2022 Chamber Scholarship Recipients
We’ve got events coming up you don’t want to miss
June 1st HFC Meeting
BIG NEWS FOR FY23!!
We are excited to announce the return of in-person meetings and the safety council rebate for FY23!! That means that, starting in September 2022, all our meetings will return to our tri-county rotation! Woohoo!!!
Please stay tuned for more details in the very near future , and reach out if you have any immediate questions at this time: 937-382-2737 or firstname.lastname@example.org
**New FY22 Incentive: Every virtual meeting you attend in FY22 will count toward one lunch credit when we return to our regular in-person meetings (one lunch credit per company per meeting!)**
JUNE 1ST: Poisonous Plants: Identifying, Avoiding and Managing
Date: Wednesday, June 1st, 2022
Time: 12PM – 1PM
Location: Zoom! All HFC meetings are free and open to all, but registration is required
Access: Upon registration, you will receive access to the virtual meeting
Presentation: Poisonous Plants: Identifying, Avoiding and Managing
Our June 1st HFC presentation from Joe Boggs, OSU Extension, will highlight how to identify, avoid, and manage the spread of locally found poisonous plants.
Speaker: Joe Boggs, OSU Extension
Joe is an assistant professor in Extension and has a courtesy appointment with the OSU Department of Entomology. In Extension, he is an Educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Specialization: Tree/Shrub Diagnostics, Applied Entomology, Non-Native Invasive Pests, Urban Forestry.
He averages over 100 teaching presentations per year. He’s published articles in the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) Magazine, Landsculptor (Michigan Green Industry Association), the Buckeye Arborist, the Society of Commercial Arboriculture Newsletter, and the Canadian Groundskeeper. He has provided educational outreach on Asian longhorned beetle (ALB) since the beetle was discovered in Ohio in 2011 garnering over $100,000 in funding for outreach efforts. Joe is a frequent contributor to the Buckeye Yard and Garden Line (BYGL) blog [bygl.osu.edu]. His weekly radio segment, “Buggy Joe Boggs Report,” runs from April through October on the Saturday morning show, “In the Garden with Ron Wilson,” (iHeartRadio: WKRC, Cincinnati; News Radio 610 WTVN, Columbus). The Cincinnati show is syndicated to 34 radio stations in 12 states.
Our mailing address is:
HFC Safety Council
21 North South Street
Wilmington, Ohio 45177
June 14th, 4pm-6pm Business After Hours
Hosted by Vanessa L Blevins CPA & Prudential Financial
304 E. Market St.
Washington Court House
Join us as we network and celebrate the
30th Anniversary of Vanessa L Blevins CPA.
Vinyl Coffee celebrated their 1 year Anniversary!
Community Action celebrated their 55th Anniversary
Hands of Christ Street Ministry
301 W. Elm St.
Washington C.H., OH
By the Grace of God, Hands of Christ Street Ministry is able to offer FREE grocery shopping for food, household cleaners, and personal hygiene items, along with other items as they become available.
Lorre Black Umbrellas
Our mission at Lorre Black Umbrellas is to combine our love of umbrellas, love of humans, love, and longing for connection by creating opportunities for people to experience Joy, Gratification, and Awe & Wonder in themselves and their community.
Open Box Outlet
8000 Factory Shops Blvd
A family owner/operated furniture store that sells online liquidation home décor and accessories at a fraction of the price
1120 Clinton Ave.
Washington C.H., OH
Visit Gordon CDJR for all your new & used Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep & Ram needs
BAR Wellness Center
1014 Leesburg Ave.
Washington C.H., OH
BAR Wellness Center offers massage, yoga, infrared sauna & life coaching
Sponsored By Our Silver Investor
Business of The Month
Chrisman H2O Conditioning
LUNCH & LEARN 4/21/22
Administrative Professionals Day
In The News
- 56% say they are concerned about recruiting enough new employees.
- 57% are concerned about employee retention.
House Bill 2 – Ohio Residential Broadband Expansion Program
Ohio House Advances Senate Bill 47
On March 23, the Ohio House passed Senate Bill 47 by a vote of 56-37. The legislation, which is an Ohio Chamber Top 10 priority bill, seeks to help employers who have employees working from home avoid frivolous wage and hour lawsuits for failing to compensate for working hours they did not know were performed.
The legislation adopts into Ohio law, longstanding U.S. Supreme Court precedent which does not require insignificant and insubstantial amounts of time spent working to be compensated. The Ohio Chamber pushed for this reform because as more hourly employees are working in unsupervised settings and have access to work materials on their phones, the risk of an employer facing a wage and hour lawsuit for unpaid overtime increases since the employer has a diminished ability to properly track an employee’s working time.
During the House committee process, two amendments were added to the bill. The first amendment adopted more provisions of a federal statute that accounts for collective bargaining agreements. The other amendment reforms the process for bringing class actions for unpaid overtime under Ohio law. Under this new procedure, an employee must affirmatively opt-in as a member of the class rather than current law which presumes similarly situated employees are automatically a part of the class action lawsuit.
Senate Bill 47 now will go back to the Ohio Senate for a concurrence vote due to the inclusion of the amendments and the Ohio Chamber will continue to advocate for its passage.