Chamber News & Events

4Chamber Party on the Patio
HoneyBaked Ham Co. & Café - Streetsboro

Let's get together!  Join us for this 4 Chamber after hours and meet some old and new friends.

Complimentary appetizers and cash bar available.  FREE for chamber members.  Registration required.  Deadline to register is Friday, August 4th.

We hope to see you there!

Click Here to Register (Link will take you away from Aurora chamber's website)
 
Connected Women Succeed: EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION AVAILABLE ONLY UNTIL AUGUST 15TH
Professional and Personal Development Event

The 3rd in the  "Women Succeed" series, this professional and personal development event event is presented by Aurora Women in Networking, a committee of Aurora Chamber of Comerce, and Red Key Network, a networking organization for women who live, work, or do business in Geauga County.

This full day seminar will feature keynote and breakout speakers and include breakfast, lunch, networking opportunities, and more!

SPONSORSHIPS available now!


Early Bird Registration OPEN NOW!

Early bird rates apply only until August 15th, 2017: do not delay!

Save by registering online now at the event website: 


Uniting, Joining, and Linking Woman for Success


 
 
Party on the Patio - Business After Hours
Mattress Warehouse

 

Join us at recently opened Mattress Warehouse for complimentary appetizers and the chance to win a Dream Vacation!

FREE for chamber members and their guests.
Bring someone who should learn more!
 


LOOK! Our Party on the Patio season will wrap up with a final wonderful event from 5-7pm on Tuesday,  SEPTEMBER 19th at Aurora Inn - Hotel & Event Center 
UH Portage Medical Center presents

Addiction Symposium:  The Impacts, Interventions and Resources

THURSDAY, August 17 | 7:30 A.M. - 9 A.M.
 
UH Portage Medical Arts Building, Room 150
6847 N Chestnut Street, Ravenna, Ohio 44266

UH Portage Medical Center invites you to participate in a symposium about the impacts of opioids, and the interventions and resources available to those ready to take the first steps to managing the chronic disease of addiction.
The symposium will convene experts from addiction recovery, emergency services, primary care and pain medicine to discuss the impact of opioids in our community, new medical treatments, and interventions to help reduce the harms associated with opioid use.

7:30 A.M. - Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 A.M. - Panel discussion starts, which includes a question-and-answer session

Participating Chambers:


 
 
August 3Chamber Networking Luncheon
Congressman Dave Joyce

Topic:  "Washington D.C. Update"

An update on what is happening in Washington and the potential effects on your business.


Pre-paid reservations required by Friday, August 25, 2017
$25 per Member and Guest
$35 per Non-member
Limited seating is available.
A $5 late fee will be charged for any late registrations if seating is available.


Thank you to our sponsor:




 
Aurora's
Fall Festival & Business Showcase
Register Today!

The City of Aurora and the Aurora Chamber of Commerce are joining together to present the

2017 Aurora's Fall Festival & Business Showcase 

Don't miss your chance to be part of the excitement!
  Reserve your booth today!


Representatives from businesses, schools, city departments, clubs, and organizations are invited to share information, literature, giveaways, and product samples at this community-wide event.

Businesses are also encouraged to donate enticing prizes: guests are treated to two complimentary raffle tickets upon arrival, and more can be purchased to benefit the Chamber's Scholarship Fund! We will draw for prizes throughout the event. 

Opportunities will include: 
Tickets for prize raffles
Trick-or-treat booths
Concessions
Hay rides
Fall Crafts
Entertainment 
Costume Parade
...and more!
 
SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE!

 

Thank you to our current sponsors:

Title Sponsor:

The Atrium at Anna Maria

Aurora Farms Premium Outlets

 

Partnering Sponsor:

Aurora Manor Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation

 

Supporting Sponsor:

Howard Hanna


 
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! 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?
 
SUMMER DELIVERY IS HAPPENING NOW -- PREPARE ITEMS NOW FOR OUR NEXT DELIVERY!

Participation is easy and FREE to Chamber members!  Non Members are welcome to join in as well for a nominal fee.
NOMINATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED
Person of the Year/Business of the Year
  CLICK HERE to nominate a Person of the Year.
CLICK HERE to nominate a Business of the Year.


Vist cose.org/salesacademy to learn more and register.


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:
 
Save the Date: Statues of Limitations for Common Business Matters in Ohio
When you own and operate a business in Ohio, you need to ensure not only your clients but also your employees, your partners and (if applicable) your shareholders that your operations are above-board at all times. There may come a time, however, when one of those entities wishes to bring a claim or lawsuit against another and if that happens, there are myriad laws and regulations each party must follow in order to reach a successful resolution.

Travis Kalanick's Fall from Grace is a Warning to Business Owners Everywhere
In February 2017, a woman named Susan Fowler published a blog post about her time at Uber, the ride sharing company. Her story was about sexual harassment, and to say it made waves is an understatement: it started a veritable online tsunami. This blog discusses the necessary steps to ensure that we are creating a community and a brand that works for everyone.

What Will Takata's Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Filing Mean for your Dealership?
Unless you are a firm believer in ignoring industry news, you know Takata. Their exploding airbags have been in the news for the last decade (and inside knowledge of the flaw has been known for almost twice that time), and two monumental settlements were made this year: Takata agreed to pay $1 billion in fines and compensation, and four major auto manufacturers put aside a little more than half that for customers who suffered economic losses as a result of the defect. But on Sunday, June 25, 2017, Takata filed for bankruptcy in both Japan and the U.S.

What to Include in an Effective Employee Handbook
So you have started a business and things are going great. You are turning a profit, the buzz about your business is fantastic, and you have been able to hire new employees. Now you suddenly realize you probably need a Human Resources director, and to develop an employee handbook. What's next?

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.
COSE
August Happenings
 

Social Media: Don't be Sales-y. Be Show-and-Tells-y
Marketing success on social media comes down to being able to find your business' story, and telling that story as non-sales-y as you can. Annie Pryatel of AMP Brand Studios explains


What I Learned from the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program
Learn firsthand from a graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program about how the lessons he learned from the program helped him grow his business.

 

 

 


19 Things You Need to Know About Finding and Keeping Talented Workers
Tracking down star employees (and then holding onto these workers) can be a tough task for small businesses.
Here are 19 ways to find the talent you need and ensure these superstar employees stick around.
 

Information & Resources

Drive It Yourself TourSeptember Business After Hours


  

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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.

Member Services 
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
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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
  
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BWC News
Private employers: Prospective billing transition effective July 1. Watch video & sign up for seminar/webinar Click Here.
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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

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

Secretary
Vicky Rovder
Excalibur Collision

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

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

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Howard Hanna



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