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April 1, 2015       A Newsletter with events, resources & information for the benefit of our members.  

Thursday, April 16 

12:00-1:00 pm

Bryan Center A&B


Chamber Membership:

What's in it for me?

Learn how your chamber membership can benefit you and your employees directly from the providers of the great many financial benefits we have, including a few new ones. Lunch is provided by SOCA. 





Click here to register & get more information.


Chamber Board
Anita Brown, President
Susan Miller, Vice President
Sheila Pallotta, Treasurer
Craig Mesure, Secretary
Jeannamarie Cox Peifer
Randy Gifford
Bruce Grimes
Sherryl Kostic
Krystal Luketic
Molly Lunde
Ann Simonson
Ex-Officio Members
Mario Basora, YS Schools
Dave Boyer, WPAFB
Nick Gaskins, YSAC
Lisa Goldberg, Past President
Chamber Staff
Karen Wintrow, Exec Dir
Alex Scott, Admin Asst.  
Susan Gartner, Calendar 
Here is a benefit of YS Chamber membership.  
Clark State Community College. 10% discount on Corporate Training 
Contact Toni Overholser 
(937) 431-7164.
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 and scanning services in the heart of Yellow Springs.
  Soin Medical Center
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 Forum Explores High Speed Internet 


Imagine high-speed, affordable internet access here in Yellow Springs, owned and operated locally, not by a huge corporate entity. A group of YS residents is working to make this vision a reality, and is organizing a Fiber Forum to help inform local business owners and individuals. This free event will be held Saturday, April 25, at MVECA, 330 E. Enon Rd. Local, state, and national speakers from 9am to Noon will be followed by a free roundtable lunch with questions and answers.   


By optimizing internet access with fiber, YS will address strategic economic, communication, and municipal service goals...

  • attract new business ventures
  • provide much faster and more affordable internet service to YS residents and businesses
  • provide new revenue streams for our Village that will stay in our Village
  • be a backbone for wi-fi access downtown and in other areas
  • create options for video streaming and multicast video as well as telephone service
  • provide a locally controlled resource that will resist attempts to override Net Neutrality by large telecom carriers
  • utilize smart grid functionality for utility, health care, and emergency services

Click here to register for the Fiber Forum.    



 Ohio Business Gateway  

If you do business in the State of Ohio, you probably know that the Ohio Business Gateway is the primary source for business information, payment of a number of business taxes and other business services.


Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor is working to make the site more user-friendly and effective so she's asking you to take a short survey to inform an upgrade. Click here to take the survey. 


Ohio Business Matchmaker

The Ohio Business Matchmaker is a two day event, April 28-19 at Wright State University Nutter Center that offers the following opportunities to businesses:
  • Connects suppliers with buyers to fulfill contracting needs
  • Provides specialized training on how to do business with federal, state, local and prime contractors
  • Offers an organized format of one-on-one sessions to discuss opportunities with buyers
  • Allows networking venues with government and private sector representatives
There are also classes, webinars and online training to help you prepare for this important opportunity. To learn more, click here.



Member News 

Welcome New Members

AAA Wastewater - portable toilets, grease trap cleaning

Michael Kalter LLC - business & organizational consultant  

Young Living with Marella - essential oils & aromatherapy  


Thanks for Renewing

Aero Composites LLC, AMP Inc., Arbor Care of Ohio, Black Pug Bike Repair, Brandeberry Winery, Bushworks, Inc., Dino's Cappuccinos, Dunphy Real Estate, Inc., Ehmans Garage LLC, Friends Care Community, Greene Giving, Hearthstone Inn & Suites, HTH Companies, Hudson Sculpture Ltd, Humanist Center Massage, Julia Etta's Trunk, Kevin Martin, Kingston & Talis Landscaping, Miami Valley Equine Acupressure, Morgan Family Foundation, Ohio Barn Bed & Breakfast, Ohio Silver, The Shop, The Smoking Octopus, Springs Healing Massage, Taylorsville Family Dental, Trade Winds Imports, Yellow Springs Arts Council, Yellow Springs Historical Society, Yellow Springs Psychological Center, Village of Yellow Springs


Learn more about the benefits of Chamber Membership.

Click here to join or renew electronically.

Business Education & Events

Greene County Career Center Workforce Education

Various classes and times; 2960 W. Enon Rd., Xenia, OH

Meeting the needs of business and individuals in workforce training and certification. Adult classes.


Clark State Community College Workforce Training

Various classes, times and locations; (937) 431.7164

Professional development classes and individualized programs to help your employees and company 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

A variety of free and fee-based business courses to meet your needs and challenges. 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. 


Dayton SCORE Non-Profit Initiative

Various Times; Various Locations

An assessment tool, workshops and mentoring to improve the operations of non-profit organizations.

 YS Art Cans Project


Beth Holyoke and Käthi Seidl are hoping to continue their exciting Art Can project to enhance YS sidewalks in a creative and useful way. By clearly labeling and locating them strategically, the new sets (trash + recycling) of Art Cans will make it easier for people to separate recycling and landfill waste and, therefore, improve waste management downtown.


The Village has invested over $4000 in four sets and now it is hoped that the business community will be interested in sponsoring the project to help it move forward. All sponsors will be recognized on the cans and in promotional materials. Sponsorships range from $100 to $1500.


Click here to learn more about the project.