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                                  Celebrating 69 Years of Service

                               To Our Growing Business Community

          TROY AREA
    THE ORGANIZATION ~ The Troy Area Chamber of Commerce is the
    voice for business advocacy, who elect a 19-member governing board. This

I   board approves all of the Chamber’s actions, programs and activities acting on
    recommendations from the Chamber’s committees, councils or task forces. The

N   Board of Directors and the professional staff of the Troy Area Chamber of Commerce
    invite you to become involved in the progress of “Troy, Ohio USA”.
O   THE MISSION ~ The mission of the Troy Area Chamber of Commerce is
    to enhance the quality of life in our area through the promotion of economic
R   vitality and growth; the stimulation of a favorable business environment; the
    advancement of free enterprise system; and to serve as a forum for
M   contemporary issues affecting the region.

I   405 S.W. Public Square
    Suite 330
O   Troy, OH 45373
    PHONE (937) 339-8769
N   FAX (937) 339-4944
    E-MAIL -
               2008 CHAMBER OUTLOOK
                                 The Outlook for 2008 for the Troy Area Chamber of Commerce is one of promise for another great year
                                 featuring a number of exciting programs and activities. As incoming Chairman, it is my privilege to serve at
                                 the helm of such a fine organization. The Chamber will continue to benefit from an experienced and dedicated
                                 Board and staff. Our 13 sub-committees, under strong leadership, have very full agendas and will once again
                                 drive the Chamber ahead. I want to thank Jim Stubbs, the 2007 Chairman of the Board for his leadership in
                                 completing another successful year. GO Bucks!

                                 Listed below are some highlights and features of our upcoming year:
                                 • Welcome to Joe Dickerson (Koverman/Dickerson Insurance), as newest member of the Executive Board.
                                 • 2008 will feature our third Business Expo on April 24.
                                 • The Women’s Leadership Connection (WLC) of the Troy Area Chamber of Commerce, newly founded,
                                    follows in the proud footsteps of the 22-year tradition of Women In Networking (WIN), will kick-off with the
                                    16th annual seminar “Strategies for Success” on March 13, 2008. The monthly luncheons will
     Mike Maiberger                 commence on April 3rd, 2008, and will be held the first Thursday of each month from 12 noon – 1:00 pm
2008 Chairman of the Board       • Not For Profit Council – now in its third year, will hold the first Miami County non-profit organizations
                                    Expo, scheduled for November 13, 2008.
                                 • SHRM – Tri-County of Ohio Human Resource Association will be established.
                                 • Fred Daffner and Company will be “Talking Berries” at this year’s Strawberry Festival June 7-8.
                                    Remember, it is YOUR Chamber of Commerce and we welcome your participation and input!

                                                                                                                              2008 Officers

                                                                                                                             Michael Maiberger
                                                                                                                            Chairman of the Board
                                                                                                                          Upper Valley Medical Center

                                                                                                                               Joseph Mahan
                                                                                                                             First Vice Chairman
                                                                                                                          Edison Community College

                                                                                                                                Larry Smith
                                                                                                                            Second Vice Chairman
                                                                                                                         Greentech Lawn & Landscape

                                                                                                                               Joe Dickerson
                                                                                                                        Koverman Diskerson Ins. Agency

