Business Advocacy

The Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce is the only regional chamber in the Dayton market providing a voice for its business members through advocacy. With three lobbyists on staff and a satellite office in Columbus, the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce offers unparalleled influence on the local, regional, state and national levels. The Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Trustees and Executive Committee guide the organization’s public policy goals and positions, but the chamber also offers its members advocacy on an individual basis. Through its Government Affairs event series, Legislative Day in Columbus and bi-annual Legislative Reception, Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce members also have access to decision makers and leaders who can get things done and help them grow.

Our Priorities

The Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce commits to our members and the greater Dayton region that we will continue to strive for a business friendly legislative and regulatory environment that encourage businesses growth and economic prosperity.

Find Your Legislator

The chamber is the voice of business for our region. We invite you to share your voice on issues that concern you. Search and connect with your legislator here.


LEADER Coalition

LEADER engages local businesses, business leaders and chambers of commerce in government affairs for the Dayton area business community.


Chamber Advocacy Documents

View our letters, testimony, and other advocacy efforts here to learn how the chamber works on our members’ behalf.



Vote Yes on the Brunch Bill

Issue 11, also known as the 'Brunch Bill', would allow some downtown Dayton restaurants to start selling liquor at 10 am on Sunday, the earliest time allowed by the State of Ohio law on Sunday. The change only applies to restaurants and bars located in Da...


Brunch Bill campaign launched

DAYTON, Ohio - The Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce, with support from downtown Dayton businesses, launched today a campaign in support of what's being dubbed the 'Brunch Bill.' The measure, which will appear on the Tuesday, November 7th ballot, would ...


Dayton Area Chamber opposes flawed Rx ballot issue

DAYTON, Ohio - The Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce today announced its opposition to a flawed ballot initiative expected to appear before Ohio voters on November 7. After careful review, the chamber's Executive Committee, which is made up of 15 area busin...