County Chamber of Commerce...
sets stage for Annual Meeting on June 1st
Left – Ben Taylor; Right – Andrew Doehrel
County Chamber of Commerce invites chamber members and businesses
learning more about chamber membership to its Annual Luncheon Meeting
Friday, June 1 at Romer’s Catering, Greenville.
Registration opens at 11:00 AM, business
meeting begins at 11:45 AM, and
the meeting ends at 1:00 PM. Cost
for chamber members and $20 for future members.
Reservations are required by May 29, 2012.
program includes the ceremonial installation of officers and directors
Jason Aslinger and Judge Julie Monnin, passing of the gavel to new
David W. Compton, presentation of the 2012 Chamber Citizen of the Year
distribution of the new Chamber Membership Directory, and distribution
2011-2012 Annual Report. “What’s
Important to Your Business” is the program topic including an update on
and federal issues. Additionally,
Darke County Visitors Bureau will share the stage to present their
Citizen of the Year Award.
speaker Ben Taylor is the Executive Director of the U.S. Chamber’s
Regional Office. To achieve the U.S. Chamber’s public policy goals, Ben
cultivates and maintains legislative, political and grasstops resources
throughout Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania.
the U.S. Chamber’s efforts to strengthen its relationships with Members
Congress through member businesses, associations, and local and state
of commerce across the region. Before
joining the U.S. Chamber in 2008, Ben previously served as a
Assistant in Congressman David Hobson’s (OH-7) Washington, D.C. office.
also served in various positions in Ohio state government.
graduated magna cum laude from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio with a
of Arts degree in Political Science and History.
He currently resides in Chicago.
speaker Andrew “Andy” Doehrel is the long-time president and chief
officer of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce.
Doehrel has served as President of the Ohio
Chamber of Commerce since
April 1993. Prior
to his position as
president, Doehrel was the executive vice president and general counsel
organization, in which he directed the chamber’s full-time legislative
to his responsibilities as president, Doehrel works with legislators,
leaders and government officials every day on issues affecting Ohio
member companies. Doehrel
specializes in labor issues including workers’ compensation, product
law, civil justice reform and regulatory practices.
He has played a primary role in the passage
of several key Ohio workers’ compensation reform laws over the years
continues to be a key figure in refinement of the program.
joining the Chamber in 1983, he was a partner in an occupational safety
health consulting firm. He also served as program director for Ohio’s
on-site consultation program and spent four years as staff legal
the Ohio Department of Industrial Relations.
In 1991, he was appointed to the Unemployment
Commission in Ohio where he continues to serve as co-chairman of the
Capital Law School in 1977 with a juris doctorate degree.
in 1893, the Ohio Chamber of Commerce is the largest statewide business
advocacy group working to promote and protect the interests of its
to foster a strong, favorable business environment throughout Ohio.
County Chamber has proudly served its membership as an advocate for
and community development since 1927.
Sponsors of the Annual Meeting are BASF, DPL
Technology Incorporated, Production Paint Finishers, Inc., Second
Bank, Spirit Medical Transport, Walls Brothers Asphalt, and Walmart of
the Chamber at 937-548-2102 or
reservation by May 29, 2012.