March 2015 - Madison Perry Area Chamber of Commerce

March 2015
February 2015
Newsletter
Fraud Autopsy
Protecting You and Your Business
Let’s Learn from the Mistakes of Others
As a certified fraud examiner and Partner with Skoda Minotti, Frank Suponcic
has worked over 100 forensic cases over his 25 year career in the area of
litigation support. Over that time and during his investigations, he has
encountered and seen a lot. Nothing is more entertaining than listening to,
and learning from, Frank’s first-hand and real life investigations.
On March 27, 2015, Frank will be taking us inside real life forensic cases.
From how the initial fraud was detected, to compiling the case and establishing
how “good” individuals took liberties with company cash through the respective
case’s conclusion. Frank will point out pitfalls to avoid and suggesting fraud
prevention recommendations to consider in an effort to minimize the likelihood
Frank Suponcic, CPA, CFE, CFF
of becoming a fraud victim.
Skoda Minotti
Friday, March 27, 2015 ~ 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Hungarian Culture Club, 633 High Street in Fairport Harbor
Please Join Us!
You may register online at www.painesvilleohchamber.org or by calling our
office at 440-357-7572. RSVP by Tuesday, March 24th
February Lunch Sponsor: Northwest Savings Bank
A proud provider of financial services for more than 118 years, Northwest offers a full line of personal and business
products and services to make banking easy and convenient, including checking and savings accounts, loans and
lines of credit, employee benefits, investment management and insurance.
Solutions for every business. Whether you’re a local retailer or a large corporation, Northwest offers business
solutions to fit your needs.
· Employee Benefits
· Business Checking
· ACH/ Direct Deposit Services*
· Insurance **
· Merchant Services
· Commercial Loans and Lines of Credit*
· Investment and Trust**
· Express Deposit*
· Business Credit Cards**
· Business Debit Cards
Award-Winning Record. In 2014, Northwest was named to the KBW Bank Honor Roll, Forbes Top 50 Most
Trustworthy Financial Companies and by J.D. Power and Associates as Highest in Customer Satisfaction in Retail
Banking in the Mid-Atlantic Region, demonstrating its commitment to building loyalty, trust and value among their
employees, customers, communities and shareholders.
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February Lunch Sponsor:
Northwest Savings Bank
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2015 Madison-Perry Area
Chamber of Commerce
Board of Directors
The following chamber members will serve as the
executive board of the MPACC for a 1 year term
beginning July 1, 2014 thru June 30, 2015.
EXECUTIVE BOARD
Chairman of the Board - Karen Sundy
Perry Economic Development Council
Vice-Chairman of the Board - Nick Rhodes
Asgard Development
Secretary - Mary Peplowski
Madison Pet and Garden
Treasurer - Wayne Jones, CPA
Jones Accounting Group
Committed to Ohio. In December
2014, Northwest announced that it
signed a definitive agreement to
acquire LNB Bancorp Inc., the Lorain,
Ohio-based holding company and
parent of Lorain National Bank. The
two companies expect to complete the
transaction in 2015, which will add 20
branches to Northwest’s footprint
across northern Ohio.
* Subject to credit approval.
2015 Painesville Area Chamber
of Commerce Board of Directors
EXECUTIVE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President - David Komjati
KeyBank
1st Vice President - Allen Weaver
Lake National Bank
Treasurer - David Battles
Jones Battles Group
Past President - Jeffrey Sivyer
The Grove Church
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Sallie Christian
Layton Physical Therapy
**Investments: Not FDIC Insured. Not
Bank Guaranteed. May Lose Value.
Jim Gray
JPG Advisors
BOARD MEMBERS
Rita Camardo
Northwest Savings Bank
Beth Debevc
Debonne Vineyards
Dr. Steven Gajda
Northern Dental Specialist
James Illig
JBI Painting and Powerwashing
Brint Learned
Rabbit Run Community Arts Association
Virginia March
Perry Public Library
Peter Richmond
Richmond & Richmond Insurance
Lorraine Sears
FirstMerit
Lisa Snyder
Midwest Materials
Ame West
West Orchards
LAKE COUNTY CHAMBERS OF
COMMERCE REPS
Nancy Currie
Madison Public Library
Beth Debevc
Debonne Vineyards
Insurance: Not FDIC Insured. Not
Bank Guaranteed. May Lose Value.
