Tuesday, October 28, 2014
In 2015, the Licking County Chamber of Commerce will celebrate our 100th birthday. Pretty exciting, huh?
In preparation for this monumental event, I have been doing some digging around in the archives and it has proven to be very interesting.
I recently found a list of the past Chairmen starting from 1959. I just finished updating it with the data from the past ten years and thought I would share some interesting facts about the make-up of our past 56 chairmen.
6 were women:
Nancy Chiles Dix, W,E. Shrider Company 1985 - 1986
Jennifer Utrevis, The Granville Inn 1999 - 2000
Anne Cairns Federlein, OSUN/COTC 2002 - 2003
Inalee Tan, Thomas General Contracting 2004 - 2005
Kim Lust, State Farm Insurance 2009 - 2010
Caroline Fraker, MedBen * Current Chair 2014-2015
Two individuals served as Chairmen twice:
Kurt Harden, MedBen 2000 - 2001 & 2008 - 2009
Patrick Guanciale, Coldwell Banker King Thompson 1986 - 1987 & 2010 - 2011
Companies who have had the most chairmen:
Park National Bank - 6
MedBen - 4
Industries who have had the most chairmen:
Manufacturers - 15
Financial - 9
Utilities - 5
In looking over the past 56 years of leadership at the Chamber, I am in awe of the men and women who have led this Chamber, We are very fortunate to have such an impressive lineup in our community.
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Thursday, October 16, 2014
The Licking County Chamber of Commerce is please to present our 2014 Candidate Questionnaire featuring the candidates running for County Commissioner, State Representative, State Senate and Congress in Licking County.
This annual publication provides readers a glimpse into the thoughts from candidates running for a variety of offices in Licking County.
You can access the publication here:
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
The Licking County Chamber of Commerce is looking for a highly motivated professional to retain and recruit members.
Membership Services Specialist
-Maintain an extensive knowledge of all chamber benefits, programs and events
-Membership database administration
-Update social media sites
-Enhance and promote affinity partnerships
-Assist in membership recruitment activities
-Administrative duties as assigned
Candidate must be detail oriented, proficient in Microsoft Office, social media, database administration and possess exceptional verbal and written communication skills. Candidate must have a high school diploma and bring a minimum of 3 years relevant experience.
This is a part-time position, 20 - 24 hours per week. Salary range $13-$15 per hour
For consideration, submit a cover letter and resume via mail or email only, to:
Licking County Chamber of Commerce
Cheri Hottinger, President
P.O. Box 702
Newark, OH 43058-0702
Or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline to apply is October 31, 2014
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Workforce Training Money Available
More than 80,000 Ohio employees have already been trained through the Ohio Incumbent Workforce Training Voucher Program and now the state is making a third round of funding available to businesses. This program will make $29.4 million available in Fiscal Year 2015 for employers to enhance the skills of their employees.
The Ohio Development Services Agency will reimburse the employer for up to 50 percent of the eligible training costs, up to $4,000 per employee, after 1) the employer pays the full cost of the training, and 2) the employee successfully completes the training. The maximum amount an employer may qualify for in a fiscal year is $250,000. The company must be in operation for at least 12 months in Ohio to participate.
A pre-application is now available beginning September 15, 2014 for businesses who want financial help to train their current workforce. Applications for the grant program will be accepted for review on September 30, 2014 beginning at 10:00 a.m.
For more information about the Ohio Incumbent Workforce Training Voucher Program visit http://development.ohio.gov/bs/bs_wtvp.htm.
For additional assistance, contact Shannon Vanderpool at (614) 644-8560 or Shannon.Vanderpool@development.ohio.gov, Jennifer Spohr at (614) 466-4184 or Jennifer.Spohr@development.ohio.gov, or Julia Hinten at (614) 728-4878 or Julia.Hinten@development.ohio.gov.
Please note that we have made some positive changes to this year’s application:
· Eligible NAICS codes are being provided for potential applicants to verify eligibility before applying.
· Names of individuals being trained along with the last four digits of their SSN, date of birth, and verification of wages are no longer being collected in the application. Rather, they are collected at the time of the reimbursement request. This will make the application process less tedious and reduce the number of amendments being requested.
· The Window of training has been extended from 11 months to 17 months (August 1, 2014 – December 31, 2015).