Chamber Members,
One of our chamber members recently said to me, "Dave, the best part of the Colerain Chamber of Commerce newsletter is your opening letter with your random ramblings." At the time, I wasn't sure whether to take it as a compliment or not, but knowing where it came from and that my oration isn't always the finest, it was clear that I had created a "Raving Fan". This particular member as well as many of you have recommended another business to the chamber in the hopes that they too will see some benefit associated with their involvement. For that we are truly thankful.
To that end, we continue to raise the bar both on the awareness side of our marketing efforts which we hope you've taken notice of (Instagram, increased FB postings, enhanced newsletter & email communication, etc.) as well as the quality programs, opportunities, and benefits that come with chamber membership. Cincinnati Bell was recently added to our ancillary benefits program and we continue to look at other improvements to help you save in your operational budget.
As we wind down the year, it really appears that we are ramping up. In years past and in other organizations, November & December were oftentimes when we looked back at the year, assessed our results and began planning for the following year. While we are in fact taking stock in our approach and tweaking some things, I look at the calendar of events and think to myself, "Wow! Look at that!". The Thursday networking events continue to grow in popularity, our holiday party which will be held December 16th at Willow Event Center should be nothing short of amazing, and I am flat out excited to be involved in my first Colerain Chamber Awards Dinner which will be February 17th at Pebble Creek. You will be seeing more about the revamped Awards Dinner as we look for community leadership nominees, sponsors for the event, and participation.
In closing my "random ramblings" this month, I would like to say that I am so proud of the efforts made by the 200 or so volunteers that came out in support of Community Giveback Day. We are raising the bar in our community, one notch at a time by picking up waste in the streets, contributing to neighborhood beautification, and helping those in need when they aren't able to help themselves. It is an effort that gives our community pride a "shot in the arm" but as you look closer at our Team Up to Green Up initiative, know that it is NOT about one-time effort, but a mindset shift that says, we too can make a difference each and every day by lifting up our community to make it a better place to live and work.
As always, be sure to register for our upcoming events listed below and tell someone else about our chamber of commerce. If you share our story with a business friend, a colleague at work that might benefit, or that business you support that is not involved, you may be changing their life forever. If you've gotten this far in my message, ask me sometime about our most recent chamber member addition, and I'll share details that will amaze you.
Be well. Stay safe. 


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.  

Envision Children is dedicated to providing enrichment and tutoring for children of all academic levels to make certain that they meet and exceed daily academic standards in all subject areas. Envision Children's mission is to engage students in real life learning where students see how their education benefits them through interactive and fun educational activities.
Kroger Launches New Fresh Cart Icon

"The “Fresh Cart” icon is the embodiment of our brand’s purpose and promise to feed the human spirit by making fresh food accessible to all. The Fresh Cart combines two core Kroger Family equities, innovation and fresh, into one. The shopping cart is a symbol that has become synonymous with the grocery experience."- Kroger

To read more about the brand's evolution, CLICK HERE!

Have a Safe and Happy Halloween!

Colerain Township Trick or Treat hours will be Sunday, October 31, 2021 from 6-8 PM in Colerain Township!

Please remember to use caution when you are out driving Halloween night. Little ghosts & goblins are quick, and don't always remember to look both ways before running into the street!

SideBySide's Winter Coat Drive
Begins November 1st

SideBySide will be using their book bins for the collection of gently used or new winter jackets to help keep our neighbors in need warm this winter.

Additional donations of gloves, mittens, scarves and children’s coats are also in need. Items are provided to our Fall Feast guests at our event held in the Duke Energy Convention Center on Thanksgiving Day, November 25th.

Fall Feast is a FREE holiday meal and celebration hosted by Give Back Cincinnati and Crossroads Church at the Duke Energy Convention Center from 11am to 2pm on Thanksgiving Day. Doors open at 9am. Please make plans to join!

For more information about this event, to help through a donation, or to volunteer please go to

Donation may be found at the following locations:
Boxes: Invictus Church on Cheviot
       Abundant Life on Hyannis

Bins: Thrivent (4055 Executive Center,#400, Cinc. 45241)
     White Oak Garden Center
      Northwest Local School District office (Banning)
      Red Squirrel 
      Pebble Creek
      Visiting Angels
      Clippard YMCA
      buds (3575 W. Kemper)
      Sibcy Cline Northwest
      Colerain Senior Center
      Green Township Senior Center
      New Hope Community Church (off North Bend)
      Northwest Community Church (Cheviot Rd)

Nate's Toy Box 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.

