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        News and Information for the Business Community of Huber Heights, Ohio

FREE Emergency Notification System
Did you know that businesses & residents can register with the Huber Heights
Code RED Emergency Notification System? By registering you will receive
emergency notifications from Police, Fire, Public Works, and even from the
                                                National Weather Service. This
                                                FREE service is at no cost to
                                                you. Register today and take
                                                advantage of this emergency
                                                notification tool designed to
                                                notify you at work, home or on                             New Map
                                                your cell phone. Go to www.           The 2011 Huber Heights maps have arrived! Stop by our office
                                                hhoh.org and click on the Police      or contact us at 233-5700 and we will drop them off to you. For
                                                Division. Then go to the bottom       your convenience we have also placed the map on our website
left hand side of the page and click on the Code RED icon. In an emergency            at www.huberheightschamber.com.
situation every minute counts!



                     RIBBON CUTTING                                                              MONCO Enterprises
On June 24th the chamber hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony at Bella Capelli
Salon located at 5122 Brandt Pike. Mayor Ron Fisher was our special guest               MONCO Enterprises is a not-for-profit organization
who assisted in the ribbon cutting. Owners, Kathy Wetzel and Peggy Tuite both           administered by the Montgomery County Board of
dreamed of owning their own salon. After years of building their clientele they         Developmental Disabilities Services and has been in business
decided to join forces and open Bella Capelli together. Those in attendance             since 1970. MONCO Enterprises is committed to providing
commented on the beautiful salon and great addition to the neighborhood. Thank          your business with the highest quality services including;
                                                      you to the following who          employment opportunities, work training, job placement
                                                      attended the ceremony; Josh       services, and employment support for individuals with
                                                      Sullenberger- HH Ymca,            developmental disabilities though the following divisions:
                                                      Trisha Reents- City of            • Employment Services - Through MONCO’s Employment
                                                      Huber Heights, Council              Services Division the staff helps individuals explore
                                                      Member Jan Vargo, Coun-             different types of jobs and skills needed to obtain and
                                                      cil Member Tyler Starline,          maintain jobs on the job site. Monco provides support in
                                                      Cindy Edwards- HH                   the following areas:
                                                      Ymca, Melissa McGhee-                        Career Exploration            Job Search Process
                                                      Weisenborn Insurance,                        Interviewing Skills           Travel Training
                                                      Brian Wetzel, Denise                         Applications/Resumes          Dressing for Success
                                                      Kirchner and Cecilia Fox                     Job Coaching
                                                                  from the Huber        • Contract Packaging and Assembly Services- Facility based
                                                                  Heights                work at the Kuntz facility includes light hand assembly,
                                                                  Courier. Mark          sorting, packaging, and collating.
                                                                  your calendars        • Food Services offering catering, box lunches, special events
                                                                  for Thursday,          and holiday meals
                                                                  September 15.         • Second Shelf Thrift Store
                                                                  Kathy & Peggy         • Second Street Market Craft and Gifts
                                                                  from Bella            • Pets and People Dog Treats
                                                                  Capelli will host     • Secure Document Destruction and Scanning
                                                                  a Business After      • Vending Services
                                                                  Hours from
                                                                  5:00 -7:00 p.m.
                                                                                                                           Next Meeting will be on
                                                                                                                                 August 11

                                                                                                                  Guest Speaker: Lyn Hogrefe,
                                                                                                                           Happy Hormone Cottage
   July’s WINGS meeting was held at the
   Heights Café located at 6178 Chambers-                                                                         Location: Celebrations II
   burg Road. Attendees enjoyed a relaxing                                                                             7615 Poe Avenue (Across from Mr. Lees)
   lunch while networking. The Heights Café                                                                       Time: Lunch is ready at 11:30 a.m. and the
   offers a variety of sandwiches, salads and                                                                           meeting starts at 12 noon and we are
   breakfast is served all day. They have one
                                                                                                                        finished at 1:00
   of the largest coffee, cappuccino and fro-
   zen drink menus around as well as home-                                                                        Cost:      $16 per person for members,
   made pies, cinnamon rolls and desserts. If                                                                                $25 per person for mon-members
   you’re looking for a place to have a meet-
   ing, breakfast or lunch try the Heights                                                                            Please RSVP by Tuesday, August 9 before
   Café and don’t forget to try the frozen hot                                                                       noon to the Chamber office at 233-5700 or
   chocolate. Our next WINGS meeting will                                                                                       kathyb@hubercc.com
   be held on August, 11 at Celebrations II.                                                                      Cancellation Policy: We accept reservations
   Our guest speaker is Lyn Hogrefe from                                                                          for Chamber WINGS until noon on the Tuesday
   the Happy Hormone Cottage.                                                                                     prior to the meeting. This date represents a
                                                                                                                  guarantee from the Chamber to the event
                                                                                                                  facility and caterer concerning payment and
                                                                                                                  commitment, no exceptions. Cancellations
                                                                                                                  AFTER that time will be invoiced.




