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March 2011


									                                            SALEM UPDATE

                                                                   CHAMBER REVERSE RAFFLE
                     March                                          TO BE HELD APRIL 28, 2011
                     2011                                Frank Zamarelli, Chairman of the Chamber’s annual lottery
                                                         event announces that tickets for the Reverse Raffle are hot off
                                            the press and ready for purchase by Chamber members and by friends of
                                            the Chamber. Buying a ticket not only supports the Chamber, it gives you
IMPORTANT DATES IN MARCH                    a wonderful buffet dinner to enjoy at the Salem Golf Club, and the chance
      Thursday, March 3, 2011               to win prize money! Here are the 2011 prize breakdowns:
  Salem Retail & Business Association
        8:30 a.m. @ Chamber                    1st, 50th, 100th & 150th ticket drawn wins $100.00
      Thursday, March 3, 2011                  Every 20th ticket drawn wins $50.00
  Salem International Festival Meeting         The last 3rd and 2nd ticket drawn wins $500.00
         9:30 a.m. @ Chamber                   LAST TICKET DRAWN WINS $1,000!
       Friday, March 11, 2011                  Ticket holders DO NOT need to be present to win!
  Board of Directors/Strategic Planning
           Noon @ Chamber                       Traditionally, a hospitality time featuring hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar
     Wednesday, March, 16, 2011             has been offered to all ticketholders and their guests. We would like to
   Columbiana County Chambers Mtg.          invite you to be a sponsor in hosting and sharing in the hospitality. The
    Noon @ Lisbon Chamber Office            cost is $100.00 and the Chamber can bill you for the amount. A “thank
       Wednesday, March 16, 2011            you image display” will be created where all sponsors will be thanked by
           Business After Hours             the Chamber the night of the event. Also the sponsor’s name will be listed
5:00 to 7:00 @ Huntington Ins./Huntington
       Bank, 542 E. State St., Salem
                                            in the Reverse Raffle program. We hope you will be able to participate as
                                            a supporter of this fun-filled evening.
       Friday, March 18, 2011
                                                Please call Tammy at the Chamber office @ 330-337-3473 if you are
       Safety Council Meeting
   Noon @ Salem Community Center            interested in purchasing a ticket or sponsoring the event. The Salem
                                            Chamber appreciates your continued support and patronage.
      Wednesday, March 23, 2011
          Partners of Progress
                                                Many thanks to Frank and committee members, Jack Howells, Gina
       2:00 p.m. @ the Chamber              Dermotta, Carl Romeo, Bruce Williams, and Mary Winch Korff for
                                            their enthusiasm in planning this year’s event, as well as their hard work
      Wednesday, March 23, 2011
    Beautification Committee Meeting        selling the Reverse Raffle tickets!
          4:00 p.m. @ Chamber
       Thursday, March 24, 2011                                   STEVE FABER & FRANK ZAMARELLI
      Executive Committee Meeting                               ARE CHOSEN AS CO-CHAIRMEN OF THE
          8:15 am. @ Chamber                                    2011 SALEM INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL
                                                          Steve Faber of the Salem Parks Dept./Salem Memorial
                                                          Building, and Frank Zamarelli of Salem Computer Center
       St. Patrick's Day is an                            have been chosen to lead this year’s Salem International Festi-
      enchanted time -- a day to            val and they are ready to begin making plans for a great festival! The 2011
     begin transforming winter's            festival scheduled for Friday & Saturday, August 12th & 13th will fea-
    dreams into summer's magic.             ture great entertainment including ethnic musical groups, a magician/
                                            ventriloquist, delicious international food vendors, children’s games and
    HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY!                activities, the Grande Parade, and much, much more! There will definitely
                                            be something for everyone at the 2011 Salem International Festival.
                                            Watch your newsletter for more details.
                      NETWORKING EVENTS                                      NEWS FROM THE SALEM AREA
    President’s        TO BE HELD BY THE                                              SAFETY COUNCIL
    Club News
                         PRESIDENT’S CLUB                                   March’s Safety Council meeting will be
                                                           held Friday, March 18th @ Noon @ the Salem Com-
    Two Business After Hours have been scheduled for       munity Center. Heather Young, Executive Director of
the months of March and April. Huntington Insurance/       the Salem Community Center will speak on "Wellness
Huntington Bank will host their annual St. Patrick’s       in the Workplace". The cost of the luncheon is $12.00
Day Business After Hours on Wednesday, March 16th.         per person and can paid by cash or check. RESERVA-
(See Insert).                                              TIONS ARE REQUIRED and can be made by calling
    Habitat for Humanity of Northern Columbiana            Tammy @ the Chamber @ 330-337-3473.
County will host a Business After Hours at the Habitat         Occupational, safety, health and ergonomics courses
ReStore on Monday, April 11th. A reminder for              are being offered by the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Com-
April’s Business After Hours will be inserted in April’s   pensation Division of Safety and Hygiene at the Youngs-
newsletter.                                                town Service Office. The division offers courses at no
    Circle the dates! Don’t miss out on the opportunity    extra cost to Ohio employers with active workers’ com-
to get to know your fellow Chamber members, meet new       pensation policies. The upcoming training sessions in
business clients, and also enjoy delicious refreshments!   March are:
                                                               March 9th: Controlling Costs through Claims Man-
                                                               agement (All Day Session)
             Welcome New Members:                              March 15th: Lockout/Tagout and Safety Related
