Events

Chamber Networking Calendar

Feb 8, 2021 - Feb 8, 2022
Networking Calendar
Networking Calendar

Click on the registration link for a quick view of our monthly networking registration links.

W.I.L.L. Power: Women in Lebanon Leadership Program

Feb 18, 2021 - Jan 20, 2022
Women's Leadership Group
WILL Program

W.I.L.L. Power

Women In Lebanon Leadership 

3rd Thursday of each month

The Lebanon Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to present to our Chamber Members our new W.I.L.L. Power: Women in Lebanon Leadership Program

The Chamber of Commerce’s research has shown that we, as a community, need to strengthen opportunities for women’s leadership roles in the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors.

This new program is part of many services in the chamber’s efforts to build a stronger, more diverse leadership community through programs of inclusion and equality. Our WILL Power Leadership program will provide innovative support and coaching for women who have professional goals to own and manage our area’s most successful organizations.

This is an exciting moment for our chamber and the Lebanon area because over the next 2 or 4 or 10 years, this new initiative will help generate growing and positive changes in the dynamics of women at the highest levels of business leadership.

This networking group is open to all women at every stage of their professional career.

You MUST register to attend: Click HERE to register!

SOLD OUT!! Registration is CLOSED 

more info

Countryside YMCA Event Center Room 1699 Deerfield Rd. Lebanon, Ohio

WILL Power: Session 1 Highlights

Thursday, Feb. 18th, we kicked off our 1st WILL Power Leadership Session! During this session, we unpacked the meaning behind our DiSC Assessments. Thank you Lisha Proudfoot for this great training! We are looking forward to our 2nd WILL Power Leadership Session in March!

 

WILL POWER
WILL Power

 

 

Mission: to Connect, Empower and Inspire through professional development, leadership training, continuous research and thought leadership.

Vision: Empowered Women Empower Women

Who should attend? Chamber Members who are Professional Women, Women in Leadership, Women in Business, Women in Management and Working Women

When Do We Meet? The 3rd Thursday of each month from 8-9:30am

Where to We Meet? Meetings will be held at the Countryside YMCA Event Center (1699 Deerfield Rd. Lebanon, Ohio)

What is the Cost? $50 per person for this year long program

What do you get? ($200+ in value)

  • Materials: 4-D DiSC Assessments, Worksheets, Workbooks, Binders

  • 12 Sessions:  1/month, 1.5 hours/ea.

  • Program Outline:  Leadership Development for Women

  • Business Planner

How do you sign-up? Click HERE to register to be a part of our 2021 WILL Power Leadership Program

 

Are there Sponsorship Opportunities Available? Yes, check out all the sponsorship opportunities HERE

 

You MUST register to attend: Click HERE to register!

Registration closes on 2.12.21 

 

2021 W.I.L.L. Power Advisory Council:

  Fae Ochs                          Karie Lacy                     Lindsay McLaughlin             Dana Perkins

Town Money Savers         Coldwell Banker Realty             Optimized Senior Living      Lebanon Christian School

 

Krista Huffman               Alicia Sutton                   Eileen Girdwood                   Janet Steinke   

LPC Preschool                 Broadway Family Med.         Girdwood Ortho.                Buckingham Advisors

 

Monthly Program Topic Calendar

Feb. 18th: DiSC Assessments: What Type of Leader Are You?

Click HERE to view the Training Session

Mar. 18th: Work/Life Balance: Time Management, Prioritization & Delegation

Click HERE to view the Training Session

Apr. 15th: Strategic Mindset for Women Leaders

Click HERE to view the Training Session

May 20th: Dress for Success

June 17th: Strategic Marketing

July 15th: Effective Networking Strategies

Click HERE to view the Training Session

Aug. 19th: Strategic Selling

Sept. 16th: Public Speaking & Presentation Skills

Oct. 21st: Strategic Leadership for Women

Nov. 18th: Leading Through Workplace Conflict

Dec. 16th: Measuring Success

Jan. 20th 2022: Goal Setting for Women Leaders

 

 

Program Instructor: 

Lisha M. Proudfoot, MSSL, CBC2

Business Strategist & Certified Behavioral Consultant

President, FocuStrat

SBDC Business Advisor

Are You interested in Becoming one of our 2021 W.I.L.L Power Sponsors?

