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JUNE 2017 PUBLISHER

This issue of West Chester & Liberty Lifestyle is packed full of stories about amazing men who are helping to shape our community in a variety of ways.

Inside you’ll learn the stories of local entrepreneurs who create the ice cream we love, fix our cars with a caring touch and those who went from stay-at-home dads to brewers. We hope you’ll be inspired as you get to know a local philanthropist who’s a dedicated family man, a recent Lakota West graduate who is a CEO, and a young man who uses his craftsmanship to communicate what he can’t express through words. We also celebrate a milestone for West Chester, the fiftieth anniversary of the West Chester Police Department. These are just a few of the great stories you’ll find inside this Guys’ edition of West Chester & Liberty Lifestyle. As I write this, I am visiting with a very special man for what may be the last time. I am blessed to have both a kind and loving father and an encouraging and caring stepfather. My stepfather has been an integral part of my life since my teenage years. He’s losing his battle with cancer and may not be here to celebrate another Father’s Day. Growing up, he always challenged me to be strong in my convictions, and his influence is certainly part of what gave me the confidence to start this magazine. So, I’d like to dedicate this issue of West Chester & Liberty Lifestyle to my stepfather, Dave Sheets. Let’s raise a glass to toast the men in our lives who we love, both those here with us and those who have passed before us. Cheers to you guys and Happy Father’s Day! Michelle Moody, Publisher Michelle.Moody@LifestylePubs.com

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Good Times

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Around Town

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Open House

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Hops & Vines

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Good Times

Art On Symmes Spring Fashion Show

Ladies viewed the latest fashions at the semi-annual Art On Symmes Spring Fashion Show on April 27. The show was hosted at the Fitton Center for Creative Arts and benefited The Greater Miami Valley YMCA Booker T. Washington projects, and featured spring trends from both local and national designers.

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Are you looking for decorating or landscaping ideas for your home? In need of home improvement services? Considering making a move?

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Good Times

Heroes of Character Awards

Five local students and five adult leaders were recognized at the Sixth Annual "Heroes of Character" Celebration on March 15 at the Courtyard by Marriott in Hamilton. The event was hosted jointly by the Hamilton City of Character and The Character Council of Greater Cincinnati. Congratulations to the winners!

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Summer Reading Program 2017 The MidPointe Library System offers free & fun Summer Reading Programs for the whole family - infants, pre-school, grade school, young adult & grown-ups too! Reading logs are available beginning June 1 & participation can begin anytime before July 31. The more you read, the more prizes you earn! Special Summer Reading programming & events will be held all summer long. Don’t miss the fun! Find details at www.MidPointeLibrary.org. June 2017 | West Chester & Liberty Lifestyle

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Angels Among Us

Mercy Health Foundation’s second “Angels Among Us” event, presented by US Acute Care Solutions, took place Saturday, April 29, at the Duke Energy Convention Center. This celebration honored the 2017 Mercy Health Angel Award recipients—dedicated and selfless caregivers who excel in compassion and service and live Mercy's mission every day.

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AROUND TOWN

LEADERSHIP 21 NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS Interested in becoming more involved in our community? Leadership 21 is a West Chester • Liberty Chamber Alliance program designed to improve the quantity, quality and effectiveness of our local leadership. Area leaders are selected to participate in this program where they will study various aspects of our region. Monthly leadership sessions allow participants to explore local

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FAITH ALLIANCE "X DAYS" A SUCCESS The fifth annual “X days” brought the Faith Alliance Church Partners together in April to show the love of God and be the “eXternal” church by serving their neighbors. The Faith Alliance, a group

JUDGE HEDRIC MEMORIAL Butler County Common Pleas Judge Craig Hedric is being honored by his friends with a tree and monument planted on the fourteenth tee at Wetherington Golf and Country Club. Hedric passed away in November 2016 at age 55, after having served as judge for 10 years. An avid golfer, Hedric’s memorial is appropriately planted along the golf course where he often fed the ducks, according to his friend Jim Wendle. Wendle and a group of Hedric’s friends wanted to honor his legacy with this memorial, which they dedicated on May 21, 2017.

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of churches in Lakota whose mission is to eliminate poverty in their community, partnered for the first time with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati for their main group project. Volunteers served at six projects with 129 volunteers from nine churches. Over the past five years, thousands of X days volunteers have served at more than 355 local projects. New homeowner Dorothea Beasley, was truly thankful for everyone who helped build her a home through Habitat. “Owning our own home will add peace and a sense of belonging to the community. It will provide stability in an ever-changing world,” Beasley says. For additional information about X days or The Faith Alliance, go online. TheFaithAlliance.org

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Hometown Hero West Chester Police Department leaders: Colonel Joel Herzog, Chief of Police; Jamie Hensley, Captain; Joe Gutman, Captain; Lieutenant Colonel Brian Rebholz, Assistant Chief of Police.

