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 is the premier event in Delaware County. We combine the Chamber’s annual dinner with a much anticipated awards ceremony. Every year, the Chamber recognizes businesses and individuals in several categories for their outstanding accomplishments. While the awards are the focus of the evening, the highlight is the spectacular tables that our members so memorably decorate. Where else can you find a giant octopus made of paint samples? Or a knight in shining armor named Frank? Click here for more information and photos.

ANNUAL CLAY CLASSIC

Similar to the Golf Outing, this event is becoming increasing popular. We hold the event at Black Wing Shooting Center and we always have a blast! (Pun intended) Click here for more information and photos.

ANNUAL GOLF OUTING

A quintessential golf outing held in June when the weather is still cool, this is one of our most popular annual events. Bring some clients or reward your outstanding employees by golfing with us! Click here for more information and photos.

BUSINESS BEFORE HOURS                                

Start your day off right with early morning networking with the Chamber. Business Before Hours is held on the first Thursday of the month at 8:00 a.m. at various Chamber member businesses.

BUSINESS AFTER HOURS                                

End your day with us as well. Business After Hours is held on the third Thursday of the month at 5:00 p.m. at various Chamber member businesses.

LEADERSHIP DELAWARE COUNTY                                  

Leadership Delaware County is designed to identify, nurture, and promote future leaders in Delaware County. Participants engage in a nine-month program designed to increase their community leadership skills. During the leadership experience, participants are exposed to a variety of viewpoints in various areas illustrating the broad array of economic, political, educational, and social issues at all levels. This elite program has graduated over 660 community leaders since 1992. Click here for more information.

NORTHWEST REGIONAL BUSINESS EXPO                                

A joint effort of five Chambers of Commerce to allow members to gain leads and connect. This is a great opportunity to network outside of the Delaware area. There are booth spaces and sponsorships available, or you may choose to simply attend this ever-growing event.

SAFETY COUNCIL

A joint program of the Delaware Area Chamber of Commerce and the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation; meeting each month for a luncheon program, with presentations that 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 Membership Directory is published annually. A one-of-a-kind piece, the community profile highlights the best of the county– industry, commerce, education, agriculture– and includes a listing of all our Chamber member businesses. Your listing as a Chamber member is free but why not complement that listing with an ad? Click here to view the 2018 edition.

NEWSLETTER

Chamber Notes is published monthly and distributed electronically to over 1000 readers at over 430 businesses. 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 the month, this luncheon features speakers or panels discussing issues relevant to business. Topics focus on candidate forums, legislative issues, and impacts on local economic development.

SAFETY COUNCIL

A joint program of the Delaware Area Chamber of Commerce and the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation; meeting each month for a luncheon program, with presentations that 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

Learn about small topics in a big way at our monthly B.E.D. & Breakfast event. Topics are specific, tailored to small businesses, and free to all participants.

SMALL BUSINESS COUNSELING

The Chamber plays host to the Small Business Development Center (SBDC), which helps small business owners, new and seasoned alike, start, build and grow their business. Contact our local counselor, Kevin Hammond to take advantage of these free services.

Promotional & Advertising Opportunities

MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY

The Community Profile and Membership Directory is published annually. A one-of-a-kind piece, the community profile highlights the best of the county– industry, commerce, education, agriculture– and includes a listing of all our Chamber member businesses. Your listing as a Chamber member is free but why not complement that listing with an ad? Click here to view the 2018 edition.

NEWSLETTER ADVERTISING                                     

Chamber Notes is published monthly and distributed electronically to over 1000 readers at over 430 businesses. 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. Advertising options include block ads in various sizes sold annually or monthly.

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

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION

Working with our third-party administrator, CompManagement, our Chamber members can save up to 90% on their Worker’s Comp insurance and receive assistance with claims. Safety Council members can be eligible to receive up to a 4% annual rebate on their Worker’s Comp Premiums.

GROUP & INDIVIDUAL HEALTH PLANS

As a Chamber member, you have the power of the group behind you. Small business? No problem! Backed by Anthem and sponsored by the Southern Ohio Chamber Alliance, our MEWA plan may be right for you, where small employers (2-50 employees) join together to access group insurance. Dental insurance is also available through Superior Dental Care. Contact one of our Chamber member insurance agents for more information to see how much you could save.

Creative Financial Insurance                   Preferred Benefits Services
Jim Roesch                                                 Mark Pettit
740-363-5433                                            740-363-6028
jwroesch@discovercfi.com               pettitt@prefben.com
www.discovercfi.com                        www.PREFBEN.com

PRESCRIPTION DISCOUNT CARDS

These are as good as they sound– and they’re free! Through our membership with the Southern Ohio Chamber Alliance, you can distribute FREE Prescription Drug Cards that can offer your employees and their families savings of up to 75% (discounts average roughly 30%). Pick up a handful at the Chamber office and pass them out to co-workers, family & friends. No insurance necessary and it’s accepted at most major pharmacies.

DENTAL PLANS

Superior Dental Care is proud to offer exclusive dental plans to members of the Southern Ohio Chamber Alliance (SOCA), including Sole Proprietors.  Superior Dental Care’s highest priority is providing you with quality, and quality includes options. With over 6,000 provider locations in our Preferred Plan Network, you are guaranteed one of the broadest selections of dentists and specialists in the industry.

Membership Investment Calculation

General Business: Includes manufacturing, commercial, construction, restaurant, retail, service, agricultural, government, non-profit, or any organization $235.00 + $4.00/per full-time employee + $2.00/per part-time 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 accurate as of January 2018. 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

Free full page ad in our newsletter and one Third Thursday luncheon

Delaware Gazette 30% discount*

A copy of our proud member logo for your use in any of your advertising materials.

Business listing on the Chamber website

Business listing in printed member directory

Free display of marketing materials in Chamber lobby

Free use of conference room

Free press releases in Chamber newsletter

Host &/or attend Business Before/After Hours events

Free copy of Chamber member mailing list spreadsheet (we do not provide email addresses)

Free member orientation

*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 Deals” 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.