Category: Advocacy

Dayton Area Chamber Opposes Ohio H.B 248 & Biden Administration Mandate for Nursing Homes

Date: August 20, 2021 Category: Advocacy, Articles Tags: , ,

In June 2021, the Dayton Area Chamber provided testimony in opposition of H.B. 248, in addition to joining a statewide coalition of business organizations opposing this infringement on business owners rights.  H.B. 248 prohibits business owners and emplo...

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Open Letter to Congress: Economic Recovery Depends on Workforce

Date: May 7, 2021 Category: Advocacy, Articles Tags: , ,

The Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce will publish the following opening letter to the Ohio Congressional Delegation in the Dayton Daily News later this month. We're asking chamber member businesses to sign on to this letter in support of its message. If yo...

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Chamber calls for extension of PPP deadline

Date: March 4, 2021 Category: Advocacy, Articles Tags: ,

The Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce has joined the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in asking our federal legislators to extend the deadline for businesses to apply for Payment Protection Program (PPP) assistance. In a letter addressed to the Committee on Sma...

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KERSHNER: Compromise is where works gets done

Date: January 25, 2021 Category: Advocacy, Op-Ed

Our nation, state, and the Dayton region were founded on principles of free enterprise, entrepreneurism and collaboration. In fact, they’re hallmarks of democracy. Respecting differing opinions and viewpoints are a true value-add of our society, and it ...

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Chamber-backed Coronavirus immunity legislation signed into law

Date: September 14, 2020 Category: Advocacy, Articles Tags: , , ,

By: Holly Allen & Stephanie Keinath COLUMBUS, Ohio (September 14, 2020) - Governor Mike DeWine has signed into law legislation that will grant Ohio employers some immunity to lawsuits stemming from COVID-19 exposure. The Dayton Area Chamber of Com...

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Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce supports declaration denoting racism a public health crisis

Date: June 16, 2020 Category: Advocacy, Press Releases

DAYTON, Ohio (June 16, 2020) – The Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce announced its support today of declarations denoting racism a public health crisis. The Dayton Area Chamber has officially endorsed and is encouraging timely passage of resolutions be...

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Chamber-led House Bill 16 signed by Governor DeWine: A win for WPAFB and military

Date: June 16, 2020 Category: Advocacy, Press Releases

DAYTON, Ohio (June 16, 2020) – Governor Mike DeWine signed into law today legislation that provides better educational opportunities for our active duty military members and their families. Known as House Bill 16, this legislation received leading suppo...

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Chamber testifies in support of military tuition bill

Date: September 25, 2019 Category: Advocacy, Articles

COLUMBUS, Ohio (September 25, 2019) - A bill that would provide easier access to education for our military families is making progress in the Ohio Senate. This week, the chamber's director of public policy & economic development, Stephanie Keinath, p...

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Chamber-backed woman owned business enterprise (WBE) bill signed into law

Date: December 20, 2018 Category: Advocacy, Articles

By: Holly Allen, Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce UPDATE: This legislation went into effect on October 8, 2020. The state of Ohio is now a friendlier place for women-owned businesses. Ohio Governor John Kasich signed two of the Dayton Area Chamber's ...

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Chamber’s proposal to cut military education costs moves toward law

Date: November 28, 2018 Category: Advocacy, Articles

By: Holly Allen, Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce DAYTON, Ohio (November 28, 2018) - A proposal to lower education costs for service men and women and their children in the state of Ohio has taken a step toward becoming a reality. The bill, known as Hou...

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