The Greene County Combined Health District (GCCHD) has been awarded a Minority Health Month Grant from the Ohio Commission on Minority Health. The award is for $1,300.00 and is allowing GCCHD to bring important safety information to parents and caregivers of infants. The mini-conference, Keeping Baby Safe, will be offered twice:
Tues., April 10th, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.,
OR Sat., April 21st, from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m
In preparation for National Child Abuse Prevention Month in April, Greene County Children Services is inviting local businesses to help raise awareness of the problem of child abuse in our community.
Child abuse is a global problem of staggering proportions. There are over 3 million reports of child abuse each year in the U.S. — that’s one every 10 seconds. Locally, Greene County Children Services assessed 1,150 reports of child abuse in 2011. Child abuse is often hidden, but sometimes indicators of abuse are seen by friends, family members, or even neighbors. Despite having suspicions that a child is being abused, many people are reluctant to report it.
Wilberforce University Disaster Management and Recovery Center brings to the Greene and Montgomery County Communities WILBER, the new easy-to-use software that enhances disaster preparedness.
Ohio Brownfield Ag News is pleased to introduce WBZI-AM/FM 1500 and 100.3 Xenia, as an Affiliate of Ohio Brownfield Network. WBZI is committed to serving the agricultural audience in Greene County, Fayette County, Clark County, and Montgomery County and is carrying Ohio Brownfield Ag News radio programs. WBZI, Greene County’s only locally owned and operated commercial radio station, offers the most experienced radio staff in the region as well as neighborhood promotions, local news, high school sports coverage, and public service. WBZI has one of the most loyal listening audiences in the Miami Valley and the Dayton region and operate the only stations continually serving the rural, surrounding areas in southwestern Ohio with a unique music mix of country oldies, bluegrass, gospel, and exclusive local information.
The Ohio Department of Development organizes trade missions to initiate and nuture relationships with potential international business partners. Participating in an Ohio trade mission provides your company with an opportunity to meet business executives face-to-face, greatly enhancing your potential for future export success.
All small business trade mission participants may apply for up to a $3,000 reimbursement through the IMAGE Program to offset the costs of airfare, ground transportation, and lodging!
A group of Xenia Area Chamber of Commerce members is ramping up efforts to help Xenia Community Schools meet some budget shortfalls. The long-running Partners in Education Committee is establishing a page on the Chamber’s web site that lets the public know how to make donations to the district. Items being requested include smaller items like pencils and magic markers and big-ticket items like tape players and televisions. (See the left 'navigation menu' and click Partners In Education or click here to view the page)
The February Business after Hours was “tres bene” when Legacy Village featured Taste of Italy in its lovely Community Center on the Legacy campus. More than 50 Chamber members enjoyed fruit and cheese hors d’oeuvres, a chocolate fountain and an Italian soda bar. The tables were decorated with photos from all the great Italian cities to add to an additional international flavor to the event. Door prizes included flowers and pastries. Thanks to Marcy Yeatts, Sue Hunt, Steve Throop, Rochelle Workman and everyone at Legacy Village for great refreshments in a beautiful setting.
Take a look at some pictures...
A reminder of their upcoming Civil War related programs at the Xenia Community Library in March.
Starting this Saturday, Catherine Wilson of the Greene County Historical Society will be presenting the first of two presentations in March. They also have author Roger Pickenpaugh presenting on Civil War era prisons (including those in Ohio). And, they will have the third installment of our book discussion series with Dr. Haas from Wright State University.