April 2016 | Issue 13
Colerain Chamber of Commerce Newsletter
Greetings from the President
We've got lots of exciting news this month!  Our Hometown Hero Gala honoring Buddy LaRosa was a sold-out success, and I've heard nothing but enthusiastic comments from all who attended. See photos below and on our website. Thank you to all the sponsors, donors, volunteers, and guests - especially Buddy, Michael and Mark LaRosa and our celebrity emcee Seg Dennison.
Coming up on Thursday, May 12 is our annual Golf Outing to support student scholarships. Invite your friends and associates to join you for a great day of golf while you help local high school seniors get scholarships for college. Be sure to register by May 6th.
On Thursday, May 19, we're introducing a NEW program for Colerain Chamber Members:  Third Thursday Networking! This informal get-together happens on the Third Thursday of the month, and supplements our regular monthly events. Third Thursday Networking provides a free "drop-in" opportunity for Chamber Members to connect. Stop by Buffalo Wild Wings in Stone Creek on Thursday, May 19 between 5 - 6 p.m.

Our Next Event: Thursday, May 12, 10:30 a.m.
Join us for this fun annual golf outing to support the student scholarship endowment fund!

Enjoy the day at beautiful Pebble Creek Golf Course, with a shotgun start at 10:30 a.m. Food & beverage carts will be available all day.

Invite your friends and associates! This golf outing is open to the public, and Colerain Chamber members pay discounted fees. Sign-up your foursome today!

Sponsorships are also available, and are an excellent way to build awareness of your business or organization. Be a Lunch Sponsor for $200 or a Cart Sponsor for only $150. Hole sponsorships are also available for $100 each.

Have fun while you help raise money to support scholarships for local high school students!

Advance registration is required. Sign-up your foursome by May 6.

 Major sponsors for this event are LCNB National Bank and Rumpke

Our NEW EVENT: Thursday, May 19, 5-6 p.m.
All Colerain Chamber Members are invited to get together for informal networking and socializing every Third Thursday of the month!

This informal gathering at a different Chamber Member location each month (except those months when another Chamber program is scheduled on the third Thursday) supplements our regular monthly events. Third Thursday Networking provides a free "drop in" opportunity for Chamber Members to connect with each other!

There may be 2 or 20 Members on any particular Third Thursday, but you're encouraged to drop by to check it out. Be sure to let the location manager know you're there with the Colerain Chamber! 
New Members
Please welcome the following new members:

Enjoy more pictures from the Chick-Fil-A grand opening on our website
Member Deals
All Colerain Chamber Members can get a FREE Termite Inspection and 15% off an initial pest control service! Contact 1 STOP Pest Control.

Spring clean, stock-up, and save BIG this month!
Photos from Recent Events
The Insider Info Breakfast on March 17.

 The Hometown Hero Gala VIP Reception on April 7.


The Hometown Hero Gala Dinner and Awards Presentation on April 7.


Check out this video of the Hometown Hero event. Special thanks to Waycross Media for putting it together.


Member News
Dan Meloy, Colerain's Director of Public Safety, asks Colerain Township residents and businesses to answer a one-question Community Health Assessment being conducted by Hamilton County Public Health. Your answers will be anonymous as part of an overall Township assessment. Click here to take the survey.

Energy Alliances, one of our Chamber's major sponsors, has named Sydney Faxon Trout as their new CEO and owner. Read more.  

Inland Real Estate Corporation is now IRC Retail Centers. Read more.

Police Chaplain James Love is planning a dinner for the Colerain police officers and their spouses, and requests your help. Learn more.

The West Side Sports Breakfast to benefit scouting activities is Friday, May 6 at Wunderland. The featured speaker is Andy Dalton, quarterback of the Cincinnati Bengals. Register now to attend or sponsor.

Wunderland announces two special events: Mother's Day Brunch on Sunday, May 8 and a   Super Hero Breakfast on Saturday, May 14.

Triple Creek Retirement Community is having a Villa Open House on Saturday, April 30. Learn more.

Do you have something newsworthy? Send us your updates!

News You Need: Google Update in May
Starting in May, Google will be testing websites to measure whether they are mobile-friendly. This test will affect your Google search ranking! Click here to find out more about the test and what you should do.  
From Hunter Consulting: Safe Use of Respirators
Learn about the OSHA requirements concerning the selection and use of respirators. Read the article here.
Thank you to our President Level Sponsors