Focus on Business

FOCUS on Business Magazine is a quarterly publication produced by the chamber, which highlights business topics and chamber happenings. Browse our archives here to find the publications of your interest.

Spring 2020

Taking executive recruitment to the next level, a view of the chamber’s new collaborate space, and tips for starting your own business are just a few of the stories inside. Read Magazine

Winter 2019

Premier Health’s Regional Referral Center, how chamber members continue helping in the aftermath of the tornadoes, and catching up with the 2019 Soin award winner are just some of the articles you’ll find in this issue. Read Magazine

Fall 2019

Inside you’ll find news on Kettering Health Network’s comprehensive neurological care facility, how businesses play a key role in LGBT protections, diverse business legislation and more. Read Magazine

Summer 2019

Highlighted are tips for strengthening your public relations game, how the Montgomery County Educational Service Center is building tomorrow’s workforce, and how Fuyao gets creative when it comes to employee benefits. Read Magazine

Spring 2019

Find out how Opportunity Zones are impacting economic development in the Dayton region. Read Magazine

Winter 2018

Get a peek at how our community culture of innovation helps shape healthcare and manufacturing while encouraging entrepreneurs to develop new businesses. Read Magazine

Fall 2018

This issue features programs and services that help businesses create a culture of inclusion, equity and diversity. Read Magazine

Summer 2018

The spotlight in this issue is on the ongoing challenges our region faces in providing the skilled workforce our area companies need to be successful and grow.   Read Magazine

Spring 2018

Take a look at some of the exciting projects and workforce initiatives affecting our regional economy.   Read Magazine

Winter 2017

Take an in-depth look at how focusing on diversity & inclusion within a business can lead to overall success. Read Magazine

Fall 2017

The spotlight is on an amazing medical collaboration between Premier Health and Wright State University, and the challenge of businesses battling opioid abuse in their workforce. Read Magazine

Summer 2017

Check out how wellness programs are used for good in local businesses, along with how office-place layout and design is changing to better accommodate healthier lifestyles for workers. Read Magazine

Spring 2017

See how Premier Community Health is caring for employees, plus explore the upcoming trend of biometric payments like facial recognition and iris scanning for enhanced security. Read Magazine

Winter 2016

Fly through the clouds with Premier Health’s CareFlight chopper, and take a look at the trend of customers deciding to skip online ordering to #ShopSmall. Read Magazine

Fall 2016

Dive into how the Montgomery County Environmental Learning Center is shining a spotlight on our planet with environmental responsibility, including sustainability, recycling, and all things green. Read Magazine

Summer 2016

The fight against cancer gains a new weapon, and Leadership Dayton looks back on 40 years while looking toward the future of growth and success in the Dayton region. Read Magazine

Spring 2016

Raise a pint to the success of Dayton’s dynamic brewing scene, and continue celebrating with some milestones for members of the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce. Read Magazine

Spring 2015

Get the inside story of what moves Dayton with a look at the Dayton Area Logistics Association, and check out Enon-based Speedway’s continued growth and expansion. Read Magazine

Summer 2015

We wish a happy 100th birthday to local law firm Pickrel, Schaeffer and Ebeling as they move into their second century, along with examining the Third Frontier Internship Program. Read Magazine

Fall 2015

See how Beavercreek’s NONA Composites sprung into action to help the federal government, plus take a look at how the debate to legalize marijuana would impact Dayton businesses. Read Magazine

Winter 2015

Build, build, build… check out the new construction projects in the Dayton area, along with the economic indicators that point toward recovery and a rebound for our region. Read Magazine


Find out more about Common Core’s impact on the Dayton business scene, and see why interns are a great win-win for both young professionals and Dayton businesses. Read Magazine

FALL 2014

Take a behind-the-scenes look at the grand opening of Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway, and see why tourism buffs should stay home in Dayton for plenty of spectacular sights. Read Magazine


CareSource turns 25 as it remains one of Dayton’s brightest business stars, and Penn National Gaming has big plans for an area racetrack and casino. Read Magazine


Location, location, location… examining how Dayton’s crossroads-of-America region positions it as a distributions and logistics leader, plus a talk with Mayor Nan Whaley. Read Magazine


