Category: Op-Ed

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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Date: October 26, 2020 Category: Op-Ed

The Dayton area business community is uniquely positioned as a regional leadership network that will help guide our region through equity and racial injustice changes which will better our community. Business leaders have the platform to create real syste...

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Kershner: Businesses, Others Receive Liability Protections

Date: September 28, 2020 Category: Op-Ed

One of the most critical pieces of COVID-19 related legislation for the Ohio and Dayton area business communities passed the Ohio General Assembly and was signed into law by Ohio Governor Mike DeWine on September 14, 2020. The legislation, known as Ohio H...

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KERSHNER: Plan for child care capacity helping area get back to work

Date: August 24, 2020 Category: Op-Ed

COVID-19 continues to cause widespread disruption on operations and revenue for businesses throughout the Dayton area. Governor DeWine’s recent announcement to restore pre-COVID child care classroom sizes was an essential step in restoring our economy. ...

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PARKER: For opinions to matter, you need foundation of principles

Date: July 27, 2020 Category: Op-Ed

As I sit here trying to decide what I might say in my last official opinion editorial as head of our regional chamber of commerce, my first reflection is about the many kind, generous and hard-working people I have met along my journey here in Dayton at t...

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PARKER: COVID-19 Threatens Existence of Arts Group

Date: June 29, 2020 Category: Op-Ed

Here we are in late June and the COVID-19 virus is still keeping our lives turned upside down. You’ve read where many of us have shared our concerns on numerous occasions about the impact this pandemic has had on families and businesses. A while back, I...

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Date: June 1, 2020 Category: Op-Ed

I know I don’t have to tell you how hard it’s been for everyone … everywhere to live through the COVID-19 shut downs and the stay-at-home response.  Our Miami Valley citizens … our families, friends and neighbors … have all been stressed by thi...

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Date: April 27, 2020 Category: Op-Ed

I know we are not out of the woods yet as we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, but this is as good of time to talk about preparation for the future whether it be coronavirus or some new strain of something as bad or worse. We should all comme...

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