Welcome new TRCC staff member Lenora McIntyre, CBA®, Business Advisor for the Minority Business Assistance Center (MBAC). In her role, Lenora will help empower the minority business community by providing resources and assistance for growth and sustainability including job creation, scalability, and economic impact initiatives such as access to capital, training, and networking opportunities.
Keep reading to learn more about Lenora, and leave a comment to say "hello and welcome!"
It is hard to believe that Labor Day weekend is in the review mirror, kids are back in school, football has started, and even though this early September heat wave doesn't feel like fall at all, that too is going to change shortly. But before we say "goodbye" to summer, let's say "hello" to the new members that joined in August.
In accordance with the by-laws of the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce the organization is providing its membership the opportunity to submit nominations for individuals to serve on the Chamber's Board of Trustees and the Toledo Area Small Business Association's (TASBA) Board of Directors. You may nominate yourself or another individual.
All nominations must be mailed to:
Chairman, Nominating Committee
Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce
300 Madison Ave., Ste. 200
Toledo, OH 43604
All nominations must be received by Wednesday, Sept. 13. A nominating committee has been duly appointed and all nominations will be reviewed by the committee, however, it should not be assumed that all nominations will stand for election.
The Summer Legislative Reception presented by Charter Communications was a great success! Here's Why.
At the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce (TRCC), we believe that legislative advocacy is vital to fostering a pro-business environment that encourages job creation in the Toledo Region. At last Friday’s Summer Legislative Reception, presented by Charter Communications, over 120 attendees enjoyed a beautiful morning at the National Museum of the Great Lakes getting face-to-face time to ask questions of our elected officials and learn more about the issues that might affect their businesses. This event helps strengthen the relationships between our private and public leaders with the goal of promoting economic growth and prosperity throughout our region.
Due to the collective voices from northwest and central Ohio business leaders over the past year, we are moving into the next phase of finding a solution for an improved highway connection between the Toledo and Columbus regions. This has been a long-time priority for the Chamber and our regional partners like TMACOG and TAGNO.
Just over a year ago, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) 23 Connect feasibility came to what felt like an abrupt end. Fortunately, business leaders and our state legislators were able to make the case to Governor DeWine that it is important to not only our region’s success, but all of Ohio’s to have better connectivity between our regions.
Summer is upon us, and prices in the energy markets have remained subdued, with both natural gas and electricity prices settling back to stable positions. This comes in sharp contrast to a year ago when energy prices were at multiyear peaks and market volatility was through the roof. The effects of last year’s heightened volatility are still being seen in many ways.
The Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce was honored with two awards from the United Way of Greater Toledo this week. Kenzi Moore, United Way Development Officer (right), presented Wendy Gramza, TRCC President and CEO (left), with the CEO Hall of Fame award which recognizes organizations where the CEO serves as a model for corporate and employee philanthropy and is a visible United Way advocate.
The Chamber also received the Year Round Engagement award given to true champions for improving lives in our community, instilling a year-round workplace engagement plan with the United Way in respect to communication, education, involvement, and volunteerism which includes employee(s) serving in a leadership position for a United Way committee, participation in engagement activities and participation in volunteer activities.
Thank you United Way of Greater Toledo for the recognition and for all you do to support those in our community. The Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce is proud to be part of helping create greater impact for the lives of our neighbors in the region.
Meet Steve DeMaio, Vice President Business Development Services and Small Business Development Center Director
Are you aware of all the ways the Chamber can help you:
If not, your first call should be Elli Twietmeyer, the Chamber’s new Member Relationship Manager! She can tell you about all the ways our team of experts here at the Chamber can connect, advocate and provide the resources you need to solve your unique business challenges and maximize your opportunities. She’ll also be reaching out to all of you, building relationships and making sure you are taking advantage of all of your Chamber benefits.
Let’s learn a little bit more about Elli…
Summer is in full swing in Northwest Ohio, and the region is celebrating with fireworks, festivals, food trucks and all sorts of fun. And here at the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce we're celebrating too, our new members that is! (Although, we also love a good food truck!) So, please light a sparkler, and help us welcome to the Chamber:
Amp Leadership LLC
Built 2 Renew LLC
Epiphany Planning & Development
Gabel Welding Inc.
Geenex Solar LLC
Homes by Josh Doyle
Marshall Tanning Plus
Metro by T-Mobile
Nationwide Children's Hospital
Ohio Tuition Trust Authority
Put-in-Bay Yacht Club
Ryan O'Connell M.D. LLC
Takeda Biolife Plasma Services