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January 2012

The Power to Make a Difference

Issue 43

‘Get on Board’

Annual Business Awards Celebration set for March 2 Life is a train, get on board.” — Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner The Upper Arlington Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual event at the University Plaza Hotel Friday, March 2. As guests arrive at the event, they will hear the whistle of the trains and feel the wind in their f ace as they cut through the steam to get on board. Attendees will travel through the Upper Arlington area making various stops while visiting with members as they pick up award winners along the way.


Business Expo & Social: 4-6:30 p.m. Enjoy a beverage while visiting with friends and neighbors at the business expo and peruse the Silent Auction. Take Five Jazz Quintet will provide the entertainment for attendees before and after dinner. The Chamber is very excited to have this opportunity showcase the community, our initiatives and partners as well as our many members. Attending the business expo and social is free. To reserve a display space, call the chamber office at (614) 481-5710 or go online at

Some of the awards from last year’s annual business award celebration.

for the Small Business Award, Medium Business Award, Large Business Award, W. Arthur Cullman Business Person of the Year Award, Jeanne E. Schaal Contributing Member of the Year Award, 2011 Best Place to Work in Upper Arlington Area, Young Professional Business Leader of the Year Award. To nominate your favorite business, call the chamber office at (614) 4815710 or go online at www.uachamAwards Presentation and dinner: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Give your ticket to the Dinner: 6:30-8:30 p.m. will be conductor and jump on board to enjoy a trip in and around town. Winners of served in the University Plaza Hotel the 2011 Chamber Awards will be an- banquet room. A dessert will be offered nounced as we pick them up along the in the atrium accompanied by music way. Area businesses help drive the and open bar from 8:30-10 p.m. Tickets for the annual Chamber Cellocal economy. Please join us as we honor those individuals who own and ebration dinner are available for $50 operate businesses in the Upper Ar- per person. To make your reservations lington area. Help us celebrate their acSee ‘GET ON BOARD,’ page 2 complishments and meet the finalists

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Visitors at last year’s annual business award celebration gather at the business expo.


“Get on Board”

Annual Business Awards Celebration set for March 2 Continued from page 1 call the chamber office at (614) 481-5710 or go online at www. To get more information and register www. Sponsorship opportunities are available online. If you are unable to attend and would like to have your company recognized at the event with a silent auction item, please contact the chamber office at (614) 4815710. Friday, March 2, 2012 4 p.m. — Business Expo, Silent Auction & open bar 6:30 p.m. — Award Presentation with dinner University Plaza Hotel

Some of the silent auction items at last year’s business expo and award presentation.

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Chris Miller of The Arlington Bank Asst. Vice Chair, Secretar y

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Annual Community Celebration awards criteria Upper Arlington Area Chamber of Commerce 2012 Annual Community Celebration – Get on Board March 2 at University Plaza Hotel About the awards Every year the Upper Arlington Area Chamber recognizes member businesses for their outstanding achievements and contributions to the community at an awards ceremony at our annual Chamber Community Celebration which will be held on March 2. Awards will be presented in the following seven categories: • Entrepreneur Awards – Small Business – 1-4 employees – Medium Business – 5-30 employees – Large Business – 31-plus employees • W. Arthur Cullman Business Person of the Year Award • Jeanne E. Schaal Contributing Member of the Year Award • 2011 Best Place to Work in Upper Arlington Area • Young Professional Business Leader of the Year Award Eligibility • Nominee must be a member of the Upper Arlington Area Chamber of Commerce. • Self nominations will be accepted. • Awards are based on information relevant to the conclusion of the businesses’ most recent fiscal year prior to Sept. 1, 2011. Application submission deadline Applications for consideration must be received by the Upper Arlington Area Chamber of Commerce by 5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 10.

Applications submitted after this deadline will not be considered. of achievement. 4. Individual must be a member of the Upper Arlington Area Chamber of Commerce Entrepreneur Awards (small, medium and large business) Judging elements Jeanne E. Schaal Outstanding Ambassador of the Year • Business growth and performance Award • Sound business strategies and practices Objective: Recognize an individual for his/her dedication to pro• Customer service strategies and practices moting the chamber to the business community. • Business challenges Criteria: • Unique and innovative approaches 1. Individual must be a member of the Upper Arlington Area • Community involvement and contribution Chamber of Commerce • Employee relations 2. Award can be given for a specific contribution or for a pattern Judging process • After reviewing all applications, an evaluation team will choose of achievement. three finalists in each category to continue on in the competition. 2011 Best Place to Work Award Nomination • The winner in each of the seven categories will be announced Nominating person’s thoughts are considered. at the chamber’s annual community celebration event on March 2, 2012. Young Professional Business Leader of the Year Award Objective: Recognize an individual who is pursuing excellence W. Arthur Cullman Business Person of the Year Award Objective: Recognize an individual for his/her business expert- and leadership in his or her career and has made a valuable contriise, experience and/or accomplishments. bution to the growth and progress of the UAACC Criteria: Criteria: 1. Individual must be singularly responsible for or have made a 1. Individual must be a member of the Upper Arlington Area significant individual contribution to the success and accomplish- Chamber of Commerce ments of the business organization with which they are affiliated. 2. Award can be given for a specific contribution or for a pattern 2. Individual must live in the Upper Arlington area or work at a of achievement. business in the Upper Arlington area. 3. A young professional is defined by the chamber as being 40 3. Award can be given for a specific contribution or for a pattern years of age or younger.

