The Willoughby Western Lake County Chamber of Commerce wishes our Chamber Members a Happy, Prosperous and Safe New Year.
Thank you to our Gold Premier Sponsors
January 2021 Virtual Events
Join Us!
The Willoughby Western Lake County Chamber of Commerce invites you to our
Virtual Annual Awards Ceremony
Honoring four outstanding businesses for 2021
“2021: A New Road:
Empowering the Leader in You”
January 22, 2021-12PM
New Vision Award
Large Business
New Vision Award
Small Business
Community Service Award
Healthy Environment Award
Sponsorships Available 
Pioneer Level Sponsor $350
 » Tickets to attend event for 8
» Verbal recognition as premier sponsor during welcome speech
» Recognition on event advertisements and on screen during the event / PowerPoint
» Logo & link in Chamber of Commerce newsletter and emails leading up to the event
» Two Facebook mentions with company logo
» Opportunity to speak at event
Luminary Level Sponsor $250 
» Tickets to attend event for 4
» Verbal recognition during welcome speech
» Recognition on event advertisements and on screen during the event
» Logo & link in Chamber of Commerce newsletter leading up to the event
» One Facebook mention with company logo
» Opportunity to speak at event
Pacesetter level Sponsor $100
» Ticket to attend event for 2
» Verbal recognition during welcome speech
» Recognition on event advertisements and on screen during the event 
» Logo and link in Chamber of Commerce newsletter leading up to the event
Thank you to our 2021 Award Ceremony Sponsors!
Pioneer Sponsors
Luminary Sponsor
Pacesetter Sponsor
Enjoy your lunch while attending the virtual awards on January 22nd!
Deliveries will be made to western Lake County and Mentor for an additional $5.
In lieu of the Small Business Expo this Spring, the Lake County Chambers of Commerce and Lakeland Community College presents 
Summer can't come soon enough!
Save the Date!

The Annual WWLCC Golf Outing
June 4, 2021
Manakiki Golf Course
 IMPORTANT MESSAGE for ALL MEMBERS Regarding Chamber Invoices
If your payment was due December 31st please pay your 2021 membership
If you have not received your invoice for 2021 please contact us. All calendar year payments were due December 31st.
Contact:, or call 440-942-1632.
*Please disregard if you have made your calendar year payment for
December 31st deadline
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Guide to Small Business
COVID-19 Emergency Loans
"Congress has passed several changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and created a “Second Draw” PPP for small businesses who have exhausted their initial loan. Other changes impact eligibility for initial PPP loans, the loan forgiveness process, and the tax treatment of PPP loans. 
Congress has also made changes to other programs – including Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL Program), the Employee Retention Tax Credit, a Venue Grant program, and SBA loan programs –that will benefit small businesses."
WWLCC 2021 Sponsorship Opportunities
Gain more business / visialbity in 2021
Additional resources and support
for our members
January 4, 2021
TechCred Application Period Now Open
The seventh TechCred application period opened today, January 4th and closes January 29th at 3:00 p.m.
TechCred helps businesses upskill their current and incoming workforce with tech-focused credentials. Businesses can receive up to $2,000 for each tech-focused credential earned, up to $30,000 per employer each application period.
Since the program’s start, a total of 966 Ohio employers have been approved for funding, supporting the earning of 15,105 tech-focused credentials by Ohio employees.
Businesses can learn more and apply at
Join the Coalition to Stop the Spread
The Willoughby Western Lake County Chamber of Commerce has joined the Coalition to Stop the Spread and we invite our members to join as well. While there are many different and strong opinions about how to respond to the pandemic, we can all agree that this new surge poses a grave danger to our businesses and families. The organizations and companies in the coalition have agreed to educate and motivate their employees, customers, vendors and friends on how to advocate the steps known to be effective in fighting back against COVID-19.
