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September 15, 2015            Events, resources & information for the benefit of our members.  
Greene County Chamber Chat
September 24, 5-7p
Hosted by Greene County Career Center
Ag Research Center

Here is a benefit of YS Chamber membership  
Clark State offers 10% discount to YS Chamber members for many programs. Email Toni Overholser for info.  
Ohio Bureau of
Worker's Compensation

Please click here to read the Safety Accountability Letter which outlines the responsibilities of the BWC, the YS Chamber as the sponsoring organization and Hunter Consulting as the Third Party Administrator.

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, Event Coordinator
Susan Gartner, Calendar 
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
Click here to be added to our mailing list for weekly information about events in YS.
Please join us for our next Business After Hours on September 17 to preview the beautiful new offices of Community Physicians of Yellow Springs at 888 Dayton Street.

You will get a chance to meet the physicians and staff, tour the facility and learn about the services provided at the newest Greene Memorial Hospital Community Clinic.

Most importantly, you will share a lovely evening visiting with friends and colleagues and enjoy delicious cuisine prepared by award-winning Chef Jenn from Soin Medical Center.

The event runs from 5:30 until 7:30 pm. If you have any questions, please call the Yellow Springs Chamber of Commerce at 937-767-2686.

Click here to register. 
 Incumbent Worker Training      
More than 122,000 Ohio employees have already been trained through the Ohio Incumbent Workforce Training Voucher Program, and now that number will increase because round four is right around the corner.
"As Technology evolves, so does the training needed to keep employees current," said David Goodman, director of the Ohio Development Services Agency.  "It's important that employees across the state have the tools they need to succeed."
Training in the following high-demand fields is eligible:  Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace and Aviation, Automotive, Back Office, BioHealth, Corporate Headquarters, Energy, Financial Services, Food Processing, Information Technology and Services, Logistics, Polymers and Chemicals, and Research and Development.  Training opportunities include, but are not limited to, operational skills training, certification processes and equipment training. Training can occur at the employer's facility, at provider's training facility or at a third-party site.
The Ohio Development Services Agency will reimburse the employer for up to 50 percent of the eligible training costs, up to $4,000 per employee, after 1) the employer pays the full cost of the training, and 2) the employee successfully completes the training. The maximum amount an employer may qualify for in a fiscal year is $100,000. The company must be in operation for at least 12 months in Ohio to participate.
Businesses can begin the online process on September 28, 2015 and will have more than two weeks to gather the necessary information to complete their application.  The online applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis and can be submitted beginning at 10:00 a.m. on October 14, 2015.
For more information about the Ohio Incumbent Workforce Training Voucher Program visit http://development.ohio.gov/bs/bs_wtvp.htm
. You can also contact Pete Williams, Director of the Greene County Department of Development for more information. His number is 937-562-5047.  

Member News 
Welcome New Members
Fastenal of Xenia - industrial fastener supplier 
Jan Augenstein - Coldwell Banker Heritage Realty  
Wildflower Boutique & Salon - hair & fashion boutique 
Thanks for Renewing
Aleta's Café, Antioch College, Bentino's of Yellow Springs, Bonadies Glasstudio, Chamber Music Yellow Springs, Coldwell-Banker Heritage Realtors, Dona Margarota's, Glen Garden Gifts, Harvest Moon Bakery, Lisa Wolters Ceramics, Peach's Grill, Subway Yellow Springs, Sunflower Cottage, Super-Fly Comics & Games, Thomas Do-it Centers, Village Cyclery, Wavelength Aveda Salon Spa, Yellow Springs Primary Care Inc.   
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.