Colerain Chamber E-News
March 2015
Issue No. 2
In This Issue
Greetings from your President
Lunch & Learn - April 7
Featured Member
New Members & Member News
Email Marketing Tips
Member Benefits

New Members &
Member News
Email Marketing Tips

Email marketing is a great way to promote your business. A study from the Direct Marketing Association shows that email marketing achieves an astonishing 4300 percent return on investment (ROI) when done correctly, higher than all other digital channels. This is not surprising when you consider that 91 percent of consumers check their email daily.


There are a lot of misconceptions out there about what email marketing with a tool like Constant Contact is all about. This is not about spamming random people that you got off of a mailing list. In fact, spamming is illegal, due to the Can-Spam Act.


True email marketing is opt-in marketing. In other words, you are sending relevant email to people who WANT to hear from you.


To be fully compliant with Can-Spam, you need to have a way for people to remove themselves from your mailing list when they no longer want to hear from you. Luckily, with tools like Constant Contact, this functionality is built into the software.




Lunch & Learn Sponsor
At Olive Garden, the experience of warmth and caring extends beyond restaurant walls and into the community. Olive Garden restaurants serve their communities through a variety of local efforts, such as sponsoring non-profit events including the Colerain Chamber, Clippard YMCA and Colerain Relay for Life. 
Member Benefits
Did You Know? 

Colerain Chamber members can save 25 percent off the regular cost of Constant Contact email marketing services! 


With Constant Contact, email marketing is easy, affordable and effective. Take advantage of this special member benefit with the leading email marketing provider!


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Member Survey
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Greetings from your President


I am so ready for Spring! Based on my conversations with Chamber members, we're all looking forward to warmer days after the recent snow and ice.


It was great to see so many of you at our March 4th Insider Info Update, despite the nasty weather. Thanks to Frank Birkenhauer, Dr. Andrew Jackson, and Dan Meloy for sharing lots of interesting "Insider Info." Check out photos from that program in this e-news edition.


RSVP now for our Lunch & Learn on Tuesday, April 7, at noon. You don't want to miss this Worker's Comp Workshop at Clippard Instrument Laboratory (7390 Colerain Ave.). A representative from the state's Bureau of Worker's Compensation will talk about Ohio's new prospective billing system and the savings you can get in 2015, as well as provide insider tips about Worker's Comp. Of course, you will also enjoy networking and a great lunch! See more info below.


Please call me (513-923-5036) if you'd like to serve on one of our committees, host a Chamber event at your location, sponsor an event, or if you have suggestions for future programs. And tell your non-member friends to contact me about joining our Colerain Chamber; we all succeed when we support each other!


Think Spring,



Our Next Event: Tuesday, April 7


Lunch & Learn Worker's Comp WorkshopTuesday, April 7, noon at Clippard Instrument Laboratory (7390 Colerain Ave.)


Join us for networking and a delicious lunch of lasagna, salad, bread sticks and tiramisu (by the Olive Garden), as we hear from guest speaker Kathleen Davenport, of Ohio's Bureau of Worker's Compensation (BWC).


Learn about the new BWC prospective billing system, as well as advice on how you can get savings of up to 53 percent off your Worker's Comp premiums!


Capacity at this valuable workshop is limited, so make your paid reservation today (by mailing a check or paying online at


$15/Chamber member; $30/non-member


Reservations close Friday, April 3 (or sooner, based on availability).




Featured Member: FASTSIGNS 


FastSigns has been a staple in the Colerain Township business community since 2004. It specializes in printing all sorts of visual communications, including signs, banners, vehicle graphics, POP and trade show displays, as well as digital signs. FastSigns recently installed new equipment to deliver custom shapes and 3D signs.


Owner Jim Brown has lived in Colerain Township for 30 years. His children graduated from Colerain High School, and Jim considers this to be a great place to raise a family. He joined the Colerain Chamber to help promote his own business, as well as give back to the community and support other Colerain business owners.


 "The Colerain Chamber is a great way to meet and mingle with other business owners, while sharing great ideas and educational programs. I really appreciate the support I get as a Chamber member," Jim said.  



Photos from Insider Info Breakfast
March 4, 2015 at Houston Conference Center