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


Progress Through People

Issue 10

Annual Meeting to feature Bill Hosket The Grove City Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting will be held from 7:30- 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 28. The event will be held at Grand Oaks Event Center, 1801 Gateway Circle. Former Ohio State University basketball and NBA star Bill Hosket will attend as the keynote speaker for the event. This year’s Presenting Sponsor of the Annual Meeting is Anthem Insurance and this year’s Gold Sponsor is Grand Oaks Event Center Hosket’s accomplishments as a player were remarkable. He was the Ohio High School Player of the year in 1964 and MVP of the state tournament. At OSU, he led the team in scoring and rebounding all three varsity seasons (a feat accomplished by only one other OSU player, Jerry Lucas) and was named All

Presenting sponsor OSU’s first Academic All-American. In his senior year, he was awarded the Big Ten’s Medal of Honor, recognizing both his athletic and academic accomplishments. Upon graduation, he was OSU’s fourth all-time scorer and second all-time rebounder. But more than an outstanding basketball player, Hosket was a true champion. He led Dayton Belmont to the state Bill Hosket title in 1964 and OSU to a Big Ten chamBig Ten and All American. He also was pionship and Final Four appearance in named All Big Ten Academic all three 1968. Upon graduation, he was selectseasons and has the distinction of being ed to the U.S. Olympic Men’s Basket-

Inside this issue • The Annual Meeting • The Networking Events — City BBQ — Harrison College

• Focus on Business: — Grove City Tree Service • Upcoming Chamber events • … And much more

Save the Date! • The 4th annual Taste of Grove • Annual Meeting (OSU City & Business Expo — basketball All-American, Bill Hosket, 5:30 - 8 p.m. March 21 at keynote speaker) — South-Western Career Academy 7:30 - 10 a.m. March 28 at Grand Oaks Event Center

ball Team which won the gold medal in 1968 Mexico City games. He was a member of the New York Knicks 1970 NBA Championship team. He is a high school, college, Olympic and professional champion. After retiring, Hosket began a successful business career in the paper and insurance industries and is a partner in the Hosket and Ulen Insurance Agency. But he’s never totally left the sport he loved. He served three terms on the US Olympic Basketball Committee, cofounded and ran Buckeye Basketball

Camp for more than 25 years, and for years, was a game analyst on ESPN’s Big Ten televised game package. Hosket is a member of the OSU’s Athletic Hall of Fame. He was named in 1993 to the National Association of Basketball Coaches Silver Anniversary team and also was honored in 2002 by the Ohio High School Athletic Association with its highest honor, the Ethics and Integrity Award. In 1998, Hosket was named president of the OHSAA Foundation. He and his wife,Patty, have three grown sons and reside in Columbus. Cost of the event is $15 and can be accepted by Visa/MasterCard, check or cash at the Chamber office at 4069 Broadway. Please sign up before 5 p.m. on Friday, March 23. Spots for the Annual Meeting are going fast, so please get your seat while you can.

Farmers’ Market banners are still available The Grove City Area Chamber of Commerce is offering Chamber Member businesses the opportunity to advertise on banners at the Farmers’ Market. The banners will placed on Stringtown Road from July to September. The cost is $185 to display for three years. Banners measure 28” x 71” featuring a 28” x 18” area for your high-resolution business image. Contact the Chamber today to reserve your banner. This price includes all artwork fees for base design of banners and placement of high-resolution logos and simple te xt for individual business sponsors. This price does not include artwork fees for creating or fixing logos for business sponsors.

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Time again for the Grove City map publication Every other year, when spring is about to come around, the Chamber starts work on its map of Grove City. This year, the Chamber is glad

to work with Novo Print USA, who published our wonderful Business Directory last year. This year, we will be giving out 3,000 maps.

