Paul Knapp, Attaché, and Scoutmaster Tim McCoy Honored
Celebration Dinner Has Record Crowd
the snow, sleet, and freezing rain a record crowd turned out to honor
our award winners at the Chamber’s 8th Annual Celebrate Clintonville
Dinner and Silent Auction.
Chair Lynne Genter and Silent Auction Chair Denise Baumann (left)
and their committees received that thanks and praise of the dinner
attendees for a great job and a fun filled evening.
Cliff Wiltshire, Managing Editor of
presented the “Community Volunteer of the Year” award to Tim McCoy,
Scoutmaster of Troop 474 at Overbrook Presbyterian Church.
Wiltshire characterized the history of the award
as recognizing a variety of issues that are important to Clintonville
residents, but none was more important that that represented by McCoy,
working with the youth of our community.
Chamber’s Past Chair of the Board Judy Davis presented the “Business
Person of the Year” award to Dr. Paul Knapp of the Knapp Veterinary
Hospital. Davis related Dr. Knapp’s long history of commitment to the
Clintonville community through a variety of activities. These
included being a founding member of the Chamber, The July 4th Pet
Parade, Central Ohio Pilot Dogs, and others. She also noted the
connection between Knapp, and Eagle Scout in Troop 74 was the
forerunner of Troop 474, lead by our Volunteer of the Year Tim McCoy.
2007 Business Person of the Year, Melissa Goodrich of Colonial Candy
carried on a tradition that was started several years ago by
presenting Dr. Knapp with the ceremonial “Crown of Achievement”, but
added a new twist this year by also presenting him with a wooden
“Business of the Year” owner Jason Janoski drew chuckles from the
crowd when he said, “I have only been in Clintonville 44 years, so I
guess that makes me the new kid on the block.” Attaché was not only
honored for their business success, but for their community
involvement as well. Attaché associates are involved in numerous
causes and projects in Clintonville and central Ohio. They
include creative work for the CRC, Farmers’ Market, the Chamber and
the American Red Cross.
2005 Attaché was recognized by INC Magazine as one of the 50 fastest
growing companies in the country.
winners were also recognized by the Ohio House of Representatives and
Senate. State Rep. Jim Hughes and State Senator Steve Stivers
presented each with a proclamation recognizing their achievements.
Clintonville resident and Columbus City Councilman Andy Ginther also
made presentations to each winner of behalf of Council and the Mayor.
In making his presentation Ginther praised the partnership between the
Chamber and City Council on projects like the Rec Center and High
Chris Lochan Wins Buckeye
Chris Lochan of the Columbus Handyman won our "Buckeye Bash"
Raffle and was presented four tickets to OSU/YSU, Gift Certificates
from Buffalo Wild Wings, and the Suisse Shoppe, along with loads of
Buckeye Stuff from the Flag Lady's Store. Chris was presented
all of his "Goodies" by Chamber President Ernie Hartong.
Thanks to Our
Dinner & Parking Sponsors
RE/MAX Captial Centre Realtors
Pat Kearns Davis
Bernie's Garage & Body Shop
The Clintonville Farmer's
Southwick, Good & Fortkamp
Bill & Becky Good
Clintonville Automotive Repair Service
HER Real Living Realty
Larry & Ginger Haack
For complete list of Silent Auction Items and Donors Click
Past Award Winners
Business Person of
2007– Melissa Goodrich
2006– Brenda Pinnell
2003—G. Scott Smith
Weir Arend Funeral Home
2002—D Searcy, Terra Cotta
Business of the Year
2007—Southwick, Good and
Fortkamp Funeral Chapel
Repair Service (C.A.R.S.)
2005—RE/MAX Capital Centre
2004—Weiland’s Gourmet Market
of the Year
2007—Susan Michael Barrett
Adena Brook Community
2005—Roger & Lynne Genter
Clintonville Farmers Market
Clintonville Historical Society
First Friday Breakfast, March 7th. 1 at Panera Bread, 4519 N. High
Bread will host the Chamber's Frist Friday
Networking Breakfast on Friday, March 7, 2008 at 4519 N. High St. Please note the new time for this popular
Chamber event, 8:00 - 9:00 am. It's tax time, so plan to provide
your best business tax tip to the group. No reservation is
necessary, this is a Chamber Members event. Panera Store Manager
Jason Davis and Marketing Director Jeanne Rucker will be our hosts.
Retail of the Future Will be the Focus of March 20th Luncheon
the Triple Bottom Line.” will be our topic for our March 20th Chamber
Luncheon at the Clintonville Woman’s Club.
Retail management in 2015 will move beyond purely economic measures to
incorporate a greater emphasis on social responsibility and
sustainability. Plan to join us to learn how global and social forces
will shape management and leadership of tomorrow’s retail enterprises.
Retail Forward is a Columbus based consulting firm that lists many of
the world’s largest retailers as clients. Their team of seasoned
retail experts is trusted by industry leaders world-wide. They are a
fact based and forward thinking company.
reservations call 262-2790 or email
The luncheon begins at 11:30 am with networking.
