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CoNNECTINg pEoplE aNd poSSIbIlITIES IN WEST ChESTEr aNd lIbErTy ToWNShIpS aNd ThE I-75 groWTh CorrIdor



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Chair Chris Worrell – Graydon HeadViCe Chair Karen Mueller - Horan seCretary Char Mason - Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Liberty Campuspast Chair rondi tsChopp – Five Visual Communication & DesignsteVe behler – Kemba Credit Uniondeborah brenneMan – Thompson Hine LLPeriC harMon - Cincy MagazineJoe hinson – West Chester < Liberty Chamber alliancetoM holding – Lincoln Financial advisorsJason Kreul – Cincinnati Marriott northChristine MataCiC – Liberty Township Trusteeron rohlfing – West Chester Hospitalbrett sMith – Butler Technology and Career Development SchoolstoM urban – Mercy Hospital Fairfield

West Chester < Liberty Chamber Alliance2011 SuStAining SponSorS

The West Chester < Liberty Chamber Alliance salutes our Sustaining Sponsors. We acknowledge the following members and thank them for their support of the Chamber, its programs, events and services

provided to the businesses and organizations of this area.

As of 5/18/11

35th anniVersary sponsorMercy Hospital Fairfield

diaMondButler Technology and Career Development Schools

UC Health – West Chester Hospital

goldThe Pulse-Journal

Thompson Hine LLPWest Chester Township

super silVerClark Schaefer Hackett

HORANKemba Credit Union


silVerAmylin Ohio, LLC

Chaco Credit Union, Inc.Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Liberty Campus

Fifth Third BankFirst Financial Bank

Liberty TownshipTaco Bell/Uno Chicago Grill

super bronzeAtrium Medical Center

Clark-Theders Insurance Agency, Inc.Graydon Head

Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Consultants, Inc.The Matrix Companies


bronzeAlternative Computer Technology, Inc.

Amica InsuranceAntonelli College – West Chester

Duke EnergyEdward Jones Investments; Bill Lendl

Flagel, Huber, Flagel & Co.Focused Capitol Solutions, LLC

Four Bridges Country ClubFrost Brown Todd LLC

Halcomb Benefits Agency, Inc.Huntington Bank

Kehoe Financial AdvisorsManagepoint

North Side Bank & Trust CompanyNorthwestern Mutual—West Chester

Park National BankPlanes Companies

PNC BankSchumacher Dugan Construction, LLC

SCORETriHealth Corporate Health

US BankXavier University - Williams College of Business

Stop by the Chamber office to see our Sustaining SponsorshipSign donated by Hightech Signs - 513.874.5223

West Chester < Liberty Chamber AllianceExecutive Board 2011

on the Cover

Chamber Staff & AssociatesJoe hinson, IoM, President & [email protected]

Marge WiMMer, administrative [email protected] poWell, Finance [email protected]

Kendra Wilburn, Leadership Development [email protected]

Kathy raMbo, Vice President/Special Events [email protected] MiuCCio, Marketing [email protected] gruber, Marketing & Special Events Coordinator [email protected]

Kenni blaChé, Membership Services [email protected] d’arCy, Senior Membership account [email protected] trau, Membership account [email protected]

bob WiWi, Small Business [email protected] gloVer, Government [email protected]

Kathy KlinK, associate Vice President, Butler Tech [email protected] healey, administrative Coordinator, Butler Tech [email protected]



speCial eVents& MarKeting





The 2011 May Monthly Luncheon and Business Expo at Skatetown USA on May 10th.

Java w/Joe

Every Friday from

9am - noon at the Chamber

Learn how to make the most of

your Chamber membership!

Call Joe Hinson at 513.777.3600

to schedule.


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3From the desk of

Joe Hinson, IOM– President & CEO

Chamber survey resultsIn February our Chamber’s Business action Team along with assistance from our Government Issues Team, developed and sent out a ten question internet based survey to our membership contacts. our members were given a week to complete the online survey. The response was nearly 15% which is considered very good and qualified as a valid response rate.

Chamber member Chrissann ruehle of Complete business strategies performed several statistical tests on the data to ensure its validity. Based on the results of that analysis, it was concluded that the data provided a valid representation of the West Chester ß Liberty Chamber alliance.

Some key information about the West Chester ß Liberty Chamber alliance and our business climate:• 80% of our members are 1 to 12 employees, primarily from service

type organizations • Both West Chester and Liberty are very transient communities and are

still developing • West Chester has an emerging Central Business District while Liberty is

anxiously waiting to announce their development plans• The recent trend of future member interest is coming from the Dayton area• For the most part, business has slowly picked up for our members and

in isolated cases more significantly compared to last year at this time The initial survey questions focused on how the Chamber was performing, what services, programs, etc. are most beneficial, what else would our members like the Chamber to be doing and how likely are our members to recommend the Chamber to other businesses.

The survey reported that 84% of our members are satisfied with the Chamber, and 86% would recommend our Chamber to other businesses (45% to 55% is considered good). What is even more impressive is that our member response has stayed consistent from our last survey (84% in 2006), especially in this tough economy. The analysis stated, “overall, the Chamber provides very high quality programs and truly focuses on meeting the needs of its membership.”

the top five benefits for our members:1. networking opportunities (68%)2. Building relationships in the community (52%)3. Chamber Luncheons (48%)4. association with the West Chester ß Liberty Chamber alliance (36%)5. The opportunity to be involved (25%)

The analysis stated that building relationships is viewed to be beneficial and four of the top five indicators prove that point. a key takeaway is that our members are looking to the Chamber to help build meaningful working relationships with other Chamber members. We will continue to support those opportunities.

The feedback we received on what other products and services the Chamber should be concentrating on was valuable. Most of what our

members wanted to see were products and services we already provide. This tells us that we need to do a better job of marketing and explaining what is available to our members.

overall, it is important to get our members involved in the Chamber and keep them engaged. In order to obtain value in the Chamber and receive a return on investment, our members need to be actively involved.

We also asked questions pertaining to education and continuous learning. 62% of our members surveyed indicated that continuous education was important to the health and vitality of their business. This was not as high as we expected and is most likely the result of the current economic conditions – small businesses are currently not in a growth mode.

next, we asked our members to rank in order four areas of interest. The cost of healthcare at 51% outdistanced worker’s compensation and transportation with pension reform/collective bargaining the lowest priority. The interest in healthcare is consistent with our survey results from 2006. We will continue to look for opportunities to develop future educational initiatives for our member’s two top priorities, healthcare and worker’s compensation, but also open to other pertinent topics of interest.

We rounded out the survey by asking: what is the best way for the Chamber to share information with our members? 88% answered email, followed by The Voice and our website, www.TheChamberalliance.com. Considering this was an online survey, the response was not a surprise. We will continue to utilize all of our resources to effectively communicate with our members.

