To ensure and enhance agricultural economic development and activity through communication, education and promotion to consumers, Agribusinesses and public entities.
Create Public Awareness:
• Jobs supported by Union county, Ohio, and American agriculture
• Environmental stewardship supported by agriculture
• Committed to safe, quality, wholesome products
• Create awareness of public officials to understand of the special needs of agricultural i.e. equipment transportation, dust, odor,
• On value of Agribusiness to the community
• As to sources for factual information.
Agri-Voice for the promotion and protection of Union Co. Agricultural Development:
• Promote the rich rural heritage and agri-economic development
• Partner with industry allies to and supportive organizations.
• Rural representation on Union county chamber legislative committees
• Encourage opportunities that promote responsible agriculture development.
• Protect agriculture from mis-information from organizations or government policies that restrict or preclude responsible growth of agriculture.
• Provide a Union county voice for state and national professional agriculture issues.
• Protection of agriculture from Agricultural terrorist groups.
• Promote services available
• Farm products and services to consumers
• Promote professional modern farming methods that lower the carbon footprint.
• Identify opportunities for Agri-Economic Development
• Encourage local event promotions.
Educate Agribusiness on:
• Programs available from Chamber of Commerce
• Employment laws and code changes
• Update on current tax laws
• Value added programs
• Farm Programs and Government development programs
• Human resources programs and laws
• Laws affecting Agri-business
• Services available to local farm businesses.
The Purpose of the Union County Agriculture Award is to recognize and honor outstanding contributions to agriculture by individuals and businesses located in Union County.
Annual award recipients will be selected based upon excellence in production agriculture, service, land stewardship and leadership. Those instrumental to the success and excellence of agriculture, either as a farmer or in an agriculturally related field may be considered. We desire to honor and give public recognition to those who have brought distinction to themselves, have made outstanding contributions to their professions, and whose community involvement has served as a stimulus to others.
Currently, Union County is home to thirteen Century Farms:
• Daniel Bouic Family Farm, 1835
• Gruenbaum Trust, 1865
• Norman H. Renner, 1893
• Roger Geer, 1837
• Walter Morse, 1838
• David Huber, 1839
• Leona Blumenschein, 1839
• Maxine Gray, 1854
• Emma Jane Stillings, 1861
• Thomas Rausch, 1864
• Larry Nicol, 1891
• Fred Nicol, 1893
• Randy Rausch, 1902
Agricultural Resources are provided by various organizations in Union County and the State of Ohio. For information on these resources, you may contact the Union County Office of The Ohio State University Cooperative Extension Program.
Union County OSU Extension Office & Agricultural Center
18000 SR 4, Suite E
Marysville, Ohio 43040
Phone #: (937) 644-8117
Fax #: (937) 644-3062
Union County Farm Bureau
18000 SR4, Room 196
Marysville, Ohio 43040
Phone #: (937) 642-4005
Fax #: (937) 642-4589
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Ohio Department of Agriculture
8995 E. Main Street
Reynoldsburg, Oh 43068
Phone #: (614) 728-6200
President Wayne Dellinger, OSU Extension
Vice President Dean Cook, Dean Cook Nationwide Insurance
Treasurer Brian Ravencraft, Holbrook & Manter
Secretary Gail Keck
Chamber Ambassadors are goodwill emissaries who are strong supporters of the Union County Chamber of Commerce and our community. •These individuals enthusiastically share their interests with business peers to build fellowship and camaraderie. Because peer-to-peer interaction is the backbone of a strong Chamber and community, Chamber Ambassadors help our Chamber reach the “next level”.
While all Chamber members are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the multitude of networking and community events conducted by the Chamber, the Ambassadors go the extra mile by:
- • Delivering plaques and items of special recognition to deserving businesses/individuals
- • Distributing “Welcome Packets” to new businesses
- • Regularly attending ribbon cuttings, open houses, and BABs
- • Serving as a friendly and familiar face at Chamber functions
- • And more!
If you are a supporter of the Chamber of Commerce and our community, and think you have what it takes to be a Chamber Ambassador, please give us a call!
