May 2, 2017
Toledo City Council - Small Business Week to be Recognized

At today's Toledo City Council meeting at 4:00 p.m. Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson will present a proclamation recognizing April 30 through May 6 as National Small Business Week. Jeff Gibbs, President of Began Enterprises Inc., which operates local Potbelly Sandwich Shop restaurants, will join Chamber staff to receive the proclamation.

Also at the meeting, City Council is expected to vote on Ordinance 191-17 which would establish that no new short-term lender in Toledo shall be located within 2,000 feet of another short-term lender or on the same lot or in the same building.
Toledo Restaurateur Ed Beczynski: A Small Business Week Feature

It is National Small Business week, and we are celebrating the more than 80% of our members that are small business owners. Ed Beczynski is a leading restaurateur in the Toledo Region. You may know him as the owner of The Blarney Irish Pub in downtown Toledo. 

Summer in the City - Registration Closing Soon!

Talent attraction is a major focus of the Chamber to help our small businesses find the best employees in the market. Engage your interns in the region by enrolling them in our Summer in the City program. Summer in the City is an opportunity for interns to experience the region in a new way, meet like-minded young professionals, and learn more about what it is like to call the Toledo Region "home." The deadline to register your interns is May 12, 2017.

Chamber Update: Regional Water System

The Chamber recently met with the Regional Water
Planning Committee to offer to pay up to $100,000 for a facilitator to help negotiate for a regional system over the next several months. We look forward to partnering with the interested communities to come to an agreement.

Ohio Materials Marketplace: Using Waste as a Resource

Your business now has access to cheaper raw material feedstocks and can avoid landfill disposal fees and waste transport services. 

The Ohio Materials Marketplace (OMM) is a no-cost online platform for Ohio businesses, non-profits, and government organizations to post wanted or available materials that would otherwise fill landfills.

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Member Benefit: Discount on Office 365 Business Premium

Your Chamber Membership brings you many discounts, now including 10% off on Office 365 Business Premium. 

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