Check out the various sponsorship levels available: 

Program Sponsor: $1,000

4-complimentary tickets to attend our 2021 WILL Power Program, Invitation to have organization female leadership share advice with attendees throughout program, large business logo recognition on W.I.L.L Power Program Binder & all marketing materials, business website on WILL Power webpage, Promotional item in attendee bags

 Platinum Sponsor: $500

2-complimentary tickets to attend our 2021 WILL Power Program, Medium size business logo recognition on W.I.L.L Power Program Binder & all marketing materials, business website on WILL Power webpage, Promotional item in attendee bags

 Gold Sponsor: $250

1-complimentary ticket to attend our 2021 WILL Power Program, small business logo recognition on W.I.L.L Power Program Binder & all marketing materials, business website on WILL Power webpage, Promotional item in attendee bags

 Silver Sponsor: $200

business name recognition on W.I.L.L Power Binders & all marketing materials, Promotional item in attendee bags

 

To become one of our W.I.L.L. Power: Women's Leadership Program Sponsors, Click HERE

Let's Do Lunch at Doc's Place - Registration Required

Oct 6, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

 

We Hope to See You at Doc's Place!

Be sure to register!

 

“Let’s Do Lunch” is a great way to make new connections during your lunch hour! Each month we will meet at a different local restaurant and spend the hour networking. Use this time to support our Chamber Restaurants and make new contacts!

**In efforts to comply with the State’s orders and provide a safe & healthy atmosphere, we encourage social distancing during all Chamber Networking Events. We ask that you respect those around you, and practice healthy hygiene. Face Coverings: If you feel more protected and comfortable, please wear your face coverings. If you choose not to wear a face covering, we ask that you continue proper social distancing. If you are sick or have come in contact with someone who is sick, we encourage you to stay home and join us virtually. **

 

 

Meet the Candidates Virtual Forum

Oct 6, 2021
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Meet the Candidates
Meet the Candidates

 

 

more info
  • visit the facebook page for Meet the Candidates Virtual Forum
  • The Lebanon Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to present:

    "Meet the Candidates" Virtual Forum

     

    The Lebanon Area Chamber of Commerce is moving its traditional “Meet the Candidates” Event to a virtual format this year in response to uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. The one-time virtual event will be held on Wednesday, October 6th starting at 5:30pm, and the community will be able to follow along via livestream.

    Our Meet the Candidates Forum provides the community with the opportunity to hear from each of the candidates vying to serve on the Lebanon City School Board and the Lebanon City Council. Each candidate will be given a few minutes to speak, and community members will also be able to submit questions to candidates. This is an excellent opportunity for you to understand each of the candidate’s platforms and how they would move our city forward if elected.

    The Lebanon Area Chamber of Commerce, a nonpartisan organization, has been dedicated to encouraging and promoting a stronger community for many years. In sponsoring Meet the Candidates Night, it adheres to strict guidelines to assure a fair and impartial opportunity for all candidates to present their views.

    Meet the School Board Candidates: 5:30pm-7pm

    Meet the City Council Candidates: 7:30pm-9:30pm

     You can watch LIVE from: 

    Facebook LIVE @lebanonchamber

    The City of Lebanon's Youtube Channel

    Submit questions to:

    School Board Candidate Questions: Click HERE

    City Council Candidate Questions: Click HERE

     

    (deadline 9.24.21)

     

    Meet Your Candidates Here

    Listed below are the Candidates running for open seats on the Lebanon City Schools Board (2 seats) & the Lebanon City Council (4 seats).

     

    Lebanon City School Board: 

    Michael E. Gliatti:

    When I think about the journey that ultimately led me to the decision to run for school board, it began with the reflection of the lessons I learned from the smartest man I’ve ever known, my Dad.  Unfortunately, when we lost him last March at the age of 85, I didn’t just lose my Dad, I lost my best friend.  My Dad was a first generation American who earned degrees in physics and electrical engineering.  The greatest legacy he left behind are the values that ultimately convinced me that now is the time for me to lead and serve our schools.

