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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

May 2012

Issue 11

City of Grove City partners with Chamber to bring spring job fair April showers bring May jobs! The City of Grove City and the Grove City Area Chamber of Commerce have partnered to sponsor a spring Grove City Job Fair.The event will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 24, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 3320 Columbus St., Grove City. “Last fall we had the first ever job fair with excellent results for our businesses and attendees. We look forward to

increased success this year,” said Bill Diehl, Chamber executive director. More than 40 employers with staffing needs are gearing up to meet with job seekers. Experienced advisors will be available to discuss resumewriting and employability tips. For information regarding the Job Fair or directions please call the Chamber at (614) 8759762

Lucas Mahoney (left), Ken Jewels (far right) and guests at 2011 event.

Golf outing set for June 4 Join the fun this year at 12 noon on June 4. You will enjoy the day as these golfers from 2011 did. Visit for more information.

From left: Jerry Sowers, Don Starr, Ron Seymour, and Gary Yurco on the course.

Save the Date! • Networking Event at Campolo & Associates 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. May 15 • WE: LEAD “Golf 101” at Oakhurst Country Club — 6 - 8 p.m. May 16 • Hoops off Broadway 3x3 Basketball 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. June 2

• Chamber Golf Outing — 12 noon June 4 • Networking Event at Donatos 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. June 19

Inside this issue • Chamber First President passes away • 3x3 Basketball Tournament • Networking Events – First Service Federal Credit Union – Nelsons Catering • 33rd Annual Arts in the Alley

• Upcoming Chamber events • …And much more

Visit the Chamber at the newly redesigned

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Tiney McComb 1943 – 2012

Tiney McComb, age 69 died quietly at his home in New Albany, Ohio on April 21, 2012. Tiney was the Grove City Chamber’s first President in 1978 and played a key role in the development of business in Grove City. Tiney saw a need to create a Chamber of Commerce and he was the driving force behind getting everyTiney McComb, thing started. Tiney First Chamber President also organized the by-laws that the Chamber uses today and was elected the first President by his peers. Tiney and his wife Helena, were very instrumental in creating the Arts in the Alley Festival that started 33 years ago. In 2010 Tiney McComb was awarded the privilege of being the Parade Marshal and leading the Arts in the Alley Community parade. The 2012 Arts in the Alley will be the 9th year the McComb family is sponsoring the Helena McComb Award, that was created by the family in loving memory of Tiney’s wife, and one of the festival co-founders, Helena McComb. Helena’s love of flowers provided the perfect subject matter for the award. Tiney’s untimely death has saddened the Grove City Chamber and the entire community. Anyone wishing to make a donation in memory of Tiney McComb can make a donation to the New Albany Community Foundation’s Helena McComb Memorial Fund for vocal music, 220 Market Street, Suite 205, New Albany, OH 43054.

Chamber held National Speaker Bill Drury Event: BIG SUCCESS! On Wednesday, April 18, 2012 customer service expert Bill Drury presented a workshop entitled “A Passion for Service” (How to Win Customers and Reduce Lost Sales) The Event sponsored by: Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, was held in the lower level of City Hall. Drury who from 1985 until 1990 was the National Training Consultant for the Zig Ziglar Corporation. His argument to the business owners who attended was that customers are not at the bottom of the pyramid and presidents and CEO’s are not at the top!

Without customers, you don’t have a business. The customers are the ones who pay your paychecks. Drury also spent time talking about strategies and skills to gain loyal customers, how to work with difficult or irate customers and how to turn them into your best customers; he also talked about the benefits of using social media and how to deal with negative people in the office place. The Chamber hosted two identical classes and was pleased that both classes had over 25 business leaders in each class.

Bill Drury presents “A Passion for Service”

Morning and afternoon participatns of the Bill Drury seminars.

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New Chamber of Commerce members Member name Pro Market Real Estate Solutions, Inc.

Contact name Alex Bryan

Phone (740) 463-6830

Address 3963 Marsol Avenue Grove City, OH 43123

Pro Market Real Estate Solutions, Inc. offers customers the most comprehensive Residential, Commercial, Agricultural and Industrial Real Estate Title and Escrow services available in Ohio and Kentucky. We have experienced Escrow Officers that are proficient in Real Estate Transfer, Short Sale Negotiations, Judicial Report Preparation, Title Insurance, HUD-1 Prep, Escrow & Closing Procedures. We are excited about our new office in Grove City, Ohio, and also currently have offices in Cincinnati, Ohio and Washington Court House, Ohio. We pride ourselves on flexibility, accessibility and unparalleled customer service. Our partners have over 40 years of combined experience in the Real Estate Title Industry.

