Chamber Members,
I had once heard that if you stand outside in the cold on New Year's Day (or New Year's eve) and snap your fingers loudly, AND that if you do it again the following year, the memory of that happening a year ago will seem like a "snap" of the fingers. I haven't tried it, but maybe I will this year. Can it be that 2021 is nearly at an end already? We still have a month to go but I'm sure that December will be a busy month given all the holiday parties, family gatherings, with many taking time off between Christmas and New Year's. I'm sure a "bowl game" of some sort will take place and a turkey or two will be eaten. Hopefully my Chicago Bears will have taken care of the Lions too. As a none-so-subtle reminder, please remember to register for our Holiday spectacular with information below. 🙂
By the time you read this, I will be in Hemet, California working with the Hemet/San Jacinto Valley Chamber of Commerce. What was that? Did you hear that right? Well...yes and no. You see the context for which you read a sentence like the last one dictates the surprise on your face! First of all, to put your mind at ease, I'm not leaving Colerain anytime in the near future. However, what is happening is a job shadow opportunity where I will get to work with my counter-part in suburban Los Angeles for a week (through Dec. 3rd), and then in February (yes when it's still cold) she will be coming to Cincinnati to learn more about our chamber success here in Colerain. I will be working to help them and vis versa.
My hope is to learn more about their diversity and inclusion efforts so that we can do better in this area. I anticipate working with their other local chambers of commerce to see how they "play nicely together" and learn from their various member programs. The HSJV chamber is also about 2 1/2 times our size and therefore it will give me a chance to vision-cast where we might be in the coming years as our membership increases across NW Ohio. Finally, as with all things that make us better individuals and communities, keeping an open mind to new ideas especially from a leader in a different part of the country, is a wonderful opportunity to grow professionally.
Finally, I'm proud to say that we were awarded the small chamber of the year award by our peers at the CCEO (Chamber of Commerce Executives of Ohio) conference in Columbus a couple of weeks ago. Citing our efforts with the Team Up to Green Up initiative, programing and growth initiatives during COVID, and partnerships that have improved the community through a cause-based approach seem to have set us on the cutting edge of chambers across Ohio.  Very few can say that they've had the growth that we've experienced, and my hope is that you as members have enjoyed the journey.
We have a long way to go having recently passed our 7th anniversary as a chamber. However, it is not a destination we are looking at reaching, but rather a wild, prosperous and fun-filled trip along the way. As always, if you know someone who would benefit from joining this organization, be sure to tell them and/or tell me. In the meantime, enjoy the holiday season and we'll hope to see you at an event soon.
Merry Christmas!


Dave Moravec


The Colerain Chamber of Commerce membership is quite diverse bringing together local businesses, non-profit organizations, schools, and governmental bodies. Please share this with your team and others interested in looking for involvement in the community.  

Give Back Cincinnati began in December 2000 with a small group of friends that wanted to give back to their community. Since their first event, that small group of friends has grown to over 3,000 members who annually donate thousands of volunteer hours to Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. Give Back Cincinnati continues to provide young professionals with an outlet where they can have fun, meet people and give back to their community all at the same time.
Colerain Chamber of Commerce Wins Chamber of the Year!

The Colerain Chamber is proud to announce that we were recognized at the CCEO conference as the chamber of the year for small chambers (under 600 members)!

Our Team Up to Green Up initiative as well as our dynamic approach & growth during the COVID period were a few of the efforts and accomplishments highlighted.

Many thanks to the continued support from our leadership, board members, sponsors, and members in creating such an outstanding organization!

More event details are listed below in the Chamber Happenings section.
Colerain Chamber Holiday Party! Are you ready to celebrate another successful year?

December 16 | 5:30-8:30pm
Willow Event Center

Join us for Holiday merriment at our LARGEST gathering of the year as we come together and celebrate another successful year!

