Montgomery Chamber of Commerce

Business Spotlight June 2017

Posted on: June 1, 2017 9:50 am

Joseph Danzer Photography

Business Description: Don't let the name fool you. We are all about Google around here. Joe creates Google Street View Virtual Tours for businesses and, as a Google City Ambassador, Joe helps educate business owners about all of the free programs and services that Google has to offer.

Phone: 513-549-0563

Click the links below to step into some of his recent Google Virtual Tours
CVG - Cincinnati International Airport
The Vineyard Healing Center
TriHealth Fitness & Health Pavilion

Get to know the the Owner, Joe Danzer

What is your favorite part or your job? 
Meeting a new business owner everyday, making a new friend, and making their business better.

Do you or your business donate to any charities? Which ones? Why?
My company is not financially able to donate to charities yet but I do my very best to give back in other ways. Currently I donate free photography services and my time, 1 full day per month, to a local charity or non-profit. Recently I have had the pleasure of working with local Montgomery charities, A Kid Again, Operation Give Back, Wags to Riches, and Caregivers for a Cause.

What is your key to success?
Help everyone you can, and treat every job like its the most important, because it is.

Do you have any hobbies or activities of interest? What are they?
Obviously, I love photography! I am also a huge movie buff, board game fanatic, and tinkering with my Vespa scooter.

If you could travel anywhere, where would it be?
I just returned for the Annual Google Street View Summit in Tokyo, Japan. I am counting the days until I can go back and spend some real time there.

If you could get anything for free for the rest of your life what would it be?
Camera equipment and accessories.

If you could have any superpower what would it be?
For me and my camera to be invisible. Okay, Okay, now here me out before your mind starts taking you all kinds of weird places. I mainly shoot 360 degree panoramic photography and the biggest challenge is getting myself out of the pictures. I have spent days of my life editing photos to remove myself. It would also be really cool to be able to capture the world around me without being in the way or disturbing others around me.

If you could change one thing about the world what would it be?
Just have everyone take a step back, take a deep breath, and really ask themselves if they are treating others how they would like to be treated. I think this one simple thing could make a big difference.

If you could be talented at anything instantly what would you choose?
Public Speaking

What was your favorite food when you were a child?
Fred's Pizza and home-made ice cream.

Name one short term goal?
Become debt free and financially independent. It's easier to do the things you love when money is taken out of the equation.

Best advice anyone has given you?
My father is not a sentimental man. He gave me a piece of paper, when I was a teenager, with a quote on it. I try to live by its words everyday. It reads, "Did you know a plain bar of iron 5 inches thick, 5 inches wide, and 6 inches long is worth about $5.00. This same bar of iron made into horseshoes is worth $10.50. If made into needles it is worth $4,285.00. If turned into balance wheels for watches it becomes a worth of $250,000.00. This is true of another kind of material - YOU. Your value is determined by what you make of yourself."  It is signed, love Dad, and hangs above my desk in my office.

Describe yourself in three words?
Kind, Empathetic, Helpful

Do you have any pets? How many? What kind? Names?
Not yet, but we have 2 dogs, Gizmo & Meadow, that will be joining our family from a local rescue as soon as they are well enough and cleared to come home with us.

Where did you grow up?
I'll never grow up, but I spent my early days in small town in southeastern Ohio called Portsmouth.

Have you read a book recently that you would recommend?
I recently finished the Mercedes trilogy by Stephen King and I can't wait for the TV series to air in August 2017.

What is your favorite movie?
An impossible question. Next time you see me, tell me your favorite movie or movie genre and I will make you a custom top 10 list of movies you will love.

Money is not an option what type of car would you buy and drive?
I would buy a VW California. It's a luxury camper van. It's so strange to me that they named it the California, yet it is only sold in the UK. I love the idea of being able to travel with my family and take all the essentials with me everywhere I go.

Money is not an option where would you go on a 2 week vacation?
Me and my family - A cruise through the Caribbean with my wife, Melissa, and son, Josiah. They love the beach
Just me - Tokyo, Japan

Money is not an option what restaurant would you go to with your friends and family?
American Food - The Senate in Cincinnati (soon to be in Blue Ash)
Asian Food - The Grand Oriental in Mason (The owner, Henry, is the kindest person I have met in Cincinnati)
Mexican Food - Frontera in Chicago

What is your favorite hangout spot in Cincinnati?
Game Swap in Mason or Envision Cinema in Blue Ash

What is your favorite thing about owning a business in Montgomery?
The city is ran exceptionally well and the people and other business owners are a pleasure to work with. Montgomery feels like home.