50 YEARS OF SERVICE

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lot can happen in 50 years. In April 1967, three Union Township Trustees shared a vision for police protection for its small farming community. Their motions for the purchase of one four-door Chevrolet cruiser, a used two-way radio and two revolvers with holsters were carried unanimously. That humble beginning has grown into the cutting-edge West Chester Police Department (WCPD), which celebrates its fiftieth anniversary this year. “The radio was hooked up to a car battery,” Chief of Police Colonel Joel Herzog says, reflecting on the force’s history. “We’ve definitely moved from primitive times to where we are today, being one of the premier agencies in the region.” 20

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Started in the basement of the Union Township’s Fire House No. 2, West Chester Police Department is now based in an innovative facility at 9577 Beckett Road, West Chester. Since 1967, the department and its headquarters have grown exponentially, but its mission hasn’t changed. Now expanded to a trailblazing team of up to 84, WCPD is trained and equipped to serve the community, protect life and property, preserve constitutional rights and enforce the laws of the state. On a behind-the-scenes tour of the current police station, it’s a quiet moment. Uniformed and plain-clothed officers are busy at their desks, in a training session in a bright classroom at the building’s core or coming and going from its garage. It’s not always this quiet. When the force is called into action for an emergency, the station is a scene of readiness, each team member playing a part for which they have intensely practiced and trained. “Everybody’s got a role. It’s pretty amazing, when something happens here how everything comes together. You see everybody jumping in and getting their hands dirty. It’s pretty impressive,” Herzog shares. “It’s a whole-group effort,” agrees Lieutenant Colonel Brian Rebholz, Assistant Chief of Police. Like many other police departments around the country, West Chester Police Department has learned from pivotal events across the nation to prepare for any situations that put West Chester’s residents at risk. Over the past 50 years, there has been a steady modernization of the force which

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Commemorative license plates mark the force’s 50th Anniversary.

the coming together of Union and West Chester Townships. “Each of these badges was purchased individually by the officers,” Herzog explains. “There were no public funds used. None of these badges have a rank on them… we felt that this is a celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the entire department so it’s for everyone, together,” he says. “Union Township, that’s where we came from—many of the guys who are here started under Union Township. We are proud of where we are and where we came from,” Herzog says. The West Chester Police Department is focused on training, education and building community partnerships as it leans into its next 50 years of service to the community. They lead with integrity, commitment, professionalism and courage. “It’s exciting to look ahead,” says Herzog. “The public will ask, ‘Do we really have crime in West Chester?’ They don’t realize what a compliment that is to us. If you feel safe, then we are doing our job.” June 2017 | West Chester & Liberty Lifestyle

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Open House

TURN YOUR DREAM HOME INTO A REALITY

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e all have a few parts of our home that we would love to change. Maybe you have décor that feels dated, landscaping that lacks curb appeal or your dream kitchen really only exists in your dreams. Perhaps you’re ready for an entirely new space—either a step-up to your “forever” home or you’re ready to downsize now that your nest is empty. Maybe recent events have led you to question some of your home services—breaks-ins have you considering a new security system, recent flooding has you re-thinking your home insurance coverage or you’ve heard that mortgage rates are still low (they are!). If any of this sounds familiar, we have the perfect event for you. Our magazine will be hosting the first West Chester & Liberty Lifestyle Home Expo at Carriage Hill on Saturday, June 10. This event is a one-stop shop for exploring all your home needs.

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DON’T MISS THESE GREAT OPPORTUNITIES: • Tour vendor booths from local home service companies inside the historic Carriage House at Carriage Hill. Local experts will be available to meet you and answer your questions. • Enjoy 15-minute seminars on a variety of topics starting every half hour. Visit our website for a more detailed schedule. • Prizes will be given away every half hour and you only need to register once, so come early to improve your chances of winning. • Get a little shopping done with pop-up shops from The Spicy Olive, Art On Symmes and Interiors Plus. You may even find the perfect Father’s Day gift. • Enjoy live entertainment during the day and light concessions available for sale.


HOME E XPO KEY DETAILS After touring the vendor booths, you can either take a short walk or tractor ride to visit the model homes and new adult-only clubhouse at Carriage Hill. You are sure to enjoy these exquisitely decorated model homes from custom builders Pendragon Homes, M/I Homes, Justin Doyle Homes and Arthur Rutenberg Homes. Schmidt Homes will have details on their homes at their booth inside the Carriage House. It’s never too early or too late to invest in your home. This is an event you won’t want to miss! It’s free to the public, with a suggested $5 donation to benefit Edge Teen Center. We hope to see you on June 10 between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Saturday, June 10 10 a.m.-6 p.m. FREE EVENT! $5 suggested donation goes to Edge Teen Center Park at the Carriage House at 6285 Coach House Way in Liberty Township If parking lot is full, a second lot is available by the new Adult Clubhouse at 5116 Carriage House Blvd.

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Hops & Vines

BREWING THE

AMERICAN

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DOGBERRY BREWERY BRINGS CRAFT BEER TO WEST CHESTER ARTICLE SHAWNA TAYLOR | PHOTOGRAPHY MICHELLE LLOYD

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Founders Chris Frede and Tony Meyer stand behind the bar of DogBerry’s new location: 996 Crescent Park Drive, West Chester.

