August 2019
We have positive news from the Ohio Chamber regarding an update on the Biennial State Operating Budget and the change that would have reduced or eliminated the Business Income Deduction (BID).

Because of the letters to representatives from thousands of business owners and Chambers across Ohio, including the Galion-Crestline Area Chamber, the Business Income Deduction “was completely restored to the full $250,000 of business income, with the 3% rate cap on additional business income” as part of the final Budget recently signed by Governor DeWine.

The only change that has been added, is that that lawyers and lobbyists specifically are no longer eligible for the BID altogether”. This provision addresses the ‘loophole’ concerns some legislators had about the original policy, which was intended for small business growth and job creation.

This is a major win for small businesses across Ohio, which will lead to savings of hundreds of millions of dollars in taxes, as well as a great example of the power of a collective, unified voice and what we can accomplish together. The Galion-Crestline Area Chamber looks forward to continuing to keep you informed and advocating on your behalf!

Rusty Horseshoe , Debbi Bachelder, 741 Portland Way S., Galion, Ohio 44833

Merrill The Olson Vincent Sharma Group, Lisa Bush, 206 S. Prospect St., Marion, Ohio 43302,
The Chamber held a ribbon cutting Monday, August 5th at  First Federal Community Bank , located at 350 N Seltzer Street in Crestline to welcome them to the Crestline business community
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Join the Galion Safety Council for their monthly meeting on Thursday, August 15th at 11:30 am at the Galion Moose Lodge for their monthly meeting. Cost of lunch is $10. Click button below for more meeting information.

Crestline began the fifth year of their Farmers Market in May at 202 N. Thoman St. and continues every Tuesday from 3:00 to 6:00 pm through October.
Anthony Lee Screen Printing Inc. at 401 S. Thoman St. in Crestline is celebrating 50 years in business this month. Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!  
Chris Cochran, CPA continues work on his new location at 136 Harding Way E. and plans to be in the facility in August.
Do you have an anniversary, new associate or employee, sign, or business update? Contact Joe or Miranda at the Chamber Office, 419-468-7737 or email  so we can add your business to the Member Spotlight in our next Newsletter.
The Crawford Success Center is hosting a Town and Gown Event. This event is the first kind in this area.

Join us for the 1st “Building Pathways through Partnerships” hosted by North Central State College’s Crawford Success Center and the Crawford County Business Advisory Council. The “Town and Gown” event will be held on Friday, August 9th from 8 am-10 am and is designed to take the next step in building a robust local economy.

Through affordable workforce training programs, that are tailored to Crawford Counties in-demand careers, we can begin to address your business needs. With your help, we will identify the communities challenges, identify top priorities, and set action items with deadlines to address the most immediate needs through education and training. Two key programs are currently in development, and a high-level overview will be shared.

Keynote speaker Lisa Workman, President of The Community for Crawford County Foundation, will shed light on the emerging trends and requests for support that are coming to the foundation, along with thoughts on how to address the most vital needs. The morning will culminate with a plan of action that will drive future programming at the Crawford Success Center.

A light breakfast will be served to start at 7:30 am. We will begin the event promptly at 8 am.

Please RSVP by Clicking on the link.                                             

Warm Regards,
Amanda Sheets
Operations Manager

Crawford Success Center North Central State College
130 N. Walnut Street Bucyrus, OH 44820
The Census has some great management opportunities available in Richland County. These positions come with great pay and a comprehensive benefits package. I invite you to take a look at the detailed career postings in the links below.

"If you could post these great opportunities to your websites and/or forward them along to possible candidates, it would be appreciated. The deadline for these positions in particular, have been extended. As you know, we are looking to fill these positions locally, so feel free to print and hand them out as well. I also attached a copy of the electronic job flyer that has the link to all our current positions available."

Here are the jobs links: MANSFIELD, OH

Census Field Manager - Mansfield, OH

Recruiting Manager - Mansfield, OH

Information Technology Manager - Mansfield, OH

Lead Census Field Manager - Mansfield, OH
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