Mary Anne Hurley
Hurley State Farm
Not a Bank Deposit. Not Insured by
Any Government Agency.
Lisa Schwentner Joles
Lew’s Reliable Heat & AC
Mary Jo Miller
Bella Donna Salon & Spa
Northwest Savings Bank operates 162
community banking locations in
Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio and
Maryland. Founded in 1896,
Northwest is a full-service financial
institution offering a complete line of
personal and business banking
products including employee benefits,
investment management services,
insurance and trust. Northwest
Bancshares, Inc. is the holding
company of Northwest Savings Bank
and is listed on the NASDAQ Global
Select Market as NWBI. More
information about Northwest can be
found online at
www.northwestsavingsbank.com
STAFF
Alice Cable, President
440-428-3760
[email protected]
Katrina March,Member Relations
[email protected]
MPACC NEWS
Published monthly by Madison-Perry
Area Chamber of Commerce. Questions,
comments and articles should be directed
to: [email protected]
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Thomas Mitchell
The Marshfield Group
Member FDIC
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New Members
On Page 7!
Tracy Montgomery
Goddess Construction
Elias Nunez
Pollutro-Rossley Insurance Agency
Chris Brill Packard
Lake Health
Tony Pochiro
AMP Financial Group/Raymond James
Tom Szabo
A Thomas Image
Joey White
Handouts
LEGAL LIAISON
Neil Conway
Conway Land Title
STAFF
Linda Reed - Executive Director
Kathleen Obrenski - Executive Assistant
Cindy Girdler Bookkeeper
MISSION STATEMENT:
The Painesville Area Chamber of Commerce
shall work together to address businessand
community issues; promote growth and
development to enrich the economic, civic,
social, cultural and environmental well
being of our communities.
Serving:
Concord Township
Fairport Harbor
Grand River
Leroy Township
Painesville City
Painesville Township
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Dine To Donate Day
On Thursday,
March 19th
Lake County
restaurants are
teaming up with
United Way of
Lake County and
generously
supporting their Feed Lake
County program.
Please dine at one of our
participating restaurants on
Thursday, March 19th and a
portion of your bill will be donated
to help feed local residents in
need.
Visit www.uwlc.org for a growing
list of participating restaurants.
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David N. LeMond
Financial Advisor
MAKING SENSE OF INVESTNG
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8 N State Street, Suite 206
Painesville, OH 44077
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Bus. 440-417-1559
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[email protected]
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Hello from
Katrina!
Madison-Perry welcomed Katrina
March to the chamber staff in
February as the new Member
Relations director. Katrina has
been an active member of the
Madison-Perry chamber and
Geneva chambers, and is a recent
board member of the Painesville
Chamber. Katrina is also the current
president of Geneva Business
Women. She knows from the
member’s perspective how the
chamber can help member
businesses. “I look forward to the
challenges in helping members
achieve their goals!” In her offhours, Katrina is a busy new mom.
Her desire to help businesses
succeed, combined with her ability to
connect with people and her
knowledge of chambers, make her a
perfect fit for this new position. We
are excited to be able to help you
take your membership to the next
level and truly help you get your
investments’ worth!
Meeting Your Accounting and
Tax Needs Year Around.
[email protected]
SHARON L. GREEN
440-867-2451
CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT
Fax: 216-504-4017
1 Victoria Place, Suite 301, Painesville, OH 44077
Painesville Rotary Reverse Raffle Spring Fling!
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LaMalfa Par
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Party
FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 2015 ~ $2,000 MAIN BOARD PRIZE!
Tickets: $100/per couple
Includes one main board chance, open bar, fabulous hors D’oeuvres, main course buffet, dessert buffet
Great Chinese Auction, Wine Wheel, Secret Door and Liquor Raffle
ONE ADDITIONAL MAIN BOARD CHANCE MAY BE PURCHASED FOR $30 AT THE TIME OF ONLINE REGISTRATION
ADDITIONAL CHANCES WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT THE DOOR.