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dads brewing beer over the stovetops in their respective homes. After crafting an IPA in 2012, their brewing adventure took off. Their individual passions for craft beer brought them together to form the perfect team. They would alternate between houses and spend time brewing on a weekly basis, something that continued for nearly three years. As the duo continued to brew at home, they would share their creations with their families and friends. Soon enough, people began asking if they could buy Frede and Meyer’s beer, and it was then they knew they were onto something. The decision to transition their passions into a business came naturally at that point. “We had the time, availability and opportunity. We were in a fortunate spot in the market for this type of business. It was just really starting to pick up and we got in very early in this area,” Meyer explains. “We have incredibly supportive wives. We took a shot at something and started it on a very small, bare bones budget and built it from the 26

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DogBerry Brewery 996 Crescent Park Drive West Chester, OH 45069 513.847.8208 Hours Thursday 4-9 p.m. Friday 4-9 p.m. Saturday 12-9 p.m. Sunday 12:30-8 p.m.


ground up. There was very little risk. There was more risk to our pride than our money.” Because of steady growth over the past few years, DogBerry has outgrown its original brewery on Cincinnati-Dayton Road and is now moving to a much larger location on Crescent Park Drive, which is set to open in late May to early June. Though Frede and Meyer have achieved great success, they haven’t lost sight of their original passions for brewing. While money is a good thing, they have agreed that making money isn’t their main priority. Refusing to chase trends, they only make beers that they love and can be proud to label with the DogBerry name. “We make beer that we love, and we’ll share it with you if you want it,” Meyer says. It’s that unapologetic passion that makes DogBerry unique. DogBerry is truly the result of two local dads’ American dream. In addition to making beer that they love, Frede and Meyer have created an atmosphere at their brewery that is comfortable, classy and approachable. It’s the type of place that makes you feel good. “It sounds corny, but I love the American dream where you can be in charge of something and have input and figure out how you’re going to make it happen,” Frede shares. Meyer adds, “The fact that we can make beers that we enjoy drinking and see someone drink it and smile and say, ‘That’s really good,’ that’s the coolest part for me.” Stop by the new brewery for a cold craft beer and witness two guys’ American dream come to life. DogBerryBrewing.com

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GOOD GUYS, GREAT WORK LOCAL MEN SHAPING OUR COMMUNITY ARTICLE SHAWNA TAYLOR & ABBEY MCMAHON PHOTOGRAPHY MICHELLE LLOYD & ABBEY MCMAHON

NICK BRANDENBURG JR. A YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR

Not only does Nick Brandenburg Jr. dream big, he knows how to make his dreams a reality. His entrepreneurial spirit sets him, an 18-year-old recent Lakota West graduate, apart from others his age. Brandenburg is founder and CEO of Forever Green Lawn & Landscapes. “When I was younger and would see my dad working in our yard, I always wanted to help. At age 13, a few of my friends and myself wanted to make extra money and one friend's mother suggested we start our own lawn business. After other obligations kept my friends from staying with the business, I continued with it,” Brandenburg explains. In 2014, at 15-years-old, Brandenburg registered the company with the state of Ohio, became insured through worker’s compensation and joined the Better Business Bureau, with which he now has an A+ rating. Brandenburg has been honing his business skills by taking on many responsibilities that most young men will not learn until after college. As CEO, he oversees a team that includes full-time employees, a staff that performs weekly maintenance and an office assistant. “I personally give all of the estimates and work directly with each customer in designing their new landscape,” Brandenburg says. “My favorite part of the business is watching the customer explain how

they want their yard or landscape to look and being able to accomplish that and see how happy it makes them.” Forever Green offers a plethora of services including cleaning flower beds, mulching, landscaping and weekly mowing and snow removal in winter months. The newest service to be added to the company’s lineup is stamped concrete curbing, and they are the only company in the tristate area offering this unique service. “Even though I was only 13 when I started my business, I had goals and dreams that have been met and exceeded every day thanks to each and every one of our customers,” he says with a smile. Brandenburg plans to attend the University of Cincinnati this fall, majoring in business with a minor in horticulture. He plans to continue growing Forever Green into a premier lawn care and landscape company in the tristate area. Even more than that, he hopes to inspire and lead his employees and invest in the future of others. “I might want to teach classes to younger kids who show an interest and let them know that they should never think their dreams can’t come true,” Brandenburg says. ForeverGreen.pro

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Ian Murray with his wife, Rachel, and two daughters.

IAN MURRAY INSPIRED BY FAMILY

Home is where the heart is and Ian Murray, vice president of the Reach Out Lakota board of directors, has a heart full of compassion for his hometown. A native to the West Chester and Liberty Township community, Murray is passionate about living a philanthropic lifestyle and that passion is fueled by his love of his family. “I want to be a role model for my kids so they can see what it’s like to get involved, give back to the community and make a difference,” says Murray, who is a husband and father of two daughters. “I want to make sure the community I grew up in stays vibrant and sustainable into the future.” Reach Out Lakota serves families in need in West Chester and Liberty Township. The organization runs a food pantry and clothing closet for families, and hosts additional events throughout the year,

“I want to be a role model for my kids so they can see what it’s like to get involved, give back to the community and make a difference.”

including Back to School, Thanksgiving and Christmas programs. While Murray recognizes that many people might not view poverty as a relevant issue in our affluent area, he emphasizes one point: anyone can fall on hard times. “We have clients who are working seasonal labor all the way up to people who live in $500,000 to million-dollar houses,” he says. “We serve everyone in the community. You never know when you’re going to need help. Families use our services to get through the bump in the road and then go on to be successful.” Murray is also able to give back to the community through his family-owned business, SpotOn Productions, a full-service corporate video production company. The company provides pro-bono videos for non-profit organizations throughout the year, and also sponsors various organizations. In addition to the work he does with Reach Out Lakota and his family’s business, Murray serves as board chair for the Community Foundation of West Chester/Liberty where he helps non-profit organizations receive funds to make their missions a reality. “I want everyone to know that there are ways they can get involved because it’s our community, and the more people get involved the better the community can be for everyone,” Murray says. “It pays it CONTINUED > forward and pays it back as well.”