Not only that, the Chamber also will be making our map interactive this year by posting it on our website, and giving our advertisers a QR Code. Potential cus-

tomers will be able to scan the code and be transferred to your business’ website, or be able to learn where they are located. This is a fantastic opportunity

Chamber’s new website has current, past business monthlies The Grove City Chamber of Commerce has launched a new and improved website. The website offers various tabs for searching that include current events, upcoming events and a member search. The website also includes a business directory which lists each business involved in the Chamber. The lower right hand corner of the website houses a box with a newspaper that is

called Business Monthly. If clicked, you will be able to see current and past Business Monthlies, just in case you miss an issue or if you want to refer back to a certain article. This is just one of many facets that the Chamber website has; another excellent feature of the new website is weekly updates for Business of the Week. A new business is featured and gives the audience a quick introduction video and some infor-

mation on the business. The website features a full Board of Directors listing, which includes full contact information. The new Grove City Chamber of Commerce website is another outstanding way to keep updated with news and the current businesses in Grove City. Come check out the Business Monthly at:

To advertise in the Grove City Area Chamber of Commerce Business Monthly, contact ThisWeek Community Newspapers sales representative Mark Taylor at (740) 888-6027 or

to get your business highlighted in the homes of the everyday Grove City resident. If you would like to advertise your business on the Grove City map, which is a two-year publication, please contact the Grove


City Area Chamber of Commerce at 614- 875-9762 or Lori DeLaus at Novo Print USA at 1-585-7373655. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity for Chamber Members only.

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Chamber to bring small business advisory assistance to Grove City The 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 offer small business advisory services on a monthly basis to the Grove City business community beginning in April. According to Executive Director Bill Diehl, Nancy Stoll, a Certified Business Advisor® 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 Nancy Stoll expertise and confidential oneon-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. Typical business advisory assistance that will be offered encompasses those areas specializing in financial, marketing, production, organization, engineering, technology, feasibility, business planning and start-up guidance. And, you can rest assured that your business with the OSBDC will

remain confidential. As stated in last month’s Business Monthly, these OSBDC business development assistance services are as close to a “free steak dinner” (forget the “free lunch”) that an existing business owner or budding entrepreneur can hope for. By pooling resources from the federal, state and local governments, the educational community, the Chamber of Commerce and the private sector, these OSBDC’s services are provided at no charge. 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,” states 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’ — professional assistance at no cost to you!” For more information on the programs and services available to you through the OSBDC@ CSCC, visit their website at


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Spotlight on business: Grove City Tree Service Spring time is quickly approaching and it’s time to start thinking about sprucing up your yards. Grove City Tree Service was established in the mid 1980s by Bill and Lena Cassady. Currently, daughter and son-in-law, Caroline Cassady Shroyer and Jeff Shroyer continue to manage the business on the same morals and values that the business began. They provide a professional and enthusiastic atti-

tude toward their company. A unique benefit to the business is that Jeff is a Certified Arborist with the International Society of Arboriculture. Grove City Tree Service offers tree and bush trimming and removal. They also provide stump grinding services and sell seasoned firewood. Caroline and Jeff thoroughly enjoy having their business in Grove City because of the big town amenities with a small town feel. They also feel it’s important

to give back to the community who has supported them. Caroline serves as a new Chamber board member, serves on the Ambassador committee, Chair of the SW Leadership program, volunteers at community events such as Arts in the Alley, Taste of Grove City, the Chamber Auction, etc. Grove City Tree Service is open year round. They are fully insured and the staff is experienced to handle any size tree job. Grove City Tree Service is

fully equipped with equipment such as a crane, bucket trucks, chippers, stump grinders and other various trucks and equipment. They focus on providing a professional experience for their customers. “Our crew understands it’s important to exceed

expectations one yard at a time” said Jeff. Grove City Tree Service offers free estimates. For more information, contact the business at 614-871-2979. Check out their website at

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Health savings accounts have tax advantage Many taxpayers do not fully utilize the tax advantage of their health savings accounts (HSA) by not properly funding them and then paying medical expenses from other personal accounts. Contributions to health savings accounts are deductible for federal and Ohio tax purposes. The 2011 contribution limits for health savings accounts are $3,050 for individual coverage

and $6,150 for family coverage. You can contribute an extra $1,000 if you turned age 55 or Allen R. Houk older during the year. You have until April 17, 2012 to make your 2011 contributions. Be certain to indicate to the trustee the tax year for which you are making a contribution.

