Early last week, our Advocacy and Public Policy department hosted an Opiate Roundtable with State Representative Robert Sprague and Chamber members from a variety of fields to discuss the impact opiate abuse and drug addictions have on our region. It is a tragic and life threatening problem effecting our citizens and subsequently, our businesses ability to fill the workforce. Many of the attendees shared their frustrations about finding potential employees that can successfully pass a drug test. Fortunately, there are a number of community resources available to both employers and employees to assist individuals who have an addiction that want to seek help.
OPPORTUNITY FOR TRCC MEMBERS TO MEET LEGISLATORS
By: Emily Dammeyer
On Tuesday, April 5, 2016 Chamber members had the opportunity to travel to Columbus for our annual luncheon with state legislators and policy makers in conjunction with the Ohio Chamber Annual Meeting. Members also had the chance to participate in Q & A Sessions with Former Speaker of the House John Boehner, Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) Chairman Andre Porter, and ODOT Director Jerry Wray.