Who's busy??  I know you're busy, and I'm thrilled to see it. Here's to 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. 

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

Laura Holman
Executive Director, Aurora Chamber of Commerce 

Chamber News & Events

2016 Holiday Party & Awards Presentation

We are looking forward to seeing you Friday, December 9th for our annual holiday party celebrating another successful year and welcoming in new opportunities. 

We will once again present our awards:
Person of the Year - Bruce Harris


Business of the Year - Mad Jack's Grill & Pub!

In celebration of our honorees, we will collect monetary and non-perishable food items on behalf of Food2Share. All donations will be used to provide food for those in need within our own community. Contact the office (reply to this email is fine) to donate before or after the event.

This year's event is hosted and sponsored by The Atrium at Anna Maria, and guests will enjoy heavy hors d'oeuvres, soft drinks, and entertainment by Johnny Live.  $25 per person includes all that and (2) drink tickets. A cash bar will also be offered for beer and wine.  

All are welcome to this community celebration! What a wonderful way to celebrate the holiday season with your family, friends, and co-workers.

The Awards Committee will present a Wine Pull and Silent Auction to benefit the Scholarship Fund at the event. 

In 2016, four Aurora High School students each received a $1500 scholarship.  We thank you for your continued support and welcome any bottles of wine/auction item you can provide.

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!!

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!


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

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!

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.  


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

COSE Small Business Resource

The Aurora Chamber of Commerce, COSE, and the Greater Cleveland Partnership work together to provide you with enhanced support and extended opportunities to grow and develop your business.  Together, we are now able to offer a monthly newsletter to share important updates on business initiatives in Cleveland and the surrounding areas, educational and networking opportunities, and various business resources available in the community.  This information will give you an exclusive insight on the latest business developments across Northeast Ohio.

Attention NOPEC customers - don't feel neglected. Here's what you need to know about recent changes to your electricity contract.

If you are not already with our Electric Choice Program, and in NOPEC's aggregation, did you know your current NOPEC rate will now expire December 31st? NOPEC's supplier, FirstEnergy Solutions has canceled its contract with NOPEC.
The current offer expires at the end of December, which means if you do not select another electric generation supplier your account will be returned to your utility's standard service offer at the beginning of the year, which could be a higher price and variable.
You are free to return to standard service; however, we hope you will take advantage of the recent NOPEC changes and make the switch to COSE's long-standing Energy Choice Program.
In partnership with OnDemand Energy, COSE is pleased to offer its members an extremely attractive fixed rate from Public Power. You now have the choice to leverage COSE's Energy Choice Program with Public Power for a 12-month fixed rate of .0566.  Enroll today at http://www.ppandu.com/NOPEC.
If you have an immediate question or concern regarding your electric contract that you have with NOPEC, please contact the power behind the COSE Choice Energy Program, OnDemand Energy at (855) 267-3688 Frequently Asked Questions as it relates to your service and contract.
We look forward to providing you more options than anywhere else and providing a no-cost consultative review of your bills.  For general questions, please feel free the COSE Energy Team at (216) 592-2205.
Enroll today at http://www.ppandu.com/NOPEC and receive a free savings kit that can save your business more than $3,000 in energy savings. 
Nicole Stika
Vice President, Energy Services

Jean Makesh: Rethinking Alzheimer's Care Through Technology and Design -
CEO of The Lantern memory care and assisted living facilities

The word "Svayus" means "life full of vigor." That's the kind of life Makesh is trying to create for the people with Alzheimer's who come to his facilities for care. As the CEO of The Lantern, with three locations in Ohio, Makesh is using an inventive combination of therapies, design thinking and technology to create what he calls a Svayus approach to memory care: "a time capsule designed to cue and retrieve memories to enable our clients to live a life that is cheerful, brimming with happiness and vigor." His approach includes designing facilities that remind residents of their childhood.

"Aging begins the day we are born and ends the day we depart. Aging is an evolutionary process that nourishes and expands our prosperity through knowledge and lifelong experiences. Embracing, cherishing, celebrating and respecting aging should be our culture and our way of life. Aging should be revered!"
Home Matters

Here's the latest monthly homeownership newsletter. If you or anyone you know have questions about home loans please feel free to contact Dennis anytime.
Dennis Loughry
Direct: 330-777-2009
PrimeLending Home Matters Newsletter

Information & Resources

City of Aurora
Stay informed!
Breakfast with Santa at Doogan's of Aurora. December 3rd and 10th with seatings at 9am or 11am. Adults are $13, children 12 and under are $6. Tickets will be sold only in person at Aurora Parks and Rec Department. 129 W. Pioneer Trail.
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

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
Name: December Program: Integrating Safety and Wellness
Date: December 7, 2016
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM EST
Location:  Mustard Seed Market & Cafe (second floor)
6025 Kruse Drive
Solon, OH  44139

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 connects small businesses with resources and expert advice they need to grow! www.cose.org 

Portage Development Board
Check out their new website!
Board of Directors
Lisa Kusner-Hovanec

Vice President
Jennifer Stanley
First National Bank

Dan Mormile
Andersen Aurora Manufacturing
S ecretary
Laura Radcliff
Edward Jones
Diane Barben
The Atrium at Anna Maria

Dottie Dupuy
Howard Hanna

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.
Pat Ciccantelli

Denny Kovach 
Aurora City Council 
Executive Director
Laura Holman 

Aurora Community  and Events Guide

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

Platinum Sponsor

Howard Hanna

Gold Sponsors
Harman Home Designs