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GROVE CITY AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE To create a positive environment for the development and success of business

BUSINESS MONTHLY Progress Through People

April 2012

Issue 11

Chamber, OSBD bringing small-business assistance to city The Grove City Area Chamber of Commerce and the Ohio Small Business Development Center at Columbus State Community College (OSBDC) are proud to announce they have joined forces and will be offering small business advisory services on a monthly basis to the Grove City business community beginning in April. According to Bill Diehl, executive director of the chamber, Nancy Stoll, a certified Business Advisor® Nancy Stoll from the OSBDC, will be in the Chamber offices from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on

the second Wednesday of each month ready to provide professional expertise and confidential one-on-one advisory assistance to Grove City small business owners and to those who want to start a business but need help and guidance in doing so. “The Ohio Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Columbus State Community College, is a public-private partnership established in 1985 which is supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Ohio Department of Development, Columbus State Commu-

nity College and local partners,” said Stoll. “Through our programs and services, we provide business development training and high-end business advisory services to start-up and emerging business owners free of charge,” she added. Typical business advisory assistance that will be offered each month encompass those areas specializing in financial, marketing, production, organization, engineering, technology, feasibility, business planning and startup guidance. And, you can rest assured that your business with

the OSBDC will remain confidential. Anyone interested in scheduling a confidential advisory session with Nancy should call the Chamber offices at 614-875-9762. “We really want the Grove City business community to consider us their business partner, only better,” stated Stoll. “The only vested interest that we have or that we want is that you and your business succeed! You’ll see it’s ‘Good Stuff at Great Prices’. It’s pro-

fessional assistance at no cost to you!” she said. The OSBDC@CSCC service area includes the nine counties of Delaware, Fairfield, Fayette, Franklin, Licking, Logan, Madison, Pickaway and Union counties. In 2011, the center advised 936 small businesses; facilitated 5,863,734 in loans/investment capital; helped their clients in increasing sales by 30,216,000; assisted in the creation and retention of 653 jobs; and conducted educational classes and networking programs for over 1,800 attendees. The center has also received numerous of excellent service and innovation awards from both the state and federal government. These awards of recognition, ac-

cording to Stoll, show the center’s commitment to helping the business owners they serve achieve their goals. The bottom line? Anytime you need to make the right call for your business, your first call should be to the Small Business Development Center. Call the Grove City Area Chamber of Commerce at 614-875-9762 to schedule an appointment and start reaping the benefits of working with an OSBDC Business Advisor today. For further information on programs and services provided, visit the OSBDC website at or contact the Ohio SBDC at Columbus State by calling (614) 287-5294 or emailing them at

May 24 job fair: Getting Grove City back to work The Grove City Area Cham- bring a second job fair to the p.m. on Thursday, May 24, at St. This event will bring many ber of Commerce and The City community. John’s Lutheran Church, 3220 opportunities to the communiof Grove City are partnering to The job fair will be held at 4 Columbus St. ty, including many jobs ranging from entry-level to management. We expect similar industries to be present, as they were for

Save the Date!

• Ribbon cutting for your business” seminar — Nelson’s Catering — 7:30 - 9 a.m. April 25 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. April 17 • Networking event at Campolo & Associates — • Bill Drury seminars — 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. May 15 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. and 1 - 4 p.m. April 18 • WE: LEAD “Golf 101” seminar — 6:30 - 8:30 p.m May 16 • WE: LEAD “How to market

the first job fair, including industries ranging from banks, restaurants, distribution companies, insurance agencies and much more. This is a fantastic way to find

a job in a multitude of industries while remaining in Grove City. If you have any questions regarding the job fair on May 24, please contact the Chamber at 614-875-9762.

Inside this issue • Job Fair • Networking Events — Capital City Cakes — Citizen’s Bank

• Focus on Business: — Berger Medical Center • Upcoming Chamber events • … And much more

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Annual Meeting (Left) The Grove City Area Chamber of Commerce held its Annual Meeting Wednesday, March 28, at Grand Oaks Event Center, 1801 Gateway Circle. (Above, left) Former Ohio State University basketball and NBA star Bill Hosket was the keynote speaker for the event. (Above, right) Outgoing president of the Chamber board Ron Seymour of Key Bank was also honored at the event. Grove City Area Chamber of Commerce Business Monthly is a special adver

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ThisWeek Community Newspapers. Grove City Area Chamber of Commerce Business Monthly is not responsible for opinions and vie ws expressed in the paid adver tisement in the business profiles. All real estate adver tising herein is subject to the federal F air 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 mak e any such preference, limitation or discrimination.� We will not knowingly accept an y advertising for real estate which is in violation of the la w. All persons are hereby informed that all d wellings advertised are available on an equal oppor tunity basis.