RSVP BY MARCH 6, 2015
6:00 Coc
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Cocktails
7:00 Dinner
8:00 Main Boar
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8:30 – 11:30 Dancin
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Dorrr Band
Proceeds will benefit:
High School drama programs, Forbes House, 3rd grade dictionary program, high school academic scholarships to Riverside
and Thomas W. Harvey, 4-Way speech competition, Willoughby Fine Arts, Lake County Free Clinic,
Camp Sue Osborn, Downtown Painesville Organization and many small local charities
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March 2015
Member News
JM Performance
Products Plant Tour
Location: 1234 High Street,
Fairport Harbor
Date: March 25, 2015
Time: 7:30a – Meet in Lobby
Host – Andrew Rowley, President
About the company: Originally
founded under the name J&M
Machine, Inc. we recently changed
names as our focus changed.
Established in 1966, with only a
handful of machines and a family’s
desire to be more than the
stereotypical job shop, J&M
Machine was founded. Since that
time, JM Performance Products
has firmly established itself as a
model shop leader for manufacturing
development, and quality control of
precision turned parts.
Our facility was constructed in
1991 with the foresight and
capabilities to provide for the
continued growth of JMPP in
equipment, resources, and square
footage. It is engineered to allow
the interfacing of a computerized
process environment, which will
assist us in our plans to become a
truly paperless manufacturing
plant. Our computer technologies
allow for traceability of the
manufacturing processes on a realtime basis. Utilizing our advanced
scheduling system, we can
determine production flow and
calculate process time to the
minute. By artificially changing
selected variables in the schedule,
we can determine the necessary
requirements to accommodate
customer demands, and see the
effects of change on a schedule
before it happens.
In order to stay technologically
ahead in this field, JMPP continues
to enhance and refine its
technology, quality, and production
methods through research,
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education, and advanced
equipment. With the combination
of our skilled, team oriented
craftspeople, JMPP’s state-of-theart equipment, and futuristic
innovativeness, our common goals
of customer satisfaction and being
the “next generation”
manufacturing company, can be
accomplished.
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How Much Can You Save?
Now more than ever it is very
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March 2015
The following organizations have recently made an important
investment in their business by joining their chamber.
NEW MEMBERS
We thank them and hope you will consider them
for all your personal and professional needs.
Welcome To The Painesville Area Chamber Of Commerce!
Financial Services
Real Estate Services
Vantage Financial Group, Inc.
Michael J. Kostelnik
6200 Rockside Road
Independence, OH 44131
216-532-8148
www.michaeljkostelnik.com
Description: I help families
meet their goal by managing
their savings, investing
and insurance needs.
Keller William GCNE
Janet Kerman
963 Tradewinds Cove
Painesville Twp., OH 44077
440-413-9619
Description: Residential real
estate agent in the local area.
I have lived in the township for
25 years and I am proud of
our community and like to
stay connected.
Health Care Services
Smith Vein Institute
Andrea Malone
7515 Fredle Drive
Concord, OH 44077
440-853-8208
www.smithveininstitute.com
Description: Smith Vein Institute is
dedicated to providing minimallyinvasive comprehensive vein care
in a comfortable office-based
setting. Smith Vein uses the most
advanced technology in the vein
care industry.
Welcome To The
Madison-Perry Area
Chamber Of Commerce!
Golf Courses
Powderhorn Golf Course
Raymond Rupprecht
3991 Bates Rd
Madison, OH 44057
440-428-5951
www.powderhorngc.com
Powderhorn Golf Course is an
18-Hole Public Golf Course.
Software Developer
Real Estate Services
Outfast Source
Eric Lentz
11790 Christian Avenue
Concord, OH 44077
440-413-8300
Description: Development of
custom software. Build a Custom
Software Application? We can do
that. That’s all we do! Need to add
new features? Need to connect to
ERP and other applications?
Whatever you need,
we’ve got it covered.
Greg Steinke REALTOR:
Keller Williams - GCNE
Greg Steinke
7400 Center St
Mentor, OH 44060
440-983-7001
gsteinke.yourkwagent.com
Working with people and
businesses to build the
strongest of communities.
Insurance
New York Like Insurance Company
Jason A. Stockmaster
10 West Erie Street, Suite 203
Painesville, OH 44077
440-350-3880
Description: Personal Insurance,
Life Insurance, Financial Services,
Long Term Care Insurance, Mutual
Funds, Investment Annuities,
Retirement Income
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We hope to see you
soon and often!
