Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic situation and government bans on mass gatherings, Business Expo 2020 is currently postponed to Oct. 2-3. Watch for additional details in the coming weeks.
All Preble County Chamber networking activities scheduled through April 20 are postponed until we are able to reschedule. Please watch this website, your email, or our Facebook page for updates.
Unemployment benefit information
The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) is instructing Ohio employers planning layoffs or shutdowns as a result the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic to share the following mass lay-off number with their employees to speed the processing of unemployment benefits: 2000180.
The agency also is providing instructions for employers to share with their employees about how to apply for benefits.
“This measure will expedite the processing of benefits for individuals who lose their jobs as a result of the pandemic and allow them to receive their first benefit payments as quickly as possible,” said ODJFS Director Kimberly Hall. “We want to make sure all employers are aware of this number so that we can provide seamless service when processing claims.”
Ohioans can apply for unemployment online 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at unemployment.ohio.gov. It also is possible to file by phone at 1-877-OHIO-JOB (1-877 -644-6562) or TTY at 1-888-642-8203, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Employers with questions should email UCTech@jfs.ohio.gov.
You can find other helpful resources on the Preble County Development Partnership's website HERE.
Other financial resources can also be located on our website HERE.
You can download the Guidelines for Essential Businesses and Employees HERE.
Download a message with important health information from Premier Health HERE.
Don't fall victim to a scam artist! Download an informative brochure HERE.
You can find guidance for using/reusing PPE HERE.
A look at the Holiday Gala
Click Here for our special Holiday Gala & Awards Video
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
All events are temporarily postponed until further notice.
Helpful resources can be found all in one spot!
Businesses and workers alike can now access all of the resources related to COVID-19 in one place: CLICK HERE FOR PORTAL.
This portal includes information on unemployment benefits, the Small Business Administration’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program, the Liquor Buyback Program, modified rules for trucking to help ship critical supplies into the state, the delay of BWC Premiums, etc. Injury Disaster Loan Program, the Liquor Buyback Program, modified rules for trucking to help ship critical supplies into the state, the delay of BWC Premiums, etc.
Need take-out or delivery for lunch or dinner? A list of phone numbers for Preble County area restaurant doing take-out & delivery can be downloaded HERE.
Ohio's new "Support Local" page can be found HERE.
Preble County Chamber Daily COVID-19 Updates can be downloaded below:
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!