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  1. 1. action CHAMBER NOTES May ‘09 2008-2009 Board of Directors Social Networking 101 Kurt Harden, Chairman MedBen Mike Emmelhainz, Chair-Elect The Boeing Company by Cheri Hottinger Tom Cummiskey, Treasurer Park National Bank As I write this, I have just returned home from the last session of a three-part class of Social Networking 101 at C-TEC. Last fall I at- Kelly Wallace, Past-Chair tended a client visit with Journal Communications, producer of our Images of C-TEC Licking County magazine, where they piqued my interest in social networking, Fred Paul telling me that the average age on Facebook was somewhere between 35 and Customer Care 42. When I returned from that trip, I began my search for an instructor who could Todd Harrold teach our members (and me) how to use social networking in their businesses. Centratech I was referred to Angela Siefer with Shiny Door on LinkedIn and hooked her up Mark Walters with C-TEC to teach Social Networking 101 and 201 classes. Individual If you did not attend, you really missed a lot of good information about LinkedIn, Facebook Bart Weiler and Twitter. Our instructor went over the basics of LinkedIn and how to expand your net- Weiler Financial Services work. The Chamber has four groups on LinkedIn: Licking County Chamber, Community Larry Kretzmann Capitalism, Community Leadership of Licking County and Workenomics. Not all of them First Federal Savings are active, which gives me some homework to do. I do believe that having a presence on Steve Layman LinkedIn is important. Keep in mind, that all of these sites are FREE, so you are only out NAI Ohio Equities your time. By using LinkedIn, you will be able to promote your business and events, expand Robert Erhard your network and read and submit questions, news articles and business information. You Morrow & Erhard Co., L.P.A. can find my personal profile at Thaddeus Claggett We then covered the foundation of Facebook. I have to be honest, until tonight, I was under Claggett & Sons, Inc. the impression that Facebook is mostly for personal use, but I was wrong. We covered the Jeff James subject of having “pages” on Facebook for business use. In addition to my personal profile, I Horizon Benefits Services have started to create a page for the Chamber that I hope to launch in a few weeks. Christian Robertson Robertson Construction And then there’s Twitter. I am still somewhat confused by Twitter, but am trying to find good uses for it. Angela said she has had great success with her company on Twitter, so I think Patrick Guanciale Coldwell Banker/King Thompson there is value in using it; I’m just not at that level yet. Angela explained that Twitter is like at- tending a party or social gathering and going in and out of conversations. Steve Cohen Screen Machine Industries Bottom line is that you need to be involved in the online promotion of your company and Vince Brown its services or products. It is the wave of the future. In today’s world, if you don’t have a Owens Corning Science and website, or have one that has outdated information on it, you could be driving potential cus- Technology Center tomers to your competitors. It is time for you to venture out and see how your company can Mike Morris utilize these sites. You may be shocked to find out that they really aren’t that hard or scary Midland Theatre to use and will make you wonder why it took so long to try them. I am certainly not an expert Kim Lust in this field, but would be happy to talk with you about this exciting topic. Just give me a call State Farm at 740.345.9757 ext. 5. sponsored by Park National Bank
  2. 2. Statistics ServiceMaster and Owens Tech Center achieve National GS-42 Certification by Green Sealtm Chamber Stats ServiceMaster Facility for April 2009 Services by George and Owens Science and Tech- -The Chamber website saw nology, LLC announced nearly 7,300 hits for the month; 1,000 they have achieved the more than last month. GS-42 certification for their -Website users searched for 684 cleaning services. Both Pictured: Eric Mathis, Facilities, Owens; Todd George, Presi- members over the course of the ServiceMaster and Owens dent, ServiceMaster Facility Services by George and John month. associates worked closely Hillenbrand, Chief Innovations Officer, Owens accept award. with Green Seal, a -The Chamber answered more than respected environmental leadership ecolable to attain this certification. The 1000 calls and aided 108 walk-in achievement certifies that they meet the environmental standard for green clients last month. cleaning by completing a rigorous audit of their cleaning. The “green clean- ing” involves using the proprietary and patent pending Capture and Removal -The banner ads received 200 hits. Cleaning(R) system, a highly effective environmentally friendly cleaning system which reduces toxins and improves indoor air quality, contributing to -14 companies took advantage of a heal their workplace. ServiceMaster owner, Todd George says this certi- advertising on the website with a fication is ultimately important because of the “health benefits for our em- banner ad. If you are interested ployees, our customers and future generations.” He explains that all of their in getting more exposure for your Green For(R) cleaning products are free of surfactants and wetting agents business, call Jennifer McDonald, and contain no ingredients that are considered corrosive, alkaline or acidic. 