The Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce is known to have access to comprehensive employee health plans. But what you may not know is we also offer dental, vision, and life and disability coverage for companies just like yours through Medical Mutual. With an all-inclusive benefits package, you can attract and retain talent while keeping your employees – and bottom line – healthy.
By Amanda DePerro
On Oct. 29, 20 Under 40 celebrated its 2019 award winners at the Valentine Theatre. The Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce and EPIC Toledo are proud of our affiliation with four of the 20 recipients this year.
Annually since 1996, 20 Under 40 has recognized a group of local young professionals and community leaders in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan who show outstanding dedication and commitment to the region. The organization’s mission aligns perfectly with the goals of both the TRCC and EPIC, which aim to uplift business leaders and young professionals, supporting the growth and success of the Toledo Region.
Click here for more information about 20 Under 40.
Welcome to the newest members of the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce, who joined in October 2019:
By Tim Schneider, Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce
At its regular meeting at 4:00 p.m. on October 29, Toledo City Council is expected to refer to the plan commission Ordinance 506-19 which would establish a permit process to allow for up to five off-premise poster panel signs on buildings downtown. The proposal is aimed at improving the visual appearance of building exteriors in the business and entertainment areas of the city center. Such signs would generally occupy a minimum of 80 percent of a building wall surface and could be an electronic static or moving image, but could not be located within a 750-foot radius of another poster panel sign.
Around the world, from the U.S. and China to Japan and South Korea, with instability due to Brexit in the EU, global traders are easing off. The International Monetary Fund forecast global growth at 3 percent for 2019, which is the lowest since 2009.
Despite dips in the global trade market, in order to continue to grow the global economy as well as themselves, many economists argue, according to an article by BBC News, business leaders must continue to expand to new markets, uphold brand consistency and continue to export abroad.
By Sabrina D'Onofrio, CGBP, CBA
Tackling export issues can be quite challenging if you aren’t familiar with the process. Export Success at the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce (TRCC), together with the Regional Growth Partnership (RGP) Northwest Ohio, United Parcel Service (UPS), and the U.S. Commercial Service can help you and your company get over these hurdles and provide guidance in the world of exporting.
By Amanda DePerro
On Sept. 30, the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) marked the end of its fiscal year. Throughout the year, the SBDC upheld its mission to support entrepreneurs of all backgrounds and scales, whether the entrepreneur was in his or her first steps of planning a business or whether the small business had been an established part of the northwest Ohio community for decades.
Ohio's TechCred Program gives businesses the chance to up-skill current and future employees in today’s tech-infused economy. The program is expected to fund up to 20,000 technology-focused credentials over the next two years. The last day to submit an application for the first round of the TechCred program is Thursday, Oct. 31.
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