The final analysis stated; “The West Chester ß Liberty Chamber alliance has done a good job of cultivating a positive brand image in the region. This is indicative of their high quality events and services and professionalism of the Chamber staff.”

In conclusion, the Chamber has received valid data that will help us improve our overall performance; how and what we communicate, increasing member connections throughout the year, focusing on topics that are most important to our members and designing every Chamber activity to help our members begin to build meaningful business relationships with other Chamber members.

Thanks again to Chrissann ruehle of Complete business strategies for her outstanding support with this project. We look forward to utilizing the survey data to better serve you in the future.

thank you for being a valued member of the West Chester ß liberty Chamber alliance. together we grow your business!

overall, it is important to get our members involved in the Chamber and keep them engaged. in order to obtain value in the Chamber and receive a return on investment, our members need to be actively involved.

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4West Chester < Liberty Chamber Alliance


The Voice is published monthly by the West Chester < Liberty Chamber Alliance, 7617 Voice of America Centre Drive, West Chester, Ohio 45069.

telephone: 513.777.3600fax: 513.777.0188 | www.theChamberalliance.com

Subscriptions are included in the annual dues of each Chamber membership.

PubliSHer ..................................................................................Joe Hinson

editor ...................................................................................alison Miuccio

aSSiStant editor ............................................................... Pamela Gruber

PHotograPHy ...................................................... Len Kaltman Photography Murray Multimedia resources, LLC

Contributing WriterS ........ Jon Bogart, Deborah Brenneman, Julie Krause, Darlene Mack, Kendra Wilburn

deSigner ..................................................................Cox Media Group ohio

postmaster/Address ChangesSend address changes to West Chester < Liberty Chamber alliance,7617 Voice of america Centre Drive, West Chester, ohio 45069.

AdvertisingChamber members can advertise in The VOICE and reach more than1000 leaders in the southeastern Butler County business community.For cost and specifics, call alison Miuccio, 513.777.3600 or [email protected].

SubscriptionsThe VOICE is mailed to Chamber members as a benefit of membership. additional subscriptions are available to Chamber members at $75 per year. non-member subscriptions are $100 per year. For information, call 513.777.3600.

Submissionsarticles, advertisements and inserts for The VOICE must be received at the Chamber office by the 1st of each month to be included in the upcoming edition. no article in this magazine may be reprinted without the permission of the West Chester < Liberty Chamber alliance.

Cost Saving ProgramsListed Alphabetically by Service

Workers compensation

Bob Brown, [email protected]

computer technology

Tom Farrell, [email protected]

Kedrick Fitzgerald, [email protected]

group health care

aaron adkins, [email protected]

office supplies

Heather Frazier, [email protected]

cell phone and long-distance



human resources

Bill Cathcart, [email protected]

TOby K. HenderSOnSEBALY SHILLITO + DYER513.644.8125www.ssdlaw.com

update on the Chamber Advisors Corner article in the May VoiCE:

Correct Contact Information

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people Andnews

Eileen Meeker of Aurgroup Financial Cu, Fairfield - professional of the YearEileen Meeker of aurGroup Financial CU, Fairfield was introduced as the Professional of the Year. Meeker has helped raise tens of thousands of dollars and awareness for causes, including Children’s Miracle network Hospitals, Shared Harvest Food Bank, United Way, and the Butler County Back-Pack Program. Her passion includes providing financial education to the underserved and unbanked, and to students in Butler County. She has spent over 20 years in the credit union industry whose philosophy of “people helping people” is one that Meeker demonstrates each and every day. She was formally recognized at the ohio Credit Union League convention in Columbus last month. For more information, please visit aurGroup Financial Credit Union’s website at www.aurgroup.org

Mike Monahan’s Book Debuts as #1 Best-SellerFrom the Jungle to the Boardroom by Mike Monahan soared to #1 on Inc. magazine’s best-seller list in May. More than 11,000 copies of this business book sold during the first week.

Mike is the CEo and executive director of the West Chester-based nonprofit Life Success Seminars. Life Success provides life-changing programs that foster individual greatness.

In his book, Mike writes about his leadership experiences as a scout-dog handler in Vietnam and while running Life Success.

“We’re all leaders 24 hours a day,” Mike says. “We’re leading both ourselves and others at work, at home, in the community. Good leaders take action and make decisions,” he adds.

“If you need all the answers before you move forward, you will miss many opportunities. If you’re prepared to take risks, your outcomes will surely be different.”

For more information, visit www.LifeSuccessSeminars.com or call 513.874.0555.

Staff newsKenni blache, Membership Services Director for the West Chester ß Liberty Chamber alliance, has been appointed to the board of trustees for The Middletown Public Library system. This system serves the eastern half of Butler County with the main facility in the city of Middletown and branch libraries in West Chester and Trenton. She joins the 7 member board responsible for setting policies and procedures to provide for the library’s financial stability and the community’s service needs.

“The library is one of the cornerstones of a healthy community. They give people the opportunity to experience new ideas, and explore great minds, while at the same time providing a place for gathering. I welcome the opportunity to serve my community.” said Kenni.

Butler tech’s D. russel Lee Career Center renovation Awarded prestigious LEED® gold CertificationButler Technology and Career Development Schools’ D. russel Lee Career Center, which recently underwent a major (nearly $20 million) renovation, has been awarded LEED® Gold Certification.

Established by the U.S. Green Building Council and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute, LEED® is the nation’s preeminent program for the design, construction, and operation of high performance green buildings.

McGill Smith Punshon, Inc., the local firm who designed the renovations, led a project team which included Heapy Engineering and Steven Schaefer associates. MSP’s work with the school began several years ago when the school hired MSP to develop a Comprehensive Facilities Master Plan.

“We worked closely with the staff and management of Butler Tech in all aspects of the planning process. a comprehensive methodology was developed for understanding the school’s current and future needs, “explained randal Merrill, aIa, LEED® aP, MSP’s VP of architecture.

For more information, visit www.mcgillsmithpunshon.com.

SHrED DAY - June 24 & 2511am – 1pmIdentity theft is a growing problem and Phelan Insurance agency wants to help protect you and your business against it by hosting a West Chester Community Shred Day for all businesses and families. Bring your personal and corporate documents to Phelan Insurance agency, 6070 West Chester road (behind Skyline) and Shred It will safely and securely destroy your worries. Shredding documents with sensitive information is the best way to protect yourself from identity theft. all participants will be entered into a raffle to win a set of 4 reds tickets or a personal home shredder.

For more information, please contact Paul Giovanetti at 513.874.7490.

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SpotlightonThe mission statement on the home page of the Kirsch CPa Group LLC at www.krischcpa.com says it all. Kirsch CPa Group aims “to help our clients achieve success and prosperity while ensuring compliance and accuracy.” It was clear in speaking with CEo, John Kirsch that they provide much more to clients than traditional preparation of tax returns and financial statements.

