May 23, 2017
Selling to China: Gateway '17 and Alibaba Group

Are you selling products to China,  working with companies or entrepreneurs who want to  sell to China, or even just thinking about selling products in the Asia Market? There is an event coming up in  Detroit that you may be interested in! Gateway '17  hosted by the Alibaba Group will be in Detroit June 20-21 at the Cobo Center. 

Ohio Business Gateway: Modernization Survey

The Ohio Business Gateway has been a frequent topic of discussion among Chamber members, specifically the need for improvements to the system. As you may be aware, the Gateway is undergoing a modernization. This project is designed to transform the Gateway into a more user-friendly, reliable and secure portal that provides Ohio businesses with online access to business-related services provided by the State of Ohio.

As part of this effort, a series of online surveys to solicit feedback on the modernized Gateway from current users is being conducted. This will help to ensure that the changes are meeting the needs of the business community.

The first of three surveys is now available at This survey will be available until Friday, May 26th and takes approximately 20 minutes to complete.

Please feel free to also share this with your colleagues or clients that may use the Gateway.
New Member Spotlight: Tadmore Transportation

Pete Emahiser and Sue Seiler founded Tadmore Transportation with more than 20 years of freight experience, including warehouse supervising, truck driving, and shipping. The company was officially launched on Tadmore Drive in East Toledo; where the river, an expressway, and a former railway all meet. 

New Member Spotlight: Treu Advisors

Local entrepreneur Fred Treuhaft is a lifelong resident of NW Ohio. When he retired from Plante Moran, a major regional accounting, consulting and wealth management firm on June 30, 2016, he knew he wasn't finished making an impact on the business climate of NW Ohio. Taking not even a day off to celebrate his retirement, he got back to his entrepreneur roots and opened Treu Advisors.

Ohio Business Profile: The Ridge Project

The Ridge Project is featured this month on the Ohio Secretary of State's website. Founded by Ron and Catherine Tijerina in 2000, The RIDGE Project (TYRO) is a Christian, nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering individuals and improving the lives of families throughout the state of Ohio. 

Vote Toledo as Greatest Midwest Food Town

Midwest Living has nominated the tastiest mid-sized towns in 12 states for their 2017 Greatest Midwest Town-Food Edition.
Help get Toledo  voted "Greatest Midwest Food Town!"
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