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Issue 14

June 2011

Business After Hours

Event set for July 19 at fairgrounds An evening of fun with family, friends, and other chamber members is planned for July 19 at the Franklin County Fair. The Franklin County Agricultural Society is hosting a Business After Hours event for all members of a chamber of commerce within Franklin County. The event will allow chamber mem-

bers to connect with one another and enjoy the fair in a social and relaxed atmosphere. If registered by July 18, chamber members will receive a complimentary ticket to the event, with the opportunity to purchase discounted tickets for family and friends for $4 per ticket. Registration forms are available on

the Hilliard Area Chamber of Commerce website at Complimentary fair food and drinks can be enjoyed at the hospitality tent from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Ride tickets and wristbands for the fair can be purchased at the fair. Following the After Hours event, a

variety of entertainment options is available for fairgoers. From 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., the Junior Fair Musical Freestyle Horse Performance will be held in the Bob Evans Horse Arena. Community 4-H members will ride in costume on their horse to a personally chosen musical selection while individually competing in

this popular event. At 7:30 p.m., visit the grandstand to see the popular “Bulls & Barrels� event. Watch bull riders try to stay on their steer for eight seconds, and cheer on female barrel racers as they put their horses through their paces to earn cash and points in this fast-paced competition.

Some pictures of some of the fun from the 2010 Franklin County Fair. The Franklin County Agricultural Society is hosting a Business After Hours event for all members of a chamber of commerce within Franklin County. The event will allow chamber members to connect with one another and enjoy the fair in a social and relaxed atmosphere. Registration forms are available on the Hilliard Area Chamber of Commerce website at

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Hilliard Farm Market back for second year The Hilliard Farm Market has returned to Main Street after a successful first summer in 2010. Held from 4 to 7 p.m. every Tuesday on the corner of Main and Center in Old Hilliard, this event started as a project of Leadership Hilliard, a local program committed to enhancing the Hilliard community. The Hilliard Farm Market provides the community the opportunity to purchase locally grown

produce directly from farmers. The weekly market helps enhance the economic viability of our local farmers, while also providing the community with a variety of nutritious and healthy food options. The market also helps further the development of the Hilliard community by providing an activity which fosters social gathering and interaction. For more information, visit

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Hilliard Area Chamber of Commerce Hilliard Area Chamber of Commerce 4081 Main Street, Hilliard, OH 43206-1435 Phone: 614-876-7666, Fax: 614-876-3113 E-mail: Officers Heather Keck of Bowen & Keck Attorneys at Law Jeremy Felix of PNC Bank Rick Capuano of Credit Union of Ohio Carrie Stanley-Davis, Nationwide Insurance

Chair Vice Chair Treasurer Past chair

Board of Directors Tom Baker of Baker & Associates Insurance Agency Steve Bunyard of OhioHealth Dennis Gongwer of ProForma Graphic Impressions 2 Shawn McCabe of McCabe PrintWorks Bonnie Nyikes of Prudential Calhoon Company Realtors Cindy Seitz of Rosati Windows Jean Sickles of Premier Chiropractic Center of Mill Run Brian Wilson of Hilliard City Schools Staff Libby Gierach President/CEO Jessica Woolley Administrative Assistant Tyler Charles Intern

Hilliard Area Chamber of Commerce Business Monthly is a special advertising supplement to ThisWeek Community Newspapers. Hilliard 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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Leadership Hilliard to hold open house Louie’s Grill will be the place to be for those who wish to become more involved in the Hilliard community Leadership Hilliard will be holding an open house from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 9, at the Cemetery Road eatery for those interested in being a member of its class of 2012. The event will provide interested community members with the opportunity to learn more about the program, meet former participants, all while enjoying great food and conversation with other members of the Hilliard community.

