Photos are provided by Chris Armstrong Photography
WOMEN’S NETWORKING LUNCH – July 13, 2018 at Pebble Creek Restaurant
MEMBER BENEFITS ORIENTATION – June 27, 2018 at the Colerain Chamber Office
Several representatives from the Chamber’s 12 benefit providers presented information and answered questions about the discounts and services they provide to Colerain Chamber Members. These discounts can often save Chamber Members substantially more each year than their annual membership dues!
THIRD THURSDAY NETWORKING – June 21, 2018 at Clovernook Country Club
Third Thursdays are popular opportunities for Colerain Chamber members to network and get to know each other. These relaxed monthly get-togethers are held at different locations throughout the year and don’t require advance registration. Just stop by, enjoy appetizers and a drink (or two!), and build your business relationships!
LEADERSHIP BREAKFAST: REACHING CUSTOMERS ONLINE WITH GOOGLE – June 14, 2018 at Houston Conference Center
Wow! This sold-out workshop was chock full of tips and techniques for successfully reaching customers with Google! The presenter was awesome – both interesting and knowledgeable – and there were several requests to bring her back again. We also enjoyed a delicious breakfast, generously sponsored by AmeriFirst Home Mortgage and BB Riverboats. Attendees got Google swag, as well as lots of learning, and post-event feedback was very positive.
LEADERSHIP BREAKFAST: OVERCOMING BUSINESS BOTTLENECKS – May 24, 2018 at Houston Conference Center
This helpful workshop taught us to be more results oriented to improve profitability, and how to develop an “index card business plan.” Thanks to our sponsors, Fifth Third Securities and The Hartford Funds, the attendees enjoyed a delicious hot breakfast while listening to a world-class business presenter.
WOMEN’S NETWORKING GROUP – May 11, 2018 Luncheon at Clovernook Country Club
HOMETOWN HERO GALA HONORING COACH MICK CRONIN – April 19, 2018 at The Kolping Center – Reception & Dinner
What an awesome night! Hundreds of people enjoyed an evening of great food and great fun, as we honored UC Coach Mick Cronin as our 2018 Hometown Hero. Our celerity emcee was Rocky Boiman, former NFL linebacker and 700 WLW sports announcer, and the UC Bearcats mascot also made an appearance! In addition to our popular Silent Auction and Live Auction, this year marked the addition of two new games: Corks & Blooms and Pennant Play.
Special thanks go to our many sponsors, donors, members, and volunteers, without whom this event would not be possible. Go Bearcats!
GRAND OPENING RIBBON CUTTING – March 15, 2018 at the Rumpke Container Maintenance Facility
FREE MOVIE NIGHT & NEW MEMBERS RECEPTION – Feb. 28, 2018 at Xscape Theatres Northgate
Big night at the movies! More than 100 Chamber members enjoyed a free showing of GAME NIGHT, thanks to our generous host, Xscape Theatres. We also enjoyed prizes and delicious sandwiches, courtesy of Stehlin’s Meat Market. We welcomed the new members who joined since August 2017, and had an overall great evening!
WOMEN’S NETWORKING GROUP – February 9, 2018 Lunch at Cheddar’s
INSIDER INFO BREAKFAST WITH CHRIS MONZEL – Jan. 11, 2018 at Houston Conference Center
The room was filled at our first 2018 Insider Info Breakfast with Hamilton County Commissioner Chris Monzel. Commissioner Monzel provided a wealth of information about what’s happening in Hamilton County, as well as what we can expect in the months and years ahead. Attendees had an opportunity to get many questions answered, while we enjoyed a light breakfast together before heading off to work.
CHAMBER HOLIDAY PARTY – December 14, 2017 at Northgate Mall
We had another fantastic holiday party, with record attendance! Thanks to Northgate Mall’s sponsorship and donations from several Chamber members, all participants were able to enjoy free beer, wine, hors d’oeuvres, desserts, entertainment, and prizes. The Social Committee put together an awesome line-up of activities that allowed members to get to know each other better, while also having a lot of fun!
LEADERSHIP BREAKFAST: GETTING ON THE FIRST PAGE OF GOOGLE – November 30, 2017 at Houston Conference Center
We were fortunate to again host popular Google Ambassador Joe Danzer, who told us about a new way to get on the first page of Google without any ad spending. This was a very interactive workshop and Joe graciously stayed after his presentation to answer individual questions. Several attendees gave an enthusiastic thumbs-up about how much they learned!
WOMEN’S NETWORKING GROUP – November 10, 2017 Luncheon at Pebble Creek Restaurant & Pub
2017 CHAMBER AWARDS DINNER & ANNUAL MEETING – Oct. 19, 2017 at Pebble Creek Events Center
The room was filled and the enthusiasm was high as the Chamber announced this year’s award finalists and winners! New this year were the Business Student of the Year Award and the first Colerain Chamber Hall of Fame Award. Special thanks go to Platinum Sponsors Butler Tech and Rumpke, as well as our many Gold, Silver, and Table Sponsors. It was a great night of celebrating and networking!