345-9757, ext. 2. For more information, log onto Family Industry examples of exciting career possibili- leader in aerospace manufacturing. Tours ties right here in central Ohio. Who You’ll see how the center uses 21st knows, one of these visits might spark Century technology to create virtual a lifelong interest for your child. 3-D models of products still in the design phase. The Works is The cost of each tour is $5 per person. offering a great Children must be age 12 or above. Thursday, July 16 lineup of Family Participants must wear closed-toe 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Industry Tours this shoes to be admitted into the factory. American Electric Power, Conesville year. You and The Works will provide bus transporta- Take a fascinating trip to the Cones- your family are tion from the museum to the indus- ville Power Plant near Coshocton to encouraged to try destination and back. Seating is see how electricity is generated. attend these limited and pre-registration is required. fascinating tours of manufacturing To sign-up, stop by the museum or call Thursday, August 6 companies in partnership with the The Works at 740-349-9277. 9:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Licking County Chamber of Com- Contour Forming merce. Each tour offers a rare oppor- Tour Schedule Get a firsthand look at how Contour tunity for families and children age 12 Forming shapes sheet metal using or older to take a behind-the-scenes Thursday, June 18 a process called Hydroforming. The look at a local industry. 9:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. company makes metal products for Boeing Virtual Manufacturing Center aerospace, automotive and commer- The goal of these tours is to offer Visit the high-tech world of Virtual cial applications. youngsters a chance to see real-world Manufacturing at Boeing, a world
  3. 3. action NOTES May ‘09 Innovative Technology Solutions Nick’s Village Pizza, Inc. Mr. Bryan Gibson, Acct. Manager Ms. Sandy Kerchner, President 535 Meadowland Drive, Newark 62 S. Main Street, Utica (740) 349-4543 (740) 892-4468 Restaurant Computer Solutions, LLC Noah’s Ark Creative Care Jeremiah’s Automotive Svs., LLC Jennifer Kaminsky, Owner Mr. Jeremiah Friesner, Owner 1255 Nadine Drive, Heath Welcome 381 South 30th Street, Suite O, Heath (740) 788-9222 (740) 323-3664 Child Development and Daycare new members! Automobile Service Noah’s Ark Creative Care Law General Contracting, Inc. Jennifer Kaminsky, Owner These members made an investment in Mr. Mark Cherubini, President 814 E. Main Street, Newark the business community by joining the 9128 Mt. Vernon Road, St. Louisville (740) 349-7063 Chamber in April. (740) 745-3420 Child Development and Daycare General Contracting, Excavating The Buckeye CoWorks Roosters Mr. Gary Krinn, Owner Legend Ventures Inc./Marathon Gas Mr. Dan Ponton, President 951 A Buckeye Avenue, Newark Mr. Brian Walters, Vice President 1414 N. 21st Street, Newark (740) 973-1991 249 S. Main Street, P.O. Box 605, Utica (740) 366-8716 (740) 892-3800 Restaurant Co Working Convenience Store Timbuk II Plant Co. C. Green & Sons Inc. - 64 Metals Leghorns Mr. Jim Gibson, President Mr. Wayne Green, President Mr. Greg Powers, Managing Partner 2030 Timbuk Road, Granville 9020 Mt. Vernon Road, St. Louisville 850 S. 30th Street, Heath (740) 587-2178 (740) 745-2998 (740) 788-9287 Greenhouse MFG of Metal Roofing/Siding Restaurant Weekley Electric LLC Dyer Mantonya Chiropractic MonaVie Mr. Sean Weekley, President Dr. Craig Dyer/Dr. Chicky Dyer Ms. Rhea Dunsford 1960 Mt. Vernon Road, Newark 693 Hopewell Drive, Heath 1053 Stewart Street, Newark 740/366-0095 (740) 522-5500 740/366-5544 Electrical Contractor Chiropractic Office Nutritional Beverage Western-Southern Financial Group Greater Buckeye Lake Area Chamber of Newark Cleaners & Shoe Repair Ms. Sarah Williams, Sales Rep. Commerce Ms. Carol Gregory, Owner 210 Northtowne Ct. Suite 21, Newark Ms. Jodi Miller, Member Services 789 Hebron Road, Heath (740) 366-1316 P.O. Box 5, Buckeye Lake (740) 522-6191 Insurance - Financial 740/348-6923 Chamber of Commerce Dry Cleaner/Shoe Repair Wolfe Bros. Construction Mr. Thaddeus Wolfe, Owner The Humidor Newark Cleaners & Shoe Repair 