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Chamber welcomed these new members at the April 25th Luncheon
(L to R) Steve Devlin-Chair of the Board, Elizabeth Miller
of Reden Yoga, Julie Schatz of Ginger ATTACK!, and Shawn
Parker and Dana Milligan of New Perspective Builders, LLC.
Two Men and a Truck have tips to Help with Moving
Your Business or Organizing Your Home
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the January Networking Luncheon the Chamber welcomed these new members
(L to R) Adriene Bradley Rafiel’s Studio, Rosemary
Velazquez A Spirit’s Touch, Brenda Davis The
Arlington Bank, Steve Devlin - Chair of the Board, Michelle Dave
Sports Clips, Daryl Penniman Sports Clips, and
Kelly Carpenter Via Quest.
the March Networking Luncheon the Chamber welcomed these new members
(L to R) Steve Devlin- Chair of the Board, Krista Herbert
Budget Blinds and
Julie Haar Indianola Informal K-8
Discusses Safety, City Budget with Clintonville Residents
(Columbus) - Columbus City Council President
Andrew J. Ginther was the featured speaker at the Clintonville
Chamber of Commerce Business Networking Luncheon. A diverse crowd of
neighborhood residents and business owners attended the luncheon, which
is held monthly by the Chamber.
“City Council is working with Mayor Coleman and Auditor Dorrian to
craft a responsible, balanced 2013 budget that focuses precious
resources on keeping the public safe, building strong neighborhoods, and
investing in economic development to bring jobs and innovative
industries to Columbus,” said Council President Ginther. “The financial
position of our city is getting stronger every day thanks to City
Council’s focus on savings and reforms in City government.”
In his remarks and during a subsequent question-and-answer period,
Ginther discussed the Council’s recent commitment to
invest an additional $3 million in the City’s Rainy Day Fund, the
various reforms that the City has implemented since 2009 to save
taxpayers more than $200 million by 2019, and Council’s continued
investments in jobs and economic development.
Tree Lighting at Whetstone Park
Helping with the tree lighting are (L to R) Chris Campbell of
Bishop Watterson High School, Marian Hutson Principal at Bishop
Watterson High School, and State Senator Jim Hughes president of the
Michael’s at Graceland is open. Members from the chamber were on
hand, November 9, to assist with the ribbon cutting at the new
store. Cutting the ribbon is Michael’s manager, Michael Harman, and
Chamber Board President, Steve Devlin. Accompanying Steve
Devlin are Board Members Lori Leavitt Watson and Harrison Watson. The store is located at 90
Ohio Treasurer‘s Office has Aid for those Effected by Hurricane
The state’s Renew Ohio & Rebuild Ohio programs can offer
emergency assistance in the form of reduced interest rates for those
affected by the recent severe weather. Click (HERE)
for more information.
has received their new blue recycling bins.
Got Questions about RECYCLING click (HERE)
Chamber Helps Jessica Kehn Cut the Ribbon For her New Business on
Friday, September 9.
Artisan Dance Studio
Located at 4310 N. High Street
Check out the classes offered by visiting
Steve Devlin, the Chair of the Chamber Board, assists Jessica Kehn
in cutting the ribbon for the Grand Opening of her new Clintonville
business, Artisan Dance Studio.
Chamber’s September Business Networking Luncheon
September 27 at the Clintonville Woman’s Club
The Luncheon celebrated the 17th Birthday of the Chamber and
welcomed many new members. Cornerstone of Hope was the September
Steve Devlin, of Dostel & Kirk and Chair of the
Chamber Board, presents Gary Weaver of KEMBA Financial Credit Union
and Past Chair of the Board, with a plaque. The plaque recognizes
the service that Gary gave to the Chamber as Chair of the Board.
The Clintonville Chamber welcomes these new members.
From L to R
Kim ArenaHoliday Inn Columbus Worthington, Jessica KehnArtisan Dance
Studio, Steve McKahanQuality Air, Jason StoverScioto Energy, Diane
OsterwiseResident, Sheldon and Julie Yoder Budget Carpet and
The Forum at Knightsbridge, June Luncheon Sponsor
Pictured are Cathy Miller & Denise Anderson
Aunt Jeanna’s Grand Opening
The Chamber helped celebrate the opening of Aunt Jeanna’s Attic
The shop is located at 5360 N. High Street at Charleston
State Treasurer’s Office is Helping Small Businesses ReEnergize Ohio
ReEnergize Ohio is a partnership between the State Treasurer’s
Office and eligible banks. The program was designed to invest in
Ohio’s small business community. It supports small businesses
interested in improving their energy performance. Please click (HERE)
for more information.
Graffiti Procedure-Code Enforcement
Is graffiti plaguing your business? Find out what you need to do
to handle this problem. Click (HERE)
to learn about the code enforcement and procedure, for dealing with
this type of damage to your property.
The employer mandate – What
you need to know
You may have heard about the employer mandate in the
Affordable Care Act (a.k.a., health care reform law). But
what exactly is it, and who has to comply?
The Department of Treasury has released some initial rules
so companies can begin planning, until the Internal Revenue
Service releases final rules. Here are some of the main
Impact on businesses:
- Businesses with 50 or more full-time employees (including
full-time equivalents) must offer a mandated minimum level
of coverage that people can afford. These companies are
considered “applicable large employers.”
- This mandate goes into effect for new or renewing plans
starting January 1, 2014.
If “applicable large employers” don’t follow the employer
mandate, they must pay:
- $2,000 per year per full-time employee (after the first
30) if any full-time employee gets government aid to lower
his or her coverage cost through the health insurance
marketplaces (a.k.a., exchanges) because minimum essential
coverage wasn’t offered.
- $2,000 per year per full-time employee (after the first
30) – or $3,000 per subsidized full-time employee, whichever
is less – if coverage is not considered affordable (which
has been defined as meaning that employee contribution costs
for single coverage exceed 9.5% of the employee’s yearly
Here are definitions of a few key terms about the employer
- Applicable large employers: Those with 50 or more
full-time employees (including full-time equivalents). To
find out if you are an applicable large group employer*:
- Add the number, month by month from the past year, of all
employees that are full-time, full-time equivalent and
- Divide the total number of employees for the year by 12.
- If the result is not a whole number round down to the
next lowest whole number.
- If the result is less than 50, the company is not an
“applicable large employer” for the current calendar year.
- Full-time employee: Employee who works an average of at
least 30 hours per week.
- Hours of service: Hours paid for performing work, or the
right to be paid when no work is done – e.g., for paid time
off for illness, vacations, holidays, etc.
We will keep you up-to-date on how this mandate may affect
you as the final rules are released by the government.
For more information about the employer mandate and other
health care reform topics, visit
* Offer of coverage, affordability safe harbors and
assessable payments – Notice 2012-58 lists methods employers
may use when calculating coverage offerings, conditions for
using an affordability safe harbor and assessable payments.
The rules depend on a variety of factors such the type of
employer and employees (hourly, salary, seasonal, etc),
unpaid employee leaves, look-back periods, etc.
This content is provided solely for informational purposes.
It is not intended as and does not constitute legal advice.
The information contained herein should not be relied upon
or used as a substitute for consultation with legal,
accounting, tax and/or other professional advisers.
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