November 14, 2017
Election Day results are in

Unofficial Election Day results, as reported by the Lucas County Board of Elections, are in. The Toledo Regional Chamber and TASBA Boards proudly supported Issue 9 (Toledo Public Schools) and Issue 12 (Metroparks) and opposed Issue 2, a measure that would have changed the way Ohio purchased prescription drugs.

Additionally, all nine of The Leadership Fund's endorsed candidates won their respective election.

Military Affairs

The Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce advocates for the promotion and support of military installations and their service members in the Toledo Region. 

As part of these efforts, the Chamber is excited to announce the Northwest Ohio Military Affairs Facebook page!

This platform is meant to compliment the efforts of the Northwest Ohio Military Affairs Committee and will share a combination of relevant articles and information, events, and engaging content while promoting Northwest Ohio Military Affairs awareness in the Toledo Region.
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Council to vote on resolutions recognizing Small Business Saturday and supporting Historic Tax Credits

At its regular meeting scheduled for 4:00 p.m. today, Toledo City Council is expected to vote on Resolution 470-17 joining the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce in recognizing November 25, 2017 as Small Business Saturday. City Council will also likely vote on Resolution 475-17 which would urge President Trump and Members of Congress to continue the Federal Historic Tax Credit (HTC) program as Congress develops a comprehensive federal tax reform package. 

Public hearing scheduled on proposed updates to Lucas County building permit fees

The Lucas County Commissioners are taking public comment regarding the Lucas County Building Regulations Department's proposal to update its fees for permits and administrative services.

The second of two public hearings that were scheduled for this will take place on Tuesday, November 28 at 11:00 a.m. in the Commissioners' Chambers located off the lobby of One Government Center in downtown Toledo. The proposed updates are meant to offset operational expenses and bring the fee schedule more in line with other building inspections departments in the area. You can view the fee updates being proposed HERE.

If you have any questions, you can contact Tim Schneider, Manager for Local Government Advocacy, at 419-243-8191 or at tim.schneider@toledochamber.com.
Limited seats remain in Chamber's 2018 Institute for Leadership & Advocacy

Institute for Leadership _ Advocacy Registration Open
This 10-week course is designed to prepare emerging leaders to effectively serve their communities and work with public officials. Participants engage in discussions about the issues, requirements and expectations associated with public service. Sessions are taught by highly experienced professionals comprised of public officials and other regional leaders. The Institute includes year-long engagement in activities and events. The deadline to register is this Friday, November 17, 2017.

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