Welcome to Historic Granville, Ohio
          New England charm in the heart of Ohio


by: Steve Matheny
Executive Director
Granville Area Chamber of Commerce

Winter is over in Granville.  How do we know?...Daylight Savings time begins this Sunday, Spring officially begins a week later, and, most notably,  local event posters and flyers are popping up everywhere you look.  So, how can you possibly absorb it all and not miss out on some major event or opportunity?  There is no simple fix for this challenge but, we strive to help.  How?  One service we provide is the Chamber calendar at our website (www.granvilleoh.com).  This may be your single best resource for getting a handle on what's going on in the Granville area on a day-to-day basis.  We make every effort to update this calendar and post upcoming events and activities as we learn about them.  As Chamber members you, too, have the ability to post your own special events and happenings (note:  Among other things, we'll provide guidance on how to do this at our March Member Luncheon on March 16th).
I also thought I would take a moment here in this month's newsletter to highlight just a few upcoming activities of special interest and significance on the immediate horizon...
Nominations currently being sought for annual 
Kussmaul Award recognition 
Each year, for the past 69 years, the Granville Area Chamber of Commerce and Denison University have jointly identified and selected the Denison student who best exemplifies community building between the school and the Village.  Traditionally this honor and monetary award is presented to a deserving senior student at a formal Award Luncheon in April at the Granville Inn.  Nominations for this special Award are due to the Chamber office by March 28th.  Please let me know if you are aware of a Denison senior deserving of this special recognition.  SUBMIT YOUR NOMINATION HERE
Calling all home-based businesses and 'homepreneurs'
We are doing something a little different at our April Business After Hours gathering scheduled for Wednesday, April 6th from 4:30 to 7:30 pm at the Bryn Du Carriage House space.  We invite interested home-based businesses to display their services/wares during this informal networking event.  We'll have some drinks and light refreshments available and you'll have the chance to show off what you do.  As a home based business without a formal brick and mortar storefront or presence we thought you might find it beneficial to more fully acquaint your fellow Chamber members with who you are and what you do.  This is your chance to shine.  Let me know if this is an opportunity you'd like to pursue and we can discuss details. REGISTER YOUR TABLE HERE
Looking for a reasonably priced and highly visible advertising opportunity for your business?
Ad sales are currently underway for the 2016-2017 Granville Magazine.  This widely distributed annual publication showcases our unique community to visitors and residents alike and has the added advantage of having a long 'shelf life'.  Act now if you want to be seen in this popular publication.  The ad space deadline is April 18th.  Don't miss out - call fellow Chamber member Brian Fox of HFM Publications at bfox1964@aol.com or (614) 619-3977 today.  

GACC General Meeting Reminder:
"Optimizing Your Chamber Membership"

When: Wednesday, March 16, 11:30am-1pm
Where: RevLocal, 4009 Columbus Road, Granville, OH 43023
Who & What:   GACC Executive Director Steve Matheny and Marketing Coordinator Michelle Newman Brady will review Chamber membership benefits and provide tips on how to take maximum advantage of each.  GACC Board Member Tom Argyle of Licking Memorial Health Systems will share additional ways members can engage. Lunch will be catered by Alfie's Wholesome Foods.  $15 to attend.
GACC Welcomes New Board Member! 

Congratulations and welcome to Jennifer Morehead upon her recent appointment to the GACC Board!

Jenny Morehead grew up in the Licking County area, graduated from Granville High School, and received her Bachelor of Science degree from The Ohio State University.  Jenny has worked for Park National Bank for 25 years.  She started her career as a Management Associate and held positions as Main Office Manager and Granville Branch Manager before moving to her current position as a Commercial Lender.

Over the years Jenny has served the community in many different ways including past board member of The Woodlands, past chair of Operation Feed, past chair for Women of Achievement and involved in fundraising for The Next Generation Challenge benefiting students at OSU and COTC Newark.  She is currently a Member/Treasurer and Past President of Women In Service Everyday (W.I.S.E.) and volunteers her time and talents at St. Francis de Sales School.   
Jenny lives in Newark with her husband Brian and son Ian and we are delighted to have her talents on our Board.


Granville Inn ranked one of " The 50 Best College Hotels." Selection of winners was based on ratings from AAA, Forbes Travel Guide, and TripAdvisor; small touches in rooms to enhance visitors' experience; facilities; proximity to a college campus; and involvement with university culture.  Congrats to this Granville treasure! See the full list and learn more here!

