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August 2011

The Power to Make a Difference

Issue 37

A ‘Taste’ of Upper Arlington From aromatic sauces to tender tacos to frozen treats that satisfy a sweet tooth, the 18th annual Taste of UA will have plenty to offer even the most refined palates. Sponsored by Upper Arlington Area Chamber of Commerce, it will be held Thursday, Aug. 11, at Northam Park from 3:30-8:30 p.m. Support OSU by visiting The Buckeye Mobile Tour featuring Brutus the Buckeye, OSU cheerleaders, and enjoy interactive games and inflatables for the entire family. This year’s Taste features two exciting bands with Willie Phoenix and Avalon Nine, along with amusement rides and more than 130 area businesses. The annual “Taste of UA” food contest will feature local celebrities, including Johnny DiLoretto with Fox 28 News, judging appetizers, entrees and desserts. Try Magic Hat No. 9 and other specialty craft

beers at Bier Garten. Come join 12,000 visitors who enjoy the Taste of UA. Admission to Taste of UA is free for the entire family. For more information, visit or call the chamber at (614) 4815710. The Taste of Upper Arlington is brought to you by PNC, Shawn Marquis Agency and Magic Hat No. 9.

‘Taste of UA’ presents Willie Phoenix and his band At this year’s Taste of UA, on Aug. 11, the legendary Willie Phoenix and his band will electrify and entertain from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on the main stage. While he may be a “guitarist with a ton of attitude,” he promises to keep this show a family event. If you are a follower of Willie Phoenix, as many people in Columbus are, you already know that he is a professional showman with charisma and total appeal.

For those of you who will be new to the Willie Phoenix experience, prepare to be pleasantly surprised with his enthusiasm and crowd interaction. Accompanying Willie Phoenix will be Chuck Birchfield on bass; Jim Johnson on drums, Ray Winburn on congas. Look out Taste of UA because when Willie Phoenix straps on his guitar you will be mesmerized! Contact Willie Phoenix at Willie Phoenix

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Upper Arlington Area Chamber of Commerce

New board leader will make big impact Doug Ryan is the new chairman of the board at the Upper Arlington Area Chamber of Commerce. Doug’s chair position started June 1, as the former chair, Don Leach, stepped down. He is preparing for his city council candidacy and campaign. Doug stated that he is “honored to serve as the new chair and I look forward to this opportunity.” The Chamber’s chair position is usually filled at the end of the year, offering a transition period through the annual meeting, but Doug said he feels very comfortable with the timing of his

new position and is taking advantage of an early start. “A mid-year start has actually been to my benefit,” he said. “The chamber’s strategic initiatives Doug Ryan are in place, the board is energized and our members are already benefiting from the 2011 programs that the tiered membership offers. The timing gives me a chance to engage with the board before launching our 2012 action plan and organi-

zational retreat.” Prior to being voted in as chair, Doug and the Member Benefits Division spearheaded the development, promotion and implementation of the Chamber’s newest event, Community MarketPlace/Citywide Garage Sale. The Community MarketPlace event was designed as a program that over time will offer additional opportunities to connect our local businesses and the residents. “In a community like Upper Arlington, community development and economic development not only run

parallel to each other, they feed off each other,” Ryan said. “The programs and initiatives the chamber has launched over the past few years have set the tone for our future growth, and everyone is included. If you haven’t heard from us yet, you will soon.” Doug Ryan is the broker and owner of Douglas Real Estate, which has been located in Upper Arlington for more than 13 years. Over the past 18 years, Doug has been involved in many areas of the real estate business including sales, brokerage management, business development, project management and

general contracting. “His diverse business experience, team-building skills and strategic thinking will be an asset to the chamber as we move forward with our new model and initiatives,” said Becky Hajost, president of Upper Arlington Area Chamber of Commerce. “One of the benefits that attracted me to the Upper Arlington Area Chamber of Commerce is that the opportunities, programs and support are available for businesses and professionals of all shapes and sizes. This is something that will not change,” Ryan said.

