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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/