                                                        Business After Hours
 On June 28th the Rehabilitation and Nursing Center at Spring Creek               activities and amenities.
 located at 5440 Charlesgate Road hosted the Business After Hours event.          During the After Hours guests enjoyed a wonderful array of food pre-
 This facility has also been awarded the Five-Star Quality Rating by the          pared by Spring Creek’s nutrition staff which included wings, meatballs,
 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). “A designation of              fruit and vegetable trays and a chocolate fountain. Thank you to the
 five stars indicates that our center is                                                                                           following members who
 well above average when compared                                                                                                  attended the event; Todd
 to other nursing facilities,” says Eric                                                                                           Emery-Emery Com-
 Ball, Administrator at The Rehabili-                                                                                              munications, Melissa
 tation and Nursing Center at Spring                                                                                               McGhee-Weisenborn
 Creek. “This ranking is a testament                                                                                               Insurance, Melissa
 to our outstanding level of care                                                                                                  Cutcher-BBB,Linda
 and the expertise of our dedicated                                                                                                Sommerville-Employ-
 staff.” The Five-Star rating system                                                                                               ment Plus, Jim Poe-
 helps health care consumers, family                                                                                               APLUSGOLD, Ken
 members and caregivers easily com-                                                                                                White-APLUSGOLD,
 pare the quality and performance of                                                                                               and Huber Heights City
 nursing and rehabilitation centers                                                                                                Council Members Tyler
 across the United States. Ratings                                                                                                 Starline and Jan Vargo.
 are determined from three sources                                                                                                 Congratulations to Melis-
 of data: annual health inspections;                                                                                               sa McGhee and Melissa
 staffing levels; and quality measures. Only 10 percent of nursing and re-        Cutcher for winning the floral arrangement and gift basket provided by
 habilitation centers nationwide achieve the Five-Star ranking, the highest       the Rehabilitation and Nursing Center at Spring Creek. Mark your calen-
 available from the CMS. Their 99 bed facility has a skilled nursing center       dars for Wednesday, August 24. The Business After hours will be hosted
 which offers long-term care and seven-day-a-week sub-acute rehabilita-           by the Chamber of Commerce located at 4756 Fishburg Road. Please
 tion programs. The center features a skilled staff, leading-edge clinical ser-   bring a non-perishable food item to be donated to the Huber Heights FISH
 vices tailored to patients’ individual needs, and a variety of contemporary      Food Pantry as well as plenty of business cards for exchange.



                                            Dayton-Area Wealthiest Zip Codes
According to the DBJ and based on median household income, the following top 5 zip codes have the wealthiest income in the Greater Dayton area;
1. 45066        Springboro       Warren County           $93,598       4. 45430         Beavercreek       Greene County              $79,521
2. 45434        Beavercreek      Green County            $87,445       5. 45305         Bellbrook         Greene County              $79,287
3. 45458        Centerville      Montgomery County       $80,037
    CountyCorp wins OHFA 2011 Spirit of Homeownership Excellence Award
Jim Martone, VP, and Adam Blake, Housing Development Manager, received an award from
David Goodman, Chairman of the Board of the Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA). In
celebration of National Homeownership Month, OHFA awarded CountyCorp with the 2011
Spirit of Homeownership Excellence Award. This award honors programs across the afford-
able housing industry that demonstrates innovation and excellence. The winner was chosen
based on many factors including uniqueness, geographical reach, ability to be replicated and
coordination with local, state and federal partners. County Corp won the award for their NSP
project, which purchases foreclosed and abandoned houses, totally renovates them into beau-
tiful, green low-maintenance homes that are then sold to qualified buyers. Congratulations
Adam and everyone at County Corp for this wonderful award.



