WINGS October 2017



The Huber Heights Chamber of Commerce recently held its WINGS October 2017 on October 12th at the Huber Heights Fire Division Station #22. Fire Chief Mark Ashworth hosted the meeting and welcomed the guests. Panera Bread provided the food and refreshments. The Guest presenter was LoAnn Burke from Furst Florists. She created four beautiful flower arrangements before everyone’s very eyes. Those arrangements were then given to some of the participants.

Day For Democracy

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Business After Hours at Sleep Outfitters



Brian Bigelow, store Manager from Sleep Outfitters hosted the Business After Hours at Sleep Outfitters 8351 Old Troy Pike on Thursday October 5, from 5 to 7 pm. Many of the Chamber members were in attendance along with some of our local council members. Brian supplied refreshments and all attendees seemed to have a good time. Keep your eyes on the Chamber calendar for the next networking event !!!

After Hours State Farm Ronnie Redd Agency

A good time was had by the attendees at the Chamber’s After Hours event hosted by State Farm Ronnie Redd Agency. About twelve local business people and some local politicians stopped by to network. Huber Heights Mayor Tom McMasters stopped in along with Mayor candidate David Wilson. Spirited conversation along with great tasting refreshments made it a great evening. Refreshments were provided by Ronnie Redd and his staff.

WINGS September 2017 Video

WINGS 2017 was held at the Huber Heights Chamber of Commerce office on Thursday September 14th. Our guest speaker was Ret Base Commander Cassie Barlow. She presented “Busting Through the Glass”. Creatif Catering served the delicious lunch. We thank Cassie for a great presentation  Join us in October for the next WINGS luncheon.

SureStart Huber Heights – New Business Start Up Program


SureStart Huber Heights is a new project launched by the Huber Heights Chamber of Commerce. It is designed to spark new development of vacant storefront properties. SureStart Huber Heights is very similar to Dayton’s Pop-Up program. The concept of Pop-Ups is not a new one. Pop-Ups happen in the Huber Heights area every Halloween. A business will seek out a vacant building, and negotiate a lease rate with the property owner. That lease is usually three to six months. After the lease expires they move out. SureStart Huber Heights takes the concept much further.

The Chamber Board of Directors asked Executive Director Mark Bruns to research and propose a local Pop – Up program for the Huber Heights community. Research began in the winter of 2014. Bruns contacted the Activated Spaces director Scott Murphy who was instrumental in the managing of the Dayton Pop-Up program. He in turn referred Bruns to the Small Business Development Center, and the Dayton Score office. A visit to the Entreprenuer Center gave him other cities where the concept of Pop-Ups were working. Bruns contacted Cleveland, Ohio and Yipsilanti, New York among others.

The next step was to identify volunteers in the community willing to lend their expertise to this project. A five member Advisory Board was created to review the applications and make recommendations on excellent placement of these new businesses. That Board has been created and has started.

SureStart Huber Heights project will match tenants looking to launch their business with Huber Heights property owners who have storefront space available for occupancy. The SureStart Huber Heights project will require potential tenants to lease a storefront for a minimum of three to six months.

Property owners will be required to lease their storefronts below market value, to qualify as a SureStart Huber Heights participant.

Two SureStart Huber Heights businesses are already in negotiations. If you are willing to volunteer with the SureStart Huber Heights Project, please Call Mark R. Bruns at 937 233-5700 or Email him at

Please visit for details.

Interested in starting a new business?

Download the Request for Proposal Form → sure-start-application-april-2017