Delaware Area Chamber Membership Benefits

Chamber Committees

Implementation of the Chamber's strategic plan is facilitated by member volunteers who serve on various committees at the direction of the Chamber's governing board.

Economic and workforce development interests are served by two main committees, each responsible for keeping up on issues within their purview at the local, state and federal level:

      -Infrastructure/Development
      -Workforce Development, and Education

The Chamber encourages participation by members who choose to use the Chamber to channel their resources in order to ensure that the community is a vibrant place to live and conduct commerce.

In addition, the Chamber finance, audit and nominating committees meet annually as needed. Periodic ad hoc committees are formed for specific purposes such as By Laws review.

Special Interest Councils:
HR Council
Administrative Professional Council
Non-Profit Agency Council


The Chamber’s mission is fulfilled through the work of its committees. Committee members are chamber volunteers. By working together, committee members get to know each other and form relationships that translate into business lead.

The Chamber values its members for the resources they are and the way in which they contribute their time and talent to the mission, vision, and value of their organization.

Programs, Events and Networking

ANNUAL AWARDS DINNER

This elegant event held in the first Thursday of February, combines the Chamber’s annual meeting with a much-anticipated awards ceremony. Each year, businesses and individuals in several categories are honored for their outstanding achievements in the prior year. The event is unique for its tables which are decorated spectacularly by its members. Click here for more information and photos.

ANNUAL GOLF OUTING

One of the Chamber’s most popular events, members share a fun-filled day of golf, food and prizes! Click here for more information and photos.

BUSINESS BEFORE HOURS                                

Hosted by a different Chamber business each month, this is a morning version of a classic Chamber networking event.

BUSINESS AFTER HOURS                                

Hosted by a different Chamber business each month, this is a classic Chamber networking event.

ANNUAL CLAY CLASSIC

This event is held at Black Wing Shooting Center on the second Friday in October. Like the golf outing, it’s a great way to recognize employees or clients and a fun half-day of networking and shooting. Click here for more information and photos.

LEADERSHIP DELAWARE COUNTY                                                        

This nine-month program promotes future leaders by providing an understanding of critical issues affecting Delaware County and beyond. Leadership and stewardship capabilities are developed. Graduates of this elite and respected program are recognized as valued members of the community who have taken their leadership skills to the next level. Graduates go on to serve on local boards. Click here for more information.

SAFETY COUNCIL

Each month a luncheon program is presented to encourage safe practices in the workplace. Topics include OSHA regulations, fire safety, drug-free workplace, and much more. Participation in Safety Council can result in a 4% rebate on premiums. Click here to navigate to our safety council page.

Services & Benefits

The Chamber keeps an eye on policy issues at the local, state and federal levels that effect the business climate. The Chamber maintains a relationship with legislators, holds candidate forums and speaks out on behalf of the business community.

BUSINESS REFERRALS

The chamber receives hundreds of requests each year for goods or services provided in our community and recommends Chamber member businesses. The Chamber encourages members to supply the office with their brochures for display.

CHAMBER BUCK$

Designed to encourage the membership to remain engaged and invested in the organization’s growth, this referral rewards program earns the referring member $50 towards any chamber invoice when they bring a new business-class member into the organization.

INTERNET LISTING

Members are provided free listing on our website and a link to their website. Members may also post their events, “Hot Deals” and job postings on the Chamber’s website.

MAILING LIST

The Chamber’s membership list is available to Chamber members on labels for $10 or as an Excel attachment at no cost.

MEETING ROOM

Our meeting room can accommodate 25 people and is available at no charge to members during business hours. Laptop, projector and wireless Internet are available, and we’ll provide coffee, water and soft drinks.

NEWSLETTER

The Chamber publishes a monthly electronic newsletter that includes news from the organization and its members, upcoming events, business-related articles and much more. The newsletter is posted and archived on the Chamber’s website and advertising opportunities are available. Click here to navigate to our Chamber Notes newsletter.

WELCOME CENTER

The Chamber greets visitors to our community and provides them with brochures and information about business and community. The Chamber encourages its members to provide their marketing materials for display.

Publications

MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY

The Community Profile and Chamber Membership directory is published annually. This high quality, glossy magazine uses text and photos to highlight the quality of life in Delaware County. The publication is distributed from the chamber, realtors, hotels and inns, and other partners to new residents and businesses. Click here to view the 2017 Edition.

NEWSLETTER

Chamber Notes is published monthly and distributed electronically to over 800 readers. As the organization’s primary source of communication, the newsletter updates educational and networking opportunities and other upcoming events; highlights member news, and offers one of the most popular forms of advertising. The newsletter is available on the Chamber’s website and archived issues are always available. Click here to navigate to our Chamber Notes newsletter.

