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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

July 2012

Issue 13

Arts in the Alley Parade brings “Happiness” to Grove City Please join us for the 2012 Arts in the Alley Parade. “Happiness is…” will be the theme for this year’s parade, kicking off the annual Arts in the Alley festival on Saturday, Sept. 15 at 9:30 a.m. The parade is hosted by The Grove City Area Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Grove City Girls’ Club. The Grand Marshall of the parade will be Joy Schmidt from the Little Theatre Off Broadway. The parade will start, rain or shine, at the corner of Southwest Boulevard and Broadway. It will head south and then east on Columbus Street, where it will finally disperse at Park Street Intermediate School. Come see marching bands, floats representing businesses, elected officials, club officers, teams, entertainers, mascots and many more show variations of what happiness

is to them. Last year’s parade was the largest we’ve ever had and we hope that this year’s will be even better! Following the parade, the Arts in the Alley festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and continue on Sunday, Sept. 16 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. This year’s festival will feature over 100 juried artists and crafters as well as various types of music including show choirs, jazz, blues, classic rock, folk, gospel, country and much more. You can find these events in the following areas: Fine Arts and Crafts will be in the Municipal Building, the Youth Art Show will be in the Safety Building, and the Quilt Show will be at the St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church.

For questions and further information, contact the Grove City Area Chamber of Commerce at (614) 875-9762 and to register your organization for the parade visit www.gcchamber.org

Top and left: Scenes from last year’s Arts in the Alley Parade. Above: 2011 Arts in the Alley Parade winner, Your Neighborhood Networking Group.

Inside this issue • 33rd Annual Arts in the Alley • Farmers’ Market Update • Spotlight on Business: Pakmail Plum Run Winery • Upcoming Chamber events • …and much more Visit the Chamber at the newly designed

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Save the date Family Fun Day and Farmers’ Market July 21: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., Town Center Farmers’ Market July 28: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., Town Center Alumni Weekend July 27 and 28, Town Center Farmers’ Market August 4: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., Town Center Farmers’ Market August 11: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., Town Center

Arts in the Alley Parade September 15: 9:30 a.m., Broadway and Columbus Arts in the Alley September 15: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Town Center Arts in the Alley September 16: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Town Center


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New Chamber of Commerce members Member name Salon C and Day Spa

Contact name Brian Thomas

Phone/Web/Email (614) 991-0041

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Raising Cane’s feeds police officers and staff for Red, White & Boom

3963 Broadway, Grove City, OH Salon C & Day Spa has the latest in cuts, colors, relaxers, straighteners and hair extensions. Our stylists have been serving Restaurant feeds over 600 of Columbus’ finest in the Grove City community for more than 15 years. Call today for a free consultation with one of our stylists. Our day spa includes massages, facials, manicures, pedicures and waxes. Spend the day unwinding with one of our spa packages. Salon C & When Alex Mammone, General Manager of Grove City’s Day Spa is committed to taking care of all of your hair, skin and nail needs. Raising Cane’s, was approached by the president of the Citizen’s Police Academy Alumni Association with a last minuterequest to feed over 600 Columbus police officers working Plum Run Winery Dave and Diane Crosby (614) 991-0338 3946 Broadway, Red, White & Boom, he immediately rose to the challenge. Grove City, OH Our vineyard, located on our farm, consists of three acres of grapes, which will be used along with other Ohio grapes to craft Cane’s donated over $1,000 in chicken fingers, Texas Toast, our wines in house at our winery off Broadway. We hope to open in late July, with seven or eight varieties of wine that will be and Cane’s Sauce in order to feed the group of police officers before their exhausting shift on July 3. available in our tasting room for wine tastings and in bottles for purchase. The food service that was originally arranged to feed the officers had to back out a week before the event due to budget restrictions. The Cane’s location in Grove City anticipated having a busy afternoon and evening because of Red, White & Boom traffic but were excited for the opportunity to give back to the Columbus Police Officers and community. them what I want (costs) of it all. This should not be a Want to succeed in starting “This is the kind of event we love doing-to provide food for to do, pay my own story telling document but an actual or growing your own business? our city’s finest is an honor and we were happy to help out!” bills, in the long action plan of how you are going to Follow this “Profitable Process Mammone said. run put money in do it. It’ll become your business’s GPS of P’s”. You’ll increase your my own back pock- roadmap to follow. Once this is in chances of experiencing great et, and do all this place…. success! for a mighty long time.” Perceive the Idea: This is Process the Plan: Everything you’ve Granted, you done up to this point has created a prithe easy part. It’s that “Ah-Ha!” Nancy Stoll, Certified may disprove your oritized “To Do” list. This is where and moment of knowing what you Business Advisor from Ohio Small Business idea but consider when you actually start “doing” those really want to do. Next… Development Center that a success! things on your list. Take that roadmap, Look at all the hop in your car, start the engine, follow Pleat and Prove the Idea: time, heartache, the plan and head toward success. A pleat is a gathering of materials. Do your research! Gather in all money and stress you just spared yourthe information needed to prove (or self. But in this case, let’s say you prove The final “P” in this process is ProThe Grove City Chamber of Commerce wants to disprove) the following statements; it! The next step in the process is… ceed! You’ve got the proof. You’ve got connect with you on social media. To see updates, pic“There is someone else out there, other the plan. Process your plan. Proceed! tures, videos, or to ask us a question, like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/gcchamber. You can also follow Plan It: Take all the information Do it and let your passion fuel all efthan myself, sold on this idea. They us on Twitter for timely updates from the interns and need and/or want it. I know where they you’ve obtained throughout your re- forts to persevere! staff @gcchamber. are. They can and probably will pay me search efforts and plan the who, what, what I need to be paid so I can do for where, when, why, how and how much