  Please welcome the following new members who                 Work Practices (Half Day Session)
  recently joined the Chamber by investing in the eco-         March 16th: Construction Safety Elements (OSHA
  nomic growth of Salem through the many activities,           10 Hour - Two Day Session)
  programs, and benefits of the Chamber:                       All classes are conducted at the Ohio BWC Service
                                                           Office in downtown Youngstown in the Voinovich Gov-
              DENTAL HEALTH GROUP                          ernment Center located at 242 Federal Plaza West.
                1410 East State Street                     Parking is free. Contact David Contstantino @ 330-301-
                 Salem, Ohio 44460                         5825 for more information, or you can enroll online @
                  Amanda Mayhew                                The Ohio Safety Congress & Expo 2011 is scheduled
                                                           for March 29th to March 31st at the Greater Columbus
                  BETTY BROTHERS                           Convention Center. Join 6,000 safety-minded individu-
                   Salem City Auditor                      als at Ohio’s largest and most established occupational
                    231 S. Broadway                        safety and health event.
                   Salem, Ohio 44460                           Your competition will be there, and here’s why you
                     330-332-4241                          should, too: There’s no cost to register and attend, as you
                                                           can select from 150 educational sessions, earn free CEUs
                                                           for accreditation and BWC discount programs, and
                     SALEM RETAIL & BUSINESS               streamline your product purchases at the Expo Market-
                         ASSOCIATION NEWS                  place. You will also discover solutions to real-life safety
                 Steven Rouse of Salem Area Websites       scenarios, and avoid out-of-state travel expenses. Fewer
                 recently announced he was stepping        injuries mean lower workers’ compensation costs.
down as President of Salem Retail & Business Associa-          Safety Congress will help attendees: Your company
tion due to the growth of his business. Steven plans on    can prevent workplace injuries and illnesses, reduce
staying involved with the SRBA. Thank you and best         workers’ compensation claim costs, meet training needs,
wishes Steven! Janet Keene of Lyle Printing and            and you can shop for products in a single location.
Publishing Company was asked to take over as acting            BWC designed Safety Congress for: Company own-
President of the Salem Retail & Business Association.      ers, presidents and chief executive officers, safety health
Janet has some wonderful ideas and SRBA welcomes           and risk managers, human resource directors, safety offi-
the opportunity to work with Janet. Congratulations and    cers and consultants, loss prevention and control manag-
good luck Janet!                                           ers, health care and wellness personnel, paralegals and
    Plans are underway for the annual Easter Open          attorneys, ergonomists, and industrial hygienists.
House that will be held on Saturday, April 9th. More           For more information go to and click
details will be available in April’s newsletter.           Safety Congress or call 1-800-Ohiobwc.
         THANKS FOR PROMPT PAYMENT!                                                COMMUNITY CALENDAR
    A special thanks to those members of the Salem                            OF EVENTS NOW AVAILABLE ON
Area Chamber of Commerce who have responded with                                   THE CHAMBER WEBSITE
quick payment of their 2011 Member Investment. As a                                   & SALEMOHIO.COM
volunteer, not-for-profit corporation, the Chamber relies     The Community Calendar of Events is now available on
on the goodwill of its members to pay their dues in a         the Salem Chamber website and at
timely fashion. We appreciate this show of support by         Many thanks to Steven Rouse and Melissia Hartman of
our membership.                                               Salem Area Websites for designing the calendar and for
    It is through the cooperation of our membership that      entering all of the data received from the clubs and or-
we are able to provide ongoing programs designed to           ganizations that were in attendance at the January 26th
meet the needs and interests of our business community.       Partners of Progress planning session. The clubs and
As always, we encourage our members to take an active         organizations that attended the event received a user
role in this organization and to support all aspects of the   name and password in order to enter their events as they
Chamber and its programming efforts.                          become available. If you were unable to attend the
    If your business has not paid for 2011, please re-        event and would like to be able to enter your informa-
member that Member Investments can be paid with a             tion, please contact Salem Area Websites owner, Steven
credit card. The Salem Chamber will accept payments           Rouse @ for a user
via MasterCard or Visa. Please call Tammy @ 330-337           name and password. The Calendar of Events makes it
-3473 for more information.                                   easy for individuals to check the highlighted dates and
    Remember…..we serve as the only non-profit busi-          details of upcoming events.
ness organization in Salem working full-time for our
community and the surrounding area. We VALUE                                       SALEM BEAUTIFICATION
YOUR MEMBERSHIP and we want to be sure that you                                    COMMITTEE ANNOUNCES
benefit from it.                                                                   SPRING CLEAN-UP DAY &
                                                                                        ANNUAL MEETING
          MEMBERSHIP ADVANTAGES:                                               The Beautification Committee’s annual
   Aligning yourself with other business people who are                        organizational meeting will be held on
   working for a better community while promoting corpo-                       Wednesday, March 23rd @ 4:00 p.m.
   rate citizenship                                           @ the Chamber. If you would like to continue serving
   Involving yourself with Chamber activities adding visi-
                                                              on the committee from last year, please contact Tammy
   bility to your business
   Networking and promoting your business at Chamber          @ the Chamber. Everyone is welcome to attend the
