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  • The Business Advocacy Committee -
    Your Chamber: Working for YOU

     

    Every business, no matter large or small, operates within a world of policy, regulations, laws, and long-range planning. The Business Advocacy Committee of the Pickerington Area Chamber is committed to reviewing, developing, and supporting issues that promote a positive, pro-active business environment. The Pickerington Area Chamber is the “Voice for Business” and our purpose is to work with our elected officials to establish regulations and policies that will affect the ability of a business to compete and continue to generate income and jobs that will improve the quality of life in the Pickerington region. We look forward to working with our local, state, and federal representatives on this agenda for stronger, sustainable economic growth – focusing on the success for employers. We thank you for your support and continued engagement in these important endeavors.

    This committee is open to I Advocate Members and above. It meets monthly on the fourth Wednesday of the Month from 8:30-9:30 am. Register to receive meeting link. 

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  • Local Levy and Campaign Issues Endorsement Guidelines

     

    To assist in reviewing and supporting issues that promote a positive, proactive business environment, the Pickerington Area Chamber Business Advocacy Committee has compiled these guidelines to help us determine which local levys and issues best fit with Our Mission and Vison Statements

  • Requirements Requirements

    1. 1. Agency may be asked to provide the following: 

    • Financial information of previous three years, including (balance sheet, statement of changes in fund balance, statement of current funds revenue and expenditures) 

    • Staffing levels of previous three years for all departments funded by the levy 

    • Financial projections with and without passage of levy (number of additional services or continuation of services / loss of services, new hires / lay-offs, etc.) 

    • Comparable date from two other communities and organizations of similar size and make up, if applicable. 

    1. 2. Agency may also be asked to provide a specific plan for levy monies if passed.  The plan should include (but is not limited to): 

    • Staffing levels 

    • Capital improvements 

    • Decision making processes for discretionary funding 

    1. 3. If additional information is necessary, a request will be made.  The response should be submitted in writing by the requested due date for inclusion in the process. 

     

  • Timeline Timeline

    1. 1. All information must be provided to the Business Advocacy Committee as soon as possible but no later than 90 days prior to the election 

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    1. 2. Incomplete information may result in the inability to endorse the levy 

     

  • Selection Process Selection Process

    1. 1. Not all levies are reviewed.  Only those that are of general community interest and have a significant relationship to the PACC’s mission will be considered.  It is the at the discretion of the BAC to decide which levies they wish to pursue. 
    1. 2. Recommendation for support or opposition will come only after a thorough review and necessary discussion of the information provided.  The act of providing the information does not guarantee endorsement or consideration of the ballot item. 
    1. 3. When the PACC agrees to support a levy or campaign issue, the reasons for that endorsement will be specifically stated in a press release and/or resolution. 

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  • 2021 May 04 Primary/Special Election Information

     

    Consistent with the Pickerington Area Chamber's mission to connect business, government, and the community to drive prosperity to the Pickerington region, the Chamber offers members the opportunity to connect with their local government officials and to get to know local candidates for office.