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Getting Connected Through Chamber Membership

BOARD OF DIRECTORS Executive Committee

Kathleen Hughes CPA Taylor, Applegate, Hughes & Associates

Michael McDorman President Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce

Chairwoman of the Board

Charles Ingle President Ingle-Bachmann, LLC

James Peifer Attorney

William Fralick President/CEO Security National Bank

Daren Cotter Vice President Fifth Third Bank

Past Chairman of the Board

Vice Chairman

Treasurer

Secretary

Board Members

Dean Blair President Foreman-Blair PontiacBuick-GMC-Cadillac

Andrew Brougher Executive Vice-President Eagle Tool & Machine Company

Dana Engle CEO Rocking Horse Center

Mark Erickson President Wittenberg University

Tony Kenney President Speedway SuperAmerica

John Landess Executive Director The Turner Foundation

Barry Laughlin Director of Manufacturing Navistar

Karen Rafinski President Clark State Community College

Mike Roberts Commander 178th Fighter Wing Air National Guard

Steve Sidlo Editor/Publisher Springfield News-Sun

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Jeanne Lampe President/CEO 3G Graphic Solutions

Ken Stone Realtor

Paying Chamber Dues Is A Win-Win For You And Your Community These are tough times for most everyone. Many businesses have had to lay off workers. Everyone is tightening their belts. In fact, most of us have never seen an economic period with so many serious problems and so much uncertainty. But one of the endearing factors about we Americans is our resiliency. Because we live in this country, we know we will get through this and become the better for it. As an organization that serves this community in countless ways, your Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce will strive to continue what we’ve been doing and that is work to bring jobs or retain and grow those we have, support the business community and Clark County through our Strategic Vision initiative. One way to help your business and community, is a membership in the Chamber. If you’re wondering how it will benefit you, here are a few examples: • Many businesses save significant amounts of money by being included in the group rating program with the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. • Our Member2Member program allows you and your employees to obtain discounts from local merchants that are exclusive to members. Plus, your business can post a coupon. • Our quarterly newsletter, launched last year, provides news and information about the community that you won’t find anywhere else. • We have lobbied local, state and federal government officials on such issues as mandatory sick leave, prevailing wage changes, workers’ compensation changes, health care and more. • Last year, we attended a meet and greet in San Antonio, Texas, encouraging potential transfers from Brooks Air Force Base to consider living in Clark County if they accept a transfer to Wright-Patterson. • We were at a meeting in Chicago with site selection consultants, learning more about how we can better promote ourselves to businesses looking for a place to locate.

they are, provide assistance. This is more calls than have ever been made and could one day serve as a national model for economic development. • Our many networking programs allow an individual sponsor to introduce what they do to the community, while those in attendance can make business contacts. • Our partnership with the Dayton Development Coalition gives us inroads when businesses contact that organization about locating in the region. We participate in the DDC’s annual one-day journey to Washington, D.C. to advocate for the region with our state senators and members of Congress. Our affiliation also gives us opportunities to connect with Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. • An