Category: Op-Ed

Kershner: Infrastructure Bill: Supporting Business

Date: August 30, 2021 Category: Op-Ed

An efficient transportation and infrastructure network fuels the Dayton region’s economy, workforce and the movement of goods for our logistics and manufacturing industries.  This efficient transportation network has long been a point of pride for our ...

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KERSHNER:Public Policy Influence is in the Collective

Date: July 26, 2021 Category: Op-Ed

The power of an association isn’t in the leader and it isn’t in the individual. The power is in the greater collective of the group that is able to create real change, advance policy and stop bad-for-business ideas. The Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce...

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Kershner: Work from Home Doesn’t Work for Everyone

Date: June 28, 2021 Category: Op-Ed

For many of us, the pandemic changed our work routine, including making us accustomed to working virtually. Working from home was a necessary measure taken to ensure the population was safe and we could get out of the pandemic. Today, emerging from the...

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KERSHNER: Economic recovery depends on workforce: An open letter to United States Congress

Date: May 24, 2021 Category: Op-Ed

Dear United States Congress: After a long and difficult pandemic year, the United States is opening up again. May 2021 is looking very different from May 2020. Businesses are returning to full-steam, goods are being produced and shipped, and colleagues...

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KERSHNER: Be an ally to female executive leaders

Date: April 26, 2021 Category: Op-Ed

The mission is simple: more women in executive leadership in the Dayton region. However, the actions and outcomes aren’t always as easy as the mission statement. Since 2016, the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce has made a public commitment to helping mor...

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KERSHNER: Small, Minority Business Apply Now for Aid

Date: March 29, 2021 Category: Op-Ed

As the voice of business in the Dayton region and the unapologetic advocate for the employers who drive our region’s economy, the Dayton Area Chamber has a responsibility to ensure every eligible business has the opportunity to apply for federal COVID-1...

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KERSHNER: Businesses Leading on Vaccine Advocacy

Date: March 1, 2021 Category: Op-Ed

Mask wearing, social distancing, and now vaccines are key to ensuring a semblance of normalcy in the months to come. The business community wants to put employees back in the workplace and fully reopen the economy in Dayton and beyond. Dayton area empl...

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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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KERSHNER: Region to Emerge Stronger after Pandemic

Date: January 5, 2021 Category: Op-Ed

Covid-19 has impacted cities, metropolitan areas, businesses and economic growth across the world.  However, the Dayton region’s strong economic positioning before Covid-19 and our flexibility to adapt as a region, uniquely positions us for economic gr...

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KERSHNER: Don’t let Ohio be the guinea pig again

Date: November 23, 2020 Category: Op-Ed

COVID-19 may have delayed some state ballot issues from moving forward, but we still have a serious issue that needs addressed for the voters of Ohio and the Ohio business community.Ohio has been the testing ground for out-of-state interest groups and rog...

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