graphicThe Darke County Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to making Darke County a model community in which to live, learn and work. Working through a strong volunteer network and committee structure, the Chamber is able to have a positive impact on the business community through member benefit programs, advocacy and economic development. The Chamber of Commerce is also involved in a variety of community development projects each year.

Members are strongly encouraged to become active on Chamber committees and task forces. During 2000/2001 the Chamber guided and participated in the following activities:

Agriculture Committee
Ag Appreciation Breakfast
Darke County Fair Jr. Livestock Sales buyer
Darke County Fair Exhibitors’ Judging
Farm Tour

Ambassadors Club
Annual Chamber Meeting and Banquet
Golf Outing & Picnic
Business After/Before Hours
Ribbon Cuttings

Economic Development Committee
Workforce Development/Training
Parade of Homes with Darke County Board of Realtors
Site Visits
Wage & Benefit Survey of Industry

Education Committee
School-to-Work Advisory Panel
Business/School Advisory Committee
Ohio Reads Grant
$30,000 used to put books into the hands of
parents of newborns at Wayne Hospital and develop Reading Buddies for "at risk" elementary school children
New Teachers Recognition Breakfast
Leadership Darke County/Leadership Human Resource Development classes
Teen Leadership Academy
Diploma Pledge Partnership
Career Passport Recognition

Industrial Committee
Generation X Seminar
Darke County Regional Job Fairs
Workforce Development/Training
Industrial Wage & Benefit Survey
Site Visits
Industrial Directory

Legislative Committee
LEAD (Legislative Education and Advocacy
Darke County) in cooperation with Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce
GROW (Grassroots Ohio Works) in conjunction with the Ohio Chamber of Commerce
Lunch with Congressman John Boehner
State of the County Luncheon
Legislative Updates

Small Business Council
Salute to Darke County Farmers
Santa Claus Holiday Parade and Santa House
Adopt-a-Family for the Holidays
Santa Coloring Contest
Retailers’ Recognition Luncheon
Annie Oakley Days Promotions
Community Outreach Visits

Strategic Plan Task Force
Development of 5-year strategic plan for the Chamber of Commerce
Community Needs Assessment


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