Thank you to our Gold Premier Sponsors
golf outing sponsor
Thank you to all our 2021 Golf Outing Sponsors
Our annual golf outing would not be possible without
the support of so many local businesses.
Calling Artsfest Volunteers!

Do you have two hours to spare on
Saturday, July 17th

Have fun networking!
Help build the business community in western Lake County!

Did you know that serving on a Chamber of Commerce committee is a great way to get more involved in the community and also get to know more members?
To sign up for any of these committees call 440-942-1634 or
Turkey Bowl Committee
Help continue to make this the best pre-Holiday bowling networking event in Western Lake County and the potential to meet 200+ members and guests at the event!
This Year's event is
November 13, 2021
Wickliffe Lanes
Public Affairs Committee
At this time, the WWLC Chamber of Commerce is seeking additional volunteers for our Public Affairs committee. This committee evaluates, reviews and in some cases takes action on bills and other initiatives that impact businesses. 
Volunteers meet once a quarter to manage the efforts of the Chamber of Commerce scholarship fund for businesses and students.
Marketing in Motion Series
Friday, July 9th 8am
How's your marketing going?
 Have questions about best practices? 
Need help getting your marketing efforts to the next level?
We've put together a way for WWLCC members to get help with their marketing and there's no cost!

Join Us
Friday, July 9th at 12:30 pm
Barktown Willoughby
4074 Erie St Unit 2
Unit 2
Willoughby, OH 44094
Digital Marketing Trends for Small Businesses
July 13, 2021
WWLCC in Partnership with
Tue 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Topic: Marketing Planning

Do you feel your small business marketing could use some help to increase website traffic, social media engagement and brand awareness? Keeping up with digital marketing trends can help your business marketing strategy stay agile and effective leading to more sales. In this webinar you will learn the current trends to get an edge on your competition and increase your online presence. Topics include:
*Types of Trends Along with Examples
*Ideas for Incorporating the Trends in YOUR Strategy
*Digital Marketing Tools to Help You Implement the Trends
*Q and A
Organized by the Ohio SBDC at Lakeland Community College and Willoughby Western Lake County Chamber of Commerce
This workshop will be using the WebEx platform. Once you have registered, you will receive the link for this webinar on July 12, 2021. Deadline to register is July 12, 2021 by 4pm.

Speaker(s): Joey White, Owner and President of Handouts

Fee: No Cost
Phone: 440-525-7706
Thursday, July 15th -1pm
Diversity & Inclusion
Business Council Virtual Webinar
"Unconscious Bias in the New Reality" Training
Guest Speaker: Ria Dark MS, LSW, SAP, MHFA,
CEO and Founder of 2Rogues and Clinical Director of Comprehensive Benefits Consultants
In today's turbulent world of unrest and outrage over social justice, as employers we are faced with our own unconscious bias and calls to action to help others examine theirs.
Professionals attending this program will learn effective interventions to promote the culture of eliminating unconscious bias. Learn to identify unconscious bias and how to help develop behaviors that foster inclusion. You will learn numerous effective interventions to promote behaviors that contribute to an environment where we are actively engaging in efforts to value all points of view and walks of life with the goal a diverse workforce, an inclusive attitude free of prejudices and biases examined. Utilize tools such as the Johari Window, Selective Attention and the Implicit Association Test (IAT) and understanding Common Biases to
develop intervention methods.
Thank you to our Sponsors:
WWLCC Coffee Networking
Tuesday, July 20th
Stakes Manufacturing

Start your day networking with fellow chamber members. 
Attendees are encouraged to bring business cards &
name tag.
Everyone gets 1 Minute for their business commercial
Thank you to our Business After Hour Sponsor


Would your business like to host a coffee networking?

Please contact: Tyler Wetzel via email
Update on business advocacy for our members.

