Chamber grew by 15 percent in past year

By Lenny C. Lepola -

Members of the Sunbury/Big Walnut Area Chamber of Commerce are involved in many, if not most, community events throughout any given year.

Chamber of Commerce executive director Deb Jackson said that during 2015 the chamber joined forces with the Big Walnut Local School District to host the 17th annual Chamber Community Expo, held a golf outing fundraiser, organized the Independence Day flea market and Fourth of July fireworks, and Christmas on the Square.

“In 2015 we saw the Central Ohio Symphony come to the Community Library, we hosted a coffee chat with Big Walnut Schools Superintendent Angie Pollock, and took a leading role in volunteer participation during the 2015 BIA Parade of Homes,” Jackson said. “We grew a lot, we networked more, and we are fortunate to report that in 2015 the chamber’s membership grew by 15 percent, with a total of 40 new members.”

Jackson also noted that the village of Sunbury, together with the Sunbury/Big Walnut Chamber of Commerce, the Big Walnut Civic Association, Big Walnut Local Schools, and the Big Walnut Area Historical Society are working together planning Sunbury’s 2016 bicentennial “Year of Celebration.”

“There will be a host of new activities, along with our regularly scheduled annual events, and all with a bicentennial theme,” Jackson said. “We hope to celebrate this monumental birthday all year long, focusing on our rich heritage and promising future.”

New members of the Sunbury/Big Walnut Area Chamber of Commerce are: Columbus Awning Co.; Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Platinum Realty Group; Crum Realty Group — Rhonda Crum — Key Realty; Health Markets — Andrea Mullins, Health & Life Insurance Broker; James Kahrl; Connect to Clients Consulting, LLC; A&RJ Landscape; Jason Rogers; Ava Anderson Non Toxic; Osteostrong Columbus; Byers Insurance Co.; Easton Roofing, LLC; The Social Smith; Ladder Web Solutions; HubbellArts; Apex Payroll; T’s & Decals Express; Ward Benefits and Consulting, LLC; Bugs & Bees Pest Control; Thousand Hill Acres, LLC; Northgate Companies; CD Doors/Garage Doors; Advocare/Health & Wellness-Nutrition; Peachblow Pottery; Travel Escapes; Essential Oils Advocate/Jamie Crabtree; DJ Meeko Entertainment; Julieanna Hennebert; Maria DiPaolo Jones; Buck i Roofing and Restoration; St. John Neumann Catholic Church; Eyster Enterprise LLC Eyster’s Sealcoating; The Growth Coach of Central Ohio; Dave Martin; The Sunbury House; Sparrow Lodge 400, Free & Accepted Masons; Sunbury Business Group of Delaware County; Group Eleven Consulting Inc.; Mark Dandrea — The Doctor of Real Estate — REMAX Affiliates; Extreme Clean Mobile Detail; Crabtree Consulting, LLC; and the Law Office of Sean P. Costello, LLC.

The chamber is located at 39 E. Granville St. in Sunbury. For more information, go to

By Lenny C. Lepola

Lenny C. Lepola can be reached at 614-266-6093.

Lenny C. Lepola can be reached at 614-266-6093.