Join us for a FREE fun night of holiday cheer in appreciation of all our fabulous members!
Soft drinks, appetizers, activities, and cash bar! Your first 2 drinks are on us! (3 if you register by Friday, December 10th)
Nate's Toy Box Continues to
Collect Toys for Children

Nate’s Toy Box was first organized in 2006 in memory of Nate Schroeder who was killed in an automobile accident October 16, 2005. This is the sixteenth year we are collecting toys in Nate’s memory and the toys will be distributed locally to children of families in the Northwest Local School District area identified by the district and SON Ministries food pantry as those with the most need.

Nate’s Toy Box is supported by SON Ministries, Side by Side Ministries, Clippard Family YMCA, many churches and businesses in the area and Northwest Local School District as well as hundreds of individuals. In 2020, 286 families and 785 children were served.

After having to change collection in 2020, they are once again collecting toys and items for children. These items can be brought to any toy drop-off location around the community by Wednesday, December 8, 2021. Items being collected this year are:

        1) New toys (up to $35 and unwrapped) (no stuffed animals, please)
           2) Family Board Games
           3) Card Games and Puzzles
           4) Books (new or gently used for infants through teenagers)
           5) $15 Gift Cards to local restaurants (McDonalds, Chick-Fil-A, Subway, etc.)
           6) Cash donations (for purchase of above items)

Thank you for helping to make Christmas special for so many local families.

Vinoklet Winery New Year's Eve Party Tickets Now On Sale!

Every year Vinoklet winery throws a fantastic party for New Year’s Eve! Wine, Beer, Dancing, & Music by DJ Dave King. 21 and over. Please drink responsibly.

To read more about the party and to purchase tickets, CLICK HERE!

Don't forget to pick up your stocking stuffers!

They've got the perfect sized samples of your favorite wines. 
Telhio Credit Union Celebrates Grand Opening at New Beckett Ridge Location
Congratulations to Chamber member, Telhio Credit Union on the grand opening of their newest location in West Chester on November 29th!

Located at 8249 Market Place Drive, West Chester, OH 45069.
Team Up To Green Up Launches New Video Series
With help from fellow Chamber member, Waycross Community Media, Team Up To Green Up has launched a series of videos explaining the program and how it directly effects our local community!

Make sure to head to our Facebook and Instagram pages over the next several weeks for new additions!

In the meantime, here's Colerain Township Administrator, Geoff Milz, giving some insight on the program: What is Team Up To Green Up Colerain? Clean, Green, and Prosperous!
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 30 | 4:45PM - 6:30PM

Buffalo Wild Wings
3660 Stone Creek Blvd, Cincinnati, OH 45251

The Emerging Leaders of Colerain (generally 21-40 yr old demographic) will be hosting a networking event for the next three months at the Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant at Stone Creek (off Colerain Avenue). 

If you are a young professional, looking to connect with other like-minded leaders in the community, this is your chance to do so. For more information, check out our links below

“Emerging Leaders of Colerain fosters the young entrepreneurial spirit by offering opportunities for networking, mentorship, education, and leadership development. We strive to challenge each other with our diverse perspectives while working together to bring growth to the surrounding Colerain business community.”

Come out and make a new friend and business connection, have some laughs and learn more about this dynamic group. Feel free to bring a friend or coworker as a way to introduce them to the group. 

Upcoming Dates:
Tuesday November 30, 2021
Tuesday, December 28, 2021
Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Storming Crab
9595 Colerain Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45251

The Sales Summit concept brings together sales professionals from the business to business (B2B) and business to consumer (B2C) marketplaces to look at sales from a human to human perspective (H2H).

Chamber member and leading sales trainer, Tim Rohling will be our guest speaker on the topic of Future-Proofing businesses. Future-Proofing refers to a business's ability to accelerate growth by building proactive growth processes and preventing reactive and ineffective activities that keep them from achieving a higher level of success. The benefits of future-proofing include; Sustained Sales Growth, Increased Market Presence, Employee Engagement & Retention, Team Alignment, as well as Effective & Respected Growth Leadership.

