April Member Events & News!

Our family business and service provider members are in the news and busy making Central Ohio an even better place to live, work, and play!

Member Events

First Merchants Bank
You are invited to join us for the 8th annual Recycle-O-Rama event happening Friday, April 21.
Need to do some spring cleaning? Don’t throw anything away, you can recycle and donate it today! Join us on Friday, April 21 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at our Olentangy location (3650 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH 43214) to donate or recycle your used goods. Afterwards, grab lunch from a local Columbus food truck that will be parked out in front of our building!

The Golf Car Company invites you to their Golf Car Store grand opening!
April 21 – 10-6
April 22 – 10-2
* Lunch and learn with service techs
* Test drive 2017 inventory
* Learn about street legal carts
* View custom cars
and more!

8568 Industrial Parkway
Plain City, OH 43064

Integrated Building Systems
Come to the Earth Day Electronics Recycling Drive at IBS! Friday, April 21 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Simply drive up to the IBS offices at 950 Michigan Avenue, Columbus, Ohio, and drop off your old, outdated, broken, and unwanted electronics, including:

  • Nearly anything with a cord — computers, laptops, flat-screen monitors, keyboards, printers, fax machines, desk and mobile phones, servers, VCRs, DVD players, gaming systems, stereos, video equipment, medical equipment, computer power supplies.
  • Related items like cables, cords, ink cartridges, lithium-ion batteries.
    All of the above are free to recycle!
  • Fees are charged only for CRT monitors ($15), large office copiers (over 100 pounds, $35), and projection or tube TVs ($2/inch screen size).

NEW FOR 2017! PAPER SHREDDING BY ROYAL DOCUMENT DESTRUCTION
We’re happy to welcome Royal Document Destruction to our recycling event this year. Individuals can bring up to 5 boxes of paper for professional, guaranteed record destruction.
LUNCH FROM CUCO’S TACO TRUCK
After dropping off your electronics and paper, stay for lunch! From 11 am to 2 pm, you can buy delicious tacos and burritos from Cuco’s Taco Truck.

10th Annual Money Matters Free Financial Summit
June 22 – Three tracts: 9 – 9:50; 10-10:50; 11 – 11:50
Our very own Steve Harmon, Managing Director of Spartan Logistics, will be presenting “So you wan to start a business? Entrepreneurship 101”.

Violet Baptist Church
8345 Blacklick-Eastern Rd. NW
Pickerington, OH 43147

Free! Please RSVP.

Member News

Leader helps IGS continue to serve energy needs of customers
The Columbus Dispatch
Scott White said starting IGS from scratch has helped his company stay in touch with the needs of growing businesses. [Rob Hardin/Columbus CEO].

Sale of Schmidt’s cream puffs to aid St. Mary church repairs
The Columbus Dispatch
Schmidt’s Sausage Haus und Restaurant is donating $1 of every cream puff sold to help rebuild the steeple at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic …

White Castle is deemed to be the first fast food chain restaurant in the United States
Vintage News
Who doesn’t like a good handful of hamburger, right? Not everybody is aware of the long history beneath the emergence of this popular fast food treat, …

Stolly Insurance Group awarded Grange Senior Partner designation
Lima Ohio
LIMA, Stolly Insurance Group has been recognized by Grange Insurance as a leader in the insurance industry. Grange awarded Stolly Insurance …

It’s that time of year: Velvet Ice Cream is ready for visitors
Columbus Business First
Rising demand (and probably some rising temperatures) has prompted Velvet Ice Cream’s Ye Olde Mill to open earlier than ever. The Utica-based ice …

Lake Shore Cryotronics supplies sensors needed for sophisticated research and development

The Columbus Dispatch
Start with your smartphone and then work backward, to the tiny processors, to the microscopic chips, and then down to molecules. Without a family-owned Westerville company, engineers would not be able to do the work that makes these systems possible…

Printing business doubles production capacity with $3.5M high-tech press
Columbus Business First
Local printing and marketing company Baesman Group has doubled its production capacity with a new high-tech press. In fact, it’s one of just 25 …