Early last week, our Advocacy and Public Policy department hosted an Opiate Roundtable with State Representative Robert Sprague and Chamber members from a variety of fields to discuss the impact opiate abuse and drug addictions have on our region. It is a tragic and life threatening problem effecting our citizens and subsequently, our businesses ability to fill the workforce. Many of the attendees shared their frustrations about finding potential employees that can successfully pass a drug test. Fortunately, there are a number of community resources available to both employers and employees to assist individuals who have an addiction that want to seek help.
Unlimited Opportunities for Growth and Development
The Ohio SBDC Export Assistance Network at the Chamber is taking 6 Ohio companies to Hannover, Germany for the annual Hannover Messe Trade Show, the world’s foremost trade fair for industrial technology. 2016 will mark the largest-ever U.S. delegation to attend the fair, with 390 U.S. businesses and organizations attending. This year, the United States will be the Partner Country of the fair which provides the businesses and organizations in the U.S. delegation the opportunity to be prominently featured throughout the event.
OPPORTUNITY FOR TRCC MEMBERS TO MEET LEGISLATORS
By: Emily Dammeyer
On Tuesday, April 5, 2016 Chamber members had the opportunity to travel to Columbus for our annual luncheon with state legislators and policy makers in conjunction with the Ohio Chamber Annual Meeting. Members also had the chance to participate in Q & A Sessions with Former Speaker of the House John Boehner, Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) Chairman Andre Porter, and ODOT Director Jerry Wray.