State of Marketing

Social media marketing: A practical method for mapping an effective strategy Social media has created an exciting and challenging world of new possibilities for marketers. Until recently, most marketers and business owners were exploring this unfamiliar ground without any type of direction or game plan. Captivated by the hype of the social media buzz, many ignored proven marketing principles. They launched their social initiatives by setting up Twitter accounts, rudimentary Facebook Pages and blogs without first knowing the desired outcome. But a huge change in the use of social media for marketing purposes is taking place today. Social marketing is reaching a tipping point.

What was mainstream is now in transition from the trial-and-error phase of the learning curve to the strategic phase. Small business owners to large company marketing managers are learning to begin their social initiatives by first doing research to determine target audiences and then formulating realistic goals. It is only after this crucial preliminary work that specific tactics are initiated. There can be a steep learning curve to effectively leverage the enormous opportunities that abound in this marketing space. Our goal with this Ask The Expert — which will be held from 12 –1 :30 p.m.on Wednesday, Sept. 14,

at TechColumbus, 1275 Kinnear Road — will be to hopefully provide useful guidance in reaching your goals through this new media opportunity. Three questions we will answer regarding your social media marketing efforts: • Where are you now? • Where do you want to be? • How do you get there from here? We look forward to seeing you there! David P. Peters is the president, CMO of Net Point Marketing LLC. He can be reached at (614) 934-1780 or by visiting

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

Doug Ryan Don Leach Edie Blough Jim Hyre David Peters Jamie Sisto William Ubbing

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BOARD OF TRUSTEES Officers Chair Outgoing Chair Vice Chair, Membership Vice Chair, Economic Development Vice Chair, Public Relations Vice Chair, Business Advocacy Vice Chair, Finance

Alberta Burke Becky Converse Charles Groezinger Tony Macaluso Wes Newhouse Jamie Sisto Jonathan Varner Chris Widing Becky A. Hajost Elizabeth Krause Lori Vanzant Reg Warner

Trustees Daniel Casey Charles Griffith Peter Hahn Heidi Nail Doug Ryan Deborah Taylor Donna Vorce Dr. Jeff Weaver

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Shop in UA!

Program promotes local businesses; gives residents best bang for buck Great gift ideas can be hard to come by, but Upper Arlington’s Shop in UA! program helping you out again. The chamber wants to make it even easier this year to find the best gift ever during this year’s gift-giving season. The Upper Arlington Area Chamber of Commerce Retail Committee and City of Upper Arlington will soon launch, the 100 Best Gift Ideas pro-

gram. “We want to remind residents of our community to spend their shopping dollars locally during the gift giving season,” said Becky Hajost, president of the Upper Arlington Area Chamber of Commerce. Retail, restaurant and service businesses throughout the area community will be invited to showcase their top gift ideas through the 100 Gift Ideas

program. As a business, it’s easy to participate. The TOP 100 Gift Ideas link on the chamber’s website received thousands of hits during last year’s holiday season. To start promoting your business, contact the chamber and list your business and your best gift idea beginning Oct. 31. Residents, why put gas in your tank

and miles on your car when everything you need is right here in the UA area? Discover the many one-of-a-kind shops and services that enrich the Upper Arlington community. Explore the rich array of unique gifts for friends and family that can be found just around the corner. On Oct. 31, shoppers can go online to the chamber website, www., to view the latest and

best gift ideas. Support our local area businesses and help keep our community strong and full of incredible shopping options yearround. The buzz is just beginning, as we mark the start of a sizzling gift giving season in UA! Remember, if you live in UA, you should shop in UA!