We are working for you!
Business Member Advocacy Updates:
The Willoughby Western Lake County Chamber of Commerce recently sent a letter to our elected officials to tell them to reject job-killing tax hikes that would undermine our nation’s economic recovery.  This legislation which is now being considered by Congress will reverse the positive impact that the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 had on the American economy before the pandemic. This would be the largest tax increase in history to fund an agenda to massively expand the role and reach of government paid for by American job creators. 
The Willoughby Western Lake County Chamber of Commerce recently supported SB142, asking licensing requirements for the building trades. Improperly installed or maintained plumbing, HVAC and electrical systems increase chances of mold growth, flooding, house fires, carbon monoxide poisoning explosions and other potential catastrophes.  According to the Ohio Construction Industry Licensing Board (OCILB), 8 out of 10 consumer complaints received each week are from businesses and home owners who have issues with unlicensed residential contractors.  
Resources and support
for our members
BWC Update - COVID-19 Claims
In May, the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) proposed a change to the Ohio Administrative Code to exclude COVID-19 claims from an employer’s workers’ compensation experience/rates for those employers that pay premiums to BWC. On Friday, June 25, 2021 the BWC Board of Directors approved the change.
BWC may cover a COVID-19 claim if certain criteria are met including contracting COVID-19 during the employee’s course of employment. With the approved rule change, all claim costs associated with allowed COVID-19 workers’ compensation claims occurring between March 9, 2020 and July 2, 2021 will be excluded from your experience and will not impact your premiums. This change will also include costs being excluded from both individual and group retrospective rating programs.
We at Sedgwick will continue to keep you informed about this important change.
How does TechCred help small business? 

The Individual Microcredential Assistance Program (IMAP).

Visit to learn more!
The Ohio Senate unanimously passed Senate Bill 166; legislation that would provide incentives for businesses to offer work-based learning opportunities. The bill offers various opportunities to get more individuals into work-based learning.

Keep reading by clicking here.
Upcoming Webinars
The commercial payments landscape has changed. Are you ready to move forward? In this webinar, U.S. Bank will discuss how using commercial card program solutions can help overcome the broad payment and expense management challenges faced while operating in a remote environment. They’ll share valuable insights into the latest payment and fraud trends and provide an overview on how the commercial payments has changed. You’ll also learn about new product enhancements that help unlock real-time visibility into your corporate card spend and extend instant purchasing power to your workforce.
What exactly is 5G technology? How does it impact my specific business? What ways can I integrate 5G into my business?

Find answers to all these questions and more in this presentation on 5G technology and its applications in business followed by a panel discussion with industry experts.

Approved for SHRM & HRCI credit.
Presented by Charter, Verizon, AT&T and the Ohio Aerospace Institute.
Ohio to Launch New Grant Programs for Small Business 

The state of Ohio will begin accepting applications Tuesday, June 29, for four grant programs that target businesses that have suffered significant losses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Ohio Development Services Agency will administer the grants. More information about these programs is available online at, including each grant program’s terms and conditions, fact sheets, and frequently asked questions.
 The programs are:
Food and Beverage Establishment Grant
Entertainment Venue Grant:
Lodging Grant
New Small Business Grant
Lake County 2021 Unemployment Data
Sign up for the Chamber of Commerce
Texting Service.
Get all the latest updates from the Chamber of Commerce.
In your busy week did you ever forget to register for an event you really wanted to attend? 
The Willoughby Western Lake County Chamber of Commerce will now offer a new complimentary texting service to members.  The texting service will provide you information reminders about one or two Chamber events/workshops per month that will allow you to conveniently register online.   
If you are interested, please text WWLCChamber Events to 313131  No numbers will be shared with third parties, only for the use of reminding members about upcoming Chamber events or other important Chamber information.  
Did you know that you can share these Chamber benefits with your employees?
Help us help you! 
More members mean more opportunities to build your network! 
Send your leads in to the chamber for potential members, if your lead becomes a member, you receive a free exclusive e-mail ad
(value $75).
Laketran is excited to hold our Ribbon Cutting and Dedication of the Frank J. Polivka Transit Center at Lakeland Community College on Thursday, July 29, 2021 at 11am. We will also debut Ohio’s first electric bus there! Since this is a countywide celebration, we hope you’d all join us.