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12.11.26 brown county chamber of commerce it can wait

  1. 1. CHAMBER NEWS Hello Chamber Members, November 26, 2012 Firstly, I would like to thank you all for allowing Kelly, Gerry, Erin, and myself to continue to serve you as your elected officers for another year! The Brown County Chamber of Commerce has had a very successful year and that simply would not have been possible had it not been for the support you and your businesses have given us. 2012 was a rec- ord-breaking year for meeting and fundraising attendance, which makes social networking among our local business that much more successful! This year has proven to be full of new and exciting things for the Chamber, including hosting the Business Expo in August, which not only put local businesses in the spotlight, but also gave surrounding counties the opportunity to see what types of businesses Brown County has to offer, as well as providing residents with possible job opportunities. As 2012 comes to a close, I would like to personally invite each of you to attend our First Annual Holiday Celebration this Friday, November 30th. Not only will you have the opportunity to network, but this will be a great opportunity to meet your elected officials for the Brown County Chamber of Commerce, as well as relax and socialize with food, fun, and live entertainment! I encourage each of you to attend. Together we can make an even more successful 2013! Sincerely, Brian Elliott Vice President CHRISTMAS PARADE CHAMBER WEEKLYBROWN COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Calendar at a Glance November’s New Members! Chamber Holiday Celebration Nov. 30 Hawkins Law, LLC Healthy Holiday Cooking Class Dec. 1 YWCA of Cincinnati, Eastern Area Christmas Parade Dec. 1 BFG Construction, LLC Villa Breakfast with Santa Dec. 1 Summit Physical Therapy U.S. Grant Christmas Home Tour Dec. 2 A & A Safety Inc. SW Regional Hoxworth Blood Drive Dec. 6 Jarman’s Greenhouse, Furniture & Celebration of Lights Dec. 7 Gifts Ultimate Salon Open House Dec. 8 Healthy Holiday Cooking Class Dec. 16
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  3. 3. U.S. Grant Homestead Assoc. Christmas Home TourThe U.S. Grant Homestead Association is onceagain hosting the U.S. Grant Christmas HomeTour. The tour will take place on Sunday, Decem-ber 2nd from 12:00 to 5:00 PM. Six homes are onthe tour this year, and tickets are $10 a person.Advance ticket sales are available prior to the dayof the event by visiting Donohoo’s or by calling theBailey House at 937-378-3087. Everyone whopurchases a ticket in advance are entered in towin a John Ruthven gift basket valued at over$100! Tickets will be available the day of the tour,but those ticket holders will not be entered to winthe basket.Everyone going on the tour has to stop at theMethodist Church in Georgetown at the corner ofMain & State Streets on Sunday to get theirmap of the homes. The map serves as your tick-et. If you have any questions, please call 937- 378-3087. Page 3
  4. 4. Safety’s In Our Hands – Make the Pledge to Never Text While Driving Cell phones have come a long way since they first came on the market. Gone are the days where they were simply “mobile phones.” Today, these devices provide a number of services that simplify and enhance our lives in ways previously unimaginable. With these new capabilities come new responsibilities. In recent years, there has been a spike in the number of car crash- related injuries and fatalities specifically caused by texting while driving. In fact, wireless users who text while driving are 23 times more likely to be involved in a car crash, according to the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute.The cold truth is texting-related accidents are preventable. By taking control of when and where wetext, wireless users can help reduce the number of tragic accidents that result from texting whiledriving.The state of Ohio has taken measures to help in the fight against texting and driving. For example,earlier this year the General Assembly passed andGovernor Kasich signed House Bill 99, a law thatbanned texting while driving in Ohio. The new lawbecame effective on August 31st and includes aprovision to ban individuals who are less than 18years old from using any electronic communicationdevice while driving, except in case of an emer-gency. Furthermore, the legislation also requiresthat driver education courses include instruction onthe dangers of texting while driving.While these laws can work to make the roads asafer place, as responsible citizens we need totake the extra step and raise awareness to ensurethat everyone arrives to their destination safely.We need to educate our children, friends, and co-workers about the dangers of texting while drivingand we need to practice what we preach.The next time you get behind the wheel, keep inmind that it’s up to you to be responsible and putyour phone down – no text is worth dying for. Formore safety tips and to pledge never to text anddrive, please visit www.itcanwait.com – and jointhe no-texting-while-driving movement.Page 4 CHAMBER WEEKLY
