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Ohio Secretary of State Week in Review for the Week Ending September 24, 2021

Championing Ohio's Entrepreneurs

As Ohio continues to show its entrepreneurial spirit with record-breaking new business filings, Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose continued to travel the state to promote entrepreneurship and economic development as a pathway to creating prosperity and strong, vibrant communities. Defying the odds amid the economic uncertainty brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic, Ohioans have continued to create businesses, jobs, and opportunities throughout the state at a record pace.

This week, Secretary LaRose met with Ohio business leaders from the Maumee Area Chamber of Commerce to discuss the importance of entrepreneurship and thank them for their efforts to spur economic development in their region. He also met with minority business leaders from the Toledo area to listen to their experiences and discuss the work he is doing to streamline the MBE certification process and better equip minority entrepreneurs with the resources out there to assist their growth.

LaRose meeting with Maumee Area Chamber of Commerce

Secretary LaRose meets with business leaders with the Maumee Area Chamber of Commerce.

Secretary LaRose meets with minority business leaders in Toledo

Secretary LaRose meets with minority business leaders in Toledo.

Supporting the Men and Women Who Build Ohio

Secretary LaRose spoke to the nearly 200 delegates from all over the State of Ohio representing twelve different trades at the 71st Annual Constitutional Convention for the Ohio State Building and Construction Trade Council. The Secretary provided an update from his office, thanked them for the work they do building Ohio, and encouraged the delegates to be active in the civic life of our state.

LaRose speaking at event

Running for the Fallen

Starting in Boston and ending in Santa Monica, the Great American Relay stretches 415 stages, across 18 states, over 3,500 miles, for 38 days. For the participants, however, this race is about more than a good run. The race honors the fallen from September 11th, 2001, and supports an array of veteran and first responder charities working to help the countless heroes who were impacted by 9/11.

Secretary LaRose led a 10-mile stretch of the relay this week, running from Truro Township Fire Department in Reynoldsburg to the Columbus Engine 9 Ladder 1. The Secretary ran to support the Green Beret Foundation and to honor his fallen teammate SFC Dan Crabtree.

LaRose running in support of the Green Beret Foundation

Important Election Dates & Reminders:

  • October 4: Deadline for voter registration for the November 2 general election
  • October 5: Early voting starts
  • November 2: Election Day

Voter Registration Deadline is October 4, 2021

In Case You Missed It: In-Depth: Ohio Secretary of State on Redistricting, Election Security

Secretary LaRose spoke with Spectrum News 1 for an in-depth interview covering topics ranging from election security to redistricting.

LaRose interview on Spectrum News

Honoring Ohio Veterans

Secretary LaRose joined hundreds of his fellow Ohio veterans gathered at the World War II memorial as part of the Honor Flights. The Honor Flight Network is a national nonprofit organization that transports our nation’s veterans to Washington, D.C. to provide them with the opportunity to visit our national war memorials.

“It’s inspiring to see these heroes living out the lifetime commitment they made by honoring their fellow servicemen and women,” said LaRose.

LaRose at World War II memorial

LaRose at World War II memorial

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