Happy New Year, Toledo! We've closed the books on 2020 and we are excited to get started on everything to come in 2021. However, we wouldn't be sending December off right without recognizing our incredible new members who joined the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce in December 2020. Let's take a look back at what the month brought for the business community of northwest Ohio.
As the last leaves touch the ground and the snow begins to fall, we know it's the start of December. Here at the Chamber, we're looking forward to the start of 2021 and all the new changes and events that come with it. But first, let's celebrate our new members who joined us in November 2020.
With Halloween behind us and Thanksgiving ahead of us, November has come! We're thrilled to celebrate our newest members who joined the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce in October 2020. By joining the Toledo Chamber, you help to support our mission of advocating for a thriving business environment, leading the charge to attract and retain talent in the region, and connect business with resources and opportunities for growth.
By Amanda DePerro, communications manager
Clambake 2020 presented by PNC looks entirely different this year. Unlike years past, we won’t be meeting at Hollywood Casino, we won’t be enjoying a delicious clambake meal together and we won’t be enjoying the warm September weather like we normally would for Clambake. However, that doesn’t mean we can’t still celebrate, and that doesn’t mean we can’t support local organizations that are putting in the work every day to make the Toledo Region a more positive place to live for everyone, especially for the most underserved members of the community.
This may come as a surprise, but September is over, and October has begun. As we continue into fall and look toward the leaves changing, the weather getting cooler and the upcoming holiday season, we, of course, must reflect on the changes and everything that we've done in the last month. That means reflecting on – and celebrating – the new members who joined us in September 2020.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses here in the Toledo Region and around the world have been hit hard. However, northwest Ohio organizations have been working hard to support the community. One such organization is the United Way of Greater Toledo and its new iPledge program, focused on spreading the word about local small businesses and driving consumers to their doors – and websites.
As the summer winds down and we look toward fall, it's time to recognize our newest members who joined the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce in August 2020. We're thrilled to welcome these new members to our established group of more than 2,300 organizations throughout the Toledo Region.
In line with the goal of the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Northwest Ohio Business Reboot Initiative to help businesses throughout the region successfully reopen and retool through the COVID-19 pandemic, the chamber has been celebrating reopenings with ribbon cuttings throughout the region. The effort, called the Business Reboot Ribbon Cutting Blitz, is comprised of five-minute ribbon cuttings and is the perfect way to commemorate your business’ return to work, the office or retooling initiative.
July is here, and that means plenty of sunshine, socially distance outdoor fun and blue skies. The Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce has a lot to celebrate, including plenty of business reopenings and Ribbon Cutting Blitz celebrations. But we also want to take the time to celebrate and welcome our newest members. Congratulations and thank you to the new Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce members who joined in June 2020!
The Ability Center Creates Accessibility Fact Sheet to Help Businesses Create Welcoming and Inclusive Space for People with Disabilities
While the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has provided guidelines to help give individuals with disabilities the same opportunities when accessing public accommodations since it was signed into law 30 years ago by President George H. W. Bush on July 26, 1990, there is still much work to do to encourage our community – and the world – to take proactive steps to create welcoming and inclusive spaces.