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GOOD GUYS, GREAT WORK (CON TI N U ED)

STEVEN WEBSTER SPREADING JOY Steven Webster is not your average carpenter. With each stroke of his hammer he constructs well-crafted products, but he also builds more than that. He shapes opportunities and fulfills dreams. At four months old, Webster was diagnosed with brain damage from an unknown cause, resulting in seizures and verbal apraxia. He is completely non-verbal and experiences delayed development, but with Webster’s story comes a message: everyone has a purpose and anyone can serve a meaningful purpose. “Our hope is that others will be able to realize that they can live rich and fulfilling lives doing what they were designed to do and being who they were created to be,” says Gail Webster, Steven’s mother. Steven's parents, Gail and Kevin, have adamantly sought after resources and education to help coach their son into preparedness for gainful employment. After attending Lakota West High School, Steven participated in Project Life, a two-year program designed to help students with disabilities gain job and life skills. The family received additional support from Butler County Board of

Developmental Disabilities, which educated them on the transition from high school into the working world. It was there they connected with Buckner Employment Service and Training (BEST), a private provider of job placement services for individuals with disabilities, and the organization that matched Steven with MiddTown Custom Cabinets, where he works in the woodshop. As a child, Steven loved hammering. His parents recall how he would hammer nails into a log and, when it was full, they would remove the nails and he would start again. When his job coach from BEST learned of his love for hammering, they began building projects together. The first project completed was the construction of a wishing well, which led to the birth of Steven’s Woodshop in 2010. Together they craft wishing wells, bee houses, bird houses and beyond. The Websters do not measure their son’s success by the amount of profit being made, but by his engagement with others. “People with disabilities are the same as everyone else. It’s not self-serving for Steven. To have him employed, he gets to work and serve other people in the community and be an encouragement to others,” Gail says. For more information about Steven and to purchase his work, visit Etsy.com/Shop/StevensWoodshop. StevensWoodshop.com

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KEITH WREN As Keith Wren slowly swirls a cone back and forth, out comes creamy white vanilla ice cream and tangy orange sherbet, creating a perfectly cool and tasty summer treat. It’s his signature treat. And it’s what laid the foundation for this West Chester family-owned business, The Cone. Drive down Tylersville Road on a summer evening, and you’re guaranteed to see a swarm of cars and people in front of the infamous cone-shaped building. Try a bite yourself, and it’s easy to see why this homegrown business has become a staple in our community. “It’s nostalgic,” Wren says. “People grow up here and then they bring their kids back to The Cone, so now their kids’ kids are visiting. It becomes sort of a family tradition.” Keith and his father, Ken Wren, opened The Cone more than two decades ago, after having transported the physical cone building—in eight pieces––all the way from Florida. “My mom and dad were on vacation and spotted a cone-shaped building up for sale. We drove down the next week to buy it and haul it back to Ohio,” Keith laughs. The Cone opened in 1995 and has continued to produce homemade favorites for years. No stranger to running an ice cream shop, Keith grew up in the business when his parents owned K&W Creamy Whip on Wyoming Avenue. He recalls that his younger sister would sleep in her crib (appropriately fashioned out of empty cone boxes) in the back of the store. Since that original business in Reading, the Wren family has been making premium ice cream since 1973. Never compromising quality for quantity, they make many of their own products in-house and

“People grow up here...It becomes sort of a family tradition.”

RUNNING A COMMUNITY STAPLE use only name-brand candies and toppings. Not only is the infamous orange-vanilla swirl a homemade creation, but also the peanut butter, strawberry, Italian ices and many more. “Our orange-vanilla is a secret formula that my dad created at the original store,” Keith explains. “We grind up our own strawberries, pineapples, you name it.” And it’s working. The delicious business has grown immensely in two decades, now offering three walk-up windows, a drive-thru window and mobile cone units that make frequent appearances during summer community events. In its 23rd season, The Cone is now co-managed by its third generation of the Wren family—Keith’s daughter, Tabby. While Keith is still there each day, Tabby has been dutifully learning the ins and outs of her family’s business with plans to eventually run the community staple. “People always ask what it’s like to run a family business. I guess I’m just used to it. I started working here when I was 12—and got fired a lot,” Tabby recalls with a laugh. “It’s a unique place. A lot of smaller businesses don’t make it and we have.” The Wren family’s success can be attributed to two things: quality and service. “Every one of these [employees] in here right now is outstanding,” Keith says. “There’s not one in there who I wouldn’t keep forever if they wanted to stay.” Though he acknowledges it can be tiring, Keith is grateful to the community and his employees for embracing his business. “It’s a lot. It can be overwhelming night after night,” Keith says. “But it’s a lot of fun.” TheCone.com June 2017 | West Chester & Liberty Lifestyle

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Driver’s Notebook

THE GMC TERRAIN PERFECTLY SIZED SUV FROM FIEHRER MOTORS ARTICLE MARK MOODY | PHOTOGRAPHY PROVIDED

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et’s admit it, there are some monsters on the road. I’m not talking about the people who cut you off or the semis that always seem to be in front of you when you’re in a hurry. I’m talking about some of the giant SUVs that seem more like a small bus than a vehicle that will fit in my garage. You also see some very tiny SUVs on the road that are so tiny, you wonder why those drivers didn’t just purchase a smart car. If you’re in the market for a new SUV but can’t find the right fit, the GMC Terrain might be just right.

