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July 24 , 2018                        Events, resources & information for the benefit of our members.  
New YS Chamber Benefit  

For affordable legal and identity theft protection for every business and individual. 
Call Todd or Nick at 855-294-0888 or email Toddg@voluntarymkt.com or
Nickg@voluntarymkt.com with questions or to set up an appointment.
Check out another new website page:
Whether you're planning a wedding, family reunion, corporate retreat or company party, Yellow Springs has a great many options to meet a wide variety of needs. From outdoor venues to a picture-perfect banquet room, you'll find what you're looking for to host the perfect event. And there are plenty of support services available for catering, flowers, officials, etc.
Click here  to read the annual Safety Accountability letter from the OBWC. And contact Hunter Consulting for more info on group rating.
And click here for your August Safety article.
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.
Click here to be added to our mailing list for weekly information about events in YS.
Succession Planning

More than 50% of all small-business owners are 50 or older, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration. That means they are coming to the point in their lives when they need to think about a transition for their businesses.  And a business owner looking to make a career change will experience the same transition.

Will a family member take over? Is there an employee poised to buy the business? Should you list your business for sale in business publications?

Whatever the outcome, it is important to have a plan in place so that you understand what this transition will entail. A good plan covers both the human-resources aspects of a transition and the financial details, particularly if your succession plan is supposed to generate the money you will live on during retirement. 

Michael Martens will provide some more specific detail on what you should be thinking about in terms of your retirement or other business transition. Please attend our next Chamber Chat on August 16 at 9 am in the Bryan Center to learn more. Click here to register.
Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation
Group Rating Discounts
The Yellow Springs Chamber of Commerce is certified with the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation to sponsor a Group Rating Discount Program. Hunter Consulting Company has again been selected by the YS Chamber to administer this important benefit.  Participation in the Group Rating Program can save your company up to 53% on your annual BWC premium.
Receiving a customized projection is free and there is no obligation! To receive your projection, please complete the AC-3 on Hunter Consulting's website:
Benefits of participating in Hunter Consulting's Group Rating Program include:
·         Multiple discount levels in multiple industries
·         Knowledgeable & tenured claims administration
·       Hearing representation before the Industrial Commission by attorneys
·         Semi-annual safety training
·         Flat Fee Pricing
Should you have questions or if you would like to discuss their services further, please contact Jeff Price with Hunter Consulting:
Phone - 513-372-8718

And remember, you need to True Up for the previous year by August 15 meaning you must reconcile your actual payroll after each policy year. Click here for more info. 
Member News
Welcome New Members
Calypso Grill & Smokehouse - Latin/Caribbean food
English Cottage - local lodging
Green Canopy GroupLandscaping, horticulture, trees
Gregory Lind Attorney at Law - 24 years of experience
Intersection 4272 -regional news and events
League of Women Voters - non-partisan organization
Linnyloo's Cookies - custom and artistic sugar cookies 
Susan Lopez - candidate for Greene County Commission
Oakwood Roofing & Siding - residential & commercial
Rose and Sal Co. - vintage home goods
The Hope 4 U - medical marijuana referral
Words, Etc. LLC - professional writing & editing
Yellow Springs Rites & Passages - custom ceremonies
Yellow Springs Toy Company - unique toys for all ages
Thanks for Renewing 
Arbor Care, Ashton Meadows, Brandeberry Winery, Brilliant Smiles, Changeling Enterprises Ltd, Clark State Community College, Clifton Garden Cabin, Dark Star Books, David Campbell Insurance Agency, Dayton City Paper, Digital Fringe, DMS Ink, Ehmans Garage LLC, Greene County Council on Aging, Greene County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Greene Medical Foundation, Gulch on Dayton St, Heaven on Earth Emporium, House of AUM, Library Loft, Lucky Dragon, Miami Valley Pottery, Michael Brown, Ohio Barn Bed & Breakfast, Dan Phibbs, QuickPro Bookkeeping Service, Simon Kenton Inn, Speedway, Tech Advisors, Tom's Market, Wander and Wonder, Women's Park, Yellow Springer, Yellow Springs OB/GYN, YS Arts/Lisa Goldberg

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Click here to join or renew electronically.

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.