Ashland & Springfield Area Chambers of Commerce Honored

On Wednesday, at the Ohio Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting, the Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce & The Chamber of Greater Springfield were awarded the 2018 Leadership in Grassroots Excellence Award & Best Advocacy Campaign Award, respectively.

The Chamber Action Alliance (CAA) is the statewide grassroots advocacy coalition of Ohio chambers of commerce coordinated by the Ohio Chamber. The CAA determines statewide policy issues facing the business community, educates and empowers pro-businesses advocates to take action, and champions a business-friendly climate throughout the state of Ohio.

Every year the CAA selects two local chamber that exemplifies the purpose of the CAA to recognize a local chamber’s hard work and service to local and statewide communities.

This year, our speaker, Urban Meyer, Head Football Coach at The Ohio State University was on hand to congratulate the award recipients.

The Chamber Action Alliance awarded The Chamber of Greater Springfield the 2018 Best Advocacy Campaign Award for its nonpartisan Candidates College that they hold every other year for people interested in running for political office.

The Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce the 2018 Leadership in Grassroots Excellence Award for its extraordinary efforts and commitment to advocating on behalf of Ohio businesses. The Ashland Area Chamber recognized for their continuous efforts in informing their membership on key issues impacting Ohio’s business climate through direct advocacy to legislators, dynamic programming on issues that are important to the business community, and actively participating in Ohio Chamber Action Alliance lead initiatives.

For more information about the Chamber Action Alliance and how to get involved, please contact me at or 614-629-0923.