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Ask the Experts

How to protect your business and understanding the effects of a loss Attorney Jerry Kaltenbach is a veteran of two prominent downtown law firms and recently opened Jerry his own prac- Kaltenbach tice in Upper Arlington, where he is active in the UA Chamber of Commerce. Kaltenbach practices in all areas of civil litigation including business, commercial, real estate, professional liability, and general tort liability. In addition to litigating

their disputes, Kaltenbach helps his clients form businesses and keep them running. Kaltenbach will discuss a variety of legal liability issues facing businesses and the interplay between liability claims and insurance coverage. Chris Graff joined Ray Insurance in 2010 and specializes in personal and commercial lines. Previously with Farmers Insurance Group, Graff is dedicated to the particular needs of his clients, and he enjoys providing specialized and cost-effective insurance packages. He is active in the TriVillage Rotary and the UpperAr-

lington Chamber of Commerce. Graff graduated from University of California Santa Barbara in 1998 and lives Chris in Upper Ar- Graff lington. Graff will discuss general business insurance topics including employment practices liability, crime coverage, cyber liability and other coverages that help to protect business from financial losses.

The Markets

Downgrade puts zone on edge The U.S. became a member last August and, now, so has most of the eurozone. Unfortunately, it’s not a club you want to join. Late last week, Standard and Poor’s (S&P) announced it was downgrading the credit rating of nine of the euro- Jim Hyre zone’s 16 members, including behemoths France and Spain. In addition, 14 of the 16 members have “negative outlooks” which means S&P believes “that there is at least a one-in-three chance that the rating will be lowered in 2012 or 2013.” The only two countries with stable credit outlooks are Germany (no surprise) and Slovakia, a former Communist country that became an independent state in 1993 after the dissolution of Czechoslovakia. What does this mean for the future of Europe and the economy? The New York Times called it, “A move that may have more symbolic than fundamental financial impact, but served as a reminder that Europe’s economic woes were far from over.” Underscoring that, the U.S. downgrade, has – so far – not caused much of a problem.The 10year U.S. Treasury bond yielded a slim 1.85 percent last Friday, an indication that investors still view the U.S. as a safe haven. The bottom line is everybody knows Europe has problems and the downgrade, while not helpful, simply puts an exclamation point on the obvious. The annual Consumers Electronic Show (CES) just wrapped up in Las Vegas and, as


usual, it featured a dazzling array of must-have new gizmos and gadgets that will likely show up in your hand or in your family room sometime down the road. With 2,700 exhibitors and 150,000 total attendees, it’s the showcase event for everything electronic. We thought it’d be fun to take a look at some of today’s commonplace gadgets that were introduced at CES and have you guess the year of their debut. So, here goes … What year did these devices debut at CES? • Digital video discs (DVDs) • Satellite radio • Videocassette recorder (VCR) • CD player • Blu-ray disc • High-definition television • Camcorder It’s not all fun and games at a show like CES. As you can see from the list abo ve, these devices have spawned major industries that generated tremendous economic activity. Innovation is vital for economic growth, and a show like CES helps spotlight the latest electronic advances and, perhaps, the next driver of the economy. One of the big highlights at the just concluded show was the unveiling of LG’s 55-inch OLED TV packed with 3D bells and smart TV whistles. So, what in the world is an OLED TV? It’s a TV that uses a new display technology called OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diodes). OLED See THE MARKETS, page 9