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Farmers’ Market serving up delicious and nutritious goods This year’s edition of the Farmers’ Market kicked off with a bang on June 30 in Historic Downtown Grove City. Massive throngs of people filled the streets on that early Saturday morning to browse the over 30 vendors participating in this year’s market. Anything from delicious homemade confections to homegrown vegetables could be found throughout the market. The market’s opening day marked the 24th year that The Grove City Area Chamber of Commerce has collaborated with local farmers to bring fresh goods to the Grove City public. This is also the first time that the market opened before the fourth of July. Generally, it begins on the following Saturday. But, because the 4th of July fell on a Wednesday an 11th week was added to the customarily 10 week event. The Farmers’ Market will continue to run every Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon through September 8. For more information or questions regarding the Farmers’ Market contact The Grove City Area Chamber of Commerce at www.gcchamber.org or via telephone at (614) 875-9762.

Check out the Chamber on the NEW Grove City TV! On Saturday, July 14, Grove City TV launched online at grovecitytv.com. The online station includes channels for Schools, the Chamber of Commerce, Faith, Community, and the City of Grove City. The Chamber station has access to videos of the annual chamber meeting, featuring Bill Hosket, and the WE:LEAD event, “Effective Business Practices”. Subscriptions to any or all of these channels are free! The entirety of Grove City TV is sponsored by Board Member and Chamber Member, Dr. John Dubos D.D.S.

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Water, water everywhere - but what’s in it?

Garden watering made easy Helping your landscape through hot, dry spells is easy. Just SIT when it comes to irrigating. Slow, infrequent and thorough are the watchwords. A slow pace allows water to penetrate, not puddle. Infrequent but thorough watering draws roots down into the earth, away from the hot, dry soil surface. Here’s how to get the most from each drop. • Check the soil before watering. If its dry an inch or so down, water. Vegetables, however, generally do better with evenly moist soil. Monitor them every day or two. • Don’t neglect trees and shrubs planted within the last three or four years. Special watering bags or 5-gallon buckets with a few holes punched in the bottom provide a thorough soaking. Depending on the

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plant’s size, it may take 20 or more gallons. • Water flower pots and other containers daily until water runs from the drainage holes. Those in sunny spots may need two shots. • Mulch. A 2-inch layer helps cool roots, conserve moisture and

Michael Leach is a master gardener and former garden reporter with The Columbus Dispatch. For more help, please visit www.enjoyyourlandscape.com or Heartland-Gardening. com, where Michael blogs. View his watering video at Facebook/daytimecolumbus.

