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  • CHAMBERLetter Centennial Sponsors

    A BI-MONTHLY PUBLICATION OF THE GREATER HAMILTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

    BUSINESS IS OUR BUSINESS � SINCE 1910 �

    Vol. XLI, No. 6 November/December 2015

    Join us on Thursday, November 19th from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. for Business After Hours hosted by the Hamilton Central YMCA (105 N Second St). Everything the Y does is in service of building a better us. From water safety, to wellness, to disease prevention, to safe spaces, the Y works to fills the gaps where society falls short. The Y believes every person and our community deserves the chance to thrive. The Y believes that a better you makes a better us! Learn more about the Y and tour the building while you enjoy refreshments and networking with Chamber members at this complimentary event. Please make reservations online at www.hamilton-ohio. com or by calling or emailing the Chamber at 844-1500/nancy@hamilton-ohio.com.

    Small businesses are the heartbeat of our communities. They are the corner stores that create jobs. The small stores that help build our economy. And the mom and pop shops whose very presence makes a neighborhood, your neighborhood.

    Small Business Saturday is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses across the country. The Shop Small® Movement inspires people to shop with and support these small businesses as well as give back to the places that have given their communities so much. Created by American Express in 2010, this day is celebrated every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. This year, Small Business Saturday is on November 28th.

    The annual State of the Schools Red Carpet Luncheon will be held on January 14, 2016 at 11:45 a.m. at the Courtyard by Marriott Hamilton. The event is sponsored by Butler Tech. The cost to attend the luncheon is $25.00 per Chamber member ($30.00 per non-member). Please make reservations online at www.hamilton-ohio.com or by calling or emailing the Chamber at 844- 1500/nancy@hamilton-ohio.com.

    We are excited to introduce ChamberMaster, our NEW Member Information Center and website! You will be able to easily update all of your data, register for events, process online payments and much more. Our website now features a community calendar!

    Since we have the best chamber members in the world, our gift to you is immediate access to our new Enhanced Marketing Bundle! See the “Member Benefit” section of this newsletter for more details.

    We encourage everyone to log in today to update your information and start using these new features. Completing your profile is critical to gaining increased visibility and exposure!

    You should have received an email to create an account for the Member Information Center. If you did not receive an email, please contact the Chamber at 844-1500.

    NOVEMBER BAH

    January 29, 2016 Annual Meeting & Dinner

    June 6, 2016 Golf Classic XXXIII

    June 23, 2016 Business Expo & Job Fair

    September 8, 2016 Steak Fry

    MARK YOUR CALENDAR!

    WE’RE LAUNCHED!

    Red Carpet Luncheon STATE OF THE SCHOOLS

    SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY® The Day We All Shop Small.

    Visit WWW.HAMILTON-OHIO.COM to add your event.

  • The Chamber is excited to introduce our new website and ChamberMaster database. These new tools will be very helpful for your business. ChamberMaster is our new Member Information Center that allows you real time access to your important data. We truly believe that ChamberMaster is a game changer for our Chamber and your business. It allows our staff to manage the Chamber more efficiently while offering businesses features that provide direct benefits. Please review the “member benefit” section of this newsletter to learn more about the important features of this service and how you can start benefiting

    from ChamberMaster today. Posting your job openings and your Hot Deals are just two of the key features you’ll be able to take advantage of immediately. We’ll be communicating extensively about ChamberMaster over the next several months. Visit www.hamilton-ohio.com to view the new website and log in to view your member profile today!

    In September, I was elected as Vice-Chairman of the Workforce Investment Board Serving Butler, Clermont, and Warren County, (WIBBCW). The WIBBCW is a three-county regional organization comprised of Butler, Clermont, and Warren county leaders from business, education & training, and workforce organizations. The goal of the WIBBCW is to provide an educated and qualified workforce that meets the current and future needs of employers. As I consistently hear from businesses that finding, retaining and training their workforce is their number one issue, I look forward to working with the staff and board of the WIBBCW to meet your workforce needs. Although there are several beneficial programs available for your use today, more innovative

    approaches are needed. We know employers are especially looking for assistance with training their incumbent workers. Look for more programs to meet these needs coming soon. View the Chamber website at www.hamilton-ohio.com to see the programs available to assist you with your workforce needs. As we’re developing new programs now, please contact me at kenny@hamilton-ohio.com to offer any thoughts you have as we attempt to develop the best workforce programs possible.