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PLEASE JOIN US
2015 AWARDS BANQUET
PRESENTED BY
MADISON-PERRY AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 2015
AT THE PERRY COMMUNITY CENTER
6 PM – SOCIAL HOUR
6:30 PM – DINNER AND PROGRAM
SPONSORED BY LANTERN
SPONSORED BY COSE
RECOGNIZING OUR 25 YEAR MEMBERS
CT Consultants
ChemMasters
Laketran
Howard Hanna—Warren Team
HONORING
2015 Business of the Year ˑ Madison Veterinary Hospital
2015 Community Service Award ˑ John Denison
2015 Heritage Award ˑ BJ Green
Name(s)__________________________________________________________________ (for nametags)
Register online and pay by credit card at www.mpacc.org or send a check payable to MPACC , PO Box 4,
Madison OH 44057. All payments must be received before Thursday, March 5th.
 $36 per person, includes appetizer, dinner and dessert
 $40 per person, includes appetizer, dinner buffet, dessert, and drink
 $320 to reserve a table for eight
[email protected]
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MPACC , PO BOX 4, MADISON, OH 44057
440-428-3760
ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE- How do I know?
Early warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease can begin some 15 years before symptoms of mild cognitive impairment, or long before
the beginning signs of dementia surface.
How do I know that I may have Alzheimer’s disease?
If you have consistently have one of the following symptoms listed below, you have may be at riskMemory Loss: Forgetting recently learned information is one of the most common early signs of dementia. A person begins
to forget more often and is unable to recall the information later.
What’s normal? Forgetting names or appointments occasionally.
Difficulty performing familiar tasks: People with dementia often find it hard to plan or complete everyday tasks.
Individuals may lose track of the steps involved in preparing a meal, placing a telephone call or playing a game.
What’s normal? Occasionally forgetting why you came into a room or what you planned to say.
Problems with language: People with Alzheimer’s disease often forget simple words or substitute unusual words, making
their speech or writing hard to understand. They may be unable to find the toothbrush, for example, and instead ask for “the
thing for my mouth.”
What’s normal? Forgetting names or appointments occasionally.
Disorientation to time and place: People with Alzheimer’s disease can become lost in their own neighborhood, forget where
they are and how they got there, and not know how to get home.
What’s normal? Forgetting the day of the week or where you were going.
Poor or decreased judgment: Those with Alzheimer’s may dress inappropriately, wearing several layers on a warm day or
little clothing in the cold. They may show poor judgment, like giving away large sums of money to telemarketers.
What’s normal? Making a questionable or debatable decision from time to time
Problems with abstract thinking: Someone with Alzheimer’s disease may have unusual difficulty performing complex mental
tasks, like forgetting what numbers are for and how they should be used.
What’s normal? Finding it challenging to balance a checkbook.
Misplace things: A person with Alzheimer’s disease may put things in unusual places: an iron in the freezer a wristwatch in
the sugar bowl.
What’s normal? Misplacing keys or wallet temporarily.
Change in mood or behavior: Someone with Alzheimer’s disease may show rapid mood swings—from calm to tears to
anger—for no apparent reason.
What’s normal? Occasionally feeling sad or moody.
Changes in personality: The personalities of people with dementia can change dramatically. They may become extremely
confused, suspicious, fearful or dependent on a family member.
What’s normal? People’s personalities do change somewhat with age.
Loss of initiative: A person with Alzheimer’s disease may become very passive, sitting in front of the TV for hours,
sleeping more than usual or not wanting to do usual activities.
What’s normal? Sometimes feeling weary of work or social obligations.
Lantern of Madison, an Alzheimer care facility,
2041 Hubbard Road, Madison, OH 44057
Ph. (440)497-0797
www.lanternofmadison.com
www.facebook.com/lanternofmadison
Reference: www.ALZinfo.org
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Lake County Chambers Business Academy / Lakeland Continuing Education
Perfect Your Professional Soft Skills
The Lake County Chambers
Business Academy is a professional
training partnership program offered
by the Lake County Chambers of
Commerce and Lakeland
Community College. Through this
program, Chamber members have
access to Lakeland Continuing
Education courses at reduced rates.
This collaboration was created to
assist you in enhancing your
workforce.
