Huber Heights Chamber of Commerce WINGS group held their meeting at the Chamber Office on November 13th. The event was attended by 13 business women. The topic was Decorating for the Holidays with flowers. Loann Burke from Furst Florists did a fabulous job of creating some beautiful arrangements.The food was delicious and was catered by the Heights Cafe. Some of the arrangements were awarded to some of the lucky women to take home and start decorating. Thank You to Furst Florists and Loann Burke.
Dayton Memorial Park held a Veterans Day Memorial Service on November 11, 2014. The event was attended by about 150 people. The cemetery has an area designated for all veterans who wish to be buried there.The event was capped off by the VFW Post #3253 Honor Guard. Wayne High School Choraliers serenaded the crowd. Del Braund provided the bagpipe version of Amazing Grace which brought some tears from the veterans in the crowd. The Chamber is proud to claim Helen Caldwell from Dayton Memorial Park, and Jack Brankamp from VFW Post #3253 as Chamber Ambassadors. They both played roles in the planning of the event. A job well done!
On Wednesday October 29, members from the Huber Heights Chamber of Commerce had an opportunity to meet and ask questions of our Ohio 10 District U.S. Congressman Mike Turner. The event was a Chamber networking event put on by the Northern Chamber Coalition. The Coalition is made up of Brookville, Huber Heights, Northmont, Trotwood, and Vandalia-Butler Chambers of Commerce. About 100 people were in attendance. Food was provided along with a cash bar. The event was held at the Clarion Inn in Englewood. Also attending the event was State Senator Bill Beagle and State Representative Mike Henne. Many local councilpersons were on hand also, so it was a great opportunity to talk with elected officials from all three levels of government.
The Chamber Board of Directors and the Chamber Expo committee have been meeting to decide on a date for the Business Expo. The first decision was made that we will NOT have an expo this year in November. The decision was made to have the Expo in June 2015. The Expo will be renamed the Community Expo. The Chamber is hosting the event at Wayne High School.
The Community Expo will be held on Thursday June 4th from 5 pm to 8 pm at Wayne High School.. The fee schedule will be posted soon. Please monitor the calendar on our website at www.huberheightschamber.com.
The October 2014 WINGS luncheon was held at ABF on Thursday October 9th.Their were 11 members on hand to listen to two presentations by our Home based businesses. Chris Tudor presented her Arbonne product line and Linda Sommerville with Mary Kay Cosmetics. Both ladies brought free samples and answered many questions. The luncheon was catered by Creatif Catering. November WINGS will be held at the Chamber Office and the presentation will be by Furst Florists.
Melissa McGhee owner of Weisenborn Insurance hosted the Huber Heights Fire Department Local 2926 Go Pink or Go Home Breast Cancer Campaign 2014 in conjunction with Pink Ribbon Girls at her office on October 6. The Pink fire truck and displays were there to explain their mission to offer support services to women and men throughout all phases of the breast cancer journey. Hamburgers and hot dogs were hot off the grill! It rained but attendance was good. Teasdale Fenton sponsored the event.
You missed a great opportunity to network and enjoy some good food and drinks. Ronnie Redd’s State Farm staff made sure our needs were met. The event was held September 17 and attended by twenty five business leaders and several of our councilpersons,and Mayor. Make sure you watch the website www.huberheightschamber for upcoming networking events.
The Chamber of Commerce recently held its 20 Annual Golf outing at Sugar Isle Golf Course in neighboring New Carlisle. This year the event saw 31 teams participate in the outing. Weather was not a factor as bad weather was on its way. It held off long enough to serve famous City Barbecue to the golfers for dinner. Lunch was fresh and delicious and sponsored by AVI food service. Adult beverages were provided by DayMet Credit Union. A big Thank You to all our sponsors and those who donated raffle and silent auction items. Vinebrook Homes won with a final score of 58, followed by a 59 from defending champions Roosters. The golf outing committee chairman was Tim Magato and committee members Denise O’Neil, Todd Emery, Linda Sommerville, and LeeAnn Yeater made the event second to none. A big Thanks to all who helped with this event.
The Huber Heights Senior Citizens Center hosted a Business After Hours/Open House on August 19. Pat Larson and her staff did a wonderful job of decorating and hosting the event. Plenty of food and conversation was had by many. A visit from the MayorTom McMasters and councilpersons Jan Vargo,Tyler Starline and Judy Blankenship demonstrate how supportive of Chamber events the city council is. There were about twenty businesses represented along with Chamber Ambassadors Susan Herring, Brian McKenzie, and Helen Caldwell. The food was fresh and the cheese and meat trays delicious. Thank You to the Senior Citizens Center!
The Huber Heights Chamber of Commerce recently held a free seminar on the new BWC Prospective Billing for private employers. The Seminar was attended by six Huber Heights businesses. Kathleen Davenport, a Business Consultant for the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation in the Southwest region of Ohio was the guest presenter. Kathleen shared with the group a billing overview for private employers. BWC currently collects the premium after the coverage period. BWC extends coverage prior to an employer paying for it. With the switch to prospective billing, BWC will require payment before it provides coverage. The prospective billing will begin July 1, 2015 for private employers. Each and every one of us will be affected by this. Starting this year, many important dates dealing with rating plan and program sign-up deadlines will change for private employers. You can contact Kathleen at email@example.com for the deadline dates.