    Through his example he taught me three key values: empathy, accountability, and credibility. He believed you should not just live in a community but be an active part of it and help it thrive.  As a father of two children in the Lebanon School District, I understand a “day in the life” in their classrooms and I want to see more opportunity for all our students.  My dad also taught me that education was the ticket for children to live a life beyond even their own dreams.  I commit to helping ensure a quality education is provided for our students. 

    I believe being accountable for your actions is just as important as a board member, Dad, husband, neighbor, business owner and as a leader in the community.  

    My dad believed credibility was something you earned over time by consistently showing up and helping others solve problems.  I’ve been doing that as a small business owner in our community for the past 15 years. I promise to consider all opinions and weigh thoughtfully on decisions that will impact the Lebanon City Schools.

    My family and I love living in this community…and we love Lebanon schools.  I believe the time is right for me to bring a new perspective to the board through empathy, accountability, and credibility.  We’ve lived through one of the most unprecedented school years in any of our lifetimes and the future does belong to the children…our job is to lead them into a future that allows them to have the same opportunities we’ve had. 

    There are hard decisions ahead that will determine that future and I will be the advocate you and your children deserve every step of the way. 

    I would be honored to carry my father’s values and legacy into this position when you vote for me on November 2nd.  #WarriorsForGliatti  

     

    www.facebook.com/MikeGliattiLebanon

     

     

    Jennifer Daulton:

    www.jenniferdaultonlsb.com

    www.facebook/jenniferdaulton

     

     

    Roy MacCutcheon: 

    Hello Warrior Family, I am a 1983 Graduate of Lebanon High School and a 1988 Graduate of The Ohio State University. My son also attended Lebanon City Schools and graduated in 2009. I am also the owner of The Black Barn, which I purchased in 1994. It is my firmly held belief that a community is only as good as the schools they serve, and likewise, good schools make great communities. I have the business experience, history of community service, and tenacity to serve in this important position. More importantly, I will listen to the concerns and ideas of the residents and advocate for a strong Lebanon school system.

    Roy's Facebook Campaign Page

     

     

    Breighton Smith:

    YES-Education...NOT Indoctrination YES-Parental & Family Rights YES-Financial Accountability NO-Special Interests NO-Common Core NO-Critical Race Theory My name is Breighton Smith, and I’m a Christian, a husband, a proud son of immigrants, a Juris Doctor, a small business owner, and I’ve been a Conservative Republican grassroots advocate here in Lebanon for half a decade. In 2016, I had the honor of being the Donald Trump campaign staffer in charge of Warren County, working out of the Republican Party headquarters here in downtown Lebanon. Through my interactions with thousands of Lebanon residents over the course of that campaign and beyond, I’ve fostered a deep love and appreciation for our community. The truth is that my wife and I are passionate about our city and it’s people. And, as we look forward and hope to build our family, I have a vested interest in making sure that our school district is thriving...from pre-school to K-12, from athletics to theater...I want our schools to provide an excellent educational opportunity for every student, from start to finish. I believe every Lebanon taxpayer, who is investing their hard-earned tax dollars into our public schools, should have a voice and an interest in the success of our school district. And to make all of that happen, I believe our schools should reflect the greatness of our community. In these unprecedented times, our schools face many new challenges, but I believe our community’s strong traditional values will give us the solid foundation to come together and find creative and innovative solutions that bring success for our students, our families, and our futures.

    www.facebook.com/VoteBreighton

     

     

    Jennifer Daulton:

    www.jenniferdaultonlsb.com

     

    www.facebook/jenniferdaulton

     

     

    Matthew Woehrmyer:

    www.facebook.com/Matt-Woehrmyer-for-Lebanon-City-School-Board-110068434708095

     

     

    Michael Markey:

     

     

     

     

    Lebanon City Council:

     

    Michael Cope:

    I love Lebanon and think it is the best city in Ohio! I am a proud American that thinks our differences should be celebrated and not used to divide us. A Republican and Christian Conservative, appointed to city council in June 2021 and now running for reelection. I am Pro-liberty, Pro-family, Pro-life. Second Amendment originalist which means citizens can carry fire arms. I am a fiscal & social conservative, a constitutionalist & small government advocate,,, and new to politics.I have lived near Lebanon for 20 years and a resident for 13 years. Blessed to be married to my beautiful wife, Kim, for nearly 27 years. Also a proud father of four wonderful children (and now a son-in-law) who have been raised and schooled in Lebanon.

    www.facebook.com/VoteMikeCope

     

     

    Brian Hawley:

    My name is Brian Hawley and I’m a candidate for Lebanon City Council. I’ve spent the majority of my thirty-nine years in Lebanon, including graduating in the Class of 2001. I then went to Eastern Kentucky University where I earned a Bachelor Degree in Criminal Justice. During my college breaks, I worked for the City of Lebanon in the Public Works Department (maintaining the parks and cemeteries at that time). My father retired from the Lebanon Police Department and my brother-in-law worked for the Lebanon Fire Department. My sister also just so happens to be a teacher at Lebanon City Schools. I’ve taken great pride in my hometown since the first time I put on a Lebanon Warrior jersey as a young kid. I’ve grown up enjoying our local shops and restaurants and now I’m proud to watch my niece get joy out of those same places. Most importantly, I’ve enjoyed getting to know and build relationships with some amazing people who call Lebanon home. I currently volunteer as a Wrestling Coach for Lebanon Warrior Youth Wrestling. I enjoy teaching the sport I love to the younger generation while also making sure they have fun in the process. I also enjoy playing softball with a group of special needs adults in the summer. I look forward to working with local business owners to make sure City Council is listening to their ideas and concerns, while doing everything we can to promote them. I will strive to help Lebanon grow into a place that’s inviting and welcoming to all. As Lebanon grows, I believe we need to make sure our public service departments are growing with the population and additional business traffic. I know the fire department recently had to temporarily shut down one of their stations due to manpower issues and the police department is relying on mutual-aid to assist on a lot of calls. The safety of the community should always be in the mind of city leadership. I’ve spoken to many people concerned with different traffic projects throughout the city and many others with ideas for parks. I look forward to listening to the business owners and citizens while letting that feedback guide where council’s attention needs to be spent. I believe in fiscally responsible decision making to guide future planning. I pledge to keep my personal beliefs from interfering with my decision making for the City of Lebanon. https://www.facebook.com/HawleyForCouncil

     

     

    Brad Lamoreaux:

    Small Business owner (22 years), 2nd Amendment advocate, Warren co. Central Committee member, Small Government Christian Conservative

    facebook.com/VoteLamoreaux

     

     

    Alecia Lipton:

    As an already active member of the Lebanon community, Alecia Lipton promises to be the ENGAGED, INFORMED, and STRATEGIC leader that Lebanon needs to recover from nearly two years months of pandemic-related fatigue, loss of business, and a rogue council. Lipton is running for Lebanon City Council on a platform of change upheld by three pillars: EQUALITY, GOVERNANCE, and PRESERVATION. The first pillar is EQUALITY. A firm believer in the idea that all citizens deserve the same rights and opportunities. Lipton pledges to push for the creation of a Human Rights Commission within City Council, and will work to ensure that all Lebanon residents have a voice, are treated equally, and are made to feel welcome in our City. The first step to resolving an issue is acknowledging that we have one, and Lipton understands the importance of recognizing where Lebanon, as a community, falls short to identify areas to improve. Lipton stands by those who have felt ignored, scared, discriminated against, and victimized. Therefore, the development of the Human Rights Commission will be one of the first changes to take place. The second pillar is GOVERNANCE. Lipton acknowledges the concern that our current council has gone rogue, engaging in behaviors that do not support the best interests of the City. She supports the fact that local city government has distinct guidelines in what they can and cannot do. Lipton vows to keep personal interests out of city decisions and will not use the position as a stepping stone for future personal or political gains. Lipton will work to keep the council accountable to citizens by following the guidelines set forth for such council. The third pillar is PRESERVATION. Lipton looks forward to working alongside citizens, local businesses, the City, and the State of Ohio to help preserve and promote our unique downtown area and the community as a whole. Lebanon is home to over 20,000 citizens, all of which benefit when individuals visit and spend money in our downtown shops, restaurants, and local attractions. Lipton believes that Preservation will make Lebanon a destination City for visitors and families looking for a place to call home. Lipton and her husband, Mark have lived in Lebanon since 2015 (Lipton also called Lebanon home from 1996 – 2006). She is a graduate of Morehead State University, Miami University, and the University of Cincinnati. She has served as the Director of Public Relations at Hoxworth Blood Center since 2008 and worked with Main Street Lebanon for the first eight months of 2021. Alecia and Mark have 7 grown children that now live on their own in the Cincinnati area. They share their home with their two dogs, Shunie & Charlie.

    www.facebook.com/Lipton4Lebanon

    lipton4lebanon.org

     

     

    Scott Norris:

    Christian, Conservative, Lebanon resident for 45 years. Strong family man with two daughters and wife Teri. Small business owner in Lebanon as general contractor and property manager. Previously worked for 31 years as a Licensed Therapist with Warren Co. Mental Health and Los Angeles Children's Services. Supports local business and organizations and desires to clear hurdles that have, or could discourage growth. Believes in safe and clean communities and would Like to see a raised standard of accountability for landlords and rentals that can blight a street. Believes in supporting services and activities that have And continue to make Lebanon a destination to stay, live and enjoy. Respects our community, our country and our citizens.

    www.facebook.com/VoteScottN

     

     

    Matt Sellers:

    My name is Matt Sellers and I have been an official resident of Lebanon since 2013, but have called this great city home my entire life –having grown up just outside the city limits. In fact, I have close to fifty immediate and extended family members that still call Lebanon home. I also own a new ecommerce firearm business, located within the city limits.
    I write this as my formal Lebanon City Council campaign statement – so allow me explain why I am running; I believe the office of City Council is one of the most important offices an individual can hold in this land when change or preservation is crucial. The Founders framed this country with a bottom-up governmental structure, and not a top-down structure as most people in government would like ‘We the People’ to believe. Man was created to serve in the following order; God, Family, Local, State and lastly the Union - and the Constitution was written as such by its framers, including George Washington, who was quite adamant about quality representative government and thus every local decision is vital and what happens in the capitol city is mostly constitutionally irrelevant. Our political energy must begin with what directly impacts our family and neighbors. In short, we must think locally, and act locally to preserve the traditional American principles that established this country.
    Allow me to touch briefly on myself; I am a child of God and an American patriot. To clarify; a true American patriot never demands obedience to the state but rather obedience to the principles of liberty. I am married to an amazing and beautiful woman (Tania), and God has blessed us with a strong spirited son (Mateo, 3) - and to say my entire extended family is my life support is an understatement. I am a Constitutional palo-conservative and an American Traditionalist. I believe in the United States Constitution as ratified, the sovereignty of each State within this Union and the American cornerstone principles of self-determination and the decentralization of our federal government – as all of the powers the government holds arrive through the consent of the governed and the impossible notion that government can guarantee freedom from want and fear destroys the concept of liberty. I stand firmly for a balanced budget with earmark appropriations as it is no secret that our country is facing a financial crisis of epic proportions and if we wish to save her from this catastrophe, we must start locally. I am also a staunch second amendment supporter and a pro-life fighter – because if all life is not precious, how can all liberty be held up as important? And only liberty can truly ward off tyranny, the great eternal foe of mankind.
    If there is any question on how I will make any decision if selected by the people, I can clarify – my political platform is summarized best within the text of six documents/books; The Bible, The United States Constitution, The Ohio State Constitution, The Declaration of Independence, The Kentucky & Virginia Resolutions – This is how the Founding Fathers of this federal republic envisioned this country to be governed and it is only because we have ignored their wisdom and turned our back on our Lord and Creator, that we face the repercussions of an overpowerful and secular tyrant, called our federal government.
    Finally, I would like to close by saying; the direction that our country is heading with the excessive expansion of federal power and secular principles of humanism may seem quite troubling. However, we must act by our State motto, Matthew 19:26 “With God, all things are possible.”
    Through unity is strength, and through strength is victory….

