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Hilliard Area Chamber of Commerce

Business Monthly

December

2012

Issue 30

Great turnout at the 30th Annual Hollyfest Arts & Crafts Show on Dec.1 We had a great turnout of approximately 6,000 shoppers who came to purchase unique items from the 118 crafters at the show. Shoppers left with lots of purchases of unique items! You can visit the Facebook page for the Hollyfest Arts & Crafts Show to see more photos of the event. Feel free to ‘like’ the page as well! Next year’s show will be on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013 as it is the first Saturday in December every year. We thank our sponsors! Presented by:

Gold sponsor:

Hollyfest Auction was a success! It was a great night to celebrate the students who have received the scholarships that the Hollyfest Scholarship Foundation has provided over the past years. We had many wonderful auction items from our business community. Thank you to the Makoy Center for the great venue! Shawn Ireland was our emcee and also helped Jeff Reinhard with the live auction. Students who have received the scholarship attended and spoke to those in attendance. The Hilliard Darby Jazz Band entertained us with great music!

The Hollyfest Scholarship Auction would like to thank the following sponsors: MAGNA CUM LAUDE

SCHOLAR

Advanced Drainage Systems, Baker & Associates Insurance Agency, Credit Union of Ohio, Hilliard City Council, Hilliard Education Association, Nationwide Children’s Hilliard Close to Home Center, OhioHealth

Silver sponsors: Darby Glenn Nursing & Rehabilitation Center National Church Residences at Mill Run NovaCare Rehabilitation

Join us on a trip to Ireland

We would also like to recognize Association Convention & Trade Shows for their assistance in making the show look so professional with the draping of the booths. We receive many compliments from the vendors and shoppers about how nice our show looks!

Hilliard Area Chamber Member Benefit Chamber members have the opportunity to save on business electric and gas rates through our special chamber program with Strategic Energy Services. Your business can realize substantial savings. You may contact the chamber for more information and how to have a free evaluation of how much your business may save using this benefit. Savings of 20% or more for electric costs and 10% on natural gas costs are possible. You may the information through our website.

We are providing a trip to anyone and everyone to go with us to Ireland from October 20-29, 2013! Highlights include: Dublin, Kilkenny, Waterrford Crystal, Blarney Castle, Cliffs of Moher, Galway, a Castle Stay and more! The cost is $2,999 which includes round trip air from Columbus, air taxes and fees/surcharges, and hotel transfers. For more information go to www.hilliardchamber.org or call the chamber, 876-7666.

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Bowen & Keck Attorneys at Law, LLC, Buck Gardens Animal Hospital, Creative Spot, Flyers Pizza & Subs, Jones, Cochenour & Co., McCabe PrintWorks, Planes Companies, Tim & Cheryl Hamilton, Jim & Debbie Ashenhurst

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We want you to “Save the Date” for this luncheon to kick off the 2013 series of our Hilliard Women in Business luncheons. We are working on great speakers and topics for this next year. If you have any suggestions, please contact the Chamber office.

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

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Auctioneer Jeff Reinhard is assisted by emcee Shawn Ireland during the live auction.


Hilliard Area Chamber of Commerce Business Monthly Why businesses should join the chamber

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and science of communication. It is this type of partnership that allows us to produce award-winning creative work rooted in results-producing marketing strategy. Our mission is simply to provide our clients with exactly what they need: a partner who will get results through precise strategy and insightful creative, and who will deliver on time and within budget. That begins with strong leadership. And there’s a lot of experience at Creative Spot. From the first hello to the final delivery, our entire team is involved. It’s an environment that breeds great creative and even better results. We’d love to learn more about you and how we can help your organization with strategydriven, illuminating work. Call us at 614.280.9280 or email us at info@creativespot.com.

Chair’s Perspective

Do you approve of your message? At this joyous time of year, I am grateful for the opportunity to network with you, our members.

Tom Baker

I wish you abundance, happiness, and peace in the coming new year filled with hope. I hope you and all your coworkers, family, and friends have a lovely holiday season filled with joy and meaning. I know I don’t have to say it, because

you all do so much, but please keep in mind those in need, and support those causes you deem worthwhile. Hilliard is blessed with businesses who believe in and contribute to its community.

need, but also tries to give a grocery gift card so that the family can purchase milk, vegetables, fruit, etc. Please think about donating through the Hilliard Community Assistance Council website (www. hilliardfoodpantry.com) or you may drop off your check made payable to that organization to the Chamber office or mail it directly to them.

