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Sustaining Members of the Chamber

The Chamber is grateful to our Sustaining Members for their major commitments to the organization and the local business community. They currently include:

Sustaining Members

Diamond Innovations
Diamond Innovations®, a subsidiary of Sandvik AB, is the world’s first manufacturer of superabrasive materials for the material removal industry and enjoys a strong reputation for customer service, product quality, technological innovation and application development. Diamond Innovations continues to be a premier manufacturer of high-grade diamond, cubic boron nitride and polycrystalline products. Applications using the company’s highly engineered products include grinding, machining, wire drawing, sawing, drilling, oil and gas exploration, and polishing, since this pivotal invention was introduced more than a half-century ago. Headquartered in Worthington, Ohio, Diamond Innovations manufactures at world-class facilities in Worthington; Dublin, Ireland; and Deerfield Beach, Fla., and services customers through a global team of sales-engineers and distributors.

Fifth Third Bank
Fifth Third Bank has the strength and security of a high-performing financial institution and offers a wide variety of services for individuals and business customers. Conveniently available 24 hours a day, Fifth Third meets customer needs through 62 full-service banking centers in central Ohio (including four in the Worthington/Polaris area) and more than 100 ATMs. The bank is distinguished by its philosophy to develop strong relationships in the communities it serves, providing consistent service with a personal touch whether you are a new or longtime customer, a business or an individual customer. Fortune named Fifth Third Bank the #1 Superregional Bank in Most Admired Companies in America.

Huntington National Bank
Huntington Bancshares Incorporated is a $55 billion regional bank holding company headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. Huntington has more than 142 years of serving the financial needs of its customers. Huntington’s banking subsidiary, The Huntington National Bank, provides innovative retail and commercial financial products and services through more than 600 regional banking offices in Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Huntington also offers retail and commercial financial services online at; through its technologically advanced 24-hour telephone bank; and through its network of almost 1,400 ATMs.

The Shops at Worthington Place
Newly renovated, The Shops at Worthington Place is the destination for casual dining, specialty shops and brand-name national retailers in an intimate, neighborhood setting. Many of the boutique stores, including FrontRunner, FaceForward, regiMEN, Montero Native Market and ModeAlise, add local flare, having originated in central Ohio. National retailers also offer shoppers a wide variety, ranging from Talbots to Jos. A. Bank Clothiers, Crabtree & Evelyn and Chico’s. Several dining options, including Amano’s, China Way, First Watch and Panera, also call The Shops at Worthington Place home — with more to come! For a guide to current tenants, visit

Whalen & Company, CPAs and Consultants
Since 1945 Whalen & Company, CPAs and Consultants, has built a strong reputation for providing sound accounting services to its clients. The firm offers a wide range of services, including accounting and auditing services, business valuation, business consulting, restaurant profit enhancement consulting, estate and trust planning, tax planning, tax return compliance, payroll services and information technology consulting on hardware and software issues. The company takes pride in its ability to “talk the client’s language,” and provide a full range of professional accounting services to address the client’s needs, no matter how large or small. Services are specialized for small- to mid-sized businesses, retail, restaurants, construction, not-for-profit, professional services and manufacturing.

Worthington Industries
Worthington Industries is a leading diversified metals manufacturing company with 2012 fiscal year sales of $2.5 billion. The Columbus, Ohio-based company is North America’s premier value-added steel processor and a leader in manufactured pressure cylinders, such as propane, oxygen and helium tanks, hand torches, refrigerant and industrial cylinders, camping cylinders, scuba tanks, and compressed natural gas storage cylinders; custom-engineered open and enclosed cabs and operator stations for heavy mobile equipment; framing systems for mid-rise buildings; steel pallets and racks; and through joint ventures, suspension grid systems for concealed and lay-in panel ceilings, current and past model automotive service stampings; laser welded blanks, and light gauge steel framing for commercial and residential construction. The company employs approximately 10,000 people and operates 80 facilities in 12 countries.


OhioHealth is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit, charitable health care organization serving and supported by the community. OhioHealth is a family of 21,000 associates, physicians and volunteers, 18 hospitals, 23 health and surgery centers, home-health providers, medical equipment and health service suppliers throughout a 40-county area.

Old Bag of Nails Pub
Old Bag of Nails Pub, which opened in downtown Worthington in 1996 and has a second Chamber-area location on Hard Road, has a reputation throughout central Ohio for its charm, wide variety of beers and its fish and chips dish. Its success has led to additional pubs in Bexley, Delaware, Gahanna, Grandview, Hilliard, Mansfield, Marysville, Mason, Pickerington, Powell, Upper Arlington and Westerville.

Shawan-Marquis Agency Inc.
Shawan-Marquis Agency Inc. works with member businesses and other health insurance agents in the Chamber to provide cost-saving group health insurance opportunities for employers and their employees through the Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield ChamberSaver Plan. The agency also can help fellow Chamber members manage human resource needs and AFLAC voluntary insurance products. Shawan-Marquis also coordinates the Chamber’s energy cost-saving program that offers discounts on commercial electricity and natural gas through Volunteer Energy.

Worthington Inn
The Worthington Inn, one of central Ohio’s most significant historical landmarks, ranks among the Columbus area’s top 10 restaurants. The award-winning restaurant offers global cuisine with strong roots in classic French and Italian flavors. The building has five private party rooms that can accommodate groups from 10 to 100.

Worthington Realty
Worthington Realty’s motto is “Seeking the best for our clients.” Worthington Realty offers buyer clients “1 percent cash back” on the purchase price of any listed MLS property, including new builds, residential, commercial leases or investments, using owner/broker Ted Oatts. Ted was 2008 Ohio Realtor of the Year and 2008 Columbus Realtor of the Year.

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