The Delaware Daily Monday, March 24, 2014

Sunshine and smiles from us to you!

Who else loves Mondays like we do?

Delaware Ohio News, Featured Stories, and Some Miscellany for the Day

Local News Downtown’s occupancy rate lauded

City Council meeting tonight 7:00 pm Petition Against Zoo Levy Circulating [Read more…]

PREMIER Networking Event Recap (March 19, 2014)

image Our third event of 2014 defies description. I am truly stunned by the turnout and level of excitement we had Wednesday night.

I want to extend a big, deep and heartfelt thanks to everyone who attended. Without every one of you and your enthusiasm, these events would not have taken off and become “the thing” to do on a third Wednesday in Delaware!

Here’s what happened…. We had people actually show up early! Our normal start time is 6pm and we had 10 folks already there before then. When I totaled up attendance, an amazing 31 people had signed in.


We networked for about one hour and then did announcements and prize drawings. Our sponsors this month all said a few words and gave some updates (Ohio Machine, D. J. Young, attorney (Firestone, Brehm, Wolf, Whitney & Young), The Boy Scouts and DelawareO.

During the networking time, we got a first hand glimpse of technology in action. Mike Cairns of Infinite Impact demonstrated aerial photography. He took one picture indoors and then sent up a drone to photograph the water tower.


The Boy Scouts Scouts of America Simion Kenton Council donated two tins of popcorn, Alpha Group donated a mug and coaster made at their workshop and Mark Schreiber donated the prize of the evening – a $125 certificate to get your CCW permit. (And Mark extended an offer good to all attendees – $50 off of his March 29th class. Contact him to reserve your spot in class.)

After the networking, many of us remained and had dinner. I had the country fried steak with mashed potatoes and green beans and extra gravy (of course). If you have not been to the Corner Café in Delaware in a while, I suggest giving them a try. They are good people serving good food in a comfortable atmosphere.

Please keep spreading the word about this monthly event. It is free to attend and is open to any business person, those active in local social media or anyone wanting to get out meet fellow “locals.” The next three months we will be at Barley Hopsters downtown…an even better reason to get out and network!

The Delaware Daily – Sunday, March 9, 2014

Sunshine and smiles from us to you!

Still abuzz over the good time downtown Friday night!

Delaware Ohio News, Featured Stories, and Some Miscellany for the Day

Local News

Spring forward…daylight saving time starts today. Set your clocks ahead one hour. New ID Card Program Launched For Veterans In Delaware County

OWU: A Flourishing Affinity (Class of 1964)

Central Ohio News

Columbus Dispatch:  Revisions improve Ohio hiring data for 2 years Columbus Police Make Arrest in Blacklick Shootings

Ohio News

The Week: House Hunting: 6 stately Ohio mansions  Jimmy Carter plans Ohio book-signing event

National News

LA Times:  Daylight saving time 2014: When do we spring forward?


Austria (Boston Globe):  A journey though the Alps


The Ohio Machine: Machine Launches March To The Season Promotion

ESPN: Two schools share title after 7 OTs (Ohio High School ice hockey)

ABC News: NASCAR’s Changes Get 1.5-Mile Test in Las Vegas

Thought for the day

Today is a day of rest…even for our minds.

Word of the day

Edelweiss – a flower found in the Alps.

What Our Writers Wrote

Stephen Evanko: March for Art – Another First Friday Success!

Of Interest To Us

Today is check your batteries day.

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Tune of The Day

Tramontane – Foreigner

Advertiser of the Day

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March for Art – Another First Friday Success!

March for Art 2014 (1) IMG_20140307_210025Friday night March 7, 2014 will be remembered. It was a night of beautiful weather after what can arguably be dubbed “the worst winter in Ohio ever.”

People were out, energy was in the air and 46 degrees felt like a heat wave. (When we did the Chocolate Walk video for the DelawareO Video Show just 4 weeks ago, it was 6 degrees!)

The event was sponsored by Main Street Delaware and Button Up (more on this business later). Here is the event summary from the Main Street web page:  “25 local galleries exhibiting artwork from Delaware City Schools.  The official ‘Gallery Opening’ will be held in participating locations on First Friday in March and the exhibit will remain up in the downtown for your perusal through the end of the month.” So even if you missed our young talent, you still have 3 weeks to take it in.March for Art 2014 (6) IMG_20140307_180444 (2)

Part of our mission at DelawareO is to help promote a healthy and vibrant downtown. This is not to exclude anyone else from the four corners of Delaware County, but to start here and work our way out.

March for Art 2014 (5) IMG_20140307_183716Since art was the focus, let’s get to it. I loved walking around and seeing what our kids created. Having no art talent myself, I was amazed at what I saw. It was fun to enter in to the different stores to see what was on display. The downtown merchants I spoke with were loving the traffic this event generated to their stores.  What catches my eye is the use of color and dimension.

March for Art 2014 (2) IMG_20140307_205207The sponsor of the event was Button Up (a gallery of hand-made art). I was able to speak briefly with the owner, Kathleen Miller. Her store had quite a buzz…they were previewing new watercolors by Mary Morrison. I have prints of her work in my insurance office and love them!



We’ll be back for “Mascot Madness” on Friday, April 5, 2014. Plans are to have the video crew there too. So if you see our team, be sure to tell us “I want to be part of the DelawareO Video Show”  …we may just have the chance to make you famous.March for Art 2014 (4) IMG_20140307_193111




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