April 2024

Don't be April "Foolish" ....

And miss any of the miss the chamber events planned for you this month!

Let's start with the free Networking Power Hour this Thursday, April 4, at Pickup USA Fitness in Mentor. Register HERE.

And just four days later, the total solar eclipse on April 8! Member events galore on our website. The chamber office will be closed.

And the April 16 ribbon cutting in Madison at Ox Shoppe Cafe. Register HERE.

And the April 18 After-hours Leadership Connection Forum, a collaborative endeavor between the three Lake County chambers of commerce and Lakeland Community College, at Regovich Catering. $25 ticket includes networking, leadership presentation by Kelly Keefe, president, ERC, HR Advisory Services, appetizers, and cash bar. Register HERE.

Followed by the April 23 Succession Planning & Your Business panel discussion at Grand River Cellars. Register HERE.

April showers? Who cares if you can dodge raindrops and still golf. Save the date now for the chamber's August 2 golf outing, presented by Griffin Technology Group and JCI Contractors, at Fowler's Mill Golf Course in Chesterland. Details in the flyer, below.

Kelly Donahue
Executive Director
Networking Power Hour
April 4

Join us on April 4, 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., at Pickup USA Fitness for Networking Power Hour. Bring business cards and share a 30-second commercial about your business or organization. Free to chamber members. REGISTER.
Click the graphic below for the April calendar and find eclipse events hosted by chamber members. Please note the chamber office
will be closed April 8.

2024 Golf Outing
REGISTER NOW TO SECURE YOUR SPOT AT THE AUGUST 2 GOLF OUTING, presented by Griffin Technology Group and JCI Contractors.

After-Hours Leadership Connection Forum, presented by Sedgwick,
April 18, 4-6 p.m. More information about sponsorships HERE. Attendee info HERE.
This event was previously known as the Lake County Small Business Expo and was reimagined for 2024 to reflect after-hours timing, shorter duration, an educational segment, and more networking. Please join us!

Succession Planning and
Your Business
Strategies, legal issues, valuation, financial planning.

Join the three Lake County chambers and Mr. Pat Perry for an interactive breakfast workshop on leadership re-defined on May 7, 8:30 a.m.- 9:45 a.m., at Willoughby City Hall. $15/person. Includes breakfast. REGISTER HERE. Thank you Painesville Credit Union for being the Eastern Lake County Chamber sponsor.

Impact of Legalized Sports Gambling
& the Workplace - May 14 - REGISTER HERE.
Meet our 25-year
chamber members!

Joining in 1999:

Thank you for your longstanding commitment to the chamber and to our community.

Networking, education, and events for your team and customers.
We have it for you in 2024!

2/15 AI and Your Business - 11:45am
3/7 Networking Power Hour - 8:30am
3/14 Community Reps Update - 8:30am
3/26 3-chamber Networking Power Hour 8:30am
4/4 Networking Power Hour - 8:30am
4/18 Leadership Connection Forum w/Kelly Keefe - 4 pm
4/23 Succession Planning & Your Business - 11:30am
5/1 3-chamber After Hours 5:00pm
5/2 Networking Power Hour - 8:30am
5/7 3-chamber program - Pat Perry - 8:30am
5/14 Impact of Legalized Sports Gambling in the Workplace - 11:30am
5/21 Networking Power Hour - Chardon 8:30am
5/29 Women in Business - 5:00pm
6/6 Networking Power Hour - 8:30am
6/12 Becoming an Inclusive Workplace - 11:30am
6/17 3-chamber After Hours - 5:00pm
7/11 Networking Power Hour - 8:30am
7/25 Chamber 301 - 11:30am
8/1 Networking Power Hour - 8:30am
8/2 Golf Outing Fowler's Mill - 9:00am
9/4 3-chamber After Hours - 5:00pm
9/5 Networking Power Hour - 8:30am
9/12 Understanding the Corporate Transparency Act - 11:30 a.m.
9/17"Glow" Mini-Golf - 6:30pm
9/24 Candidates & Issues - 8:30am
10/3 Networking Power Hour - 8:30am
10/3 THINK Manufacturing Expo
10/29 Spooktacular Family Feud - 5:30pm
11/7 Networking Power Hour - 8:30am
11/19 Networking Power Hour - Chardon 8:30am
12/5 Networking Power Hour - 8:30am
12/5 Holiday Mixer
12/10 General membership meeting - 11:30am
2024 Directory
& Buyer's Guide is HERE!
Copies available at the chamber office.

Check out this video honoring the chamber's 2024 Business of the Year - Global Real Estate Advisors. And this video recognizing the 2024 Beacon Award winner - Painesville Railroad Museum. The videos were created by Perry High School students!

If you use the chamber's bulk mail permit - a benefit available to chamber members - please call the chamber! The United States Postal Service made changes affecting bulk mail permits that went into effect February 1, 2024. To learn more about using the chamber's bulk mail permit, you can also call the chamber for details - 440-357-7572.

Calling all chamber member non-profits. Do you have volunteer opportunities?
Add them to the new Volunteer tab on the chamber website. Tell us about the volunteers you need and the chamber will help you get the word out! Contact Marilyn Hahn, membership services associate - marilyn@easternlakecountychamber.org - or call
Take a Closer Look at Your Chamber Benefits
Save Significantly on Your Workers’ Compensation Premium

Did you know that many alternative discounts are available to help reduce your annual Ohio workers’ compensation costs? Through the Eastern Lake County Chamber workers’ compensation program, your organization can significantly reduce your workers’ compensation costs through a variety of alternative rating programs. Our program, administered by Sedgwick, offers you quality service and stability through the complex workers’ compensation environment.
For over 50 years, Sedgwick has been helping employers navigate Ohio’s workers’ compensation system, providing services to help them control claim-related costs and reduce premiums. Our team includes the experienced colleagues from CompManagement and CareWorks Comp. The two companies merged and are now Sedgwick. Together, we serve nearly 65,000 Ohio employers including organizations of all sizes operating in various industries across the state. Group rating programs administered by Sedgwick have produced over $4 billion in savings since group rating was introduced in 1991, and their group retrospective programs have returned over $630 million in premium refunds since the program began in 2009.
If your organization is not yet participating in this member benefit, and you would like to receive a free, no-obligation analysis from Sedgwick, email Barbara Lessman, Barbara.Lessman@sedgwickmco.com

Chamber Energy Program
Chambers of Commerce throughout Ohio have come together to offer a self-funded medical plan for small employers with 50 or fewer employees. It's called the SOCA Benefit Plan (MEWA). Learn more here.

Or member businesses can explore potential savings with the Anthem Group Health Insurance - Chamber Saver Program. Check out full range of health insurance plans with cost savings usually reserved for larger companies.

Contact the chamber for more information.

Market Your Business
With Us

EMAIL BLASTS - Your products, services or events shared with more than 1,400 email recipients in the chamber's database. Simply provide your flyer image and/or text and the chamber will format, schedule and send the eblast. Cost is just $75.
WEBSITE ADS - Starting at just $100, your logo with a link to your website can appear at the top of one of the chamber's most- viewed pages - like Events. Other website ad options are available.

Contact the chamber to learn more about cost-effective marketing opportunities.

2024 Partners

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Eastern Lake County Chamber of Commerce
Kelly Donahue/Executive Director