This spring we are offering a
20% discount
to Chamber members
on selected
Business courses.
Supervising Practices
and Techniques 10-Part
Certificate Series
Mediation Training
Thursday Morning
Business Topics:
Your Role as a Leader
·Leading Change
·Managing Within the Law
·Motivating to Improve Performance
·Effective Techniques to
AcquireTalent
·Process Improvements forBusiness
Exceptional Customer Service
Marketing Principles: Have They
Stood up over Time?
·Effective Meetings
Change Management
·Managing Differences
Leadership Hacks
For the course details: go to
lakelandcc.edu/ce and search
using the title of the course.
Use coupon code 14-15-95 when
registering online. The discount will
be applied upon checkout.
(*PLEASE NOTE: Some restrictions
apply. The discount may not be used in
combination with any other Lakeland
promotional sale, discount, grant,
voucher, or scholarship. The maximum
discount per course may not exceed
$200.)
Lake County Juvenile
Diabetes Walk Family
at the Dream Home
Expo on
May 22nd - 25th
We need 60 Gift Baskets for a live
auction, and we will also be raffling
off a backyard package so we are
also looking for anything that would
make your back yard look great.
Shrubs, gas grill, fire pit, patio bricks,
chairs and so on. This will be one of
the best fundraisers we have ever
had so if you can donate, please
contact us! Someone we love needs
a cure.
Thanks, Terry Mowery
LCJDWF President
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March 2015
Coffee Contacts with PACC & Mentor
The Original
COFFEE CONTACTS
Start your day networking with members of the Mentor and
Painesville Area Chambers of Commerce. Each participant
will be invited to give a short commercial. Attendees are
encouraged to bring marketing materials. Door Prizes
Welcome!
Thursday, March 5, 2015
8 to 9 am
Lake County Historical Society
415 Riverside Drive, Painesville Township
Thursday, March 19, 2015 - DECAF
8 to 9 am
The Reserves Network
9409 Mentor Avenue, Mentor
To help us better serve you – please remember to make a reservation
PLEASE NOTE: Cost to non-chamber members is $10 (cash or check only)
and must be paid at the door - receipts will be available at registration.
Contacts N Coffee: MPACC & Geneva
Join Chamber Members from the Madison-Perry and Geneva Area Chambers of Commerce!
Date: March 25th, 2015
(the fourth Wednesday of the month)
Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Place: Perry Family Restaurant
Host: Lake County Juvenile Diabetes Walk Family
There is NO COST to attend this members-only event!
Every member in attendance gets 30 seconds for their “commercial”
Members can bring any literature, flyers, etc.
You can also bring a door prize to promote your business
Our moderator is the lovely Katrina March
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Offfice: 440-354-5366
Fax: 440-354-5372
Home: 440-259-2910
Amos Insurance
& Financial Services
Health & Life Insurance • Annuities • Senior Products
lec.eduRick Amos, CSA
50 West Erie Street
Painesville, Ohio 44077
Email: [email protected]
Website: amosinsurance.org
Lake County Fuel
MARCH 19
Little Mountain Brewing Company
AN ENTREPRENEUR’S STORY AND BEER TASTING
FUEL welcomes Pat Perry, President of ERC, as he discusses
the challenge millennials face in the workplace; from other
generations perceptions to millennials interacting with other
millennials.
BRING A GUEST: Existing FUEL members/attendees will
receive a $10 gift card (gas, iTunes, etc.) if they bring a friend
or colleague who has NEVER attended a FUEL event before.
One per person per event. While supplies last.
RSVP to events by emailing [email protected]
Events are the 3rd Thursday of the month from 5:30 – 7:30
p.m. unless otherwise noted. All event dates, times and
locations are subject to change. Check for updates on the
website, LinkedIn or Facebook page prior to an event.
RSVP to events by emailing [email protected]
Events are the 3rd Thursday of the month from 5:30 – 7:30
p.m. unless otherwise noted. All event dates, times and
locations are subject to change. Check for updates on the
website, LinkedIn or Facebook page prior to an event.
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March 2015
Constant Contact 4 Part Series
Another great member benefit from
Painesville & Madison/Perry Area Chambers of Commerce
Time: 8:00 am until 10:30 am
Place: Perry Public Library, 3753 Main St. Perry, OH 44081
Cost per Class: $10.00 per person, per class – Class Size is Limited. Make Your Reservation Soon.
