October 2021 Newsletter

By October 5, 2021 News

Here at the Chamber, we are working hard to share important information for your business’s success and find ways we can help you stay strong and grow. Read on to find important information, training opportunities, and local upcoming event.

Fayette County Chamber of Commerce, working to advance the civic, economic, and social welfare of the people of Fayette County.

Election Information

Click the above link for local election information

Oct 5 Early voting begins
Nov 2 Election Day

October Small Business Tax Deadlines

October tax deadlines you should know about

There are two important upcoming tax deadlines that impact those in the small business space.

Employees who earned gratuities in excess of $20 in the month of September must report this income to their employers no later than October 12.

For single-member LLCs, sole proprietors, and other corporations that submitted IRS Form 4860 earlier in the year to request an extension of their 2020 individual and corporate tax returns, the final deadline to submit returns via Form 1040 or Form 1120 is October 15.

Get more information about tax deadlines and explore all the latest news for small businesses here.

Training Opportunities
 BackTo.Biz

BackTo.Biz is a free, online learning program to help small businesses recover, pivot, and grow. BackTo.Biz features a collection of 400+ individual video lessons, articles, and tools from a diverse and renowned set of innovative entrepreneurs. The content is designed to help small business owners expand their knowledge and skills on a wide range of topics, including: hiring talent, selling online, building their brands, pivoting business models, creating new revenue streams, finding their ideal customers, managing stress, and more.

BackTo.Biz is a free, online learning program to help small businesses recover, pivot, and grow. BackTo.Biz features a collection of 400+ individual video lessons, articles, and tools from a diverse and renowned set of innovative entrepreneurs. The content is designed to help small business owners expand their knowledge and skills on a wide range of topics, including: hiring talent, selling online, building their brands, pivoting business models, creating new revenue streams, finding their ideal customers, managing stress, and more.

2022 HIRE Vets Medallion Award

The application period for the 2022 HIRE Vets Medallion Award may be a few months away, but your organization can start preparing now!
We encourage you to check out and share some of the resources we’ve created to help employers prepare for the 2022 application period, including:

In-Demand Jobs Survey

For continued business growth in Ohio, it is important that training providers, educators, and workforce professionals know the future hiring needs of employers. Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted are encouraging Ohio businesses to participate in this year’s In-Demand Jobs Survey to provide feedback on the state’s In-Demand Jobs List, which helps drive the state and federal investments in our workforce.
The survey is open to all registered Ohio businesses, giving small and large businesses alike the opportunity to have a voice in how Ohio prepares people for the current workforce. A top priority remains to maintain an accurate and useful In-Demand Jobs List, and to do that, we need your help. Your feedback will directly shape Ohio’s workforce priorities.
Businesses can fill out the In-Demand Jobs Survey at TopJobs.Ohio.gov/Survey through October 8th. Make sure you have your business’s FEIN (Federal Employer Identification Number) before beginning the survey. This number can be found on previous tax returns.
Please email workforce@owt.ohio.gov with questions or feedback on the In-Demand Jobs Survey.

Thank you in advance for your participation in shaping Ohio’s In-Demand Jobs List.

Seeking feedback from businesses on new industry-recognized credentials

The Department of Education is seeking feedback from Ohio businesses on new industry-recognized credentials recently submitted for consideration for the approved graduation list. The industry-recognized credential feedback survey requests feedback on recognition of the industry credentials and their use in the hiring process. The industry-recognized credential review process relies on industry partners to validate the need for credentials in their respective career fields to ensure students are earning credentials that are valued by Ohio businesses or tied to Ohio’s Top Jobs List.
Survey participants should be involved in the hiring process at their companies, such as members of the human resources team or hiring managers.

OHIO – TechCred

TechCred helps businesses address their workforce needs by upskilling current and prospective employees. Employers simply need to identify the specific skills they need, the number of employees they want to upskill, and which training provider they want to use. Businesses of all sizes, from any industry, can apply online at TechCred.Ohio.gov and the state will reimburse up to $2,000 for each training upon completion of a credential.
“As of today, Ohio’s workforce and economy are stronger thanks to the thousands of credentials funded through the TechCred program,” said Randy Gardner, Chancellor of the Ohio Department of Higher Education. “The success of this program is a credit to the vision of the DeWine-Husted administration and the ability to respond to the needs of regional employers.”
The state budget allocated funding for an additional 20,000 credentials through the program in each of the next two fiscal years to help Ohio businesses keep up with the demands of new technologies.
Learn more about the program by visiting TechCred.Ohio.gov.
Questions about TechCred can be sent to TechCred@Development.Ohio.Gov.

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