Health savings accounts can be used to pay all co-pays for prescriptions, doctors, dentists, vision services, braces and many other qualified medical expenses. If you are anticipating medical expenses that your insurance policy does not pay for, consider fully funding your HSA to ensure that these expenses will be taxdeductible. Medical expenses not paid by

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using the HSA account funds must exceed 7.5 percent of your adjusted gross income to qualify for a tax deduction, meaning many expenses fail to qualify. If you have questions regarding the proper use of health savings accounts, consult your local Certified Public Accountant.

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Spotlight on business: World of Bounce Climbing up a two-story ladder, crawling through a small hole, counting to three, 1-2-3, and racing your friends down the fastest slide in Grove City is one of the fun and energetic things that you will find yourself getting into at World of Bounce. World of Bounce, or WOB as

the employees refer to it, offers a new and interesting twist in bringing fun to Grove City. From slides to mazes, bouncy basketball games, castles, and a gigantic dodgeball dome, WOB has a lot to offer and can turn a dull weeknight into an exciting night out.

World of Bounce offers Open Bounce, where everyone can come in from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, and from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Family Night is from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday evening; two chil-

dren and two adults can get a large pizza and drinks for $30. They also offer private parties, where you can rent out the bounce rooms for all your Bounce Parties! World of Bounce caters to all ages of people and hosts birthday parties for kids, family re-

unions, bachelorette parties, graduation parties and retirement parties, to name a few. And for added fun, ask one of the friendly WOB employees, in the tie-dyed shirts, to play some Frisbee, have a bounce race or to do some hula hooping.

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Proceed cautiously on spring gardening As our nonexistent winter fades, people itch to do something — anything — in the yard. You can start the yard work to-do list, just don’t plant tomatoes. Central Ohio is notorious for weather surprises, so be prepared for additional cold snaps possibly into May. First check the soil for workability. Take a handful of soil and gently squeeze into a ball and drop it on the ground. If it crumbles,begin digging. If it stays in a ball — wait for drier conditions. Should you be impatient and work our clay soil when it’s too wet, you’ll have

adobe brick all summer. Plant pansies in containers or the ground. Sow seeds of cold-tolerant veggies, such as peas, turnips, kale, spinach and fava beans. In Michael Leach early April, set out cabbage, onion and broccoli plants. Wait until mid-May before you even think about those tomatoes, cucumbers, squash and other tropical plants needing warm soil, not merely warm air. Prune out dead, broken and rubbing branches on shrubs, treat the lawn for crab grass

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only if it was a problem last summer. Divide and transplant summer- and fall-flowering perennials, and plant bare-root roses, trees and such. Plan to walk at a nature park to savor a beautiful spring afternoon. The yard work won’t run away, but spring will. Michael Leach is a master gardener and former garden reporter with The Columbus Dispatch. For more help, please visit or, where Michael blogs.

Michael Leonard, a WOB employee, said, “It’s as much fun to work here as it is to play here.” For more information on World of Bounce or to book a party, call 614- 277-0600 or log on to WorldofBounceparty. com.

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Grove City Area Chamber of Commerce Business Monthly is a special adver tising supplement to ThisWeek Community Newspapers. Grove City Area Chamber of Commerce Business Monthly is not responsible for opinions and vie ws expressed in the paid advertisement in the business profiles. All real estate advertising herein is subject to the federal F air Housing Act, which makes it illegal to adver tise “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 any 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.

