This week at our meeting on Friday, 11/5.  In preparation for Veterans Day next week, Dave Williamson provided comments surrounding the upcoming holiday as well as updates on our Veterans Committee.  
Dave introduced our Guest Speaker, Steve Stivers.
A career soldier, Steve served over 30 years in the Ohio Army National Guard and holds the rank of Major General. He served the United States overseas during Operation Iraqi Freedom in Kuwait, Iraq, Qatar and Djibouti where he led 400 soldiers and contractors and is proud that each and every one returned home safely to the United States. Stivers received the Bronze Star for his leadership throughout the deployment.

Stivers received both his bachelor’s degree and his MBA from The Ohio State University and a master’s degree in strategic studies from the Army War College. 
Steve is currently President and CEO of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce.  Prior to joining the Ohio Chamber, Steve represented Ohio's 15th Congressional District  for ten years (2011 - 2021), and the Ohio Senate for 5 years (2003-2008).
Member to Member Introductions were Linda Cochran and Mike Isler (see photo).
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