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Upper Arlington Area Chamber of Commerce

Business Monthly The Power to Make a Difference

July 2012

Issue 49


Vaughn Music Studio to sponsor Taste of UA Music Program

The Taste of UA began as a small gathering of businesses at Tremont Center and grew into an annual event that fills Northam Park. In addition to featuring food from area restaurants and local businesses, there has always been a musical component to the Taste of UA. In past years, local bands such as Willie Phoenix, Avalon Nine, The Ark Band, Cougar Trap, The Majestic’s and McGuffey Lane have performed at the Taste.

“For the first time in the Taste of UA’s 19 years, we are so please that Vaughn Music Studio has agreed to sponsor the festival’s music program. As the Taste event continues to grow, we are also trying to grow the musical aspect of the event. Bringing Vaughn on board is essential to the growth of the event as an opportunity for local musicians to gain exposure and entertain the thousands of people who attend the Taste,” says Becky Hajost, president of the Upper Arlington Area Chamber of Commerce. Vaughn Music Studio’s (VMS) new facility located on Riverside Drive features multiple acoustically isolated lesson rooms, a state of the art recording studio, and a 1,000 square feet performance space. VMS is a full-service music studio providing artist development, music instruction and recording, voice, guitar, piano, drums, performance coaching, workshops and webinars. “Vaughn is an asset to Columbus’ artistic community. Bringing their production know how is essential to growing the Taste as we look to feature more local bands and musicians at the Taste. We hope to evolve into a multiday festival promoting local music and talent. We love that we give recognition to area restaurants and food vendors, so we think that it is natural to add an expanded musical piece to the Taste of UA. In brain storming with Collin Gawel of Collin’s Coffee, Cindy Vaughn of Vaughn Music Studios and Doug Ryan, the Chamber’s board president, we came to agree

Top: Avalon Nine will be performing from 6 to 9 p .m . at the Bier Garten stage . Bottom left: Grassinine will be on the Main stage from 7:15 to 8:30 p .m . Bottom right: Good Company will provide a classic rock experience on the Main stage from 6:15 to 7 p .m . Not pictured: Don’t miss the original sound of Central Planners from 5 to 6 p .m . on the Main stage . that we could add an expanded local music production to the Taste. The Taste has brought recognition to area restaurants, why not to local musicians as well,” says Hajost. Residents of Upper Arlington can enjoy music in the parks free during the summer with familyoriented concerts. “Listening to live music, close to home, is one of the wonderful benefits of living

in Upper Arlington. As supporters of local artists we welcome the opportunity to provide artful en-

counters for our community,” says Lynette Santoro-Au, Arts Manager City of Upper Arlington.

This year’s Taste of UA will feature the following local bands. Central Planners – The Central Planners blend a vast array of influences and musical experience resulting in a sound that can only be described as original. The end result is music that is melodic, sometimes heavy, with an appropriate amount of 30-something angst, sarcasm and optimism. Main stage 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Good Company – Central Ohio’s total classic rock experience, Good Company plays your favorite rock music from the late ’60s and early ’70s featuring songs from Fleetwood Mac and Grand Funk Railroad to Bob Seger and Sweet and everything in between. Main stage 6:15 to 7:00 p.m. Grassinine – Grassinine is a bluegrass-style band that plays all sorts of stuff from Flatt & Scruggs to U2 and everything in between. Main stage 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. Avalon Nine – Avalon Nine’s music is flavored with the sounds of San Francisco’s Avalon Ballroom and contemporary Americana. The result is a fresh--- but familiar – sound, and their original material pays homage to American folk, rock and pop traditions. Bier Garten stage 6 to 9 p.m.

