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
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.
Our member businesses will receive priority for referrals requested from the Chamber. Give us a call or check our online 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.
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.
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.
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.
Email a recent copy of your utility bill to
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
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
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
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.
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!
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.