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Where do nutrients come from? Nutrients are naturally occurring in a body of water. Surrounding soils, fish and waterfowl waste, decomposing vegetation, and decaying aquatic organisms are all potential internal sources of phosphorus. Leaf litter, grass clippings, fertilizer runoff, failing septic systems, drained wetlands, well water, and rain are all external sources of phosphorus. Whether they come from internal or external sources, nutrients are food for aquatic plants and algae. Algae are not all bad. In fact, they are the number one producer of dissolved oxygen in ponds. When nutrients increase dramatically, water clarity can decrease just as dramatically. Eutrophication occurs when ponds experience heavy nutrient loads. Eutrophic lakes and ponds are rich in nutrients and often undergo large algal blooms. Regardless of how an algae bloom occurs, pond owners want them gone. A water quality management program using various controls will keep growth in check.

Is phosphorus important? Under the right conditions even a modest increase in phosphorus can set off a chain of unwanted events in a pond including accelerated plant growth, algae blooms, low dissolved oxygen levels, and the death of fish, invertebrates, and other aquatic animals. In nature, Phosphorus exists as part of the phosphate molecule, PO4. In aquatic systems, Phosphorus occurs as organic and inorganic phosphate. An organic molecule contains carbon, while an inorganic molecule does not. Phosphate that is not associated with organic material is inorganic. Inorganic phosphorus is the form required by plants for growth, while animals can use either organic or inorganic phosphate. Phosphorus is important to everything that lives; an overabundance in water will produce an overabundance of plant growth. For more information contact our local AQUA DOC Lake & Pond Management located at 3455 CenterPointe Dr., Unit G or call (614) 506-4166.

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more than 80 safety councils around the state. Safety councils are organized through chambers of commerce, trade associations, American Red Cross chapters and other safety-oriented organizations. A complete list of safety councils is available on BWC’s website www.ohiobwc.com, and can be accessed by following the links to “Safety Services” and then to “Safety Services/Safety Councils.” Any questions or requests for further information regarding the Safety Council Rebate Incentive Program can be answered by calling our contact at CareWorks Consultants, Theresa Passwater, at (614) 526-7248 or email theresa.passwater@ ccitpa.com.


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Spotlight on business

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Scholarship Winners

Pakmail

Packing, shipping, or moving can be quite the hassle if you don’t have the right experience or the proper equipment to get the job done. And, that is where Pakmail can help you out. The company, owned and operated by Chris Bernadino, specializes in shipping things to virtually anywhere in the world. Located at 2167 Stringtown Road in the Giant Eagle shopping center, Pakmail ships via the United Postal Service, FedEx, and uses DHL for international shipping. It is this feature that Bernadino believes sets his business apart from others. Bernadino also said that they have extensive training Located at 2167 Stringtown Road in the Giant Eagle shopping center, Pakmail ships via the in shipping and moving and United Postal Service, FedEx, and uses DHL for international shipping. have experience working with art galleries and auctioneers. being that he is a Grove City resident. No job is too complex for Pakmail Along with packing and shipping And, he added that the location he to handle. Last summer, the company normal sized items, Pakmail is able to was able to secure for the store and the helped move a couple from Columbus ship freight that Bernadino described, fact that Grove City is the fastest grow- to Eugene, Oregon. “as too big for UPS, but too small to ing area in Franklin County helped sohire a moving company.” lidify his decision. Bernadino was also sure to point out “It was all of those things combined,” that his company provides all the prop- he said. er protection based on the fragility of Another unique thing that Pakmail whatever you may be shipping. Pakmail is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Mondoes is shipping luggage during winter Pakmail was opened in March of months. day through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 12 2010 and has been a member of the p.m. on Saturday. They can be reached Customers have the opportunity to Chamber of Commerce ever since. drop off their luggage with the comonline at www.shipgrovecity.com or Bernadino said that he chose to open pany and have it shipped on a round via telephone at (614) 801-1900. up the store in its current location for trip basis. a number of reasons but the main one

A closer look

Allyson Jones Franklin Heights High School Planning to attend: Columbus State Intended Major: Economics or Political Science Activities and Awards: Member of Yearbook Staff, Student Council, and Key Club. Volunteered for Vacation Bible School at church, Ran a booth at a community festival at an elementary school, Buckeye Girls State Representative, Top 15 in class (9th, 10th, 11th grades), BGS representative, Excellence in Journalism Award, Honor Roll Danielle Terry Grove City High School Planning to attend: Miami University Intended Major: Business Activities and Awards: Member of Student Council, Renaissance Club, Key Club, Freshman Mentor and Peer Mediator, Participated in Basketball for four years, was Varsity Captain her Senior Year, Soccer for three years, Track, and Club Soccer, Scholar Athlete, all OCC Honorable mention for Basketball, volunteered at YMCA, National Honor Society, S.T.A.R. award Not Pictured: Lacey Marie Worthington, Central Crossing Ashley Catherine Collins, Southwest Career Academy Nicholas Samuel Ellis, Westland High School