Inside this issue Fun for the entire family . . . . . . . . . . .2

Behind the scenes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7

Exhibitors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4

2011 Taste of UA winners . . . . . . . . . .8

Event map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5

And more …

Calendar of Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 New members . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6

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Fun for the entire family

If you are looking for something fun to do with your entire family, then the Taste of UA is the event for you. The Taste of UA offers food, fun and more and admission is free. Kids and Buckeye fans alike will enjoy the Buckeye Mobile Tour, which travels throughout the State of Ohio, engaging fans through Buckeye-branded vehicles, interactive games and sponsor activities. Along with the Buckeye Mobile Tour, there will be amusement rides, a mobile kiddie train, and a climbing wall for those who dare to reach for the sky. If it’s a hot day, cool off at Bello Giardino with a run through their water mister. And if you have been participating in the Upper Arlington Public Library’s summer reading club, head over to the dunk tank sponsored

by the UAPL and dunk your favorite librarian. For those with a taste for specialty craft beer, visit the expanded Bier Garten sponsored by the Heidelberg Distributing Company. Heidelberg will have their beer master on hand to speak about their craft beers. “On tap will be Brooklyn beers and Labatt Blue and we will be serving Woodbridge wines as well this year,” says Dan Diem, General Manager, Heidelberg. This year’s Bier Garten is expanding in size due to its popularity and once again will be located on the south-west side of St. Agatha Catholic Church’s property so that it will have great visibility and easy access. The Taste of UA will take place rain or shine from 3:30 to 8:30 p.m.

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Taste of UA Committee Chip Ashby

Nationwide Insurance Ashby Agency Edie Blough Title First Agency Janet Boissy Indus Hotels Sunita Byg Sunita S. Byg - Metlife Charlie Groezinger SGO Designer Glass Chris Guglielmi Jimmy John’s Gourmet Subs Becky Hajost UAACC Kelli Hastings Telhio Credit Union Elizabeth Krause UAACC Tom Large Time Out Amusements Chris Miller The Arlington Bank Susan Ozmeral KeyBank Michele Rapp Ladies Explorer Club LLC Doug Ryan Douglas Real Estate Andy Schmidt Schmidt’s of German Village Debbie Segor UAACC Susan Toothman RE/MAX Premier Choice Realtors - Susan Toothman Donna Vorce First Impressions

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Thank you to our Taste of UA sponsors

The Taste of UA would not happen without the support of our sponsors. The Upper Arlington Chamber of Commerce would like to thank the following companies for their sponsorship:


Arlington Urgent Care Fifth Third Bank


First Community Village Key Bank • PNC Bank Tri-Village Magazine Yard Solutions • WOW!


Columbus School for Girls Indus Hotels Lane Avenue Chiropractic Nicola Restaurant and Bar Schmidt’s of German Village Two Men and a Truck

Thank You Charlie

For the past three years, Charlie Groezinger of SGO Designer Glass has served as co-chair, and for the past two years has served as chair of the Taste of UA. The Upper Arlington Area Chamber of Commerce is deeply grateful for all of Charlie’s hard work and dedication to bringing the Taste of UA to fruition. Charlie is a hands-on team player who can be depended Charlie Groezinger, co-chair of Taste of UA pitching in on to do such tasks as mark- at the Bier Garten at 2011’s event along with voluning the field, pouring beer in teers Eric Brown and Dan Casey . the Bier Garten, overseeing logistics and making sure that Northam Park is clean after the Taste of UA. Charlie is a jack of all trades from the Community Marketplace to the Annual Chamber Celebration to the Taste of UA. He has also placed the large billboard signs advertising Chamber events that you see around Upper Arlington. Charlie is completing his 2nd term and finishing his 6th year serving on the board of trustees. Thank you Charlie!

Upper Arlington Area Chamber of Commerce Upper Arlington Area Chamber of Commerce 2152 Tremont Center, Upper Arlington, OH 43221 Phone: 614-481-5710 Fax: 614-481-5711

BOARD OF TRUSTEES Officers Doug Ryan, Chair Douglas Real Estate, Inc. Edie Blough, Vice Chair, Membership Title First Agency Rich Dumas, Vice Chair, Finance HHH CPA Group Tony Macaluso, Vice Chair, Business Advocacy Macaluso Landscaping Co. Ltd. Wes Newhouse, Vice Chair Economic Development, Newhouse, Prophater, Letcher & Moots Peter Hahn, Vice Chair, Legal Dinsmore & Shohl Don Leach, Outgoing Chair Dinsmore & Shohl LLP Chip Ashby, Chair of Public Relations, Nationwide Insurance

