April 11, 2012

By: Emily Clingan and Bianca Pomponio, Sports Marketing Academy Interns

On Wednesday, March 21, the Oxford Chamber of Commerce presented the Second Annual Ladies Lifestyle Luncheon at the Oxford Community Arts Center.  The Oxford Chamber of Commerce collaborated with McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital and Miami University Athletics to host the event, and also had food sponsored by Kroger.  The luncheon was attended by 100 women from the community, hosted a wide range of community vendors, and featured, Dr. Robin Thompson Arthur, PsyD as a speaker.

“What a great opportunity to partner with local businesses and emerge ourselves with a community that embraces Miami Athletics” stated Anthony J. Azama, Director of Marketing and Chair of the Oxford Chamber of Commerce.

Through this event, Oxford’s Chamber of Commerce upheld its mission statement: “Stimulating Oxford Area Commerce by promoting existing businesses and attracting new enterprise within a vibrant business community.” The variety of community vendors proved a strong showing for the successfulness of the businesses in the community of Oxford.

Vendors at the event included Luna Blu, Ball of Oxford, Curves, Oxford Obstetrics & Gynecology, Face to Face, The Lane, Oxford Medical Health & Wellness, Moon Co-Op, Usana, SnaZZy Threads, Oxford Massage, Shademakers Nursery and Landscape, Magnolia, Juniper, The Apple Tree, GinghamGirl Greetings, and also McCullough-Hyde Memorial.  The attendees of the Second Annual Ladies Lifestyle Luncheon were able to browse and indulge in the different services and products that the vendors brought to the event, and also enjoyed a sit down lunch accompanied by an incredible speaker.

Dr. Arthur, Chief of Psychology at Lindner Center of HOPE, spoke about Stress Management.  All participants of the luncheon thoroughly enjoyed Dr. Arthur’s speech, the food sponsored by Kroger, and the incredible display each vendor invested into the event. Women of the community look forward to the third annual event, and have hopes that it will be able to grow even more in popularity than it already has done.