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 at a membership rate of $25. Non-member rate is $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 during business hours.  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

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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.

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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. 

Learn More about these programs during this short and informative presentation:

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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: visit https://chamberenergyprogram.com/

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Save on Workers' Compensation Premiums with a Trusted Team in ProMedica Employer Services.

They are a member of the Greater Ashtabula Chamber of Commerce and is NOACC's Endorsed BWC Third Party Administrator Since 2008

Service Promise: 

  • Receive Highest Qualified Group Rating Discounts

  • FMLA and Unemployment Services  Available

  • Owned and Operated in Ohio

  • Expert Claims Management and Much More!

For a quote request, download and return the PPS AC3 form or complete it online here.

Contact Peter Young for a FREE quote Peter.Young@ParamountPreferredSolutions.com

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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 ProMedica Medical Management as it's MCO service provider. 

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Compensation TPA

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Compensation MCO

Chamber Energy 
Program

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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.

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Printing

Chamber Discounts for black and white (3 cents), as well as color copies (15 cents) with a minimum of  200 as well as  2 and 3 part forms, envelopes, letterhead, newsletters, menus and other printing.  Large quantity price breaks.  24 hour turnaround on most print jobs depending on size, delivery and pickup available.   Contact Jarrod at 440-645-7467 or you can email the print job to copyworld3@gmail.com.

There are also great members options to service all of your printing needs from:

Painesville Publishing

Great Lakes Printing Company

Printing Concepts

Harbor Print Center

Ashtabula County District Library

CompTech PCS

 

Learn more about those options: 

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Newspaper Advertising

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

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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.

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Chamber members receive exclusive discounts on inbound and outbound shipments of all sizes through the NOACC Shipping Program, managed by PartnerShip®. Ship smarter with this free member benefit.

 

  • Save on small package shipping with discounts of 45% on FedEx Express and 25% on FedEx Ground.

  • Reduce your LTL freight costs and easily rate shop with TForce Freight, Saia, YRC Freight, and many others.

  • Benefit from partial and full truckload options for shipments that need added reliability and security or require specialized equipment.

  • Improve your supply chain efficiency with affordable contract or on-demand warehousing.

 

Get Started

 

Enroll in the NOACC Shipping Program today to start saving. For members who are already using the program, but don’t have the current FedEx discounts, make sure you re-enroll to receive the improved pricing. If you have any questions about using the program or would like a quote, PartnerShip is available to help.

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We invite you to take advantage of our BancCard Merchant Services offering which provides your business white glove service, REDUCED pricing, wholesale equipment, local and back up 24/7 service, and NO CONTRACT, all with a trusted twenty-five-year U.S. partner.  Our payment processing solutions can be customized for you and used for ANY TYPE OF PAYMENT solution needed for your business or organization. This exciting offer is available to you just by being a chamber member.
 
Ready to get started?


CLICK HERE for a complimentary quote or reach out to Lisa Heller,  216-215-7547, lheller@banccard.com


CLICK HERE for an informational flyer

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CREDIT CARD PROCEssing

insurance

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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.