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!"

~Michael Roach

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.

BUSINESS REFERRALS

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.

MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY

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.

LITERATURE DISPLAY

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.

NETWORKING

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.

EMAIL BLAST

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.

Group Health INsurance

Chamber Saver Program

Full range of insurance plans with cost savings usually reserved for larger companies. Business also gets access to a large network of quality providers through Anthem, an independent agent of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. Premium savings of up to 1.4% on groups from 2-50 employees. Groups from 51-500 may be eligible for a 1% premium savings. Visit 844MedOhio.com for a quote or to find a broker.

SOCA Benefit Plan (MEWA)

Chambers of Commerce throughout Ohio have banded together to offer a new self-funded medical plan for small employers. The Northern Ohio Area Chambers of Commerce (NOACC), Central Ohio Chambers of Commerce, Southern Ohio Chamber Alliance (SOCA), Dayton Area Chamber and the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber have collaborated to create a new health program that can lead to more rate stability and is a smart solution that offers potential savings for groups with 50 or fewer employees. Visit 844MedOhio.com for a quote or to find a broker. 

Community Energy Advisors (CEA) is a Public Utilities Commission of Ohio certified energy management firm that educates and empowers organizations of all sizes to maximize the economics of their energy assets. Through the Chamber Energy Program, CEA provides Chamber members with Education, Savings, and Protection on both regulated and deregulated energy expenses. With a credible partner looking out for your bottom-line, members enjoy peace of mind and budget-ability when it comes to your utility costs.

If you would like to obtain a free quote to see how much you can save on your electricity and natural gas, simply choose one of the following options.

For more information: visist ceateam.com/chamber

By joining a Workers’ Comp Group Rating program businesses up to 500 employees can achieve rate reductions on Ohio BWC premiums up to the maximum discount allowed. With offices in Cleveland and Toledo, PPS TPA Services is locally owned and operated in Northern Ohio.  We promise to meet with you at your business or Chamber offices! Contact us for a Free, No Obligation Assessment of the best cost reduction programs for your company.

Workers’ Compensation is a major cost of doing business.  Lost-time claims can increase premiums if not handled properly.  It is the MCO’s job to make sure injured workers receive care and return to work safely and promptly.  NOACC Chambers and their business members will be able to choose HMS (Health Management Solutions) and be assured that they can rely on their MCO to protect their workers and their bottom line.

Worker's Compensation TPA

Worker's Compensation MCO

Chamber Energy Program

payroll

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.

Printing

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.

Newspaper Advertising

10% off your display or classified add when mentioning your Chamber membership at the time of purchase

radio advertising

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.

shipping

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.

  • Savings from 5-27% on small package ground, next day air or up to 70% savings on large pallet shipments.

 

Go to www.partnership.com/89NOACC to enroll and start saving with this valuable member benefit!

insurance

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.

Interested in offering a discount to fellow chamber members?  Call the Chamber at 440-998-6998 to discuss the details.

Address: 

4536 Main Avenue

Ashtabula, OH 44004

Phone: (440) 998-6998

Fax:      (440) 992-8216

Office Hours:

Available by Appointment

 

 

Email: info@ashtabulachamber.com 

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