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February 4, 2014   A Newsletter with events, resources & information for the benefit of our members.  
Here are a few of the benefits YS Chamber membership.  There are many more here
Save money with BWC Discount Programs
Enrollment open until February 14.
Superior Dental Care
5% discounts on dental insurance with no increases in 2014.
Reduce your credit card processing fees.


Print/Copy Services
Color .35 members
         .40 nonmembers
B&W  .10 members
         .15 nonmembers
Marketing Plan members get an additional discount.
Discounts for large orders.
Email your documents and tell us the quantity, paper
& type of copies you need.   It's convenient and environmentally-friendly to shop local!  Get high quality, inexpensive copies plus printing, scanning and fax services in the heart of Yellow Springs.
The Chamber has a high capacity paper cutter.
Safety Corner
Step 1 Visible, Active Senior Management Leadership
For a safety program to be truly effective, it must start at the top. It should have a higher purpose than simply complying with OSHA.


Save Money & Provide a Safer Workplace

BWC Group Rating Programs provide Ohio employers with the opportunity to significantly reduce workers' compensation premiums, while increasing awareness of safety and risk-management strategies.

Workplace safety is an important component of these programs.


2014 Ohio Safety Congress & Expo

Chamber Board
Lisa Goldberg, VP
Roger Reynolds, Treas
Susan Miller, Sec
Anita Brown
Jeannamarie Cox Peifer
Sheila Dunphy-Pallotta
Randy Gifford
Sherryl Kostic
Molly Lunde
Craig Mesure
Ann Simonson
Ex-Officio Members
Mario Basora, YS Schools
Dave Boyer, WPAFB/CR
Nick Gaskins, YSAC
Rick Pridemore, GCCC
Elise Click, Past President
Chamber Staff
Karen Wintrow, Ex Dir
Holly Simpson, Events
Susan Gartner, Calendar 
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 State Tax Reduction

for Small Businesses


A majority of small business owners and entrepreneurs in Ohio are eligible for a 50 percent tax deduction on their first $250,000 of business income as part of tax cuts approved last year.  For businesses to determine whether they are eligible and learn how to file for this deduction, a guide has been posted to the Ohio Department of Taxation's website.


As part of the tax cut, a business owner can exclude 50 percent of Ohio net business income from the adjusted gross income they report on their Ohio personal income tax return. If the business has multiple owners, each is eligible to claim the deduction.  This exclusion is available on up to $250,000, meaning the deduction is capped at $125,000 for each investor or owner. 


Owners of, and investors in, Ohio businesses structured as Pass Through Entities qualify for this new tax cut. PTE owners/investors receiving income from the business pay federal and state personal income taxes on that income.  PTEs include: sole proprietorships, partnerships, Subchapter S corporations (S-corps) and Limited Liability Companies (LLCs).


The State is providing the tax cuts to spur small business growth and investment.  According to Ohio Tax Commissioner Joe Testa "The sooner these businesses have extra money in their pockets, the faster they can begin to grow their business by using the savings to increase advertising, buy new equipment or hire help."


Chamber Annual Meeting
Thursday, February 20; 6:00 - 8:30 pm 
Antioch University Midwest, 900 Dayton St.
Please join us for this always fun and popular event.  There will be great food, great wine and great conversation as chamber members and guests join for this annual party. 


Chamber staff and board will present a short report on Chamber activities in 2013 and announce plans for 2014.  We are honored to have Terry Burns, President of Greene/Soin Hospitals as our keynote speaker.


Please be an Annual Meeting sponsor

or donate a door prize. 


Click here to let us know you will be attending

and to learn how you can join these sponsors. 








Member News 

Welcome New Members

Matt Cole Accounting & Tax Preparation-Bookkeeping Services including Financial Statements.

Organic Cafe-Distributors of Organo Gold Beverages, Neutraceuticals and Personal Care Products.

Secondhand Home Project- Workshops on sustainable construction during construction of a new home.


Thanks for Renewing

Addictions Resource Center, AMP Inc., Antioch University, Arthur Morgan House, Chris K Group/Remax Victory, Community Resources, Constantina's Soul LLC, Current Cuisine, Downing's Do it Best Hardware, Erika Grushon Chiropractor, Greene County Career Center, Greene County Community Improvement Corp, HTH Companies, Humanist Center Massage, Listen to the Wind Media, Servlet Internet Services, Springs Cottage, T.K. Tile & Paint, U.S. Pro Painters, Yellow Springs Community Library, Yellow Springs Exempted Schools, Yellow Springs United Methodist Church


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Business Education & Events   

Click on underlined words to learn more about these events. 


EDN Finding Your Whitespace: B2B Market Strategies & Competitive Analysis

Tues, 2/11, 11:30a-1p; TEC; 714 E Monument, Dayton; Free

Join Erin Paulson, Founding Principal of The Paulson Collective, as we discuss: Basic Marketing trends, Allocating resources for Marketing efforts & Auditing the competition.  Box lunch available with preorder.  Click here to register. 


TEC 2014 Entrepreneurs Open

Sat, 2/22, 9a-6p; TEC; 714 E Monument, Dayton; Free

Financial, legal, marketing & strategic consulting for anyone with an idea, invention or new technology from 9a-4p; "Fund My Idea" Competition from 4-6p. Click here to learn more.


Aileron The Art of Running a Small Business

Thurs, 3/6, 9-10a; 8860 Wildcat Rd, Tipp City; Free

New York Times Small Business Editor, Loren Feldman and small business owner and Times contributor, Jay Goltz will discuss your business issues and some practical solutions. The event is structured around information collected in a survey attendees must complete.  Click here to learn more. 


Wright State University SBDC Workshops

Various Times; Various Locations.  Register online.

A series of classes for anyone starting a new business including start-up basics and writing a business plan. Other specialized classes are also available.


Dayton SCORE Small Business Success Workshops

Various Times; Various Locations

Three tracks of proven curriculum designed to empower businesses to succeed in today's dynamic business environment.  Information and services valuable to start up business or one looking for new ideas to improve. Mentoring services and workshops are free or minimal cost. Click here or call 937-225-2887 for information on all SCORE programs.
Greene County Career Center Adult Workforce Education
Various classes and times; 2960 W. Enon Rd., Xenia, OH
Meeting the needs of business and individuals in workforce training and certification.


Clark State Community College

Continuing Education Classes

Various classes, times and locations; (937) 328.6062

Professional development classes to help you rise to the top.

Free Computer Training 

Various times and locations; (937) 328.6055
Connect Ohio is providing  introductory coursework to help adults understand Computers, the Internet and Broadband. 

Interactive Zoning Code

The new 2013 Zoning Code is available on the village website in an interactive format providing easy navigation and hyperlinks.  Click here to link to the document.