Kirsch CPa Group is focused on working with small and medium sized businesses. The group does provide traditional services such as tax preparation, financial statement preparation and assistance with audits, but according to John Kirsch, their niche is “helping small business owners become better managers.” They do this using a group of proprietary processes and assessment tools to help small businesses run better businesses. a significant part of the practice is helping owners with exit and transition planning. at Kirsch CPa group they believe that “behind every number lies an opportunity to make your business better!”

This october, Kirsch will celebrate their 20 year anniversary. With three locations: West Chester, Fairfield and oxford, they serve clients all over the Butler County and Greater Cincinnati area. From a single employee, the organization has grown to be considered southwestern ohio’s 9th largest CPa organization. a graduate of Miami University for both his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree and long time Butler County

JulIe d. KrauSeOffice Suites PLUS at West Chester 513.644.8100www.officesuitesplus.com

resident, John Kirsch started the firm after having worked for a large firm in Cincinnati for 7 years. He saw the growth opportunities and entrepreneurial spirit of the people of West Chester as a great reason to expand there 7 years ago. Kirsch has been a member of the West Chester ß Liberty Chamber alliance ever since and enjoys their many benefits such as networking and the and well organized events where he can meet other business owners.

a proud father of four now living with his wife in ross Township, John Kirsch says of the upcoming 20 year anniversary that the time has flown by. He is clearly enjoying the ride and says he “is having fun every step of the way.” John attributes the success and growth of his business to the focus on customer service and the fact that nearly all new business comes from referrals. John also gives a shout out to his 24 person team and clients saying he is “very fortunate to have a super group of entrepreneurial clients and team.”

You can find Kirsch CPa Group at 9100 Centre Pointe Dr. Suite 180 in West Chester - 513.858.6040.

Kirsch Cpa group

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What’s new inLiberty townshipwww.liberty-township.com


as summer approaches, keep in mind that the Liberty Township parks can be a great place to hold a birthday party, family reunion, sports recognition event or simply visit with family and friends to enjoy the weather. The Liberty Township parks are an important asset for our area residents. With 10 parks in the Township (see list below), they offer a myriad of activities in very different settings.

ü allen park – 5440 Joann Drive, located at the entrance of allen Estates Subdivisionü Cherokee park – 4600 Block of Watoga Drive,

within Cherokee Estates Subdivisionü dudley Memorial – 5700 Yankee road w 1 shelter availableü dudley Woods park – Hankins road (currently managed by MetroParks)ü Ft. Liberty Playland – 6845 Van Gorden road w 2 shelters availableü liberty park – 6757 Yankee road w 2 shelters availableü Maud hughes incline – 6791 Maud Hughes roadü reserves park – 5119 Grandin ridge Drive, within

reserves of Liberty Subdivision w 1 shelter availableü Wetlands park east – Lesourdsville – West Chester roadü Wetlands park West – Van Gorden road

HOLLIDAY IN THE PARKS – NATURE WALKS IN LIBERTY TOWNSHIPresident and volunteer Chuck Holliday is leading the following nature walks in various Liberty Township parks in 2011. all ages and levels of expertise are welcome to attend, trails are easy walking but generally not paved. Bring field guides, binoculars and friends.

Saturday, June 11 9:30 a.m. Cherokee Park Creek Walk

Thursday, June 23 6:30 p.m. Wetlands West Summer Stroll

Saturday, July 16 9:30 a.m. Cherokee Park Dragonflies

Thursday, July 21 6:30 p.m. Cherokee Park Scavenger Hunt

Thursday, august 25 6:30 p.m. Cherokee Park Butterfly Walk

Saturday, august 27 9:30 a.m. Cherokee Park Butterfly Walk

Saturday, September 17 10 a.m. Wetlands West Tree Walk

Saturday, october 8 9:30 a.m. Dudley Memorial Fall Walk

Check www.HollidayintheParks.com for directions, email [email protected] with questions.

rental fees apply for shelter rentals to offset the services provided by Township staff who make sure the shelters are cleaned and ready for guests before and after events. rental fees are $30 for Liberty Township residents and $60 for non-residents. reservations are for four hours. The Township parks are open to the public from dawn until dusk. For more information, visit www.liberty-township.com or call 513.759.7500.

Mark your Calendars!Liberty Township is excited to host its annual 5K race and Parade on Monday, July 4, 2010. Visit www.liberty-township.com for more info and 5K race registration or call Vickie Daniel at 759-7500 to learn more.

7 a.m. race registration begins at Lakota East High School 8 a.m. 5K race – start and finish is at Lakota East High School 10 a.m. Parade begins at Lakota East High School and ends at Liberty Park

Run for Liberty Race and

July 4th Parade

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West Chester Welcomes international investment

West Chester strives to create an environment that supports business expansion and growth in order to build a sustainable community. Internationally-owned companies have shown new interest in West Chester’s business community, and in the first quarter of 2011 alone, three internationally-owned firms have made new investment or expanded their presence here.

anest iWata usa, inc., a Japanese firm, has tripled its size and relocated to The Pointe at Union Centre on Muhlhauser road. They are introducing a new division in north america- anEST IWaTa air Engineering, Inc. and will employ 17 people.

logicalis of the United Kingdom has established a new presence in West Chester. The new Logicalis operations Center recently opened in the Centre Pointe office Park. Logicalis is a subsidiary of Datatec of South africa and currently employs 54 people locally.

fulfillment technologies, aka FillTek has merged with nETraDa Group of Germany. The e-commerce service provider will change its name to nETraDa north america and their West Chester location will service as the north american headquarters. FillTek currently occupies 306,000 square-feet and employs 500 people in West Chester and the company plans to expand here.

More than 450 Cincinnati-area firms are presently owned by companies in asia, Europe, Canada, South america and africa. Foreign companies employ more than 45,000 people in the Greater Cincinnati area.

“West Chester recognizes that our sustainability is tied more than ever before to a global economy,” said West Chester Township administrator Judi Boyko. “our community welcomes international investment and looks forward to developing global partnerships.”

For a complete list of new business development in West Chester, visit www.westchesterdevelopment.com and subscribe to our quarterly development enewsletter.

2 SUMMER CONCERT SERIES SET TO BEgINWest Chester is fortunate to have two distinct concert series available for residents and guests to enjoy. The Fifth Third West Chester Concert Series at Keehner Park and the newer First Financial Bank after-Hours on The Square @ Union Centre are both free and open to the public.Complete concert series’ schedules are available at WestChesteroH.org or follow us on Facebook and Twitter to receive important concert reminders.

