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Human Resources Council


  • To establish personal and professional communications between human relations personnel within commerce and industry.

  • To share growth oriented and problem resolution successes and ideas in “roundtable”.

  • To provide a forum to address human relations issues and concerns of mutual interest.

  • To provide training and educational programming to promote sound human relations management.


  • Allison Brigitzer, BASF, Council Chairman

  • Stephanie Burke, Family Health

  • Peggy Emerson, Darke County Chamber

  • Kelly Everhart, Darke County Commissioners

  • Debby Folkerth, Park National Bank

  • Jeff Francis, Phelan Insurance Agency

  • Gloria Harpest, GNB Banking Centers

  • Sharon Henry, Classic Carriers

  • Julie Horzsa, Dayton Physicians Network

  • Vera Houpt, Dave Knapp Ford Lincoln

  • Rebecca Liette, Pohl Transportation

  • Billie Lucente-Baker, Premier Health

  • Christy McClurg, JAFE Decorating

  • Bethany Menke, Midmark

  • Ed Orazen, JAFE Decorating

  • Shelley Peters, Comprehensive Health Network

  • Carie Pope, Spirit Medical Transport

  • Dan Rupert, BASF

  • Peggy Schultz, Wayne HealthCare

  • Robyn Studabaker, Greenville Federal

  • Abby Thomas, Comprehensive Health Network

  • Marianne Unger, Norcold

  • Maria Weaver, The Winery at Versailles

  • Millie Woryk, Council on Rural Service Programs

  • Vicki Wuebker, Rest Haven

Darke County Chamber Human Resources Council Participates in Wage, Salary and Benefits Survey With West Central Ohio Chambers

Wage, Salary and Benefits Survey With West Central Ohio Chambers

The Darke County Chamber, along with nine other chambers and a human resources partner, collaborated on a new regional survey.

The West-Central Ohio Chambers “Wage, Salary & Benefits Survey” is a cooperative effort of the Celina-Mercer County Chamber, Darke County Chamber, Piqua Area Chamber, Preble County Chamber, Sidney-Shelby County Chamber, Southwestern Auglaize County Chamber, St. Mary’s Area Chamber, Tipp City Chamber, Troy Area Chamber, Wapakoneta Area County Chamber; and the Human Resources Association of Western Ohio. This cooperative effort of neighboring chambers not only promotes a closer relationship amongst the chambers, but more importantly offers the advantage of sharing resources to provide better programming and resource information for members.

The survey started over 25 years ago and is conducted every 1-2 years. The survey has 17 sections with hundreds of questions, covering topics that are important to Owners, Executives, HR Departments, and anyone working with employee wages and benefits. The survey collects wage information covering 154 different job types in 18 different job fields, from skilled trades to executive, from production to medical to public sector to service to non-profit, for organizations large and small.

The 2020 survey questions include information on wages and benefits such as health care insurance, vacation and sick days, short and long-term disability, life insurance, drug testing, background checks and more. This year there is an added section specific to the Coronavirus.

“Many human resources professionals routinely participate in regional and national surveys and while this data is good, a local wage and benefits survey provides businesses with the data necessary to become and/or remain competitive in today’s local market place," explained Darke County HR Council Chairman Peggy Schultz.

Schultz, vice president of Human Resources at Wayne HealthCare in Greenville and chairman-elect of the Darke County Chamber, said all businesses will benefit from the collected survey information.

"Becoming or simply remaining competitive within a particular industry is key to attracting and retaining the employee base we each need."

Many businesses use data collected in the survey to develop their business plans and budgets later in the year for the coming year, so this will be a timely tool to aid businesses in their strategic process.

"All company information and survey data are confidential and fully compliant with the Antitrust Safety Zone statements issued by the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission," said survey designer Scott Hamman.

Survey results are available at no cost to participants, non-participating Darke County Chamber members for $50 and non-participating, non-members for $100.

Contact the Darke County Chamber for additional information regarding the survey at (937) 548-2102 or info@darkecountyohio.com.