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.
As we enter the month of June, we'd like to look back on and celebrate our new Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce members. Join us in recognizing our new members for the month of May:
Had you visited Put-in-Bay in 1905, you would have seen the beginnings of Miller Ferries to Put-in-Bay & Middle Bass Island. It’s now the biggest ferry service on Lake Erie, but it didn’t start that way. Back in the early 1900s, Miller Ferry began as a fishing charter and water taxi business in the summer, and an ice harvesting business in the winter.
The Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments (TMACOG) is seeking public comment on the draft five-year update of our region’s long-range transportation plan, titled “On the Move 2045 – Update 2020”. The plan is a list of projects, initiatives, and policies that will guide future transportation investments in Lucas and Wood counties in Ohio and southern Monroe County in Michigan.
As the weather begins to clear up, the temperatures begin to rise and the promise of spring approaches, here at the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce, we also must look back at the previous month to celebrate our newest members from February 2020. Toledo Chamber members join an organization that has more than 125 years of history ADVOCATING for a thriving business environment, LEADING the charge to attract and retain talent in the region and CONNECTING business with resources and opportunities for growth.
The first month of 2020 is over, and we can barely believe it. However, the start of February 2020 means it's time to celebrate all of our fantastic new members who joined in January 2020. Whether you're a brand new member or you've been a member since the beginning, by joining the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce, you've chosen to make an investment in us and, by extension, your business. Don't forget to check out all of the events we offer to members and non-members alike.