   functions                                                  meeting and help out with this committee!
   Taking part as a volunteer committee member, and help-          The committee’s annual “Clean-Up” Day is sched-
   ing develop strong partnerships within the community       uled for Saturday, April 2nd @ 9:00 a.m. Please meet
   Tackling problems facing your business with the Cham-      at the Chamber. Remember to bring your brooms, work
   ber as your advocate                                       gloves, leaf blowers, etc. Don’t forget to label all your
                                                              personal items. Garbage bags will be provided. Wear
             MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS:                             your Salem Beautification Committee tee shirts.
   Taking advantage of the numerous marketing opportuni-           The Salem Beautification Committee is excited to
   ties offered by the Chamber, (ie: Newsletter ads, Event    announce that they will offer their “Adopt a Planter”
   ads, Salem News “Chamber Page” ads, Newsletter inserts     project for 2011. (See insert).
   Participating in Salem Chamber’s Anthem Blue Cross &
   Blue Shield discounted health care plan
   Becoming a member of the Salem Area Safety Council
   program co-sponsored by the Bureau of Workers’ Com-
                                                                                     SALEM CARE CENTER!
   pensation                                                                     Congratulations to Salem Chamber
   Listing your website link on the Salem Area Chamber’s                    member Salem Care Center on the open-
   websites and also at                            ing of their new private suites. A large                           crowd was in attendance for their Open House held on
   Providing hundreds of dollars of savings through the       February 22nd to view the beautifully renovated suites.
   Workers’ Compensation Group Rating Plans via Benefit       Salem Care Center is a premier short and long term
   Management or Careworks Consultants                        skilled care facility. Congratulations to Ari Schwartz
                                                              and the members of his staff! For more information visit
   Again, we sincerely appreciate your financial com-         their website @ or call 330-
mitment. Many thanks for your generous support!               332-1588.
                                         HAPPENINGS AROUND SALEM
                                                               M arch 2 011
                  SALEM KIWANIS & ROTARY                                                SALEM PRESERVATION SOCIETY &
                 SALEM COMMUNITY CENTER                                          SALEM CITY SCHOOL BOARD OF EDUCATION
                      "FAT TUESDAY"                                              REILLY PROJECT INFORMATIONAL SEMINAR
                     Tuesday, March 8, 2011                                                   Thursday, March 10th - 7:00 p.m.
             Salem Community Center -5:00 to 7:00 p.m.                            Salem High School Cafeteria, 1200 E. Sixth St., Salem
             Admission: $10.00 - Kids 12 and Under $2:00                       The Reilly Project is a public (SBOE)/private (SPS) partner-
          Featuring Food Vendors, and Salem Celebrity Chefs                    ship to restore and remedy the areas surrounding Reilly
                   "Feed the Food Pantries of Salem"                           Field that were compromised during the last restoration.
Tickets can be purchased at the Salem Community Center or from a               David Sommers (SHS ‘67), architect, will present drawings
Kiwanian or Rotarian. Tickets are Limited.
                                                                               and answer all questions concerning The Reilly Pro-
                                                                               ject...Phase One. This includes rebuilding the Reilly Sta-
                                                                               dium north wall, adding a ticket booth, (replica of original)
                                                                               new wrought iron gates, fencing, and more. Please join us!
                                                                               Your input is necessary and needed to make this community
              Thursday, March 10th - 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
                                                                               -wide project succeed! For more information on this project
       Sterling House of Salem, 1916 S. Lincoln Ave., Salem
                                                                               please feel free to contact Karen Carter @ 330-398-8848.
Tom Sawyer from the Eye Site Center, Cleveland will be the speaker for
the Low Vision Support Group’s March meeting. He will have a large
selection of assistive devices, magnifiers, and low vision viewers to dem-                SALEM MEMORIAL BUILDING
onstrate how to improve your vision and help you remain independent at                      ANNUAL SPRING BAZAAR
home. The support group meets monthly on the second Thursday from                      Friday, March 11th - 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
1:00 to 2:00 p.m. to provide information useful to anyone who is blind or             Saturday, March 12th - 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
has low vision and is free and open to the public. Call Kimberly Bland at          Salem Memorial Building, 785 East State St., Salem
330-337-9096 for more information.                                             Seasonal items, gifts, arts and crafts will be for sale, as well as
                                                                               bake sales and a Chinese Auction. Lunch will be served on Fri-
                                                                               day, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and on Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 1:30
                 KENT STATE UNIVERSITY                                         p.m. New vendors can call 330-332-5512.
                   INFORMATION NIGHT
                Thursday, March 10th - 6:00 p.m.                                   SALEM COMMUNITY THEATRE PRESENTS
     Kent State University Salem, 2491 State Route 45, Salem                                 "MURDER ON THE NILE"
Receive admissions assistance, gather financial aid information, explore                  March 25, 26, April 1, 2 @ 8:00 p.m.
scholarship opportunities, meet faculty, tour the campus and facilities, and                 March 27, April 3 @ 2:00 p.m.
apply for free. To reserve your place, call 330-332-036.                        For more information call the box office @ 330-332-9688.

