The Wooster Space Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the Ohio Committee of Employers Help of the Guard and Reserve to launch this 12 months’s Assertion of Help Drive.
On Aug. 18 from 5-7 p.m. on the Wayne County Honest Occasion Heart, the Chamber will host a Assertion of Help Ceremony alongside ESGR to display the assist of service members.
ESGR strives to foster a tradition during which all employers assist and worth the employment and navy service of members of the Nationwide Guard and Reserve in the USA. The intent of the Assertion of Help program is to extend employer assist by encouraging employers to behave as advocates for worker participation within the navy. Supportive employers are important to sustaining the energy and readiness of the Nation’s Guard and Reserve items.
Employers signing a press release of assist pledge that: We totally acknowledge, honor, and adjust to the Uniformed Providers Employment and Reemployment Rights Act; We’ll present our managers and supervisors with the instruments they should successfully handle staff who serve within the Guard and Reserve; We recognize the values, management, and distinctive abilities Service members carry to the workforce and can encourage alternatives to rent Guardsmen, Guardswomen, Reservists, and Veterans; We’ll frequently acknowledge and assist our nation’s Service members and their households, in peace, in crises, and in warfare.
Two main generals are featured audio system
Keynote audio system for the occasion might be Maj. Gen. Deborah A. Ashenhurst, director, Ohio Division of Veterans Providers, and Maj. Gen. Steve Stivers, CEO, Ohio Chamber of Commerce.
In her over 37 years of service, Ashenhurst served in any respect ranges of command and in 2011 was appointed to the gubernatorial-level cupboard place of adjunct common of Ohio. She commanded the 17,000 service members of the Ohio Nationwide Guard, the Ohio Naval Militia and the Ohio Navy Reserve till January 2015.
Earlier than her appointment because the adjunct common, Ashenhurst was a 25-year federal worker in varied positions of accelerating accountability with the USA Property and Fiscal Workplace with the Ohio Nationwide Guard. Her profession culminated in service as a particular assistant to the vice chief, Nationwide Guard Bureau in Washington, DC.
Upon her retirement from the navy in October 2015, Basic Ashenhurst served because the senior vice chairman, navy technique with R2 Associates. She has acquired quite a few awards and decorations, together with the Army Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Benefit, Meritorious Service Medal (with one Silver and one Bronze Oak Leaf cluster) and the Joint Service Commendation Medal.
Stivers leads Ohio Chamber of Commerce
In Could 2021, Stivers was chosen as president and CEO of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce. Because the state’s main enterprise group, the Ohio Chamber of Commerce champions free enterprise, financial competitiveness and development for the good thing about all Ohioans.
Earlier than becoming a member of the Ohio Chamber, Stivers represented Ohio’s fifteenth Congressional District the place he served on the Monetary Providers Committee and was the Rating Member on the Subcommittee on Housing, Neighborhood Improvement, and Insurance coverage. In 2003, he was appointed to the Ohio Senate and efficiently ran for a full time period in 2004.
He served over 30 years within the Ohio Army Nationwide Guard and holds the rank of Main Basic. He served the USA abroad throughout Operation Iraqi Freedom the place he led 400 troopers and contractors and is proud that every one returned house safely. Stivers acquired a Bronze Star for his management all through the deployment.
Corporations that pre-register for the occasion at woosterchamber.com/business-after-hours will obtain a Assertion of Help, a press launch announcement with a Social Media Tag (if relevant), alternative to appoint two C-Suite or HR Managers to take part within the Ohio BossLift Program, and an ESGR swag bag.