Cardo’s Pizzeria, LLC

Lisa Todd

(614) 539-6220

2806 London-Groveport Rd. Grove City, OH 43123

Tropical Nut & Fruit

Sandra Leslie

(614) 539-7233

3150 Urbancrest Industrial Dr. Urbancrest, OH 43123

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BWC Extends Deadlines for Two Programs of Destination Excellence

Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) anFor over 49 years, we have been serving up the best pizza in Columbus Ohio! We are located in Grove City on 665 nounces the application deadline for the Transitional Work across from Meijer and right beside PNC Bank! Our hours are Mon – Thurs 11 a.m. – 10 p.m., Fri 11 a.m. – Midnight, Bonus Program and the Industry Specific Safety Program has been extended to May 25, 2012. Saturday Noon – Midnight, & Sunday 2 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Program Overviews:

Industry-Specific Safety Program

Tropical Foods specializes in premium snack mixes, raw and freshly roasted nuts and seeds, dried fruit, and hundreds Establishes a 3% discount for employers who agree to of bulk and packaged candies, spices, grains and specialty foods. Tropical Foods has an extensive line of retail branded complete a safety risk assessment and provide employerproducts, including Grabeez®, Buffalo Nuts® and Christille Bay®. The company was founded in 1977 with an original specific safety data to the BWC upon request. Depending product line of 100 items which has grown to include more than 3000 today. Privately-owned, Tropical is headquartered in on size, employers will be required to complete one, two or Charlotte, NC, with additional operating centers in Orlando, Atlanta, Memphis, Washington DC and Dallas. all of the following activities: • Industry-specific safety classes offered by the Division Town Money Saver Carl Weinland (614) 270-2197 carlwineland@ of Safety & Hygiene; • On-site safety consulting with BWC staff; and/or • Attend BWC Safety Congress. Town Money Savers has been in existence since 1992. Our primary focus is local advertisers and local shopping to do business locally. By using my publication, you’re keeping your dollars in Grove City. The Town Money Saver has been in Grove City for 7 years, and its been the largest and most successful publication in the Central Ohio area. Bills on Broadway, Tammy’s Pizza & Grandstand have advertised for several years! We have extremely affordable prices and we give you a Transitional Work Grant Program & Bonus Provides a grant for employers to establish a transitional great return on your investment. By advertising in the Town Money Saver you will reach the baby boomer generation and work plan and a bonus for employers who use the plan to the online advertising will be seen by the younger audience. return an injured employee to work. Grove City Area Chamber of Commerce Business Monthly is a special advertising supplement to ThisWeek Community News. Grove City Area Chamber of Commerce 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

For more information on how you can take advantage of these new programs, please call your CareWorks Consultants’ Program Manager toll-free, at (800) 837-3200.

available on an equal opportunity basis.

2012 Arts in the Alley Presenting Sponsor

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Member FDIC

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May is high blood pressure education month Take the opportunity this month to remind your employees that getting their blood pressure checked is a vital part of staying healthy. According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), high blood pressure – also known as hypertension – affects one out of three adults in the U.S. The NHLBI also says we have a 90% chance of developing hypertension after age 55. High blood pressure can lead to heart attack, stroke, kidney failure and other problems. It’s called the “silent killer” because people who have it usually don’t have any symptoms. Fortunately, high blood pressure can be prevented or controlled with lifestyle changes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends the following important lifestyle changes to keep your blood pressure in check: • Have your blood pressure checked regularly. • Maintain a normal body weight. • Take at least one brisk 10-minute walk, three times a day, five days a week.

• Follow a healthy eating plan of a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, and low in sodium. • Quit smoking. • If you drink alcoholic beverages, do so in moderation (no more than two drinks per day for men and no more than one drink per day for women). • If you have high blood pressure and are prescribed medication(s), take as directed. If your employees haven’t had their blood pressure

checked recently, encourage them to do so soon. Their doctor can check it, or they can visit a local health screening event for a blood pressure reading. Your employees and their eligible family members can also enroll in ConditionCare to help better manage heart conditions like heart failure and coronary artery disease – all at no extra cost. They can work with a nurse who can help them live their healthy best.

Thursday, May 24 4-7 p.m.

WE: LEAD Event!

Participants at the April 25 WE: LEAD seminar. Tricia Zelenak of Monterey Care Center spoke on PyroMarketing and Amy Marshall from Fathom Marketing spoke on How to Use Social Media in Marketing.

