Welcome to the Hardin County Chamber & Business Alliance
 
The Hardin County Chamber and Business Alliance, and its four divisions: Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development, Community Development and Tourism, is one of the largest, member-driven and business focused organizations in Hardin County. 
 
With over 300 local and regional members, the Hardin County Chamber and Business Alliance serves the community to promote, cultivate and advocate for a prosperous business, educational and agricultural climate, strengthen the local economy and improve the quality of life, making Hardin County a great place to live, work and prosper! 
 
LOGO:

 

MOTTO:

 

VISION:

Unite our community heritage with new growth, expansion, innovation and talent for Hardin County to become a model community in Northwest Ohio.
 

MISSION:
To cultivate, promote and advocate for a prosperous business, educational and agricultural climate, strengthen the local economy, enhance strategic partnerships and improve the quality of life, making Hardin County a great place to live, work and prosper.
 
VALUES:
The Hardin County Chamber and Business Alliance is a member-driven organization that serves the community based upon its core values: 
 
Generating Community PRIDE
Cultivating Prosperous OPPORTUNITIES
Building RELATIONSHIPS and Forging PARTNERSHIPS
Preserving TRADITIONS and HERITAGE
Challenging PERCEPTIONS
Becoming INNOVATIVE, CREATIVE and PROACTIVE
Driving ACTION and Demanding RESULTS
 
CHAMBER AND TOURISM FOCUS:
To foster community development, commerce and public-private partnerships by promoting, networking and advocating for our local businesses, educational institutions, agricultural heritage and historical communities through year-round tourism, community events, marketing and policy initiatives, educational and training programs and member services.
 
 
ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FOCUS:
To develop a prosperous, pro-business climate by expanding employment growth, cultivating entrepreneurship opportunities, advancing local innovation, and revitalizing our historical downtown communities to increase new growth, jobs and investment opportunities to advance Hardin County’s economy.

Board of Directors & Committees

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
The board will discuss and act upon the business of the organization and provide general leadership and long-term strategic planning.  The board consists of officers, committee chairs, and members-at-large. Director positions are selected by the nominating committee and approved by the full 
membership at the annual meeting.
 
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE:
The committee will focus on membership, strategic planning, financial planning, HR issues, and serve as a vetting committee to bring about action items before the full board.  The committee consists of the four board officers, president/CEO, and appointed positions by the board chairman.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE:
The committee will focus on economic development, community planning, education and workforce issues, and economic incentives with a specific focus on development of industrial, manufacturing, and commercial properties, land sites, and business investments. The committee will host discussions and formulate goals and strategies to help increase new growth, jobs, and investment opportunities to Hardin County.
 
CHAMBER & TOURISM:
The committee will focus on community engagement, local commerce, and public-private partnerships by promoting, networking, and advocating for our local businesses, educational institutions, agricultural industry, and communities.  The committee will engage in public relations, public affairs, marketing, and tourism through initiatives, campaigns, and community events to promote both Hardin County and the Alliance.
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE:
The committee will take a hands-on approach, building long-term relationships to improve community collaboration and better understand our local community needs and wants.  The committee will specifically focus on goals and strategies to attract and retain small businesses, retail, restaurants, and entertainment venues, as well as develop short-term and long-term plans, programs, and events to revitalize our historic downtown communities.
 
HISTORIC COURTHOUSE DISTRICT:
The Kenton Historic Courthouse District is comprised of local business leaders and downtown business and building owners focusing on the enhancement and revitalization efforts throughout the Historic Courthouse District.

 


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