146 W. Locust Street, Newark Ms. Sharon Mirra, Owner Ms. Carol Gregory, Owner 740/366-0979 267 Deo Drive, Newark 1064 Mt. Vernon Road, Newark Construction (740) 366-1881 (740) 366-6909 Tobacco Store Dry Cleaner/Shoe Repair Directories Are On Their Way The 2009 Membership Directory is on its way to you. You should notice that each year the Directory gets thicker. In 2005, it contained 79 pages; the 2009 Directory has 117. Thank you for being part of the Chamber and for making the Directory grow each year. Our member survey focused on the Membership Directory this month. We wanted to find out how often you use the Directory and what your thoughts were on the possibility of making it an on-line Directory. Here are the results: You told us that given the choice, 70% of you would prefer to view the Membership Directory on-line with links When asked how often you use the Directory, you said: to websites, email addresses and advertisers versus the A Few Times A Year 46.2% existing book format. Never 20.4% Once A Month 19.4% We are always looking for ways to support our members and your opinions Once A Week 11.8% are important to us. This information will be very helpful in planning for the Every Day 2.2% 2010. Directory. Thanks to those who took part in this month’s survey.
  4. 4. PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID Newark, Ohio Permit No. 118 Licking County Chamber of Commerce 50 West Locust Street P.O. Box 702 Newark, Ohio 43058-0702 p. 740.345.9757 f. 740.345.5141 Cheri Hottinger, President Jennifer McDonald, Marketing & Communications Director your source for news, business and networking information upcoming events get on the fast track by networking at our events June 11 - Local Leaders Breakfast - Join us for breakfast and informative meeting with guest speakers: Larry Parr, Vice President of Mid-Ohio Development; Rick Platt, President and CEO of the Heath-Newark- Licking County Port Authority; and Rob O’Neill, President and Principal of Southgate Corporation. The breakfast will be held at Moundbuilders Country Club. Registration begins at 7:15 a.m. June 25 - Images of Licking County Publication Premier Party - Attend the unveiling of this year’s Images Magazine at The Works from 5 - 6 p.m. Appetizers and soft drinks will be served. Free admission. Affiliate Schedule June 3 - Manufacturers Council held at Bayer MaterialScience at Noon June 9 - Safety Council, Summer Safety Program presented by American Red Cross. Held at Longaberger Golf Club, with registration beginning at 11:15 a.m. This luncheon is free to Safety Council regular attendees and members. June 18 - HRMA, Summer Seminar Series - AM session-Ethics, Fuel- ing the talent engine; PM session - How to Identify, Measure & Develop a Specific Coaching Action Plan for Organization Leaders. Session to be held at Longaberger Golf Club. Pataskala Chamber Schedule June 17 - Meeting at Olde Summit Towne Restaurant at Noon
  5. 5. site selection workforce taxes & incentives infrastructure property links May ‘09 O V E R V I E W Who are we- DEVELOPMENT a monthly report of economic development in review licking county, ohio Our purpose statement: The Licking County Chamber of Commerce Economic Development The Buckeye Co-Works Committee promotes A new pattern for working... sound economic growth by strengthening the Newark, OH - Wipikedia defines co-working as county’s competitive the social gathering of a group of people, who are position and facilitating still working independently, but who share values investments that build and who are interested in the synergy that can capacity, generate happen from working with talented people in the prosperity and catalyze same space. The Buckeye Co-Works has adopted the economic vibrancy of that philosophy with the opening of their co-working our community, making facility this May. The Buckeye Co-Works is located Licking County the place at 951 Buckeye Avenue in Newark. for companies to locate, invest and expand their operations. Owner, Gary Krinn says “the idea of co-working is somewhat new. There is a growing need among professionals who normally work out of a home office to have a space to meet clients and bounce ideas off of other professionals.” He hopes to meet their needs by offering both shared desk space Where are we- and private offices for rent. The facility offers secure internet, private lockers, print/fax/scan ser- Licking County is centrally vices, mail collection service, and free parking. “It’s an inexpensive way to rent a meeting or office located in the heart of space for an hour, day, week or more.” said Gary. Ohio. We are only 15 miles east of Columbus, For more information, call The Buckeye Co-Works at 740/973-1991 or log onto their website to book and easily accessible via your space, Interstate 70, St. Rt. 16, 79 and 13. Site of the month What do we