WOMEN’S NETWORKING GROUP – October 13, 2017 luncheon at LaRosa’s in Stone Creek
THIRD THURSDAY NETWORKING – September 21, 2017 at Vinoklet Winery
We enjoyed beautiful views, delicious appetizers and great hospitality. Thank you to Vinoklet Winery for hosting!
POLICE & FIRE APPRECIATION BREAKFAST – September 28, 2017 at the Colerain Community Center
The special breakfast was held to show our appreciation for the efforts of the Colerain police officers and firefighters. Awards were presented to the Police Officer of the Year and the Firefighter of the Year. The breakfast was sponsored by Arlington Memorial Gardens, the Cincinnati Ohio Police Federal Credit Union, and Supercuts of Colerain. The awards were donated by Crown Trophy. Additional support for the breakfast was provided by Tim Hortons and Meijer.
CHAMBER WOMEN’S NETWORKING GROUP – September 8, 2017 luncheon at Cheddars
Insider Info Breakfast – Economic Development – August 23, 2017 at Houston Conference Center
The room was filled for this informative session about economic development in Greater Cincinnati. We heard from three speakers, who filled us in on what’s happening in Hamilton County, with REDI Cincinnati, and in Colerain Township. We were also treated to a delicious breakfast provided by our generous breakfast sponsor Red Squirrel.
CHAMBER WOMEN’S NETWORKING GROUP – August 11, 2017 luncheon at Red Squirrel
AFTER HOURS PARTY & NEW MEMBERS RECEPTION – July 19, 2017 at Snow’s Lakeside Tavern
About 100 people enjoyed our fun party at Snow’s! There was lots of networking as we met the new members and everyone got to know each other better. Thanks to the Social Committee and gift donors for providing lots of great door prizes, and thanks to Snow’s for hosting this free party! A good time was had by all.
THIRD THURSDAY NETWORKING – June 15, 2017 at TGI Friday’s in Stone Creek
Lots of new faces this month as we shared great appetizers, drinks, and laughs! Special thanks to FRIDAY’S, for hosting and generously providing all the delicious food! Everyone commented on how much they enjoyed it.
LEADERSHIP BREAKFAST: FINDING & KEEPING GOOD EMPLOYEES – June 7, 2017 at Houston Center
Two experienced workforce consultants shared lots of great information and resources for finding and keeping quality talent, including specifics about hiring military veterans. We were also treated to a delicious breakfast provided by our generous sponsor – TIM HORTONS of Colerain. It was a very productive workshop!
2017 COLERAIN CHAMBER GOLF OUTING – May 18, 2017 at Pebble Creek Golf Course
This Golf Outing raised money to support college scholarships for local high school students. It was a great day of golf, as the rain held off and it wasn’t too hot! Winners (and losers) enjoyed spending time with each other while helping to support a good cause.
LUNCH & LEARN: DO’S & DONT’S OF DIGITAL MARKETING – May 11, 2017 at Arlington Memorial Gardens
Erin Bemis, regional VP for Constant Contact, shared many outstanding tips about how to improve emails, social media, websites, and more. Attendees were also treated to a delicious hot lunch, thanks to our host sponsor, Arlington Memorial Gardens. Another plus was that Chamber Members were able to get professional headshots taken by the Chamber’s photographer, Chris Armstrong. This was an excellent Lunch & Learn all the way around!
HOMETOWN HERO GALA HONORING BILL RUMPKE SR. – April 27, 2017 at Wunderland Banquet Center – Reception, Dinner, and Presentations
The room was filled to capacity with more than 300 guests on April 27 when the Colerain Chamber presented its 2017 Hometown Hero Award to Bill Rumpke Sr., president emeritus of Rumpke Waste & Recycling and a long-time community partner. The celebrity emcee for the evening was Scott Sloan, popular radio host and personality with 700 WLW. A donation was made by the Colerain Chamber to the Timothy James Rumpke Foundation, honoring Mr. Rumpke’s late son.
This Gala was a memorable evening for the entire crowd, including a cocktail reception and delicious dinner catered by BB Riverboats, a fun game of “Heads or Tails,” a spirited Live Auction and Silent Auction, the award presentation, and a video and special interview by Scott Sloan and Bill Rumpke Sr., recalling some great stories and advice from Bill’s many years building the Rumpke business. The Chamber sincerely thanks the sponsors, donors, volunteers, and guests who made this event such a success.
LEADERSHIP BREAKFAST: BUILDING SALES WITH LINKEDIN – March 22, 2017 at Houston Conference Center
The training room was filled for this useful workshop about how to drive new sales with LinkedIn. Jim Gast, the expert presenter sent by Microsoft, taught us how to strengthen our LinkedIn profiles and how to generate connections with targets who are interested in what we sell. He also introduced us to Sales Navigator, a new LinkedIn tool for building sales leads. We also enjoyed a light breakfast, generously provided by our Breakfast Sponsor, the Colerain Kroger. Tony Blaine, Colerain Kroger’s Assistant Manager, provided an update about what to expect in terms of design and timing for the new Colerain Kroger.
