March 2008


Board of Directors

      Celebrate Clintonville

      Chamber Golf Classic

      Clintonville Area Commission

Community Events

Contact Us

Employment Opportunities

      Health Fitness & Business Fair


Member News

Membership Benefits

Membership List

Monthly Calendar

      Slice of Clintonville

      Student Citizen Breakfast



Celebrate Clintonville
Awards Dinner & Auction

Thursday, February 23, 2017
At the Clintonville Woman's Club

Student Citizen Breakfast

Friday, May 5, 2017
At the Fawcett Center

Health, Fitness & Business Fair

June 22, 2017 10am-2pm
At the Clintonville Woman's Club

15th Annual Cruise the 'Ville
Car Show

Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017
At Whetstone Park


The 21st Annual Chamber
Golf Classic

Monday, September 18, 2017
At The Gray Course
at Ohio State University Golf Course


Slice of Clintonville

November 9, 2017

The Clintonville Area
Chamber of Commerce
11 W. Cooke Rd., Suite 5
Columbus, Ohio, 43214
Phone: 262-2790
Fax: 262-2791

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 Dr. Paul Knapp, Attaché, and Scoutmaster Tim McCoy Honored

Annual Celebration Dinner Has Record Crowd

     Despite 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.

  Dinner 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 The Booster 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.

     The 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 scepter.

    “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. 

     In 2005 Attaché was recognized by INC Magazine as one of the 50 fastest growing companies in the country.


  Our winners were also recognized by the Ohio House of Representatives and the Ohio 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 Street.

Chris Lochan Wins Buckeye Bash Raffle

    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

Brenda Pinnell

The Clintonville Farmer's Market

The Booster

Southwick, Good & Fortkamp

Funeral Chapel

Bill & Becky Good

Clintonville Automotive Repair Service


Ron Stein

HER Real Living Realty

Larry & Ginger Haack

For complete list of Silent Auction Items and Donors Click HERE

Past Award Winners

Business Person of the Year

2007– Melissa Goodrich

                  Colonial Candy

2006– Brenda Pinnell

                  Bernie’s Garage

2005—Katie Palmer

                  SoBo Style

2004—Anand Saha


2003—G. Scott Smith

      Weir Arend Funeral Home

2002—D Searcy, Terra Cotta

2001—Paul Love

               Coldwell Banker

Business of the Year

2007—Southwick, Good and

            Fortkamp Funeral Chapel

2006—Clintonville Automotive

            Repair Service (C.A.R.S.)

2005—RE/MAX Capital Centre

2004—Weiland’s Gourmet Market



Community Volunteer of the Year

2007—Susan Michael Barrett

            Adena Brook Community

2006—Betsy Hubbard

            Whetstone Recreation

2005—Roger & Lynne Genter

           Clintonville Farmers Market

2004—Algy McBride

          Clintonville Historical Society


First Friday Breakfast, March 7th. 1 at Panera Bread, 4519 N. High

   Panera 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


       “Managing 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.

For 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 Location


    The 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

Outdoor Sensations

John Blake

4596 Indianola Ave.

Columbus, OH 43214


Fax 268-1006

Depend on Quality, Landscape design & installation, lawn care, snow removal.


Fifi’s Earth Friendly Cleaning Service

Arin Blair &

Tommy Good

82 W. Weber Rd.

Columbus 43202


Butch strength with a Queen’s attention to detail.


American Red Cross

Blood Services

Shawn Ford

995 E. Broad St. 43205


Together we can save a life.


Premier Designs Jewelry

Jenn Gayton


Shop from your seat, not your feet!


Mike Keenan

7103 Coventry Woods Dr.

Dublin 43017



Dr. Robert Knapp

Knapp Veterinary Hospital

546 Oakland Park Ave 43214



Waddell & Reed

Financial Advisors

Mitch Underwood

5900 Wilcox Place

Dublin 43016


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.