Don’t Forget About Our Next WE: LEAD Event! May 16th – “Golf 101 for Women”

Presented by golf professionals, Jerry Sowers & Andy Sutter! Evening: 6 – 8 p.m. Location: Oakhurst Country Club Cost: $15.00 Call 875-9762 for reservations.



d e t i v in ity C e 3 r 2 e a 1 v 3 u o 4 r Yo G io h f a O o e r , y A t i ity C y C t i e e C e ov c r r G e to th Grove • m t. m S o s d u C n b a m of u l r o e • More than 40 employers. b 0C m 2 2 a 3 h C • h • Free, open to the community. c r u h C n a r • Full-time and part-time positions available. e h t u sL ’ n • Bring your resume and meet with employers. h o J . t S • Candidates of all ages and experience levels are encouraged to attend. •

Richard L. “Ike” Stage, Mayor

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3 on 3 Basketball

Celebrate ‘hoop action’ and community spirit The Grove City Area Chamber of Commerce will host the 4th annual Hoops Off Broadway, 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament, Saturday June 2nd. This year’s Hoops Off Broadway will be a playground style tournament for boys and girls between the ages of 8 and 17, and will be played in the Grove City Town Center. This tournament encourages interaction between young people and adults while raising funds to support the Grove City Food Pantry and the Grove City Upwards Sports This year, we expect to have 40 teams participate on 8 courts; Pictures of winners will appear in the next issue of the Chamber’s Business Monthly.

Teams, coordinated by individual players will have at least three players but no more than four. Each game is monitored by a referee who is given the authority to call flagrant or intentional fouls as well as handle disputes, possession of the ball and scoring. The registration fee is $100 per team. Local organizations and businesses are also welcome to sign up for the Free Throw competition. For more information concerning participation, volunteering and sponsorships in next Contact the Chamber office at (614) 875-9762 to take year’s event, please contact the part in this great community event. Chamber office at (614) 8759762 or visit our website at www.

Lawn-care made easy for summer get-togethers “Company’s coming” can be a frightening thought. But if you are consistent with a few tasks, only last-minute freshening is necessary to make people think you’re a garden pro. Regular lawn maintenance is a must. Mowing a foot-high stand down to 3 inches just before the party creates a whitish expanse that screams — slacker! Edge the lawn occasionally. It’s hard work, but a crisp division

between borders and grass makes the landscape pop. I’ve got all sorts of weeds. Visitors, however, rarely notice the miscreants because Michael Leach the scene looks well ordered. Prune errant branches any time they block walks, windows, doors

and other places. Visitors resent being slapped by a branch while lounging on the deck or coming up the sidewalk. For a quick freshening, concentrate only on areas where people congregate, such as around the patio or porch. Cut off faded flowers and yellowed leaves. Sweep debris from pavements. For extra visual oomph, buy a container or two of colorful flowers. Most important — remember

people come to see people. The garden is merely the backdrop. So don’t wear yourself out keeping up appearances. Michael Leach is a master gardener and former garden reporter with The Columbus Dispatch. For more help, please visit or, where Michael blogs.

Tuesday, May 22, 4:00pm-7:30pm

Sample Heart Healthy Foods and Learn How to Live Heart Healthy Hosted at Monterey Care Center 3929 Hoover Road, Grove City


Entry Fee $5, RSVP 875-7700

Benefits the American Heart Association

Pruning can make a big difference.

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Nelson’s Catering Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Nelson’s owners, city officials and Chamber representatives

First Service Credit Union Open House

Catherine Roebuck, Manager Cynthia Music, Pamela Saviers and Margaret Reiser

You Won’t Find Real Foot Comfort in Aisle 17 What’s in YOUR Shoes? Custom arch supports from Foot Solutions deliver comfort you just can’t find at one of those do-it-yourself drugstore insert displays.

Board member Rick Louder, Dan Jenkins and Ambassador Chuck Hockenheimer

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Chamber of Commerce Board & Staff BOARD OF DIRECTORS Darlene Murphy — President; Vice-Chair — Arts in Alley & Parade; Vice-Chair — Auction Committee Your Neighborhood Realty — Term: 2012-2014 Bob Bright — VP Communications; Vice Chair — Parade Morley Parren and Bright — Term: 2011-2013

The March 21 event at the South-Western Career Academy raised $2,132.36 for the Grove City Food Pantry. Pictured are Executive Director, Bill Diehl; Don Swoger, President of Food Panry; Rick Louder, Chamber V.P.; and Darlene Murphy, Chamber president.

