8 Great Reasons
to Join the Minerva Area Chamber of Commerce
1. Access to Resources
The Minerva Area Chamber of Commerce seeks out and provides information and services needed by new and established businesses.
We are contacted frequently via phone, mail, and email by people wanting to connect with local businesses. The Chamber office refers these potential customers exclusively to Chamber members.
3. Networking and Education
We host events and programs that encourage business relationships, give our members opportunities to meet prospective clients, fellow entrepreneurs, and officials, and to learn innovative techniques for success.
Our website promotes each member with a directory listing featuring key details, contact information, and a website link. Additionally, Chamber members can post job openings, and the Chamber’s calendar of events is a trusted source of information on community events. Ask us how Sustaining Members benefit from preferred listings.
The Chamber newsletter is a great way to stay current on Chamber happenings and news from other businesses, as well as sharing developments in your own company.
6. Social Networking
Our Facebook page shares Chamber member and community news and events, and has a following of more than 1,100 people.
7. Save Money
Get discounts on worker’s compensation rates through our group-rating program with CareWorks Comp, discounts on health insurance rates for companies with 2-50 employees through Anthem’s group health insurance Chamber Saver Program or SOCA Benefit Plan (MEWA), as well as savings on shipping with FedEx and freight shipments through PartnerShip. See additional information below on these programs.
8. Publicity Opportunities
Let the Chamber arrange for a ribbon cutting or Business After Hours to celebrate your expansion or grand opening, and be the first to hear about sponsorship opportunities for community events that draw visitors from throughout the region.
Frontier Communications finds that being a member of the Minerva Area Chamber of Commerce creates great networking opportunities with other local businesses, brings credibility to our business, provides opportunities to be involved in community events, increases our visibility in the community, and provides discounts on advertising and access to special advertising opportunities.
Benefits available to members through the Northern Ohio Area Chambers of Commerce:
Anthem ChamberSaver Program
Group Health Insurance – Chamber Saver Program
Full range of health insurance plans with cost savings usually reserved for larger companies. Businesses also get access to a large network of quality providers through Anthem, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Premium savings of up to 1.4% on groups from 2-50 employees. Groups from 51-500 may be eligible for a 1% premium savings. Business must be a NOACC Chamber Member.
Anthem SOCA Benefit Plan (MEWA)
Group Health Insurance – SOCA Benefit Plan (MEWA)
Chambers of Commerce throughout Ohio have banded together to offer a new self-funded medical plan for small employers. The Northern Ohio Area Chambers of Commerce (NOACC), Central Ohio Chambers of Commerce, Southern Ohio Chamber Alliance (SOCA), Dayton Area Chamber, and the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber have collaborated to create a new health program that can lead to more rate stability and is a smart solution that offers potential savings for groups with 50 or fewer employees. Business must be a NOACC Chamber Member.
NOACC Chamber Shipping Program
Chamber members can achieve substantial shipping discounts with FedEx®, as well as significant savings on freight shipments—with the opportunity for NOACC affiliated Chambers to earn non-dues revenue. Savings from 5-27% on small package ground, next day air, or up to 70% savings on large pallet shipments.
Workers Compensation Savings Available to Members Through CareWorks Comp
The Minerva Area Chamber of Commerce endorses CareWorks Comp because they help employers maximize their premium savings. CareWorks Comp analyzes each employer’s unique claim and premium history to find the highest level of savings in all available workers’ compensation programs.
- Nearly 100,000 Ohio employers are currently participating in group rating
- CareWorks Comp is the only group rating program endorsed by the Minerva Area Chamber of Commerce
- On average, for every dollar spent on fees, clients saved $11.00 in premium, a 1000% return on investment
GROUP RETROSPECTIVE RATING
- Rebates are based on the results of employer’s workplace safety and cost control efforts
- CareWorks Comp has created two tiers with different projected savings levels for each industry group
- CareWorks Comp group retrospective programs have returned $335 million in premium refunds
CareWorks Comp’s comprehensive unemployment compensation program delivers unique, customized solutions to help employers reduce and control their unemployment taxes
Robert Nicoll, Program Manager
p. 800.837.3200, ext. 58595
START SAVING NOW!
For a no-cost, no-obligation analysis of your potential savings, please complete our online “Temporary Authorization to Review Information Form” at: www.careworks.com/groupratingapplication/minerva.
Consumers National Bank is a long-standing member of the Minerva Area Chamber of Commerce. The networking and community outreach opportunities are invaluable, and we have formed many valuable relationships through our association with the Chamber. We believe, as part of the business community, it is our obligation to partner with the Chamber to support the growth and development of existing and future businesses in Minerva.
The relationships that Loudon Motors Ford is able to create with other members of the Chamber are very valuable to Loudon Motors as well as to the other businesses and the Chamber itself. The Chamber adds publicity to events and helps us to drive in business that we may not gain if not for them. In October of 2015 we were able to partner with another Chamber member for the first of what we hope are many more Classic Car Shows!
Get More Visibility with a Sustaining Membership
Become a Sustaining Member of the Minerva Area Chamber of Commerce and you will receive more visibility and promotion in our chamber newsletter, the chamber website directory, the community, and many other outlets.