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Member spotlight, July 15 2019: Our chamber member spotlight is shining this week on Atrium Medical Center. Atrium (www.atriummedcenter.org) is Warren County’s only full-service hospital and Level III Trauma Center. This month, the hospital unveiled an upgraded tumor-fighting linear accelerator to deliver radiation treatment more efficiently and to reduce side effects in patients. Linear accelerators produce a range of very high energy radiation beams that are directed to deliver radiation dose to the tumor inside the body. Atrium’s new linear accelerator features high resolution CT imaging, robotics, and rapid dose delivery. Ryan Steinmetz, MD, medical director of Premier Health’s radiation oncology program, explained that the new linear accelerators decrease treatment time for patients, as well as allow for more accurate treatments, which can improve cure rates and decrease complications. “Premier Health and Dayton Physicians Network, through our partnership, are committed to providing high-quality cancer care close to the healing comfort of home,” Dr. Steinmetz said. Atrium’s new linear accelerator “enables us to target cancer with pinpoint accuracy and avoid normal tissues. This means patients are treated with better cancer-fighting abilities and less side effects,” Dr. Steinmetz said. The new radiation oncology technology began use July 9 at Atrium. 

Member spotlight, June 4, 2019: Our chamber member spotlight this week is shining on Peoples Bank. Peoples Bank has been in business since 1902 and has established a heritage of financial stability, growth, and community impact for more than 115 years. Peoples makes available a complete line of banking, investment, insurance, and trust solutions, and the Peoples Bank Foundation provides resources to meet the needs and challenges of all segments of the community. “Peoples is dedicated to making a positive and meaningful difference in the neighborhoods where we work and live,” said Franklin Branch Manager Jackie Frederick. “We’re not just from the community – we’re for the community.” Peoples Bank has two offices in the Chamber’s footprint. Please give us a call – our associates are here to help. Working Together. Building Success.

1400 E 2nd Street
Jackie Frederick, Branch Manager

655 Central Avenue
Stephanie Spatz, Branch Manager

Member spotlight, May 28, 2019: Our chamber member spotlight is shining this week on Jones Warner Consultants, Inc. JWCI. The Jones Warner Consultants, Inc., aka JWCI was founded in 1994 by James S. Jones, P.E. and Richard Warner, P.E. as a full-service consulting/engineering company providing professional services and ethical personal relationships primarily to the public client. Originally located in Centerville, Ohio, JWCI relocated their principle place of business to Franklin in 2007. Since that time JWCI has expanded their surveying and design services and opened two additional offices in Cincinnati and Southeast Ohio. JWCI provides both survey and design for various types of public projects in Southwest Ohio, Northern Kentucky, and Southeast Indiana. Their services include pavement & roadway design, storm sewer collection and detention, sanitary sewer conveyance, lift stations, water distribution and planning efforts. JWCI also works with local developers providing civil site designs and offers other environmental consulting services as well as environmentally friendly “Green” designs with “LEED” certified professionals on staff. President, T. Shawn Campbell, who is also a member of the Franklin Area Chamber Board of Directors, attributes the success of JWCI to their strategic office locations as well as their total team approach with their committed professional staff. “Our employees are our success & relocating our corporate office to Franklin was a calculated move,” said Campbell. “Easy highway access to our service area & in a nice community.” Mr. Campbell was so impressed with the Franklin community, he relocated his residence to Franklin and resides here with his son, Joe, who just finished his third year at the University of Cincinnati. JWCI is located on Claude Thomas Road in the Franklin Business Square. 

Member spotlight, May 13, 2019: Our chamber member spotlight this week is shining on Franklin Self Storage. Franklin Self Storage, 306 Conover Dr., is located near I-75 and St. Rt. 73. They offer month-to-month leases with no long-term obligation. They provide safe, affordable storage for furniture, household treasures, documents, and other items, in a clean, paved, conveniently located facility. Their hours are 9 to 5, M-F, and 9 to 1 on Saturdays; call them at (937) 746-5190 to speak to the friendly, professional staff members, Holly Dean and Dave Harwood. Franklin Self Storage also finds many ways to give back to the community. They are long-term supporters of the Chamber, the Franklin Area Historical Society, the school district, and many other organizations, and are truly a community asset! 

Member spotlight, May 6, 2019: Today we're highlighting Schmidt Auto Care. Erich Schmidt opened his shop at the corner of 6th and River Sts. in Franklin in 2009 and he joined our chamber shortly thereafter. Initially, all Erich wanted to do was to help people get back on the road safely. He had no intention of the business growing into what it has become and says that there are days when it all feel surreal. Schmidt launched their savviest auto shop location yet in late 2018 on Hiawatha Trail. It has state-of-the-art equipment and oodles of client-care factors. Their lead ASE technicians are well-versed in their skill set, and the client care team is focused on making sure clients leave on a positive note. Schmidt wants you to have an automotive experience, not just another trip to a garage. They accept all makes and models are now accepting new Fleet Accounts that can be fully customized to your business’s needs. They give back to the community with involvement in the Wounded Warrior Foundation, by sponsoring surrounding schools’ functions and sports events, by donating to local food pantries, and by hosting complimentary car classes thru the year for local drivers. Clients can download their free mobile app – Schmidtautocare – to keep history, discounts, and scheduling at their fingertips. They also offer clients a digital inspection that can be emailed or texted for visual education on their repair. These two programs allow their clients easy communication and convenience. Their long-term vision includes two additional locations, a skill-based scholarship, and maybe starting some potential spin-off businesses that align with automotive industry. Schmidt says, “The endless support by the Franklin and Springboro communities has been more than we ever dreamed. We would be nothing without the amazing folks inside these communities. From our tiny shop on River to our new production shop on Hiawatha we feel utterly blessed. Blessed to be doing what we love and blessed to serve you all with integrity, excellence, and superior service. Here’s to another 10 years of amazing auto service!” For Fleet Account set up and owner Issues, contact Erich; for advertising, human resources, and sponsorships, contact Lauralee; To book appointments, or for general questions, email call 937-514-7869. Look for Schmidt on Facebook @schmidtautocare and on Instagram @schmidt.auto.care

Member spotlight, April 29, 2019: This week, we're highlighting A Country Peddler. A Country Peddler opened for business in December 2010. The shop specializes in country wares, primitives, furniture, braided rugs, grapevine trees, Billy Jacobs prints and needfuls. A Country Peddler also carries candles and wax melts from Scentsible Scents, Candleberry Co., Warm Glow, and Heart Warming. They're located at 779 Central Avenue, Carlisle and are open Wednesdays, 11-5; Thursdays, 11-6; Fridays, 11-5; and Saturdays, 11-4. The proprietor, Karen Williams, is a graduate of Franklin High School and worked in public relations at NCR Corporation for many years. Karen and her husband, Danny Williams, are Life Members of the Franklin Area Historical Society, Franklin, OH and also decorate one of the mantles at the Harding Museum for the Christmas holidays with items from the shop. For more information, check out their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/acountrypeddler/