Category: Articles

Tips for reactivating water in idle buildings

Date: May 4, 2020 Category: Articles

After several weeks under the stay-at-home order, buildings that had been idle or underutilized for a time will be reopening. According to the Dayton Water Department, it’s important to remember to flush the stagnant water from all devices, faucets, and...

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Contactless Payments Can Boost Retail Industry

Date: April 30, 2020 Category: Articles

Article submitted by chamber partner Infintech. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced Americans to change their behavior in order to protect their communities, loved ones, and themselves. Increasingly, consumers are relying on technology, such as contactles...

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Voice of Business: Business Insurance FAQs during COVID-19

Date: April 22, 2020 Category: Articles

The COVID-19 pandemic has left many Dayton area businesses scrambling to figure out how to make up for lost revenue, and what their business models will look like on the other side. They've been forced to quickly become experts on unemployment, financial ...

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Sole proprietors can now join the SOCA Benefit Plan

Date: April 17, 2020 Category: Articles

Anthem, the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Southern Ohio Chamber Alliance (SOCA) are pleased to announce that the SOCA Benefit Plan is making room for sole proprietors. They can enroll in the plan starting July 1, 2020. The broker community h...

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Coronavirus Resource Guide for Businesses

Date: March 9, 2020 Category: Articles

(Updated 1/21/2021) - This page was used as a way to provide timely information to our member businesses during the start of the pandemic. While the information that is deemed continually useful has remained, this page is no longer being updated, and all ...

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Merchant services explained

Date: March 3, 2020 Category: Articles

Accepting credit card payments is typically an integral part of running a successful business. For both new and seasoned business owners, terms that come with credit card processing can be confusing. No matter what type of entity you run, familiarizing yo...

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Grants available to help employers improve trench safety

Date: February 17, 2020 Category: Articles

The Bureau of Workers' Compensation has launched a new tool to encourage employers to put new emphasis on trenching safety. The BWC is now offering a $2 million safety grant program to assist employers in purchasing equipment to protect their workers whil...

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Coronavirus: What employers need to know

Date: February 5, 2020 Category: Articles

The emergence of a new virus in China has sparked caution around the world. As employers, it's important to be informed in order to protect employees without creating an unnecessary feeling of panic within the workplace. If you're an employer, here's w...

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Fifth Third Bank sets example for workplace diversity & inclusion

Date: January 6, 2020 Category: Articles

By: Sylvia Stahl, Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce Establishing a diverse and inclusive workplace is no easy feat – but it’s one Fifth Third Bank has welcomed with open arms. “At Fifth Third Bank, we strive to be the One Bank people – all peo...

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What you need to know about payroll changes in 2020

Date: December 31, 2019 Category: Articles

By: Holly Allen As we flip our calendars to a new year, there's a good chance your business's payroll practices will be in for a change. January 1 will bring with it increases in minimum wage for some states, including Ohio, and a new rule from the Dep...

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