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Spacious center console

I recently test-drove the GMC Terrain at locally owned Fiehrer Motors and found it to be big on features in just the right size package. Before I started the engine, I took a few moments to just sit in the car and take it all in. I’m a tall guy and it has a spacious cabin with a generous amount of legroom and headspace. To my surprise when I opened the center console, I found a cavern. No kidding; I could almost put my entire arm inside the spacious storage area, which is perfect for storing and charging technology. It can even fit a full-size laptop. On the road, the VVT (variable valve timing) engine provides an excellent combination of power and handling. The GMC Terrain displayed solid acceleration and handled like a smaller car. Other SUVs I’ve driven have made me feel like I was driving a tank. The Terrain still put the thrill of driving in my hands, yet maneuvered well at the same time. It did well around corners and made very tight turn arounds. I drove for a while without the radio turned on and noticed how incredibly quiet the interior was, both on and off the freeway. In addition, the Terrain’s suspension provided for an incredibly smooth ride.  Next it was time to fire up the sound system. I turned on the radio and was greeted with an incredible sound show. No wonder the audio was so impressive– it’s provided by an 8-speaker, 250 watt, Pioneer sound system. Additionally, the GMC Terrain naturally offers the full array of today’s technologies, including back-up camera, navigation system, steering-wheel-mounted controls, USB connectivity, 4g Wi-Fi, and Intellilink. All of this technology is integrated into the middle console and can be controlled by the touch screen or manual controls that are conveniently located for easy access. After arriving back at the dealership after my test drive, I explored the rest of the vehicle. Much like the front, the interior in the back was spacious and provided plenty of leg room. I continued my investigation by opening the rear of the vehicle to find a large amount of storage in the back. The rear storage can easily be increased by folding down the back seats.  If you’re in the market for a new SUV, I encourage you to stop by Fiehrer Motors in Fairfield Township and look at all the available GMC Terrain models. You’ll probably find one that is just right for you, and no one will think you’re a monster on the road. FiehrerMotors.com June 2017 | West Chester & Liberty Lifestyle

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Locally Owned

HOW TRAGEDY PAVED THE ROAD TOWARD PURPOSE

ARTICLE TOM MAY & ABBEY MCMAHON | PHOTOGRAPHY RICHARD ALEXANDER

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early two years ago, Mike Campbell took a leap of faith by moving his family to West Chester to open the newest Christian Brothers Automotive franchise, located on Cincinnati-Dayton Road. After many years of working in service industries, Mike and his wife, Flo, were seeking a business opportunity that represented the highest standard of integrity and business ethics. They became familiar with the principles of Christian Brothers Automotive after having visited a location in 2010 near their former Atlanta home. “My wife was the one who actually took the car to that location. She called me and said, ‘You have to come and see this place.

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It’s not like any automotive center you’ve ever seen. It’s like a dentist office,’” Mike recalls with a laugh. “She said it was very clean with no grease and no grime. She hadn’t ever seen an automotive center like that. That’s what first sparked our interest.” Just four years before making the decision to embark on this new journey, their 17-year-old daughter and 15-year-old son were in a tragic automobile accident on their way to school. Their son, JJ, died from the accident. Mike says the aftermath of the accident shifted his priorities for himself, his wife, and their three daughters. “My wife and I wanted to do something business-wise that we could honor our

son and be true to our Christian faith. That was really the linchpin that led us to getting involved in Christian Brothers Automotive,” Mike explains. While their path to becoming franchise owners was unique, the quality and customer service they deliver to customers each day is standard across the company. Forged with faith-based principles of integrity and honesty, Christian Brothers Automotive has sought to change the way customers think about auto service by providing knowledgeable and genuine car repairs. Walk into their lobby and you’ll find a clean, warm and welcoming environment—or as some might say, “a dentist office.” With more than 160


locations nationwide, Christian Brothers Automotive is large enough to secure good pricing and talent, yet small enough to know you as a customer. “We want to be different than any other automotive repair service out there. We want people in the community to trust us and know that when they walk in the door they’re treated fairly,” Mike says. “We want to be proud of what we deliver. That’s what drives everybody here.” Personal integrity dictates how each customer is treated, but it also motivates personal involvement in the community. Mike explains, "We work in a variety of ways in the community. Giving back through charities, community groups and schools is a way to put our faith into practice through the work of Christian Brothers." With the guiding idea and biblical principle, “Love your neighbor as yourself,” Christian Brothers Automotive has been serving customers for more than 34 years across the country. It’s this “golden rule” that sets them apart. Visit their location and you’ll find Mike and his team onsite, building relationships with customers and the community. They strive to relate to customers so that can serve them the way they, themselves, would want to be served. “I’ve had a number of customers come here who knew what [Flo and I] went through and who have talked about the loss of their own kids,” Mike says. “Everyone has struggles. It’s just that we may be more inclined to talk to our customers or engage with our customers about the struggles they’re going through more so than most businesses.” Mike does not downplay how much his faith has driven him to this new path in life. He believes God led him to Christian Brothers Automotive and is thankful each day for the opportunity. “We examined every facet of our lives [after the accident] and decided that this was the direction we wanted to go,” Mike humbly states. “We really like it here. We are growing every month and love the diversity of the West Chester community.” CBAC.com/West-Chester

From left: Steve Gayheart, Service Manager; Mike Campbell, Owner; Nolan Sanden, Service Advisor.