Trustees Janet Boissy, Indus Hotels Daniel Casey, Focus Becky Converse, The Forum at Knightsbridge Jeff Danizer, Edward Jones Investments Kathy Gill, 1st Vice Chair, Retail The Publishing Group Chris Graff, Ray Insurance Agency, Inc. Charles Groezinger, SGO Designer Glass Jim Hyre, Hyre & Associates Chris Miller, Asst. Vice Chair, Secretary The Arlington Bank Andy Mills, 1st Vice Chair, Contential Realty Chris Scott, Business Retention, Capital Mediation Roy Smoot, PNC Bank Susan Toothman, Chair Ambassador Re/Max, Premier Choice Realtors Jonathan Varner, Jonathan Varner & Associates Donna Vorce, First Impressions UAACC staff Becky A. Hajost, President Elizabeth Krause, Administrative Event Coordinator Debbie Segor, Membership Director Reg Warner, Chief Financial Officer

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Taste of Upper Arlington exhibitors Chamber Tent Fifth Third Bank Chamber Tent Arlington Urgent Care 1 Westminster-Thurber Community 2 Donatos Pizza 3 Smokeshack BBQ 4 Smokeshack BBQ 5 Smokeshack BBQ 6 K Studio 7 Dublin Cleaners 8 Upper Arlington Public Library 9 Gentle Touch Massage Therapy by Deb 10 Fitness Together 11 Northwest Title 12 Oilerie Columbus 13 The Tutoring Center 15 Graeter’s Ice Cream 16 Caffe’ DaVinci 17 PR Life Management / Suzy’s Helping Hands 18 HHH CPA Group, LLC 19 National Church Residences / First Community Village 20 Giant Eagle Market District 23 Foot Solutions 24 5th Ave . Floral Co . 25 Nationwide Insurance - Dan Coonfare Agency 26 Tri-Village Magazine 27 Cheryl’s Cookies 29 Abbington of Arlington Assisted Living 30 Keller Williams Classic Properties 31 Keller Williams Classic Properties 32 WesBanco 33 Crown Pointe Care Center 34 Jacobs Grant Design Ltd . 36 UA Education Foundation 37 Tom & Jerry Auto Service 38 Bello Giardino

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Bryan B. Johnson, Attorney at Law 5300 Horizons Dr., Suite 200, Columbus, OH 43220 (614) 560-4719

39 Street Sotheby’s International Realty 40 Mary Dauberman, Professional In-Home Care 41 J .S . Brown & Company 42 J .S . Brown & Company 43 Dave’s Dogs & More 45 DiYanni Remodeling 46 Sport Clips 47 Dairy Queen 48 Jimmy John’s Gourmet Subs 49 Buckeye Hall of Fame Grill 50 Sergakis Insurance Agency, Inc . 52 RE/MAX Premier Choice Realtors 53 InternetAddressBooks .com 54 The Arlington Bank 55 Upper Arlington City Schools 56 Upper Arlington City Schools 57 MT Business Technologies 60 Mojo TaGO 61 Mojo TaGO 62 Dave Fox Remodeling 63 Dave Fox Remodeling 64 Columbus Food Adventures 65 La Chatelaine 66 Northwest Pediatrics 67 Nurtur the Salon 68 Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers 69 Rusty Bucket 70 Rusty Bucket 71 Two Men and a Truck 79 PNC Bank 84 Schmidt’s of German Village 85 Schmidt’s of German Village 86 WOW! Internet, Cable and Phone 87 Amitai Sela Photography 88 Amitai Sela Photography 89 Giuseppe’s Italian Ice, LLC 91 Ladies Explorer Club