Member focus — Schmidt’s When you think of Garlic Knockers, Bahama Mamas or cream puffs you think of Schmidt’s. They have been a staple in the Columbus community for generations. Carla Epler,VP of events management and jack of all trades, has been with Schmidt’s for 24 years. The business prides itself on employee retention. In an industry where turnover is common, Schmidt’s employes servers who have been with the company for 15 years. The business is very

family oriented and close-knit. The restaurant is located on Kossuth Street, with the Schmidt’s Fudge House adjacent to the restaurant. In the 1980s, there was a Schmidt’s location on Henderson Road in Upper Arlington. Andrew Schmidt, Sandy Schmidt-Karram and fifth-generation Matt Schmidt are all Upper Arlington residents. The family has strong roots in UA, and being a chamber member gives them the opportunity to keep a presence in the community. Featured on the Travel Chan-

nel “Man-vs-Food,” Schmidt’s now does mail-order shipping on Bahama Mamas and Garlic Knockers all over the country, including Hawaii and Alaska. Epler values their UA chamber membership. “We get great promotion through the chamber,” she said. “It keeps us visible and also allows great networking opportunities.” Look for the Schmidt’s booth on Aug. 11 as they will participate once again in the Taste of UA.

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The Markets

Economics and employment “This is a big bucket of very cold water.” That was how Ian Shepherdson, chief U.S. economist at High Frequency Economics, described last week’s ugly U.S. employment report. We know that one month does not make a trend. But two months in a row — now that starts to raise an eyebrow. Last week’s employment report was stunningly weak, well below market expectations and the second month in a row that employment numbers were distressingly low, according to The Wall Street Journal. It’s hard to have sustained economic growth when employment growth is in the doldrums. To put the employment situation in perspective, private payrolls, which account for about 70 percent of the work force, are still $6.7-million below where they were in late 2007 when the recession began, according to The Wall Street Journal. That hurts. Paradoxically, even though employment growth has been decidedly weak, the U.S. stock market has performed remarkably well. According to a July 9 Wall Street Journal article, “Factoring in dividends, the Dow on Thursday (of last week)

was only 0.1 percent below its all-time high, while the S&P 500 was off just 6 percent from its own highest level ever, according to Morningstar.” On top of that, the Dow Jones Transportation Average hit an all-time high last week, acJim Hyre cording to Reuters. With unemployment high, economic growth weak, and the budget out of control, how can stocks hang in there? The short answer is corporate earnings. Companies have slashed expenses, cut staff, and become lean, mean earnings machines. CNBC says second quarter earnings are expected to be strong and, for the year, S&P 500 earnings could hit an all-time high. At the end of the day, corporate earnings are what matters. This week marks the beginning of second quarter earnings reports and we’ll be watching them very carefully for signs of either growth or weakness. Jim Hyre, CFP® is the Registered Principalat Raymond James Financial Services, Inc.

For the July 21 after-hours mixer, the Upper Arlington Area Chamber of Commerce partnered with the Grandview Area Chamber of Commerce to enjoy excellent food, drinks and jazz music at Jimmy V’s Pub & Grill. Our Upper Arlington Chamber Young Professionals meet every third Thursday in a different location over happy hour. If you would like to be included on our email list, please contact

‘ASK THE EXPERT’ Continued from page 4

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The ‘cusp of something great’ launched back in 2009 with a clear vision of the future of how community radio would look, sound and be used. Mike Holman founded the station and passed the baton onto Marty Daniels this May. What changes can we expect to “We’re working every day to add programs and elements that will be entertaining and informative,” Daniels said. “Two such programs will be produced on location including ‘The Upper Arlington Coaches Show at Louie’s’ which will feature a different varsity team and coach each episode. If that goes well, we would love to include the various clubs and organizations from the school. We encourage people to come out and be part of the audience and part of the show. “The second is ‘The Upper Arlington Business Showcase’which is in association with the Upper Arlington Chamber of Commerce