Coalition members are provided with fact-based social media posts, videos, talking points and a sample email/letter that can be shared to promote healthy behaviors. It is imperative that we all work together to stop the drastic spread of COVID-19 so we encourage you to join the Coalition to Stop the Spread. For more information, and to join with us, go to
The pandemic is impacting small businesses across America. National Write a Business Plan Month is a good reminder to review your business plan and make any necessary adjustments.
Did you know small businesses impacted by the pandemic may qualify for tax credits and other relief? Find out what options are available.

Open Your Doors to More Business Webinar: 
January 12th 10am-12pm
Meet the Federal, State and Local Resources available to your small or mid-sized business.
About this Event
For your convenience, agencies with direct support services and procurement opportunities will join forces and introduce the ways they can help support your business as it grows.
Free Market Minute
Shutting down our economy again, or even closing certain businesses altogether, is definitely not the solution. All Ohioans must also take seriously their responsibility to help stop the spread. Watch our latest Free Market Minute video on how you can ensure Ohio's businesses stay open.
COVID-19 Indoor
Air Quality Assistance
FedTalk: 2021 Economic Outlook
Thursday, January 14, 2021
12-1PM EST

The year ahead holds the potential for many changes, including broad distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine and with it, a reinvigorated economy as the pandemic recedes.
The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland is kicking off the 2021 FedTalk series with an economic outlook by Ed Knotek, Senior Vice President and Research Economist at the Cleveland Fed. Knotek will talk about the economic trends and drivers that he will be watching in 2021. 
Following the presentation there will be an opportunity for questions from the audience.
Chamber of Commerce Benefit of the Month
Coverage for Sole Proprietors
As a sole proprietor, you may be looking for a cost-saving benefit solution. The SOCA Benefit Plan is a multiple employer welfare arrangement (MEWA) that offers predictable rates and competitive benefits usually reserved for larger groups. This means eligible businesses join together to share in the overall claims risk. By being part of a larger, self-funded pool, they have financial protection backed by Anthem’s stop loss coverage.
An eligible sole proprietor must:
• Meet underwriting requirements.
• Work more than 30 hours per week (documentation required).
• Submit a cover page for Form 1040 with Schedule C or Form 1040 with Schedules F and SE.
Contact your broker today. Not currently working with a broker? Contact your local chamber of commerce or NOACC for a list of participating brokers in your area.
Your FedEx and UPS Shipments Will Be More Expensive in 2021
FedEx and UPS rates are going up in 2021, and it’s more important than ever that NOACC members know how to mitigate the impact to their business. PartnerShip®, the benefit provider that manages the NOACC Chamber Shipping Program, has analyzed the new rate charts so you can accurately prepare for the year ahead.
Download the free white paper to see a breakdown of where you’ll find the highest increases and get a simplified explanation of the complicated changes you need to be aware of.
Then be sure to enroll in the NOACC Chamber Shipping Program to save up to 45% with FedEx and offset the rising costs.
THANK YOU for helping us to support you and other local businesses in our communities who have recently renewed their membership for 2021!
This list reflects dues payments made
December 2020 thru January 5th 2021 for the calendar year.
A.R.J., Inc.
Activities Press, Inc
Aladdin Rents
Alpha Key Digital
Asian Health Center, Inc
Astro Manufacturing & Design
Avanti Aerospace Inc.
AVV Landscaping
Barbish Financial Group
Bevcorp LLC
Blue Sky Yoga & Healing Arts Inc.
BOS Services Company
Bryan & Suns Heating & Air Conditioning
BTA Automotive
Buckeye Relief, LLC
C. Pearson Trophy & Sales Company
Carbide Specialists, Inc.
Cary Goldstein D.D.S.
Cast Nylons Ltd.
Center for Advanced Vein Care
Center For Dental Health
Center for Pastoral Leadership
CEVEC Chick-Fil-A
City of Kirtland
City Of Willoughby Hills
City of Willowick
Cleveland Auto Wholesale
Commonwealth Lumber Company Consolidated Metal Service, Inc.