“Love your neighbor as yourself”

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Giving Back

UNITING A

COMMUNITY FOR 95 YEARS UNITED WAY LAUNCHES ANNUAL CAMPAIGN ARTICLE ERIN PIERCE | PHOTOGRAPHY PROVIDED

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or more than 95 years, Butler County United Way has been creating a brighter future for those less fortunate in our community. By focusing on community outreach and positive impact through their mission of connecting and mobilizing resources, Butler County United Way is creating long-term solutions for individuals and families, ranging from education to financial stability and healthy living. They serve the communities of Liberty Township, West Chester, Fairfield, Hamilton, New Miami and Ross. Butler County United Way has been busy planning for the 20172018 campaign. According to Pam Cottle, Director of Marketing and Communications at Butler County United Way, the upcoming campaign will make a significant impact on our local community. “Butler County United Way focuses on the building blocks for a good life: education, financial stability and health. Our ‘campaign’ is really a year-round process that allows donors to pledge funds toward one of these three pillars,” Cottle says. “We do not fund agencies, but support programs provided by partner agencies across Butler County in these three areas of focus.” Throughout the year, Butler County United Way partners with organizations that not only share their values and goals, but also maintain stable leadership and are dedicated to making a difference in the community. These services vary from life and counseling services offered by Lifespan to after school programs provided by Boys and Girls Club of West Chester/Liberty. A Butler County United Way community partner agency, Boys and Girls Club of West Chester/Liberty is focused on core programs that include character and leadership development, education and career development, the arts, health and life skills and sports, fitness and recreation. Their goal is to offer programs and services that will engage a wide variety of youth in a way that will help develop them into responsible adults who give back to their community.

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“Breaking the cycle of at-risk youth begins with providing positive role models,” says Krystal Tipton, Director of Community Impact for Butler County United Way. “It takes a caring community to help raise awareness to further develop and positively impact youth. There are many ways to get involved with Butler County United Way. If you are interested in volunteering, Tipton suggests beginning with Community Building Block events. These events are available quarterly and focus on each of Butler County United Way’s buildings blocks of income, financial stability and health. Volunteers in the past have worked with a variety of local partner agencies such as the American Red Cross, The Father’s House and Edge Teen Center.   Butler County United Way invites you to “Give, Advocate, or Volunteer” and join them in envisioning a community where all individuals and families achieve their potential through education, financial stability and healthy lives.  Additional information regarding the upcoming Community Campaign Kickoff Event, Building Block events and other ways you can become involved with Butler County United Way may be found online. BC-UnitedWay.org

YOU’RE INVITED! WHAT | The Community Campaign Kickoff WHEN | June 2 from 5-7 p.m. WHERE | Village Green Park and Amphitheater in Fairfield The Kickoff marks the beginning of Butler County United Way's annual campaign and will feature food trucks, a live band (The White Brothers) and a live crowd funding event that will benefit a local nonprofit agency program. All are invited to attend free of charge.


Fairfield volunteers serving to benefit a local food pantry.

Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts volunteer at the East Butler Empty Bowls event at Mother Teresa Catholic Elementary School.

The White Brothers performing at Butler County United Way's 2016 Kickoff.

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Lifestyle Calendar

June JUNE-AUGUST GOLDFISH JUMP START CLINICS

several creeks. Participation is free, and be sure to wear clothes that can get wet and dirty with closed-toed shoes. Upcoming locations: Rentschler Forest MetroPark (6/8), Forest Run MetroPark (6/15), Four Mile Creek (6/22), Forest Run MetroPark (6/29). GetToTheBC.com

GOLDFISH SWIM SCHOOL

EVERY SATURDAY, 7-9 P.M.

Is your little one ready for the pool this summer? Goldfish Swim

WEST CHESTER CONCERT SERIES

School is offering Jump Start Clinics  in addition to weekly lessons

KEEHNER PARK

this summer! Jump Start Clinics are seasonal 30-minute lessons that

The Keehner Park concerts are 7-9 p.m. on Saturdays at the Keehner

run Tuesday-Friday for one week, and are available for children ages

Park Amphitheatre. Guests are invited to pack a picnic for the eve-

3-12 years old. For additional information or to register go online or

ning for this free concert series, sponsored by Energy Alliance and

call 513.857.1700. WestChester.GoldfishSwimSchool.com

Constellation. June's line-up: Blue Stone Ivory (6/3), Mad River Railroad (6/10), Stagger Lee Band (6/17), Southwestern Ohio Symphonic Band (6/24). WestChesterOH.org

EVERY SATURDAY, 9 A.M. TO 1 P.M. SUMMER FARMERS MARKET UNION CENTER BY MIDPOINTE LIBRARY The Summer Farmers Market is back in season! Each Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine, enjoy fresh foods and handmade products from local vendors. The Summer Farmers Market runs through mid-October on Center Pointe Drive by MidPointe Library. WestChesterOhioFarmersMarket.org

EVERY TUESDAY, 3-7 P.M. EVERY THURSDAY, 6-9 P.M.

