Governor DeWine stated today that the state is assembling different focus groups for industries that have yet to open. These groups will look at best practices and the proper way to get those industries on the road to reopening. Examples of these groups include but are not limited to childcare, hair salons, restaurants, arts, and gyms. We do expect an answer next week as to when hair salons will be able to open.

As promised, members are invited to attend a webinar Monday, May 4, 2020 at 9 a.m. Deputy Health Commissioner, Leigh Cannon will walk us through the new Stay Safe Ohio order issued early this morning. We are happy to provide this service to our members for free, but you must register. Click the link below, and we hope to see you on Monday. We, like you, are looking forward to additional openings throughout the month.


Friends of the chamber, Gene and Jo Baumgardner, sent me a kind note today with a great quote. I will leave you with that quote and wish you all a wonderful weekend. ‘It’s not about waiting for the storm to pass; it’s about learning to dance in the rain.” I know we are all waiting for the storm to pass. I am sure there will be a beautiful rainbow!

Have a great weekend,