Members are encouraged to bring any fliers, information, or display
materials about their business. Cost of lunch is $15, make your
reservation by March 14. (Vegetarian option is available.)
Fleming Dental Group Moves to New High Street
Fleming Dental Group has moved their offices across the street to 3701
N. High St. Drs. Courtney Fleming and Cindy Wolt have been expanding
their four year old practice in Clintonville and are accepting new
patients. To learn more about the Fleming Dental Group and their
services, visit their web site at
Welcome to this new Chamber member.
Welcome New Members
Columbus, OH 43214
Depend on Quality, Landscape design & installation, lawn care,
Fifi’s Earth Friendly Cleaning Service
Arin Blair &
W. Weber Rd.
Butch strength with a Queen’s attention to detail.
American Red Cross
E. Broad St. 43205
Together we can save a life.
Premier Designs Jewelry
Shop from your seat, not your feet!
Coventry Woods Dr.
Dr. Robert Knapp
Knapp Veterinary Hospital
Oakland Park Ave 43214
Waddell & Reed
Value based on comprehensive planning.
Ambassador Cinda Manchester with new member Shawn Ford of the
American Red Cross, Blood Services Div. and Chair of the
Board Jeff Nelson.
Whetstone Gardens & Care Center
George Henry, CRI Digital
the Mark Tax Service
Thomas Davis Guitar Maker
Alsnauer, State Farm Insurance
Cook, American Family Insurance
Nottke, National City Bank
Shea, Attorney at Law
Engel, Hair Concepts
Jacquelyn Lucas Murphy
Edward Jones Investments
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INC Magazine Wants to Know About Your Growing Business
Applications are now being accepted for the Inc. 5,000 awards. The
Inc. 5,000 is
magazine’s and Inc.com’s annual list of the fastest growing private
companies in America. For 27 years, the Inc. list has featured many
companies before they became world-renowned, including Microsoft,
Domino’s Pizza, and Oracle. In 2005 Clintonville’s
was named to the INC Fast 50.
Every company honored on the Inc. 5,000 will be profiled on
Inc.com, The Inc. 5,000 also recognizes the top 100 companies in
every major metro area.
The Inc. 5,000 is an editorial award and there are no fees
involved with entering or qualifying.
The deadline to apply
is April 30th, 2008.
Financial Credit Union To Host Business After Hours March 13th
associates at the New
KEMBA Financial Credit Union
host the Chamber’s Business After
Hours on Thursday, March 13th. Plan to attend this great networking
KEMBA representatives are eager to show Chamber members many of the
“state of the art” features of their new facility. Since we are
expecting a big crowd, we are asking members to please RSVP to the
Chamber if you are planning to attend. Call the office at 262-2790 or
email your KEMBA RSVP to
SBA Will Hold Seminar for Women Owned Businesses
business is new or existing, the Columbus office of the Small Business
Administration is offering a workshop where you can discover the
resources and tools to assist you in growing your business.
event will be Thursday, March 20, 2008, at 401 N. Front St. Rm 200.
Registration is 8:30—9:00 am and the program is 9:00—12:00.
Registration is FREE, but space is limited. Visit the Chamber web
site for more information and to download registration flier. Go to
www.clintonvillechamber.com and go to the March Newsletter. You can
also register by calling, 614-469-6860, ext. 282. or on line at
HERE for additional
details and flier.
On The Mark Tax Service Moves to New Office.
tax season, and Mark Dent of On the Mark Tax Service has moved his
office to 16 W. Henderson Rd., Suite 205. A new location for Mark is
not the only change this tax season. He is sharing offices with David
Cook of American Family Insurance. So 16 W Henderson is a convenient
“one stop shop” for taxes and insurance. You can reach Mark at
614-432-4748 or visit his web site at
Directory Deliveries are Underway, Look for Yours
The Chamber would like to thank Jeremy Slagle of Element, Design,
Marketing, and Communications for his work on the cover of our 2008
Directory. Delivery of the 2008 Directory has begun, so watch
for associates of Deliver-EZE. As of this newsletter. Rob
Burris and his crew have delivered about 40% of our Directories.
Committee Looking For Help For May 19th Outing
Golf Outing Chairs, Joe Weithman and Tim Novak are looking for
members to serve on their committee. The Outing will be May 19, at
Worthington Hills CC
are interested in serving on this great committee, contact the office
Annual Student Citizen Breakfast Will Honor
Future Leaders on May 6th
Chamber’s Annual Student Citizen Breakfast will be held on
Tuesday, May 6, 2008.
Midwest Hotel & Conference Center, 4900 Sinclair Rd. (See
Insert for sponsorships)
popular event will recognize 6th, 7th and 8th grade students from
Calumet Christian School, Clintonville Academy, Dominion Middle
School, Immaculate Conception, and Our Lady of Peace for their
citizenship and involvement in the community. Each student and
their parents will be hosted by a Chamber business sponsor.
event Co-chairs are Sue Lusk Gleich and Joe Jackson of Keller Williams
Capital Partners Realty. If you would like to join Sue and Joe on our
breakfast planning committee or if you would like to be a student
sponsor, please contact the office at 262-2790.
Watch for more details about the Student Citizen Breakfast in your