                                                                               LEADERSHIP COLUMBIANA COUNTY PRESENTS:
                                                                                  "A TASTE OF ITALY" SPAGHETTI DINNER
                  KENT STATE UNIVERSITY                                               Sunday, March 27th - Noon to 3:30 p.m.
               ATTEND COLLEGE FOR FREE                                             Columbiana County Career & Technical Center
                 Thursday, March 10th - 7:00 p.m.                                            9364 State Route 45, Lisbon
         Kent State University, 2491 State Route 45, Salem                         Adults - $7.00/Children - $5.00 (Under 4 - Free)
Find out how to be a college student while still in high school. Learn how     All you can eat spaghetti & meatballs, chicken fettuccini alfredo,
to take advantage of free tuition, gain independence and new friends at a      salad, garlic bread, beverage and strawberry shortcake. (Carry out
close and convenient location. Call 330-332-0361 to reserve your spot.         available). Your meal expertly prepared by the students of the
Space is limited. This event is open to all area high school students and      CCCTC Culinary Careers program. A silent auction, and 50/50
their parents. It is sponsored by Kent State University at Salem and Kent      raffle will also be offered. Proceeds benefit the Community Ac-
State University at East Liverpool.                                            tion Agency and Way Station. For ticket information contact 2011
                                                                               Leadership Columbiana County members Gina McQuillan @ 330-
                                                                               332-9946, or Anita McCuen @ 330-420-6497.

