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February 9, 2106                         Events, resources & information for the benefit of our members.  

February 18, 6-8p

Antioch Midwest  
Join us for our biggest event of the year to learn about what happened with the Chamber in 2015 and what we have planned for 2016. We will also have a keynote speaker from Antioch Midwest. It is always a great deal of fun with delicious food from Soin Medical Center featuring appetizers and desserts from award-winning Chef Jenn. Libations include wine, beer from Yellow Springs Brewery and tastes from The Spirits of Yellow Springs. 

Giving back at the Annual Meeting:
Proceeds from the 50/50 Raffle will be shared between our Scholarship Fund and Greene Medical Foundation's Circle of Victory.
2016 Board
Sheila Pallotta, President
Craig Mesure, Vice President
Stacey Wirrig, Treasurer
Molly Lunde, Secretary
Jeannamarie Cox
Nick Gaskins
Randy Gifford
Bruce Grimes
Krystal Luketic
Danyel Mershon
Ann Simonson
Ex-Officio Members
Mario Basora, YS Schools
Dave Boyer, WPAFB
Anita Brown, Past President
Chamber Staff
Karen Wintrow, Exec Dir
Alex Scott, Event Coordinator 
Lauren Mikesell, Weekend Staff
Discounts on goods and services for your business and your employees. Click to learn more.
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.
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 Giving Back to the Community 
The Chamber is so appreciative of the great support we get from our members and the community that helps us do the work of enhancing commerce in Yellow Springs.  

Many people don't know that we are a non-profit organization. Our designation is 501(c)(6) which covers membership-based organizations that exist to serve its members and further their interests. While a 501(c)(6) organization may work toward public purposes, its main objective is to support its own members.

The Yellow Springs Chamber is committed to supporting broader public purposes and we seek opportunities to contribute that match our mission to support the economy and quality of life in Yellow Springs.

In 2014,  we  began  awarding a $2000  YS Chamber Scholarship for a deserving high school senior from Yellow Springs/Miami Township attending either Yellow Springs High School or the Greene County Career Center who was continuing on to a two or four year institution. So far we've awarded three scholarships and are looking forward to another group of deserving students in 2016.
We were pleased to collaborate with Glen Helen during their Earth Day celebrations to bring Shred-It to provide secure document shredding services to the community. Look for that to happen again this year on April 23

Also in 2014, we worked with the Village to provide improved landscaping  around our home, the Yellow Springs Station and there are some additional projects we will be working on this summer. We also worked with the Village to upgrade the tree beds along the east side of Xenia Avenue to prevent the mulch from littering the sidewalk. Look for some lovely daffodils this spring and some annuals to be planted after that.

We've been the First Prize Donor for the YS Arts Council Members Show for three years, the marketing  partner for the Miami Township Fire & Rescue 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb and donated to the Circle of Victory Fund providing financial support for cancer patients through the Greene Medical Foundation. 

One of our promotional campaigns during the 2015 holiday season was also a fundraiser, the Holiday Bag. We are pleased to report that 20 merchants sold 53 bags for a total of $450 split between the  Chamber Scholarship Fund and the YSPD Coat Fund. We were pleased to present a check to Chief Hale for $225.
For many years during the holidays, we've brought free horse-drawn carriage rides to  town and in 2015, we  sponsored the Little Art Theatre Family Holiday Series and the Mills Lawn PTO Gingerbread Festival. And for the past two years, we've asked guests to our Member's Holiday Party to bring items for the local food bank and attendees have been generous.

And while Street Fair is certainly the Chamber's biggest revenue generator, we also consider it giving back to the community by offering opportunities for non-profits to fundraise either as vendors at dramatically reduced rates or  by providing parking which has helped to raise tens of thousands of dollars. And the event itself, especially the Music & Beer Fest is an opportunity for the community to sit back, relax and enjoy all the great art, craft, food and music this community has to offer.
So thanks to our members, the Village and the entire community for the respect and support you show the Chamber year round and please consider us a partner in all of your efforts to support Yellow Springs.
Member News 
Welcome New Members
Brandt Image - Retail shop plus professional photography and graphic design services.
Dayton Mailing Services - printing including digital & offset, fulfillment and mailing services.
Plan Curtail - non-profit providing tools for reduction of CO2 emissions to impact climate change
Thanks for Renewing
A-C Service Company, Aero Composites LLC, AMP Inc, Anderson-Williamson Insurance Agency, Anthrotech, Arbor Care of Ohio, Arthur Morgan House, Atomic Fox, Bing Design, Black Pug Bike Repair, Christ the King Anglican Church, Cole Acton Harmon Dunn, Community Children's Center, Community Resources, Community Solutions, Complete Building Service LLC, Dunphy Real Estate, Electric Service Company, ElectroShield, Emporium Wines, Ertel Publishing, First Presbyterian Church, Fred Bartenstein & Associates, Friends Care Community, Glen Helen Association, Greene County Eye Care, Greene Giving, Hearthstone Inn & Suites, HRI Commercial Realty, HTH Companies, Jackson Lytle & Lewis Celebration Life Center, JDK Magnetic Jewelry, Jerry Sutton, Julia Etta's Trunk, Kelley & Company Equestrian, Kristen Andreae RN L.Ac, La Pampa Ltd, Layh and Associates, Little Art Theatre, Miami Township, Millworks Development, Montgomery Insurance & Investment, Morris Bean & Company, Pamela Funderburg LMT, Pangaea Trading Company, Reflecting Whispers Fused & Stained Glass, Reichley Insurance Agency, S & G Artisan Distillery, Smith Moses & Company, St. Paul Catholic Church, Taylorsville Family Dental, Tecumseh Land Trust, Tetz Orthodontics, The Winds Café, Tibet Bazaar, Todd McManus OD & Associates Inc, Trade Winds Imports, Twisted Tines, U.S. Pro Painters, Village Automotive Service, Village of Yellow Springs, Wagner Subaru, WesBanco, Yellow Springs Arts Council, Yellow Springs Community Foundation, Yellow Springs Community Library, Yellow Springs Exempted Schools, Yellow Springs Heritage, Yellow Springs Home Inc, Yellow Springs News, Yellow Springs Pottery, Yellow Springs Senior Citizens Center, Yellow Springs United Methodist Church, YSI Xylem   
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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.             
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.