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foCUS 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 The C

taBLE of ContEntS table of Contents fEatUrE 06 CareSource Turns 25 mEmBEr SPotLIGHt 15 Montgomery County Environmental Services Reduce, Reuse CHamBEr aCaDEmY 18 Understanding MCOs and TPAs 19 Cred

f E atU r E Sto rY from pilot project to one of the nations largest medicaid managed care groups in 25 years CareSource Strong, Innovative and Poised for Growth as it turns t he health care landsc

f E atU r E Sto rY afforDaBLE CarE aCt BrInGS GroWtH The 25th anniversary is a significant milestone in and of itself, but this is shaping up to be a particularly important time for CareSource, larg

CHamBEr aDVoCaCY Getting Down to Business with ohio Department of transportation Director Jerry Wray 1 In a recent study done by logistics expert, the St. Onge Company, the Dayton region was ident

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EConomIC InDICatorS the Chambers monthly publication, Economic Indicators, provides useful information in the areas of employment trends, new construction, home sales, sales tax collection and much m

EConomIC InDICatorS Sales tax Collections County rate Jan 2014 Jan 2013 12 Mo. Change YtD 2014 YtD 2013 YtD Change Butler......................... 0.75 .................... 3,430,331 ...............

CHamBEr aDVoCaCY P Local support has been critical to success of Dayton racino m emb e r P r o f ile PEnn natIonaL GamInG enn National Gaming, which expects to open a 125 million Dayton racino thi

I region Wins with State Capital Budget BIG t has been 6 years since the State of Ohio was able to do a community project based state capital budget. However, because of the positive financial posi

Dayton regions State Legislative Delegation Ohio Senate Ohio Statehouse Senate Office Building Columbus, OH 43215 The Honorable Peter Beck 614 6446027 The Honorable Terry Blair 614

CHamBEr aDVoCaCY reduce, reuse t mcmrf Programs he Montgomery County Solid Waste District MCSWD owns and operates a material reuse facility, or McMRF. McMRF allows more than 500 Montgomery County bus

CHamBEr InItIatIVES f an Update from Learn to Earn what they need from cradle to career. Many people, for instance, dont yet know that Ohio has adopted a Star Rating system for preschools that empha

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CHamBEr aCaDEmY in a Workers Compensation Program mCos andtheir roles tPas Understanding of C areWorks is proud to be selected as the preferred workers compensation Managed Care Organization MCO o

CHamBEr aCaDEmY Card acceptance Spring 2014 Industry Updates By Ryan Rybolt, Infintech President E very April and October, credit card processing networks release rule changes that ultimately affec

CHamBEr aCaDEmY Confused about Energy Costs f ELECtrIC CHoICE answers or many consumers in Ohio, one of the most confusing choices they are making these days has to do with electricity. They are b

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CHamBEr aCaDEmY Love Your Brand By Garry L. Day, Strategy and Brand Planning The Ohlmann Group SImPLE StEPS to GEt CUStomErS to W hy do people, one brand over another Why are they fie

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