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.

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LEADER Coalition

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

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Chamber Advocacy Documents

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

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LATEST ADVOCACY NEWS

Chamber’s proposal to cut military education costs moves toward law

By: Holly Allen, Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce DAYTON, Ohio (November 28, 2018) - A proposal to lower education costs for service men and women and their children in the state of Ohio has taken a step toward becoming a reality. The bill, known as Hou...

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How medical marijuana will affect your business’s safety procedures

It may be several months before the first dispensary opens its doors in the state of Ohio, but effective September 8, 2018, medical marijuana is legal here. Many member businesses have posed questions regarding how this change will affect their approach t...

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Chamber’s logistics group advocates for tax change; legislation now under consideration

UPDATE: June 26, 2018 -- Dayton Area Chamber Executive Vice President Chris Kershner presented testimony before the Ohio House Ways & Means Committee advocating for this bill. Read his testimony here.   ORIGINAL POST: June 13, 2018 -- In la...

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