Membership in the Hilliard Area Chamber of Commerce is not required to sign up for Leadership Hilliard, and anyone who lives in Hilliard or works in the Hilliard area is invited to take part in this leadership program. Anyone who gets a friend to sign up with them will receive $50 off the normal tuition price. Leadership Hilliard is in its seventh year, and offers members of the community an opportunity for personal growth, in addition to meeting new people and connecting with Hilliard organ-

izations. Classes will begin in September. Leadership Hilliard is a leadership development program, for existing and emerging leaders, sponsored by the Hilliard Area Chamber of Commerce. The leadership program is a series of classes designed to enhance teambuilding, leadership, networking opportunities, and to educate members on the history and current status of the Hilliard community. Leadership Hilliard’s goals are to: • identify existing and emerging lead-

Linda Ulrey named Renai Award winner The Hilliard Area Chamber of Commerce awarded a local businesswoman with its annual Renai Award this past June at the Hilliard Women in Business Luncheon. Linda Ulrey of Flyers Pizza was the 2011 recipient of the award, which is given to a local woman in business who best exemplifies the multifaceted talents and interLinda Ulrey ests it takes to be a positive contributor to the business community. The talent necessary to achieve success within the workplace, while also making positive

contributions to the community and maintaining balance in their own personal lives is far greater than any time in history. The award is named after the Renaissance period of history, in which humanity made great strides in many aspects of life. The recipient of this award exemplifies this talent, as well as a strong dedication to enhancing the community through business. To celebrate the first full day of summer, attendees of the luncheon were asked to wear their favorite flip flops, and voted on their favorites based on three different categories. Winners of these categories included Donna York of Susan E. Thomas, CPA for Most Colorful, Karla Larson-Miller of Bella Capelli Salone & Day Spa for Most Unique, and Beth Orr of Pella Windows & Doors for Best Overall.

ers. • develop civic responsibilities and leadership. • provide opportunity for communication with and among community leaders. • motivate and encourage people to work within Hilliard efficiently. • evaluate the impact of the program on the businesses, agencies, organizations and the community of Hilliard. For more information, call the chamber office at (614) 876-7666 or email

Seven Hilliard graduates receive Hollyfest Foundation scholarships Seven Hilliard graduates of 2011 received special recognition by the Hollyfest Scholarship Foundation sponsored by the Hilliard Area Chamber of Commerce. Hilliard Bradley recipients were Rebecca Nikolaus for the $8,000

scholarship and Christian VanHoose for the $2,000 scholarship. Nikolaus will be attending OSU and VanHoose will attend Thomas More College in Kentucky. Amy Wright of Hilliard Darby received an $8,000 scholarship,

and will attend Judson this fall. Darby classmate Nicole Kiefer, who will attend Bowling Green State University, was awarded a $2,000 scholarship. See SEVEN HILLIARD, page 4

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New Hilliard Area Chamber of Commerce members Papa John’s Andrew Dunbar 3644 Main Street Hilliard, OH 43026 (614) 777-4545 Making a quality pizza using better ingredients has been the foundation of Papa Panera Bread John’s for more than 25 years. Our Hilliard Crystal Bevins location on Main Street has been commit3625 Fishinger Blvd. ted to delivering on the “Better Ingredients, Hilliard, OH 43026 Better Pizza” brand promise since 1995. (614) 876-9900 View our menu and order online at Covelli Enterprises, LLC, the local franchisee of Panera Bread, is proud to announce the Applebee’s opening of our newest bakery café on HilliardMark James Rome Rd., featuring the first drive-thru in Cen5561 Westchester Woods Blvd. tral Ohio. With our identity rooted in handHilliard, OH 43026 crafted, fresh-baked, artisan bread, Panera (614) 527-9670 Bread is committed to providing great ing, quality food that people can trust. For Great place with great value. Something more info on the franchise, including bakerycafe locations, visit for everyone. Girl’s Night Out on Wednesday 9 p.m. – midnight, 2 for $20 deals, kids eat free Wednesday, unlimited soup and salad FirstEnergy Solutions 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Jabree Wade 341 White Pond Drive #B3 Jed’s Fireballs & Brew Akron, OH 44320 Ryan Johnson (330) 315-6842 3799 Park Mill Run Drive Hilliard, OH 43026 Partnered with Volunteer Energy, FirstEn(614) 767-0000 ergy Solutions has been helping business and commercial customers in central and A Rock & Roll Sports themed Restaurant southern Ohio cut energy expenses by providing competitively priced electric genera- and Bar specializing in Fireballs: Boneless, tion supply. Receive the same service and skinless chicken breast tenders cut into billing from your utility, but get a low electric large chunks, lightly breaded and flash fried. generation price from a company with expe- Available in any of our 15 homemade sauces. With 30 HDTVs, an outdoor patio and 20 rience you can trust. Panera Bread Crystal Bevins 1661 Hilliard Rome Road Columbus, OH 43228 (614) 457-8500

