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Ginter Prompts Small Businesses to Give Input to Task Force

April 17, 2020
Timothy E. Ginter News

State Rep. Tim Ginter (R-Salem) announced the Ohio 2020 Economic Recovery Task Force is inviting small businesses from around the state to share their story about the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford) created the Ohio 2020 Economic Recovery Task Force to begin looking at ways to lay the foundation for economic renewal in the wake of COVID-19.

“I encourage our businesses across Columbiana County to make a submission to the task force,” said Ginter. “Giving them your story and how your small business has been affected due to the coronavirus will help them in their final recommendations. It’s important our area’s businesses are heard in this process.”

Once submitted, the task force is reviewing and inviting owners throughout the state to participate in virtual meetings to explain the impact in greater detail. If you have a business, you can email the following information:

  • Name and location of the business
  • Number of employees
  • Years in business
  • Contact information for business owners (email, phone number)
  • Brief description of nature of the business

Additionally, businesses can submit written responses to the task force. If submitting or speaking before the task force, the panel asks businesses focus on the following points:

  • If/how they are able to operate during the coronavirus.
  • What kind of financial strains have been brought on by this? If they have been in business for many years, how has this been compared to other financial downturns?
  • What kinds of obstacles do they see ahead of them once they are able to fully open up again?
  • Any governmental roadblocks ahead that the legislature should be aware of?
  • Any ideas that they might have on protocols they believe would be helpful to return to work while maintaining a level of safety to provide confidence to their customers?

For more information and updates on action from the task force, you can follow their social media pages at and The task force has set another meeting for tomorrow, April 17 at 12:30 p.m. where they will be hearing from more business leaders in Ohio. The meeting can be live-streamed at