Category: Op-Ed


Date: February 4, 2022 Category: Op-Ed Tags: , , ,

Protecting Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB) and ensuring it is strategically positioned for future growth and investment is a responsibility all of us own in the business community, as well as local, state and federal governments. In recent week...

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KERSHNER: Workforce retention and attraction is key to economic development

Date: January 24, 2022 Category: Op-Ed

Circa 1980, 1990 and 2000: Students graduated from college, applied for jobs and physically moved to where their job was located. For decades, this method worked for employers. Fast forward to 2022, and talent attraction efforts look completely different....

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KERSHNER: Dayton Strong-er than Ever

Date: November 30, 2021 Category: Op-Ed

2021 was not just not just about survival, it was about adapting, investing and growing.   The Dayton region’s business community persevered and continued forward, setting us up for strong economic opportunities in 2022.   Dayton businesses hustle, ...

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KERSHNER: Workforce, Supply Chain are Perfect Storm

Date: October 25, 2021 Category: Op-Ed

Workforce and labor shortages continue to plague the business community across the globe and supply chains everywhere, for everything…. I mean literally every single thing is being impacted.  But there isn’t one single cause to blame. It is literally...

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KERSHNER: Dayton – Cincinnati Collaboration Benefits Both

Date: September 27, 2021 Category: Op-Ed

Talk of a Dayton - Cincinnati metroplex and joint MSA was considered a possibility years ago. However, the federal government said that is off the table, which is just fine with our local businesses. Dayton is a unique, vibrant, diverse and robust comm...

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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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