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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.


  • Council Chairman Peggy Schultz, Wayne HealthCare

  • Angie Adams, Heartland of Greenville

  • Kendra Anglero, Brethren Retirement Community

  • Jase Barhorst, Ramco Electric Motors

  • Stacy Burk, FRAM

  • Stephanie Burke, Family Health

  • Sharon Deschambeau, Darke County Chamber

  • Debby Folkerth, Second National Bank

  • Jeff Francis, Phelan Insurance Agency

  • Kerri Gregg, Norcold

  • Aaron Guggenbiller, Midmark

  • Faye Harman, Sally Beauty Systems Group

  • Gloria Harpest, Greenville National Bank

  • Sharon Henry, Classic Carriers

  • Julie Horzsa, BASF

  • Vera Houpt, Dave Knapp Ford Lincoln

  • Mary Lane, Staffmark

  • Rebecca Liette, Pohl Transportation

  • Billie Lucente-Baker, Premier Health

  • Christy McClurg, JAFE Decorating

  • Amy Pelaston, State of the Heart Care

  • Shelley Peters, Comprehensive Health Network

  • Monica Street, Whirlpool

  • Robyn Studabaker, Greenville Federal

  • Maria Weaver, The Winery at Versailles

  • Millie Woryk, Council on Rural Services

  • 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

In 2015 there were five chambers and one human resources council that participated in the survey. The 2016 survey has significantly more data because the Darke County Chamber, along with nine other chambers and two human resources partners, collaborated on a new regional survey.

"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 information for our members," said Sharon Deschambeau, president, Darke County Chamber of Commerce.

Along with Darke County the survey includes Celina-Mercer County, Piqua Area Chamber of Commerce, Preble County Chamber of Commerce, Sidney-Shelby County Chamber of Commerce, Southwestern Auglaize County Chamber of Commerce, St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce, Tipp City Chamber of Commerce, Troy Area Chamber of Commerce, and Wapakoneta Area Chamber of Commerce. The Darke County Chamber Human Resources Council and the Human Resources Association of Western Ohio also contributed to the survey.

"As with any wage and benefits survey, the more businesses participating the better the data,” explained Darke County HR Council Chairman Peggy Schultz.

Schultz, vice president of Human Resources at Wayne HealthCare in Greenville, said all businesses will benefit from the information.

“Many human resources professionals have participated 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," Schultz said. "Becoming or simply remaining competitive within a particular industry is key to attracting and retaining the employee base we each need."

The survey contains 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.

Deschambeau also noted Darke County’s low unemployment rate is requiring many employers to revisit their employee offerings to remain competitive.

"The survey information is important in becoming or remaining competitive locally,” she said.  The data provided will help local businesses remain competitive and meet the needs of our working communities."

The survey is especially beneficial to businesses and organizations that operate in multiple areas, like Council on Rural Services, that operate in nine counties.

“The survey is a user-friendly and practical tool to assist regional employers in determining appropriate and competitive wages for our area,” said Millie Woryk, chief HR and administration officer, Council on Rural Services.

Greenville National Bank participated in the Miami Valley Chamber Wage and Benefit Survey.  Gloria Harpest, assistant vice president, Human Resources encouraged area businesses to help.

"The West Central Ohio survey is a great opportunity for our local area," said Harpest.

Survey Designer Scott Hamman said the survey is completed electronically and businesses are assigned an identification number.

“The information submitted in 2016 was saved and in the next survey participants will only have to review and update the information,” said Hamman. “All completed forms are confidential and respondents will not be identified in the results."

The survey results are distributed free of charge to those who participate.  Plans are already underway for the next Wage, Salary & Benefit Survey.  Chamber member businesses that do not participate in the survey may purchase it at $50 per copy. The cost for non-chamber members is $100.

The West Central Ohio Survey is fully compliant with the Antitrust Safety Zone statements issued by the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission.