March 24, 2021
It's officially spring!

I have to keep reminding myself that it is only March. The sunshine and warmer temps are fooling me, but my flowers have started to bloom and I can see buds on the trees. Restaurant patios are opening and I have seen stores with their front doors open to let in the fresh air.

Events are starting to pick up for April & May. Aurora Parks & Rec released their Spring Activity Guide, The Citywide Cleanup Day is on May 8 and I do believe that we will have a Party on the Patio in late April.

We might never get back to the way we were before COVID entered our lives, but we can try and be positive and make the absolute best of it. Vaccines, masks and social distancing will be our way of life for the unforeseeable future.
Let's keep smiling and please be kind to one another.

The Aurora Chamber of Commerce Awards Committee raises money during the year to provide to a number of deserving Aurora High School who are either planning on attending a trade school or 2-4 year university. Due to COVID, we were unable to hold any live events which resulted in a significant drop in our scholarship fundraising. If you would like to make a donation to help replenish the fund, please contact me for more information.

Did you know...

The chamber is a member of NOACC (Northern Ohio Area Chambers of Commerce) and our partnership offers many discounts from to shipping to energy savings. Visit for more information or give me a call!

The office is open by appointment only for a few more weeks, but you can always contact me via email or phone!
330-235-2780 (chamber cell)

A fun contest for the kiddos
Sponsored by:

Details & registration coming soon!
Sponsorships available!

Many of our local shops and restaurants are owned by Aurora residents.
Please support your neighbors-

To help with costs outside of PPP or for ineligible businesses, ECDI has created a COVID Recovery Working Capital Loan (non-forgivable). The application only takes 15 minutes and is done completely online.
Terms and requirements
·     Borrowers may request up to $20,000
·     Maximum interest rate will be 6%
·     Maximum term length will be 66 months
·     Borrower must meet ECDI microloan eligibility and credit review requirements
·     590 or higher credit score and no major, active background issues (ex. tax liens)
If you don’t meet the minimum criteria, don't worry! We have an additional pool of COVID Recovery funds from the State of Ohio, so most people are eligible for some kind of capital.

Aurora City News Updates can be found on the City page.
Do you have job openings?
Let's see if we can get them filled for you!

Our Values really do guide us - Serve Others and Do The Right Thing mean that the safety of our associates is at the heart of all our decisions. During these times, we've made a lot of changes to our in-store operations with our associates in mind. Just a few examples are:

  • different cash register configuration
  • Plexiglas barriers at our cash registers
  • limits to the number of people in store at one time
  • social distancing spaces marked throughout
  • hourly cleaning for all high touch surfaces

HoneyBaked is a great option if you're looking for extra income and/or need to work around family care/commitments. We offer flexible work schedules and much better hours: our stores are open Monday through Friday from 9:30 AM to 6:30PM, Saturday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM - and we're closed on Sundays.

As a Year Round Associate, you'll enjoy a fun and casual environment, pay it forward daily, and add value to the company by providing outstanding products and service to our customers. Bring your restaurant, retail or hotel experience to HoneyBaked!

Assist phone customers, catering customers, in-store lunch customers and in-store retail customers, providing excellent service in a friendly and polite manner. Respond positively to customer requests or comments.
Assist with food preparation, including lunch, catering and retail ham and turkey.
Demonstrate superior product knowledge and effectively articulate product features and benefits. Drive add-on sales through suggestion selling.
Maintain store cleanliness and merchandising standards.
Take initiative and remains productive throughout entire shift and takes responsibility for activities within his/her control.
Consistently follow all processes and procedures and comply with company standards in all areas, from service to food preparation and control. Adhere to our safety, security and respectful workplace policies and procedures.
Good communication skills and attention to detail. Prior customer service or food preparation experience preferred - experience as a cook, cashier, crew member, sales associate or store associate is a big plus!
Fun and casual environment
A way to earn extra income
Flexible schedules (fewer early mornings/late nights) - and we're closed on Sundays!
Opportunity to grow with a premier brand
Physical dexterity and mobility to perform demands of the job which may include working with hot torch. Requires bending, stooping, standing for long periods, twisting and lifting products and supplies.
The Honey Baked Ham Company LLC is an equal employment opportunity employer. The Company’s policy is not to unlawfully discriminate against any applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, military status, disability, genetic information or any other consideration made unlawful by applicable federal, state or local laws. The Company also prohibits harassment of applicants and employees based on any of these protected categories.


The Campus of Anna Maria has MANY positions open!
Call them for more details!
Assistant Store Manager in a bustling gift shop and coffee bar at Aurora Farms. This gift shop is home to more than 60 Ohio small businesses. The right candidate will have a passion for crafting or making and have a love for entrepreneurs and small business. This position will require you to be a cashier and barista, as well as stock, straighten and face displays. You will interact with customers and help them with their questions regarding merchandise. There is potential for advancement in the future. Must have management experience and be 21+.

Natural Essentials Inc. is currently hiring for the following positions:
General Manufacturing
Shipping & Receiving
Order Processing
Customer Service

The Portage County Safety Council FY21 Virtual Safety Council program meets on Zoom every 2nd & 4th Thursday of the month (except for the holidays), 11:00am-12:00pm.

Please Note: Unless otherwise noted, virtual meetings are restricted to up-to-date FY21 members only. Registration by non-members without prior permission will be cancelled.

Independent Energy Consultants is a long time member of the
Aurora Chamber of Commerce.
Visit their website for more information on how they might be able to save you money!

How are you accommodating your employees with health issues?
Did you know that COVID is an allowed condition at your place of business?

We have the person that can answer any Workers Comp questions that you might have!

PPS (Paramount Preferred Solutions, Inc.)
A service offered through our NOACC partnership!

Call Peter Young for a FREE consultation for your business!
You aren't alone!
Don't be afraid to ask for help.

COVID-19 Resources


Ohio COVID-19 Call Center: 833-427-5634
Portage County Health and Human Services: 2-1-1



Government Links:

State of Ohio Website Links:

Portage County Links:

NOACC Chamber Energy Program:

Individual and Family Resources:

Please visit for the most up-to-date information from the Ohio Department of Health.
For any questions you have about COVID-19, please call 1 (833) 4-ASK-ODH from 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. (7 days/week).
Social Media:
Governor DeWine is still holding press briefings, though not daily, to deliver the most recent updates as well as give updated guidance for the state’s response. These press events are carried live at
At Family and Community Services Inc, we continue to monitor the development and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our goal is to continue to keep the community up-to-date on program updates and changes without overwhelming you with too much superfluous information. F&CS provides services such as food, shelter, transportation, and counseling services. These are all very important services that cannot be ignored. We are here for our community. Thank you and Go Forth Do Good.
Aurora Chamber of Commerce
Karen Bosley,Executive Director
Aurora Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau | 330.562.3355 ||