As we change and adapt to the current guidelines due to the COVID-19 all monthly meetings are canceled through June 2020. The BWC Division of Safety & Hygiene are working on new protocols for Safety Meetings moving forward. You can take a look at their frequently Asked Questions.
The current COVID-19 epidemic and information being gathered is ever-changing. The Piqua Area Chamber of Commerce is working to keep you, our members, informed and up-to-date on the resources available for you, your families, employees and your business.
Below are key resources to keep you abreast of COVID-19 developments:
- Ohio Department of Health
- CDC (Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers)
- CDC (COVID-19 Updates)
- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine’s Office
- ODJFS (Coronavirus and Unemployment Insurance Benefits)
- Coronavirus Pandemic Planning Guide
- CDC Advice to Keep Your Workplace Safe
- OSHA Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19
- Families First Coronavirus Response Act
- Bureau of Worker’s Compensation
- City of Piqua Health Department
- Stay at Home Order
- US Chamber of Commerce COVID-19 Resource Guide
- Elections and Voting in Ohio
- IRS (Coronavirus Tax Relief)
- ODJFS (Mass Layoff Form for Employers)
- Coronavirus Digital Toolkit
- Coronavirus Guidance for Employers
- Coronavirus Resource Hub for Small Businesses
- Coronavirus Local/State Policy Tracker
- Coronavirus Workplace Flyer
- Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources
U.S. Small Business Administration Links:
- Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program
- Guidance for Businesses and Employers
- SBA Products and Resources
Your Business is Our Business…we are here for you during this difficult time.
The Miami County Safety Council held their safety meeting on March 12 with Josh Childers presenting.
Josh Childers works for Konecranes Inc. as their Field Operative Development Manager in Springfield, OH. Josh gave a wonderful presentation on crane safety that lead a strong argument as to why continuous training and training often are important.
74% of injuries are preventable and this is directly affected by operator training. Josh’s company offers training and advanced technology training with cranes. They also offer virtual reality training that has allowed the employees to practice and make mistakes without the cost to the company or injury, a great thing.
Unfortunately, we will not hold the April Safety Council meeting due to the new public restrictions. We thank you for your understanding and hope everyone follows the new protocols to keep the masses safe.
If you have any questions about future meetings please contact
Following this month’s presentation on “911 At Your Service” by Jeff Busch, Director of the Miami County Communication Center, the Safety Council would like to say thank you to all the women and men who work at the 911 communication center and for everything that they do for our community.
When learning about all the Miami County calls that come into the Communication Center and how many fire units, EMS, volunteer firefighters, police, and sheriff personnel are dispatched you start to understand the importance of receiving clear information and the relaying of that information. When calling into the 911 call center stay focused, know where you are and why you are calling. It helps to regularly review your company’s emergency protocol just in case there is an emergency.
This month’s meeting will be Thursday, March 12, from 12:00 noon – 1:30pm with guest presenter Josh Childers, Konecranes, Inc. Field Operative Development Manager, on the topic of “Overhead Crane Safety: Why it Matters”. Members can RSVP on the Piqua Chamber’s website.
The Mills Brothers began their career in 1925 as “Four Boys and a Guitar”. Their parents, John H. and Ethel M. Mills moved to Piqua in 1908-09. The “Four Boys” got their professional start with the local Greenamyer Orchestra. Their first record was cut in 1927 and during the next fifty years, the group cut over 1,246 records. The Mills Brothers biggest hits included “Tiger Rag”, “Glow Worm” and “Bye, Bye Blackbird”.
Similarly, the Bogart Brothers began their careers locally with their starring roles on the Lehman Catholic High School stage. They are the sons of Kathy and Bob Bogart of Houston, Ohio. Matt, Daniel and Dominic received the Mills Brothers Scholarship and have pursued careers in professional music performing in various roles on stage around the country. Kevin chose not to pursue a career in the arts. He plays guitar as a hobby and for various musical productions.
This scholarship(s) is intended to be presented to a resident in the City of Piqua who is currently a high school senior or currently attending an accredited college, music school or other post-high school institution. The student is required to have resided in the 45356 zip code upon high school graduation. Also, the student must show that he or she will or is pursuing music, music education or the performing arts field of study.
For more information and to obtain a scholarship application form, please contact your guidance counselor, the Piqua Area Chamber of Commerce at 937-773-2765 or email firstname.lastname@example.org . Applications may also be downloaded from the link below.
The deadline for application and letters of recommendation to be turned in to the Piqua Area Chamber of Commerce, 326 N. Main Street, is 4:00pm on Friday, March 27, 2020.