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Premier Health and WSU team up for the future of neuroscience Beyond the drug test Fighting an epidemic in the workplace

Our Dayton Area Business Relies on CareWorksComp to Help Us Improve Safety and Control Our Ohio Workers Compensation Costs The Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce sponsors an Ohio workers compensation pro

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FOCUS is a quarterly publication of the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce. It is distributed to Chamber members and regional businesses. Copies are available online at www.daytonchamber.org. The Chamber

TABLE OF CONTENTS CHAMBER ACADEMY 10 THE WORKPLACE CAN BE KEY IN THE FIGHT AGAINST SUBSTANCE ABUSE 14 PRESCHOOL PROMISE MAKES PROGRESS 16 ECONOMIC INDICATORS 20 21 22 24 26 28 CHAMBER CHATTER 18 FE

FEATURE S TORY TEACHING THE FUTURE OF NEUROSCIENCE I 6 f necessity is the mother of invention, it could also be said that vision and opportunity are rooted in its DNA. Premier Health and Wright Sta

program director. Wright State wanted to improve their education and research in the neurosciences, and Premier Health wanted to improve their clinical neuroscience program. The two institutions combi

THE ULTIMATE OFFROAD VEHICLE. Nearly 325,000 people made emergency visits to Premier Health in 2016. Many arrived by our transport services. Its easy to see why. First in the region with helicopters.

CHAMBER ACADEMY THE WORKPLACE CAN BE KEY IN THE FIGHT AGAINST SUBSTANCE ABUSE Drugfree policies embrace education, prevention and assistance By Vince McKelvey, FOCUS on Business Contributor 10 DAYT

Stakeholders and business leaders, including Dayton Area Chamber members, attend a free class hosted by ADAMHS on June 8, 2017 to help , them create comprehensive workplace drug policies. Photo by Ski

CHAMBER ACADEMY Pierce said research shows one substance abuser, whether its drugs or alcohol, will cost a company from 7,000 to 20,000 a year, the measurable losses coming in productivity, absenteeis

Interactive CaregivingTM Making Moments Matter Interactive CaregivingTM is the unique way our caregivers deliver care to our clients. It centers on four interrelated aspects engagement of the mind,

CHAMBER ACADEMY PRESCHOOL PROMISE MAKES PROGRESS Chamber members endorsed Daytons Issue 9 in November 2016 FOCUS checks in on its progress nearly 1 year later. Article submitted by Learn to Earn Dayt

I n November 2016, Dayton voters endorsed Issue 9, which ensures the Citys financial stability and also gives every Dayton 4yearold the opportunity to attend a highquality preschool. Dayton Mayor Nan

ECON OMI C I NDI CATO R S The chambers monthly publication, Economic Indicators, provides useful information to allow analysis of our regions economic health and predictions for future performance. T

Sales Tax Collections County Rate Mar 2017 Mar 2016 12 Mo. Change YTD 2017 YTD 2016 YTD Change Butler......................... 0.75 .................... 3,459,043 ................3,570,065 ..........

CHAMBER CHATTER FEEDING MIND, BODY AND SOUL ON DAYTONS WEST SIDE Leadership Dayton Class of 2017 uses class project to aid literacy and nutrition deficiencies By Tiffany Reid, Leadership Dayton Class

Leadership Dayton Class of 2017 provided Edison Elementary School students new dress clothes and shoes to wear to a dance, where they shared food and received books and a certificate. Photos submitted

CHAMBER CHATTER Members of Leadership Dayton Class of 2017 graduated from the program on June 7 2017 Photo by , . Paige Smith. LEADERSHIP DAYTON CLASS OF 2017 Jeff Bardonaro Key Bank Val Beerbower Do

LEADERSHIP DAYTON CLASS OF 2018 Congratulations to the newest members of the Leadership Dayton family Tokunbo Adelekan The Tabernacle Baptist Church Michael Allen Generation Dayton Brandon Artis Socce

CHAMBER CHATTER ANNUAL 1 2 3 4 5 22 DAYTON FOCUS Fall 2017 6

CHAMBER CHATTER MEETING 7 8 9 1. More than 450 guests attended the chambers 111th Annual Meeting at Sinclair Conference Center on April 5, 2017. 2. Jennifer Harrison was named the chambers 2017 Volu

MEMBERS ON THE MOVE AUDIO ETC. COMMUNITY ROOM STYLE ENCORE Audio Etc. celebrated the opening of its new community room on May 3, 2017 at 551 Congress Park Dr. Centerville, OH 45459. The companys new

CHAMBER CHATTER NIKKI BISCEGLIA STATE FARM SYMPHONY AT CENTERVILLE We were proud to introduce Moraines newest State Farm agent as she cut the ribbon on her new office at 5224 Springboro Pike on June

CHAMBER CHATTER GENERATION DAYTON DAY Get out, give back Dayton D 26 rizzle may have been falling, but our young professionals were dedicated to this years Generation Dayton Day. Sponsored by Brixe

Top Left A group of GenD volunteers making dog biscuits for DayBreaks Lindys Bakery. Right Dayton Visual Arts Center used a group of GenD volunteers to organize easels and clean up storage spaces. Bot

CHAMBER CHATTER DAYTONBASED OBI ROBOTIC DINING COMPANION EARNS SOIN INNOVATION AWARD By Holly Allen, Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce I 28 ts been more than ten years since an idea sparked in the mi

to return dignity to those who were unable to feed themselves, Dekar decided he wanted to create a device that was not only functional, but also beautifully designed. I wanted it to employ cutting edg

promotional opportunities and the recognition that comes with winning. Every successful startup is built on a great team and Obi is made up of a great team , said Scott Koorndyk, president of The Ent

CHAMBER CHATTER VOLUNTEERS OF THE QUARTER L to R Amanda Davis, Community Action Partnership Don Schweitzer, Jr., Day Air Credit Union Karen M.R. Townsend, Ph.D., KTownsend Consulting. Not pictured Ca

CHAMBER CHATTER Presidents Club honors BOB MILLS with top volunteer award n many cases, its the hard work of volunteers that helps shape a community. The Dayton region has no shortage of passionate

MEMBER MILESTONES Congratulations to these chamber members celebrating milestone years of business Celebrating 110 Years Dayton Dental Society Ms. Lynn R. Ballard 436 Patterson Rd. Dayton, OH 45419430

CHAMBER PARTNERSHIPS NEW MAIN LIBRARY IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS By Chuck Duritsch, Dayton Metro Library D 34 aytons business community has a new resource for meeting spaces, technology, expertise and ad

research. ReferenceUSA features current data on 45 million U.S. businesses, updated monthly. Nonprofit Resource Librarian Susan Rodenberg, also based at LAUNCH Point, provides expert guidance, free wo

CHAMBER PARTNERSHIPS TOP 5 KEY FEATURES OF A DENTAL NETWORK 1 F 2 3 iguring out if your dental network offers the most value to your business and your employees can be tough. Thats why we want

November 4th 10 am7 pm November 5th 10 am5 pm The Dayton Convention Center Downtown Dayton, Ohio ThinkTVs Around the Kitchen is the Dayton Regions newest food, kitchen and home show Shop for pots, p

VARIETY OF EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES READY FOR YOU AT INDIANA WESLEYAN Indiana Wesleyan University provides opportunities for busy adult students in the Dayton area and beyond to earn associate, bache

Yourself 90 SOM SOM SOME PROGRAMS ARE ALSO OFFERED O with a degree from IWU Degree Programs UNDERGRAD GRADUATE DEGREES EDUCATION CENTERS IN S CINCINNATI CLEVELAND D COLUMBUS DAYTON 2912 S

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