You may register online at www.painesvilleohchamber.org or by calling 440-357-7572
Wednesday, May 6th – Social Media 101: The Basics of Social Media
Have you been thinking about marketing your business with social media, but you feel overwhelmed
and not sure how to get started? Or maybe you’re not convinced that it works? This class will show
you the value of using social media to reach your customers, how it can lead to new customers and
how it drives repeat business from your current customers. We’ll take a look at the 5 most popular
social media networks – Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and Pinterest – and help you decide
what is right for your business. We’ll also look at what comes next: how and what to post on social
media.
Wednesday, May 13th – Social Media 102: You’re Social, Now What?
You’ve thought about what social networks to use for your business or nonprofit, and you’re ready to
take the next step. Where do you go from there? This class will give you a closer look at the popular
social media networks – Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Google+. We’ll show you the
benefits of using each, how other organizations are marketing with them, and some dos and don’ts of
each channel. You’ll also get tips on how to tell if your social media activity is working.
Wednesday, May 20th – Build Your Marketing Toolkit
Many small businesses and organizations find themselves seeking the right strategies to make their
marketing efforts as effective as possible. But with so many different marketing activities that they
could focus on, they often miss some of the important marketing concepts that will help them
understand why those activities are so important. This presentation is designed to uncover some of
those core concepts and show that a little bit of marketing knowledge can go a long way. Attendees of
this presentation will learn:
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What marketing really is (and isn’t).
How marketing has changed in ways that benefit small businesses.
The importance of setting goals and objectives for their marketing efforts.
The 4 Pillars of Marketing Success – a framework that shows how different marketing activities
all fit together, and will help small businesses reflect on their own marketing program.
It’s OK to start small, to start where you already are.
Wednesday, May 27th – Campaigns that Drive Action: Offers & Promotions
At the heart of small business marketing are the campaigns that drive action – collections of marketing
activities that help a small business or organization to achieve its goals and objectives. One important
campaign type that many small businesses or organizations have likely run, but would like to learn
more about, revolves around Offers and Promotions. These could be a simple coupon or a Facebook
campaign. You may be considering joining forces with a deal provider and you’re wondering what you
should be looking for in a deal or offer that matches your needs. This session will help you learn what
you need to know about successful deals, and how you might use them for your marketing efforts.
Attendees of this presentation will learn:
· What three things you really want to get with your deal
· The different types of deal you might run
· 5 steps to a great offer
· Start building your own offer and understand the 5 Don’ts of Deals
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Applications are Open for Leadership Lake County
Signature and Community Builders programs. Visit
http://www.leadershiplakecounty.org or email
[email protected] for more information.
Leadership Lake County Recruiting Social
Thursday, March 5
5:30-7:00 pm
Molinari’s
8900 Mentor Ave.
Mentor, OH 44060
Meet our alumni and learn more about our programs
for emerging and established professionals! Free of
charge, RSVP REQUIRED by March 2 at
[email protected]
The Wellness Champions is a worldwide non-profit
organization dedicated to educating the community on
true health and wellness and also bringing wellness to
the workplace. Our doctors and wellness educators are
hand selected as the experts in a wide range of topics.
Our desired goal is to give your employees the tools to
create a shift in mindset about their personal health,
from passive to active. We offer complimentary Health
by Email appointments, Lunch N Learn Talks which are
30 minutes, “Well-TED” Talks which are 10 minutes and
our 8 Weeks to Wellness online corporate challenge.
We are passionate about health and creating a more
healthy and engaged community and that starts with
YOU! Who doesn’t want to work with people who are
happy to come to work each day? Our doctors are
highly trained professionals who offer “Edutainment”
and who focus on a personalized approach to motivate
your employees to be proactive about their health.
Call us today at (440) 525-4082! Better health and
more productivity is only a phone call away.
Gazette Newspaper will
hold a Special Section
Cover Photo Contest!
