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  • Chamber Happenings Chamber Happenings

    Chamber office closing for renovation project; relocating to second floor LCNB, Eaton branch

    Preble County Chamber of Commerce officials recently announced the temporary closure of the Chamber’s 122 W. Decatur St. location, effective Friday, July 23, due to an extensive renovation project on the facility.

    This renovation is part of a plan which will bring the PC Chamber, the Preble County Development Partnership, and the Preble County Convention & Visitors Bureau under one roof for a centralized location to better serve Preble County’s business community, and its visitors, according to PC Chamber Executive Director Leslie Collins. CONTINUE

    Funds Doubled for Small Business Grant Programs

     County Set-Asides End July 31, 2021

    Ohio Governor Mike DeWine last week reminded Ohio business owners that grants are available through the Ohio Department of Development (Development) to help small and medium-sized businesses recover from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
    A total of $310 million is being offered across four grant programs to help new businesses that opened in 2020, food and beverage establishments, entertainment venues, and lodging venues. To ensure the grants are spread throughout the state, each program has a set-aside amount of funding for each of Ohio's 88 counties. If businesses in a county do not deplete the county’s allocation by July 31, the remaining funds will become available to businesses statewide. CONTINUE

    Smith named Preble Connect's 'Young Professional of the Month' 

    Preble Connect’s June 2021 Young Professional of the Month is Sydney Smith, owner of The Gypsy Mug  in Eaton. Smith’s nominator wrote: “Sydney successfully ran the 1808 Cafe' for more than 3 years. She did this all while being a single mother and taking pride in her work there. She built a clientele, a menu, drinks and foods. She brought to the downtown a smile and charm like no other, all the while hoping to one day own her own business. The time came and she made an offer to the owners to purchase it and they accepted." Renovations and rebranding are complete, and earlier this month, Sydney and her family reopened the cafe' as The Gypsy Mug LLC. Congratulations, Sydney!

    Nominate an outstanding Young Professional today! Deadline for nominations for the August Young Professional of the Month is July 15. Watch for July's recipient to be recognized next month. 

    Preble Connect is a subcommittee of the Preble County Chamber of Commerce, sponsored in part by the New Paris Chamber of Commerce, Lewisburg Chamber of Commerce, Reid Health, Edison State Community College, GE Auto Detailing and Twin Valley Bank.

    Nominations for the June YP of the Month are due by Friday. Anyone can nominate, and any young professional in Preble County, aged 21-40, is eligible! Nominate a deserving young professional online HERE. Interested in sponsoring Preble Connect? Learn more about the benefits HERE

  • Preble County, Ohio... We do Business!

    The Preble County Chamber of Commerce has been serving the business community since 1952. It is our mission to be the advocate for business and business development for Preble County, Ohio.

    Preble County is a great place to do business! The Chamber is here to support, protect and promote free commerce in the region. Why become a member? When you become a member of the Chamber, you join over 250 other companies as part of the county's coalition of businesses. The Chamber provides professional networking/programs and other community events throughout the year, including the Business Over Breakfast series, Business After Hours events, Legislative Breakfasts, State of the County, State of the State, Preble County Safety Council, Annual Awards & Holiday Gala and the Preble County Business Expo. In the fall of 2016, the Chamber launched Leadership Preble County, a year-long educational program to develop people who will in turn go on to improve the quality of life in Preble County. In December 2019, a Junior Leadership Preble County program kicks off. These programs and events enhance the quality of life for our members and heighten public awareness of our business community. The Chamber also is an official member of the Southern Ohio Chamber Alliance (SOCA,) which provides a wide variety of discount programs for member businesses, including healthcare, dental discount programs, Worker's Compensation savings, prescription drug discount cards, energy savings and education, and much more!

  • 2020 Annual Awards