Category: Op-Ed

Allen: A letter to PBS

Date: September 13, 2018 Category: Op-Ed

Dear PBS & ProPublica: We appreciate your interest in the Dayton region. Really, I do. But after watching Tuesday evening's FRONTLINE special entitled "Left Behind America", I believe we could assist your reporter, Alec MacGillis, with filling in t...

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Kershner: Single-payer health care is not the answer

Date: September 5, 2018 Category: Op-Ed

The idea of an American single-payer health care system has once again made its way to the political forefront. Over the past decade, our country has seen monumental changes in its health care system and the current system is working to provide better ...

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Parker: City mayors working toward workforce goal

Date: August 29, 2018 Category: Op-Ed

A trained, educated and inspired workforce in Ohio is our greatest asset.  Though we continue to tweak our education systems, it seems the necessary progress is not being made to return Ohio to the major economic juggernaut it once was.  For far too man...

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Parker: Global fair trade works … tariffs don’t

Date: August 1, 2018 Category: Op-Ed

Much has been said recently about an emerging trade war for American products versus the imbalance of trade with other countries like China, the EU, Mexico and Canada.  Nationally, this could seem like a political hot potato.  But that said, let me shar...

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Marijuana Debate Continues

Date: June 28, 2018 Category: Op-Ed

DAYTON, Ohio (June 2018) - The saga of marijuana use in Ohio just seems to never end.  It seems a group, somewhat akin to the 2015 firmly defeated monopoly group, wants to try and again change Ohio’s constitution to allow for recreational use of mariju...

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EMPOWERING WOMEN LEADERS

Date: June 8, 2018 Category: Op-Ed

DAYTON, Ohio (May 2018) - The Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce has once again created, through the vision of its volunteer leaders, a new and unique personal and professional development initiative designed to advance women business leaders in our region....

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Advocating for our region in our nation’s capitol

Date: June 8, 2018 Category: Op-Ed

DAYTON, Ohio (April 2018) - This past week about 120 business and community leaders were in the nation’s capital for our annual Washington Fly-In. Our community has been encouraging our area leadership to attend this gathering for more than 30 years. I ...

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Opportunity zones can help Wright Factory site

Date: April 5, 2018 Category: Op-Ed

DAYTON, Ohio (March 2018) - As many know or have seen or felt, we are on a much better trend as far as commercial and residential development versus past years. Our economy and use of tax reform opportunities have helped pave the way for even stronger inv...

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Linking Food to Health to Work

Date: April 5, 2018 Category: Op-Ed

DAYTON, Ohio (February 2018) - I’ve been blessed with opportunities to write and speak about our Dayton area workforce on numerous occasions.  We have a great workforce in our region; but not without its challenges.  The Midwest boasts a strong work e...

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What lies ahead for the 2018 American economy?

Date: February 15, 2018 Category: Op-Ed

DAYTON, Ohio (January 2018) -  So how do you think the new, recently passed federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) signed into law this past December 22 and the fast-paced growth of the stock market will affect the American economy?  Great? I think so. ...

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