                                                     ATTENTION CHAMBER MEMBERS!
                     If you have an event you would like to advertise on the Happenings Around Salem page,
                        please call Tammy @ 330-337-3473 or e-mail @
                                      SALEM CHAMBER REGIONAL RESOURCE PAGE
                 Each month the Regional Resource Page will contain important information and/or dates on upcom-
                 ing events that will be of interest to our Chamber members. Featured this month is Ohio Legislative
                 and Government contact information.

                                                STATE OFFICIALS
GOVERNOR                                 LT. GOVERNOR                           AUDITOR OF STATE
John Kasich                              Mary Taylor                            Dave Yost
Riffle Center                            Riffle Center, 30th Floor              88 East Broad Street
77 South High Street                     77 South High Street                   Columbus, Ohio 43215
Columbus, Ohio 43215-6117                Columbus, Ohio 43215-6117              614-466-4514/Toll Free 800-828-0370
614-466-3555                             614-466-3396

ATTORNEY GENERAL                         SECRETARY OF STATE                     TREASURER OF STATE
Mike DeWine                              Jon Husted                             Josh Mandel
30 E. Broad St. 17th Floor               180 E. Broad St., 16th Floor           30 E. Broad Street, 9th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215                     Columbus, Ohio 43215                   Columbus, Ohio 43215-3461
614-466-4986/Toll Free 800-282-0515      614-466-2655/Toll Free 877-767-6446    614-466-2160/Toll Free 800-228-1102
Regional Office:                                                                Regional Office:
242 Federal Plaza , Suite 302                                                   242 Federal Plaza, Suite 304
Youngstown, Ohio 44503                                                          Youngstown, Ohio 44503
330-797-9900/Toll Free 800-443-9271                                             330-793-5492

                                                   OHIO SENATE

Capri S. Cafaro                          Joe Schiavoni                          Jason Wilson
32nd District                            33rd District                          30th District
Trumbull & Ashtabula Counties            Mahoning, Carroll & portions of        Belmont, Columbiana, Harrison,
Statehouse                               Stark & Tuscarawas Counties            Jefferson & (part) Tuscarawas Counties
Room 303                                 Statehouse                             Statehouse
Columbus, Ohio 43215                     Room 052                               Room 050
614-466-7182                             Columbus, Ohio 43215                   Columbus, Ohio 43215
                                         614-466-8285                           614-466-6508