Join us for our our luncheon presentation during this month's Sales Summit! December's event will be held in person at (Storming Crab - Northgate Mall) beginning with networking at 11:30am and lunch at noon.

Led by chamber member Scott Marston (Cincinnati Benefits Solution) and chamber president Dave Moravec, this monthly gathering gives salespeople the opportunity to learn from one another, share leads, and further the profession of sales.

FREE to Chamber Members and invited non-chamber member guests!

Clovernook Country Club
2035 W. Galbraith Road Cincinnati, OH 45239

FREE! For female Colerain Chamber members and their female employees. Lunch costs are picked up individually.

We're sharing our experiences and talking about topics that affect working women. This month, author, and recycling/composting expert Michelle Balz (Hamilton County Recycling & Solid waste) will be joined by our own Patti Moravec as guest speakers discussing the practicalities around recycling and composting at home.

Please RSVP to the Colerain Chamber by Monday December 13th so we know you're joining.

New and Prospective Chamber Members are always welcome, so bring along someone that you think could benefit from being a Chamber member!

Wilow Event Center
7881 Colerain Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45239

Join us for Holiday merriment at our LARGEST gathering of the year as we come together and celebrate another successful year!
Come celebrate the Holidays with your Colerain Chamber co-workers & friends!

Join us for a FREE fun night of holiday cheer in appreciation of all our fabulous members!
Soft drinks, appetizers, activities, and cash bar! Your first 2 drinks are on us! (3 if you register by Friday, December 10th)
Not sure what to wear? Like to win extra prizes? Don your best ugly sweater and join the fun! There will be several categories to our ugly sweater contest as well as a bonus for participation!
Is this your first year? Not sure what to expect? Just come and bring your smiles! Only the committee knows exactly what activities you get to do…part of the fun is in the surprise. (Just like Christmas morning!!!)
Register by December 10th and receive an additional drink on us!

New Format & Award Selection Process
Amazing food, drink and fun at Pebble Creek Golf Course

Since we were unable to host our annual awards dinner in 2020, we will be gathering together as a chamber to CELEBRATE the best
and brightest of the Colerain Chamber membership from 2021!

Business of the Year 
Business Leader of the Year
New Business - Rising Star of the Year
Community Impact Award
Beautification and Community Investment Award
Colerain Student of the Year
Colerain Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame Inductee


Sponsorship Opportunities Available!

PLATINUM SPONSOR - $5,000 – 8 complementary event tickets and much more!
GOLD SPONSOR - $3,000 – 6 complementary event tickets and much more!
SILVER SPONSOR - $1250 – 4 complementary event tickets and much more!
DESSERT / BAR SPONSOR - $1000 – 2 complementary event tickets and much more
SUPPORT SPONSOR - $500 – 2 complementary event tickets

For more details about sponsorships, please contact Dave Moravec directly.


Are you involved in a TEAMS group yet?
Do you know what it TEAMS stands for?
(Together Everyone Achieves More Support)

Using our Support-Connect-Celebrate foundational Core Focus, each team will have a different personality, meeting pace, and participation experience based on the leadership of that group and its participants.

Participating in chamber events as a small group is greatly encouraged. If you have been contacted but have not responded, this is a great time to do so. Please contact the chamber office if you have any questions about how to plug in.

Again, a special thanks to the 20+ leaders who have stepped up as volunteers to make this an integral part of our chamber community.

Businesses across the Colerain community face unprecedented challenges from cash-flow to workforce, expansion plans & facilities management to sales hurdles. Do these business challenges keep you awake or increase your anxiety? Sometimes wouldn't you just like to have a professional to talk you through the options or provide some guidance? But where do you turn?

The Growth Forum is made up of progressive minded consultants looking to help you and your business in a variety of ways. There will be additional forums in various settings including Happy Hour environments like the November 11th event listed below. The Growth Forum will be leading the topics for the January and March Third Thursday events. Be sure to watch for opportunities to plug-in as 2022 approaches. Relevant topics and high energy engagements for the purpose of helping you sustaining a growth path will be abundant.
If you are interested in more information, contact Dave Moravec who can provide additional details and schedule the time with the appropriate individuals from the Growth Forum.
November 18- Third Thursday at Game On

Third Thursdays are a great opportunity for socializing and networking with fellow Colerain Chamber Members.