                                        2008 Board of Directors                                                               James R. Stubbs
               Past Chairman of the Board James R. Stubbs of Unity National Bank passes the gavel to                      Past Chairman of the Board
                      Chairman of the Board, Michael Maiberger of Upper Valley Medical Center.                                Unity National Bank
2nd row: Becky Pappas; Troy Strawberry Festival; Nathan Counts, Unity National Bank; Arthur Haddad; Mark Henestofel,
          Merrill Lynch; Andrew Wannemacher, Dungan & LeFevre Company, LPA; Greg Taylor, Troy Ford Inc.
 3rd row: Joe Dickerson, Koverman Dickerson Insurance Agency, Inc.; Jill Wilson, Troy City Schools, Earl Reives, DP&L
Inc.; Karen Eliason, U.S. Bank N.A.; Joseph Mahan, Edison Community College; Kim Yardlay, Re-Max Professionals Real
  Estate; Michael DeBolt, Goodrich Corporation 4th row: Ron Widener, Miami County Commissioner, David Dippold,
           MainSource Bank of Ohio; William Lohrer; Richard Reichert, American Honda Motor Company, Inc.
                              Not pictured: Larry Smith, Greentech Lawn & Landscape
Benefits — Reducing Business Costs                                             Benefits - Discounts
• Health Insurance                                                             • FedEx
 Chamber members can experience significant savings from a number of            Save up to 16% on FedEx services. To set new or link your existing
 health insurance agencies.                                                     account to the FedEx/Troy Area Chamber of Commerce shipping program
• Additional Healthcare Discount programs on dental, vision,                   • “CHAMBERBUCK$ — Shop Troy First”
 hearing and general healthcare insurance.                                      Spend with chamber members. Certificates may be purchased at the
• Workers’ Compensation Group Rates                                             chamber and used with over 100 Chamber member businesses.
 Save up to 85% on workers’ comp premiums available through a number
 of member companies. Call the Chamber for more information at                 Benefits - Networking Events - over 200 events annually
 937-339-8769.                                                                 • Annual Auction and Steak Fry
• Employee Assistance Program Plan (EAP)                                        A major fundraising event which gives members an opportunity to
 Discounted rates for quality EAP administered through Upper Valley             network while enjoying good food and great fun.
 Medical Center. Reduce your workers compensation premiums and                 • Annual Golf Outing
 your healthcare costs. This program can also provide assistance with           Network while golfing. Held in the early spring, this has become a favorite
 Department of Transportation compliance. Call 937- 773-8271 or                 among networkers due to the relaxed environment.
                                                                               • Business After Hours
• Long Term Care                                                                Enjoy doing business in an informal setting, held monthly at various
 Offered through a number of national insurers at substantial savings!          member locations. County-wide events include members of the
 These programs are priced well below competitor programs.                      Covington, Piqua, Tipp City and the West Milton Chambers, draws
                                                                                150-200 people.
Benefits – HR Advantage
• Small Business Seminars and Education                                        Benefits - Visibility And Exposure
 Miami County Chambers Small Business Council annually conducts a              • Monthly Membership Directory/ Business Guide /
 number of advanced business management seminars.                                Buyers Guide
• Human Resource Council                                                        An alphabetical and categorical listing of your business.
 The Council offers quarterly discussions related to HR concerns along         • Chamber Web Site
 with four seminars related to HR professional development.                     Offers both alphabetical and category listings along with map locator, and
•                                                        a link to your business web site. Averages over 13,000 page hits per day.
 Place detailed job listings on this state-of-the-art, web-based recruitment   • Business Expo
 service at no cost. Sponsored by DPL Energy.                                   A bi-annual opportunity to showcase your business and network. Attracts
• Wage, Salary and Benefit Annual Survey                                        over 4,000 potential customers.
A county-wide survey conducted by the Miami County Chambers’ HR                • Membership Plaque
Council. Results are available free to members participating in the survey.     Proudly display your membership plaque, many members look for it while
                                                                                doing business with one another.
Benefits - Building a Better Community                                         • Referrals
• Economic Development                                                          The Chamber receives thousands of inquiries from visitors, phone calls
 Become a part of the critical work the Troy Development Council does           and email messages, and we only refer our members.
 to retain and attract businesses to strengthen the Troy and Miami County      • The Chamber Newsletter
 economy.                                                                       Keep abreast of membership news. Chamber businesses can submit a
• Workforce Development                                                         Member Spotlight article, as a free service. Advertising and editorials on
 The Troy Development Council, in cooperation with the Human                    special topics are available.
 Resource Council and the Business Advisory to Education Committee is          • Sponsorship Opportunities
 working a long-range strategy to build a skilled workforce to meet the         Promote your business by sponsoring a Chamber event: annual dinner,
 needs of employers now and in the future.                                      golf outing, auction, business expo, etc. Various levels of sponsorships are
• Troy Strawberry Festival                                                      available to fit your business marketing needs.
 Draws over 200,000 people to Troy, and is a major fundraiser for the
 area’s civic and charitable organizations.
• Leadership Training and Business Development
 The Troy chamber constantly works to develop community leaders                With an ever expanding business community, the benefits of chamber
                                                                               membership will also continue to grow. Our success is accomplished
 through our Leadership Troy program. Since the program’s inception in
                                                                               through the hard work and commitment of our members. Participation
 1984, we have graduated almost 500 future community leaders. Graduates        is key to making successful contacts in the business community and we
 serve in a myriad of community volunteer leadership positions.                encourage you to get involved with one of the many opportunities the Troy
• Miami County Chambers Legislative Advocacy                                   Chamber has to offer. .Benefit today! Call your Troy Chamber at
  & Representation                                                             937 339-8769
 Your Chamber works to affect public policy and create a favorable
 business environment. Members are welcome to participate on committees
 which shape the legislation that affects your business future.
                                                 We invite you to . . .
    The Chamber offers many ways for members to become involved. By acquiring as much information
as possible, a business person can only find success. Many members begin their involvement by serving
on a working committee. Here are the 2008 committees, councils and special programs. Call the Chamber
at 339-8769 to volunteer!