FIRST FINANCIAL BANK AFTER-HOURSSome of the hottest regional bands perform on The Square @ Union Centre Thursday nights beginning June 2. These concerts are offered specifically to meet the entertainment needs of West Chester’s workforce and to attract an audience of young professionals.

Concerts are from 6-9pm on Thursdays and the audience has plenty of dancing space at the foot of the First Financial Bank clock tower stage. Beer and food are also available. no coolers please as food and beer sales benefit the event.

The Square @ Union Centre is located on Centre Pointe Drive, adjacent to the library and in the heart of the West Chester’s Downtown business community.

The series kicks off June 2 with The Websters and continues each week through august 25 with performances from off the Hook, My Sister Sarah, naked Karate Girls, DV8, Fibbion Handful and more.

The best way to learn about special promotions and activities offered as part of First Financial Bank after-Hours is to follow West Chester on Twitter. regular postings will keep you up to date on the bands and all the fun.

FIFTH THIRD WEST CHESTER CONCERT SERIESFor the eighth year, the Fifth Third West Chester Concert Series will fill Keehner Park with music from 7-9pm Saturdays, beginning June 4. Free concerts are offered on the Keehner Park amphitheatre stage with lawn seating available.

These family-friendly concerts attract hundreds of guests each week and appeal to a broad audience. The West Chester Symphony, Miami University Steel Drum Band and Ground Floor represent just a few of the diverse musical options available. Saffire Express kicks off the Fifth Third concert series on June 4 with a selection of classic rock tunes.

Guests to the Fifth Third concerts are welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy during the concerts, as well as lawn chairs and blankets. no alcohol please.

WEST CHESTER FARMERS’ MARKET OPENED MAY 21STThe weekly West Chester Farmers’ Market presented by First Financial Bank kicked off Saturday, May 21 on The Square @ Union Centre. Market hours are 9am-1pm every Saturday through october.

The art Market, also presented by First Financial Bank, and hosted by The arts Council of West Chester & Liberty, will be featured on the second Saturday of each month, June through october, in conjunction with the farmers’ market.

What’s new inWest Chester townshipwww.westchesteroh.org

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Golf & Tennis Classic

Monday, September 12th

atHeritage Club

Each month, the Character Council promotes 1 of their 49 character qualities. This month, the highlighted Character

quality is “Joyfulness - (vs. Self-Pity) Maintaining a good attitude, even when faced with unpleasant conditions.”

For more information on how to become a “Business of Character, “ please contact the Character Council at 513.467.0170 or visit


“Character… It starts with me”

Proud to be the region’s First Chamber of Character



Please contact Kathy rambo for more information on participating in, or sponsoring this event – 513.777.3600

or [email protected].



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Our monthly Business After Hours hosted by at your Service Catering & event Planning was the perfect venue to meet and

build relationships with fellow members. Lisa Lizzio (center right) provides exceptional food in a creative environment, presented

with sincerity through exceptional service.

Wednesday, June 15th5-7pm


Mark Your 2011 Calendars5-7pm

august 17 .........................Courtyard by Marriott

september 21 ........................ Staybridge Suites

october 19 ....................................... Wall 2 Wall

november 16 .......................... office Suites Plus

december 7 ................ Cincinnati Marriott north

America’s PremierNew Home Showcase

Tickets are limited so the first 60 Chamber Members to RSVP to [email protected]

between June 1-June 4 with the subject line “Homearama – Business After Hours” will receive one

admission to join us for food, beverages, networking and the opportunity to see beautiful homes first-hand!

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12June Luncheon recap

our Monthly luncheons are moving to Wingate by Wyndham in West Chester - June, July, august & december (september, october & november will be at Wetherington golf and Country Club).

DIrECTIonS: Take I-75 to Exit 22 (Tylersville road). Head west on Tylersville road and travel for ½ mile. Turn right at the light onto Tylers Place Boulevard. The hotel is ½ mile on right.

LUNCHEON EMCEE – doug dunlap, Whiz Kids Tutoring & Mentoring

LUNCHEON SPEAKER – Mrs. Holly Petraeus, Office of Servicemem-ber Affairs at the CFPB

SPEAKER SPONSOR – Marilyn Johnson, IBM

The Color guard consisted of cadets from the University of Cincinnati. They are with the Persh-ing Rifles and the Battalion is the 2010 recipient of the MacArthur Award, also one of the top 5% of Army ROTC Battalions in the nation.

Over 350 guests enjoyed the signature dishes from multiple area caterers, clubs and restaurants provided for our Taste of West Chester/Liberty.

JOn bOgarT Pizzazz Email LLC513.478.9445 www.pizzazzemail.com

It is not often one has the opportunity to listen to a distinguished speaker on a Tuesday, then see their spouse interviewed on 60 Minutes ten days later. That, however, was the case at the West Chester ß Liberty Chamber alliance May luncheon when Mrs. Holly Petraeus, wife of General David Petraeus, spoke about her role as the head of the office of Servicemember affairs, a division at the newly established Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).

May’s luncheon, held at Skatetown USa, is also combined with the annual Chamber Business Expo. This year, over 100 local businesses exhibited and more than 20 local restaurants showed off their culinary talents at the buffet.

as emcee Doug Dunlap, regional Director for Whiz Kids, noted in his introduction, Mrs. Petraeus is uniquely qualified to head an agency whose mission is to educate military families about financial matters and protect them from frauds and scams. not only was she raised in a military family (her father was the superintendent of West Point), but she has spent her entire adult life married to a career military man and has lived in close proximity to military personnel all her life. Her former job as Director of the Better Business Bureau Military Line helped her understand the critical need military personnel have for financial education and protection.

“Many of our young service men and women are fighting on two fronts at the same time,” Mrs. Petraeus explained. “They face the stresses of their military duties, but many also face attacks from predatory lending practices by unscrupulous lenders.” She said it isn’t uncommon for new recruits to show up to basic training with $10,000 debt, or to incur massive debt while in the service. a common scam, according to Mrs. Petraeus, is for cash-strapped servicemen and women to apply for so-called advanced fee loans, loans that require a sizeable amount of cash upfront so that the borrower can “qualify” for the loan. The problem is, once the cash is handed over, the “loan” never materializes.

another type of scam is when a lender dangles cash or credit in front of a young service member’s eyes but buries in the fine print the real costs of borrowing the money. “We’ve seen interest rates as high as 50% on some loans,” Mrs. Petraeus said. according to her, the Better Business Bureau receives more than 50,000 complaints a year relating to financial malfeasance from service members and their families.

Basic training, according to Petraeus, should include a financial boot camp to teach service members the basics of how to handle their finances.

“My focus, after getting this new office of Servicemember affairs up and running, is to focus on three areas: Make it easier for service members to know the real costs of any financial product or service they’re interested in. Give them tools to easily compare credit card products. and last, bring a 21st century consumer affairs agency with all its power of advocacy and enforcement to our service members.”