Seven Hilliard grads receive Hollyfest Foundation scholarships Continued from page 3 Hilliard Davidson recipients were Bailey Burnside, who received an $8,000 scholarship and Matthew Arthur with a $2,000 scholarship. Burnside and Arthur will both be attending The Ohio State University. Tolles Career & Technical Center student Kirstyn Federer received a $1,000 scholarship and will be attending Ot-


terbein University. The funds to provide these scholarships come from the proceeds of the Hollyfest Scholarship Auction which is held in November at the Makoy Center. This year the event will be on Friday, Nov. 4. The event is open to the public and features a dinner with cocktails, silent and live auction as well as a reverse raffle. Beers on Tap, we are more than just a sports Cupcake Yum.Yum is a family owned, arbar! Check us out at www.JedsFireballtisan bakery. All of our Yums, frostings, and fillings are made by hand using all natural and organic ingredients. Menu: Spiced Maple Eastman & Smith, Ltd. Bacon, Zing Me, Chocolate 3, Orange CreamChristopher Lardiere sicle, Cookie Dough, Grasshopper and Fla100 East Broad Street vor of the Month. Eat them. Buy more. They’re Suite 2100 small! Columbus, OH 43215 (614) 564-1470 Banyan Tree Rehabilitation Michael Merriman, PT Founded in 1844, Eastman & Smith Ltd. 5514 Nike Drive provides legal services to both individual Hilliard, OH 43026 and corporate clients with a variety of needs, 614-529-8733 including publicly held corporations; privately held commercial, industrial, manufacturing Banyan Tree Rehabilitation, a Physiotherand service businesses of all sizes; public entities; professional practices; health care apy Associates company, is staffed by liinstitutions; financial institutions; construction censed physical therapists who are skilled in both manual and exercise therapy. We companies; and insurance carriers. specialize in orthopedic physical therapy, treating vestibular disorders, whiplash inMotion Hand and Physical Therapy juries, and workers’ compensation injuries, Brad Isaac and more. We accept Medicare, Medicaid, 3716 Ridge Mill Drive TriCare and most major commercial insurHilliard, OH 43026 ances. (614) 771-8537 Motion is a comprehensive rehabilitation Edward Jones partnership between you, your doctor and Timothy Payne your therapist designed around your life – 5407 Roberts Road not just your injury. Our personal touch is Hilliard, OH 43026 the heart and soul behind our unique process (614) 921-1736 to get you back to work, to your family, and to your life. Our care will move you! Whether you want to plan for retirement, save for college, reduce tax bills or insure Cupcake Yum.Yum you have income to cover your expenses, Scarlett Kilzer we can provide personalized service and inP.O. Box 36 vestment strategies that have proven themHilliard, OH 43026 selves over the long-term. (614) 306-1700



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Chair’s perspective

Some reflections on the value of perspectives Every month, I write the “Chair’s Perspective.” Today, my reflection is on the word ‘perspective’ which is defined as: to look through. Our beliefs and opinions are formed when we look through our own experiences to create them. As you and I have lived different lives in different places with different experiences, so will our perspective on the same event be different. I’ve had the opportunity this week to challenge my prior beliefs. Facing a serious family situation can change your perspective on a lot of issues; things I

used to think were difficult or important have definitely been put into the category of “not so big a deal any more.” I recognized that my own perspective HEATHER and opinions are generally rooted in what KECK I’ve personally experienced, and that is what makes it true for me. However, it’s easy to see where others, not having experienced the same events, might consider the

exact same situation as easier or harder or scarier or less important than I view it. Prior to having children, I would have thought a bee sting hurt. Since giving birth, I’ve torn both Achilles tendons and had a full ankle surgery. Painful? Sure. As painful as childbirth? Not so much. Luckily, that experience helped me put other injuries into perspective. Now, discussing labor pains is outside of the normal subject matter of this column — so let me get to the point. When have you sat down to reflect on the perspective of your customer, client,

