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.
Wednesday, Sept 5th
8:15am-9:30am Mentor Senior Center
8484 Munson Rd, Mentor
City of Mentor Recreation
Topic: "Creating Buzz"
Learn how nontraditional marketing can get people talking and generate a lot of buzz.
$5 Lake County Chamber Members/$10 Non-Members
or call 951-7500 Ext. 104
Future Emerging Leaders of Lake County
Date: September 20th
Time: 5:30 - 7:30PM
Place: The Reception Center at Brunner, Sanden, Deitrick Funeral Home
8466 Mentor Ave., Mentor
Speaker: Kevin Malecek
"An Election 2012 Preview"Cost:
Free for FUEL Members$5 Lake County Chamber Mbrs$10 Non-Members
RSVP by September 19th to email@example.com
| Lake County Safety Council Meeting
Date: September 21, 2012
Place: Holiday Inn Express
Hotel & Suites LaMalfa
Cost: $20 for Members
$25 for Non-Members
Speaker: Ted Kozenko
from TP Comps
Topic: Resiliency Planning and Safety Issues
Reservations: Register online
or call 440-255-0877
RSVP Deadline: 9/17/12
Sponsors: EA GROUP,
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.
Don't Have a Website?........
Over 30% of our Chamber members do not have a
website to promote their business!
Much business is lost by not having this valuable tool!
Lakenetwork, a valued Chamber website company,
creates starter websites
for Chamber members.
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
Deadline: November 1st
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
Comp Management is
the Chamber of Commerce chosen Worker's Comp provider--see how you can experience great service and save money!
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.
Western Lake County Chamber
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
COSE at a discounted rate!
Ohio Chamber of Commerce provides lawmaker's support of free enterprise
During the 129th General Assembly, legislators cast several tough votes on critically important bills that will profoundly impact the business climate in Ohio. Although the session is not over, a clear picture has developed regarding this legislature's commitment to encouraging free enterprise and creating an environment conducive to economic competitiveness and growth.
For more than 20 years, the Ohio Chamber of Commerce has published a legislative voting record. Our voting record represents the definitive publication examining how state lawmakers vote on pro-jobs, pro-economy issues.Click Here
to see how the Ohio state lawmakers vote on pro-jobs, pro-economy issues.
Dear Chamber Members,
Recently the WLC Chamber sent out a survey to all of our members. Thank you to all of those who participated! 85% of you said the reason you joined the chamber was for networking opportunities through our events, luncheons, and coffee networking. This month, we have numerous opportunities for you to get out there and increase the awareness of your business. Time and time again we see how our members who attend Chamber events and network, gain new business! It is a cost effective and fun way to grow your business! Join us for coffee networking, lunch or one of the "candidates & issues" events this month!
Karen W. Tercek, President/CEO
The Western Lake County Chamber of Commerce Welcomes the Following New Members:
Click on links to our chamber members
& SHOP LOCAL!
Nominations for Western Lake County Chamber Board of Directors
The Western Lake County Chamber of Commerce is currently seeking nominations for board members to serve a three year term of office. Anyone wishing to submit a nomination should notify the Chamber office at 943-1134 and complete a nomination form. The second part of the nomination process is a personal interview with the nominating committee. Board positions are open to all Chamber members.
Click Here for an application form.
Application deadline is October 1st, 5:00 PM.
September 13th Coffee Networking
Eastlake Public Library
36706 Lakeshore Blvd.
7:30AM - 8:30AM
Sponsored by Fed X Partnership and
the Eastlake Public Library
NEW CHAMBER MEMBER ORIENTATION
FROM 8:30 AM-9:30AM
FOLLOWING COFFEE NETWORKING at the Eastlake Public Library
Please join us and find out more about chamber benefits & meet other new members!
The Western Lake County Chamber of Commerce and
The Euclid Chamber of Commerce present
September 20th Chamber Luncheon
Sponsored by The Partners Financial Group/Metlife
Speaker: Ivan Schwarz, Executive Director
Cleveland Film Festival
Mr. Schwarz is a well sought after featured speaker around the region and is known to captivate audiences on how he came to Cleveland, formed the Film Commission, campaigned for tax credits to bring film making to our area, and brought the "Avengers" movie to Cleveland!
Topic: The film industry's impact on Cleveland
The Patrician Party Center
33150 Lakeland Blvd.
Western Lake County and Willoughby Chambers of Commerce and the Rotary present
Local Candidates & Issues Luncheon Date: Monday, October 22, 2012
Time: 11:30 am-1:00 pm
Place: Pine Ridge Country Club, Wickliffe
Be an educated voter! Also a great way to network with members of the Willoughby
Chamber of Commerce!
