By Tim Schneider, Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce
At its meeting on September 21 at 2:00 p.m., Toledo City Council will review establishing a Job Creation Incentive (JCI) program aimed at promoting economic development within a tax-sharing zone in Troy Township, Wood County. The program is meant to encourage businesses to invest in the Joint Economic Development District (JEDD) by offering them grants tied to expected creation of jobs and payroll.
Here at the Toledo Chamber, we're proud to house the Toledo Small Business Development Center, which every day oversees the important task of supporting our region's small business community. Recently, Financial Counselor Paula Avila-Palomares joined the team, ready to provide financial guidance and her expertise to the backbone of the Toledo Region: small businesses. While we hope you meet Paula at one of our many upcoming events, you can get to know her a little bit through this Q&A.
It's always exciting to welcome a new member to the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce community, and it's doubly exciting to get to celebrate that member's ribbon cutting! We were lucky enough to get to do both for new Chamber member YogaSix, who joined us in the beginning of 2021 and whose ribbon cutting we took part in on June 26. In this New Member Spotlight, learn a little more about YogaSix and what they do.
August is now behind us, and though our warm temperatures and beautiful sunny skies don't show it, fall is nearing in the Toledo Region. The Toledo Chamber has plenty to look back on and celebrate during the start of September, and we've got even more to look forward to as the year continues on. But before we get into the exciting and important events on the schedule this month, let's highlight and celebrate our newest members who joined in August 2021.