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November 21, 2017                        Events, resources & information for the benefit of our members.  
YS Chamber
December 13
5:30-7:30 pm
S&G Artisan Distillery
Yellow Springs Brewery
Enjoy craft spirits & beer, appetizers and great company at this year end celebration. The event starts at S&G Artisan Distillery for sign in, food and  tastings & continues at Yellow Springs Brewery. Ea ch attendee will get a ticket that they can use for tastes at S&G or a flight or pint from Yellow Springs Brewery and then you can purchase whatever you'd like to enjoy. 
In keeping with the nature of the season, we ask attendees to bring a donation for the Yellow Springs Food Pantry. 
Delicious appetizers from local eateries will also be provided.
Check out our new Health Insurance Benefit Offering:
We encourage you to look into this option available to groups from 2-50 as many of our members have been seeing very favorable rates. 
Contact Jim Saner with Montgomery Insurance 937.372.7646
 or Randy Gifford with Reichley Insurance 937429.0655

Check out our new website portal:
And be sure to watch the new video featuring Lisa Wolters  and Nate Cornett of Yellow Springs Brewery about their growing enterprise.

2017 Board
Craig Mesure, President
Nick Gaskins, Vice Pres
Sheila Dunphy Pallotta, Treasurer
Molly Lunde, Secretary
Randy Gifford
Bruce Grimes
Wendy Pace
Ann Simonson
Ex-Officio Members
Mario Basora, YS Schools
Dave Boyer, WPAFB

Chamber Staff
Karen Wintrow, Exec Dir
Alex Scott, Event Coordinator 
Lauren Mikesell, Weekend Staff
Print/Copy Services 
Color .35 members
         .40 nonmembers
B&W  .10 members
         .15 nonmembers
Marketing Plan members get an additional discount.
Discounts for large orders.
Email your documents and tell us the quantity, paper
& type of copies you need.   It's convenient and environmentally-friendly to shop local!  Get high quality, inexpensive copies plus printing and scanning services in the heart of Yellow Springs.
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New Board Members
We are pleased to introduce our new board members for 2018 all of whom will be serving their first three year term. Thanks to all who participated in the nominations and voting and please consider tossing your hat in the ring to be a board member in 2019. 

Minerva Bieri - Real Estate
Minerva Bieri is a local Realtor with four years of experience in the Yellow Spring market and surrounding area. Prior to her involvement in real estate, she operated her own business, an at-home daycare facility, from 2006-2013 in Clifton. She also worked in a small business retail setting in downtown Yellow Springs, managing the Emporium from 2002-2005. She graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Tourism in Veracruz, Mexico, and worked in the hospitality industry for three years while attending college. Minerva is married to J. Alex Bieri, has two children whom attend Yellow Springs schools.  She would like to see the local business community thrive and maintain its unique character.
Sarah Courtright - Lodging/Victoria Green Plains B&B
Sarah is the owner of Victoria Green Plains B&B in South Charleston, a YS Chamber member since 2010. Sarah began working in Yellow Springs as the Economic Sustainability Coordinator. She then moved to work at local business EnviroFlight for eight years. Currently Sarah is a member of the Little Art Theatre Board and previously held positions on several non-profit organizations in Clark County. She has an MBA in marketing and has worked in advertising and public relations.
Gery Deer - Marketing/GLD Enterprises Communications
Gery is an award-winning creative director and the owner and CEO of GLD Enterprises Communications, Ltd., a strategic marketing and public relations firm he founded in 1998. For more than 30 years, he has been a freelance journalist, editor, and commercial writer, published in dozens of regional and national publications and nominated in 2010 for a Pulitzer Prize in Journalism. Since its debut in 2012, Gery has been the business contributor for the WDTN-TV2 program, "Living Dayton," and chairperson of the Executive Council and Communications Chair of Prevent Blindness Ohio's Miami Valley Ohio chapter.
Dave Ehman  - Small Business/Ehman's Garage
Ehman's Garage has been a family-owned auto and truck repair facility since 1946. Dave grew up working in the shop with his Dad and was taught to treat every customer fairly and to do his best to earn and maintain their trust. He bought the business in 1979, and was later able to purchase land north of Yellow Springs and build the current shop. Today, Dave and his wife Karen continue to share the day-to-day responsibilities of running the business.
to Outgoing Members
We are losing a large and dedicated group of Board members this year. Deep appreciation is extended to these folks for many years of service to the YS Chamber.

Craig Mesure (Coldwell Banker Heritage Realtors) President. S erved 6 years on the board including one as secretary, one as vice president and one as president
Sheila Dunphy Pallotta (Dunphy Realty/Dino's Coffee) Treasurer. Served 6 years, including one as secretary, one as president and two as treasurer.
Molly Lunde  (Asanda Imports) Secretary. Served 6 years including two as secretary
Randy Gifford (Reichley Insurance) Served 6 years
Bruce Grimes (Grimes Pottery) Served 3 years

Images from our Chamber Chat about the
new Village Water Plant on October 26
Member News
Welcome New Members
Aria Group - Engaging Conflict Creatively
Blue Butterfly - Shop with items for the home & gifts
Chris Wesner Law Office - bankruptcy & civil defense
Green Generation Building Co. - design & build energy efficient buildings
JJJ Auto LLC - 30 years auto repair experience
Nathaniel Anthony, Raymond James - personalized financial planning
Neon Inspections - residential & commercial inspection and testing service

Thanks for Renewing 
Applied Sciences, Inc, Bookplate Ink, Chamber Music Yellow Springs, Clifton Garden Cabin, Glen Garden Gifts, Greene Giving, Jan Augenstein-Coldwell Banker Heritage, Junk Diva, Kelley & Company Equestrian, Live & Let Dye, Owl's Roost, Petrie Excavating, Simon Kenton Inn, Tia Acheson Painter, Urban Baby Bonnets, Yellow Springs Chiropractic, Yellow Springs Design

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Business Education & Events

Greene County Career Center Workforce Education
Various classes and times; 2960 W. Enon Rd., Xenia, OH
Meeting the needs of business and individuals in workforce training and certification. Adult classes.

Clark State Community College Workforce Training
Various classes, times and locations; (937) 431-7164
Professional development classes and individualized programs to help your employees and company rise to the top.

Various classes and  times; Brinkman Educational Center, Springfield, OH; (937) 328.7972
Providing workshops, certifications, consulting, networking and meeting space to help lead, grow and strengthen non-profit organizations.

Wright State University SBDC Workshops 
Various Times; Various Locations.  Register online.
A series of classes for anyone starting a new business including start-up basics and writing a business plan. Other specialized classes also available.   

Various Times; Various Locations
A variety of free and fee-based business courses to meet your needs and challenges. Information and services valuable to start up business or one looking for new ideas to improve. Mentoring services and workshops are free or minimal cost.

Dayton SCORE Non-Profit Initiative
Various Times; Various Locations
An assessment tool, workshops and mentoring to improve the operations of non-profit organizations.