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92 Pilat-Ease of Arlington 93 LOOPS 94 Lane Avenue Chiropractic 95 Trattoria Roma 98 Sound Design Group 100 City Barbeque 101 Citizens for Stephanie Kunze 102 Schakolad Chocolate Factory 103 Bartelt Dancers 104 Bello Giardino 105 Two Bites, LLC 106 The Forum at Knightsbridge 107 Leadership U .A . 108 Merion Dental 109 Yard Solutions, Inc . 110 The Wine Bistro 112 Arlington Optical 113 Leslie’s Creperie 114 Nightingale Home Care 116 Nicola Restaurant & Bar 117 The MacIntosh Company 120 MCL Restaurant & Bakery 121 Indus Hotels 122 Indus Hotels 123 Coldwell Banker King Thompson 124 Giuseppe’s Italian Ice, LLC 125 USA Insulation 126 Northwest Counseling Services 127 Northwest Eyecare Professionals 128 KeyBank 129 KeyBank 130 The Original Goodie Shop 133 Huffman’s Market 134 AAA Ohio Auto Club 135 Jeni’s Fresh Ice Creams 136 Jeni’s Fresh Ice Creams 137 City of Upper Arlington 138 Great Harvest Bread


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Welcome new members MEMBER NAME




Home Helpers / Direct Link

Mark Lux

(614) 738-5629

878 Mission Hills Lane Columbus, OH 43235

Home Health Care – Provides caregivers to those in need. Citizens for Stephanie Kunze

Stephanie Kunze

(614) 664-3477

865 Macon Alley Columbus, OH 43206

Jacobs Grant Design Ltd. Jacobs Grant Designs

Sue Grant

(614) 440-1881

1110 Regency Drive Upper Arlington, OH 43220

Custom Landscape Architectural Design with over 30 years of serving residential and commercial clients. Expert Landscape Architect specializing in master planning and detailed design of hardscape, planting, water features and pools. Outdoor kitchens, decks, pergolas, fireplaces, and more. Custom, not cookiecutter design. Northwest Eye Surgeons, Inc.

Rebecca Dunaway, CMOE

(614) 451-7550

2250 North Bank Dr. Columbus, OH 43220 614 488-2104

1447 Grandview Ave. Columbus, OH 43212

Matt Prokopchak

Trattoria Roma

Serving authentic Italian cuisine with an exceptional wine list and impeccable service for over 20 years. Wine paired course dinners on the last Thursday of every month.

Calendar of events 19th Annual Taste of UA

Business Expo meets Community Festival! Experience food, music and much more. It is a great place for friends, family, and to meet local businesses. Thursday, August 9th, 2012, 3:30 to 8:30 p.m. Northam Park - at the corner of Northam and Tremont Rd., Upper Arlington, OH 43220 Free to get in, open to the public. For many opportunities to sponsor, go to

UA Young Professionals Happy Hour

Join the Upper Arlington Young Professionals for networking, food, and drink. Carsonie’s Stromboli and Pizza Kitchen, 1725 W. Lane Ave., Upper Arlington, OH 43221 Thursday, August 16, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Thank you to our partners:

Early Morning Networking

Make connections. Get involved. Come network in the morning with members of the Upper Arlington Area Chamber of Commerce! Meet new people. Maintain relationships. Generate new business. La Chatelaine, 1550 W. Lane Ave., Upper Arlington, OH 43221 Friday, August 17, 7:45 to 8:45 a.m.

Afternoon Business Network Exchange

Make connections. Get involved. Afternoon lunch networking with 30+ local business professionals. Fun, food and connections! Hilton Garden Inn - University Area, 501 N. High St, Columbus, OH 43215 Wednesday, August 22, 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. Pre-registration required, $12/members $15/non-members

Upper Arlington Area Chamber of Commerce Business Monthly Thursday, July 26, 2012 sales director: Doug Dixon

retail sales manager: Laura Hammett

account executives: April Clausi, Jenna Cameron Business Monthly is a special advertising supplement to ThisWeek Community News. 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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Behind the scenes: Taste of Upper Arlington

Residents pitch in Top left: Yard Solutions sets up the Bier Garten . Middle left: Judges from 2011 event with staff members . Bottom left: Yard Solutions adds decorative flowers . Top right: Teen volunteers help throughout the event .

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