Licking Memorial Hospital System CEO Rob Montagnese named "Executive of the Year" by Columbus CEO. "Now in his tenth year leading the system, Montagnese has implemented population health programs through outreach in Licking County churches, schools and social agencies. Programs dedicated to high school athlete screenings, smoking cessation and obesity have helped improve the overall health of the community." Read the full article here!

Do you have a news item, press release, or kudos to share?  
Post your news on ChamberMaster so we can better share information with our members and your potential clients! 
Need help posting a news item or press release?  
Contact Michelle at michelle@granvilleoh.com

GACC "After Hours" Event
Thursday, March 17, 3:30-6pm
Join us on the first full day of the Bryn Du Art Exhibition for a guided tour followed by wine and snacks.  Leave the office a bit early, see some art, mingle with fellow GACC members and be home in time for dinner! See details here.


Sunday, April 3, 2016, 1pm: Denison 5Knobel Run & 1.5 mile Weinberg Walk  The Denison 5Knobel Run and 1.5 Mile Weinberg Walk celebrates Denison University and the Village of Granville moving together to form a stronger community.  This year the event honors GHS student athlete Lou Wood, author and motivational speaker Kevin Touhey and Allison Knobel Sitton.  Register online here: http://denison.wufoo.com/forms/5k/

Saturday, April 16, 2016, 7pm,  
ETHEL's Documerica: ETHEL began as Denison's ensemble-in-residence in the fall of 2014 after a wildly successful engagement in September of 2013. They will continue their work as ensemble-in-residence through the 2016/2017 academic year. April 16, 2016 they present their landmark Documerica. A meditation on America's relationship to our land, our resources, and ourselves. Learn more here.

yellow_spring_daffodil.jpg April 16-17, 2016; noon-6pm; Granville Daffodil Show at Bryn Du MansionThe 71st Annual Daffodil Show and Sale will be presented at the Bryn Du Mansion in Granville, Ohio. Walk through a primeval forest viewing nature and hundreds of daffodils. Learn how to attract birds and natural pollinators to your garden while effectively deterring pests by environmentally safe means.. More details can be found here.

Thursday, April 21, 2016, 4-7pm at Bryn Du Mansion: Enjoy Tastings, Specials & Prizes, and Free and Open to the Public.  Hosted by the Licking County Chamber of Commerce, the 2016 Theme of BizFest is Vegas Style!  Learn more about this event here.


50 W. Locust St.
P.O. Box 702
Newark, OH 43058-0702
Twitter - @ChamberofC
Cheri Hottinger, President & CEO - chottinger@lickingcountychamber.com
Jennifer McDonald, Vice Presidentjmcdonald@lickingcountychamber.com
Brittany Misner, Membership & Affiliate Director - bmisner@lickingcountychamber.com
The Licking County Chamber of Commerce is a high profile nonprofit organization that works with the county's business community to build a strong local economy through economic development, political action and membership programs.  The Chamber has over 1000 members and offers many networking opportunities, such as our Golf Outing, Business Expo, Groundhog Breakfast, Annual Membership Meeting, Leaders Luncheons and After Hours to name a few.  This year the Licking County Chamber was recognized as the largest Chamber in Central Ohio by Business First Magazine.

    591 Country Club Dr. 
    Newark, OH 43055
Main: 740-366-3318
Fax:   740-344-8097

Coldwell Banker King Thompson distinguishes themselves in the real estate market by offering exceptional services and experiences for their customers and communities. The Newark/Granville office was Ranked #1 in the nation in 2015 for the most closed units for an office of their size. They service Licking & surrounding counties with cutting edge technology and knowledgeable, award winning agents in the industry. 

1316 Stratford Woods Drive
Newark, Ohio 43055

Muller Law is a new breed of law firm. We've abandoned the costly overhead associated with the marble and cherry wood offices and instead embrace simplicity and technology to reduce costs. Muller Law is designed to provide all business, regardless of the size, the same great legal advice provided at big law firms at a fraction of the cost.

1605 Deeds Road
Granville, OH 43023
(740) 587-0255

MoWtivated Mowers of Granville is a lawn mowing/landscape company in Granville, OH. We provide high quality work with customer service as our main focus.