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Member focus — Premier at Sawmill Athletic Club Premier at Sawmill Athletic Club, 3111 Hayden Road, is a locally owned athletic club boasting an impressive 60,000-squarefoot facility. Premier offers all of the amenities you would expect of an athletic facility, such as state-of-the-art fitness equipment, enough group fitness programs to meet every skill level and exercise taste, and an indoor and outdoor pool. Plus, if you get hungry during a workout session, just visit the Bistro where you can reenergize with an invigorating smoothie. If you need a break from w orking out, visit the Spa at Premier for a relaxing experience and a body treatment. General manager Jim Miller has been making sure that Premier provides superior services and a clean, well-maintained facility since 2008. Miller puts a premium on providing members with superior customer service. He has assembled a team of emplo yees who are trained to listen to members and quickly respond to any problems. Miller says that “What sets Premier apart from other athletic clubs is that Premier delivers a sense of community to its members, some of whom attended the club as children when they came with their par-

he hopes to “create connections by sharing ideas with other chamber members, by utilizing services offered by the chamber and by attending chamber events. Everyone who does business is also a consumer. “The Chamber will help me continue to build relationships within the community, for myself as a general manager and as a consumer,” he said. Of course, Premier can help with all of those New Year’s resolutions that are made at the beginning of every year. Miller’s advice: “Set small, realistic goals that are achievable. We can help members with their Jim Miller is the general manager at Premier at physical, nutritional and emotionSawmill Athletic Club. al fitness. We have all kinds of fitness equipment and classes to fit ents,” Miller said. “Now, they bring their every member’s level of fitness. The goal own children to the club.” Beyond helping members achieve their is to get out of the house and start exercisfitness goals, Premier provides social com- ing.” ponents such as wine tastings, scuba lesPremier can help you once you walk sons and even health fairs. through the doors. Premier recently joined the UAACC to To learn more about the Premier at take a more active role in the Upper Ar- Sawmill Athletic Club, visit www.prelington business community. Miller said

Real estate trends

Fewer properties for sale, strong demand, good pricing will contribute to sustained volume in 2012 Fewer homes for sale are a positive for those thinking about selling. As an example, the second half of 2011 brought increased sales volume with slower listing activity. One of the results was price stabilization. Buyers started making offers closer to the list price. Demand for Upper Arlington real estate stayed strong and many Realtors spoke of increased showing activity, even throughout the holiday season. Multiple offer situations and some bidding wars even came back into play. Upper Arlington’s 2011 average Days on Market (DOM) for single-family homes ended at 87. Overall, the aver-

age DOM reduced itself as the year went on. The key to selling real estate has always been DOUG pricing. This past year, reRYAN altors and sellers got better at listing their homes at realistic prices. A well-priced property will create more demand and sell faster. When reviewing a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA), reference the price differential when considering a list price. Shown as a percentage, the P/D is de-

termined by using the last listing price prior to closing and the actual sales price. It is a very good indicator of how much discount the buyers are asking for on average. Just keep in mind that the discount is based on the last list price before closing. It does not tak e into consideration the original list price or any price reductions prior to receiving the contract. Upper Arlington “in contract” volume is strong with 27 properties going into contract within the first 19 days of 2012. The total number of residential listings available is still very manageable at 196 properties, of which 150 are single-f amily

homes and the balance condominiums. Compared to January 2011, the inventory of homes available in Upper Arlington is down 10 percent.

The Forum at Knightsbridge, a Chamber member since 1990, is a full service senior living community offering independent living, assisted living, transitional assisted living, memory care and a healthcare center for skilled nursing and rehabilitation. Because it does not require a buy-in or endowment, the Forum offers floor plans to meet a wide variety of budgets. Therefore, clients get to select the floor plan size that meets their needs and can be sure that they will receive a consistent monthly bill with no surprise charges. For 22 years, the Forum has prided itself on serving the community while also being a great place to w ork. Some of their employees have been with the Forum for the full 22 years.With a stable staffing environment, the Forum can provide dependable and quality services to its residents. To strengthen its staff, the Forum recently welcomed two new employees to their team: Cathy Miller, director of sales and marketing, and Kathy Moser, director of community relations. One service that sets the Forum apart is that beyond offering in-house therapy and rehabilitation services,it also offers these services on an out-patient basis so the community can benefit from the services provided to in-house residents. Some of the services that are of fered include physical, occupational, and speech therapy as well as neurological, orthopedic, cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation. Residents and the community can be sure that they are receiving quality care, as the Forum’s 14 therapists have 142 years of combined experience. And with a certified executive chef and a full-time dietitian on staff, residents and outpatient clients alike can receive a fine dining experience that is tailored to nutritional needs. “The chamber provides exposure for your business,” says Becky Converse, executive director of the Forum at Knightsbridge and a member of the chamber’s executive board. “The See FROM A MEMBER’S PERSPECTIVE, page 9


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, of which 18 years has been as a licensed real estate professional. Doug is also the chairman of the board of the Upper Arlington Area Chamber of Commerce.