Chamber Ambassadors

Judy Robinson,  Shaklee


Cinda Manchester

Heartland Payments



Noah Moore

Whetstone Gardens & Care Center


George Henry,  CRI Digital


Mark Dent

On the Mark Tax Service


Judy Davis

J Thomas Davis Guitar Maker


Bill Alsnauer, State Farm Insurance


Nancy Miller, COVA


Dave Cook, American Family Insurance



Chris Nottke, National City Bank


Gary Weaver, KEMBA


Chris Shea, Attorney at Law


Jeni Engel, Hair Concepts


Jacquelyn Lucas Murphy

Edward Jones Investments


Contact an Ambassador for

Membership information


The Chamber Ambassadors meet the Third Monday of each month, 4:00 pm at the Chamber Office.





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Business Briefs.....


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 Inc. magazine’s and’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 Attaché was named to the INC Fast 50.

      Every company honored on the Inc. 5,000 will be profiled on,  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.


KEMBA Financial Credit Union To Host Business After Hours March 13th

       Branch Manager Gary Weaver and his associates at the New KEMBA Financial Credit Union will host the Chamber’s Business After Hours on Thursday, March 13th. Plan to attend this great networking  event. 

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

   Whether your 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.

   The 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 and go to the March Newsletter.  You can also register by calling, 614-469-6860, ext. 282. or on line at

Click HERE for additional details and flier.


On The Mark Tax Service Moves to New Office.

    It’s 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



2008 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.



Golf 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

If you are interested in serving on this great committee, contact the office at 262-2790.




Annual Student Citizen Breakfast Will Honor

Future Leaders on May 6th

    The Chamber’s Annual Student  Citizen Breakfast will be held on Tuesday, May 6, 2008. at the Midwest Hotel & Conference Center, 4900 Sinclair Rd. (See Insert for sponsorships)

This 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.

     The 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 April Chamber Notes.


Ask the Expert....Springtime Lawn Care

“ I am interested in knowing how I can maintain a lush green lawn, without doing quite as much damage to the environment.”

by John Blake, Outdoor Sensations

        Raise that mower up!  Most homeowners mow their lawns too short, resulting in more sunlight reaching the soil surface, which encourages weed seeds to germinate and open a lawn to a weed infestation.  Weed problems from mowing a lawn too short usually results in the homeowner applying more herbicides to control the weeds, which is not necessary.  Sharpen that mower blade! A dull mower blade will tear the grass leaf leaving a ragged appearance and browning at the tips.  This can result in increased turf disease problems, so have your lawn mower blade sharpened at least a couple of times a season.  Know how to water!  Watering properly will help your lawn grow deep roots that make it stronger and less vulnerable to drought.  It’s best to water only when the lawn really needs it, and then water slowly and deeply.  Many people water too often and do not use enough water, which trains the turf grass roots to turn up near the surface, making it difficult for the lawn to find moisture during dry periods.  It is also best to water during the early morning hours, to help reduce evaporation and help avoid certain diseases forming on the leaf blades overnight. Feed that lawn!  Proper fertilization will improve turf color and density, and the growth of the grass will be rapid enough to discourage weed invasion, thus eliminating the need for herbicides.  Use a slow-release form of nitrogen for a more uniform growth over a longer period of time. Let your lawn breathe!  Thatch is a layer of dead plant material, that can build up to one-half inch thick or more, preventing water and nutrients from penetrating to the soil and grass roots.  The practice of core aeration once or twice a season will reduce your lawn’s thatch level, and stimulate new growth.  Spring and fall are the best times of the year to core aerate your lawn

(If you have a question on any  business subject, email it to “Ask the Expert” at the Chamber and one of our Chamber members will share the answer.) 

Mark Your Calendar


Tuesday, Mar 4,

Ribbon Cutting at

Sew to Speak

4:00 pm

4610 N. High St.


Friday, Mar. 7

First Friday Breakfast

8:00—9:00 am

Panera Bread

4519 N. High St.

Host: Jason Davis & Jeanne Rucker


Friday, Mar 7

Metro Martial Arts

Open House

6:00—8:00 pm

2770 N. High St.


Thursday, Mar. 13

“Business After Hours”

KEMBA Financial

4311 N. High St.

5:30—7:00 pm


RSVP  to 262-2790


Saturday, Mar. 15

Holiday Baking Co.

Grand Opening &    Ribbon Cutting

9:00 am

1000 N. High St.



Thursday, Mar. 20

Chamber Luncheon

11:30 am

Clintonville Woman’s


Reservation 262-2790

Deadline: Mar. 14

(Vegetarian Option available)