LIBERTY CENTER FARMERS MARKET LIBERTY CENTER

SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

Step onto the Liberty Center Square each Tuesday from 3-7 p.m. for

LIBERTY CENTER

the annual Farmers Market. Fill your senses and delight your palate

Bring your blankets and chairs for a summer concert on the lawn at

with fresh veggies, fruit, flowers and other treats from local growers

Liberty Center. The Summer Concert Series is every Thursday from 6-9

in Ohio. There is something for everyone with live music, demonstra-

p.m. (subject to cancellation due to weather). Here's the line-up: Eden

tions, activities for the kids and so much more! Liberty-Center.com

Park Band (6/1), Bluestone Ivory (6/8), Bad Habit (6/15), The Danny Frazier Band (6/22), The Chuck Taylors (6/29). Liberty-Center.com

EVERY THURSDAY, 6-9 P.M.

EVERY WEDNESDAY AT DUSK MOVIES UNDER MOONLIGHT LIBERTY CENTER

THE TAKEOVER CONCERT SERIES

Families, gather the kids and some blankets and enjoy movies under

THE SQUARE @ UNION CENTRE

the stars each Wednesday evening at Liberty Center's Movies Under

The Takeover, presented by First Financial Bank, takes nightlife in the

Moonlight series. Enjoy pre-event entertainment before each fami-

'burbs to the next level. Grab some friends and mingle every summer

ly-friendly movie. Movies are subject to cancellation due to weath-

Thursday night at the clock tower. Enjoy great food, cold beer and

er. The Secret Life of Pets (6/7), Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

free, live music: SWAGG (6/1), DV8 (6/8), 3 Piece Revival (6/15), Color

(6/14), Stuart Little (6/21), Happy Feet (6/28). Liberty-Center.com

Blind (6/22), Lt. Dan's New Legs (6/29). WestChesterOH.org

EVERY THURSDAY, 10 A.M. TO 12 P.M.

JUNE 2 PANEL DISCUSSION: THROUGH OUR EYES

CREEKING IN THE PARKS

MIAMI UNIVERSITY VOA LEARNING CENTER

BUTLER COUNTY METROPARKS

“Through Our Eyes” is a firsthand account of mental health and sub-

Creeking is a fun summer activity! Educators from MetroParks and

stance abuse crisis intervention and prevention from the front lines.

Butler Soil & Water Conservation District will guide you in exploring

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Lifestyle Calendar (CON TI N U ED) Hear from local police, fire, and first responders, mental health and addiction crisis response staff, court system representatives and coroners office, treatment and prevention experts. This panel discussion is free to the public and will include lunch. Register: Contact@c3ohio.org

JUNE 3

JUNE 17

NATIONAL TRAILS DAY HIKE

SCHOOL OF FISH

GILMORE METRO PARK

RESERVES PARK

Join MetroParks of Butler County to celebrate National Trails Day!

Do you wish to fish? Hurry don’t wait. We have the bait! Liberty Town-

Take the family on a leisurely hike at a truly beautiful park, renowned

ship Trustees & Park Committee present School of Fish Saturday,

for its watchable wildlife. All ages and abilities are welcome on this

June 17 at Reserves Park. A hot dog lunch and poles will be provided

adventure. YourMetroParks.net

by Hamilton Bait and Tackle. Liberty-Township.com

JUNE 10 & 11

JUNE 17

HUESTON WOODS ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR

COOKING WITH CHEF JARED

HUESTON WOODS STATE PARK PIONEER FARM MUSEUM

THE COACH HOUSE

This outdoor art show is held on the historic grounds of the Hueston Woods Pioneer Farm just north of Oxford. More than 80 exhibitors from all over the Midwest will showcase arts including glass, metal, stone, leather, clay, photography, embroidery and more! Admission is $4 per adult (children 12 and under are free). GetToTheBC.com

JUNE 10 HOME EXPO CARRIAGE HILL Turn your dream home into a reality at the West Chester & Liberty Lifestyle Home Expo at Carriage Hill on Saturday, June 10 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Learn from experts, tour vendor booths and model homes, register to win prizes and more! The event is free with a $5 suggested donation for Edge Teen Center. WestChesterAndLibertyLifestyle.com

JUNE 14 MEN'S GRILLING CLASS

Join Chef Jared Whalen and learn how to grill delicious recipes for

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your backyard cookouts. Cook a delicious meal and take home recipe

Guys, find your aprons! Chef Ryan Knuth of Mortar and Pestle Spice

cards so you can enjoy it again! $45 per person. For additional details

Blends will lead a men's grilling class that includes craft beer pairings.

or to RSVP go online or call 513.856.7899. CoachHouseTavern.com

Create a grilled BLT salad, BBQ meat platter, smoked potato salad,

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JUNE 23 TOUCH A TRUCK THE SQUARE @ UNION CENTRE Cool trucks bring out the kid in all of us. At the annual Touch A Truck, West Chester flings open the garage doors and shares all of the cool