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The next WE: LEAD event will be the “Working Women’s Wine Down” held on October 3. For more information about WE: LEAD visit the chamber website at www. gcchamber.org.

Donatos networking event

A networking event was held June 19 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Donatos, located at 2233 Stringtown Rd. Above: Executive Board Member, Bob Bright and past president Dave Bright at the event. Below: General Manager of Stringtown Road Donatos Sean Jenny (left) and General Manager of Broadway Donatos Chad Smith (right).

Another successful Women’s event teaching organization On Tuesday, June 19, WE:LEAD (Women Executives: Leading, Empowering and Developing) hosted “Effective Business Practices” a Lunch and Learn with organizing and productivity coach Nancy Hagan from Effective Day. The event, held at Sound Communications and catered by Simply Delicious, was attended by over 30 members of the Grove City business community. Hagan shared valuable advice on everything from organizing files and emails, to planning the most productive business

day possible. Nancy also handed out a copy of the book “Jumpstart Your Success” in which she wrote a chapter about reducing stress and designing a business day to maximize productivity. The event was sponsored by The Goddard School and WE: LEAD is sponsored by Key Bank. The next WE: LEAD event will be the “Working Women’s Wine Down” held on October 3. For more information about WE: LEAD visit the chamber website at www.gcchamber.org.

Top left: A full capacity crowd attended the Lunch and Learn on June 19. Top right: Nancy Hagan from Effective Day gives valuable advice on organization.


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Grove City Area Chamber of Commerce BOARD OF DIRECTORS Darlene Murphy - President, Vice Chair Arts in Alley & Parade, Vice Chair – Auction Committee Your Neighborhood Reality - Term: 2012-2014 Bob Bright – VP Communications; Vice Chair - Parade Morley Parren and Bright - Term: 2011-2013 John Dubos John J. Dubos, DDS, Inc. – Term: 2012 Jeff Guminey – Chair – 5 Year Planning Committee Fifth Third Bank - Term: 2012 Mitch Hall - Vice Chair - Arts in Alley WalMart Distribution Center - Term: 2010 – 2012 Robert Halley Heartland Bank – Term: 2010-2012 Tim Harris – VP Finance – Chairman of Bylaws and Policy Review Hirth, Norris and Garrison - Term : 2011-2013 Allen Houk – President-Elect Allen R. Houk CPA CMA - Term: 2012-2014 Rick Louder - VP Membership, Chair - Taste of Grove city O’Charley’s - Term: 2012 Christopher Love Southwest Chiropractic – Term: 2012-2014 Charlene McFarland - Co-Chair - Auction Committee WesBanco - Term: 2011-2013 Grant Miller - VP - Education, Chair - SW Leadership Grant J. Miller, CLTC - Term: 2010-2012 Ron Seymour Past President, Chair – Arts in the Alley & Parade Key Bank - Term: 2012-2014 Caroline Cassady Shroyer - Southwest Leadership Chair Grove City Tree Service -Term: 2011 - 2013 Jerry Sowers, VP - Business Development, Chair – Golf Key Bank – Term: 2010 – 2012

Spotlight on business

Plum Run Winery Making wine has been a part of Dave Crosby’s life ever since one of his college professors at Ohio State showed him how to make homemade wine. When he purchased a farm with his wife Diane, he decided to plant a row of grapes, in order to grow his own for wine making. One row turned into several, the rows turned into acres, and now their hobby has grown into their own winery, Plum Run Winery, opening in July 2012. Dave and Diane have lived in Grove City since 1982 and Dave was a school teacher at Southwest schools. In 2002, they moved to a farm south of Grove City so that Diane could have a place for her horses. Dave started planting his grapes the same year and now has over 3 acres of vineyard with more than 16 varieties of grapes. They received a grant from the state in 2010 to grow 800 more plants and from there they knew that opening a winery was in their future. The winery, located at 3946 Broadway, consists of a tasting room and a production area, in which the Crosby’s craft their wine. Upon opening, the couple hopes to have seven or eight wine choices available with several more coming in the future. This year has been a good year for grapes so far and as Dave said “if you have good