“For all they do for us, it is the least we can do for them,” Mrs. Petraeus said.

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next Month’s LuncheonTuesday, July 12Wingate by Wyndham7500 Tylers Place Blvd in West Chester11:30am – 1:30pm

You do not want to miss this luncheon with guest speaker ian Murray as he discusses “Social Media 101: a Short Course for Business.” Ian grew up communicating on the Internet and has easily embraced the power of social media for businesses. He works for Murray Multimedia resources, LLC helping businesses connect with their customers and employees. Ian has completed social media accreditation at The ohio State University’s John

Glenn School of Public affairs, as well as social media training from top experts across the country. Social Media 101 will provide you with a knowledge base in Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube. Businesses will learn why it is important that they gain a general knowledge of social media channels, how they are being used, and how they can use social media to better serve their customers and grow their businesses…all in a fun and interesting way. our emcee is tricia blevins of Chaco Credit Union, Inc. During this luncheon we will also honor police and have a food drive for reach out lakota. Please bring food items or cleaning supplies to help support this organization. Thank you to planes Companies for supporting this effort and delivering the items.

This Month’s LuncheonTuesday, June 14Wingate by Wyndham7500 Tylers Place Blvd in West Chester11:30am – 1:30pm

Join us for a very unique luncheon with guest speaker, rick arquilla. rick is the President and Coo of north america’s largest provider of plumbing repair and drain service, roto-rooter Services Company, and works at the corporate headquarters in downtown Cincinnati. rick went undercover on the hit television show Undercover Boss where he learned about company policies, the men and women

who have made this company successful, and himself. rick joined roto-rooter Services Company as Vice President of the company’s Central region in 1989, a position he held during one of the company’s most dramatic periods of growth. In 1996, rick was promoted to Senior Vice President of operations. He was promoted to his current position in 1999 and oversees the operations side of roto-rooter. our emcee is Michael davis of Speaking CPr.

RSVP on our website at www.TheChamberAlliance.com or email Marge Wimmer at [email protected]. Luncheons are held the second Tuesday of each month from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm. Cancel before noon on the Monday before the lunch to avoid being charged.

$27 - for members and employees of member organizations who rSVP by the Friday before each Luncheon$32 - for members who rSVP after Friday at 5:00pm$50 - for non-members Pay by check, Mastercard, VISA or Discover and avoid the registration line. Special dietary needs will gladly be taken care of by letting us know when you RSVP for the luncheon.

How To rSVP

thank you to our May Luncheon Culinary participants

NEW MEMBERS – Joe Hinson, Chamber President & CEO (far left) is pictured with (left to right): Keith beaven, amy bierman, and gary Sobczak of Sharp Business Systems of Cincinnati.

all Things Catered alpine Coffee asiatique Bistro and Lounge at Your Service Catering & Event Planning Butler Tech Cincinnati Marriott north The Cone Costco Firehouse Subs Four Bridges Country Club

Hot Head Burritos IKEa West Chester Jag’s Steak & Seafood Las Copas Mount Pleasant retirement Village oscar Event Center “Turtles” Pepsi-Cola of Hamilton Servatii Pastry Shop Uno Chicago Grill

Thank you to our Culinary leaders who helped make the Taste of West Chester/Liberty a success! From left to right: Joel Hemmelgarn, Mount Pleasant Retirement Village;

Jason Kreul, Cincinnati Marriott North; George Rees, Horizons HRS.

Thank you to the elected officials who came to support us during the May Monthly Luncheon and Business Expo. From left to right: Steven Hill, Steve Chabot’s Office; Joan Powell, Lakota Board of Education; george lang, West Chester Township; ben dibble, Lakota Board of Educa-tion; lynda o’Connor, Lakota Board of Education; Kathleen dobrozsi romans, Butler County Juvenile Court Judge; lee Wong, West Chester Township; Christine Matacic, Liberty Township

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Women for Women (W4W) is the West Chester ß Liberty Chamber alliance women’s group focusing on the need for women to balance business, home and all aspects of their life. W4W brings women together to engage in networking, discuss women’s issues and address topics that are perti-nent to women’s lives both at home and at the office.

our meetings focus on the four W’s—Work, Wealth, Wisdom and Wellness. at each session, we enjoy networking, discussions and a presentation that addresses the “W” topic of the month.

Join us at this month’s W4W meeting on friday, June 3rd from 8-9:30am at Kemba Credit Union, 8763 Union Centre Boulevard, West Chester. This meeting will focus on “Wisdom” as stephanie Worrell presents “Cancer’s Gift.” Please rSVP to Pamela Gruber at 513.777.3600 or [email protected].

Cost - $10

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Administrative Day was celebrated at the West Chester Library during a Business Before Hours.

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the arts CouncilThe mission of The arts Council of West Chester & Liberty is simple; to benefit and inspire our community through the arts. all forms of art are welcome and the Board of Directors share one vital characteristic: a passion for the arts and community.

The volunteer board is comprised of community members who are energized to create a more active and vibrant art culture to our area. We are pursuing many new opportunities to reach the community and make our area a more colorful and artistic place to live and work.

Here are a few exciting 2011 initiatives that are bringing arts to our area:

• The West Chester art Market: offering high quality, local handcrafted goods. Music and other lively arts activities will be offered at each art Market as well. Join us the second Saturday June through october from 9am to 1pm on the Square at Union Centre.

• The arts renaissance Festival is held at The Streets of West Chester starting in July. More information is available on the website.

• The arts Council of West Chester & Liberty “arts in the Parks” program in partnership with West Chester Township and the West Chester Library. The program will provide a series of free and low cost one day art workshops in the West Chester Parks and at the West Chester Library. The emphasis will be to expose students to high quality art materials, practice and styles. Classes will be held at Keehner Park in West Chester and at the West Chester Library in June, July and august. Instructors will be professional artists or teachers.

For more information on any of the above programs, or to learn about sponsorship or membership, please visit www.artscouncilewcl.org.

Serving our CommunityLakota updatereopened Contract tentative agreement helps lakota’s bottom lineLakota Local School District is pleased to announce that tentative agreements reached with both labor associations will significantly improve the financial outlook for Lakota’s future.

Lakota means coming together, and we have accomplished that in the past week. Through a truly collaborative effort, representatives of our teacher and support staff associations have worked with the district to develop a plan that improves Lakota’s financial outlook, remarked Board President Joan Powell. These tentative agreements support the Board’s three pronged approach to solving our long-term financial concerns: reducing expenditures, capping future expenditure growth, and increasing overall revenues. only with all three strategies in place can we be truly sustainable. The contracts need to be ratified by the Board of Education and both associations; however our community should be pleased with the outcome of these joint efforts, Powell continued.

our bottom line will be drastically improved with the acceptance of both of these tentative agreements, it is truly a turning point for us financially, commented Treasurer Jenni Logan. Because of these tentative agreements, our five year forecast will be adjusted.