                                              Huber Heights Aquatic Center
On June 29th, Mayor Fisher, Members of Council, Montgomery County             dents overwhelmingly indicated a need for an aquatic center. Dudley also
Commissioner Judy Dodge and the Huber Heights Parks & Recreation              said the support of the Mayor, City Council and city staff, the YMCA and
Board Chair Tracy Dudley celebrated the ground breaking for the Huber         the development partners has made this project possible.
Heights Aquatic Facility and                                                                                                     City Council member
Recreation Complex which                                                                                                         Tyler Starline stated
will be located just North                                                                                                       that the funding of
West of the Huber Heights                                                                                                        the Aquatic and
YMCA. The Mayor thanked                                                                                                          Recreation Center is
Council Member Mark                                                                                                              possible because the
Campbell for his help with                                                                                                       City is using TIF (Tax
this project as well as Steve                                                                                                    Increment Financing)
Stanley and his staff from                                                                                                       dollars. Starline also
the Montgomery County                                                                                                            recognized Huber
Transportation Improvement                                                                                                       Heights City Schools
District, Brandstetter Carroll,                                                                                                  for their cooperation
DEC Investment Group, in-                                                                                                        and positive work-
cluding Bill Jump and George                                                                                                     ing relationship the
Jenkins and project manager Ken Conaway, of 201 Corridor Manage-              city and schools have with each other. HHCS Superintendent William
ment, LLC.                                                                    Kirby spoke about the aquatic center being a positive for the youth in our
Parks and Recreation Board Chair Tracy Dudley introduced board mem-           community. Mayor Fisher estimates the project to cost around $6 million
bers from her committee and said that in two community surveys, resi-         using the TIF funds with no increase in taxes.


                                  Social Media Branding-Best in Moderation
  According to the Dayton Business Journal, Social media branding can help promote consumer activity ... if done in moderation. A report by ROI
  Research found that consumers who follow a brand on sites like Facebook or Twitter are more likely to purchase brand products. However, most users
  wanted only sporadic social media communication from brands, with 40 percent favoring communication once or twice per month.
  Forty-six percent of those users who follow a brand on Twitter said they were more loyal to that brand, while 34 percent of brand followers on Face-
  book claimed to be more loyal to brands. Of those consumers, 40 percent indicated they only wanted to interact with brands once or twice per month
  via social networking. The business community has begun to embrace social media sites such as Facebook for marketing and networking. Several of
  our Chamber members have Facebook pages including; The BBB, Weisenborn Insurance, Emery Communications, Holiday Inn Express &
  Suites, Cadillac Jacks and the HH Police Department.




                 DP&L and the Dayton Dragons
Did you know this year marks DP&L’s 100th anniversary of providing service to custom-
ers in the Miami Valley. The DP&L Foundation also donates more than $1 million annu-
ally to a variety of civic, cultural and youth organizations. For example: Big Brothers/Big
Sisters, Boy and Girl Scouts, Sinclair Community College and ThinkTV. Courtesy of
DP&L, the Huber Heights Chamber of Commerce Vice President, Howard Updyke and
his wife Karen recently enjoyed an evening at the Dayton Dragons game along with sev-
eral other local Chambers of Commerce.
                                                                                         2011 Calendar of Events
                                                        Aug 7                                           Sept 8                                                 October 31
                                                        Open House/Ribbon Cutting                       Chamber WINGS                                          Beggars Night
                                                        Huber Emergency Center                          Texas Roadhouse, Merily Way                            City of Huber Heights
                                                        1pm-4pm                                         Mark Bruns, Huber Heights PD                           6-8pm



    2011
                                                        Aug 11                                          Personal Safety                                        November 3
                                                        Chamber WINGS                                   Noon                                                   Business Expo
                                                        Celebrations II                                 Sept 15                                                Huber Heights Athletic Foundation
                                                        Lyn Hogrefe,                                    Business After Hours                                   5-7pm
 HHCC Board of Directors                                Happy Hormone Cottage                           Bella Capelli Salon                                    November 10
                                                        Noon                                            5pm-7pm                                                Chamber WINGS
President
Josh Sullenberger                                       Aug 18                                          Sept 28                                                Old Glory Sweet Shoppe
Executive Director Huber Heights YMCA                   Ribbon Cutting                                  Breakfast Briefing Series                              No Speaker.- Networking
Vice President                                          Aarons                                          Infintech                                              Noon
Howard Updyke                                           4470 Brandt Pike                                “Credit Card Processing 101”                           Nov 29
Owner, Updyke Custom Homes                              10am                                            7:30am-9am                                             Tree Lighting
                                                        Aug 24                                          Carriage Hill Farm                                     Huber Center
Treasurer
Gary Swords                                             Chamber Open House                              October 6                                              6pm
Breidenbach & Swords                                    Bring canned goods, non-perishable              Business After Hours                                   Tree Decorating Contest 27-29
                                                        items to donate to FISH Food Pantry             Emery Communications                                   December 8
Secretary
Claudia Scarborough                                     5pm-7pm                                         5pm-7pm                                                Chamber WINGS
Manager, FirstDay Federal Credit Union, Huber Heights   Aug 31                                          Chamber Office                                         Sinclair’s Huber Heights
                                                        Chamber Golf Outing                             October 13                                             Learning Center
Interim Exective Director
Pat Stephens                                            Sugar Isle Golf Course                          Chamber WINGS                                          Speaker TBA
Huber Heights Chamber of Commerce                       8:00 Registration                               Celebrations II                                        Noon
                                                        9:00 Tee Off                                    Kathy Faulks, Images Unlimited
Jeff Blair
Buckeye Business Solutions
                                                                                                        Noon
Steve Bowser
Bowser-Morner                                           This calendar is also available at our web site along with a list of members and links to their web sites. wwwhuberheightschamber.com
Heather Coyle

