The Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce is known to have access to comprehensive employee health plans. But what you may not know is we also offer dental, vision, and life and disability coverage for companies just like yours through Medical Mutual. With an all-inclusive benefits package, you can attract and retain talent while keeping your employees – and bottom line – healthy.
Welcome to the newest members of the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce, who joined in October 2019:
Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP is pleased to announce that Thomas A. Cotter has rejoined the firm in its Toledo office as part of the Tax & Benefits and Trusts & Estates practice groups, bringing with him more than three decades of experience.
By: Brian Dicken, Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce
On July 10, the 180th Fighter Wing officially broke ground on two new facilities that will enhance their ability to carry out its mission. Those facilities include new hangers to support the federal aerospace control alert (ACA) and the deployment processing facility. Both of these projects have been supported by the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce through our advocacy efforts with state and federal officials.
By: Joan Browne Kose, The Ability Center Disability Dialog
Earlier this month, the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce hosted its second event in the Chamber U: Diversity & Inclusion Series. Hosted at Lott Industries, a panel of three experts made the business case highlighting differing abilities in the workplace and showcased resources available to businesses looking to grow their workforce in a way that pays.
Toledo City Council to vote on Cleveland-Cliffs project easements, federal worker shutdown assistance
By: Tim Schneider, Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce
At the regular meeting of Toledo City Council today at 4:00 p.m., action is expected on Ordinances 39-19 and 40-19 which would authorize easements to facilitate development of Cleveland-Cliffs Inc.’s hot briquetted iron production facility. First reading is expected on 39-19 which would allow Generations Pipeline, LLC to install a 16-inch subsurface natural gas pipeline through a portion of the Collins Park Water Treatment Facility property. Council is expected to vote on 40-19 which would allow IronUnits LLC to install a rail line and conveyor system across and in the vicinity of Front Street.
Council Member Spotlight
Jennifer Zalecki is the newest addition of the Small Business Advisory Council, having been appointed in 2018. She is the President/CEO/Owner of Battery Wholesale, a specialty retail chain operating in Northwest Ohio and Southwest Michigan since 1983. The family-owned business operates seven locations, including retail stores, two warehouses, a battery build shop, and a business-to-business sales division. Zalecki enriches the Council with her experience of managing all aspects of the day-to-day operations of her consumer-facing business.
Relatively new to service in professional business organizations, Zalecki is eager to learn about the issues that affect Ohio businesses and give back to her community. In addition to the Council, she also serves on the Boards of the Toledo Area Small Business Association, ProMedica Physicians and Continuum Services, and the Stone Oak Homeowners Association.
This story was originally posted in the CSI Week in Review. For more information on the Common sense Initiative, please visit their website.
The Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce thanks our local leaders who recently joined us in recognizing November 24th as Small Business Saturday. Small Business Saturday was founded in 2010 as an annual shopping tradition dedicated to supporting small businesses in communities across the nation.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are more than 44,700 businesses with fewer than 100 employees in Northwest Ohio. These small businesses comprise 92 percent of all firms in the region.
From left to right: NAHRO Senior Vice President Sunny Shaw (Executive Director, Housing Alliance and Community Partnerships, Pocatello, ID), LMHA Vice President of Resident Services Coleena Ali, LMHA Board Vice Chair Alisha Gant, LMHA President and CEO Demetria Simpson, and NAHRO President Carl S. Richie, Jr. (NAHRO Fellow, Commissioner, Housing Authority of the City of Austin, TX)
Toledo, Ohio, October 8, 2018 – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority (LMHA) $165,819 for 41 housing vouchers that will provide permanent affordable housing to non-elderly persons with disabilities who are “transitioning out of institutionalization, or who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.” LMHA administers these funds through their Housing Choice Voucher Program.
In response to the news about the award, LMHA President and CEO Demetria Simpson said “LMHA is very pleased that we received these vouchers. We are now able to serve more people who have a great need for housing. They will give individuals with disabilities housing opportunities within stable communities.”
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Verb :: to make, invent or fabricate
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.