See you in 2013!

Should you want to purchase your own grocery gift card and donate it, the amount should not exceed $15 per card. You may donate as many gift cards as you like. The Hilliard Community Assistance Council is a 501 c 3 and your donations are tax deductible. For further information or questions you may contact the Chamber.

MEMBER BRIEFS The Heritage Golf Club cordially invites your family to enjoy complimentary Clubhouse Social privileges for the next 90-days! Presented just in time for the holidays, we hope you will take advantage of this unique opportunity! Call Nicole in the Membership Office at (614) 684-7118 or

email nstarrett@heritagegc.com Premier at Sawmill is having a Corporate Wellness Open House for the week of Dec. 15-23. We are offering all employees and their families who are interested in trying out the Premier at Sawmill Athletic Club that week for free. Contact (614) 336-2582 for information.

Visit www.hilliardchamber.org for our calendar of events.

company is trustworthy, involved in the community, and is an industry leader. The study also has good news for businesses that sell to other businesses. • When business decision-makers believe that a business is a chamber member, they are 37% more likely to think favorably of the business, 51% more likely to be highly aware of it, 58% more likely to think positively of its local reputation, and 59% more likely to buy goods and services from it. The results of the Shapiro study are clear: Positive perception increases among consumers and business owners when a business is identified as a member of the local chamber of commerce. We have been very active this year! We are pleased to offer many money saving benefits to

you. Our partner, Volunteer Energy, can provide you great savings on your electric bill. The Member to Member Discount program is becoming more and more popular. We have partnered with OfficeMax to save you money on many items that you use every day! We continued the Hilliard Women in Business initiative to have a forum specifically relating to issues facing women in the business environment. We continue to provide opportunities at various times of the day for you to connect with other chamber members based on your availability. We believe that you are investing in great programming and initiatives which benefit our entire community. Contact the Chamber office or you may join the chamber online at www.hilliardchamber. org.

New members

Partnership for Hilliard Food Pantry In the spirit on helping those in need, the Hilliard Area Chamber of Commerce has partnered with Painter & Westfall, LLC, Attorneys at Law and Destination Hilliard to try to raise money for the Hilliard Food Pantry to assist those who live in our own community with perishable food. The food pantry gives non-perishable food to those in

According a research study by The Shapiro Group and Market Street: • When consumers know that a business is a member of the local chamber, they are 44% more likely to think favorably about it. • Consumers who are told that a business is a chamber member are 51% more likely to be highly aware of it and 57% more likely to think positively of its local reputation. • Consumers are 63% more likely to buy goods and services in the future from a company that they believe is a member of the local chamber of commerce. • When a consumer thinks that a company’s products stack up better against the competition because the company is highly involved in its local chamber of commerce, it is because he or she infers that the

National CineMedia Karen Miller 4076 Mountview Rd. Columbus, OH 43220 (614) 326-1226 National CineMedia produces preshow advertising at movie theatres. Your ad can come to life at Starplex Wespointe and Regal Georgesville Rd. to an engaged audience! Drayer Physical Therapy Institute Kevin Kane 5017 Cemetery Rd. Hilliard, OH 43026 (614) 819-1000 www.drayerpt.com Drayer Physical Therapy Institute is committed to providing the most effective, clinically superior physical therapy possible. Open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. M-F, 8 a.m. to 12 noon Sat. Accepts all insurance plans. Active Physical Therapy Holly VanWye 5551 Hilliard Rome Office Park Hilliard, OH 43026 (614) 850-0500 www.activeptcolumbus.com We are private and locally owned doctors of physical therapy specialists, offering services in numerous areas of physical therapy.

 y-PC-Guy M Don Wilson 4732 Cemetery Rd. Hilliard, OH 43026 (614) 384-0030 www.my-pc-guy.com Computer Sales, Service and Repair — We service both residential and commercial computer needs, whether at your home/office or at our service centers.  mpowerFit, LLC E Carol Peck 4627 Northwest Parkway Hilliard, OH 43026 (614) 832-6459 www.empowerfitllc.com EmpowerFit provides one on one personal training, small group training, fitness classes, and in-home training. Workout programs designed to meet individual’s goals. Wright Graphic Design Mark Wood 6290 Seeds Rd. Grove City, OH 43123 (614) 539-4466 Business and individual friendly graphic design, digital commercial printing, large format printing and mailing services located off of Seeds Road in Grove City, Ohio.

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