Area businesses, individuals recognized at Chamber Dinner
Upward mobility and plans for the future were emphasized Thursday, March 9 during the annual Monroe County Chamber of Commerce Dinner at the Brown Community Center.
Among the guest speakers for the evening was first-term State Senator Frank Hoagland.
A retired Navy Seal, Hoagland stated his goals as state senator include providing opportunities to area residents.
“We need to figure out how to find solutions to provide upward mobility, including the younger generations,” Hoagland said. “We have to provide training for people to get to work.”
As Hoagland spoke of ways to help create opportunities for workers, John Voorhies, of the Ohio Small Business Development Center, addressed ways to help new and current businesses.
“As an entrepreneur, I’ve been in the trenches. I’ve owned various businesses, so I’m in the trenches with you,” Voorhies said. “I want to help you start, grow and sustain business.”
Through the Small Business Development Center, Voorhies’ services include helping businesses create a business plan and marketing, all at no charge to business owners.