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Chamber of Commerce Board & Staff BOARD OF DIRECTORS Darlene Murphy — President; V ice-Chair — Ar ts in Alley & 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

Grant Miller — VP — Education; Chair — SW Leader 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

Robert Halley – Heartland Bank – Term: 2010-2012

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

Tim Harris — VP Finance —Chair man of Bylaws and Policy Review — Hir th, Norris and Garrison — T erm: 2011-2013

Toni VanHorn — VP Go vernment Affairs, Chair - WE: LEAD Program — Sound Communications — T erm: 2010-2012

Allen Houk — President-Elect Allen R. Houk CP A CMA — T erm: 2012-2014

Tricia Zelenak — Monterey Care Center — T erm: 2012 – 2014

Rick Louder — VP Membership; Chair — T aste of Grove City O’Char ley’s — T erm: 2012 Christopher Love — Southwest Chiropractic — T erm: 2012 – 2014

STAFF William H. Diehl — Executive Director Marilyn Reiner — Director of Member ship Services Chris Thompson — Director of Chamber Relations Melissa Sims — Administrative Assistant

Dave Stuckey joins forces with Hoffman & Associates David A. Stuckey LUTCF has joined forces with Hoffmann & Associates Insurance Service and opened the Hoffmann & Associates Insurance Services Grove City office last week. Stuckey is no stranger to Grove

City. He has been in the Grove City area since 1987. He is able to offer more options with a full range of insurance coverages. Please join us in wishing David much success! Feel free to stop by or call to

We understand the importance of being creative and thinking outside the box when it comes to serving our clients’ needs. We’d love to speak with you and how we can help you buy or sell your home. Summer Sausage Hobo Packets Recipe Makes: 8 servings. Prep Time: 25 minutes Grill Time: 20 minutes


• 1 pound summer sausage, cut into 1-inch pieces • 4 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes • 3 cups shredded cabbage • 1 large sweet onion, halved and sliced • 1 medium green pepper, cut into strips • 1 medium sweet red pepper, cut into strips • 1 small zucchini, sliced • 1 small yellow summer squash, sliced • 1 pound chicken tenderloins, cut into 1-inch pieces • 2 medium tomatoes, cut into wedges • 1/2 cup butter, cut into eight cubes • 1/4 cup prepared Italian salad dressing


1. In a large bowl, combine first eight ingredients. Gently stir in chicken and tomatoes. Divide mixture among eight double thicknesses of heavy-duty foil (about 12 in. square). Top each with a butter cube.. 2. Fold foil around mixture and seal tightly. Grill, covered, over medium heat for 20-25 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink and vegetables are tender. Carefully open foil to allow steam to escape; drizzle with dressing.

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find out how David can help you. The address is Hoffmann and Associates Insurance Services, 3955 Broadway, Grove City, OH 43123. His email is The website is


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WE:LEAD presents local women business owners’ success stories The Grove City Area Chamber of Commerce’s sponsored committee WE:LEAD; Women Executives Leading Empowering And Developing, held a luncheon on Wednesday, Feb. 22, at The Grand Oaks Event Center. The lively discussion was moderated by KeyBank assistant vice president and branch manager Monique Brown, who also is a founding committee member. The panel was made up of three motivating and successful women business owners: Kelly VanSyckle, owner/operator of The Goddard School, Dr. Paula Zimmerman, dentist and co-owner of

Grove City Family Dentistry, and Peggy Mosher, CEO/ owner of Grand Oakes Event and Business Center. The women shared their stories of hopes, dreams, obstacles, rewards and successes, all of which inspired them to start their businesses and motivate them now to continue their dreams as successful business owners in the Grove City community. The luncheon was attended by more than 30 women who enjoyed the setting in front of a picturesque grand fireplace that welcomes you into the event center. “This is my first WE:LEAD

event and it definitely won’t be my last! This was inspiring and motivating for all women!” wrote one of the attendees. WE:LEAD is a women in business committee whose mission is to provide education and networking opportunities to the women in Grove City and its surrounding communities. Please contact the Grove City Area Chamber of Commerce at (614) 875-9762 to register for this event, or if you would like become involved with WE:LEAD. KeyBank and Key4Women is a proud Corporate Sponsor of WE:LEAD.

The community’s second job fair scheduled The Grove City Chamber of Commerce and the City of Grove City are partnering together again to bring the community its second job fair. The job fair will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 24, at St. John’s Church on Columbus Street. This event will bring many opportunities to the

community, including many jobs ranging from entry-level to management. We expect similar industries to be present as they were for the first job fair, including industries ranging from banks, restaurants, distribution companies, insurance agencies and much more.

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