It's already April! The buds are on the trees and spring is really in the air!

March was full of activities.  The 2018 Community Guide has been sent to print! You will be seeing it soon! AWiN had a successful Wellness Fair on March 13 at The Howard Hanna Community Room  and we had our March luncheon at The Aurora Inn sponsored by Howard Hanna. Alex Gertsburg from The Gertsburg Law Firm spoke to us on "How to Stay out of Court". Committee meetings, Board meetings and meetings with affiliated groups made for a busy month!

Aurora is a beautiful place to be in the spring. Everything gets green again, baseball has started, flowers are blooming and the Chamber is full of activities! Make sure you check out the events on our website-


The website will help you find Aurora Chamber and Visitor Bureau Events, member events and things to do in Aurora and the CLE.

Now that we can get outside again, make sure you check out some of the lovely parks and green-space in Aurora. Since you can't stay outside forever, plan on attending the 3Chamber Luncheon on April 11 at The Bertram, the New Member Breakfast at Art 'n Spirits on April 19, a Multi Chamber After Hours in Cuyahoga Falls on April 24 or The Portage Development Board's" Locate, Stay & Grow "at The NEW Center on April 26.

The May calendar is filling up fast!! Don't forget to check out the website!

The Aurora Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau is here for you! Let us know what we can do for you and your business!

Let's make things happen! 
   

Chamber News & Events

3Chamber April Networking Luncheon
Treating Addiction as a Chronic Disease

Renee Klaric is the Program Manager for University Hospitals  Addiction Services. She is a Licensed Professional Clinical  Counselor, Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency  Counselor and a Clinical Supervisor.
 
She has spent most of her career improving the services that patients receive in diverse healthcare settings both as a practitioner and a business person. Her experience in program creation, development and implementation has brought her to this opportunity with UH to offer a new and much needed modern perspective of treating  addiction as a chronic disease.
   
 
New Member Breakfast
Calling all Chamber New Member Businesses/New Employees

If you joined the Aurora Chamber of Commerce within the past 12 months, or  if you are a new employee of an existing Member Company, you are invited to attend our New Member Breakfast. 

Come join us for coffee and pastries to meet other new  members, our Board of Directors plus City Officials and learn about our Chamber and the resources available to you.

The event is FREE.  Registration is required.
 
 

MultiChamber Business After Hours
15 Chambers of Commerce Mixer


 
 
AWiN After Hours
LET'S PAINT!

An artist will guide you step by step  to create your own masterpiece  while you are enjoying a beverage of your choice!

Complimentary soft drinks and snacks.
Wine available for purchase only.
 
$30.00 / guest
Seating is limited
Reserve your space today!
 

 
Golf Outing Logo
2018 Aurora Business & Community Golf Outing
It's Time to PAR-TEE!!

It's time: we're getting ready to come out swinging!  

Join us for a day of great food, great relationship building, and great golf at the beautiful and challenging Boulder Creek Golf Club.

Portions of this business and community event benefits the Aurora Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Fund.

You don't want to miss this!!

Registration:
8:30- 9:15am
Shotgun: 9:30am
 
$125/golfer Includes:
Greens Fee
Cart Fee
Lunch & Steak Dinner
Beverages
Gift Bag
One Mulligan per Foursome
Hole-in-One Contest
Closest to Pin Prize
and
1st, 2nd and 3rd
Place Prizes!
 
 
2018 Aurora Community Guide 
Check it Out!!
Check out the 2018 Aurora Community Guide!  As part of your member benefits, current active members are listed by category for FREE.  Printed copies will arrive soon.   Any member business that would like copies to display and distribute, please contact 
the chamber office 330-562-3355.
Embrace Aurora!

Welcome Newcomers to the Neighborhood
and Introduce Them to Your Business!

The popularity of the Embrace Aurora program is really incredible. We now have new residents coming into the office to ask when their Embrace Aurora delivery can be expected. They are hearing from their new neighbors that this is just the type of thing that makes Aurora such a special place to live, work, and play! Thank you to all who participating, especially our volunteers.

Our last list of property transfers included 185 addresses. 185! We are growing!  There is no better way to reach new residents than an invitation to your business through Embrace Aurora.   

What better way to inform new residents about what is available to them when settling into their new hometown?
 
PREPARE ITEMS NOW FOR OUR NEXT DELIVERY in SPRING 2018!

Participation is easy and FREE to Chamber members!  Non Members are welcome to join in for a nominal fee. 


Member News & Events



The attorneys of Gertsburg Law have a comprehensive understanding of the countless legal issues facing businesses on a daily basis. In order to share our knowledge with the community, we publish weekly blog articles that explain and elaborate on issues relevant to business owners. Here are some of the articles available on our blog this month:

It is hard to know where to start when you sit down to talk with your aging parents about their plans or prepare for a visit to the attorney. GLF's Meg Pauken has years of experience supporting families through the process and has used this experience to create an Elder Planning Checklist that can help guide your conversation. These conversations can feel awkward, but they are critical. We are here to assist you as you plan for the future, for your parents or yourself. Read more and download the checklist by visiting our blog.

