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Welcome to the team, Fowler Financial Group!

HEY! Hamilton! is excited to announce the addition of Fowler Financial Group to our team of Community Partners.


Although their office is in the suburbs, the firm is owned and operated by long-time Hamiltonian E. Todd Fowler. Todd believes in Hamilton and like us, he believes that HEY! Hamilton! represents the next wave of community news and information in our city.

Todd is also endorsed by money guru Dave Ramsey to help you on your financial journey.

“Over the years, we’ve found that a team approach is the best method to help clients who have a wide variety of needs as they maneuver through a complex financial-services world,” he said. “No one solution fits everyone, which is why every client gets our undivided attention—from planning to execution to follow-up. We take a proactive approach to helping you develop a strategy to accumulate and preserve wealth, using the most efficient methods available.”


Here’s the contact info:

9078 Union Centre Blvd
Suite 350
West Chester, OH 45069
(513) 887-7526

You can also check in at their Facebook page and welcome them to the family!

Miami University Regional Campuses join the HEY! Hamilton! team

We would like to welcome the Miami University Regional Campuses as the newest HEY! Hamilton! Community Partner and thank them for their support.

Please visit their website and tell them HEY! Hamilton! sent you…


As Hamilton Campus alumni, this partnership means a lot to both Director of Development Alicia Wellinghoff and me. We are looking forward to a long and happy relationship.

Here are some of the recent stories we’ve published regarding the Hamilton Campus:

VISIT THIS PAGE to see a Roll Call of all of our Community Partners and find out how you can be part of the next wave of community news and information….

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Editor & Publisher

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Hamilton to honor its top educators, October 30

Thirteen local educators have been nominated for the 12th annual Harry T. Wilks “Hamilton Celebrates Education” awards, sponsored by the Hamilton Community Foundation.

The dinner and awards program is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30, at the Courtyard by Marriott in downtown Hamilton. Five educators will be recognized as “finalists” in advance of the program. The Educator of the Year will receive a $3,000 honorarium for their school, and each of the other four finalists will receive a $500 honorarium.

Wilks, Harry
Harry T. Wilks

“Harry T. Wilks has left a great legacy of honoring education, and we’re proud to once again recognize deserving educators in the Greater Hamilton area,” said Betsy Hope, vice president of communications for the Hamilton Community Foundation. “This will be the first year we hold this dinner in the wake of Mr. Wilks’ passing, but his tremendous generosity toward the community he loved truly lives on.”

The following educators have been nominated for this year’s award:

  • Badin High – Gina Helms, Director of Campus Ministry
  • Bridgeport Elementary – Carla Castator, Title 1 teacher
  • Brookwood Elementary – Rob Clark, 6th grade teacher
  • Crawford Woods Elementary – Ashley Woodard, 5th grade teacher
  • Garfield Middle – Lisa Neel, Media Specialist
  • Hamilton Freshman – Brianne Giesting, Math teacher
  • Hamilton High – Louise Jewett, Chemistry teacher
  • Highland Elementary – Carol Christian, 5th grade science teacher
  • Linden Elementary – Ophelia Thomas, Title 1 teacher
  • Ridgeway Elementary – Suellen Albert, 5th grade science teacher
  • Riverview Elementary – Joan Hall, Kindergarten teacher
  • St. Ann Catholic Elementary – Joyce Cepluch, Secretary
  • Wilson Middle – Kristin Kwiat, Reading Intervention specialist

In addition to the Educator of the Year, a number of grant recipients will be honored at the dinner. This year, as a special memorial to Mr. Wilks and in recognition of his support for education in our area, the Hamilton Community Foundation is stepping up to match the number of teacher grants awarded from the Harry T. Wilks fund for 2014.

Photo: Gina Helms, Badin High School, photo courtesy Hamilton Community Foundation

Colonial Dinner Series engages community

DinnerSeriesIt’s an exciting time in Butler County. The City of Hamilton is energized with urban development, the Gateway project is underway, and small businesses are starting to gravitate towards Hamilton. Some of the finest hospitals and doctors in the state are in Butler County. We have authors, we have excellent high schools (and talented kids that attend them).

The Colonial Dinner Series, which starts in September and goes through May, is a great way to engage with our community and enhance your physical, social and spiritual well-being. This year, speakers range from city officials and business professionals to doctors and authors—and of course, Hamilton High School’s Rhapsody In Blue will perform once again….

Get the complete schedule at YOUR TIME …

Finger Fitness Expert and Hamilton’s own Greg Irwin will be the November 5 speaker.  Photo by Vinnie Corbo.