William H. Diehl Executive Director Marilyn Reiner Director of Membership Services Chris Thompson Director of Chamber Relations Melissa Sims Administrative Assistant Jenna Craig, Nick Dvorscak Contributing Writers

grapes, you can make good wine.” The winery hopes to host a variety of events and guests, from club meetings to wedding receptions and wants to reach out to all demographics. “We want people from age 21 to 105 to come in here. We don’t want to leave

July 21st Farmers’ Market will be hosting Family Fun Day from 8am to noon behind City Hall. This event offers a completely free way to entertain and feed your kids while still being able to do some grocery shopping at the market. There will be many fun activities for kids including face painting, putt putt golf, inflatables, and free food. Also the Jackson Township Fire Department will have one of their fire trucks there for the kids. This is a great event, not only for kids to play, but some participants also sneak educational information into their activities.

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anyone out,” said Diane. The couple also hopes to eventually offer events and tours on their farm at the vineyard. For more information about the winery and to look at their list of wines, visit www.plumrunwinery. com.

sales director: Doug Dixon (740) 888-6007 sales manager: Laura Hammett (614) 583-5794 account executive: Mark Taylor: (740) 888-6027 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 available on an equal opportunity basis.

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Arts in the Alley Fine Arts Show seeks entries

Be a part of a big body of artwork and creativity in the Grove City community The 33rd Annual Arts in the Alley is less than two months away and still looking for artists! For the second year in a row, the Fine Arts Show will have five separate categories in which artists can enter their work. The categories are Transparent Painting, Opaque Painting, Drawing, Three-Dimensional, and Other. According to Fine Arts Chairperson Rebecca Sommer, these category changes were necessary in order to “evenly spread out the different types of two dimensional pieces that are entered and create a more level field of judging.” The show is open to all levels of artists who feel that their work is suitable for judging. Artwork should be the Registrant’s original composition and execution and not be in possible violation of copyright laws. Sommer encourages artists from the Grove City Area as well as those from Franklin County and around Central Ohio to enter. The art will be seen by thousands of people, including Grove City residents and others who may be discovering Grove City for the first time. Artists are also asked to not enter any pieces that have previously been entered in any Arts in the Alley show. Judging will be done by a mix of three judges, who have not previously judged an Arts in the Alley Show. Two-dimensional art entries

Awards Best of Show from all categories: $300 prize Second of Show: $150 prize Distinguished Medium Awards: $75 prize given for each of the 5 categories Judge’s Choice: $50 honorable mention gift certificates awarded by each of the three judges People’s Choice: On $50 gift certificate is awarded. Ballots are collected from the viewing public. 9th Annual Helena McComb Floral Award: $500 from the McComb family in memory of one of the Festival’s co-founders. This award is in addition to any other award given. This entry must have a floral theme and the final decision will be made by the McComb family. must be suitably framed and wired for secure hanging. Framing and (matting) will be aesthetically included in the judge’s consideration. A simple wiring service will be provided directly across the street

from City Hall at Sommer House Gallery for a fee of $2. Three- dimensional entries may include a stand. Volunteers from the Grove City Arts Council will be on hand to help artists in need of assistance.

Tell your story. Introduce your business to the Grove City community and beyond by placing your message in this publication. Reach over 15,000 readers each month. To advertise in the Grove City Area Chamber of Commerce Business Monthly, contact ThisWeek Community News sales representative Mark Taylor at (740) 888-6027 or mtaylor@thisweeknews.com.

Don’t miss the next issue: Publish date: Aug. 16, 2012 Deadline: Aug. 1, 2012

Registration will take place Wednesday, Sept. 12 and Thursday, Sept. 13 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Fine Arts Registration table in the lobby of City Hall at 4035 Broadway. The entry fee is $15 payable by cash or check to: Grove

City Area Chamber of Commerce. For more information, contact Rebecca Sommer at 871-4620 or at sommerhousegallery@gmail.com or call the Grove City Area Chamber of Commerce at 875-9762.

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