GROVE CITY PARKS AND RECREATION now offers resident rates for non-residents employed in Grove City. NEW: non-residents who pay income tax to the City of Grove City are now eligible to participate in Parks and Recreation programs at resident rates. This applies to Big Splash season passes, youth sports registration and activities. To be eligible, non-residents must annually provide proof of employment on company letterhead with the signature of the personnel director or a current pay stub showing the employer’s address. For details, visit or see page 8 of the Spring/Summer Source.

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Focus on business

Berger Medical Center offers choices for your health-care needs Berger Medical Center — located on State Route 104,just south of Stringtown Road by South Point — offers the Grove City community and its surrounding area access to quality healthcare that’s close to home. We are committed to meet the health-care needs of our community with the best physiciansand health-care professionals from obstetrics & gynecology, pediatrics and family medicine practices. At Berger Medical Center,we are “ your partners in health care for every satge of your life.” Dr. David McMahon,M.D. has received the highest level of accredition for the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH). As he explains, “The Patient Centered Medical Home has the po-

tential to change the interaction between patients and physicans, because it places the patient first. The patient no longer is silent. In other words,it makes the patient part of the health-care team, rather than just a recipient of medical care.” The PCMH also provides the patient and physician with uninterrupted appointments with the necessary time required to de-

velop and retain a long-term relationship. The center offers the latest in diagnostic and laboratory testing,including digital mammography,ultrasounds,open-bore MRIs,CT scans and X-rays. Many imaging and lab services are available on the very same day. “Often,patients don’t realize that diagnostic and laboratory

tests may be done at Berger Medical Center on 104,regardless of your physician’s practice”says Cynthia Adkins,outpatient site supervisor. Be sure to join Berger Medical Center for their Healthfest 360,which will be held from 5 – 8 p.m. on Thursday,April 26. At the event,there will be complimentary food and treats,prizes and giveaways every 15 minutes - including two $500 Visa gift cards,health screenings,chair massages,face painting and music. Sunny 95’s radio personality Trisha Moore will be there. The event will be a fun-filled evening for the whole family. New patients are always welcomed. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 614-277-4600.

Time for some common sense In a time when the State of Ohio must keep its focus on creating and retaining jobs,it would seem to be pivotal to this goal that we address the administration of municipal taxes. Ohio’s constitution permits each locality to have voters determine an appropriate tax rate. With nearly 600 municipalities currently assessing this Allen R. Houk tax on personal and business income,the resulting methods of defining income,procedures for filing the returns,and rates used in calculating interest and penalties are literally all over the map. Ohio legislators are tuning in to the frustration that individual and business taxpayers have been experiencing for some time. The Ohio Society of CPAs is advocating a uniform municipal tax system for Ohio. Many certified public accountants believe that the keys to a successful common-sense reform will include a single definition of taxable income as well as a centralized method of collection,for example,an additional line on the state-tax return. Now is the time to weigh in on this subject. Consider writing to your state legislators to share your experiences with and/or thoughts on our current municipal tax system. Visit to identify your elected representatives. Allen R. Houk, CPA, CMA; 4084 Broadway,614-871-1158

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When it comes to fitness, small steps lead to big changes Health experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend getting at least 30 minutes of exercise a day, five days a week. While your employees are likely to have busy schedules, they can still get the physical activity they need. Squeezing more activity into the day doesn’t have to mean a trip to the gym. Exercise can be done just about anywhere, and being an athlete is entirely optional. Encourage your emplo yees to find an activity that they like doing and they’ll be more likely to stick with it. Just about any form

of movement counts. Whether done at home or at work, moderate exercise benefits your heart, bones, lungs and muscles. Remind your employees to talk to their doctor before starting a new exercise program, especially if it’s been a while since they’ve been regularly active. Keep in mind: There are 1,440 minutes in every day. Set aside 30 of them for physical activity.

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Color sells. That’s why you see so many flowers in the garden center. But remember, flowers usually last only a week or tw o. Ask questions before buying, especially when dealing with shrubs and trees. There are some good questions to remember: • How big does it grow? Put a 40-foot tree under a 25-foot utility line and an ugly future is as-

(Above) Many people arrived March 21 at the South-Western Career Academy to enjoy all the offerings at of the Taste of Grove City and Business Expo (right) on March 21.

sured. A 10-footwide shrub planted in a 4-foot space means constant pruning. • Does the Michael plant drop twigs, Leach fruit or bark? Keep it away from pavements, gutters and decks. • Besides flowers, what does it

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Joining the Chamber will help your business

Citizen’s Bank Citizen’s Bank recently held a networking event at the office at 2250 Stringtown Road.