Date: Friday, March 20, 2015
Time: Registration 11:15 a.m. – Meeting & Program 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Place: Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites LaMalfa
Cost: $20 for LCSC Members & $25 for Non-Members
Speaker(s): Dr. Nancy Rodway and Chris Brill-Packard, Lake Health
Topic: “Stress Management and Fitness – Stress, Sleep & Worker Health”
RESERVATIONS: Register online at www.councilnews.org
RSVP DEADLINE: Monday, March 16, 2015
SPONSORS: LAKE HEALTH and HZW ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTANTS
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Gazette Newspaper publishes
numerous special sections
throughout the year, and through a
new contest, the Gazette invites its
readers to become a part of them.
“We are looking for photographs that
depict the beauty and splendor of
our communities, events, or the
Ashtabula County countryside,”
Gazette Newspapers Publisher/
President Bill Creed said. For more
information on the categories, rules,
and how to enter, please contact
Stephanie Wessell at Gazette
Newspapers:
[email protected] .
March 2015
New Chamber
Members
Luncheon
January Luncheon New Members: Seated: Dr. Misty Senz and Kristen Cozart
(The Wellness Champions), Shanta Gibson Morris (Rain’s Hair & Fashion).
Standing from left to right: Julie O’Neil (Unique Like Me), Jeff Jenkins (Fidanza
Performance), Steve Lucic (Revive-It), Josh Strickland (Lake County Historical
Society), Nella Derrico Green (Rain’s Hair & Fashion)
February Luncheon New Members: Eric Lentz
(OutFast Source), Deborah Serra (Huntington
National Bank in Concord)
February Luncheon New Members: Kate Varholick (Ask Kate Human Resources,
LLC), Michael Kostelnik (Vantage Financial Group, Inc), Dan Nichols (Civic
Member), REALTOR Greg Steinke (Keller Williams GCNE), Denise Sanzo
(Lake-Geauga Habitat for Humanity)
Painesville and Madison-Perry chamber members that joined in the last year met at our New Member Breakfast at Harry Buffalo.
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Calendar of Events
Mark Your
Calendar!
First Quarter 2015 Meetings
Thursday, 3/5/15 Coffee
Contacts with Painesville and
Mentor Chambers; 8 am – 9 am
Venue: Lake County Historical
Society
You may view
all upcoming events
by visiting our
websites at:
www.painesvilleohchamber.org
or
www.mpacc.org
Thursday, 3/12/15
MPACC Annual Awards
Banquet at Perry Community
Center - 6 pm – 8 pm
Sponsor: Lantern of Madison:
Caterers: BOSS Corporate
Catering and UpScale Eats
Friday, 3/13/15
Reverse Raffle with Painesville
Rotary Venue: LaMalfa
Thursday, 3/19/15
Coffee Contacts with Painesville
and Mentor Chambers: DECAF
8 am – 9 am; Venue: The Reserves
Network in (Mentor) Registration
limited
Wednesday, 3/25/15
JM Performance Products
Plant Tour; 7:30 am
Location: 1234 High Street,
Fairport Harbor
Wednesday, 3/25/15
Contacts N Coffee with
Madison-Perry and Geneva
Chambers; 8 am – 9 am
Hosted by: Lake County Juvenile
Diabetes Walk Family; Location:
Perry Family Restaurant
Friday, 3/27/15
PACC General Membership
Meeting 11:30 – 1:00
Topic: Fraud & Forensics –
Protecting You and Your
Business; Speaker: Frank
Suponcic; Venue: Hungarian
Culture Club; Caterer: Jimmy’s;
Sponsors: COSE, Lubrizol, Lake
Health
Thursday, 4/2/15 Coffee
Contacts with Painesville and
Mentor Chambers
8 am – 9 am
Venue: Mama Robertos
Thursday, 4/16/15
Combined General
Membership Meeting for
April 11:30 – 1:00
Topic: Lake County Ohio
Port & Economic
Development Authority
Update
Speaker: Mark Rantala
Venue: Joey’s Italian Grille
in Madison
Sponsors: COSE
Wednesday, 4/22/15
Contacts N Coffee with
Madison-Perry and
Geneva Chambers
8 am – 9 am
Hosted by: Gilson Gardens
in Perry
Thursday, 4/16/15
Coffee Contacts with
Painesville and Mentor
Chambers - DECAF
8 am – 9 am
Venue: California Imports
Registration Limited
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Jim Illig - Owner/President
440-259-4358
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[email protected]
www.jbipainting.com
March 2015