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Hilliard Area Chamber of Commerce

Business Monthly

November 2013

Issue 41

GO BUCKS! Luncheon set for Nov. 21 Come and join us for the annual GO BUCKS! Luncheon in preparation of the big football game on Nov. 30! This luncheon will be held on Thursday, Nov. 21. We are excited to have Jack Park as our speaker to share his insights and expertise on the Buckeyes, past and present. Jack is a noted football radio personality on Sports Radio 97.1 The Fan and provides insights for ESPN, WBNS-10TV, Big Ten Network, HBO, and NFL Films. He is a best-selling author and columnist and wrote • The Ohio State University Football Vault with afterword by Two-Time Heisman Trophy winner Archie Griffin • The Official Ohio State Football Encyclopedia with foreword by ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit • Ohio State Football...The

The Hilliard Area Chamber of Commerce has partnered with Infintech to offer an exclusive member benefit program to bring members much lower rates through combined group buying power. With lower fees across the board, members get savings that maximizes their profits.

Great Tradition with foreword by Two-Time Heisman winner Archie Griffin Baker & Associates Insurance Agency and Credit Union of Ohio will be sponsoring this luncheon. Reservations are required and

need to be made by Monday, Nov. 18. Remember that this luncheon is on Thursday which is a change from our normal luncheon day. Please RSVP via the website or by calling the chamber office at (614) 876-7666.

The Value of Hilliard Chamber membership — $10,000 worth! One of our new members, The Toasted Oat, just received $10,000 to put toward her new business by acting on information that Hilliard Chamber President/CEO Libby Gierach shared at a networking event! The Business Pitch Competition was part of the Small Business Convention which was held the end of October at the Kalahari Resort in Sandusky, Ohio. The Hilliard Chamber was a cosponsor of this convention. Erika Boll, owner of The Toasted Oat, entered her business into the competition. She had to prepare a video, submit her business plan, and go through different rounds of judging to be one of the four finalists out of 70 businesses who applied. The final night of competition was a 15-minute presentation in front of hundreds of attendees and a panel of four judges who asked tough questions of each of the finalists. The emcee of the event was Jeff Hoffman, co-founder and CEO in the Priceline. com family of companies. The Toasted Oat

Take advantage of lower fees for chamber members with Infintech partnership

ing the information from the Chamber. The Toasted Oat is a gluten-free soft chewy granola which is found in many stores now in Ohio such as Lucky’s Market, Whole Foods, Raisin Rack, Jungle Jim’s, and Heinen’s among others. There are four flavors and the granola is based from Erika’s grandmother’s recipe.

Left to Right: Libby Gierach, President/CEO Hilliard Area Chamber of Commerce; Erika Boll, President of The Toasted Oat and Carole Kelley, DDS, Owner of Hilliard Dental Associates. came in second in the Business Pitch Competition and received a check for $10,000! There was also a People’s Choice Award at the end of the convention and we are excited to announce that The Toasted Oat won that award! Not only is Erika a chamber member, but her mother is also a chamber member, Carole Kelley, DDS of Hilliard Dental Associates. It was Carole who attended our Morning Business Networking Exchange at

Chick-fil-A and related the information to Erika about this outstanding opportunity. The Toasted Oat was the only central Ohio business who applied to the competition. By being a Hilliard Area Chamber of Commerce member and attending events, our members can connect and grow their businesses. You never know what you may learn from other members to propel your business forward. This was truly the definition of a ripple effect by learning and us-

Power of the Program Members enrolled in the program will have access to lower fees, utilizing Cost-Plus Pricing. This transparent pricing model will expose the true costs of processing electronic payments, thus eliminating the potential for “after-the-fact” rate increases by the processor. The processing rate you’re offered through the program will remain the same for the duration of your membership. Program Features Here are just a few of the features you’ll enjoy with this Hilliard Area Chamber of Commerce member benefit program: • Pre-negotiated rates • Transparent pricing model • No unjustified cost increases • No long-term contracts or cancellation penalties • Dedicated, live customer service • Discounts on ancillary products and services How much can YOU save? Contact Myron Rivers at (513) 338-8481 or myron.rivers@infintechllc.com.

Hilliard Area Chamber of Commerce Business Monthly Hollyfest Arts & Crafts Show on December 7 The first Saturday in December is the 31st Annual Hollyfest Arts & Crafts Show! There will be 118 crafters selling handmade items such as tole paintings, Christmas ornaments and decorations, fabric and fiber items, florals, etc. No one ever leaves empty handed when they come to this show. There were over 190 applications for the 118 vendor spots so you are guaranteed to find unique items for your holiday shopping. This show has people attend from all over the state of Ohio, as well as neighboring ones. Circle this date on your calendar so that you don’t miss out on this premier show in central Ohio! PRESENTING:

Volunteers needed! Contact the Chamber office to sign up.


