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Government Affairs

Smart politics is smart business, and knowing what is happening on the political front is important for businesses of all sizes. The Greater Akron Chamber provides the most up-to-date information on policies and government relations that could affect your business and makes available the resources to:

  • Connect our members to important legislative issues
  • Keep tabs on political climates
  • Connect to decision makers
  • Get involved in grassroots advocacy efforts

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Public Policy Agenda

The issues outlined within this 2020 Public Policy Agenda are intentionally designed to align regional priorities with state and federal goals and objectives to ensure that our members are enabled to engage in relevant issues in a timely manner.

The Greater Akron Chamber believes it's important for members to build and maintain relationships with those who make decisions at the local, state, and federal level.  The Chamber gives members the chance to stay informed on policy and issues while providing the opportunity to engage elected officials, candidates, and government representatives to discuss important issues.



In advancing the Chamber's mission, it is crucial that the Greater Akron Chamber collaborates with other like organizations who are committed to advancing job growth and mprove Ohio's business climate.

Make Your Vote Count

Voting is a right and the ultimate expression of our freedom.  As the voice of the business community, the Greater Akron Chamber encourages our members to promote the importance of voting to their employees and to educate them on the ballot issues.  Visit your county board of election website on how to register to vote, vote early, or find your polling location.

Join business leaders in the region to make the Chamber voice the voice for regional business.

For questions, please contact John Rizzo, Director of Government Affairs, at (330) 237-1263 or via e-mail at j[email protected].