  5. 5. 3rd Annual Coca Cola Turkey Gobbler 40 at MRP!!11-17-12 - Williamsburg, OH - For only the 3rd time Mother Nature provided weather good enough for Moler Raceway Park to hostthe Turkey Gobbler event and this years event was exciting to say the least. As is the case with the two previous versions therewere many new faces in attendance in the stands and on the racetrack. Lots of new racers usually results in many more than normalcautions and that was definitely the case this year. In the Mt. Orab Ford Late Model Division there were 26 cars on hand forcing thedrivers to race their way into the main event through qualifying heat races. Lawrenceburg, Indiana’s Jason Jameson was victoriousin heat race #1 while track Champion Barry Doss of Sardinia, Ohio won the second heat with Richmond, Indiana’s Duane Chamber-lain victorious in the 3rd heat event. Manchester, Ohio’s Jeff Arnold was victorious in the 12 lap B-main event. In the 40 lap feature event it was Chamberlain out front in his Best Performance, St Henry Nite Club sponsored machinebut Jameson was in close pursuit. As they approached lap traffic Jameson was able to get past Chamberlain but it only lasted for ahalf lap as slower traffic gave Chamberlain the opening to retake the lead. Following a couple of minor incidents and ensuing cau-tions Jameson was able to finally make the pass and take the lead for good on lap #12. The all-time wins leader in the late modeldivision at the speedway was able to runaway and take his second con-secutive season-ending win and 5th win of the season at MRP. Chamber-lain would come home second with Michigan driver Brandon Thirlby com-ing home in third with KC Burdette and Weasel Rhodes rounding out thetop five positions. In the Holman Motors Modified division there was lots of cars andlots of excitement with 29 cars on hand trying to make the 20 lap featureevent. The excitement started early in the modifieds as a make-up featurefrom October 5th was the first event on the day. From the beginning themake-up race was interesting as drivers in different cars were told in thedrivers meeting that they would start from the tail of the event. In what wasoriginally a 22 car field there were 17 able to return from that Octoberevening and start the race. At the green it was Jimmy Lennox Jr out frontleading the field but many eyes were on Robert Garnes out of Ripley, WVas he charged from 12th spot to overtake Lennox on lap 13 and set sail forwhat appeared to be a big win. Following the post race accolades it wasdetermined that Garnes was in a different car from that October night and he should have started on the tail of the field. As a resultDave McWilliams was credited with the win in his Reaper Racecar. Lennox would get second spot with Dan Dehner, Derrick Davis,and Shane Mugavin rounding out the top five positions. In the regular program of events for the Modifieds it was Garnes winning heat race #1 with Steve Clemmons of Chillicothe,Ohio winning heat race #2 with Hanover, Indiana’s Joey Kramer winning the 3rd heat race. In the B-main event it was Courtney Con-ley of Lexington, Kentucky taking the win and setting the field of cars. In the A-main it was all Joey Kramer as the “Rocketman” would pilot the Don Adams owned Lightning Chassis house car toanother win at the ¼ mile speed plant. Chasing Kramer across the line was Garnes and McWilliams while Collin Thirlby came from11th to place fourth with Clay City, Kentucky’s Keith Smith came home in fifth spot. In the Holman Motors Chevette division it was once again Rusty Yarger the man to beat as the Hillsboro, Ohio driverclaimed yet another feature win on the season (his 11th total win at MRP). There was a great battle behind him though as SeanJones, Josh Francis, and Boog Verdon battled all the way to the checkered flag sometimes 3 wide. Jones and Yarger were winnersof the preliminary heat races. In the Crazy Compact division there was a nice field of cars on hand with many newcomers in attendance for the seasonsfinal event including 13 year old Bethany Moler, a fourth-generation driver of the Moler Family. The feature event started with CollinGreen out front with Justin Dalton in pursuit. On lap 6 Green suddenly slowed momentarily off of turn #2 allowing Dalton to take thelead and behind them there was about 10 cars battling for 3rd through 6th spot. With 1 lap remaining it appeared as if Dalton andGreen were both going to be passed by Trevor Landrum but another caution flew for an incident off of turn #2 causing a 1 lapshootout to finish the race and the season. With the green flag in the air it was Green getting under Dalton down the backstretch andas they came off of turn 4 for the final time Collin Green was able to inch ahead and take the win. Dalton would get second withLandrum, Jerry Gibson Jr, and Chris Sawyer taking the top five spots after some penalties were levied for jumping the final restart. The Moler Family and the entire crew wish to thank all Congratulations to all the drivers, racers, sponsors and fans for an-other very exciting year for MRP. And especially congratulate the 2012 Track Champions: Mt. Orab Ford Late Models - BarryDoss; Holman Motors Modifieds - Jeremie Bretz; Holman Motors Chevettes - Rusty Yarger and Crazy Compacts - Michael Skeens.The 6th Annual Banquet of Champions will be held January 19th, 2013 with details to be announced molerracewaypark.com 937-444-6215. Thanks again to everyone for another great season and well see you next year!!- Story by Mike Goins, Picture by SRARacing Photos Page 5