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October 19, 2015                    Events, resources & information for the benefit of our members.  
Just one benefit of your YS Chamber membership:
Offering effective
solutions for the screening of employees, tenants and volunteers.
Contact Dave Klotz
at (513)204.5530.  
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 
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         .15 nonmembers
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 What Permits Do I Need & Why
Helping businesses understand what they need to do in order to operate  their business  in the village is something we're asked about frequently.
The Village doesn't have specific licensing requirements but there is zoning that determines where certain businesses can locate and can control some operational aspects. Miami Township has zoning restrictions also for businesses outside the village.
Greene County controls construction requirements through the Building Department and health regulations through the Greene County Combined Health District. Finally, Miami Township Fire & Rescue has responsibility for building inspections and fire safety.
There have been several articles and letters to the editor in the YS News recently about difficulties with zoning, building and health department requirements for some lodging establishments. It is clear that there is misunderstanding of each element of the regulatory system, the need for regulations at all and how to go about complying with the requirements.
The Chamber would like to provide this information to our members. In addition to knowing what the requirements are, we believe it is imperative that people understand the rationale behind the regulations so that decisions are more understandable rather than seeming arbitrary and unnecessary. 
To that end, we have scheduled a special breakfast meeting on October 29 at 9 am to bring the officials together to explain the system and answer your questions. This is intended as a general session that would apply to all businesses, not simply a discussion of the current issues related to lodging. So please join us for a continental breakfast, coffee and some important conversation.
October 29, 9 am Bryan Center A&B

The following officials will be present to answer your questions about Zoning, Building & Health Department Permits necessary for your business:
Yellow Springs Zoning - Patti Bates, Denise Swinger
Miami Township Zoning - Richard Zopf
Miami Township Fire Department - Colin Altman
Greene County Building Department - Al Kuzma
Greene County Health Department - Deborah Leopold

Member News 
Welcome New Members
Urban Baby Bonnets hip hats & accessories for babies to adults 
Back to Now - vintage and upcycled clothing, décor and gifts
Thanks for Renewing
360 Private Training Studio, Clifton Garden Cabin, Yellow Springs Country Bed & Breakfast   
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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.
October 28, 1-3p; WSU, Rike Hall Room 248                
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. 
Various Times; Various Locations
An assessment tool, workshops and mentoring to improve the operations of non-profit organizations.