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March 18, 2014   A Newsletter with events, resources & information for the benefit of our members.  
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Chamber Board
Lisa Goldberg, President
Susan Miller, Vice President
Roger Reynolds, Treasurer
Sheila Pallotta, Secretary
Anita Brown
Jeannamarie Cox Peifer
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, Exec Dir  
Holly Simpson, Events
Susan Gartner, Calendar 
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 Merchant Chamber Chat

Thursday, March 20, 9am

Bryan Center A&B


Please join us for the first Merchant Chamber Chat of 2014 this Thursday. These meetings are designed to provide important information for downtown merchants, restaurants,  artists, lodging and organizations about events and activities designed to bring visitors to town and revenues to your business.


The Chamber Staff and Board made the decision to reduce the number of Merchant Meetings and fold them into our regular meeting schedule in order to reduce the number of meetings that folks have to attend.


This meeting will be to discuss events that have already been scheduled for 2014, focusing on spring and early summer. We will also be discussing our new approach to the Marketing Plan that will provide more direct benefit to participants  with more web marketing, focusing on the proven market of Columbus and targeting  interests that have a natural affinity for Yellow Springs.


We're excited for 2014, especially our new website that will be visually exciting and offer many more direct marketing opportunities for our members.

2013 Chamber Annual Report
If you missed the Annual Meeting on February 20, you missed a great event. Thanks to Terry Burns, President of Greene/Soin Hospitals for an inspiring keynote about the importance of community connections. To read our 2013 Annual Report, click here


  Thanks Again to our Annual Meeting Sponsors.






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Member News 

Welcome New Members

Brew News Publishing-Weekly print and web publication focused on beer and spirits

Dirty Fabulous Boutique-A women's new and vintage clothing shop on Dayton St opening this Spring.

Smoking Octopus-A smoke shop on Xenia Ave. opening this Spring

Tetz Orthodontics- Orthodontics for children, youth and adults in Springfield.

Yellow Springs Psychological Center-Providing a supportive and confidential therapeutic relationship. 


Thanks for Renewing

Bob Baldwin Properties, Burly Man Cleaning, Bushworks, Central Chapel A.M.E. Church, Community Solutions, Electric Service Co, First Presbyterian Church, For Quilt's Sake, Glen Helen Association, HaHa Pizza, Hearthstone Inn,Home Buddies Personal Home Services, Hudson Sculpture, Layh and Associates, Morgan Family Foundation, Nina Carina, Reichley Insurance Agency, Roads to Recovery, Rumpke, ScreenPlay Printing, Springs Motel, Steve Lord, Tree of Life Integrated Spinal Care, Wavelength Aveda Salon/Spa, Yellow Springs Dharma Center


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 Business Education & Events   

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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

Professional Supervisor Training

Tues, 4/1-6/3; 8:30-11:30a; 3775 Pentagon Blvd, Beavercreek

30 hour training by Don Sellars focuses on planning, organizing, staffing, directing and controlling. $325 includes materials and notebooks. Call (937) 429.8923 or email.

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.


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.

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.