Educational Opportunities

THIRD THURSDAY WITH THE CHAMBER

Held at noon on the third Thursday of each month, this luncheon features speakers or panels discussing issues relevant to business. Candidate forums, legislative issues and opportunities to address current business educational needs are the focus.

SAFETY COUNCIL

Each month a luncheon program is presented to encourage safe practices in the workplace. Topics include OSHA regulations, fire safety, drug-free workplace, and much more. Participation in Safety Council can result in a 4% rebate on premiums. Click here to navigate to our safety council page.

B.E.D. AND BREAKFAST

Sponsored by the Business Education and Development Committee, these free monthly breakfast meetings address topics relevant to running a small business: HR issues, cash flow management, marketing, and other membership-driven topics.

SMALL BUSINESS COUNSELING

The Chamber plays host to the Small Business Development Center (SBDC), a free counseling service that help with business plan development and analysis, financial projections, cash flow analysis, marketing, management and much more. The services are valuable to both the entrepreneur and the established business owner.

Promotional & Advertising Opportunities

MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY

The Community Profile and Chamber Membership Directory is published annually. This high quality, glossy magazine uses text and photos to highlight the quality of life in Delaware County. The publication is distributed throughout the county through realtors, hotels and inns, as well as to new residents and businesses.

NEWSLETTER ADVERTISING                                     

Advertising options include block ads in various sizes sold annually or monthly. The newsletter is sent electronically to over 900 readers and remains archived on our website.

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Members are invited to be recognized as a sponsor for the annual awards dinner, annual Golf Outing, Clay Classic, Third Thursday luncheons, and more. Many levels are available.

SUSTAINING MEMBERSHIP PACKAGES

Sustaining membership packages are available to businesses looking for exclusive benefits over and above their membership investment. Click here for details.

Discount Programs & Plans

HEALTH INSURANCE

Members are eligible for affordable group health insurance through Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield insurance plans in Ohio, offering a large network of physicians and hospitals. Dental coverage through Superior Dental Care is also available, including to sole proprietors.

VISION, PRESCRIPTION AND DISCOUNTS

Through our affiliation with the Southern Ohio Chamber Alliance, we’re able to offer our members, their staff and family access to discounts on prescription, vision and hearing aid services. The discounts are not attached to a health insurance plan and may be used at hundreds of local and national service providers.

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION

Members save on workers’ compensation premiums by enrolling in our group rating plan offered through our affiliation with CompManagement, Incorporated. This third party administrator also offers claims management, advocacy and free workshops and seminars related to Worker’s Compensation. Participating in Safety Council can mean additional premium savings and rebates.

Membership Investment Calculation

General Business: Includes manufacturing, commercial, construction, restaurant, retail, service, agricultural, government, non-profit, or any organization $235.00 + $4.00/per FTE employee*

Individuals/Retirees: $100.00* (Does not promote any products or services; receives newsletter and attends Chamber functions at member rates.)

Membership applications are available online here or by calling the Chamber.

*Rates are effective 2016. Please call the Chamber to verify current rates. Memberships renew annually in the month of joining. Invoicing options are available. Only one business per membership.

SUSTAINING MEMBERSHIP

Sustaining Memberships enhance your membership standing and include an ala carte menu of advertising, sponsorship and services. Levels range from $1000-$5000. Click here for details.

Free With Your New Membership

New member listing in the Chamber newsletter.  

Use of the Chamber logo for stationery, marketing materials, website and email signature.  

One set of member mailing labels at your request to be redeemed within your first year of membership. A $10 value  

One full-page ad in the Chamber newsletter within the first year of membership. A $125 value  

Coupon for one free Third Thursday luncheon. A $15 value  

$200 in advertising in the Delaware Gazette.*

10% discount on Membership Directory advertising for new members.  

*Restrictions may apply. New member will be supplied with contact information upon receipt of membership dues. The Chamber accepts VISA, MasterCard, Discover, American Express and Diner's Club.

INTER-ACTIVE WEB SITE

The Chamber subscribes to ChamberMaster, an integrated software designed for Chambers of commerce. It’s a user-friendly vehicle for communication among the membership and it invites the public to find you and directs business to you.

You can post a “Hot Deal” that drives business to your door. You can also ask to be notified when other members post a deal so you can take advantage of big savings.

In addition, you can advertise your events directing RSVPs right to you, and the website allows you to post job openings.

It all begins on the site’s membership section when you click on “Member Login”. From there, you’re directed to all the terrific features, all FREE with your Chamber membership. You’ll get your user name and password with your paid membership.