Register online for these Chamber events
Lake County Chambers
Chamber Election 2012 Save the Dates!
Date: September 14, 2012
Holiday Inn Express & Suites LaMalfa in Mentor
The Lake County Chambers will host a Legislative Candidates Forum & Breakfast to highlight candidates running for the Ohio State House and Ohio State Senate within Lake County. Mark your calendars for this NEW event as we will devote our time to examining the issues that are currently being debated in the halls of the General Assembly in Columbus.
$20.00 per person.
Register online at www.wlcacc.com or
Date: September 26, 2012
Place: Lake Erie College's Rickel Theater
The News-Herald, League of Women Voters, and the Lake County Chambers of Commerce will co-host a Lake County Commissioners Forum, in which the four candidates for the two Lake County Commissioner spots for election 2012 will discuss their ideas for moving our county forward in 2012. Questions will be taken from the audience in the moderated fashion that the League of Women Voters utilizes.
No registration required. No admission fee.
Lake Health Offers Flu Shots
The flu is costly to everyone. Businesses lose productivity, employees lose work time, and extended family members may become ill with some individuals needing costly visits to the Emergency Room for care.
Lake Health is offering the flu shot during the fall of 2012 to adults on a walk-in basis to any of the Lake Health Urgent Care Centers
or Quick Care clinics located in Willowick, Mentor, Chardon,
Madison, Perry and Middlefield.
Fee: $20.00 Cash, check or credit card accepted Lake Health
will bill Medicare for individuals on Medicare. Vaccine available beginning September 2012. For all locations - visit
Direct Marketing Solutions
September 12, 2012
2:00 - 6:00 PM
33851 Curtis Blvd., Suite 211, Eastlake, OH
DMS wants to invite our amazing customers to have lunch on us. Please come in for a tour of our expanded facility, eat some food, and play some carnival games. We will have prizes, prizes and more prizes! Come in and let us show you our gratitude and help us celebrate our 4th year anniversary!
RSVP: Diane at 440-942-8803 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Hope to see you all there!
| Download Pledge form at
Please bring pledge form & donations with you to the event. Money raised goes toward library programming
and the purchase of library materials.
SAVE THE DATE
Shop Lake County! A Business & Community Expo
Saturday & Sunday, February 23 & 24, 2013
Hosted by: Lake County Chambers of Commerce &
Great Lakes Mall
The Shop Lake County Show is an annual event designed to showcase members of the Lake County Chambers of Commerce. The show is a great way to generate awareness and sales for your business or organization in Lake County's prime retail environment, the Great Lakes Mall.
Save $50 on booth space if registered & paid by 1/16/13.
Call 440-357-7572 for information.
SBA 504 August 2012 Debenture Rates
Low Interest Rates Continue to Make Program Attractive
The June effective rates for a 20-year SBA 504 debenture came in at 4.451 percent. For clients looking to refinance, the 20-year SBA 504 refinancing debenture came in
at 4.654 percent.
call Martin Gareau at 440-357-2290 x229
Congratulations to AJ Golder, who was able to take advantage of this month's low rate! Talk to your bank lender or
New Ohio Incumbent Workforce
Training Voucher Program Announced!.....
Reimbursement for Training Expenses
Will Be Available in Select Industries
This new program from the Ohio Development
Services Agency (formerly Ohio Department of Development)
will be available on a first come, first serve basis. A total of
$20 million dollars for training vouchers has been allocated
for 2012. Industries who will be eligible include for-profit entities in:
Aerospace and Aviation
Information Technology and Services
Polymers and Chemicals
Complete details and eligibility requirements for
employees and training activities and how the program
will be rolled out will be released in the next few weeks.
Current details are listed here. If you are interested in
receiving more information as it becomes available,
please contact Karen Wivell at the Lake County
Port Authority, 440-357-2290 x235 or email@example.com.
North Shore Associates' Eddie Eckart to Assist Lake
County Port Authority on Key Economic Development Issue
Mr. Echart and his organization have been hired by the Port Authority to assist on four key economic development projects for the county: 1) Lost Nation Airport, 2) the City of Eastlake's waterfront; 3) the City of Painesville's hotel property redevelopment, and 4) Madison Township's Stanton Park.
Grow Your Business by Working with a FREE Business Coach
The SBDC is currently looking for businesses that would like to be part of our Small Business Planning Program. As a program participant, you will receive free assistance from a business coach.