                                                              Call or visit today!
Wright-Patt Credit Union
Karen Davis
CTIS Stirgwolt & Associates
Todd Emery
                                                                                                                                                   Nurses • Therapy Services
Emery Communications, Inc.
Emily Christian
                                                                      236.0040                                                                       Home Health Aides
(Liaison) City of Huber Heights                                    6325 Brandt Pike                                                                Medicare / Medicaid Certified
                                                                                                                                                             (937) 853-0271
John Klemack (Liaison) WPAFB
Melissa McGhee                                                                                                                                          ohiohomehealthcare.com
Weisenborn Insurance                                    Member FDIC                                                                      5050 Nebraska Ave., Suite 5, Huber Heights, OH 45424

Ellen Poelking
General Manager, Poelking-Marian Family Center




                                                                      WAYSIDE
Trisha Reents
(Liaison) City of Huber Heights                                                                                                                      Our Promise  
Jack Schaadt                                                                                                                                         is Always  
Owner, Prestige Printing
Steve Siegel                                                           C   C     OLLISION ENTERS                                                     a Guarantee
Administrator, CFO of Ohio Home Health Care
Linda D. Sommerville
Manager, Employment Plus
                                                                       6000 Executive Blvd. in Huber Heights                                        233-3182
Pam Whited
Manager, United Water




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                                                                                                                                          Credit Union
                                                                                                                                                                Summer
                                                                                                                                                                  Loan Special   Huber Heights Service Center
                                                                                                                                         Call, stop in or apply on-line today!       Becky McGuire, Manager
                                                                                                                                                                                          2933 Harshman Road, Dayton
                                                                                                                                                 www.u1cu.org                                         937-235-0303
                                                                   Want to have your business highlighted in the Chamber “ Contact”?
                                                                 If so, contact the Chamber office at 233-5700 or kathyb@hubercc.com



                                                               Cadillac Jack’s
                                   Cadillac Jack’s located at 7720 Old Troy Pike is locally owned and operated. They opened in January of 1994
                                   and have been a member of the Huber Heights Chamber of Commerce for the past 16 years and an active com-
                                   munity supporter. Cadillac Jacks opens daily at 11:00am with lunch specials Monday through Friday starting
                                   at $4.25. Besides daily specials, Cadillac Jacks is also known for their evening promotions. Monday night .40
                                   cent wing special (dine in only). Tuesday night features $2.50 Margaritas & little beers. Their Wednesday
                                   night specials are a 16oz. “Pounder Special” & $1.75 Budweiser. Karaoke and $2.25 tall bud draft night is on
                                   Thursday night. Cadillac Jacks has Happy Hour every Monday through Friday 11-7 with $1.50 domestics from
                                   5:00-7:00pm. Enjoy their DJ on Saturday or draft specials on Sunday while watching the game. There is some-
                                   thing for everyone at Cadillac Jacks including: Pool table, darts, Buzztime trivia, Keno, bar top games, and even
                                   Cornhole on their outside covered deck.
                                   After 16 years as General Manager, Marty Zinkiewicz is going into semi-retirement but feels comfortable pass-
                                   ing some of his duties on to his employees. Most of his staff are from Huber Heights and have worked there for
                                   several years. They know the community and have a friendly rapport with the customers. Marty calls Cadillac
                                   Jacks “a real neighborhood bar.”




