Events and News

April 11, 2023


4.19 - Focus on Business Member Lunch

presented by KeyBank featuring LeSean Shaw, Vice President of Bitwise Industries

Join us for Focus on Business: Member Lunch presented by KeyBank on Wednesday, April 19 at the Toledo Museum of Arts’ GlasSalon featuring Bitwise Industries. You'll hear from Bitwise Toledo's Vice President, LeSean Shaw, regarding their mission, construction updates and even sign up for a tour! The Bitwise Toledo campus, which is expected to be completed Summer 2023, is located in the heart of downtown at 1300 Jefferson Avenue.


4.25 -Talent & Workforce: Tap Into Hidden Talent with Fair Chance Hiring

at Brandywine Country Club

Please join us April 25th for Talent & Workforce: Tap into Hidden Talent with Fair Chance Hiring. We have an all-star group of speakers who have information to share on success, funding opportunities, and programming to assist employers in hiring justice-involved individuals.

New venue! New format! New time!


5.3 - 2023 Annual Meeting

presented by Fifth Third Bank

New venue! New format! New time!

Join us at the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce’s 2023 Annual Meeting presented by Fifth Third Bank for a presentation on “Navigating the Intersection of Workforce and the Economy” in the Glass City Center Ballroom starting at 4:00 pm followed by a networking reception at 5:30 pm.


5.4 - Lunch and Learn

Join the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority's finance team at a complimentary lunch and learn that will educate small businesses on financing programs designed to assist with company growth.

The Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority has developed a national reputation for innovative business financing, assisting over 600 economic development projects, representing a total investment of over $2 billion while helping to create and retain nearly 20,000 jobs. Finance options are available from $500 to $25 million to help your growing business. 


5.10 - Capitol Conversations

in Columbus

We believe in the power of advocacy and the strength in showing up. You deserve to be heard by our elected leaders.  Join your fellow Chamber members and economic development leaders for a conversation with legislators from the Toledo region and members of the House and Senate leadership in the state capital. 


Sponsor a 2023 Event! 

We believe in building businesses, connecting communities and celebrating victories. Gain marketing exposure for your business as well as access to key decision makers and business leaders by sponsoring a 2023 event. PLEASE NOTE: The deadline for Annual Meeting Sponsorship is Thursday April 6th! Check out all of the opportunities below and reach out to Events Manager, Ash Layman, to learn more.

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The Downtown Master Plan is being revised & your opinion is needed

The Downtown Toledo Master Plan is being refreshed, and we want your input!


The Downtown Toledo Master Plan was adopted in 2017. It outlined 12 priority action items that are either completed, or in some stage of completion.


We're ready to take on a whole new set of action items and want to hear what you think about the future of downtown. 

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Congratulations to the 2023 Graduates of the Institute for Leadership & Advocacy, presented by Huntington

The Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce congratulates the 34 individuals who have completed their public service and leadership training as a part of the 2023 Institute for Leadership & Advocacy, presented by Huntington. The 2023 cohort is the largest cohort the program has ever seen. With the completion of the 22nd year, the Institute is the longest running program of its kind in the state of Ohio. The participants join an alumni network of more than 500. The graduates were honored for their accomplishments at a ceremony on April 3 at the Glass City Pavilion with a keynote address from State Senator Paula Hicks-Hudson. 

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Welcome New Team Member Debbie Flores, SBDC Financial Counselor

We are excited to announce the newest member of the Chamber team. Debbie Flores has joined us as an SBDC Financial Counselor.

Debbie is a certified financial coach and credit counselor who loves Toledo and is looking forward to taking her passion of uplifting individuals with personal financial health to the level of successful entrepreneurship.

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Come join our team!  We are looking for a Vice President of Business Development Services/Small Business Development Center Director

Help us support local businesses by ensuring a business friendly environment Join our team as the Local Government Affairs Manager. Read more below and send your resume and cover letter (combined as one document) to

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Come join our team! We are looking for a Local Government Affairs Manager

Help us support local businesses by ensuring a business friendly environment Join our team as the Local Government Affairs Manager. Read more below and send your resume and cover letter (combined as one document) to

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News and Resources from our Members

City of Toledo: COT Department of Economic Development announces that the White Box and Facade Improvement Grant programs will be accepting applications April 3 - May 3

Stranahan Theater & Great Hall: Stranahan & The American Theater Guild present Disney's The Lion King April 19 through May 7

Leading Families Home/Beach House Inc. : LFH announces Summer in Paris 2023 fundraiser for the Toledo location

Burkett Restaurant Equipment: Burkett Restaurant ranked 40th in the Top 100 Foodservice Equipment Distributors in the U.S. by Foodservice Equipment & Supplies magazine

Northwest Ohio Human Resource Association: NOHRA to host Inclusion conference April 27 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. at the Toledo Club

983rd Engineer Battalion, Army Reserve: April 28, 2-5 p.m. the U.S. Army invites you to Meet your Army Reserve Day- RSVP to attend

McKenna Reitz LLC: May 12th & 13th Join McKenna Reitz for the Challenge Yourself Summit at the Downtown Hilton. Learn how to grow yourself, your business your career and your life!

Dana Open: LPGA Dana Open presents An Evening with Peyton Manning May 31st at the Stranahan Theater get your tickets today!

Member2Member Offer

 A full day of inspiring speakers, connections, tangible takeaways, and REAL talk about what it takes to become the leader you want to be! This is not your average summit, get ready for a day like no other!

Toledo Chamber members can save 20% on VIP tickets using the code TRCC20 or 10% on general tickets using the code TRCC10.

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