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and it will be anything but your ‘usual’business show. I promise. Upper Arlington has a lot of incredible businesses and individual entrepreneurs who we want to introduce in a different light. It gets easy to remove the faces from the ‘big business’ and we undervalue the ‘up-and-comer’so we’ll talk about business but we’ll also talk about other topics and include others in the conversation.” “We feel very fortunate to have a local lnternet-based station that can be heard everywhere on an AM or FM station to showcase our area businesses through this partnership with the chamber,” said Becky Hajost, chamber president. “It’s all about value propo-


sition and business & membership retention, and we’re definitely going to have some fun.” What is your background? “I spent nearly 20 years in radio here in Columbus and around the country … with stations in Dayton, Columbus, Tampa, and Chicago and yes, I survived Toledo! In 1994, I helped friends market their business and services online at a night job until I left radio in 2002 to perform stand-up comedy.” What do you want to accomplish with UpperArlingtonRadio? “We’re on the cusp of something great, not only for but for Upper Arlington as a community and for the entire concept of local internet radio as a whole. The technology is finally here and accessible. I want to be the guy who helps the media make that transition and I want the radio station to be something the entire community can be proud of.”

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Real estate trends

UA market is closing the gap As with many businesses, real estate certainly has its cycles. Statistically, the market has a seasonal fluctuation of sales and listing volume. The spring and summer months are always the busiest time of year. By the end of the summer, this year will prove to be no different. Closing volume and in-contracts increased significantly in the month of June 2011 compared to June 2010. Upper Arlington closings are up 38 percent at 65 units and the pipeline of in-contracts is up 53 percent at 72 units. The average sales price in June was $352,674, on market approximately 72 days. In previous years, this type of growth has been more common during the month of May rather than June and July. Let’s not waste any time speculating on why. Your Realtor should be selling into this increased volume and increasing your home’s exposure. If your home is on the market and it has not sold, be aggressive. It is time for a new marketing message, new price and a new look! The family buyers are in the final stretch to the first day of school and the single-family

rental market is most likely chasing the same buyer. Differentiate your home from the competition and identify who your target market is. It only takes one buyer, so which one are you looking DOUG for? RYAN Currently we have 337 active residential listings for sale, of which 258 are single-family homes and 79 are condominiums. Prices range from $54,900 to $2,680,000. Statistics provided by Columbus Board of Realtors MLS. Doug Ryan is the broker/owner of Douglas Real Estate Inc. He has been working in the real estate industry for more than 20 years and has been as a licensed real estate professional for 18 years. He is a member of the Upper Arlington Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Trustees.

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strong. 4) What do you enjoy most from being a chamber member? The return on investment, Becky Hajost of course! 5) What do you love most about your job? The diversity of the job and all the fantastic people I have an opportunity to meet and work with each week. 6) What was your first job? Beyond babysitting and raking leaves, I spent my summers lifeguarding while the rest of the year I worked as a waitress and catered private parties. 7) What’s one thing you

couldn’t do to save your life? If I had to escape by “spelunking,” I’d be gone on the spot. 8) What is your favorite UA restaurant? That is a trick question — all of them of course! Actually, truth be known I could live on any continent and be very happy. I think we have a lot to choose from here in Columbus. 9) What’s on your iPod? I really like music and have too many albums to mention them all, but music like: The Jayhawks, Wilco, U2, Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes, Evils Costello, R.E.M., Oasis, Switchfoot, Neko Case, Counting Crows, Cowboy Junkies, Johnny Cash, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Axel Rose and Sting.

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Upcoming Chamber events 17th Annual Taste of UA Early Bird Worm Hunt Business Expo meets Community Festival! It is a great place for friends and family. Have fun with your kids at the amusement rides, listen to bands Willie Phoenix and Avalon Nine, visit over 130 booths with local businesses, organizations and restaurants, enjoy a cold beverage in the bier garten, hang out with Brutus and the Buckeye cheerleaders. Come experience our community! When: 3:30 - 8:30 p.m.Thursday, Aug. 11 Where: Northam Park, at the corner of Northam and Tremont Roads, Upper Arlington, Contact: No registration required. For more info, go to or contact the chamber at 614-481-5710 or Free to get in, open to the public. If you are interested in becoming an exhibitor, please visit for more information.

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. When: 7:45-8:45 a.m., Friday, Aug. 19 Where: Panera Bread, 3278 Tremont Road, Upper Arlington Contact: RSVP appreciated, but not required. For more info, go to or contact the chamber at (614) 481-5710 or Free to members and their guests. Purchasing food or beverage is optional.