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trucks and vehicles that serve our community, including fire trucks, police vehicles, snow plows, military vehicles, helicopters, rescue boats and more! Presented by First Financial Bank, it's completely free. WestChesterOH.org

JUNE 25 GLUTEN-FREE BAKING CLASS THE SPICY OLIVE Chef Amber Tipton will lead a Gluten-Free Baking Class on Sunday, June 25 from 1-3 p.m. She is passionate about issues facing people with gluten sensitivities. Learn how to make gluten-free pasta, gluten-free egg sandwich buns and a citrus-scented olive oil cake. $35 per person. TheSpicyOlive.com

HOUSTON LLEW

IS AN ENAMELING ARTIST OF HIS OWN DISTINCTIVE GENRE SPECIALIZING IN GLASS ON COPPER ARTWORKS KNOWN AS SPIRITILES. IN HIS ATLANTA STUDIO, EACH TILE IS MADE BY HAND USING GROUND GLASS THAT IS PAINTED, THEN KILN-FIRED TO COPPER AND ENVELOPED AROUND A SOLID FRAME. EVERY SPIRITILE HAS ITS OWN STORY WRAPPED AROUND THE SIDES TO MATCH THE ICONIC AND INSPIRING MOMENTS DRAWN FROM LIFE. THEY ARE MADE TO BE GIFTED, COLLECTED, AND TREASURED FOR YEARS TO COME!

SELECT WEDNESDAYS, 10:30 A.M. AND 1:00 P.M. WOLF PROGRAM DEER SHELTER AT KEEHNER PARK The WOLF (World of Land, Forest and Friends) program is for children ages 5 to 12 and focuses topics related to nature and the environment. Each of the classes for the WOLF program will be offered on select Wednesdays throughout the summer in the Deer Shelter at Keehner Park. Participation is free, but registration is required: 513.759.7312. WestChesterOH.org

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business directory ART & PHOTOGRAPHY DERMATOLOGISTS Art On/Off Symmes (513) 844-2787 ArtOnSymmes.com Mark Garrett Photography (513) 315-8276   Pop Revolution (513) 492-7474 PopRevolutionGallery.com  

AUTOMOTIVE

Christian Brothers Automotive (513) 342-8785 CBAC.com/West-Chester Fiehrer Buick GMC (513) 863-8111 FiehrerMotors.com  

CHARITIES & FUNDRAISERS

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CHILD CAMPS, CARE & TUTORING

Goldfish Swim School (513) 857-1700 GoldfishSwimSchool.com Huntington Learning Center (513) 860-4716 HuntingtonHelps.com  

COMMUNITY EVENTS & ORGANIZATIONS MidPointe Library System (513) 777-3131 MidPointeLibrary.org

DANCE

West Chester Academy (513) 829-2345 WestChesterAcademy.com

DENTISTS & ORTHODONTICS Hickman Orthodontics (513) 874-0200 HickmanOrtho.com

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Dermatology & Surgery of Southern Ohio, Inc. (513) 858-6900 DermatologyandSurgery.com

ENTERTAINMENT & RECREATION

Full Throttle Indoor Karting (513) 341-5278 GoFullThrottle.com

FINANCIAL SERVICES & PLANNING Emery Federal Credit Union (513) 530-9351 EmeryFCU.org

FOOD & BEVERAGE Village Wines of Glendale (513) 771-6611 VillageWinesGlendale.com

HEALTH & WELLNESS Community First Solutions (513) 785-4060 Community-First.org EVER Skincare with Andie (513) 461-3276 EverSkin.com/With/Andie   Mindful Wellness Massage & Bodywork (513) 382-3132 MindfulWellnessMassageandBodywork.com  

HOME BUILDERS & REMODELERS Carriage Hill (513) 894-4455 CarriageHillLiving.com Kitchen Concepts Inc. (513) 531-3838 KConcepts.com  

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BOVA contemporary furniture (513) 247-9100 BOVAFurniture.com Interiors Plus (513) 777-7717 InteriorsPlusMasonOhio.com  

HOME SERVICES

Outdoor Lighting Perspectives (513) 813-5543 PreviewTheNight.com Renewal by Andersen (513) 285-7592 RBACincy.com   Shiver Security Systems (513) 719-4000, ext. 101 ShiverSecurity.com   Titan Siding & Roofing (513) 755-7663 TitanSidingandRoofing.com  

INSURANCE

Michael Corna American Family Insurance (513) 777-5543 Insurance-Agency.AmFam.com/ OH/Michael-Corna/ RiskSOURCE Clark-Theders (513) 779-2800 RiskSource.com  

LANDSCAPING

Forever Green Lawn and Landscapes (513) 939-5701 ForeverGreen.pro The Turf Tailor (513) 295-2782 TheTurfTailor.net  

LEGAL

Lyons & Lyons (513) 777-2222 LyonsandLyonsLaw.com

MEDICAL CLINICS & FACILITIES Center for Foot Care (513) 729-4455 CincinnatiFootCare.com

Hilltop Obstetrics & Gynecology (513) 424-1440 HilltopOBGYN.com The Urology Group (513) 841-7400 UrologyGroup.com  

OTHER

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PET CARE

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PROPERTY

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REAL ESTATE

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SENIOR LIVING & SERVICES

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Local’s Choice Passionate about Ohio State football, Michael never misses a game.

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Michael enjoys hiking and kayaking

(member of the women’s rowing team

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