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FROM A MEMBER’S PERSPECTIVE Continued from page 8 chamber enables the Forum to connect with community members who are at different stages of their lives. Interacting with chamber members allows us to understand the community’s needs. “And if your business is not a

part of the chamber,” Converse said, “then you are missing out.” Besides being a chamber board member, Converse also participates in the Chamber’s Older Adult Resource Group committee. Converse says that “the collaboration between the committee members (whose businesses

all provide services to older adults) is remarkable. There is a collaborative approach toward a common goal which is to provide education, outreach and services to older adults in the community.” For more information about The Forum at Knightsbridge, visit

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Aoi ribbon cutting Aoi Blue Bar celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Jan. 12. Attending were Cathy Miller (left); Joyce Rhinehart; Becky Converse, board trustee; Edie Blough, executive board; Doug Ryan, board chair; Becky Hajost; Joe Cape; Bob Truax, general manager at AOI; Charlie Groezinger, board trustee; Chris Graff, board trustee; and Jason Uphill. Aoi is the combination of the fun and exciting nightlife atmosphere of a hip Miami club and the tradition and exotic flavors of Tokyo.

(2000), Videocassette recorder (1970), CD player (1981), Blu-ray disc (2003), High-definition televisions are brighter, more efficient, thinner, television (1998), and camcorder (1981). How many did you correctly answer? and feature better refresh rates and contrast than either LCD or Plasma TVs. And boy is it thin. Weekly focus – Think about it: “It’s easy to The LG 55-inch OLED TV is only 0.2 inches deep at its thinnest point and weighs a measly come up with new ideas; the hard part is letting 16.5 pounds. If you’re an early adopter, you’ll go of what worked for you two years ago, but want one of these beauties in your home the- will soon be out of date.” — Roger von Oech, author, inventor, consultant ater later this year. OK, here are the answers to the “device debut” Jim Hyre, CFP® is the Registered Principal at question, according to CNBC. Digital video discs (1996), Satellite radio Raymond James Financial Services, Inc.

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UAHS students pitch business plans The business-education classroom at Upper Arlington High School was transformed into a conference room recently when entrepreneurship students were given the opportunity to pitch their business plan ideas to Upper Arlington Chamber of Commerce members. Jim Hyre with Hyre & Assoc.

LLC; Doug Ryan with Douglas Real Estate, Inc.; Wes Newhouse with Newhouse, Prophater, Moots and Letcher LLC; and Becky Hajost, chamber president, took part. During the semester, four entrepreneurship teams developed business plans for the following businesses: Disc Jockey, Animal/Baby Sitting, Lawn Care, and

a Tailgate Food Truck. The teams were formed based on similar interests and hobbies that the team members share. In addition to creating business plans, the students participated in a collaboration project with the high school’s web design class students. The students worked in partnership to develop websites for

New Chamber members A SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR PREMIER MEMBERS: The Arlington Bank Arlingworth Home Care AT&T Ohio Centric Financial Group, LLC Dick Baker Roofing, Inc. Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP Fifth Third Bank First Community Village The Forum at Knightsbridge Good Energy Huntington National Nank

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each of the proposed businesses. In a recent survey of managers and executives, employers stated they desired employees who have “the four Cs’— critical thinking, creativity, communication, and collaboration — or what is being called 21st century skills. These skills were established in each of the students through their ability to work collaboratively with their peers to take an idea and develop that idea into a working product. Each team effectively communicated its plans to chamber of commerce members with passion and enthusiasm. It was a pleasure watching how each of these future business leaders demonstrates real-world skills. In addition to the Entrepreneurship and Management class, the business classes that are cur-

Upper Arlington High School students who took part in presenting business plans to local business persons recently included Judson Millhon, Andrew Schoning, William Hamburger, William Donahue, Jon Fry, Robert Hamilton, John Vlahakis, Jack Trabue and Shunda L. Wright.

rently offered at Upper Arlington High School are IB Business Management, Introduction to Business, Personal Finance, Integrated Computer Applications, Business Law and IB Information

Technology in a Global Society. "This experience during these past two years has been one of the most rewarding volunteer experiences I have participated,” said Jim Hyre.

