Officers: Chair: Shawn McCabe, McCabe PrintWorks Vice Chair: Don Nixon, Creative Spot
A new website for HACC and Community Calendar
Treasurer: Keith Lewis, Jones, Cochenour & Co. Staff: Libby Gierach, President/ CEO
Jess Woolley, Administrative Assistant Email: info@hilliardchamber. org for list of Board
CALENDAR OF EVENTS Morning Business Network Exchange Friday, September 13 Chick-fil-A 1988 Hilliard Rome Road 8 to 9 a.m. China Information Night Heritage Golf Club Tuesday, September 17 3525 Heritage Club Drive 6 to 7:30 p.m. Chamber Breakfast Heritage Golf Club Friday, September 20 3525 Heritage Club Drive 8 to 9:30 a.m.
AussieFIT Business After Hours on Thursday, Sept. 19 Mate, it’s about time to go and check out the happenings at AussieFIT, located at 3644 Fishinger Blvd. in Mill Run! Come and connect with others on Thursday, September 19 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Come and enjoy some beverages and great food, check out the great facility, and maybe you’ll even be able to play a didgeridoo! You can RSVP on the website!
The Hilliard Area Chamber of Commerce presents
March 22-30, 2014
2,400 for Hilliard Chamber members / $2,600 for non-members, based on double occupancy
Featuring Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou & Suzhou
INFORMATION DATE September 17th & October 15th: 6:00-7:30pm Heritage Golf Club • 3525 Heritage Club Drive, Hilliard Your trip includes: • Round trip motorcoach from Hilliard to NYC • Round trip airfare from JFK • 4&5 Star Hotel Accommodations • Three Full Meals Daily • Admission to Sightseeing per Itinerary Trip is sponsored by the Hilliard Area Chamber of Commerce Questions? 614.876.7666 • www.hilliardchamber.org
Hilliard Area Chamber of Commerce Business Monthly
Continue to reduce the amount you pay to the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Even with the recent dividends issued by the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation back to the hard-working employers of Ohio, your organization should still consider evaluating participation in an alternative rating program now for the 2014 policy year to further increase your savings. Through our workers’ compensation third party administrator, CompManagement, Inc., your organization can see how participation in a program will impact your costs as well as how these programs can be stacked together to achieve the maximum savings available for your organization. • Group Rating Program: Upfront discounts typically range between 15 percent to the maximum discount available from the Ohio
Bureau of Workers’ Compensation which for policy year 2013 was 53 percent. • Group Retrospective Program: Retrospective refunds typically range between 25 – 50 percent; this program may be a good alternative discount program for companies that may not be eligible for Group Rating but have an individual premium over $15,000 and a focus on safety, emphasis on transitional duty and other cost containment strategies. • Stacking Options: Add on participation in Destination Excellence (1 – 3 percent), Drug Free Safety Program (4 – 7 percent), $15k Medical Only Program, and Safety Council performance bonus (2 percent) when participating in Group Rating. If participating in
Group Retrospective Rating, add on Destination Excellence (1 – 3 percent) and Safety Council participation discount (2 percent). Already participating in a program and want more than a projection of savings that may actually be producing higher premiums than necessary? CompManagement’s unique approach to Group Rating and Group Retrospective Rating has helped thousands of employers receive substantial premium reductions. Take this free, no-obligation opportunity to explore your options for 2014 before automatically renewing with your current provider. Simply contact CompManagement at (800) 825-6755, select option 3 and speak to a customer support representative.
ARC Industries helps companies stay on budget Managing labor costs is one of the biggest challenges of running a successful business in today’s just-in-time business climate. To stay competitive, you might have considered outsourcing your operation-particularly jobs that involve repetitive or methodical tasks such as kitting, assembly, promotional packaging, shrink wrapping, sorting and labeling. It’s hard to find motivated, reliable workers to perform these tasks. We would like to share with you a little-known resource that such prominent organizations as Simpson Strong-Tie Company,
Inc. and The Ohio State University Extension/4-H Youth Development employ in their quest to stay on top in a competitive world: ARC Industries For more than 50 years, ARC Industries has helped companies like yours get products to market on time and on budget we are the silent partner in the success of hundreds of enterprises. We can mobilize more than 1,200 workers
NEW MEMBERS Sneak a Peek Heidi Sawchuk 3996 Main Street Hilliard, OH 43026 (614) 951-9051 www.sneakapeek4d@ gmail.com Sneak a Peek is a 3D/4D prenatal elective ultrasound studio and baby boutique offering a theater style environment, where the entire family can enjoy unbelievable images of your
unborn baby. Tequila Mike’s Mike Morales 5414 Roberts Rd. Hilliard, OH 43026 (614) 767-8823 www.tequilamikes.com Located in the plaza off of Roberts Road, our mission is to have the freshest food, the most unique drinks and a vivacious staff to accommodate your needs.
and 150,000 square feet of production space to collate, assemble, salvage, label, staple, seal, package, bag, and box your products. For your convenience, we operate out of four production facilities strategically located in the north, south, east and west areas of Franklin County. ARC Industries will also bring supervised work crews to your job site. If you know businesses that can use our services, please pass along our name, or even better have them give us a call at (614) 475-7007.
Check out our website: www.hilliardchamber.org
Back to school lessons
Hopefully by now those of us with kids have recovered from the shock of transitioning our lives from the summer schedule to the school year schedule. While coping with this transition and contemplating this article I realized that there are a lot of lessons for us as adults to learn from the Shawn McCabe back to school experience. Heading back to school lets you reconnect with old friends and start making new ones. If you haven’t been active in the Chamber lately there is no better time to get involved and reconnect with old contacts. There are so many opportunities it’s hard to list them all! From the monthly luncheons and morning network exchange to the special events and business after hours, it’s pretty easy to get involved. Since the Chamber is always bringing in new members it’s an easy way to meet new people and expand your network. As our kids enter the next grade level they start to learn new things and grow as individuals. By being an active Chamber member you are exposed to people and resources you may never have known. The various events and programs the Chamber organizes cover a huge range of relevant business topics. Even if the topic is something you’ve heard before, it gives you an opportunity to augment your knowledge or introduce a fresh perspective. By getting involved as an event volunteer or on a planning committee you can grow as an individual. If our kids take advantage of all the opportunities available to them at school they are assured a bright future. Hopefully they inspire us to take advantage of all the opportunities available to us as Chamber members.
Member anniversaries The Chamber would like to recognize our members who have continually supported the purpose of the chamber and its activities. The following members have invested in the chamber for ten or more years as of September, 2013: 24 years: Thomas S. Rankin, D.D.S. – Tom Rankin, 19 years: Coles & Associates LLC, CPA’s – Laura Coles, 15 years: Comfort Suites – Tyrone Morton, 13 years: Central Ohio Transit Authority – Belinda Taylor, 11 years: Wellington Village – Valerie Amick
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