13 Essential Employment Contract Provisions
There are as many types of employment agreements as there are industries. A machinist, a college professor, and a non-profit director will all have unique contracts specific to their vocation. But there are universal provisions off of which each unique contract is built. Things like scope of work, compensation, term and termination are indispensable in any employment agreement because they come into play ten times out of ten. Other provisions like non-competition, works for hire, and confidentiality are protective measures. Still others act as incentives for valuable employees. In this blog, we discuss each type of essential employment contract provision that you should include when hiring.

When, Where, and How to Conduct Employee Workplace Searches
Company searches of employee space and property are sometimes necessary to preserve safety, workplace confidentiality, and other important company policies. Employers often wonder what is fair game for a search if they suspect something is amiss, or if they want to be proactive about policy enforcement. The answer is, inevitably, "it depends." Employers can better protect themselves from claims of violations of privacy with knowledge of a few factors for determining the proper scope of a search, as well as the correct procedures for carrying one out.

To learn more about the services of Gertsburg Law, call us today at 440-571-7777 or complete our contact form. From our Chagrin Falls office, we proudly provide legal services for businesses of all sizes.

Information & Resources

Drive It Yourself TourSeptember Business After Hours


  

CLICK TO REGISTER
 
Build Relationships - 
Join A Committee! 

Our volunteer-led committees are at 
the very heart of our success!

Contact the Chamber office for more information about how you can get involved!

Awards  
Build the Chamber scholarship fund - award scholarships - promote and select person & business of the year: we do it all!
 
AWIN - Aurora Women in Networking
This engaged and engaging group provides support and encouragement to each other and our membership through discussion and targeted events. 

Business Advocacy  
The BAC connects us to business-related issues in local and regional government.  

ProBusiness/Tourism 

Supports member businesses through events and activities that get the word out about YOU.

Membership
New member? Veteran member? Potential member? This group is looking out for ways to enhance your member benefits. 
Deals, Discounts and Specials!

MEMBER TO MEMBER DEALS !

Do you have a deal exclusive to chamber members?  We have just the place to advertise them. 
Login to your chamber member account and add your member to member deal.  Reach hundreds to fellow members eager to see what you've got to offer!


   
City of Aurora
Stay informed!
City meetings are open to the public.
Agendas and minutes are made available 
to all who request them.
For schedules of City Council and other City Committee meetings, please visit:
Anthem NOACC                
Now you can get cost savings on your health insurance benefits usually reserved for larger companies.  How?  You get the purchasing power of the group insurance market through your chamber of commerce membership. www.NOACC.org
  
Think Chamber
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BWC News
Private employers: Prospective billing transition effective July 1. Watch video & sign up for seminar/webinar Click Here.
For BWC eNews   Click Here.
Western Reserve Safety Council
For the latest news and event information Click Here
 
Portage County Safety Council
Stay up to date on news and events by visiting www.portagesafetycouncil.com.
 
COSE
COSE connects small businesses with resources and expert advice they need to grow! www.cose.org 

Portage Development Board
Check out their new website!
www.portagedevbd.org
  
Mental Health & Recovery Board of Portage County
Mental health and addiction recovery information: 330.673.1756

2018 Board of Directors

President
Jennifer Stanley
First National Bank

Vice President
Laura Radcliff
Edward Jones
 
Secretary
Vicky Rovder
Excalibur Collision

Treasurer
Doug Wieder
Mill Distributors, Inc.

Karen Adams
Don Joseph Toyota

Diane Barben

Kyle Hersh
Aurora Farms Premium Outlets

Tracey Nagy
Skala Insurance Agency

Alan Shorr
Reitz, Paul & Shorr

Sue Tinlin
The Tinlin Team -
Platinum Real Estate

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Liaison
Pat Ciccantelli

Liaison
Denny Kovach/Harold Hatridge
Aurora City Council 
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Executive Director
Karen Bosley
director@allaboutaurora.com

Aurora Community  Guide

 CLICK HERE  to view entire guide.

If you need more Community guides, please contact us and we will deliver! 

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Howard Hanna



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Community News & Events

NOMINATE!

Aurora Chamber of Commerce -
Person of the Year & Business of the Year

Aurora Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau is accepting nominations for Person and Business of the Year 2018. If you know of an individual or business, organization, or agency that strives to make Aurora a better place to work, live, and raise our families, contact us at 330-562-3355 or director@allaboutaurora.com. Online nomination forms can also be found at www.allaboutaurora.com.

The deadline for nominations is September 7, 2018. Nominees do not need to be members of the chamber of commerce. Both awards will be presented at the Chamber Holiday Party & Awards Ceremony to be held December 7 at The Atrium at Anna Maria. The public is invited to attend this annual celebration!

 
 
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