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

Online processing is available through the American World Trade Chamber of Commerce for members at the cost of $25. Non-members will be charged $100.

MEETING ROOM RENTAL DISCOUNTS

We have a large and small conference room to meet your needs. All members receive 8 hours use of the room annually at no cost.  Hours used beyond that are available at a significant discount from the room rental rates.

MEMBERSHIP MAILING LIST

An electronic version (MS Excel) is free to 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

Educational opportunities are available throughout the year to help support your business. Special rates for members are offered.

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.

MEMBER TO MEMBER DISCOUNTS

Discounts offered to any of your employees  by fellow Chamber members. See  the button on the right for the extensive list.

BUSINESS REFERRALS

Our member  businesses will receive priority for referrals requested from the Chamber. Give us a call or check our online membership directory.

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.

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.

MEMBER NEWS EMAIL BLAST

Our weekly blast reaches our entire membership.  We will share any news, specials or events you request.

Membership Discounts

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

Save on Workers' Compensation Premiums with a Trusted Team in Paramount Preferred Solutions.

PPS is a member of the Greater Ashtabula Chamber of Commerce.

PPS Service Promise: 

  • Receive Highest Qualified Group Rating Discounts

  • ALWAYS Competitive Service Fees

  • 30% Sign-up Fee Back to Referring Chamber

  • FMLA and Unemployment Services Also Available

  • Expert Claims Management and Much More!

  • Self-Employed Professionals Need BWC Insurance too.

Contact Peter Young to request a            FREE quote Peter.Young@ParamountPreferredSolutions.com

Owned and Operated in Northern Ohio

Next Enrollment Period Has Been Moved to May 2021

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 insured workers receive care and return to work safely and promptly.  NOACC has chosen HMS (Health Management Solutions) as it's MCO service provider. 

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 includes 45% on FedEx Express and 25% on FedEx Ground.

Go to https://www.partnership.com/micro-site/enroll-now/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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