Columbus Chamber | CRLC August Quick Six
A Word from Zakee Bashir
Hello Logistics Council members! After some time off of producing this newsletter, I am excited to announce the relaunch of our CRLC newsletter. This monthly update is intended to provide an update from members, Advisory Board, and any asks/offerings that anyone has. I look forward to interacting with you all through this newsletter, and for those that I have not had the pleasure of meeting, I look forward to connecting soon.
CRLC Community Needs & Resources
Logistics has been in the news a lot lately, and supply chains are on everyone’s mind as we wait for packages, head to local stores and hope the shelves have those particular items we need. For those of us engaged with the healthcare profession, the need for a steady flow of PPP has allowed our Industry to become a household name. 

So what does that mean for the Columbus Region, our members & partners? Simply put - logistics is thriving. The spotlight is on, and the need for timely order execution, a steady workforce, and connections within the industry is at an all-time high. 
CRLC Member Spotlight
FST Logistics is a full service logistics provider based in Columbus, OH and founded in 1991. Our focus is in the food, beverage and manufacturing vertical. 
Hometown Urgent Care and Occupational Health is Ohio’s largest privately-owned urgent care company operating occupational health centers in Cincinnati, Dayton, Columbus, Cleveland, Northeast Ohio and Michigan. We are dedicated to partnering with employers to meet their pre-employment, safety, post-accident, wellness, and workers compensation injury needs. For more information please contact: Scott Franklin, Director of Strategic Partnerships at or 614-365-0553.
Message from CRLC Committee
The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) conducted a transportation traffic count analysis using data from the Ohio Department of Transportation’s permanent traffic counters, with count locations across the 15 counties within the Central Ohio area.
ProLogistix released an update on the labor market that includes current employment data, voice of the blue-collar worker, unemployment benefits, current pay trends / job openings, and recommendations on how you can attract and retain the best workers in the market.
The Columbus Regional Airport Authority provides the 2020 REAN Wage & Benefit Survey results. Find out how your company compares to others in the
Rickenbacker community by participating in the
Rickenbacker Employer Area Network's (REAN) annual wage and benefits survey.
Workforce and Government Relations
Kelly Fuller, Workforce Development Director

The Columbus Chamber of Commerce and The Chamber Foundation continue to work hard on your behalf , addressing your most pressing workforce needs. You reached out and we listened to your top concerns. As a result the Chamber produced thought leadership on Working from Home, Maintaining Culture In A Virtual World and Hiring and Onboarding Virtually and Training Virtually. Our latest installment covers mental health Let's Call It What It Is: A Crisis! A conversation with Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. These helpful instructive guides provide content to help you and your workforce navigate right now. 
Holly Gross, VP of Government Relations

The Columbus Chamber’s Government Relations department helps business leaders navigate government complexity, facilitate connections with elected officials and key stakeholders, and raise the collective voice of the 11-county Columbus Region business community at the local, state and federal levels of government. We work to build relationships and partnerships with elected officials to drive our collective goal of advancing a thriving Central Ohio community.
Upcoming Meetings and Events
Chamber Meetings and Events
Date of Event: September 18, 2020 at 11:30AM

Date of Event: November 17, 2020 at 10:00AM
CRLC Member Meetings and Events
Date of Event: September 24, 2020 at 9:00AM