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March 13, 2017                        Events, resources & information for the benefit of our members.  

Benefits of YS Chamber Membership
Join us for this event to learn about the benefits of being a member of the YS Chamber which include networking, marketing and discount programs. Lunch is provided by the Southern Ohio Chamber Alliance a partner organization that provides many of those benefits.
Dayton Dragons
YS Chamber Night
May 30, 6:30 pm
Join fellow chamber members at a Dayton Dragons game. It's only $30 for all of these amenities:
  • Luxury Suite game ticket
  • VIP Parking
  • Dayton Dragons Hat
  • Complimentary Food & Drink
  • 2 Adult Drink Tickets
Local Broadband 
DesignNine, consultant to village government, will be presenting the findings of their study regarding municipal broadband service in the Village at the next Council meeting. March 20 at 7 pm 
Check out our new website portal:
And be sure to watch the video featuring Christine Soward of DMS Ink about their move.
2017 Board
Craig Mesure, President
Nick Gaskins, Vice Pres
Stacey Wirrig, Treasurer
Molly Lunde, Secretary
Sheila Dunphy Pallotta 
Randy Gifford
Bruce Grimes
Danyel Mershon
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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 Public Relations
the most expensive "free" advertising you'll ever have

Properly applied, Public Relations activities generate publicity and a level of exposure and credibility impossible to gain through advertising alone. Here at the Chamber, we've developed a strategy that helps us get our name out regionally. This FOX 19 Cincinnati newsclip is an example of just that.

Are you planning to bring on new employees? Maybe you have moved to a larger office to better serve your customers? Perhaps your company reached a special milestone, like 20 years in business. Any of these would be a perfect opportunity for a Public Relations boost!

If you want to learn more, please join us for our Chamber Chat on March 16. DMS Ink Communications Director, Gery L. Deer, will discuss Public Relations, from the misconception that it's "free advertising" to how it's generally under-utilized by most small companies. He'll talk about the good and the bad of media releases and how to get the most attention on your material by the right audience.

In addition to working with DMS Ink, Gery also serves as the managing director for the company's creative strategy firm, The Bricks Agency. A Pulitzer nominated writer and newspaper columnist, Gery is the founder of the Western Ohio Writers Association and a leading expert in the areas of business development, marketing and publicity. For the last five years, he's served as the business contributor to the WDTN-TV2 daytime program, "Living Dayton." 

For more information and to register, click here.

Member News
Welcome New Members
Matt Pauley State Farm -
insurance agency
Unity of Dayton -
spiritual cen
ter in Huber Heights

Thanks for Renewing 
Ability Network, Antioch University Midwest, Basho Apparel, Bing Design, Cemex, Changeling Enterprises, Chris K Group/Remax Victory, Community Children's Center, Community Solutions, Corner Cone, Ertel Publishing, First Presbyterian Church, Gilford General Contractors, Greene County Career Center, Greene Giving, Hearthstone Inn & Suites, HRI Commercial Realty, Humanist Center Massage, Jackson Lytle & Lewis Celebration Life Center, James A. McKee Association, Julia Etta's Trunk, Layh and Associates, Lisa Goldberg Ceramics, Live & Let Dye, Mertensia Studio. Miami Valley Equine Acupressure, Montgomery Insurance & Investment, Morgan Family Foundation, Morris Bean & Company, Mr. Fub's Party, Ohio Silver, Owl's Roost, Peifer Orchards, S and G Artisan Distillery, ,Servlet, Springs Motel, Town Drug, Twisted Tines, U.S. Pro Painters, Unfinished Creations, Urban Handmade, Veterinary Alternatives Centerville, The Village Gravy, WesBanco, The Winds Café, Yellow Springs Arts Council, Yellow Springs Brewery, Yellow Springs Community Foundation, Yellow Springs Historical Society, Yellow Springs News, Yellow Springs Senior Citizens Center, YSI Xylem

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.

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