Make a game plan for success at the Clermont Chamber of Commerce’s Business Expo 2010.

Participants can learn more about 50 local companies while also networking and listening to special guest speakers at the April 22 event at Receptions Conference Center East.

Economist Brian Beaulieu, CEO of the Institute for Trend Research, will make his third annual Economic Forecast Breakfast presentation, titled "2010 Recovery; 2011 Stronger," providing local business leaders with management objectives and specific forecasts so they can plan and prosper through the ups and downs of the business cycle.

David Mattson, CEO of Sandler Training and author of The Wall Street Journal bestseller "The Sandler Rules: 49 Timeless Selling Principles and How to Apply Them," will make a lunch presentation from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Also, at 2 p.m., John Melvin, director of the chamber’s Small Business Development Center, will moderate a business financing forum on loan programs and requests.

The Economic Forecast Breakfast costs $35 for chamber members and $70 for non-members; the lunch presentation costs $25 for chamber members and $50 for non-members. The forum is free.

For more information, call (513) 576-5000 or visit


Take a step towards fighting the number one killer of women at the Go Red For Women Luncheon.

The May 4 event at the Duke Energy Convention Center will share the stories of women and men who have battled heart disease, while seating attendees among other passionate advocates.

From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., participants can register for the event and attend the Health Expo. This is a great opportunity to enjoy free screenings, educational sessions, a healthy cooking demonstration and boutique shopping.

The luncheon and program begin at 1 p.m. with keynote speaker Diana Nyad, a world champion swimmer and sports broadcaster. Then, all eyes will be on the Red Dress Fashion Show, with outfits designed by University of Cincinnati DAAP students.

For more information, contact the American Heart Association at (513) 281-4048.


In Cincinnati, the name Graeter’s is synonymous with delicious chocolates and tasty frozen treats such as Raspberrry Chocolate Chip ice cream. It’s one of those local brands everyone knows as sure as they know a cheese coney from an ice-cream cone.

But with the economy turning sour across the country in the past year, one of Cincinnati’s favorite ice cream producers should also be admired for their recent expansions. It turns out that Cincinnati is not the only place that knows there’s no ice cream greater than Graeter’s.

The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber has invited Graeter’s President/CEO Richard Graeter to tell that story and share his company’s inspiring path to success at an April 20 roundtable discussion. The event will be held at the Chamber’s Carew Tower location downtown from 8:15 to 9:30 a.m. The event is free to the public.

The roundtable will focus on Graeter’s colorful history of success, which has allowed it to expand to Dayton, Columbus, Northern Kentucky, Lexington and Louisville. In an effort to increase distribution to new markets, the company recently announced plans for a new, $11 million, 28,000 square foot ice cream facility — pretty impressive for a fourth generation, 140-year-old company.

For more information, contact the Customer Focus Center at (513) 579-3111 or