Spotlight on Business: Scioto Ridge United Methodist Church For over 40 years we have been committed to families and community growth. Children are important to us and we are committed to the growth of our Children’s Ministries. 370 children attended Vacation Bible School last year. This year’s theme is PandaMania and will be held on July 18-22. Our VBS theme is not the same. Each child will receive the opportunity to engage in a science rotation and enjoy unique crafts. Child care is always available during all of our services and other events. All volunteers receive child safety training and must pass a back ground check. Last year, over 800 children’s lives were touched by our Celebration City Children’s Ministry.

Our Mom’s Day Out program just celebrated its 25th anniversary as a support system. Over 144 children have experienced the opportunity to learn and share together. We offer Upward Sports, which meets during the winter which includes basketball and cheerleading. Classes are available for children of all ages at each of our three worship services each weekend. You are invited to join us on Saturdays, 6 p.m. or Sundays 9:30 a.m. for contemporary worship or Sundays 11 a.m. for traditional worship. Please visit our web site for additional information at Scioto Ridge United Methodist Church is at 4343 Dublin Road and the office can be reached by calling (614) 8764343.

or even your competition? You may be missing out on a great opportunity to better serve your community by looking through someone else’s eyes. If you’re facing a difficult problem or decision and a solution seems out of your grasp — maybe a change in view is all you need. When you look at your beliefs as a reflection of your perspective, you are able to really see the situation for what it is — and not through the lens of your own experiences. A great place to share problems, while gaining knowledge from the experience of others, is at a

Chamber of Commerce luncheon or networking event. Your fellow members are here to help and have potentially faced the same difficulties you are going through right now. Learning from their mistakes or successes is a great benefit of your membership, so don’t be afraid to introduce yourself and ask questions. Everyone is willing to help and when we learn together, we grow together. Hope to “see” you at an event soon. Heather Keck is the chair of Hilliard Area Chamber of Commerce.

Chamber members’ anniversaries The Chamber would like to recognize our chamber for ten or more years as of July 2011: members who have continually supported the 21 years purpose of the chamber and its activities. Buckeye Nissan – Tim Spires The following members have invested in the Scioto Valley – Spencer Jacobs

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Taste of Hilliard & Business Expo to return for second year on Aug. 10 The Taste of Hilliard & Business Expo is reAdmission to the event for the general public is turning this year after the event brought in over $10 cash, and includes “tasting” privileges, as well 700 community members in its inaugural year. as a complimentary raffle ticket for door prizes, Chamber businesses are encouraged to be a part which will be given away during the event. of this exciting and growing event, which will take PRESENTING SPONSOR place from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 10, at the Makoy Center. The Taste of Hilliard & Business Expo allows Hilliard-area entrepreneurs to showcase their business to the rest of the Hilliard community. Registration forms are available at the Hilliard Area Chamber of Commerce website at www. Space is filling up quickly, so businesses should return their forms as soon as possible to ensure a table at the Expo.



Member bits • From 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. on Friday, July 15, Willis & Willis, Co., LPA and Ohio State Bookkeeping, LLC along with two other businesses will provide a seminar on “All Things Payroll.” The seminar covers payroll legal issues, payroll taxes, defined benefit plans, employee insurance issues, and Section 125 plans. The seminar will be held at Willis & Willis at 4653 Trueman Blvd, Suite 100 in Hilliard. Light breakfast to be served at 8 a.m. RSVP by calling (614) 777-8000

and speaking to Cheri or Debbie. • Bella Capelli Salone & Day Spa is celebrating its one-year anniversary with an open house from 5-9 p.m. on Saturday, July 16. There will be raffles and discounts on services. Come and enjoy food and music while seeing this renovated business in Old Hilliard, 4098 Main Street. For more information go to or call (614) 771-6774. • From from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, July 30, First Ser-

Calendar TUESDAY, JULY 19 Business After Hours, with other central Ohio Chambers of Commerce members Franklin County Fair, 4100 Columbia Street 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug, 9 Leadership Hilliard Open House Louie’s Grill, 4453 Cemetery Road 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10 Taste of Hilliard & Business Expo Makoy Center, 5462 Center Street 4:30-7:30 p.m.