The tentative agreement is a 3 year contract that includes a freeze on step/longevity increases as well as health care concessions. Educators have stepped up to work with the district in addressing the financial needs in very difficult times in the state of ohio while maintaining opportunities for our students stated Sharon Mays, Lakota Education association President. We are a district of educators that care deeply about our students and that is what makes our schools outstanding. The agreement will require significant financial concessions from our staff, as well as additional work. I reiterate that this is a tentative agreement that has yet to be voted on and ratified by our membership and the Board. I have full faith that they recognize the need for working together to preserve our excellent district.

By working together and valuing all of our functions as well as all of us agreeing to help the district out in this difficult time, we can ensure the district’s stability as we move forward, commented Lakota Support Staff association President Mark Chance. The tentative agreement for the support staff is for a three year term, as we understand the financial concerns of the district. We also appreciate the Board of Education’s understanding of our employees concerns about job security, he continued.

Lakota will finish out the school year with the current contract. For the upcoming school year, the new contracts, if ratified, will enable the district to incorporate changes to move the district towards financial security while maintaining a program of excellence for Lakota students. COnTaCT alISOn MIuCCIO

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Q: With the economy turning, we are starting to look at hiring again, and are primarily looking for recent grads. Any tips?

A: Info from SHrM (Society for Human resource Management) notes that employers in the U.S. looking to recruit savvy employees might want to consider their organizations’ social media strategies and incentives, according to survey findings from 8,088 university students from the Class of 2011.

For one, this generation doesn’t mess around with job boards and employer postings. More than 87% (compared with 49% in 2010) say they will target their employers of choice and submit job applications directly to them. obviously, branding and marketing your organization and ensuring your website easily attracts/accepts applications are critical to attracting this generation.

Using on-campus career service also is gaining in popularity with this generation, with 72% in 2011 using this resource vs. 43% in 2010. Twitter (2%) and Facebook (7%) are not major resources for their job searches. Therefore, campus recruiting fairs and making connections with the Career Services providers are integral strategies for employers.

newspaper ads and LinkedIn are used sparsely - only 28% percent tried either resource. However, LinkedIn did see growth from the 5% of students who used it in 2010 to network and explore companies that interest them. LinkedIn is far more utilized by more established profes-sionals, although this generation is seeing the possibilities there.

advice? The findings point to the importance of employers building rela-tionships with students while those potential hires are enrolled in school and for Hr to “think like a marketer” in its recruiting efforts.

Other Findings• Salary is Generation Y’s top consideration, with annual starting sal-

ary goals in the $25,000 to $49,000 range.

• nearly 2/3 expect to stay with their employer two to five years

• Company size is not a major consideration in choosing an employer, but interesting and challenging work and the opportunity to advance are top considerations

• regarding incentives, 84% ranked travel as the desired reward, followed by experiences (67%). Less compelling rewards: products (46%), gift cards (45%), charitable donations made in their name (39%) and years of service awards such as paperweights and watches from a catalog (17%).

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“Marketing/Sales Strategies for business”

This new and expanded educational program is a joint effort between the West Chester ß Liberty Chamber Alliance SCORE Cincinnati, and the

Chamber Advisors.

This seminar will help you develop your sales and marketing plan for your business. The hands on portion of this seminar of this seminar will give you practice in developing your marketing plan, how to conduct market

research, and how to develop a sales plan.

thursday, June 23, 2011

Key Topics• The need for and the key elements of a marketing plan• Easy ways to research your competition• Knowing who your customers are and what are their needs• Determine your price- is it too low?• Getting the results you need from your advertising spending• The A - B - C’s of selling

WHEN: thursday, June 23rd networking 7:30amprogram 8:00-11:00am

WHERE: West Chester ■ Liberty Chamber Alliance7617 Voice of America Centre Drive, West Chester (Lower Level)

COST: $30-Chamber Members/$40-Future Members

RSVP: www.scoreworks.org

Sixty-Second ConnectFor your 2011 Calendar

Join Chamber members once a month to connect in sixty-seconds! This one-hour program will help members build lasting business relationships and share valuable business information with other members. sixty-second Connect will consist of a self-introduction by each attendee, two sponsor presentations, door prizes and a Taste of noodles & Company. sixty-second Connect will be held the fourth Tuesday of each month on the lower level of the West Chester < Liberty Chamber alliance. Chamber membership is required for attendance. Bring your business cards and be prepared to talk about you and your business in sixty-seconds! This is another way our Chamber “connects people & possibilities.”

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Leadership 21Congratulations to Beth Buchanan, attorney at Law for Frost Brown Todd, and a Leadership 21 Class of 2011 Graduate. Beth was recently appointed as a Federal Bankruptcy Judge for the Southern District of ohio. Ms. Buchanan was sworn in to her new role as Judge in May.

Leadership 21 applications are online at www.TheChamberalliance.com.

If you didn’t get a chance to stop by the Leadership Booth at the Business Expo, you are not too late as applications are still being accepted and can be found at www.TheChamberallliance.com. For more information, contact Kendra Wilburn, Leadership Development Director at 513.314.9659 or [email protected].

impact 21 – preparing Young Leaders for the FutureImpact 21 is a community-based leadership development program designed to inspire and challenge high school sophomores and juniors through sessions that are highly interactive. Through hands-on experience and participatory learning through an opening retreat and seven additional full day sessions, Impact 21 challenges youth to take personal responsibility and to develop a strong identity as they gain increased self-awareness. The application deadline has been extended and applications are still being accepted. applications can be found at www.TheChamberalliance.com.

Program sponsorships and scholarship sponsorships are currently needed for the 2011-2012 program year. For more information on how you can make a difference in the leadership experience of a student from our community contact Kendra Wilburn, Leadership Development Director, at 513.314.9659 or [email protected].

generations at Work – Bridging the gapIn my article last month, I discussed the four generations currently in the workforce today and how different events throughout history have played a role in workplace values. This month, let’s look at some tools organizations can use to engage the four generations in respect to training, communication styles and leadership.

Let’s first examine the various differences in regard to training and development. Traditionalist (born between 1920-1945) and Boomers (born between 1946 – 1964) tend to like soft skills such as communication and leadership to be taught on the job, while hard skills such as financial procedures or machine operation learning in a more traditional classroom. Generation X (born between 1965-1979) and Millennials (born between 1980 – 2000) prefer both soft skill and hard skill learning to occur on the job. Blended learning in the work environment is the key to successful training across generations. To engage Traditionalists, have a synchronous session with a brief lecture followed by posting presentations online. To engage Baby Boomers, discuss practical examples from their backgrounds. Generation X prefers a choice of assignments whenever possible, while Millennials and like group activities, discussions and educational games.

