Serving the communities of Willoughby, Eastlake, Kirtland, Wickliffe,
Willowick, Willoughby Hills, Lakeline, and Timberlake
Thank you to our Premier Sponsors
Sol Willoughby
38257 Glenn Avenue
Willoughby, OH 44094

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

$25 for Members
$30 for Non-Members
Thank you to our lunch sponsor!
JUNE RIBBON CUTTINGS
CHAGRIN RIVER DINER
Thursday, June 14, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
4099 Erie Street in Willoughby

Welcome the newest addition to the downtown Willoughby restaurant scene!

THE BEAUTY BAR
Saturday, June 16, 2018
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
1265 East 305th Street in Willowick

Join us to welcome this stylish studio to the communit!

WHAT are Hot Deals and Member to Member Discounts?
As part of your chamber membership , you can market your business services and products to other members and consumers by providing a special "deal" on the chamber website. "Hot Deals" can be viewed and used by the general public. "Member to Member Discounts" can only be viewed by fellow chamber members.
You can use one or both. We encourage using both for maximum exposure!

WHERE are Hot Deals and Discounts located?

Contact the chamber office at 440-942-1632 or dswan@wwlcchamber.com if you need assistance.
THANK YOU TO OUR 2018 SPONSORS!
O ur annual golf outing would not be possible without
the support of so many local businesses.
PLATINUM SPONSOR
Gold Sponsor
Hole In One Sponsor

All chamber members are invited to join us for dinner!
Your dinner ticket includes a buffet and the opportunity to network with 144 local business professionals. Purchase your ticket before June 12.
Small Business Optimism Reaches Record High
Small business sentiment rose for the fifth consecutive quarter as the MetLife & U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Index climbed to 68.7. The rise comes amid the strongest local economic outlook in the history of the survey, a firmer hiring environment, and a stronger backdrop for investing that left nearly two out of every three small business owners feeling optimistic about their company and the small business environment in the United States.

News From Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation
BWC BOARD APPROVES $1.5 BILLION REBATE TO OHIO EMPLOYERS

For the fourth time in recent years, the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) is providing more than $1.5 billion back to Ohio’s private and public employers in the form of a rebate. Combined with nearly 40 percent in average rate cuts and $4 million in previous rebates and credits, this rebate means BWC will have returned more than $8 billion to Ohio’s economy. This latest rebate will be the largest in 20 years.

The proposal, introduced in late April, was approved by the BWC board of directors yesterday and includes a one-time rebated of $1.5 billion for private employers and public taxing districts. In most instances, the individual employer’s rebate will equal 85 percent of the premiums paid for the policy year ending June 30, 2017.

Now that it has been approved, checks may go out as early as July for most employers, including Group Rating participants, and this fall for those employers participating in Group Retrospective Rating. The BWC has cited strong investment returns, prudent fiscal management and declining claims as the primary reasons for the rebate.


ECONOMIC CENSUS DUE JUNE 12, 2018
Response to the Economic Census is due on June 12, 2018 and is required by law. The data businesses provide is compiled into official statistics that are available for companies to use for planning and decision making. Click here to submit your information today!
Promoting Lake County Careers in Manufacturing Creates Growth For All
SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE!

Thursday, October 4, 2018
Mentor High School
8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Are you interested in promoting your business to a large group of manufacturers in Lake County?

The 7th Annual Think Manufacturing EXPO shows teachers and students the rewarding opportunities available in manufacturing within Lake County.
Hosted By:
FREE WEBINARS FOR YOUR BUSINESS
Presented By:
June 2018 Webinar Series for 
Workers' and Unemployment Compensation

As a client of CompManagement, please join us for the following free workers' compensation and unemployment compensation webinars to be held in June.

WORKERS' COMPENSATION   
Workers' Compensation 101: An Introduction to Ohio's Workers' Compensation System
10:00 am - 11:00 am (est/edt)
This session has been certified by the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) for 1-hour of the 2-hour safety training requirement for group and group retrospective-rated employers. To be eligible for the BWC safety training requirement credit, the attendee must remain in the session for at least 75% of the total session time.  
UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION
Unemployment Hearing Process
10:00 am - 11:00 am (est/edt)
JOB OPPORTUNITIES
OPEN HOUSE : Martinet Recchia is looking to add staff to help move us into a new public accounting arena that offers real work/home life balance. Our goal is to maintain our high quality service, but still get everyone home for dinner

So who are we looking for?
  • Those looking for flexibility and working only 16-24 hours a week. Qualifications include bookkeepers or someone who has closed books for a company
  • Permanent seasonal – those who want to work full time from February to May. Qualifications include experience preparing tax returns
  • Full-time accountants - individuals with at least 1 – 2 years of experience

RSVP to Michelle at 440.942.3900 or mholmes@martinetcpa.com .
If they are unable to attend, please contact our office to schedule a time to meet by calling Michelle.
API Pattern Works is looking for Wax Pattern Dressers and Wax Pattern Injectors. No experience is necessary and the job offers casual attire. Starting hourly is $10 - $11 per hour. 

Please contact Katy Baden with any questions at 440-269-1766 or katy@apolloproductsinc.com.
The Chamber of Commerce is looking for a responsible high school student, college student, or retired person to do some light gardening for two hours every couple of weeks throughout the summer at our office in downtown Willoughby. The wage is $9.00 per hour. Please contact the chamber office at 440942-1632.
FUEL & KIDZBIZ JUNE EVENTS
JUNE NETWORKING EVENT:
BUSINESS AFTER HOURS
June 21, 5:30 - 8:00 pm
MONTHLY MEETING:
"Building A Team For Any Size Business"
Wednesday, June 6
Classic Park (Home of the Lake County Captains)
LAKE COUNTY SAFETY COUNCIL NEWS
Meeting Date:          Friday, June 15, 2018
REGISTRATION:     www.lakecountysafetycouncil.org   

Marketing Your Business in Cleveland Magazine
Market your business in Cleveland Magazine's Community Publication for Western Lake County!

This glossy magazine reaches over 280,000 readers who have the disposable income to spend with your business. This publication will appear in the September issue of Cleveland Magazine. Promote your products and services to a local and regional audience of affluent and active customers.
What if someone told you Lake and Geauga counties
have an untapped resource for talent?
Baby Boomers, representing over 40% of the population, approximately 60% of whom are working outside of their counties, have or will be retiring within the next few years. Finding a connection to their communities is important; however, currently there is no mechanism to engage them to use their life experiences and passion to solve problems in their communities.Come to enjoy some ice cream, hear former Congressman Dennis Eckart provide background and then provide your perspective on how to engage the Boomer population.

We all want to be architects of our future, don’t we?

VOLUNTEER AT THE 2018 ARTSFEST
SPONSOR A LUNCHEON
Present your business and brand to the Chamber community at a monthly luncheon. For $250, you receive the following with your sponsorship:
  • A company logo with a link to your website in the newsletter, e-blasts, and social media posts
  • A reserved table for display items (bring your pamphlets, swag items, business cards
  • Two minutes of speaking time to share information about your business in front of the audience
  • Two complimentary meals at the luncheon
Summer Sidewalk Sponsorship
The sun is finally shining and people are enjoying the downtown Willoughby district.
Market your business to locals and visitors for the entire summer season (June - September)
for only $75!