INDUSTRIAL PARKWAY ASSOCIATION (IPA)
The Industrial Parkway Association (IPA) is an area located south of New California and State Route 42 in Jerome Township. Bordered by US 33 and RT 161 this area contains over 220 businesses along the parkway along with several new housing subdivisions blended into the adjacent farmland.
Due to the close proximity to the City of Dublin and I-270 the area has grown rapidly over the last 15 years and contains a wide range of businesses- automotive services, manufacturing, R&D and retail establishments. Many of the companies have relocated from other parts of central Ohio to the Industrial Parkway corridor where a supportive business environment exists.
The IPA has monthly meetings (2nd Thursday) where the association members discuss current events affecting the parkway area and look for ways to improve the business environment. Many local government representatives attend IPA meetings along with area law enforcement and fire departments officers. The businesses work with the local zoning inspector, zoning board and board of zoning appeals to ensure the quality of development is positive for the township.
The IPA board strives to provide support to the businesses by scheduling a series of presentations each month which touch on important topics for all businesses- HR, accounting, insurance, roadway/utility infrastructure, employee safety and business security to name a few. The board has been successful in procuring food truck services to the parkway area which has been very popular as well as hosting an annual IPA golf outing.
For more information, please visit industrialpkwyassoc.org
The Plain City Industrial Parkway Association 2017 Golf Outing is coming up. Download the 2017 IPA Golf Flyer
Aaron Siekmann, The Siekmann Company
Carol Schneiderer, UCBDD
Ben Williams, Huntington National Bank
Chris Welker, Reliable Staffing Resources
Kevin Gregory, Union Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Legislative Committee/Business Impact Breakfast
The Chamber’s Legislative Committee meets monthly to identify legislative matters of interest to Union County businesses.
Committee members research topics/issues and express an opinion pertaining to their impact on a healthy business economy. Besides making recommendations to the Chamber Board of Trustees, they also host monthly Business Impact Breakfasts to update the community on current hot topics, and interact frequently with area legislators to keep Union County on the forefront.
Regionomics – Bill LaFayette – January 26, 2017
Plain City Business Association (PCBA)
The Plain City Business Association (PCBA) works for the greater good of the Village and the surrounding areas to help establish a strong business community by providing support, education and leadership.
Visit our Facebook page to stay in the loop!
Richwood Area Business Association (RABA)
Richwood Area Business Association (RABA) exists to PROMOTE the business in and around the Richwood area; while ENCOURAGING those businesses to be involved within the community and CONNECT the business and services within the community as a network of support.
Union County Safety Council
To provide a forum to network and study safety, health and wellness issues that affect the quality of life and productivity of employees of businesses and government agencies operating within Union County.
Information: Through the power of knowledge…we can make a difference.
Cooperation: As a team, we are much stronger.
Motivation: To create the inspiration to make tomorrow better than today.
Steering Committee Members
Brian Dostanko, President
Rachel Gwilliams, Secretary
Angie Venable, Safety Council Manager, Union County Chamber
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FY16 Safety Council Discount Program
FY16 Safety Council Fact Sheet
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On behalf of Gov. John R. Kasich and myself, thank you for all you do to keep Ohio’s workforce safe and healthy. Working together, we can continue to prevent workplace injuries and return injured workers back to the job as safely and quickly as possible.
To further our efforts, we have some exciting developments to share with you. Below, you’ll find a hyperlink to a video outlining the details. While I believe the message will be relevant throughout the summer, its reference to the $1 billion in rebate checks currently being printed makes it more relevant in the next few weeks. So, I ask you to share this video with your members.
Here are just a few suggestions on how to do that.
· Playing it at an upcoming meeting
· Adding the link to your council’s website
· Including the link in your electronic publications
Union County Healthcare Providers
The mission of the HCPA is to enhance Union County Health Care and Health Care Business through communication, education and awareness to health care consumers, health care businesses and public entities.
Please feel free to join us & help spread the word by bringing a friend.
For those new to the UCHCPA, meetings are generally scheduled the fourth Tuesday of each month from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM at the Chamber Office. Larger scale educational or awareness events will be held two to three times a year. For more information about the UCHCPA, please contact the Chamber Offices or e-mail anyone on the Executive Committee.
UCHCPA Executive Committee
Union County Health Department
Mental Health & Recovery Board of Union County
Schulze, Howard & Cox, Attorneys at Law
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