Chamber Coffee March 2017

The Huber Heights Chamber of Commerce held its March Chamber Coffee at Tim Hortons on Brandt Pike. The event was attended by many business owners and managers.

In attendance was our Mayor Tom McMasters, and council members Nancy Byrge, Tyler Starline and Vice Mayor Judy Blankenship. Josh Tovey stopped in also. Josh is the representative of Jon Husted’s office of the Secretary of State.

The Chamber Coffee is a monthly Chamber networking opportunity and chance to meet others in the community. We meet the first Wednesday of the month at Tim Hortons on Brandt Pike at 7:30 am. Anyone is welcome to attend. Tim Hortons provide their great tasting coffee, and you can purchase one of their great breakfast choices along with lots of conversation.This meeting we drew for several nice door prizes

Next meeting is April 5th 2017.

WINGS February 2017

The WINGS February 2017 meeting was held recently on the ninth of February at the YMCA on Shull Road. The topic was the “three aspects of stress and your health”

The speaker was Dr. Catherine E. Hutton-Wightman. “Cat” as she is known, owns and operates Simply Health for Life at 6076 Chambersburg Road. She is taking new patients, and is booking appointments now.

Dr. Wightman discussed with the group the importance of dealing with the three aspects of stress in our lives. These three aspects of stress are mechanical, chemical, and emotional. She addressed each of them and supplied ideas on how to deal with each individually and then as a whole.

After the meeting Cindy Edwards  from the YMCA took some of the group on a tour of the Huber Heights YMCA facility.

The food was catered by Christy’s Catering and was delicious.

The WINGS meeting is monthly on the second Thursday of the month. It is a luncheon that begins at 11:30 am. Check the Huber Heights Chamber Calendar on the website at  www.huberheightschamber.com for details or Call Geri Bellingar at 937 233-5700.

The March 9 WINGS meeting is at Texas RoadHouse.

SureStart Huber Heights – New Business Start Up Program

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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 chamber.director@hubercc.com.

Please visit www.huberheightschamber.com for details.

Interested in starting a new business?

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

 

 

WINGS Holiday Luncheon

The final installment of the Women In Networking Generating Sucess was held at the Father Ries Center on Thursday December 11. The event was attended by twenty-six local businesswomen in the community. The St Peter youth choir serenaded the crowd with beautiful Christmas time songs. The women loved the choir and the choir loves performing for the women. The buffet luncheon was catered by Creatif Catering. Door prizes were awarded to six lucky attendees. One attendee was the grand prize winner of four free lunches to be used in 2015.

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Community Tree Lighting

The WayneTownship/Huber Heights Community Tree Lighting was held December 1 at the Huber Centre. The event was attended by several hundred kids and adults. The tree was lit by our Mayor, Tom McMasters. Several council members were present also. The event was visited by Santa and Mrs. Claus. Free wagon rides and hot chocolate and cookies were the highlight of the evening. Inside the old American store kids were able to hop on old Santa’s lap. A model train display for the kids and arts and crafts for the adults made the evening a hit. The Monticello Choir sang for all in attendance.

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Chamber Board of Directors Position

The Huber Heights Chamber of Commerce is asking if anyone is interested in becoming a member of its Board of Directors. The Chamber Board of Directors provide four functions, they determine the goals of the Chamber, provide adequate funding, provide adequate facilities and equipment to Chamber operations, and hiring and dismissal of employees. A Director must be a member of the Chamber, and in good standing. Directors serve a three-year term, and can be approved for additional terms by the Board. Directors are required to attend a monthly Board meeting and are expected to attend Chamber events throughout the year. Directors serve on committees that involve planning and development of Chamber sponsored events.

If you are interested , or wish more information please call or email Mark Bruns at 937 233-5700 or chamber.director@hubercc.com. 

 

Jingle Bucks 2014 Contest

Choices in Community Living, a non-profit organization and Chamber member is sponsoring a raffle that can earn you $5000 just in time for the Holidays! To enter go to the entry form, print it out and get your tickets today! There will only be 500 tickets sold.  Tickets are $25 or 5 for $100.

Winning Ticket will be drawn on December 12 in Dayton, Ohio

Winner need not to be present to win !!

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Christmas Tree Sales – Optimist Club of Huber Heights

The Huber Heights Optimist Club is ready to sell live Christmas trees beginning Wednesday November 26th from 5 – 9 pm. The tree lot is located in the Huber Centre just west of Chase Bank. They provide three different trees to choose from. They have Frazier Firs, Douglas Firs, and Scotch Pines. They are grown and harvested in Michigan. These are not your box store tree.  Scotch Pines sell for $35, Frazier Firs from $35 to $65 depending on size/height and Douglas Firs from $50 to $65 depending on size and height. The Optimist Club has been selling Christmas trees in Huber Heights since 1959.The Optimist club is a non-profit organization that returns the money to youth in the community. They have sponsored many youth sports organizations, the Wayne Football Team lunches, Huber Heights Police Explorers, the Boy Scouts of America and numerous others. Your money will find its way to youth in this community.

Tree Lot hours are M-F 5pm – 9pm   Sat 11am – 9pm   Sun 11am – 8pm. Closed on Thanksgiving.

The Optimist Club accepts cash and checks only!      Make checks payable to:  Huber Heights Optimist Club                                                             

Cyber Security/ Risk Management

The Huber Heights Chamber recently hosted another free training on the topic of Cyber Security. The training was presented by Melissa McGhee of Weisenborn Insurance. Breeches of your computer files on your clients and customers is a very important issue since the birth of the computer age. Melissa pointed out many cases of companies who have had their files hacked and the many fines and penalties you have to pay when it happens to you. She can help you decide what insurance coverage you need.This is one topic you should not put off. Seek information from your commercial insurance carrier. You can contact Melissa at 937.233-0373 or www.weisenborninsurance.com

Remember to check www.huberheightschamber.com and check the calendar to see what the Risk Management topic will be.

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