Happy Military Appreciation Month! In May, we recognize, celebrate and honor all of the members of our Toledo Region community who are serving or who have served in our nation's military. Please enjoy this Q&A with Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce member LaScala, Inc. and its CEO, U.S. Army veteran Gregory LaScala.
Khary Carson of Verde Logistics Finds Success After Transition to Transportation and Logistics Industry
Khary Carson knew something had to give. While he had a successful career in psychology with a degree in psychology and master’s degree in clinical psychology, he says, he wasn’t seeing success with his clients translate to the same financial success.
Like others in the region, the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce was encouraged by the announcement of the creation of the Route 23 Connect Initiative a year ago. This initiative of the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT), along with regional partners at the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) and Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments (TMACOG), was designed to determine the feasibility of a free-flowing connection between the Columbus and Toledo regions. Improving the connection has been a long-standing priority for the Chamber, TMACOG and others.
Toledo Small Business Development Center Receives 2022 Great Lakes Regional SBDC Excellence & Innovation Award
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced on Monday, May 2, that the Toledo Small Business Development Center at the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce has won its 2022 Great Lakes Regional Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Excellence and Innovation Award. Through this award, the SBA recognizes the year's most outstanding SBDC among the Great Lakes states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin.
Happy May, Toledo! We could not be more excited to shepherd in sunnier days, warmer weather and the exciting spring and summer events northwest Ohio is known for. Before we get into the upcoming events that you can’t miss in the next few months, let us first celebrate and recognize our newest members who joined the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce member community in April 2022. When you stop by these businesses or meet them out at one of our networking events, don’t forget to congratulate them and offer them a warm welcome to our community.