    www.facebook.com/VoteMattForLebanon 

     

     

    Bri Marcum:

     

     

    Leslie A. Nahigyan:

     

     

    James Norris:

     

     

    Meet the Candidates Virtual Forum

    Oct 6, 2021
    5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Watch Facebook Live @lebanonchamber

    Coffee with the Chamber @ Countryside YMCA - Event Center

    Oct 14, 2021
    8:00 am - 9:00 am
    Thursday, October 14th
    Registration Required
     
    Coffee with the Chamber
    Countryside YMCA Event Center
    Time: 7:45-9:00am
     
     

    Guest Speaker: Optimist Club

     

     

    Coffee with the Chamber is a great way to connect with Chamber members and support our local businesses! This event helps local community members network with each other and learn more about local businesses that might be a service to one another. If you are interested in sharing information about your business, be sure to contact the Chamber.

     

     

    Countryside YMCA Event Center Room 1699 Deerfield Rd. Lebanon, Ohio

    Chamber Chat @ Countryside YMCA Event Center Room (Registration Required)

    Oct 19, 2021
    9:00 am - 10:00 am

    Countryside YMCA Event Center Room 1699 Deerfield Rd. Lebanon, Ohio

    Chamber Chat
    Chamber Chat

    Topic: Meet the Candidates

    (School Board & City Council Candidates)

    We would like to offer our Chamber Members the opportunity to meet face-to-face with the candidates who are currently running for School Board & City Council Seats. This will be a great opportunity for our Chamber Members to ask questions and get answers from the candidates! It is important that our candidates hear what our members have to say..as well as get to know each of these him/her better.

    We will be offering this opportunity for both our September & October Chamber Chat Networking Events!

     

    Reminder: This event is for Chamber Members ONLY..due to the limited seating capacity and limited time frame. All Chamber Members MUST Pre-Register for this event. 

    To Join the Chamber, Click HERE

    Registration IS Required, so be sure to signup to reserve your seat! 

    Register HERE

    Are you looking for ways to get the most up-to-date information about news in Lebanon? If so, you will want to be sure to join us for our Chamber Chats each month. You must register to attend. Once you register, you will receive the online details. 

     

    Countryside Clinic of Chiropractic Grand Re-Opening & Ribbon Cutting

    Oct 21, 2021
    4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    We hope you will join us as we celebrate 

    Countryside Clinic of Chiropractic

    Grand Re-Opening & Ribbon Cutting

    on Thursday, October 21, 2021 from 4-6pm.

    We will have the official Ribbon Cutting at 4:30pm. 

     

     

     
    more info
  • visit the facebook page for Countryside Clinic of Chiropractic Grand Re-Opening & Ribbon Cutting
  • We hope you can join us as we celebrate with

    Dr. Dejti & Staff at Countryside Clinic of Chiropractic

    on Thursday, October 21, 2021 from 4-6pm. We will have the official Ribbon Cutting at 4:30pm.

     

    Due to their growing business, they will be moving to a new building just next door to their current office. They would love to have everyone come out and celebrate with them! Countryside Clinic of Chiropractic wants to debut their new name and new look! They aren't just a Chiropractic clinic anymore, but they are a holistic wellness clinic that has several programs to offer our community. 

     

    We look forward to having you celebrate with us!

     

    Details:

                  Countryside Clinic of Chiropractic Grand Re-Opening & Ribbon Cutting

                               Date: Thursday, October 21st

                               Time: 4-6pm (Ribbon Cutting at 4:30pm)

                               Location: 990 Belvedere Dr., Lebanon, Ohio 45036