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Business Spotlight February 2021

February 1, 2021

Senior Care Partners

Senior Care Partners is a locally owned and operated placement agency for seniors. The wide-ranging experience of our advisors helps us guide you through the process to find the best care option for your loved one. We understand all our clients are different and work with you every step of the way for a seamless, hassle-free experience at no cost to you and your family.

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In Loving Memory

January 13, 2021

On January 2, our Chamber lost an advocate and friend. Gerri Harbison had been a part of this Chamber from its inception. She saw the value in local businesses having a unified voice to represent them. And, true to her nature, she put her all into it.

At different times Gerri was a Board member; Membership Committee chair; Vice President; President; and most recently, Events Committee chair. I think most of us, though, will remember Gerri from her presence at the registration table for events. Who will ever forget her smiling face, welcoming you to a Chamber meeting, with your nametag already completed? If you were new to our Chamber, you not only received a warm welcome and nametag, but also questions about you and your business and introductions to other members. Gerri wanted to make sure that you never felt alone.

Gerri was always pushing this Chamber to do and be its best. She recommended that we take over the corn booth at the Independence Day Festival when it the Police and Fire departments could not staff it – but made sure that they were still represented. It was Gerri who organized two strategic planning retreats so that our Board could create a vision for the future and a mission statement. Gerri also worked tireless to recruit the major businesses and individuals to join our Chamber.

Gerri, along with Scott Reynolds and Derek Tye, hired me to lead our Chamber seven years ago. She was more than helpful. I could always count on Gerri to lend whatever support she could; provide me with any inside information I might need; and nudge me every time I needed it. I do not think she ever offered criticism without also offering a solution and compliment. She was such a store of knowledge on all things Montgomery and freely shared it.

Gerri was my friend as much as much she was my mentor. She always made sure that I had flowers for my birthday. When my father became ill and died 10 days later, she took everything needed for events and sent me funny videos of her and others setting up and taking down. Mom and I got quite a laugh out of those. When my Orpheus died in September, Gerri brought dinner for us. She checked on us nearly every day when my son tested positive for COVID and had to be isolated. Her mixture of concern and dry wit was something I never want to forget.

Gerri was not someone who sought attention, and I think that she would be embarrassed by all of this. She would graciously thank us but say that she was not doing anything special. Then she would tell us to go do something and don’t screw it up.

In memory of Gerri, call someone you have not spoken to in a while. Do it today and make that connection. Snuggle your pets and compliment those you see. Get dinner from a local restaurant. And, at the end of the day, raise a glass in thanks to all she did and was to all of us.

Stay safe,

Carol

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Business Spotlight January 2021

December 30, 2020

deSha's American Tavern

The 2020 Montgomery Chamber's Pivot Award Winner!  deSha's American tavern continues to serve grill fare, beer & Sunday brunch in unique outdoor and indoor settings. 

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Business Spotlight December 2020

December 2, 2020

CHAATRIK Archiecture

Architectural design firm providing solutions to inspire and elevate. They work in all sectors of the built environment specializing in retail, hospitality and institutional work.

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Business Spotlight November 2020

November 2, 2020

Randolph Next Day Paper

Paper suppliers seldom address the unique needs of the quick printer, the copy shop or the local small press. You understand how minimum order requirements and costly shipping expenses can slow down your operation and make it even harder to compete with the large commercial printers. That’s why Randolph Next Day Paper exists - so that you don’t have to go through the headache of dealing with larger paper suppliers. We’ve got you covered with no minimum orders and free freight on all carbon-less paper.

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Business Spotlight October 2020

October 6, 2020

General Electric Credit Union

General Electric Credit Union (GECU), has served families and communities across the Greater Cincinnati Region of Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana since 1954. As a not-for-profit organization, GECU puts the interest of its owners – its members – first with its mission of Improving the Quality of Financial Lives for their members. A community-focused credit union, GECU membership is open to any individual who lives, worships, or works in a 22-county region of Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. The Credit Union is one of the region’s largest financial institutions, serving almost 200,000 member-owners through 15 community branches, online banking, and a mobile app. For more information, visit gecreditunion.org.

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