Communication seems to be one of the most significant points of contention between the generations. Zemke et al., (2000) proposes using aggressive communication to create a successful intergenerational workforce, as this method uncovers generational conflicts. Through aggressive communication, the energy typically involved in “behind-the back complaining, passive aggressive behavior and open hostility” (p.153), is redirected so that employees can take advantage of the fresh perspective of the young, and the wisdom of more experienced workers. In this situation, ‘over communication’ is the key to success.

Finally, leadership across the generations could be considered a matter of perception. Xers complain about managers who ignore ideas from employees, and ‘do-it because I said so’ management style (o’Bannon, 2001). While younger workers complain about the lack of respect towards them in the workplace, older workers share similar complaints, especially regarding the attitudes of younger and newer employees toward management. Younger workers like their older counterparts want to be respected, although the understanding of respect among older and younger workers differs. older workers want their opinions to be given more weight because of their experience and for people to do what they are told, while younger workers want to be listened to and have people pay attention to what they have to say. Furthermore, older people may not appreciate equal respect showed to all, and may want to be treated

with more respect than one would show someone at a lower level in the hierarchy or with less experience (Deal, 2007). Therefore, meeting the expectations that individuals hold may be a genuine challenge in the workplace.

While training, communication, and leadership are merely three areas in which generational differences occur, they are instrumental in retaining top talent. By simply understanding where differences lie and how to bridge the gap there is significant likelihood those generations within your organization will prove to be an asset and not a liability.

reference: http://rtc.umn.edu

For more information on Generations at Work, contact Kendra Wilburn, Leadership Development Director, at 513-314-9659 or [email protected]

Kendra wIlburnLeadership Development Directorwest Chester < liberty Chamber [email protected]

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Small Business ConcernsQueSTIOn: What are the new changes affecting employers’ obligations under the americans With Disabilities act (the “aDa”)?

anSwer: on May 24th of this year, new regulations took effect which will significantly impact employers’ obligations under the aDa. Generally speaking, the aDa applies to all employers with 15 or more employees. It prohibits discrimination on the basis of a disability and requires employers to provide accommodations to qualified employees with a disability. The new regulations have been issued by the Equal Employment opportunity Commission to implement the aDa amendments act. The focus of the regulations is to make it easier for employees to demonstrate that they have a disability covered by the aDa, and to significantly broaden protection for covered employees.

The regulations keep the aDa’s definition of the term “disability” as a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity; a past history of such an impairment; or being regarded as having such an impairment. However, the regulations expand the definition of impairments, provide for a broader interpretation of when an impairment substantially limits a major life activity, and identifies very specific rules of construction that are to be used in determining whether an employee has a qualifying disability. The regulations also provide that in determining whether an individual is disabled within the meaning of the aDa, the employer cannot take into account any type of mitigating measures, such as medications, or prosthetic devices. For example, prior to these regulations an employee with a seizure disorder that is completely controlled by medication would likely not have a disability within the meaning of the aDa. now, however, that same employee would be covered. This change alone will dramatically increase the number of employees who are entitled to protections under the aDa.

QueSTIOn: If one of my employees is covered by the aDa, what are my obligations?

anSwer: You need to make sure that your employment decisions are not, and do not appear to be, based upon a protected disability. You may also need to provide some form of assistance to the employee to enable them to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

QueSTIOn: What should I do to make sure that I am compliant with the aDa?

anSwer: You should make sure that you and your supervisors are trained on the new regulations, and have a policy in place for engaging in an interactive process to determine any necessary accommodations.

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ribbon Cuttings and ground Breakings

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office of Stephanie rousseaupAYprotEC Merchant Services 7588 Central Parke Blvd, Suite 116, Mason OH 45040 513.770.0862

anthony and Stephanie rousseau are surrounded by West Chester ß Liberty Chamber alliance ambassadors, in front of The african american Chamber and The Business network representatives as they celebrate their re-Grand opening. The office of Stephanie rousseau specializes in merchant services with their industry leading free credit card terminal program. The expanded office in Mason offers credit card processing for new and existing businesses. They enhanced their service offering with “guaranteed” capital funding and mobile text marketing.

Eli’s Sports Bar and grill4895 Princeton RoadLiberty Twp, OH 45011513.868.3547

Eli’s Sports Bar and Grill is described as “fast casual.” The family-friendly sports bar is family owned by three brothers: Steve, Dave and Mike Westerbeck. They are already known for their 14 types of wing sauces and sporting events on numerous televisions. Liberty Township Trustees joined in the celebration of their grand opening.

BioMed Specialty pharmacy7731 Cox LaneWest Chester, OH 45069513.847.1260

BioMed helps patients and providers navigate the complex therapy challenges that are usually associated with chronic conditions. They simplify the process of providing specialty medications. Eyad alsabbagh (center) celebrates the grand opening with staff and Chamber ambassadors.

geisha Modern Asian Cuisine7691 Voice of America CentreWest Chester, OH 45069513.777.3888

a “fusion” of asian, French and Italian inspired dishes best describes the cuisine at Geisha, Modern asian Cuisine and Lounge. owner Yu Qun Chi (center) says the menu provides healthy choices with a variety of Japanese and French-styled sushi. The West Chester ß Liberty Chamber alliance ambassadors celebrated the opening with a ribbon cutting.

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The celebration of the West Chester ß Liberty Chamber alliance’s 35th anniversary continues as we build momentum with our Campaign for New Members. You can strengthen our organization and help it grow! Vice Board Chair, Karen Mueller of Horan said “The goal of our 2011 building momentum membership campaign is to give everyone the opportunity to bring in businesses they would like to network and do businesses with.” The campaign concludes with our membership drive: June 28. 29. 30. Build your call lists and identify our future members. For more information, please contact the Chamber’s Membership Services Director, Kenni Blache, at 513.777.3600. Thank you.

The May 10th Business Expo was a huge success! There were over 100 booths and tabletops and 1,000+

people visited the exhibits.

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alternative Computer Technology, Inc. Tom Farrell 7908 Cincinnati-Dayton rd., Ste. WWest Chester oH 45069513-755-1957.............................

appearance Plus Dry CleanersLeeann Gentry 5647 Union Centre Drive West Chester oH 45069 513-874-0273.............................

aquatic & Garden Decor Inc. Jim Sparnall 9390 Cincinnati-Columbus rd., Cincinnati oH 45241 513-777-1744.............................

arnold Consulting Group rich arnold7143 Foxview Dr. Cincinnati oH 45230 513-324-2255.............................

Bravo Cucina Italiana Matthew Schmidt 9436 Waterdront Dr. West Chester oH 45069 513-759-9398.............................

