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.



Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce supports declaration denoting racism a public health crisis

DAYTON, Ohio (June 16, 2020) – The Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce announced its support today of declarations denoting racism a public health crisis. The Dayton Area Chamber has officially endorsed and is encouraging timely passage of resolutions be...


Chamber-led House Bill 16 signed by Governor DeWine: A win for WPAFB and military

DAYTON, Ohio (June 16, 2020) – Governor Mike DeWine signed into law today legislation that provides better educational opportunities for our active duty military members and their families. Known as House Bill 16, this legislation received leading suppo...


Chamber testifies in support of military tuition bill

COLUMBUS, Ohio (September 25, 2019) - A bill that would provide easier access to education for our military families is making progress in the Ohio Senate. This week, the chamber's director of public policy & economic development, Stephanie Keinath, p...