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June 30, 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 
Nancy Mellon, Weekend Staff
Alex Scott, Weekend Staff
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 YS Chamber Launches

Two New Websites 


The Chamber is very excited to announce to our members and friends that a 6 month project launched last weekend, a complete redesign of our web presence and the development of two distinct websites, one for Chamber  members & Chamber business and the other for visitors and events.


Please visit both websites and give us your feedback. Also check your business listing and send changes to Karen at kwintrow@yschamber.org. If you are not listed, we will add you as soon as we can.


The Chamber Member/Business site provides all of the important information and links on the home page concerning membership, events, businesses resources and benefits. It can be accessed via this address:



Visitors will find the new website navigation easier, the pages more colorful and the content more descriptive. Events are in a monthly calendar format that shows a brief thumbnail but then expands to include descriptions, maps and web links. The address for the new Visitor site is http://www.yellowspringsohio.org/


The mobile versions for both websites are also visually appealing and quite easy to navigate. Both allow Chamber staff to do most of the updates so changes can be made very quickly.


Most importantly, both provide several promotional opportunities for our members who are in the Marketing Plan. If you'd like to learn more, please contact Holly or Karen via email or at 767.2686.


 2% BWC Premium Rebate 


As a member of the YS Chamber, you are eligible to join the Greene County Safety Council, a partnership of local businesses co-sponsored by the Xenia Chamber and the Ohio Bureau of Worker's Comp. As a member, you will create a safer work environment for your employees and save money on your BWC premiums. Membership rates are low, free for businesses with less than 25 employees. You can join anytime, but to receive your 2% Premium Rebate for the current year, your enrollment must be processed no later than July 31. Click here to learn more.

Member News 

Welcome New Members

Aleta's Café - sandwiches & salads in a wonderful space

Brilliant SmilesDr. Greg Austria family dental

Clifton Garden Cabin - lodging in a garden in Clifton

Computer Adventure Guides LLC - training & repairs

Dona Margarota's Mexican Grill - opening soon

Library Loft - lodging near downtown Yellow Springs

Lucky Dragon - Chinese dining, vegetarian dishes

Mindfully Well Center - integrative medicine center

Subway Yellow Springs - family-owned sandwich shop

Yellow Springs OB/GYN - serving women of all ages 


Thanks for Renewing

4-H Camp Clifton, Bentino's of Yellow Springs, Clifton Mill, David Campbell Insurance Agency, Dianne Collinson Ceramics, Digital Fringe, Ehmans Garage LLC, Glen House Inn, Gulch on Dayton St., Heaven on Earth Emporium, Howell Farm Lodging, Jason Morgan Portraits, JDK Magnetic Plus LLC, La Llama Place, Michael Jones Artist, Moore Than Massage, Ohio Barn Bed & Breakfast, Rita Caz Jewelry Studio, School of Advertising Art, Super-Fly Comics & Games, Village Cyclery, Yellow Springs Artist Studio Tour, Zeller Insurance



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 Business Education & Events   

Click on underlined words to learn more about these events. 


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

Workforce Training

Various classes, times and locations; (937) 328.6062

Professional development classes to help you rise to the top.


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. 


Secondhand Home Project

Various times; Visit website for location

A series of workshops during the construction of an Earthship home in Cedarville. Learn about the use of recycled materials in new home construction. Or simply stop by to visit.