Election Day is Tuesday, November 2nd!

Colerain Township Trustee Election Forum
This election forum was broadcast to help the voters of Colerain Township connect to the Township Trustee candidates on their ballots and was co-hosted by Chamber President, Dave Moravec. Video by Waycross Community Media
October Caregiver of the Month
Pam E.
Visiting Angels Announces October Caregiver of the Month
Congratulations Visiting Angels October Caregiver of the Month, Pam E.

"Pam has been with us for almost 5 years, and this gal is such a special "Angel"! Our clients love her caring spirit and professionalism. Pam is willing to help out with cases that pop up unexpectedly over weekends which is a huge stress reliever to our schedulers. She loves to spend time with her grandchildren in her free time, going to the parks, taking walks, and even studying on Facetime with them!

Pam says she likes being a caregiver because taking care of people is her passion. She loves to hear about her clients' lives, interests, and all stories. Pam also says she believes in what Visiting Angels can provide for seniors and the compassion she witnesses from the company's owner, Mike S. She is so proud to be working for him and what Visiting Angels represents.

Red Squirrel
8227 Colerain Avenue, 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. 

New Chamber Members are always welcome, so come on over and join us! Prospective new members may attend lunch once as a guest before joining the Chamber. 

Please RSVP to the Colerain Chamber by Monday November 8th 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!
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10 | 12:00PM (noon) - 1:00PM

Storming Crab
9595 Colerain Ave, 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).

This month's Sales Summit luncheon (everyone has to eat, right?) will be held in person at the Storming Crab Restaurant beginning with networking at 11:30am and lunch at noon.

Led by chamber members Mark Moser (First Financial) and Scott Marston (Cincinnati Benefits Solution), 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!
Sponsored By:

Who doesn't like a wonderful happy hour with a twist? In this case, we will be mixing a whole lot of networking with a cocktail or two, stirring 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.

Sponsored and hosted by the law firm of Dinsmore & Shohl as well as workforce leader and CPA firm ScrogginsGrear, this will prove to be a must attend event for all levels of leadership in your organization. 

We anticipate about a 30 minute program which will prove to be more exciting than that time-share presentation you avoided, plus you'll get to rub elbows with the best and brightest across Colerain.


Game On
5880 Cheviot Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45247

All Colerain Chamber Members are invited to get together for Third Thursday Networking on November 18th from 5-7pm at Game On!

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

Third Thursday Networking is a drop-in event, so just stop by between 5 - 7:00pm. There may be anywhere from 30-50 (or more!) Chamber Members there, and you're welcome to arrive and leave at your own convenience. 

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

Wilow Event Center
7881 Colerain Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45239

Networking, Business Connections, and Holiday Cheer!

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

FREE to Chamber members! 2 drink tickets (plus soft drinks and water) and appetizers will be provided!


Sponsorship Opportunities Available!

Stay tuned for more details.

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. 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.
October 9- 5th Annual Colerain Township Community GIve-Back Day

Chamber members and Township residents volunteered to help neighbors with basic home maintenance and repairs.

We were joined by PWC, Colerain Township Fire & EMS, Colerain Police Department, Colerain Township Administration and Public Works, Colerain Chamber of Commerce and employees of Colerain Township businesses, Colerain and Northwest High Schools, Faith-based groups, and the residents of the Colerain Township Community, along with families and friends!!!

SPECIAL THANKS to the Board of Hamilton County Commissioners for their support of this initiative!

Click HERE for more photos!
October 21- Third Thursday

Colerain Chamber Members joined together this month for networking and socializing, and FUN at Pebble Creek Golf Course.

Make plans to join us for our next Third Thursday (11/18) at Game On and find out what you're missing!
OCTOBER 27 - Rumpke Recycling Facility Tour

The tour of the Rumpke recycling facility in St. Bernard was amazing! Approximately 88% of all material entering their facility ends up back in the hands of someone that can use that material.

As a reminder, do not throw your plastic handheld bags in your recycling bins and use your reusable/sustainable grocery bags whenever possible.

A special thanks to Dean Ferrier and Anne Gray from Rumpke for hosting the chamber of commerce members and the Team Up to Green Up leadership. More information is available below in our Team Up to Green Up section.

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!


Chamber Members enjoy discount pricing, time-saving convenience and administrative efficiencies with 401(K) retirement plans available through LongSchaefer Financial Advisors.

Chamber members can get free quotes on a variety of options.
Michael Long
513.245.0300 or


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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