The Ohio Chamber of Commerce was incorporated in the year 1893. It is the representative body of all the local chambers of commerce in the state of Ohio. The number of members of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce is 4,000 and they come from different business sectors in Ohio.
The Ohio Chamber of Commerce is the principal business advocacy organization in the state of Ohio. The principal objective of the chamber is to create a healthy business environment in Ohio and bring economic growth to the state. The Ohio Chamber of Commerce is run by a board of directors comprising of 66 members. It has a group of professional staffs, which includes political experts, lobbyists, membership specialists, and well educated administrative personnel.
The priority issues of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce include the following:
Energy and Environment
Legal Regulatory Issues
Public Affairs, Small Business
Taxation and Public Expenditures
Education and Workforce Development
The committees working under the Ohio Chamber of Commerce are the following:
Employment law committee
Education and workforce development committee
Health care committee
Energy and environment committee
Public affairs committee
Ohio Small Business Council (OSBC)
Worker’s compensation committee
Taxation and public expenditure committee
The committees of this chamber scrutinize the present necessities of the business community of Ohio and advise the chamber accordingly. Their function provides guidance to the governmental affairs team of the chamber.
The staffs of the members of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce receive free services and low priced tailor made programs round the year. For the purpose of implementation of its policies, the Ohio Chamber of Commerce has employed a team of lobbying specialists.
The Ohio Small Business Council is a department of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce, which deals with small businesses. It functions as a representative body of the small businesses running their operations in the state of Ohio that are members of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce.
The President and Chief Executive Officer of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce is Andrew E. Doehrel.
Ohio Chamber of Commerce
230 East Town Street
P.O. Box 15159
Columbus, Ohio 43215-0159