Ron Seymour — Past President; Chair — Arts in Alley & Parade — Key Bank — Term: 2012-2014

John Dubos — John J. Dubos, DDS, Inc. — Term: 2012

Caroline Cassady Shroyer — Southwest Leadership Chair; Grove City Tree Service — Term: 2011-2013

Jeff Guminey — Chair — 5 Year Planning Committee Fifth Third Bank — Term: 2012

Jerry Sowers, VP — Business Development; Chair – Golf Key Bank – Term: 2010 – 2012

Mitch Hall — Vice Chair — Arts in Alley WalMart Distribution Center — Term: 2010 – 2012

Scott Vandegrift – Chair – Farmers’ Market & Family Fun Day GAP – Term: 2011-2013

Robert Halley – Heartland Bank – Term: 2010-2012

Taste of Grove City

Grant Miller — VP — Education; Chair — SW Leadership Grant J. Miller, CLTC — Term: 2010-2012

Toni VanHorn — VP Government Affairs, Chair - WE: LEAD Tim Harris — VP Finance —Chairman of Bylaws and Policy Program — Sound Communications — Term: 2010-2012 Review — Hirth, Norris and Garrison — Term: 2011-2013 Tricia Zelenak — Monterey Care Center — Term: 2012 – Allen Houk — President-Elect 2014 Allen R. Houk CPA CMA — Term: 2012-2014 STAFF Rick Louder — VP Membership; Chair — Taste of Grove William H. Diehl — Executive Director City O’Charley’s — Term: 2012 Marilyn Reiner — Director of Membership Services Christopher Love — Chris Thompson — Director of Chamber Relations Southwest Chiropractic — Term: 2012 – 2014 Charlene McFarland — Co-Chair — Auction Committee WesBanco — Term: 2011-2013

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Grove City Area Chamber of Commerce Arts in the Alley Arts in the Alley 2012 will be held Saturday, September 15 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, September 16 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Kicked off by the Arts in the Alley Community Parade at 9:30 a.m., hosted by the Grove City Area Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Grove City Girls’ Club, Arts in the Alley has something for all ages and interests. Heartland Bank is again the Presenting Sponsor for this signature event. Please visit the Chamber Website at www.gcchamber. org for more information about Arts in the Alley including details about any of the following shows, applications for vendors, and more. Do you have an artistic ability and always wanted to share it with others? Enter the Fine Arts Show. Who knows? You may win one of the several cash prizes awarded at that show. The Entry Fee is $15 per entry and registration takes place in the lobby of City Hall, 4035 Broadway, on Wednesday September 12th & Thursday September 13th from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Maybe Photography is more your forté. Have that perfect picture or even several pictures? There are 2 competitions within the Photography Show. One is for Amateur Photographers and a separate competition for Professionals. Registration for the Photography Show is September 12th and September 13th from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Lower Level of City Hall. Entry Fee for the Photography Show is $10 per entry and up to 3

entries will be accepted. Have a crafting hobby? Did you ever think that you could receive recognition for doing something that was more fun than work? Try entering your “fun” in the Craft Show. Again, all entries are judged and there are money awards. The Entry Fee for the Craft Show is $8 per entry with unlimited number of entries. To register bring your entry to City Hall Lobby on Wednesday, September 12th or Thursday September 13th from 5 to 8 p.m. The Quilt Show is another very popular venue. Quilts in various categories from small to large are accepted. Up to 3 quilts can be entered for $8 per entry. Registration takes place on Tuesday, September 11th and Wednesday September 12th from 6 to 8 p.m. at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3220 Columbus Street. Not to be left out are Students from Kindergarten through High School. The Youth Art Show is free. The entries are divided into the following grade level categories: K-2, 3-5, 6-8 and Grades 9-12 for 2D artwork and 9-12 for 3D artwork. Photography entries will not be divided into grades but will be judged in the categories of Color and Black & White. Only 2 entries per student will be accepted. Registration for the Youth Art Show is Wednesday September 12th and Thursday, September 13th from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Grove City Police Station, 3360 Park Street.

Above: Cam McComb presents the $500 Helena McComb award last year. Right: Jeanne Barbee presents a 2011 quilting award. The Grove City Easel Award is a separate entry and is a Purchase Award for the City of Grove City’s Permanent Art Collection. The entry must have a Grove City theme, the contents of which may include, but is not limited to, persons; animals; places; structures; and events that reflects Grove City’s past, present and/or future. Arts in the Alley also feature a Kids’ Fun Street where a variety

of free make and take art projects and activities are featured. Kids’ Fun Street is located just West of the Grove City Library on Park Street; 2 days of entertainment

on the Heartland Stage, a variety of food and beverages provided by local non-profit organizations and churches, and more.

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