Holmes Chamber creates Holmes County HR Council

Holmes Chamber creates Holmes County HR Council

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Due to the timely challenges of HR professionals in Holmes County, the Holmes County Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau has created the Holmes County HR Council.

The council will host an educational luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Aug. 31 at the upstairs conference room at Keim, state Route 557, Charm, to incorporate both education with a professional speaker and an opportunity to brainstorm with peers to discuss HR issues that are both universal and localized. The speaker will be Bob Bethel, director of HR services at The Employers’ Association.

The event will begin with a welcoming, followed by Bethel’s talk and then lunch and a roundtable discussion.

As this is an initiative requested by chamber membership, the HR Council events will be limited to current chamber members. To check the status of your membership, call Samantha Whitworth at 330-674-3975 or email samantha@holmescountychamber.com. If your business is not currently a member, the chamber is offering a mid-year discount of 50% off membership with a commitment to 2023 membership as well.

Leadership Holmes County

There are just a few spots left for the 2021-22 Leadership Holmes County class. Leadership is a yearly program that seeks to increase the number of leaders in Holmes County through leadership training and skills development. Every business or organization needs leaders to help them grow and meet the demands of the future. Sponsoring employees gives them the confidence to take on new challenges in their careers and community.

Leadership provides long-term benefits to the entire community through developing leaders who understand the complexities and challenges of the county’s infrastructure.

Potential class members can find the 22-23 application at www.holmescountychamber.com/leadership-holmes-county. Applications also can be sent by request or picked up at the Holmes County Chamber, 6 W. Jackson St., Millersburg.

Member Spotlight campaign

A grassroots initiative to spotlight member businesses on Facebook kicked off this summer. The initial project is T-Shirt Fridays with the staff wearing logo shirts donated by a member company or organization. As the program grows, future spotlights are being developed.

Businesses wanting to participate in the program (this is a benefit included with membership) should call Taylor Sigler at 330-674-3975 or email taylor@holmescountychamber.com.

Job postings on website

In an effort to continue to serve members’ needs, the chamber has added a job-posting tool on its website. The page is now live, and the chamber is hoping move members will take advantage of the program.

To post a job opening to the Holmes County Chamber of Commerce website, members may submit a brief job description and contact information to jobs@holmescountychamber.com. An application may be attached to the email for uploading — PDF and Word formats only.


Be sure to save the following dates:

Sept. 6 is the chamber monthly member meeting. A panel of local professionals will share how they measure success. The event will be held at the Stables at Arrowhead Lake from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. There also will be a brief business meeting of the chamber to approve by-law changes. Registration information is on the chamber website.

On Sept. 8 Safety Council will meet. SourceOne Counseling of Wooster will present a program on resilience at the Berlin Grande Hotel from 8-9 a.m.

2023 golf outing

Fire Ridge Golf Course was, once again, the host for the annual Holmes County Chamber golf outing. Park National Bank was the signature sponsor of the event, which included 30 teams. Skyview Ranch was selected to receive a donation from the outing proceeds to continue with cleanup and repairs due to a series of summer storms.

The winning team was Little Cottage Company. Second place was secured by Rodhe’s IGA, and Park National Bank rounded out the top three. Sponsors also included Commercial & Savings Bank, Mac Oil, Killbuck Savings Bank, Danbury Senior Living, Owens Real Estate, Pomerene Hospital, Cassel Bear, Keim, Rodhe’s IGA and Wallhouse Hotel.