By: Jocelyn Liberatore, Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce
The Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce is actively working to support workforce development efforts and career opportunities as part of the overall strategy to attract and retain talent in the Toledo Region. That’s why we host Morning Access: Education & Workforce every year, to provide an opportunity for business and education leaders to connect directly in a relaxed business setting, leading to mutually beneficial conversation and opportunities for the community.
Contributors: Matt Yarder, Yarder Manufacturing, Emily Dammeyer, Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce
Four generations of Yarders have intentionally chosen to make it in Toledo. The Yarder Manufacturing Company is a four generation family business specializing in sheet metal fabrication for B2B manufacturing needs. Headquartered on Philips Avenue in Toledo, the company has thrived for nearly 100 years. Across 50,000 square feet, 65 talented engineers, welders, and skilled workers collaborate to “make metal matter.”
By: Emily Dammeyer, Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce
National Manufacturing Day is this Friday, October 6th! Manufacturing Day is a “celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers.” (Manufacturing Day Website) The Toledo Region has a rich history of manufacturing, and modern manufacturing is booming in our community.
With more than 50 members in the Manufacturing Industry, the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce offers multiple resources specifically targeted toward the industry, including a monthly meeting called the Manufacturers Roundtable. Led by Bill Wersell, Vice President of Business Development Services at the Chamber, the group meets monthly to discuss industry-wide trends and challenges.
Managing Director, National Center for the Middle Market
Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University
Doug Farren, Managing Director of the National Center for the Middle Market at The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business is confirmed to speak at the Chamber's Morning Access: Education and Workforce Development breakfast on October 13, 2017. This breakfast provides an opportunity for business and education leaders to connect directly in a relaxed business setting.
The 17th edition of the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce’s public service leadership program is set to begin in January 2018. Every year, the program graduates individuals representing a cross-section of the area who go on to improve the region and advance their own professional goals. The program is the longest running of its kind in the state. To date, more than 300 leaders from around the Toledo Region have graduated from the program.
Ohio is having a sales tax holiday this weekend beginning Friday, August 4, 2017 at 12:00 a.m. and ending Sunday, August 6, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. This means that an item of clothing priced at $75 or less, schools supplies priced at $20 or less per item or an item of school instructional material priced at $20 or less will all be exempt from sales and use tax.
Get prepped for the upcoming school year and support local businesses as you enjoy a tax free weekend. Franklin Park Mall has been a member of the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce for nearly 50 years and they are looking forward to a successful weekend.
By: Tim Schneider, Manager Local Government Advocacy
One of the largest Outdoor Refreshment Areas in Ohio went live Thursday, June 15 in downtown Toledo. The Downtown Outdoor Refreshment Area (DORA) allows patrons to carry an open beverage of alcohol outside in a designated cup provided at one of 24 participating restaurants, pubs and entertainment venues within a perimeter bounded by Lafayette, Adams, Erie and Summit Streets.
By: Matt Hoverman, Director of IT Consulting, Gilmore Jasion Mahler, LTD
The clock is ticking. The deadline is just around the corner. Do you know if your company will be required to comply with the European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”)?
By: Brian Dicken, Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce
Of the more than 1,800 businesses that have invested in the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce, more than 80 percent of them are small businesses. The Toledo Chamber understands that small businesses are the backbone of our local economy.
The Toledo Chamber supports small businesses in a variety of ways including hosting the Small Business Development Center, telling the story of the Toledo Region to attract and retain a talented workforce, providing opportunities to grow personal networks, and advocate on their behalf through the Advocacy & Public Policy (APP) department.
At its regular meeting at 4:00 p.m. today, Toledo City Council is expected to vote on Ordinance 167-17, which would make a number of amendments to Toledo’s lead paint law that passed last year establishing a registration program for lead-safe residential rental units. Amendments include the following: