Shopping for Healthcare?
Get your discount through the WLC Chamber of Commerce!
Did you know that you may be eligible to receive a 4% discount on Anthem Insurance through the Western Lake County Chamber of Commerce?
Click here for a free quote form or call the Chamber Office at 943-1134 for more information.
(Future Emerging Leaders)
of Lake County
2nd Annual Bocce Tournament
Bring plenty of business cards!
Location: Hellreigel's Inn, Painesville
$20 per person includes dinner
Another benefit to our valued chamber
on the chamber
Advertise Your Specials on the Chamber Website!
Post E-Coupons and
Job Openings on
1) Enter your login name and password.
2) Click Hot Deals or Job Postings
3) Click Add a Job or Add a Hot Deal
4) Complete the fields
5) Click Continue and complete checkout
6) Click Submit for approval
Upon approval by Chamber, your posting will appear on the Chamber website under Hot Deals (coupon/specials)
or under Job Postings
Great way to draw
business to you!
Questions? Call the Chamber office at 943-1134.
Lake County Safety Council Meeting
Date: Friday, June 15th
Time: 11:30 am-1 pm
Place: Holiday Inn LaMalfa
Cost: $20 for Members
$25 for Non-Members
Speaker: PUCO Speaker
Topic: DOT Update
or call 440-255-0877
Western Lake County Chamber of Commerce
Are You A New Business that could use the advice of a seasoned successful business owner?
Take advantage of the new Western Lake County Chamber Mentoring Program! We will introduce you to a seasoned, successful Chamber business owner who can help you get over some of the hurdles of
running a profitable business!
Call the Chamber Office at 943-1134
for more information.
Did you know that as a member of the Chamber you qualify for a discount on training classes and more through Lakeland Community College?
The Lakeland Entrepreneurship Academy
Cost Effective Professional
The Lake County Chambers Business Academy provides reduced-cost noncredit
training at Lakeland Community College for
to register for a class or for more information contact Gretchen Skok DiSanto, Director,
Entrepreneurship Center, 440-525-7444.
Don't Have a Website?........
Over 30% of our Chamber
members do not have a
website to promote their
Much business is lost by
not having this valuable tool!
The Western Lake County
Chamber is partnering
with two of our
Chamber website companies
to create starter websites
for members starting
as low as $399.
For details contact the
Chamber office at
Wed., June 6th,
8:15 AM-9:30 PM
Lake County Captains
35300 Vine Street, Eastlake
Topic: SoLoMo-Best Practices & Tips for Social, Local & Mobile
Speaker: J. Levy,
Online Marketing Specialist, Fathom
$5 Chamber Member
RSVP by Monday, June 4th
10,000 Small Businesses-
Practical Growth Program for Small Business Owners
Providing entrepreneurs with business education, access to capital and business support services
Who Should Apply:
*Owner of a business
*In operation for at least 2 years
*Revenues between $150,000 & $4.0 million
*Minimum of 4 employees
How to apply:
or call 216-987-3220
Lake County Board of Elections needs your help!
With the upcoming November Election just around the bend, the Lake County Board of Elections is looking for some business professionals to help conduct the Elections. Please help support democracy and become a Poll Worker on November 6, 2012. Contact the Lake County Board of Elections at
Thank you to our Chamber Board members who volunteer their time for YOU, our Chamber members!
Bryant & Stratton College
The Calo Group
A-1 Mr. Limo
Vicki Sue Cooper
ABC Learning &
Jessica Forsythe, Civic
The Lake County Captains
Kurt & Vermilya Law, Inc.
Eaton Credit Union
Maher Brothers Care, LTD
Cohen & Company
Gretchen Skok DiSanto
Lakeland Community College
Villa Beach Communications
The Lubrizol Corporation
Two Men & A Truck
29348 Euclid Ave. in Wickliffe and new member of the Western Lake County Chamber of Commerce!
Congratulations to "I Love Pies"!
The Western Lake County Chamber of Commerce Welcomes the Following New Members:
D. J. Wysocki Inc.
Northeast Innovations, LLC
Padgett Business ServicesPhil-Matic Screw Products
We Thank These Chamber Members For
Renewing Their Membership:
Agile Sign & Lighting Maintenance, Inc.
Blue Planet Coffee
Century Plating, Inc.
Lake/Geauga Educational Assistance Foundation
Reliable Construction Heaters, Inc.
Click on links to our chamber members & SHOP LOCAL!
June Coffee Networking
Thursday, June 7th
7:30 am-8:30 am
Hosted by Office Depot and Willowick Public Library
263 E. 305th Street
Learn how you can save money with Office Depot!
*Eric Turner from Office Depot will be sharing how you can receive
discounts with an office supply program through the chamber.
Bring your business cards, your spring coupons/specials,
coupons/specials for new member welcome bags
and donations for networking raffle
Register online at
OR call the Chamber Office at 943-1134
Join the Western Lake County
"Chamber night" at the Captain's Stadium
June 14th, Networking from 6:00 pm-7:30 pm.
Discounted game tickets
for Chamber members!
Game starts at 7:00 pm.
Bring your promotional materials for
Chamber table at stadium entrance!
Roundtable Luncheon with
the Mayors of Eastlake,
Wickliffe & Willowick
Learn about what is happening in your city!
Have an opportunity to talk to your mayor!
Sponsored by AT&T
Thursday, June 21st, Noon-1:30 PM
Trader Jack's Riverside Grille
Register online at www.wlcacc.com or call Chamber office at 440-943-1134
Save the date for
the Western Lake County Chamber of Commerce
& Euclid Chamber of Commerce
Golf Outing at St. Denis Golf Club
Friday, July 13th
New this year-Putting Contest & Super Ticket!
Broaden your footprint in Lake & Cuyahoga Counties with this fun networking event!
SBA 504 Debenture Rates
Low Interest Rates Continue to
Make Program Attractive
The May effective rates for a 20-year SBA 504 debenture came in at 4.462 percent. For clients looking to refinance, the 20-year SBA 504 refinancing debenture came in at 4.665 percent. The rate for a 10-year SBA 504 debenture came in at 3.757 percent! Congratulations to two of our borrowers who received the 20-year rate on their loans: Fulton & Associates of Wickliffe and The Goddard School of Concord. Talk to your bank lender or call Martin Gareau at 440-357-2290 x229
Western Lake County Area Chamber of Commerce
Choose Anthem -
Your Chamber Membership Qualifies You For Discounted Health Insurance Premiums
ASK US HOW!
Call the Chamber Office at 440.943.1134
Western Lake County Chamber of Commerce welcomes COSE as a partner in providing benefits to
our Chamber members!
Members of WLCCC (who are not a member of COSE) can receive discounted
COSE membership for $75!
Already a member of WLCCC & COSE?
You can receive up to 50% off of
your COSE membership.
Click Here for membership application to
COSE at a discounted rate!
Use This Great Chamber Benefit!
Start saving money with Office Depot
*Next Day Delivery
Workers' Compensation Update
Programs to encourage focus on safety and
return-to-work for injured workers
Ohio Small Business Energy Savings
Energy Grant Workshop
Thursday, June 14th, 8 a.m.-10 a.m.
Lakeland Community College, Holden University Center
4242 State Rt. 306, Kirtland
Price: No cost
Through September 1, 2012, the Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE) will help Ohio small businesses receive energy assessments at a fraction of the normal cost through the Ohio Small Business Energy Efficiency Program. Here's what you get::
- Free Commercial energy assessment up to 5,000 sq.ft. (Add'l costs may apply).
- Access educational resources from various organizations.
- Connect with utility rebates for energy improvement, as well as available grants, tax incentives and rebates.
- Track sustainability and energy efficiency through online tools provided by the state and federal governments.
- Who is eligible?
All businesses that spend less than $150,000 each year on energy and are also associated with their local Small Business Development Center (SBDC) or Chamber of Commerce. Questions? Call 216.592.2205 or email email@example.com.
The Ohio Department of Development, Global Markets Division also has many programs for businesses interested in exploring or expanding international business.
Click Here for a list of Export Training Seminars and
other trade programs.
2012 Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library
Saturday, September 8th, 9a.m.-11a.m.
Lake County Captains Stadium
Table at event, organization name in program
$300 Bundle of Books
Table at event, organization name in program & newsletter and posters, Facebook & Twitter recognition
$500 Shelf of Books
Table at event, organization name in program & in newsletter and posters, Facebook & Twitter recognition, logo on library website
$1000 Library of Books
Table at event, organization name in program & in newsletter and posters, Facebook & Twitter recognition, logo on library website, logo placed on banner, recognition in WELW radio interview and in all event press releases.
To become a sponsor of this event, please contact Lori Sebulski at firstname.lastname@example.org or 440.944.6900 X112.
FAST TRACK 50 NOMINATION
Now in its 20th year anniversary, the Lake-Geauga Fast Track 50 has been recognizing companies in Lake and Geauga Counties for outstanding contributions and achievements since 1993. Over 300 companies have been honored and they are looking forward to adding to that list this year.
For qualification, the following criteria must apply
- Companies must be located in Lake or Geauga counties and must be organized for profit
- Sales figures for 2007 to 2011 must be at least $100,000
Prior winners are eligible and are encouraged to reapply. Sales figures will be verified with the company's accountant. Sales and employment figures will remain confidential and companies will be identified by growth within a sales range (i.e., $1.5 million; ABC, Inc.; 25% growth; 150 employees).
To nominate your company or one of your clients or customers, visit www.fasttrack50.org to obtain a nomination form. Nomination deadline is 8/24/12.
This year's award recipients will be honored at a recognition dinner on Thursday, November 1, 2012 at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites LaMalfa in Mentor.
| NAFTA and Free Trade Agreements Workshop
Hosted by: Ohio International Trade Assistance Center
and the U.S. Commercial Service
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Embassy Suites - Independence
5800 Rockside Woods Blvd. , Independence, OH 44131
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Registration at 8 a.m.)
Cost: $175 early bird rate, if registered by June 8
$195 after June 8
Two outstanding international trade experts will facilitate this workshop: Jay Eizenstat, a partner in the international trade practice of McDermott Will & Emery based in Washington D.C.
Adrienne Braumiller , co-founder of Braumiller Schulz, a Customs and international trade law firm with offices in Texas, Illinois, Ohio, California, and an affiliate in San Luis Potosi, Mexico.