offer- SW corner of Derby Downs Road and N. 21st Street, Newark We commit to finding This is the last large parcel of undeveloped you the prime location or land on North 21st Street in Newark. It is building suited for your zoned b-4, and can accommodate most real estate needs. We any business. This property lies in a very offer a trained workforce ready to use their skills. desirable part of town surrounded by retail and With an online listing of restaurants. The very northwest portion of this retail, industrial, office and land is home to the new Social Security Office. land properties, we are There are two curb cuts available for the land. sure you will find yourself For more information, contact Park Shai at at home. Shai Commercial, Ltd., 740/587-7441 or log onto
  6. 6. DEVELOPMENT review may ‘09 Engleeld Oil Company An integral partner of many Ohio communities Heath, OH - Chairman F.W. “Bill” Englefield III found- ed Englefield Oil Company in 1961 with three service Licking Memorial stations and an office operating out of his basement. Hospital celebrates Englefield Oil Company has come a long way in the nearly half a century since then. and expands their services in Pataskala Englefield supplies fuel and lubricants and operates over 100 convenience stores under the Duke Newark, OH - Licking and Duchess Shoppe banner in Ohio and Memorial Hospital (LMH) West Virginia. Earlier this year, Englefield announced recently that it has acquired 42 gas stations from BP Exploration Englefield Oil Company is again earned the exceptional a diversified, full line, fuel & Oil, bringing their employee count to nearly distinction of being named to and lubricants supplier and 1,800 from about 1,200.. the national 100 Top Hospitals® related services to whole- sale and retail markets in the list by Thomson Reuters for the State of Ohio. Englefield Oil also operates several truck tenth time. LMH is only one of five Ohio hospitals winning the stops, a pair of Super 8 motels, several Taco Medium Community Hospital Bell Express restaurants, and other various businesses in Ohio and West Virginia. In category, including a total of addition, the company operates more than a dozen Pacific Pride automated commercial 20 awardees nationwide. In fueling sites. addition, only six hospitals of any size have won the Englefield Oil Company has grown into one of the largest independent fuel and lubricant award more than LMH, and no distributors in Ohio by building long-lasting, strong relationships with their customers, other hospital in the Medium suppliers, and employees. For more information on Englefield Oil Company, log onto Community Hospital category their website at or call 740/928-8215. has been awarded this honor as many times. LMH also made news recently with the opening of a $1.7 million health campus in Chamber hosts Industrial FAM Tour the rapidly growing city of Leaders and Developers to Tour Advanced Pataskala. The Pataskala Materials Industry sites Health Campus offers family practice, pediatrics, women’s A tour of area Industrial Parks is scheduled for Wednes- health, psychiatric services day, May 27 from 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. Attendees will tour the and urgent care center. The following: McMillen Business Center; COATC; Mid-Ohio service expansion will include Industrial Park and Newark Ohio Industrial Park. A guided gastroenterology, ENT, tour will be conducted at Arboris, LLC and Bayer MaterialScience. Arboris is the reconstructive and cosmetic world’s largest producer of plant sterols and supplies bulk plant sterols to food com- services, surgical services and panies for incorporation into existing and heart healthy food. Bayer MaterialScience urology. is a renowned supplier of high-performance materials and innovative system solu- tions used in a wide range of products everyday. If you are interested in attending For more information on LMH, this tour, please RSVP 740/345-9757, ext. 2. Seating is limited to the first 55 reserva- log onto their website at www. tions. Contact us to arrange a tour of the area Licking County Chamber of Commerce Licking County Cheri Hottinger, President P. O. Box 702 Newark, OH 43058-0702 740/345-9757