    The best managers have learned how to deal with problems without missing a beat. Now you can too! In this short, intensive and enjoyable seminar, you’ll learn how to effortlessly:

    DEFUSE TENSION • DERAIL TOXIC BEHAVIOR • DEFANG EVEN THE MOST MALICIOUS EMPLOYEE

    Energize your people and bring everyone together solidly as a team. Learn the powerful strategies you need to solve your worst workplace problems.

    Seminar Cost Highly Discounted Your Chamber has worked out a great deal for you on the tuition. Managers have paid as much as $1,295 to hear Glenn Shepard speak. You, as a member of the Chamber, may attend this event for only $129, and your 4th company registration is FREE! This seminar is approved for 3.25 (General) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

    WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2015 • 8:30 A.M. - NOON COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT HAMILTON

    Tuition: $129 for Chamber members, $199 for non-members and When 3 or more enroll, the 4th person attends for FREE! (After November 23, tuition is $169 for Chamber members)

    CHAMBER INTRODUCES CHAMBERMASTER

    WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

    BE THE MANAGER OTHER MANAGERS ENVY AND BOSSES CAN’T WAIT TO REWARD

    KENNY’S COMMENTS

    Kenny Craig

    2 www.hamilton-ohio.com

    WWW.WIBBCW.COM

    The Chamber will hold its Annual Meeting & Dinner on Friday, January 29, 2016 at the Courtyard by Marriott Hamilton. Mark your calendar now - you won’t want to miss this important event which will include the welcoming of new Board members and officers and the presentation of the 2015 Citizen of the Year Award. Watch your mailbox for your event invitation or call/email the Chamber for more information 844-1500/ nancy@hamilton-ohio.com. SEATING IS LIMITED so early reservations are recommended to guarantee your spot. The cost to attend is $75 per person/$700 per table of ten.

    Annual Meeting & Dinner Event Sponsor Presenting

    Sponsor

    REGISTER ONLINE AT WWW.HAMILTON-OHIO.COM

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    CHAMBER MEMBERSHIP “A PAYBACK Today... A PARTNER Forever!”

    For Workplace Safety Updates and Trainings visit our website at www.hamilton-ohio.com and click on Safety.

    Terry Weekley Terry has been an insurance producer with United Heartland Insurance Agencies for over 30 years, where he provides a full line of insurance coverage options for his individual and commercial clients. His current and past Chamber involvement includes being a Chamber Ambassador since 2004, Ambassador of the Year in 2007 & 2013, and Leadership Hamilton Class 12. He also previously served many years on the Chamber’s Membership Committee. Terry encourages all Chamber members to look into the many Chamber volunteer opportunities available.

    Nominations for Board of Trustees During the January 29, 2016 Annual Meeting, Chamber members will elect six individuals to three year terms on the Board of Trustees.

    The Nominating Committee has selected the following candidates:

    According to the Code of Regulations, additional nominations can be made by presenting a petition bearing at least 15 member signatures to the Chamber office before 5:00 p.m. on December 15, 2015.

    Rich Bethart Bethart Printing Terry Bouquot Cox Media Group Ohio Neil Cohen Cohen Hamilton Recycling

    Rob Weigel Weigel Funeral Home Kelly Williams Fifth Third Bank Mark Zoellner Community First Solutions

    Officers nominated for 2016 are: Dave Lippert, Chair Joe Belew, First Vice-Chair Lisa Schaffer, Second Vice-Chair

    Don Baker, Treasurer Mike Dingeldein, Past Chair

    November Our November

    meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at Neighborhood Housing Services located at 100 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Hamilton, OH 45011. VITAS Healthcare will be our spotlight speaker and lunch sponsor. December Our December meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at Fitton Center for Creative Arts located at 101 S. Monument Avenue, Hamilton, OH 45011. Fitton Center for Creative Arts will be our spotlight speaker and lunch sponsor.

    January