On Jan. 9, the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Regional Growth Partnership (RGP), along with key northwest Ohio-based exporters and future exporters, met at Manhattan's Pub 'n Cheer to discuss the impact exporting abroad can have on local business, what exporting means to the global economy, and how business owners not currently exporting can take advantage of local resources and begin to export abroad.
For companies exporting or are looking to export, the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce can connect you with the resources you need to succeed. Keep reading to find out what tools are available to you right here in northwest Ohio.
By Amanda DePerro
Here at the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce, we’re all about setting the best course for our members’ futures, and the future of the entire Toledo Region. December has just begun, and it’s high time to start planning your New Year’s resolutions.
Sabrina D'Onofrio, CGBP, CBA
According to the Ohio Development Services Agency, Ohio exports were valued at $54.3 billion in 2018 which was in increase of 8.4 percent. Ohio is ranked the 9th largest exporting state! The number of countries and territories that receive exports from Ohio are around 210! Goods that were exported from Ohio have supported a projected 249,000 jobs in 2016.
Join members of the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce for Morning Access presented by AT&T, an opportunity to network and connect with elected officials about the issues that are important to you, or your organization, in a no-presentations setting. Those that will be in attendance include state legislators, county commissioners, mayors, council members and other elected officials. Morning Access is part of the Chamber’s effort to foster economic growth and prosperity and make the region a preferred place for diverse talent and innovation.
By: Tim Schneider, Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce
The 18th edition of the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce’s public service leadership program kicked-off on January 14. Not unlike prior years, the 2019 class represents a great cross-section of individuals with diverse career backgrounds who seek to improve the region and advance their own professional goals.
The 18th edition of the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce’s public service leadership program is set to begin in January. Every year, the program graduates individuals representing a cross-section of the area who go on to improve the region and advance their own professional goals. The program is the longest running of its kind in the state. More than 300 leaders from around the Toledo Region have graduated from the program.
The Institute for Leadership & Advocacy is a 10-week course designed to prepare emerging leaders to effectively serve their communities and work with public officials. Participants engage in discussions about the issues, requirements and expectations associated with public service. Sessions are taught by highly experienced professionals comprised of public officials and other regional leaders. The Institute includes year-long engagement in activities and events.
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We’re making it in Toledo. Smart things like solar panels and biotech. Iconic things like Jeep® brand SUVs and Libbey glass. Best of all, we’re making it together, thanks to our dynamic culture built upon a heritage of hard work and a can-do attitude.
In the Toledo Region, It Matters Where You Make It ®. Which is why, when the US Census Bureau announces Manufacturing Week and the 7th annual observance of Manufacturing Day, we have major cause to celebrate. Many of our region’s top employers and a significant share of small businesses have a major manufacturing component and a giant impact on the local economy.
By: Sabrina D'Onofrio, Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce
The Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce together with the RGP Northwest Ohio, United Parcel Service (UPS) and the U.S. Commercial Service successfully launched the Export Success program last week. This year's Export Success class is comprised of 10 company representatives and 11 mentors. Each company participating is at a different stage in the exporting process. Some have been exporting for years, while others have only sold domestically. One of the participating companies is a service provider which dispels the myth that only companies that have a good can export.