The following restaurants and meeting facilities are participating and are providing for the Taste of Hilliard: Ange’s Pizza, Applebee’s, Courtyard by Marriott, Cupcake Yum.Yum, Dave & Buster’s, Flyers Pizza & Subs, Heritage Golf Club, Hooters, Jed’s Fireballs & Brew, Jet’s Pizza, Kitamu Coffee, Makoy Center, Otie’s Tavern & Grill, Panera Bread, Papa John’s Pizza, Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers, Rusty Bucket - Dublin, Sam’s Club, Sports on Tap, Sunny Street Café, Texas Roadhouse, The Old Bag of Nails, The Olive Tree Café, and Tim Hortons Mill Run.

vice Federal Credit Union will connect with the youth in the community by hosting Dollar Dog Kids Club Saturday. To learn more, visit www. or call (614) 8360100. • Allstate Insurance Company recognized local Allstate agency owner Marty Mitchell as having earned the designation of Allstate Premier Service Agent for 2011 for exceeding customer expectations.

Have you renewed your Chamber membership? We appreciate your continued support of the Chamber’s work on behalf of the business community. We appreciate you being a chamber member and look forward to another great year! We would like to thank the following members who have reinvested as of press time: American Air — Heating • Cooling • Electric • Plumbing; Jet’s Pizza; PharmaForce, Inc.; and Mall at Tuttle Crossing.

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More than 120 tee off at golf outing Rainy weather and gray skies did not dampen the spirit of over 120 golfers at the annual chamber golf outing on June 20. Despite the inclement weather, golfers competed in numerous skill games for various prizes and enjoyed a variety of complimentary drinks and cuisine. The Chamber appreciates the support of the golf outing sponsors. Community members are encouraged to help thank these businesses by patronizing them this summer!

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The 2011 Chamber Golf Outing winning team: Jeff Gray (left), Jeff Febus and Chad Gray. Absent is Josh Curtis.

Altercare of Hilliard Jacadis Shawan Marquis Insurance Agency Sign*A*Rama Hole Sponsors AAA Baker & Associates Insurance Agency CompManagement, Inc. Credit Union of Ohio Hilliard Dry Cleaners Indiana Wesleyan University - Columbus Mayfair Village OhioHealth Panera Bread The Laurels of Hilliard Vargo Companies Door Prizes/Goodie Bag Item Donors AAA Aflac - Greg Brogan Banyan Tree Rehabilitation Buffalo Wild Wings Cartridge World CME Federal Credit Union

Donato’s Pizza Hooters Indiana Wesleyan University - Columbus Jim Keim Ford Notary One Mobile Signature Services Panera Bread Par Golf PNC Bank Power Shack Fitness Centers Premier Chiropractic Center of Mill Run Prudential Calhoon Company Realtors – Karen & Doug Parker Sunset Cemetery Vargo Companies Western Credit Union Volunteers Jean Gualtieri – Active Travel Dale Houghtlen – Jim Keim Ford Kristi North – Indiana Wesleyan University – Columbus Jean Sickles – Premier Chiropractic Center of Mill Run

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Yes! We offer business services, too! First Service is here to provide you with tools to make your business successful. We can provide you cost effective business services, merchant processing for card acceptance, commer- First Service is located at 2164 Hilliard Rome Road (at the corner of Nike Drive) cial real estate and business loans. 2164 Hilliard Rome Road (at the corFranklin County. First Service has branch learn more, visit www. First Service is Franklin County’s locations serving Central Ohio in Hilliard, Anyone interested in learning more ner of Nike Drive) Manage your finances – from any- first community credit union and we Grove City, Groveport, Reynoldsburg, about the advantages of belonging to Phone: (614) 920-6331 offer membership to anyone that lives, and employees of Nationwide Children’s First Service, should contact: Switch for the savings … Stay for the where! Cynthia Music, branch manager service! Our checking accounts feature con- works, attends school, or worships in Hospital, along with online banking. To

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