Membership & Benefits
Our primary objective is always to help you increase business while decreasing the cost of doing business. Please keep in mind the IRS recognizes your investment in the Greater Ashtabula Chamber of Commerce as a tax-deductible business expense. We are a 501 (c) (6) non-profit corporation.
Member Testimonial Provided by a Current Chamber Member:
"The Chamber has brought attention to my business in ways I never thought possible. The networking that the Chamber has made possible is incredible. Kudos to the Ashtabula Chamber crew!"
Sticky Fingers BBQ & Cafe and Catering
CERTIFICATE OF ORIGIN
The Chamber can assist you with your Certificate of Origin needs. This service is free for Chamber members. Non-members will be charged $100.00 per CO and $10.00 per copy needed.
MEETING ROOM RENTAL DISCOUNTS
As a member in good standing, you may utilize either meeting room (one room for 10-12 or the larger room for 50) during normal business hours at no charge. Give us a call for details.
MEMBERSHIP MAILING LIST
An electronic version (MS Excel) is free to members. Pre-printed mailing labels are available to members for $35 (Not available at any cost to non-members.) Because of the FCC Do Not Call legislation, the lists do not contain fax numbers or e-mail addresses for our membership.
SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS
Priced for Chamber members. Fees for non-members are higher.
RIBBON CUTTING & GROUND BREAKING CEREMONIES
The Greater Ashtabula Chamber of Commerce is pleased to assist all Chamber members with any ribbon cutting or event to promote their business. If you are a new member, have completely renovated your business, moved, erected a new building or are celebrating a monumental time in your business (ie. 25 years of service), we encourage you to give us a call for assistance in getting the word out.
SOCIAL MEDIA PRESENCE
We will follow your business facebook page and help share and promote events that are important to you.
Your company will be referred whenever a pertinent inquiry is made to our office. You will be notified through an email of any referrals made to your business.
Your business receives two listings in this useful publication … alphabetically (by company name) and categorically (as in a Yellow Pages directory). This book is widely distributed within the Chamber membership network and our community.
CHAMBER MASTER ACCOUNT
Your account login allows you to make changes to your business information or personnel. You can also post your events, coupons and job openings to the website which also creates a facebook post through our Chamber page.
Keep us supplied with your brochures and/or business cards and we will display and distribute them for you. We are “your storefront on Main Avenue”. Call the office for details or to sign up.
The Chamber offers several networking events including two monthly opportunities (one morning and one evening) to network with fellow members. These are known as "Good Morning Ashtabula" and "Good Evening Ashtabula" and happen at a different member's location each month. Please see the events tab for the schedule of location.
Our weekly blast reaches our entire membership. We will share any news, specials or events you request.
Member to Member Benefits
Examples of Member to Member benefits are shown below. There are also many additional member to member discounts available as well. Please click HERE for the full list of benefits.
SOCA Self-Funded Medical Plan
The Southern Ohio Chamber Alliance (SOCA) has teamed up with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield to create a new health program that can lead to more rate stability -- and it could offer potential savings for groups with 50 or fewer employees. This self-funded multiple employer welfare arrangement (MEWA) lets smaller employers join together to share in the overall claims risk. By being part of a larger, self-funded pool, employers have financial protection backed by Anthem’s stop loss coverage.
In addition to financial protection, this innovative alternative offers:
*Fixed, predictable monthly payments
*A variety of plan designs
*Anthem’s broad Blue Access PPO provider network and Essential Rx formulary
* Coverage for claims run-out/terminal liability coverage
*Expanded wellness offerings
* Specially discounted rates on SOCA-exclusive specialty products including dental, vision, life,
optional life, and disability insurance
For new members of the Chamber, receive $500.00 in free advertising when you purchase $500.00 at Media One. Discount does not apply to current contracts or orders. To take advantage of this special offer or for more information, call the Media One Offices at (440) 993-2126 or see your Media One representative for further details.
AUTO-OWNERS MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY
Kollhoff Insurance Agency will add a 10% discount on commercial lines accounts when their client is a member of the Greater Ashtabula Chamber of Commerce.
For more information call Mark Kollhoff of Kollhoff Insurance: 440-998-6811.
ECCA Payroll+ is a full-stack, HR service provider with solutions for payroll and tax; time and attendance; benefits administration; and employee management. Regardless of your company's size, ECCA Payroll+ can build the HR stack that's the right fit for your organization and own human resource needs. By choosing ECCA Payroll+, you gain a unified system that has the tools necessary to care for your most valuable asset – your employees.
Save on average 50-60% off manufacturer’s list price on office supply items as well as printing; average 30-40% off furniture, janitorial supplies and technology products. Must present Chamber card.
Don't have your Office Depot OfficeMax Chamber card? Contact the Chamber offices at 440-998-6998 to arrange getting your card.
10% off your display or classified add when mentioning your Chamber membership at the time of purchase
Through our membership with the Northern Ohio Area Chambers of Commerce we can now offer local businesses shipping savings typically reserved for larger companies to all our members. You will receive significant discounts with FedEx, which delivers expertise, great service and value for all your shipping needs–virtually anytime, anywhere.
Save up to 27%* on select FedEx Express® services
Save up to 15% on select FedEx Ground® services
Save up to 10% on select FedEx Home Delivery® services
*Includes a 5% online processing discount. For eligible FedEx services and rates, contact your association or PartnerShip. All FedEx shipments are subject to the applicable FedEx Service Guide at fedex.com.