The Grove City Area Chamber of Commerce is a great resource for small and large businesses. The Chamber exists to help local businesses prosper. For a modest annual fee, the Chamber will do all that we can to help you sell your product. From providing the community events for local businesses to sponsor; to hosting networking events twice a month; to having education seminars with national speakers; or having education classes to help you master Microsoft Word and Excel — the Chamber is here for you. Member benefits are often overlooked, but one of the most valuable assets that we have is the Chamber directory. All Chamber members are listed in a biannually updated directory which is provided to our members and the general public. The directories are a fantastic way to get your business marketed and noticed in Grove City. The Chamber directory benefits you in two ways. First, your listing means that other Chamber members who need your type of product are likely to reach out to

you before trying non-member businesses in your industry. Second, the general public will be receiving the directories. We work with the City of Grove City and combine our business directory with a community profile. Another Chamber membership benefit is group-rated health insurance, which the Chamber is

able to offer to its members. It is much cheaper than individual plans. The Chamber also offers free advising from the Ohio Small Business Development Centers. We would be more than happy to set up a meeting with you — whether you’re a start-up, small or a large business. Please give us a call at 614-875-9762.

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Upcoming WE LEAD events The Grove City Area Chamber of Commerce’s sponsored committee — WE LEAD: Women Executives Leading Empowering And Developing — is a women-in-business committee whose mission is to provide education and networking opportunities to the women in Grove City and area communities. All women are welcomed. Register for the following WE LEAD events at the Chamber office! Seats

go fast! Call 614-875-9762 to make reservations. • April 25 “How to Market Your Business” A presentation by guest speakers: Trisha Zelenak, director of marketing at Monterey Care Center, who will be speaking on creative marketing strategies; and Amy Marshall of Webbed Marketing, who will be speaking on using social media in your business.

Luncheon: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Location: Sound Communications, Inc. Cost: $15 Sponsor: Sound Communications, Inc. • May 16 “Golf 101 for Women” A presentation by golf professional, Jerry Sowers. Rain date will be May 23. When: 6 – 8 p.m. Location: Oakhurst Country Club

Cost: $15 Sponsor: TBA • June 19 “Efficient Business Practices” A presentation by Nancy Hagan, organizing and productivity coach of Effective Day. Luncheon: 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Location: Sound Communications, Inc. Cost: $15 Sponsor: TBA

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1600 Gateway Circle Farmers Insurance Group Mike Kaufman (614) 539-0860 Grove City, OH 43123 Farmers Insurance Group is built on a long history of landmark achievements and dedication of service to our customers. Today, we're the thirdlargest Property and Casualty insurer in the country. 5150 Nike Drive TruGreen Michelle Ziemkowski (614) 527-7070 Hilliard, OH 43026 We service over 2.5 million customers that trust TruGreen®to provide them with green and healthy lawns and landscapes. As the nation's largest and most comprehensive provider of lawn and landscape services, TruGreen makes it easy for you by delivering customized care solutions that are effective, innovative and responsible.

Grow your savings account with SaveNOW SaveNOW is a program offered by the State Treasurer Josh Mandel’s office through the Treasury’s linked deposits authority. SaveNOW offers a 3% bonus interest on savings accounts for Ohio citizens. Through this program, savers will receive financial-education newsletters to empower them to make smart money choices, while building their financial safety net. Savers are required to complete a “then-and-now” financial education survey to receive their bonus interest at the end of the year. State Treasurer Josh Mandel is proud to sponsor SaveNOW in an effort to help Ohioans increase their savings safety net and gain financial education. Residents are eligible to become savers without making large deposits. You can start out small, for example with as little as $10 a month and gradually increase your contributions. There is no age requirement to participate. However, certain restrictions may apply for custodial accounts at each participating bank. Saver applies for a SaveNOW savings account at participating bank. The bank will notify the Ohio Treasury of the saver’s account. Ohio Treasury places an investment at bank, which passes earnings on to saver as bonus interest. Please email or call 1-800-2281102, option 3, if there are any questions.

7139 Seeds Road Posh Nosh Doug Yors (614)778-4821 Orient, OH 43146 Working in the food industry for many years, we acquired a passion for great food. With an influx of available items and food knowledge in the central Ohio area we know that our diners are as excited as we are. You can custom custom build a menu for your next social or corporate event. We encourage coming up with new and different items for your event. We will work closely with you to provide your guests with the most Continued from page 6 enjoyment at your event.


(614) 332-6017 5 LINX Dan Jenkins (614) 989-7828 5Linx is a direct selling telecommunications company that now offers energy. We offer a wide range of products and services such as VOIP, cellular, high speed internet, security systems, and a suite of business services. Not only do we save people money, we teach people how to build residual income on these essential services! 4178 Broadway Jeffery E. Buskirk & Associates Jeffery Buskirk (614) 875-7220 Grove City, OH 43123 Jeffrey E. Buskirk & Associates Attorneys At Law is located at 4178 Broadway, Grove City,– and also serves the community of Washington Court House. Jeffrey E. Buskirk & Associates has been an advocate helping Claimants receive Social Security Disability benefits since 1989. The law office also offers services in Domestic/Family Law, Probate and Personal Injury.


Grant Miller, CLTC Licensed Insurance Agent of Genworth Life Insurance Company 2292 Ravine Woods Dr. Grove City, OH 43123 614.277.0900

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planting. Apply no more than 2 inches of mulch over the soil and don’t let mulch touch the woody gles are stronger. • Are the roots tightly packed stems or trunk to avoid bark rot. and growing in circles inside the Michael Leach is a master garpot? Look for another plant. Give your new tree or shrub a dener and former garden reporter healthy start. Dig a saucer-shaped with The Columbus Dispatch. For hole no deeper than the root ball more help, please visit www.enor container but three times wider or Heartthan the ball. This allows roots to, where he establish easily. Water well after blogs.

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Chamber of Commerce Board & Staff BOARD OF DIRECTORS Darlene Murphy — President; V ice-Chair — Ar ts in Alle y & Parade; Vice-Chair — Auction Committee Your Neighborhood Realty — T erm: 2012-2014

Charlene McFarland — Co-Chair — Auction Committee WesBanco — T erm: 2011-2013

Bob Bright — VP Communications; V ice Chair — P arade Morley Parren and Bright — T erm: 2011-2013

Ron Seymour — Past President; Chair — Ar ts in Alle y & Parade — K ey Bank — T erm: 2012-2014

John Dubos — John J. Dubos, DDS, Inc. — T erm: 2012 Jeff Guminey — Chair — 5 Y ear Planning Committee Fifth Third Bank — T erm: 2012 Mitch Hall — Vice Chair — Ar ts in Alley WalMart Distribution Center — T erm: 2010 – 2012 Robert Halley – Heartland Bank – Term: 2010-2012 Tim Harris — VP Finance —Chair man of Bylaws and Policy Review — Hir th, Norris and Garrison — T erm: 2011-2013 Allen Houk — President-Elect Allen R. Houk CP A CMA — T erm: 2012-2014

Capital City Cakes Capital City cakes recently held a ribboncutting ceremony at its location, 4009 Broadway. (Left) Sue and Gary Baisden are the owners of Captial City Cakes.

Grant Miller — VP — Education; Chair — SW Leader ship Grant J. Miller, CLTC — T erm: 2010-2012

Caroline Cassady Shroyer — Southwest Leadership Chair; Grove City Tree Service — T erm: 2011-2013 Jerry Sowers, VP — Business De velopment; Chair – Golf 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 — T erm: 2010-2012

Tricia Zelenak — Monterey Care Center — T erm: 2012 – Rick Louder — VP Member ship; Chair — T aste of Grove 2014 City STAFF O’Char ley’s — T erm: 2012 William H. Diehl — Executive Director Marilyn Reiner — Director of Member ship Services Christopher Love — Chris Thompson — Director of Chamber Relations Southwest Chiropractic — T erm: 2012 – 2014 Melissa Sims — Administrative Assistant

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Arts in the Alley celebrates 33 years Plans are well under way for Arts in the Alley, one of central Ohio’s longest-running music and arts festivals. During the third weekend of every September, the Grove City Town Center becomes

a virtual sea of tents and people. Heartland Bank is proud to again be the presenting sponsor for this premier event. This year’s event, to be Sept. 15 and 16, will feature more than 100 juried artist

and craft booths. Many other artists will have their works on display at various Town Center sites. The festival gets underway at 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. on Saturday and from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Sunday. The festival also features two full days of free entertainment that includes

everything from marching bands, show choirs, jazz, blues, classic rock, folk and gospel music, country and more. There is no admission and parking is free. Fine arts, photography and crafts will be shown at the Municipal Building. The Youth Art Show is inside the Safety Building. Hundreds of quilts will be on display at St. John’s Evangelical Luther Church on Columb us Street. Kids’Fun Street is another very popular activity for children 12 and under. Children will be able

to make and take home a variety of crafts and balloon animals. The Grove City Area Chamber of Commerce – in partnership with the Grove City Girls’ Club — is again sponsoring theArts in the Alley/Community Parade. The

parade starts at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday at Southwest Boulevard and Broadway. More information about Arts in the Alley is available by calling 614-875-9762 or online at

Mon. 5pm-10pm Tue.-Thur. 11am-10pm Fri.&Sat. 11am-11pm Sun. 11am-9pm

(Left) The Mount Carmel Health Systems float turns onto Columbus Street during the Arts in the Alley parade. (Above) There are many music acts to enjoy during the event.

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