O'Banion named Preble Connect's 'Young Professional of the Month' for January
Preble Connect’s January 2021 Young Professional of the Month is Landen O’Banion, Vice President of Twin Valley Bank.
O'Banion's nominator wrote: “Landen is a tireless advocate for his clients as well as Preble County and the surrounding area. His willingness to do whatever it takes is unmatched. His efforts just this year in administrating our bank participation in the SBA PPP program resulted in millions of dollars getting into the hands of local business owners so they could keep their doors open and their employees paid. Landen is also active in his church as well as volunteering his time on a local county agency board.”
Nominate an outstanding Young Professional today! Deadline for February selection is Jan. 15. NOMINATE A YOUNG PROFESSIONAL Interested in sponsoring Preble Connect? Learn more about the benefits HERE.
Somerville Bank, SBA offering training series
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and Somerville Bank are offering this free 6-month Resource Training Seminar Series in Preble County. Each individual seminar is designed to enhance the setup and/or growth of your small business. Mark your calendar and plan to attend these informative and exciting small business seminars. “You Owe Your Business, Every Opportunity for Success.” The first session, Thursday, Jan. 28, is “The Resource Network” (Small Business Resource Partners.) These free sessions begin at 9 a.m. and will be held at The Bison & The Boar. REGISTER HERE.
Membership directory available
The year 2020 will forever be known as the year during which nothing went as planned.
As businesses large and small fight to recover from the damage brought on by the pandemic, the Preble County Chamber of Commerce continues to work toward providing benefits and engagement opportunities to help them along the way.
This year, due to the cancelation of the annual Business Expo, we offered exhibitors the opportunity to have a spotlight space in a brand new magazine and membership directory, the first product of its kind produced by the chamber since 2012.
Inside this special 2020 publication you will find spotlights on some of those businesses who had intended on showing off their services and wares at the Expo, as well as our member directory, current as of Oct. 1, 2020.
Have you gotten your copies yet? If not stop in the Chamber office at 122 W. Decatur St., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. or call 937-456-4949. You can also check it out online HERE.
We encourage everyone to continue to visit, shop, dine and patronize all Preble County's local businesses, remembering as we hopefully move into a healthy new year to #SupportLocalEverything!
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
Tuesday, Feb. 9, Business Over Breakfast: Legal Shield -- Small Business Portfolio Enhancements
Recent sector updates for: Agriculture, Business, Faith Based Institutions, Healthcare, Higher Education, Law Enforcement, Local Government, Pre-K-12 Education, Tourism & the Arts, Manufacturing & Philanthropy
Preble County Chamber Updates can be downloaded below:
2020 Update Archives
Chamber Member News
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