Our business coach has successfully helped clients with:
- strategic plans and unique selling propositions
- key performance indicators
- profit equations that increase leads and sales
- cash flow plans
- effective sales and marketing strategies
- plans to motivate, attract and retain employees
- time management strategies and more
For more information, contact Gretchen Skok DiSanto by phone at 440-525-7444 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Check Ohio First Webinars
The Ohio Department of Development and Ohio Small Business Development Centers are holding webinars to promote contracting with and between Ohio businesses. Dates are September 5: Government Contracting 101; September 12: Doing Business with the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority. For more info, visit www.checkohiofirst.com
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
Want Lower Utility Bills?
New Chamber Benefit!
Right now is the best time to lock in electric and natural gas rates for your business and at home. In fact, prices are at a 10-year low.
And since you're a Chamber member, you can secure these low utility rates for yourself and your employees through our new partner, the Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE). COSE offers mulitple rate plans for electric and natural gas, which helps you heighten budget certainty while significantly reducing operating costs.
Plus, your employees can take advantage of these low rates in their homes.
To get started, calculate your savings
Questions? Call 216-592-2205 or
Use This Great Chamber Benefit!
Get discounts on school supplies too!
*Next Day Delivery
or contact the Chamber office at 440-943-1134
ReEnergize Ohio through the State of Ohio
Reducing the Cost of Small Business and Improving Energy Performance
Click Here for more information.
Save the Date!
COSE is inviting Western Lake County Chamber small business professionals to Kalahari Resorts in Sandusky...the Kalahari Resorts will host the 2012 Small Business Convention presented by COSE. The Kalahari Resorts' Convention Center is newly renovated making it the largest convention facility in Ohio. This year's event will features six national keynote speakers, headlined by Rhonda Kallman, co-founder of the Boston Beer Company, makers of Samuel Adams Beer. It will also have 48 different educational workshops on everything from sales, marketing, technology, HR & legal and more. As well as a trade show area, learning labs and networking opportunities that have made this event so popular in the past.
COSE negotiated a special $99 nightly rate at the Kalahari Resorts Hotel for those wishing to stay overnight. Those traveling in daily will find free and convenient parking. And, COSE is chartering bus service for only $25 per person that will pick attendees up at various points across Northeast Ohio and return them back each evening.
Cost to attend is attend the Convention is just $99 for COSE members and Western Lake County Chamber Affiliate members. Western Lake County Chamber members who presently are not members of COSE, can upgrade their membership for $75 and enjoy the cost savings of member pricing as the convention price is $249 for non-COSE members! For more information on the Convention and to register go to
www.smallbizconvention.com or call 216.592.2222.
For more information on COSE membership through the Western Lake County Chamber of Commerce, call the Chamber at 943-1134.
MBE/EDGE CERTIFICATION TRAINING
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Urban League of Greater Cleveland
2930 Prospect Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44115
Cost: $15.00 Check or Money Order (Non-Refundable)
Call: Gwen Solomon at 216-622-0999 ext. 232 to confirm. Limited to 14 participants.
Minority Business Enterprise (MBE)
The State of Ohio's Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) program is designed to assist minority businesses in obtaining state government contracts through a set aside procurement program for goods and services.
Encouraging Diversity, Growth and Equity (EDGE)
EDGE is designed to facilitate access to state government contracts and business services for EDGE certified businesses. The program establishes goals for state agencies in awarding contracts to certified EDGE businesses. EDGE procurement contracts apply to: goods and services, professional services, information technology services, construction, architecture, and engineering.
Exclusive Pre-Sale for "War Horse"
& "Anything Goes" to Chamber Members
As a member of the Corporate Exclusive Online Ticketing Program at PlayhouseSquare, you are able to purchase tickets to shows before they go on sale to the general public!
Access these "exclusive" pre-sale offers by visiting our website at playhousesquare.org/CEO and using the promotion code: CLETIX
part of the KeyBank Broadway Series
April 9-21, 2013
CEO tickets on-sale August 9
part of the KeyBank Broadway Series
October 2-14, 2012
CEO tickets on-sale August 21
The PlayhouseSquare season* will go on sale to the public on September 7, but by being a member of the CEO program you will have access to purchase tickets to shows in advance of the public.
To purchase tickets to the shows above or to find out what other shows are available, visit www.playhousesquare.org/CEO & use code CLETIX
For questions please call 216-771-8403 and mention the promotion code CLETIX
*Some exclusions apply.