Butler County recorder Danny n. Crank 130 High Street Hamilton oH 45011 513-887-3192.............................

Butler County Visitors Bureau Mark Hecquet 8750 Union Centre Blvd. West Chester oH 45069 513-860-4194.............................

Cincinnati Pool Management Gary Toner 10160 International Blvd. Cincinnati oH 45246 513-777-1444.............................

Designers Group Inc.Marc Cole9844 Crescent Park Dr. West Chester oH 45069 513-829-4221.............................

Donatos Pizza- regional office Lindsey Myers 4055 Executive Park Drive Ste #100Cincinnati oH 45241 513-554-3900.............................

Focused Capitol Solutions, LLCGeorge Glover 425 Walnut Street, Suite 1800 Cincinnati oH 45202 513-357-9486.............................

Friends of John Boehner Sean Finnerty 7908 Cincinnati-Dayton rd, Suite I West Chester oH 45069 513-779-5400.............................

G & J Pepsi Cola of Hamilton Chris Lusk2580 Bobmeyer road Hamilton oH 45015 513-785-4480.............................

Hr Partners Darlene Mack 8062 Hickory Hill Lane Cincinnati oH 45241 513-675-8350.............................

Kumon Math & reading Center Carrie Kuhlmann 8202 Highland Pointe Dr. West Chester oH 45069 513-777-0888.............................

Liberty Township administrator Dina Minneci 6400 Princeton road Liberty Township oH 45011 513-759-7506.............................

Lierman & Cornwell Co., L.P.a. Jeff Cornwell7182 Liberty Centre Drive, Suite n West Chester oH 45069 513-779-9900.............................

Liz Claiborne, Inc. Debra rainer 8741 Jacquemin Drive West Chester oH 45069 513-712-1408.............................

naMI of Butler County rhonda Benson5963 Boymel Dr. Fairfield oH 45014 513-860-8396.............................

noah’s ark animal Clinic of West Chester Tricia Snyder8675 Cincinnati-Columbus rd. West Chester oH 45069 513-779-6100.............................

officeWestChester, an officeKey location David Myers9100 West Chester Towne Centre Dr, Ste 205 West Chester oH 45069 513-563-3166.............................

Partners in Prime Steve Schnabl 140 ross avenue Hamilton oH 45013 513-867-1998.............................

Phelan Insurance agency, Inc Brent Phelan 6070 West Chester rd West Chester oH 45069 513-874-7490.............................

PrESTIGE Technical Services, Inc. Joan Mears7908 Cincinnati-Dayton road #T West Chester oH 45069 513-779-6800.............................

Primrose School roland Young 8378 Princeton Glendale rd West Chester oH 45069 513-870-0630.............................

Schiff, Kreidler-Shell Insurance Corey Backstrom1 West Fourth Street, Ste. 1300 Cincinnati oH 45202 513-977-3134.............................

SELF/Support to Encourage Low-income FamiliesJeffrey DiverP.o. Box 1322 Hamilton oH 45012 513-868-9300.............................

Sibcy Cline Susanne anton 8794 Eagle ridge West Chester oH 45069 513-519-9455.............................

Superior Technical resources, Inc. Shawn Pierce 9075 Centre Pointe Dr, Ste 260 West Chester oH 45069 513-881-6960.............................

The Circuit Connie Wiedemann 4555 Lake Forest Dr #650 Cincinnati oH 45242 513-563-3524.............................

West Chester nursing & rehabilitation Donna Garza 9117 Cincinnati Columbus rd West Chester oH 45069 513-777-6164.............................

a Kid againMichelle Dunne 8595 Beechmont ave Ste. 301 Cincinnati oH 45255 513-232-5104 non-profit service organization.............................

afidence, Inc Barbara Hogan 516 W. Main St. Mason oH 45040 513-234-5822 Information Technology.............................

CollegeadvantageSherri Ehlers165 Fairfield Court Springboro oH 45066 937-748-1542 non-profit service organization.............................

DirectBuy of Cincinnati Deborah Smith 9035 Meridian Way West Chester oH 45069 513-792-0123 Consumer Buying Service.............................

Firestone Complete auto Care Brian Scaggs 7844 Kingland Dr. West Chester oH 45069 513-755-0558 automobile repairs/Service.............................

Las Copas antonio Jesus 8111 Cincinnati-Dayton rd. West Chester oH 45069 513-755-6418 restaurants/Bars and Grills.............................

Sharp Business Systems of CincinnatiKeith Beaven9075 Centre Pointe Dr. Ste. 400West Chester oH 45069 513-544-0774 office Supplies/Equipment Service & repairs.............................

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butler County board of Commissioners Meeting 9:30am | Commission Chamber, 315 High Street, 2FL, Hamilton

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sixty-second Connect 12-1pm | West Chester ß Liberty Chamber alliance offices, lower level”

West Chester township trustees6pm | Township Hall, 9113 Cincinnati-Dayton rd

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butler County board of Commissioners Meeting 9:30am | Commission Chamber, 315 High Street, 2FL, Hamilton

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liberty township trustees 6pm | Liberty Township administrative Bldg., 6400 Princeton rd

butler County board of Commissioners Meeting 9:30am | Commission Chamber, 315 High Street, 2FL, Hamilton

ambassadors’ Meeting 11:30am | WC Liberty Chamber alliance offices, lower level

Members Monthly luncheon 11:30am | Wingate by Wyndham, 7500 Tylers Place Blvd, W Chester 45069”

West Chester township trustees6pm | Township Hall, 9113 Cincinnati-Dayton rd

butler County board of Commissioners Meeting 9:30am | Commission Chamber, 315 High Street, 2FL, Hamilton

liberty township trustees 6pm | Liberty Township administration Building, 6400 Princeton rd

butler County board of Commissioners Meeting 9:30am | Commission Chamber, 315 High Street, 2FL, Hamilton

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butler County board of Commissioners Meeting 9:30am | Commission Chamber, 315 High Street, 2FL, Hamilton

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breakfast briefing 7:30-9am | West Chester ß Liberty Chamber alliance offices, lower level”

butler County board of Commissioners Meeting 9:30am | Commission Chamber, 315 High Street, 2FL, Hamilton

lunch & lecture sponsored by Mercy hospital fairfield 11:30-1:30pm | Heritage Club, 6690 Heritage Club Drive, Mason 45040

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JunE CALEnDAr oF EVEntS3rd Women for Women Kemba Credit union, 8-9:30am

14th Monthly Member Luncheon Wingate by Wyndham, 11:30am-1:30pm

15th Business After Hours Homearama (rSVp information in June VoiCE), 5-7pm

23rd Breakfast Briefing Chamber offices, lower level, 7:30-11am

28th Sixty-Second Connect Chamber offices, lower level, 12-1pm