  7. 7. L O C A L L E A DERS Licking County CHAMBER of Breakfast COMMERCE Thursday, June 11, 2009 Moundbuilders Country Club 125 N. 33rd Street in Newark S Enjoy the upscale atmosphere of P the Moundbuilders Country Club. O Registration begins at 7:15 a.m. Network with Chamber members N during breakfast, then sit back Breakfast 7:30 - 8:00a.m. S and enjoy an informative meeting O Program 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. with our special guest speakers. R $13.00 per person L a r r y P a r r, Vice President of Mid-Ohio Development Corporation. Mid-Ohio is a multi-faceted developer of industrial, commercial, and multi-family properties with offices in Columbus and Newark, Ohio and has developed multiple industrial parks, commercial office parks, and multi-family communities around Ohio. Larry has a BS degree in civil engineering from the University of Tennessee and has been in the development business since 1977. In 1990/91 he served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Licking County Chamber of Commerce. He is past president of the Granville Rotary, past president of the BIA of Licking County. He currently sits on the Licking County Planning Commission. R i c k P l a t t , President and CEO of the Heath-Newark-Licking County Port Authority since 2002. During his tenure, the Port Authority has attracted new capital investment to its properties in Heath. The Port Authority partnered with Southgate Corporation to bring a $14 million new state-of-the-art steel fabrication facility for Samuel Manu-Tech which opened in 2007. He’s credited with spearheading creative incentive packages that attracted the relocation from Texas of a one-of-a-kind anechoic chamber used by The Boeing Company as part of its AWACS workload in 2006 and a recently- opened Virtual Manufacturing Center for 3-D prototyping and virtual reality product development. Platt is Chairman of Workenomics and a member of the Columbus-Pittsburgh Corridor Committee. He is a Board member of The Works and of First Federal Savings of Newark. R o b e r t O ’ N e i l l , is President and a principal of the Southgate Corporation, a comprehensive real estate development firm specializing in industrial and commercial properties. Robert is past President of the Central Ohio Chapter of NAIOP, National Association of Industrial and Office Properties as well as a member of NAIOP’s National Private Developers Forum. He is a past Director of the Licking Memorial Health Systems, Central Ohio Technical College and the Newark/ Licking County Chamber of Commerce. Robert currently serves as a director of the Park National Bank and also the OSU/COTC Newark Campus Development Fund. He also serves as Vice President of the Newark Sport and Event Commission which operates the LGRIA Ice Arena in Newark. ____Yes, I/we will be attending the Chamber’s Local Leaders Breakfast on Thursday, June 11th at the Moundbuilders Country Club Deadline to register is Monday, June 8th . Reservations cancelled after June 8th will be billed. Fax back to 740/345-5141 or mail bottom portion of this form to: Licking County Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 702, Newark, Ohio 43058-0702 Company Name: _____________________________________________________ Phone: ___________________________________ Name(s) of Attendees: __________________________________________________________________________________________ Email Address: ________________________________________________________________________________________________ Address: _______________________________________________City: ____________________ State:______ Zip: ______________ Type of Payment: ___Check Enclosed ___ Send Invoice Visa/Mastercard # _______________________________________________________________________ Exp. Date: _____________
  8. 8. Coming Soon….. The Newark Downtown Farmers Market Friday, June 12th – September 25th The Farmers Market is open every Friday rain or shine from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. You will find fresh vegetables, fresh meat, herbs, spices, room scents, homemade crafts, fresh bread, candy, baked goods and many more items. Every Friday – Rain or Shine rd S. 3 Street – right next to McDonald’s The Newark Downtown Farmers Market is brought to you by the Licking County Chamber of Commerce and operated by volunteers of the Licking County Chamber of Commerce Downtown Committee Farmer’s Market Contact Vicky Crist (740) 345-9757 x 1 /
  9. 9. IMAGES of Licking County Publication Premier Party at The Works 55 South 1st Street - Downtown Newark Thursday- June 25, 2009 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Free Admission Be the first to premier the fifth edition of the Chamber’s magazine... Images of Licking County, at the annual Premier Party, Appetizers and soft drinks will be served. ___Yes! I am attending the Images Premier at The Works on Thursday, June 25th Return to: The Licking County Chamber of Commerce, 740/345-9757 P.O. Box 702, Newark, OH 43058-0702 or fax to 740/345-5141 by Tuesday, June 23, 2009 Company: ___________________________________________________________________ Names of Attendees: __________________________________________________________ Address: ___________________________________________________________________________________ City: _____________________________________ Zip: _________________ Phone: ____________________ Email Address: _____________________________________________________________________________