SILVER: National Church Residences of Mill Run vaCare Rehabilitation Tolles Career & Technical Center



Hamilton Safe Products is dedicated to quality products Hamilton Safe Products Co., Inc. (HSPCI) sells and services financial equipment to Banks, Credit Unions, Savings & Loans, and Commercial Operations. HSPCI is an exclusive distributor of Hamilton Safe… ranked as the second largest manufacturer of physical security equipment in the United States. A family owned company, HSPCI was founded in Columbus, Ohio in 1986 by Chester J. DeBellis and is currently owned and operated by his son, Eric J. DeBellis. In 2006 HSPCI moved to Hilliard, Ohio to better serve its customers. Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Kentucky, West Virginia, and Western Pennsylvania regions are areas of sales and service for HSPCI. With over 220 years of hands-on industry and experience, HSPCI employees have a reputation of providing clients with the peace of mind that is expected and deserved. HSPCI staffs 23 service technicians and installers for fast and efficient service to its customers.

Family-run HSPCI moved to their Hilliard location in 2006.

The philosophy of HSPCI is dedication to providing quality products, flawless installation, and accurate service. The goals are achieved by understanding the requirements of customers as well as providing personalized sales and service solutions. HSPCI sells and services Drive-Up Systems, Night Depositories, Undercounter Steel, Alarm

Deadline for China trip is December 12!

NEW MEMBERS 104.9 the River Bill Montgomery 881 E. Johnstown Road Gahanna, OH 43230 (614) 289-5700 1049theriver.com 104.9 the River is your home for uplifting and kid-safe music, targeting the director of household purchasing, Mom. Educational Toddler Toys Plus Ellis Breeden 2275 Yagger Bay Drive Hilliard, OH 43026 (614) 425-0824 educationaltoddlertoysplus.com Educational Toddler Toys Plus is located in Hilliard, Ohio and operated and owned by Ellis & Latisha Breeden. We are a small family business that takes pride in the ability to offer exceptional customer services. We specialize in wooden toys, wooden puzzles, wooden

building blocks, game boards for all ages, storage, furniture and doll furniture and accessories. Haydens Crossings Apartment Community Luke Frazier 23775 Commerce Park Beachwood, OH 44122 (216) 360-9473 redwoodmanagement.net Redwood Management Company builds communities of distinctive single-story apartment homes in Ohio, Michigan and Indiana. Look for Haydens Crossings coming to Dublin soon! Fresh Healthy Life, LLC Cheryl Cullison P.O. Box 1675, Hilliard, OH 43026 (614) 921-8453 www.freshhealthylife.com Fresh Healthy Life creates

customized programs based on client’s goals to improve their overall wellness. Small group and corporate individual classes are also available. A Matter of Steak, LLC Chansovan Long 2608 Hilliard Rome Rd. Hilliard, OH 43026 (614) 219-7878 amatterofsteak.com A Matter of Steak has been famous for grilled subs since 1989.



EMILY BUCK GABRIEL, DVM Providing you and your pet the highest quality of personalized veterianry health care!


The deadline to get your form and payment to go on our trip to China from March 22-30, 2014 is December 12, 2013. Our last information night will be held on Thursday, Nov. 14 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Heritage Golf Club, 3525 Heritage Club Drive. We now have many people now signed up to go and see the cities of Beijing, Suzhou, Hangzhou and Shanghai! The cost for the trip is $2,400 for members and $2,600 for non-members, based on double occupancy. The forms and FAQ’s are on our website, www.hilliardchamber.org. Please contact the chamber for more information at (614) 876-7666 or email info@hilliardchamber.org.

The Toasted Oat Erika Boll 6450 Fiesta Drive Columbus, OH 43235 (614) 579-8848 thetoastedoat.com The Toasted Oat is a wholesale and retail gluten-free granola manufacturing company.



Systems, and more. HSPCI service capabilities include repair of all brands of equipment, branch and equipment relocation, complete branch designs, as well as equipment installations and refurbishing. Since 1986, HSPCI has achieved a track record of steady growth and customer loyalty. Relationships continue to build with existing customers, as new customers seek out HSPCI for solutions to their equipment challenges. For more information, please contact Eric J. DeBellis at (614) 268-5530.


7157 Hayden Run Rd., Hilliard 614-777-6600 • www.BuckGardens.com

Introducing our new post-hospital rehabilitation addition to the Hilliard Community. Please call to tour our new addition and Experience Mill Run. 3399 Mill Run Dr., Hilliard


www.macintosh company.com

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