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Mental Health First Aid
We have partnered with PVFF and the Mental Health and Recovery Services Board to bring you Mental Health First Aid Training. Mental Health First Aid teaches a 5-step action plan to offer initial help to people with signs and symptoms of mental illness or in a crisis. Anyone can take the 8 hour course. The cost is $20 per person and includes lunch. It will be held on November 28 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm at Midwest Electric.
Lunch Sponsors: Omni Manufacturing & JT's Brew and Grill
BWC Monthly Employer Webinar
The November webinar provides information about upcoming deadlines for public employers, combinations due to acquisitions and mergers, the $15,000 Medical-Only Program, cost containment strategies and a monthly safety tip.

Date: November 30
Time: 11:30 am
HR Roundtable
There will be no HR Roundtable in December. We ask that you attend the Mental Health First Aid Training (see above) in place of it and as follow-up to our last HR Roundtable.
Best Management Practices Webinar
  • Date: December 6, 2017
  • Time: 10:00 am to 11:30 am
  • Presenter: Steven Seasly
  • Topics: At-Will Employment, Equal Treatment Everyday, Anti-Harassment Training, and Hiring & Firing and Everything in Between
January 29, 2018
June 4, 2018
Bridges out of Poverty - Save the Date
Bridges out of Poverty is a training curriculum for professionals and communities. Participating in this training will allow attendees to gain a deeper understanding of the challenges facing those who live in poverty. This training will also provide attendees with some of the strategies and tools needed to more effectively serve this population. Contact the Auglaize County ESC if you are interested.
The St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce presents to you the first Winter Dreams, a Holiday tour of homes. We plan to showcase 4-5 homes on December 19 from 6:00-8:30 pm. We will be providing a full-color “Winter Dreams” booklet to each participant, providing directions to the self-guided tour of homes, advertisements/listings of sponsors, information about outdoor light displays, sales of local retailers, and more. In addition, we are planning to provide family holiday activities at the High Street Shelter House. Profits from the Home Tour support the St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce and our efforts to help St. Marys area businesses succeed.
Contact Abby at the Chamber office, if you are interested in opening your home for the tour!
We're Hiring
The St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce is hiring a part-time administrative assistant. If you are interested in applying please send your cover letter and resume to or 301 E. Spring St., St. Marys, OH 45885.
Board of Directors
We are in the process of recruiting individuals to have seat on our Board of Directors. We ask that you are employed or own a member business. It is a 3 year term and your asked to attend a monthly board meeting. We meet the fourth Tuesday of each month for lunch at JT's Brew and Grill. Let Abby know if you are interested in volunteering or would like more information.
Need to Knows!
Checkout these great commercials and a Holiday Trivia Contest!
The Chamber once again partnered with Your Hometown Stations to offer group advertising for local businesses through our Tis the Season...Shop Local Program! This year each business is featured in a commercial and there will be a Holiday Trivia Contest. Thank you to the businesses that participated!
Superior Dental and Vision Plan
As the chosen dental carrier fo rthe Southern Ohio Chamber Alliance (SOCA), Superior Dental Care (SDC) is porud ot provide specially-rated ental plans exclusively to SOCA members. SDC's SOCA plans offer the great features and benefits of their standard detnal plans, but are available to SOCA and St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce members at reduced rates.
Monthly Safety Information
Reviewing the Nine Key Safety Program Parameters
In 1996 the Division of Safety & Hygiene mandated that each association sponsoring a Group Rating Program, promote and encourage their group members to implement the Nine Key Safety Program Parameters. These have been reviewed in the past, bu tit is time to take a look at these program parameters again. These Nine Program Parameters have proven successful to for many companies and provide a general guide for helping companies implement and manage an effective Safety Program... Click Here to Read the Full Article
Suggested Reads
6 Client Engagement Skills for Small Business Saturday
Globalization and the world marketplace have given us access to things form all over the world more cheaply adn easily than ever before in history. But there's a cost, of course. When you can even do your grocery shopping online, it's easier and easier to forego in-person shopping for in-pajama shopping at your computer. And that can be a potential killer for small, local businesses... read more.
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