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Business briefs Chamber announces Taste of UA 50/50 raffle The Upper Arlington Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a onetime 50-50 Raffle, a new nonprofit event fundraising effort that will provide participating attendees the opportunity to win 50 percent of the proceeds raised. A 50-50 raffle involves many people buying tickets for a chance to win a cash prize. The 50-50 raffle prize is 50 percent of the money taken in by the raffle ticket sales at the Taste of UA. The other 50 percent is retained by the chamber, which is a 501 3(6) nonprofit organization. The proceeds go back to the Taste of UA to help keep the event free to the public and offset expenses. You can purchase one or more tickets, and each ticket purchased equals one entry in the drawing for a winner. The chamber is currently pre-selling tickets through the chamber office. The day of the event they will also being selling tickets at the chamber tent, the Bier Garten and throughout the park from 3:30 to 8 p.m. A running total will be located at the chamber tent. Tickets are $1 apiece, or six for $5, and an arm’s length for $10. Hurry for chance to win. Imagine if everyone bought just one ticket with 10,000 people attending…

Taste of UA calling for volunteers The Upper Arlington Area Chamber of Commerce is looking for adults and kids to volunteer for this year’s Taste of UA on Aug. 11 at Northam Park. Volunteers are needed to work in scheduled shifts between 11 a.m. and 10 p.m. Those who are interested should contact the chamber office. The volunteer registration begins immediately. This is a great opportunity for students to earn their public service hours. All volunteers receive a free Taste of UA T-shirt. There are a variety of ways to help, and it should be a lot of fun for volunteers. Volunteers will be working with adult supervision, and will be expected to help with setting up and tearing down tables and booths, picking up trash, and greeting Taste of UA patrons.

Spaces are limited. If you would like to act now, call (614) 384The Taste of UA is a refreshing blend of area restaurants, businesses, and residents. Mix this with children’s activities, rides and 5230. celebrity judges and people’s choice awards for a feast guaranteed to satisfy all. Historically this has included over 140 vendors and over The Arlington Bank introduces eStatements 12,000 attendees. The Arlington Bank has announced that customers can now enroll The goal of the Taste of UA is to celebrate our local businesses for Arlington Bank Electronic Document Delivery in order to begin while providing a fun family event for our community. Attendees get receiving their bank statements electronically. a sample of authentic Upper Arlington area restaurants, businesses, The news comes as the Bank also unveiled its newly designed weband services. site. The Arlington Bank’s newly designed site ( Leadership UA has class openings was rebuilt to provide greater functionality, enhanced navigation, and Leadership UA is currently accepting applications for the 2011-12 a superior customer service experience. The site will continue to allow Adult Leadership Class. The new class will begin in mid-September customers to bank online with the Arlington Bank, request informaand will run through April 2012. Space is limited. tion, download forms, along with an entire section featuring The ArLeadership UA is now in its 23rd year of working with the Upper lington Bank Mortgage Group. Arlington community. “We are pleased to be able to offer eStatements to our customers For more information visit our website at and excited about launching our redesigned Web site,” said Tom Westor contact program director Mary Ellen Hatch at fall, president of the Arlington Bank. “The hassle of trying to find last month’s bank statement will be a thing of the past with online bankIt’s that time of year again! Profile Display Inc. ing, and these paperless statements will help customers to be more The Information and Resource display located in the lobby of the eco friendly, allow customers to save time and stay organized, and chamber’s office, on the left against the wall, offers a great way to get allow customers to keep nearly all their banking documents in one your business noticed while supporting your chamber at the same secure, easy to access online system.” If customers are not currently enrolled in Arlington Bank Online, time. Profile Display Inc. will be contacting you soon to let you know they can call (614) 486-9000 or visit for an application. how you can participate in this great project.

Upper Arlington Area Chamber of Commerce Business Monthly is a special advertising supplement to ThisWeek Community Newspapers. Upper Arlington 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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