Corsaro Insurance Group
Craft & Antique Co-op
Crossroads Health
Custom Cleaning & Maintenance
Dan Contento Insurance Agency, Inc.
Deepwood Industries, Inc.
DeMilta Sand & Gravel Inc.
Dempsey Auctions
Digital Laboratories Inc
Dino's Catering
Direct Marketing Solutions
Dollar Bank
Domenick Electric Sewer Cleaning Company Early Steps Learning Center
EZshred, LLC
F and H Grinding, Inc.
Firenza Stone Inc.
First Baptist Church of Willowick
Five Star Trucking, Inc.
GearTec Inc.
The Hamm Agency & Associates
Heartland of Willoughby
Hessler Holdings, LLC
Hoernig Heating & Air Conditioning Inc.
Holiday Inn-Mentor
Hupp Tax Service
HW & Company
I STEM Geauga E.C.H.S.
Interlake Stamping of Ohio Inc.
J D M Enterprises LLC
J.R. Sbrocco Plumbing Inc.
Jeff Hagey Floor & Wallcovering, Inc.
Kent A. Caserta DDS, Inc.
Kirtland Veterinary Hospital, LLC
Kost Electric, Inc.
Krauss Garage Ltd.
Kucera International Inc
La-Vera Party Center
Lake-Geauga Habitat For Humanity
Lake Erie Closets Inc.
Lake County Captains
Lake County Board of Commissioners
Lake County Council On Aging
Lake County Glass Company
The Lake County Tribune
Lake Health
Lake Metroparks
Leikin Motor Companies
Lost Nation Sports Park
Manning & Clair Attorneys At Law
Mario Fazio's Restaurant and Catering
Mark F. Kapusta, O.D., Inc.
Marous Management
Marriott Courtyard Willoughby
McDonald Equipment Company
McMahon-Coyne-Vitantonio Funeral Home Michael D. Stern, D.D.S., Inc.
Midwest Precision LLC
Mike's Home Improvement
Mike Gisondo's Auto Service
Monreal Funeral Home
Morgan Tennis
My-Happy Feet Socks*
Nickleby's Roundbar & Kitchen
Nora's Public House
Normandy Catering and Party Center Northcoast Memorials
Northeastern Refrigeration Corp.
Ohio Broach & Machine Company
Ohio Payroll Plus
Otto Konigslow Mfg Co.,
The P M C Gage, Inc.
Paisley Farm LLC
Paulich Specialty Company
Pickands Mather Lake Services
Plant Magic Florist
PMC Industries, Div AjaxTocco Mag. A Park Professional Electric Products Company pulsart media, LLC
Quality CNC Machining Inc.
Quality Community Management, Inc.
Rad Air of Wickliffe
Regal Industries, Inc.
Regovich Catering
The Reserves Network
Rouhier Advertising Specialties
Royal Heating & Air Conditioning Service Ruple Holdings LLC
The Sadar Group
Signs PDQ
Slabe Machine Products Co.
Small Hands Big Dreams
Spence Technologies, Inc.
State Farm - Lori Smul Insurance Agency Sticker Corporation
Synergy Physical Therapy and Wellness
Tec, Inc.
Torchlight Youth Mentoring Alliance
Torva Local
United Industrial Sales, Company Inc.
United Machine & Tool, Inc.
United Way of Lake County
US Foils, Inc.
US Ultrasound Services.
Velotta Auto Service
Vittorio's Buon Appetito
Viva Spanish!
Weiss North America, Inc.
WestPoint Wealth Management/Scott C.Hanna Wickliffe Eagles, Aerie #4086
Wiles & Richards Attorneys at Law
Willoughby Area Welcome Center, Inc. Willoughby Hills Auto Repair
Willoughby Iron & Waste Materials, LLC
Winter Equipment Company Inc.
Woodhill Supply Inc.
Z & Z Manufacturing Inc.