                                                    2008 Program of Work
                                                           Committees & Councils
Ambassadors                                                            Legislative Committee
■	 Chair	-	David	Murray			Vice Chair	-	Don	Pence                             ■	 Chair	-	William	Lohrer			Vice Chair	-	Joyce	Reives
	  Purpose:	To	promote	good	will	and	serve	as	a	public	relations	            	  Purpose:	 	To	 monitor	 the	 activities	 of	 local,	 state,	 and	 federal	
   team	for	the	Troy	Area	Chamber.                                              legislative	issues	pertinent	to	the	economic	and	social	welfare	
                                                                                of	 the	 membership,	 and	 initiate,	 where	 appropriate,	 positions	
Awards Committee                                                                on	 those	 issues	 in	 response	 to	 the	 needs	 of	 the	 membership	
■	 Chair	-	Linda	Daniel			Vice Chair	-	Joyce	Reives                             and	community	at	large.
	  Purpose:	To	seek	nominations	and	identify	candidates	for	com-
   munity	leadership	awards	including,	A.	Robert	Davies	Memorial	            Membership Committee
   Outstanding	 Young	 Man	 of	 the	 Year,	 Shirley	 Culp	 Davies	           ■	 Chair	-	Greg	Taylor			Vice Chair	-	Frank	Wagner
   Memorial	Outstanding	Young	Woman	of	the	Year,	Educator	of	                	  Purpose:	 To	 promote	 membership	 in	 the	 Troy	Area	 Chamber	
   the	Year,	Community	Service	Award,	Distinguished	Citizen.                    by	 giving	 attention	 to	 business	 concerns	 and	 being	 active	 in	
                                                                                attracting	new	members.
Business Advisory to Education Committee
■	 Chair	-	William	Lukens			Vice Chair -	Jill	Wilson                         Small Business Council
	  Purpose:	To	lend	advisory	support	to	educators	for	curriculum	            ■	 Chair	-	Lance	England		Vice Chair	-	J.	Andrew	Wannemacher
   recommendations,	 understanding	 of	 the	 changing	 business	             	  Purpose:	To	provide	a	forum	for	Miami	County	area	small	busi-
   environment,	and	preparing	the	workforce	of	tomorrow.                        nesses	where	challenges	and	opportunities	can	be	discussed	
                                                                                and	special	programs	can	be	developed	to	meet	their	needs.
Human Resource Council
■	 Chair	-	Steven	E.	Gall			Vice Chair	-	Marion	Stout                        Women's Leadership Connection (WLC)
	  Purpose:	 To	 promote	 the	 free	 exchange	 of	 information	 in	 the	     ■	 Chair	-	Darci	Aselage			Vice Chair	-	Melissa	Kleptz
   area	 of	 labor	 relations,	 including	 such	 issues	 as	 health	 care	   	  Purpose:	 	 WLC	 is	 dedicated	 to	 empowering	 women	 in	 our	
   cost	containment,	fringe	benefits,	personnel	practices,	arbitra-             community	and	the	surrounding	areas	to	reach	their	goals	and	
   tion,	NLRB,	OSHA,	EEOC,	and	other	issues.                                    network	with	others	doing	the	same.	

Industrial Council                                                           Not-For-Profit Council
■	 Purpose:	 To	 create	 an	 opportunity	 for	 larger	 business	 and	        ■	 Chair	-	Sam	Brown			Vice Chair-	Deb	Miller
   industry	to	familiarize	Chamber	members	with	the	business	                   Purpose: To	 create	 a	 forum	 for	 nonprofit	 organizations	 to	
   strategies	and	market	place	demands	impacting	the	current	                   exchange	ideas,	information	and	opportunities.
   and	future	success	of	the	host	company.

                                                               Special Programs
Leadership Troy                                                              Troy Strawberry Festival
■	 Chair	-	Kay	Hamilton				Vice Chair	-	Mark	Puthoff                         ■	 Chair	-	Fred	Daffner			Vice Chair	-	Becky	Pappas	
	  Purpose:	 To	 promote	 a	 program	 that	 will	 improve	 the	 quality	     	  Purpose:	 To	 manage	 the	 annual	 Troy	 Strawberry	 Festival	
   and	quantity	of	men	and	women	capable	of	assuming	leader-                    through	 established	 committees,	 organizations,	 service	 clubs,	
   ship	roles	within	the	Troy	community.                                        budgetary	guidelines,	and	operating	procedures.

Troy Development Council                                                     Teen Leadership Troy
■	 Chair	-Ron	Musilli				Vice Chair	-	David	Dippold                          ■	 Chair	-	Deb	Jung				Vice Chair	-	Cheryl	Fox-Bender
	  Purpose:	 To	 formulate	 goals,	 develop	 plans,	 evaluate	 pro-             Purpose:		All	Troy	area	high	school	seniors	are	eligible	to	apply	
   cedures	 and	 inventory	 resources	 in	 order	 to	 encourage	 and	           for	 this	 one	 week	 program	 which	 will	 develop	 and	 enhance	
   assist	in	the	development	of	new	business	and	industry	and	to	               leadership	 skills	 through	 a	 series	 of	 classroom	 and	 practical	
   encourage	 retention	 and	 expansion	 of	 existing	 business	 and	           learning	experiences.

                                   TROY AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
                                      405 S.W. Public Square • Suite 330 • Troy, OH 45373

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