THIRD THURSDAY NETWORKING – March 16, 2017 at Pebble Creek Restaurant & Sports Bar
WOMEN’S NETWORKING GROUP – March 10, 2017 at Fusabowl
THIRD THURSDAY NETWORKING – February 17,2017 at TGIF’s
FREE MOVIE NIGHT & NEW MEMBERS RECEPTION – February 8, 2017 at XScape Theatres Northgate
About 125 Colerain Chamber Members and their guests enjoyed a reception and free movie, as we welcomed new members who joined the Chamber in the past six months. This popular event was generously hosted by XScape Theatres Northgate in their beautiful, state-of-the-art theater. Delicious sandwiches, cookies, and coffee were generously provided by new member Tim Hortons in Colerain. Free cooler bags were given to each Chamber Member attendee by new member Emery Federal Credit Union. It was a great evening!
THIRD THURSDAY NETWORKING – January 19, 2017 at Cheddar’s
INSIDER INFO BREAKFAST WITH COMMISSIONER MONZEL – January 12, 2017 at Houston Conference Center
Hamilton County Commissioner Chris Monzel gave Chamber Members the “inside scoop” about what’s happening in the county in 2017 and beyond. Attendees also enjoyed a delicious breakfast sponsored by Meijer’s of Colerain. Commissioner Monzel provided lots of information about various projects, and also fielded a broad range of questions from Chamber Members. It was an insightful session, and an excellent way to start the year!
HOLIDAY PARTY – December 15, 2016 at Northgate Mall
Colerain Chamber Members enjoyed another great Holiday Party, thanks to our generous host, Northgate Mall, as well as excellent planning by our Social Committee. This year’s “Amazing Race” took us all around the mall, and the “Mannequin Challenge” was loads of fun! Thanks to BB Riverboats for the tasty hors d’oeuvres and Music By Steve for the DJ entertainment. The free beer and wine, along with the many outstanding prizes, were a big hit too! Thanks to all the prize donors and volunteers who made this such an awesome way to close out 2016.
POLICE & FIRE APPRECIATION BREAKFAST – December 8, 2016 at the Colerain Community Center
Our Chamber was honored to host an appreciation breakfast to recognize the outstanding service provided by the Colerain police and fire/EMS departments. Awards were presented to the 2016 Police Officer of the Year and the 2016 Firefighter of the Year.
FIRST FINANCIAL BANK RIBBON CUTTING – December 6, 2016 at new Northgate Branch
THIRD THURSDAY NETWORKING – November 17, 2016 at Buffalo Wild Wings Stone Creek
It was a relaxed get-together with wings, rings, and suds – along with lots of laughter! Several prospective new members mixed with long-time members for casual socializing and conversation. We hope the new members join in December, so their referring members can earn $20 gift cards!
BUSINESS AWARDS DINNER & ANNUAL MEETING – October 20, 2016 at Wunderland Hall
The Colerain Chamber’s annual Business Awards Dinner, sponsored this year by Dynegy and Rumpke Waste & Recycling, was truly a memorable night. The large room was packed as we recognized a broad array of outstanding finalists and winners for each of the seven awards. Celebrity emcee Andrew Setters (WLWT reporter and Colerain native) and guest speaker Steve Wanamaker (President of Lead Tribune Media Group and also a Colerain native) added to the evening’s excitement with their vibrant presentations. We elected the 2017 Board of Directors during the Annual Meeting portion of the evening, and finished off with a fabulous video that featured all 35 award finalists.
Congratulations to the award winners and finalists, and thank you to all the sponsors, donors, and volunteers! Without you, there would be no Colerain Chamber.
2016 BUSINESS EXPO & JOB FAIR – September 29, 2016 at Northgate Mall
Thanks to the 60+ businesses who participated in the Chamber’s 2016 Business Expo & Job Fair at Northgate Mall. Event partners this year were Microsoft, Butler Tech Career Center, Ohio Means Jobs, and Northgate Mall. The Expo included FREE expert presentations by the event partners, lots of prizes and give-aways, lunch discounts at Northgate’s Food Court, and career counselors from Ohio Means Jobs provided FREE resume’ advice and practice interviews. This Expo & Job Fair was a great way for businesses to connect with each other and the community!
LEADERSHIP BREAKFAST: OVERTIME & EMPLOYMENT LAW – August 24, 2016 at Atria Northgate Park
The guest speaker attorney provided important information about the upcoming changes in overtime guidelines, and answered many legal questions in this very informative workshop. We also enjoyed a delicious hot breakfast buffet prepared by Atria’s award-winning chef!
THIRD THURSDAY NETWORKING – August 18, 2016 at TGI Friday’s in Stone Creek
Friday’s was jammed with Colerain Chamber Members as we shared stories, laughed and relaxed with drinks and appetizers after work. All attending had so much fun that we lost track of time, and stayed to enjoy another hour together!
WOMEN’S NETWORKING LUNCH BUNCH – August 12, 2016 at Chick-Fil-A
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