                                   OHIO HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Craig Newbold                            Ronald Gerberry                        Robert Hagan
District 1- Columbiana County            District 59-Mahoning County            District 60-Mahoning County
77 S. High Street, 13th Floor            77 S. High Street, 10th Floor          77 S. High Street, 10th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215-6111                Columbus, Ohio 46215-6111              Columbus, Ohio 43215-6111
614-466-8022                             614-466-6107                           614-466-9435
Mark D. Okey                             Casey Kozlowski                        Tom Letson
District 61-Mahoning County              District 99-Trumbull County            District 64-Trumbull County
77 S. High Street, 10th Floor            77 S. High Street, 13th Floor          77 S. High Street, 11th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215-6111                Columbus, Ohio 43215-6111              Columbus, Ohio 43215-6111
614-466-1464                             614-466-1405                           614-466-5358
Sean O’Brien                             UNITED STATES REPRESENTATIVES
District 65– Trumbull County             Congressman Bill Johnson               Congressman Tim Ryan
77 S. High Street, 11th Floor            District Office: Marietta              District Office: Youngstown
Columbus, Ohio 43215-6111                258 Front Street                       241 West Federal St.
614-466-3488                             Marietta, Ohio 45750                   Youngstown, Ohio 44503
                                         740-376-0886                           330-740-0193
                                         Washington DC Office:                  Washington DC Office:
                                         317 Cannon HOB                         1421 Longworth House Office Bldg.
                                         Washington, DC 20515                   Washington, DC 20515
                                         202-225-5705                           202-225-5261
         The President’s Club
                 of the
 Salem Area Chamber of Commerce
Cordially Invites You and Your Friends

         St. Patrick’s Day
      Business After Hours
             Hosted By:
     Huntington Insurance/
        Huntington Bank
 542 East State Street, Salem, Ohio

    Wednesday, March 16, 2011
      5:00 p.m. –7:00 p.m.

            Network with Fellow Chamber
                Members & Guests

              Enjoy Delicious Appetizers
                    & Beverages

            Be sure to "Put on Your Green"
                   and Join the Fun!

        Needs your Help
              For our
       Downtown Spring Clean-up

           April 2 (Saturday)
             9 am - Noon
          Meet @ the Chamber

                leaf blowers
                weed wackers

       Label all personal garden items!

        Call: Chamber of Commerce
We’ve Got More Help For You
                    Eric Farkas
                     Eric Farkas is the new, full time sales associate
                     for Salem Area Websites.
                     Eric is available to help new or existing customers
                     by email, phone, or in person.
                     He can also get your Chamber profile up to date
                     and that’s FREE!
                     Contact Eric today!
                   330 337 3254

       Ask how we can help get you on Channel 9!

            Our office is right downtown in the Chamber building.
D on’ ..    We are available to help by phone or in person.
Fo rge      We can make the smallest to the largest websites.
            We also offer video, DVD and multimedia services.

                      Salem Area Websites
                      713 E State St · Salem, OH · 44460
                      phone: 330 337 3254

The Salem Beautification Committee is excited to announce that the
public will once again have the opportunity to purchase flowers for
the downtown flower containers through the Adopt a Planter pro-
gram. We welcome any individual, family, group or organization.

The S.B.C. will get the flowers and plant them in May. A marker will
be placed in each planter with the donor’s name. The donor may also
add in honor or in memory of an organization or loved one.

                   Small planters          $15.00
                   Tall planters           $20.00
                   Large planters          $30.00

      To participate call Tammy @ the Chamber (330-337-3473)

Make checks payable to: Salem Area Chamber of Commerce, S.B.C.

              You can drop off your check or mail
              Salem Area Chamber of Commerce
                          713 E. State St.
                         Salem, OH 44460

    Thank you for supporting the Salem Beautification Committee
            "Planting pride……….city wide" is our goal!
           Elaine Rousseau & Karen L. Carter, Co-chairmen

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