Dayton Regional Green 3 shows how green business is good business, while DP&L focuses on energy efficiency, electricity prices, and how to get energy costs under control. Read Magazine

FALL 2013

The Minority Business Partnership looks to support home-grown talent in the Dayton region, along with a Q&A with Chancellor John Carey, Ohio Board of Regents. Read Magazine


A sit-down with Eric Cluxton, new President of Mound Advanced Technology Center, and a study on four key industries driving growth for the Dayton region. Read Magazine


See all of the ways that Premier Health provides care for patients across the Dayton region, including some new innovations, plus a look at the Affordable Care Act. Read Magazine


New name, same commitment to excellence: introducing the new Dayton Region Manufacturers Association, along with an economic forecast for the upcoming year in Dayton. Read Magazine

FALL 2012

Dayton-area companies are in the spotlight with looks at The Dannon Company and Rieck Services, with CEO Harold Rieck, Jr., celebrating 50 years as leader of the company. Read Magazine


Get a 30,000-foot view of how Dayton business is boosted by Dayton International Airport, and dig deeper into a shale supplier network possibility for the area. Read Magazine


Read how DPL Energy Resources keeps the Dayton-area economy at a full charge, plus get a closer look at how Beavercreek’s Linked Technologies provides networking services. Read Magazine


See how industry-leader O’Neil & Associates is revolutionizing documentation processes, and check out the latest trends and projections for small businesses. Read Magazine

FALL 2011

Take a closer look at the National Electrical Contractors Association, and find out who were the big winners at the Alfred P. Sloan awards ceremony. Read Magazine


See how Genessa Health Marketing focuses on the messaging of healthcare, and take a tour of The Children’s Medical Center of Dayton to see their latest innovations. Read Magazine


Get a behind-the-scenes look at the Chamber’s 105th Annual Meeting, and see how the Chamber is offering recommendations to address issues in Ohio’s budget. Read Magazine


Read all about how Kettering Health Network keeps quality going in their organization, and gaze into the future with an economic outlook for the Dayton area and local businesses. Read Magazine

FALL 2010

Donna Slaton of Peter Li Telemarketing talks about the power of lead generation to drive sales, and the Dayton Regional STEM School harnesses the powers of imagination and discovery. Read Magazine


CompuNet DIRECT shows employers how to save big with smart screenings, and Chamber President Phil Parker talks over economic development in the Dayton area. Read Magazine


The new Chamber rolls out a campaign to reintroduce the brand while spotlighting some local business pro’s in the advertisements, and a profile on Edge & Tinney Architects, Inc. Read Magazine


Hafenbrack Marketing offers up some helpful marketing tips during the economic downturn, and Leadership Dayton positions itself for growth by adding new talent. Read Magazine

FALL 2009

Hop aboard and take a ride with the newly-restructured Greater Dayton RTA, plus Senator Sherrod Brown talks business in Dayton both now and in the future. Read Magazine


See how Aileron propels private business owners into reaching new heights, along with a closer look at Sinclair’s Workforce Development & Corporate Services Division. Read Magazine


Get the backstory on how internet provider and web host company DONet started small and grew to become a Dayton success story, and take a tour of the improved Chamber job portal. Read Magazine


AT&T’s Midwest presence takes aim at the needs of small business owners, and celebrate 35 years of the South Central Ohio Minority Business Council hosts its awards show. Read Magazine

FALL 2008

Step behind the camera to check out station WBDT-TV, the #1 CW affiliate in America, and we examine what a Mandated Sick Leave will mean for employees, employers, and Ohio. Read Magazine


Kettering Health Network builds a strong workforce by looking local and partnering with successful student programs, and get an overview of the latest trends in the Dayton workforce. Read Magazine


Learn all about Sinclair Community College’s vital role in providing the Dayton area with workforce-ready professionals, and examine the DACC’s policy positions on several bills in the works. Read Magazine

FALL 2007

Take a look behind the curtain as the Chamber unveils its strategic plan, and read all about Congressman Mike Turner’s thoughts on the business outlook for the Dayton region. Read Magazine


Senator Sherrod Brown shares his thoughts on Dayton business and growth as he enters his new role, and gain some insights on managing diversity in workplace. Read Magazine