Category: Op-Ed

Yes on issues 3 & 4

Date: September 27, 2017 Category: Op-Ed

DAYTON, Ohio (September 2017) - Among the issues and people on this November 7th ballot are two that have continued to be of great value to Montgomery County citizens. The Human Services levy renewal (#3) and the Sinclair Community College levy renewal (#...

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Community supports Wright-Patt

Date: August 27, 2017 Category: Op-Ed

DAYTON, Ohio (August 2017) - Our region has been known for decades as both a manufacturing and military community.  We are thankful that we have had these two powerful economic drivers to support our people, our business community, and our local governme...

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Downtown Dayton’s renaissance

Date: July 30, 2017 Category: Op-Ed

DAYTON, Ohio (July 2017)  - Over the years I have written a number of times about my perspective of our core city's downtown. Sometimes I have been a bit too critical because I felt that the 'game plan' wasn't working well enough. But quite candidly, muc...

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Enough is enough!

Date: June 25, 2017 Category: Op-Ed

DAYTON, Ohio (June 2017) - Usually I will write about a business issue that affects employers or our economy ... or maybe write about a quality-of-life issue that is important to the well-being of our community. After all, I do represent the chamber of co...

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BRAC will affect us all

Date: May 28, 2017 Category: Op-Ed

DAYTON, Ohio (May 2017) - Without a doubt, long-time residents view the Dayton region as a manufacturing area - and for good reason. Borne over two centuries ago, northern states like Ohio took advantage of its many assets like people, timber, coal and wa...

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Dayton’s new Business Hall of Fame

Date: May 26, 2017 Category: Op-Ed

DAYTON, Ohio (March 2017) - Our community is blessed with many outstanding people, companies, not-for-profit organizations and plenty of important work that creates jobs, careers and solves issues that affect our region's quality of life and economy. I...

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Ohio’s State Budget Debate

Date: April 23, 2017 Category: Op-Ed

DAYTON, Ohio (April 2017) - Here we are once again about 60 days out from a mandated balanced state budget and our leaders are still negotiating the priorities for Ohio for the fiscal years of 2018-2019. Without a doubt, this is a big job; but they've ...

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Ohio’s Latest State Budget

Date: February 26, 2017 Category: Op-Ed

DAYTON, Ohio (February 2017) - Ohio Governor John Kasich has now presented the details of his 2017-2019 biennium state budget for the Ohio legislature and others to review. This budget must be completed by June 30th of this year and per our Ohio constitut...

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2017 Economic Forecast

Date: January 22, 2017 Category: Op-Ed

DAYTON, Ohio (January 2017) - We hear so much about the national economy in the news every day, and should. But how do we believe the regional economy will fare in 2017? Good question. Coming out of 2016, we felt the economy was showing signs of better...

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