Holiday Party 2015

January Chamber Meeting
Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 11:30 am
COTC - Pataskala Campus
8660 E Broad St
Reynoldsburg, OH  43068

        More details to come!

Serving Southwest Licking County

Mission Statement
To represent Southwest Licking businesses and promote economic growth while providing meaningful investor benefits.



In This Issue

Board of Directors

President - Mark Schillig
Vice President - Laura Edelblute
Treasurer - Debbie Kohman
Secretary - Brian Elder
Past President - Nathan Willison

Board Members
Rob Platte
Amanda Erwine
Lisa Evenson
Dana Moore
Michael Saldivar 

Luncheon Spotlight Speaker

As a Chamber Member, you are eligible to be a luncheon spotlight speaker once a year.  This gives you 3-5 minutes to introduce your business, what service or   product you provide and any events that you may have going on.  If you are interested, please email or call the office at
or 740-964-6100.  


Click here for more information on the Proud Member Logo Program for your website.

Chamber Tip of the Month

Did you know that the Chamber gives referrals? When a potential customer calls and asks for a reputable company to do business with, the Chamber recommends its members!


Business After Hours

Would you be interested in hosting and/or sponsoring a Business After Hours Event with the Chamber?  If so, call 740-964-6100 or email


Don't Forget: Being a Member Has Benefits 

As a member of the Pataskala Chamber you may be eligible for special pricing through Anthem Insurance. Click on the ad below for a FREE quote!



Diane Grove
Administrative Assistant

Pataskala Area Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 132
350 South Main St
Pataskala, Ohio 43062

Remember, it's always good to do business,

with another business in the Chamber!


Membership Packages
It's time to renew your chamber dues for 2016!  We are excited to share with you all the new tools that the chamber has to offer to help promote your business.  Most of these tools can be accessed from the website in your MIC (Member Information Center).  By now you should have received an email with a link to log-in to MIC.  If you haven't, please contact the chamber office. 

Some of the things that you can do in MIC:  Update your company profile, enter an event, post a press release, pay your dues, track your ad views and post a hot deal or a job opening.  These are just a few of the things that you can do from MIC.  Log-in to find out more!

Please email the chamber with your choice of membership packages shown below.  We will then email you an invoice for payment.

Basic Membership: $125.00 
Website Listing: Company info, Website link, Directions, Hours, Facebook link, About us with contact info

Enhanced Marketing Membership: $200.00 
Enhanced marketing $75 annually + $125 membership = $200 ANNUALLY
Priority Placement over Basic listings, Logo/Image next to listing, 200 character description under company name on Search Results, Website link above phone number on Search Results, Expanded description of 1600 characters (standard 200), Bulleted highlights, Additional website links , Slideshow of additional photos or video is available for SEO integrated Chamber sites.

Bronze Level Membership: $425.00 
5 sponsors per category available, Specific category banner in membership business directory and all functions of enhanced level (example - your category only = lodging or restaurant, etc.) Priority placement in business directory, Recognized as chamber website sponsor, Banner ad tracking

Silver Level Membership: $625.00 
Specific category banner ads - select your primary and will rotate through others as available. Examples: Business Directory, Events page, in the news page. Select other available ads as available, Map pin upgrade with additional text, web link, photos, All items included in Enhanced listing, 5 primary spots available for each category

Gold Level Membership: $1,025.00 
Top banner advertisement which is shown on all pages, All other available banner ads as available, Map pin upgrade with additional text, web link, photos, All items included in Enhanced listing, 4 opportunities available

In order to better serve you, please tell us the number of employees that you currently employ along with your choice of membership package.

Chamber Happenings

Board of Directors Election

The results of the election are below:

President - Laura Edelblute - Licking Memorial
Vice President - Brian Elder - Park National
Secretary - Rob Platte - Etna Twp.
Treasurer - Amanda Erwine - State Farm

Directors -  Michael Saldivar - Pataskala Grace
                 Catherine Baird - All Ohio Title
                 Terrie McDonald - Mr. Appliance

Holiday Party

There were 44 Chamber members, Rotarians and their guests in attendance at the party last Thursday evening.  Between the silent auction and the 50/50 raffle the group was able to raise $1050.00 to donate to Pataskala LEADS.  They also donated a large trunk load of toys to the West Licking Joint Fire District's Annual Toy Drive.  A big thank you to all who donated gift baskets for the auction, made bids and donated toys!


If you would like to offer a Member-to-Member Deal to chamber members please contact the chamber office.  We will make sure to get it listed on the website! 

Now is a great time to think about your health insurance needs. 

Open enrollment runs November 1, 2015 through January 31, 2016.
Open enrollment is when it's easiest to sign up for individual health insurance. There are fewer restrictions now than at other times of the year. If you already have health insurance, you can renew or make changes to your plan during open enrollment.
You can also get health coverage through the health insurance marketplace (also known as the exchange), which gives you another way to compare and buy health insurance. Depending on your income, you may ev en be eligible for a government subsidy (a tax credit) to help you pay for a plan on the marketplace.
All plans in the marketplace are run by health insurance companies and have a core set of benefits called essential health benefits. These benefits include things like emergency room care, hospital stays, maternity and newborn care, prescription drugs and preventive care.
Coverage is important.
Without health insurance, if you get sick or have an accident, you'd face unexpected bills that could put a strain on your budget - and put your savings a
t risk. Health insurance protects you from the big medical bills that often come with accidents and illnesses.
Besides saving you money, health care coverage also gives you:
  • Plenty of choices when it comes to doctors. You'll pay less for covered in-network health care, even before you meet your deductible.
  • Freedom from paying a tax penalty, if you don't have coverage. 
  • Free preventive care, like cancer screenings, flu shots, routine vaccines and yearly checkups.
  • Access to afforda ble care. People with moderate and low incomes may be eligible for tax credits to offset the cost of premiums and out-of-pocket expenses. 
  • Peace of mind knowing your finances won't be in jeopardy if something unexpected were to happen.
Don't miss this year's open enrollment period.
If you're thinking about health care coverage for 2016, you can compare plans and rates during open enrollment from now through January 31. It's
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