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BIA Oktoberfest Helps Us Fall Into Autumn

The annual BIA Oktoberfest had a little something for everyone this past Thursday. Hosted by Davyd Miller with Odd Jobs at the City Club in Westerville, the evening was a fall treat for the nearly 150 attendees. The City Club, located on the Hoover Reservoir, provided a beautiful view along with a campfire. Bobby Layman Cadillac GMC, sponsored food, desserts were sponsored by Liberty Bank, and drinks sponsored by State Bank.

“The City club is a very special place,” says Davyd Miller with Odd Jobs. “People always say, ‘I never knew this place existed,’ that’s why its such a secret. People enjoy it so much because they’re surprised. This is the one BIA event every year I host that I wanted to be so unpredictable to people.”

Everyone was encouraged to drop their business cards for prize drawings, some of which were donated by Title First Agency. Music provided by Glenn Hutchins with Huntington Bank played all evening to provide the perfect atmosphere for this serene outdoor setting.

The BIA Oktoberfest is an annual event presented by the Sales and Marketing Council (SMC) and opened to all BIA members and their guest(s). This year, the event merged with our new up and coming Young Professionals Group (YP).

“This gave our Young Professionals a chance to network with some new people in a very unique and private setting,” said Marilyn Evans, BIA Member Services Coordinator and BIA liaison to the Young Professionals Group. “I love when I look around at an event, and I see our members passing around business cards to one another."  

The YP group will be hosting their Ugly Sweater Party on December 4, at Hamilton-Parker. Current BIA members and potential members are welcome. 

A special thank you to the additional event sponsors: Fifth Third Bank, Posey Insurance, Universal Windows Direct, and The Madosky Shaw Group with Coldwell Banker King Thompson.

To learn more about the Sales and Marketing Council, contact Linda Winrod at To learn more about the Young Professionals Group, contact Marilyn Evans at

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