In the spotlight — Debbie Segor Question: What is your name, title and who do you work for? Answer: Debbie Segor, membership development director, Upper Arlington Area Chamber of Commerce. Q:What do you love most about your job? A: Networking with business people who are devoted to the economic vitality of Upper Arlington. Q:Where are you from? Hometown? A: Miami Beach, Fla. Q:What was your first job? A: Receptionist in an advertising agency in Minneapolis, Minn. Q:What do you love about Upper Arlington? A: The sense of community. Q:What was the last movie you saw? A: “Sixteen Candles” while getting together

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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with girlfriends. It was a trip down memory lane to watch that movie. Q:What is on your iPod? A: The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, B52s, Gnarles Barkley, Muddy Waters. Q:Marital status/chil-

dren? A: Married, two children Q:What’s your favorite color in the big box of Crayolas? A: Purple Q:Who inspires you? A: My children. Q:What’s the weirdest thing you ever ate and actually enjoyed? A: Sea urchin and octopus.

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Upcoming Chamber events Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Arlington Urgent Care

Contact: RSVP not required.

Please join us at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Arlington Urgent Care. Arlington Urgent Care is a privately owned and operated urgent care center serving the Tri-Village and surrounding areas. Our courteous staff is qualified to perform a number of procedures and services, including clinical laboratory services, broken bones or sprains, immunizations and vaccinations, and occupational medicine. We serve to bridge the gap between primary care physicians and the emergency room. When: 9 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 26 Where: Arlington Urgent Care, 3062 Kingsdale Center, Upper Arlington Contact: RSVP not required.

Ribbon Cutting for Sport Clips Please join us at the ribbon cutting ceremony for Sport Clips. Sport Clips, the nation’s leading men’s and boys’ hair care franchise, continues to grow in the Upper Arlington area with 829 locations and counting. We offer clients a unique, sportsthemed environment, along with our MVP treatment that features a precision haircut, massaging shampoo, steamed towel treatment, and neck and shoulder massage. When: 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9 Where: Sport Clips, 1291 W. Lane Ave., Upper Arlington Contact: RSVP not required.

Thirsty Thursdays with the UA Area Young Professionals

Personal Branding and Social Media: Beyond the Basics Get involved with the UA and Dublin area young professionals. This event is hosted by both the Upper Arlington Area Chamber of Commerce and the Dublin Chamber of Commerce. Where: 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, When: Mellow Mushroom, 6505 Dublin Centre Drive, Dublin Contact: RSVP appreciated, but not required. Go to or contact the chamber at (614) 481-5710 or admin@

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Southland Hearing Aids & Audiology LLC Please join us at the ribbon cutting ceremony for Southland Hearing Aids & Audiology LLC. Southland Hearing Aids & Audiology is a familyowned and operated hearing care practice. The owner, who holds her Doctor of Audiology degree, works with you to find the hearing solution that best fits your individual needs and budget. Services provided include hearing evaluations, hearing consultations, and hearing aid fittings for children to adults. When: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1 Where: Southland Hearing Aids & Audiology LLC, 1960 Bethel Road, Suite 250, Columbus

Join the Upper Arlington Young Professionals for networking, food, and drink. When: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16 Where: Rusty Bucket Corner Tavern, 1635 Lane Ave., Upper Arlington Contact: Registration appreciated but not required. Register at, or contact the chamber at (614) 481-5710 or admin@

Annual Chamber Community Celebration: Get on board Get your ticket and climb aboard! You are invited to celebrate one of the biggest community events of the year. Enjoy a cocktail while visiting the business expo and perusing the silent auction items and participate in the awards celebration. When: Friday, March 2 4 p.m.—Business Expo, music, cocktails, silent auction free and open to the public 6:30 p.m.— Dinner, awards and presentation. RSVP required for the dinner portion. $50 per dinner attendee. Where: University Plaza Hotel & Conference Center, 3110 Olentangy River Road Contact: For more information, go to www. or contact the chamber at 614-4815710 or

Event Older adults forum set for March 14 Northwest Counseling Services will offer the eighth annual educational forum on older adult issues from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 14. A free event, it is open to interested community residents. The event will include conti-

nental breakfast, resource displays and keynote speaker Dr. Electra Paskett, Ph.D., MSPH, from the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center — Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital. Dr. Paskett will present “The Promise of a Cancer-Free World: Where are we?” Resource displays will include local programs and businesses

aimed at older adults including health care, community services, assisted living and housing options. The program will take place at Meadow Park Church of God, 2425 Bethel Road. Seating is limited. To reserve a space at the conference or for more information, call the registration line at 457-7876 ext. 432.

January 2012 | Upper Arlington Area Chamber of Commerce Business Monthly



January 2012 | Upper Arlington Area Chamber of Commerce Business Monthly

UA Chamber Business Monthly 01-2012  

January 2012 edition of the Upper Arlington Chamber of Commerce Business Monthly, a product of ThisWeek Community Newspapers

UA Chamber Business Monthly 01-2012  

January 2012 edition of the Upper Arlington Chamber of Commerce Business Monthly, a product of ThisWeek Community Newspapers