Hello 2017! 
 Here's to new beginnings, and another successful year of working together. 

Thank you for allowing us to make your business our business. We are here for you, and we appreciate you. 

Please pay special attention to the following events below: active registration links are included.

Now let's get busy...there is much to do!

Sincerely,
  Laura  
Laura Holman
Executive Director, Aurora Chamber of Commerce 


Chamber News & Events

2016 Holiday Party & Awards Presentation

Thank you to all who attended our 2016 Holiday Party and Awards Presentation! 

Our sincere thanks to all the wonderful volunteers and businesses that made this event a success.

A special thank you to the following businesses for their donation to our silent auction and wine pull.

Abigail's
Aurora Farms Premium Outlets
Aurora High School Bookstore
Aurora Inn
Aurora School of Music
Avenue at Aurora
Cedar Point
Country Owl Florist
Dave Joyce Office
Essential Zen Yoga
Excalibur Collision
Gordman's
Graphics by Design
Harry & David
Hickory River Smokehouse
Howard Hanna
Independence Village
James W. Tomko Optometry
Lantern of Chagrin Valley
Mantua Grain & Feed
Mario's Spa
Mazzulo's
Mill Distributors, Inc.
Snap Fitness
TCP
The Atrium at Anna Maria
The Bertram Inn & Conference Center
ThornCreek Winery & Gardens
The Tinlin Team - Platinum Real Estate
The Travel Connection
4th and Goal
Shaun Kinley Art Studio
Lake Erie Monsters
Cleveland Cavaliers

WINE PULL DONORS:
Andersen Aurora Manufacturing
Aurora Farms Premium Outlets
Edward Jones - Laura Radcliff
First National Bank
Mad Jack's Grill & Pub
The Atrium at Anna Maria
ThornCreek Winery & Gardens
The Tinlin Team - Platinum Real Estate

 
3Chamber Women's Expo
Explore the Possibilities!

Don't miss this exciting marketing opportunity.
 
Booths will feature goods and services for women, including:
salons/beauty consultants, fitness centers, health practitioners, clothing boutiques, travel agencies, financial services and charitable organizations...and you!

 

Sign up NOW!!


 
 
January Networking Luncheon
Members can bring a potential member for FREE

Join us as we discuss what we've done in 2016 and where we're going in 2017.  We look forward to hearing your feedback.

The new year provides a natural time to reflect on where we've been and also project into the future.

Did we reach last year's goals?

What opportunities does the new year offer to help us further succeed this year?

The Aurora Chamber of Commerce welcomes the opportunity to work with you to answer these questions as we embark on the adventure of this new year together.


Current members: Share the benefits of Chamber of Commerce membership: 

Bring a Potential Member, and THEIR LUNCH IS FREE!
Please register yourself as usual, then select the 'potential member' payment option when registering your guest.

THANK YOU for spreading the word about all the Aurora Chamber of Commerce has to offer!


Please bring 25 business cards with you , as a mini speed networking session will be part of the luncheon activities!
 
 
City of Aurora
February Networking Luncheon
State of the City

A new day is dawning in Aurora!

Please join us as we hear from Mayor Ann Womer Benjamin and Superintendent of Aurora City Schools Pat Ciccantelli. Both speakers are deeply committed to protecting and promoting the strengths of Aurora.

Come prepared to learn how these city leaders are dealing with issues relevant to your business and our community.

Do not wait to register for this important Chamber event!

 
 
2017 Community and Events Guide
Advertising Opportunities Available

It's that time of the year to reach new customers and retain old ones for 2017!  Reserve your advertising spot in the Community Guide. 

Deadline for ads & listings is Feb 5th: Don't delay!
 
This valuable advertising tool includes a listing
of Community Events for 2017.
 
A minimum of 11,000 will be printed and distributed
to Aurora area residents, visitors and regional tourism agencies.

Remember, every member business is listed in the Guide by category, including website and telephone number. This not only extends your reach, but creates a double-use as a Membership Directory! 
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!
 
 
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 come 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 current list of property transfers included 185 addresses. 185! This is from May - August 2016. 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 movers about what is available to them when settling into their new homes?
 
We have prepared this round of deliveries: to be involved in our next round this spring, register below. We will send follow-up information.
 
Participation is easy and FREE to Chamber members!  Non Members are welcome to join in as well for a nominal fee.
September 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 government.  

ProBusiness/Tourism 

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

Member Services 
New member? Veteran member? Potential member? This group is looking out for ways to enhance your member benefits. 

Member News & Events

To Register
CLICK HERE  or call (330) 297-3470


Reduce Your Energy Usage and Your Operating Expenses

COSE has teamed with FirstEnergy's Ohio Utilities to provide member businesses with an exclusive energy savings opportunity. The first step is a comprehensive assessment of how your facility uses power; gas, electric, even steam. The best part? There's no out of pocket expense! Read what Craig Wallace, CEO of PACE Engineering, Inc., learned from his energy audit with the COSE Energy Advisors.
 
"Every firm looks to lower their operating costs.  Pace Engineering took advantage of the energy audit that COSE offered.  Energy accounts for 4% of our costs from process gas and electricity used in our manufacturing to general uses heat and lighting. Most people view energy costs as fixed.  The energy audit identified a number of projects that when implemented will reduce our energy costs more than 9%.   We were surprised because five years ago, we spent more than $250,000 on energy efficiency projects.  From the COSE audit, we learned where our energy is consumed and have uncovered even more savings than were identified in the audit." - Craig Wallace, CEO PACE Engineering, Inc.

 
 
Save the Date!

2017 GCP Internship Summit
 
Please mark your calendar and save the date for our 2017 Internship Summit on Thursday, February 9, 2017 from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Embassy Suites, 5800 Rockside Woods Blvd., North in Inde pendence. We'll provide more details soon.
 
The 2016 event, which included the launch of GCP's Internship Central initiative, was attended by about 250 educators and business community representatives.

 
 

Information & Resources

City of Aurora
Stay informed!
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
THE NORTHERN OHIO AREA CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE GIVE MEMBERS GROUP BUYING POWER AND ENCOURAGE BUYING LOCAL.


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
2017 Board of Directors

President
Jennifer Stanley
First National Bank

Past President
Lisa Kusner-Hovanec

Vice Presidenet
Laura Radcliff
Edward Jones
 
Treasurer
Dan Mormile
Andersen Aurora Manufacturing

Karen Adams
Don Joseph Toyota

Diane Barben
The Atrium at Anna Maria

Michelle Harman
Harman Home Designs

Ing Kiland
Metis Construction

Jim Kraus
City of Aurora

Vicky Rovder
Excalibur Collision

Alan Shorr
Reitz, Paul & Shorr

Sue Tinlin
The Tinlin Team -
Platinum Real Estate

Doug Wieder
Mill Distributors, Inc.
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Liaison
Pat Ciccantelli

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

Aurora Community  and Events Guide

 CLICK HERE  to view entire guide.

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

Platinum Sponsor

Howard Hanna


Gold Sponsors
Harman Home Designs

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