Did you miss this one? There may be anywhere from 30-50 (or more!) Chamber Members at our next event!

Don't forget to invite your full-time staff; this is a great chance to share some FREE perks!

Click HERE for more photos!
November 11- Happy Hour with a Twist

Who doesn't like a wonderful happy hour with a twist? In this case, we mixed a whole lot of networking with a cocktail or two, and stirred in a pinch of education about workforce law and adding a dash of education about how to identify workforce culture challenges before they actually arrive.

Special thanks to our hosts and sponsors, Dinsmore & Shohl and ScrogginsGrear.

Click HERE for more photos!
Join Us For Our Next Events and Don't Miss Out!


Volunteer to preserve beautification and maintain cleanliness on a Colerain Township street or block by picking up litter.

Attractive, maintained neighborhoods are littered less and research shows they are usually safer and more attractive for new businesses and new residents.

We have 60 segments of commercial roads identified in the Adopt-a-Block program and 16 people/organizations have already signed up, some have signed up for multiple sections of roads!

Special thanks to the following for getting this off the ground:

Rumpke Waste & Recycling
Minuteman Press
Wyler Honda
Blust Motors
White Oak Gardens
Compton Recycling
Aurinia-Acer Partners
Total Quality Childcare
Colerain Fire Department
Resident - Stephanie Wright

Did you know that simply by planting trees, you can help reduce air + noise pollution, reduce heat, reduce traffic, and help beautify your community!

Chamber program, Team Up to Green Up helps do just that. Your donation can make a huge impact on our program and can help elevate our community!

We have set a goal of $10,000 to be donated by the end of calendar year 2021!

With just 50 donations of as little as $200, we can make this goal a reality!

A special thank you to Rumpke for starting off this campaign with a generous $1000.00 donation to the Street Trees program!

As many of you know, higher energy costs exist especially with natural gas on the rise. The Colerain Chamber of Commerce through its partnership with Community Energy Advisors can help you save $$$, however you need to take action to compare.

We will be sending out a direct email blast in the coming days with additional details, but as a reminder, all that is required is a copy of your previous bill in order to make a quick comparison.

If you would like to obtain a free quote to see how much you can save on your electricity and natural gas, contact CEA today with a copy of your most recent bill to compare

Contact: Ken Piechowiak

We are excited to announce a new program in partnership with Cincinnati Bell.

If you do not already have commercial internet service provider and are interested in learning more, please reach out to Dave Moravec directly or contact Ryan Hart with Cincinnati Bell.

Be sure to reference the Colerain Chamber when making your inquiry. 

Contact: Ryan Hart

These are just a few of MANY benefits avaialble to you as a Colerain Chamber member!

Get your business name and visibility out there as soon as possible! We are specifically looking for businesses that can:

CONNECT: Provide a quality networking experience with a safe and business friendly atmosphere
CELEBRATE: Encourage business participation through promotion
SUPPORT: Model the Colerain Chamber of Commerce initiatives

BE IN THE KNOW! Keep up to date on all things Chamber! Better yet,Send us links, promotions, photos and local events in a timely manner, and let the Chamber promote for your business!


Do you have promotional items that you'd like to share with new and prospective members?

As you may know, we put together packets on a regular basis and we are currently in need of more items.

Please provide 25-50-100 items that will go into our promotional bag. Contact Debi or Dave directly and they can stop by to pick them up or connect with you.
President Level Sustaining Sponsor
Network Level Sustaining Sponsors
Team Level Sustaining Sponsors
The Colerain Chamber of Commerce has chosen to work directly with Trifecta Marketing Services in an effort to raise awareness and visibility of our programs. We look forward to your feedback on our newsletter format, content, and overall approach!
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