Category: Advocacy

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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How medical marijuana will affect your business’s safety procedures

Date: September 19, 2018 Category: Advocacy, Articles

It may be several months before the first dispensary opens its doors in the state of Ohio, but effective September 8, 2018, medical marijuana is legal here. Many member businesses have posed questions regarding how this change will affect their approach t...

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Chamber’s logistics group advocates for tax change; legislation now under consideration

Date: June 13, 2018 Category: Advocacy, Articles

UPDATE: June 26, 2018 -- Dayton Area Chamber Executive Vice President Chris Kershner presented testimony before the Ohio House Ways & Means Committee advocating for this bill. Read his testimony here.   ORIGINAL POST: June 13, 2018 -- In la...

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What does tax reform mean for your business?

Date: March 13, 2018 Category: Advocacy, Articles

The news after Washington made sweeping changes to the tax laws in the U.S. was inundated with businesses declaring bonuses for employees, and plans to pass tax savings on to customers in the form of major price cuts. But some business owners have paused ...

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