                         Local Bob Evans named Restaurant of the Year
  The Huber Heights Bob Evans Restaurant was chosen as one of Bob Evans Restaurants of the Year. There are a total of 563 Bob Evans
  Restaurants. The Huber Heights restaurant was the only location in Ohio to win this award. The other awards went to 3 Bob Evans Res-
  taurants located in Florida. This is the second time the Huber Heights Bob Evans has won this award. The first award was in 2009. Steve
  Shafer, Regional Vice President of Operations, introduced local general manager Jeff Spang as one of the best general managers in the
  country. He also stated that the management team of Assistant GM Bryan Tibbetts and Assistant Managers Clarissa Izor and Jennifer
  Pequignot were one of the best management teams in the country. Mr. Spang received a personal recognition award and 100 shares of
  Bob Evans stock. Team members employed for the past 6 months at the Huber Heights location also received a $100 bill. Congratula-
  tions to the Huber Heights Bob Evans Restaurants for this outstanding award and recognition.




                                               Engaging Your Employees
According to a 2010 Gallup report, 71% of employees are disengaged, up 4% from the previous year. As leaders we are constantly measuring and evalu-
ating business performance and looking for ways to improve production or cut spending. One area where very little attention has been given is employee
engagement.
However, there is a one-word, cost-effective solution for bolstering employee commitment: connecting. Connecting is good for individuals and for busi-
ness. It’s a little dated, yet back in the late 1990s, Sears discovered that a 5% increase in employee satisfaction produced a 1.3% positive bump in customer
satisfaction, yielding a 0.5% increase in revenue growth.
All work gets done by and through people, so connecting with them should be high on a leader’s priority list, right alongside strategizing, budgeting and
planning the next acquisition. Try one (or more) of these five ways to build a more meaningful association:
1. Be honest with yourself and with others, and own up to your mistakes. We’ve all made mistakes. Leadership development author John Baldoni
offers a helpful nugget for handling these situations: “Demonstrate through words and passion that you have done what you think is best. At the same
time, do not be defensive. Act with honest confidence, even when you admit mistakes.”
2. Be generous with your time. Don’t get caught in the trap of thinking you’re too busy to meet people for coffee, chat for a few minutes after a meeting
or take in the occasional networking event. People want affiliation, so be the one who gives it to them.
3. Take some advice from Tony Schwartz, president of the Energy Project, and view the world through “a reverse lens.” Of course, we want to
get the sales report to the boss as soon as we can; yet when a colleague drops in unexpectedly, think of it as an opportunity to engage and influence rather
than as an interruption.
4. Champion and/or adopt others’ ideas. Being open-minded and practicing reciprocity belong on every leader’s playlist. If you want people to play in
your sandbox, you must play in theirs from time to time.
5. Be an information and connection broker. Share information (what you can), introduce people, make recommendations, pass along the names of
articles and books, etc. Being viewed as a subject matter expert or the “go-to” person for ideas boosts both personal and professional connections.
Make it a practice to connect at least once a day and avoid becoming out of touch and short-sighted by focusing only on short-term tactical situations.
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                         BWC Step 10: Recordkeeping & Data Analysis
Like any successful program, what is measured gets done; this applies to effective safety
management as well. One of the major problems in getting support for the safety program
is lack of communication on the effectiveness of the program. Results oriented data such
as workers’ compensation cost, injury frequency, rates and trends need to be reviewed
evaluated and communicated regularly. Supervisors and employees need to know what is
going on, they are interested and usually want the company to be successful. Performance
targets should be established and communicated to all management and hourly employees.
For more information visit www.huberheightschamber.com and click on Step 10 under the
BWC link.

Practice Safe Lifting and Save Your Back
According to Gary W. Hanson, President of American Safety and Health Management
Consultants, Inc., Lifting is an important part of our job duties. While it is a required part
of the job, we do not need to suffer injuries as a result. Back injuries can be very painful
and can be difficult to heal. The vast majority of back injuries can be prevented. Back
injuries are caused by a number of factors. The following is a list of the most common:
          • Over exertion over a period of time
          • Lifting more weight than you’re physically capable of handling
          • Lifting in an awkward position
          • Lifting objects too far away from your body
          • Twisting while lifting or carrying a heavy object
          • Trying to lift objects too high into the air or trying to lift down objects from overhead
          • Hurrying and not taking time to plan your lift
          • Failure to maintain proper muscle tone and strength
          • The natural aging process & the gradual reduction in physical capabilities also contribute

				
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