February 2024

Happy Valentine's Day.

Don't miss AI and Your Business on February 15, 11:30 to 12:45 p.m., at Morley Library in Painesville. Presenting sponsor: Maple Health DPC. Participate in live demonstrations of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and learn how it can really work for you and your business. AI is here and it's expanding! Learn about this technology in a friendly, fun and non-threatening way. Yes, AI can actually be FUN! REGISTER TODAY.


If you use the chamber's bulk mail permit - a benefit available to chamber members - please call the chamber! There are changes from the United States Postal Service affecting bulk mail permits. The changes are effective February 1, 2024. To learn more about using the chamber's bulk mail permit, you can also call the chamber for more information - 440-357-7572.

Kelly Donahue
Executive Director
Ribbon Cuttings!

Join the Celebration

AI and Your Business

Speakers are John Paganini, Crew Tracker Software, and Mark Tennant, AI for Business. Learn about how AI can be a tool to help you and your business, all in an informative and non-judgmental format. $20/person includes lunch. REGISTER HERE.
Networking, education, and fun events for your team and clients
We have it for you in 2024!

2/15 AI and Your Business - 11:45am
3/7 Networking Power Hour - 8:30am
3/14 Community Reps Update - 8:30am
3/26 3-chamber Networking Power Hour 8:30am
4/4 Networking Power Hour - 8:30am
4/11 3-chamber After Hours - 5:00pm
4/18 Leadership Connection Forum w/Kelly Keefe - 4 pm
4/23 Succession Planning & Your Business - 11:30am
5/2 Networking Power Hour - 8:30am
5/7 3-chamber program - Pat Perry - 8:30am
5/14 Impact of Legalized Gambling in the Workplace - 11:30am
5/21 Networking Power Hour - Chardon 8:30am
5/29 Women in Business - 5:00pm
6/6 Networking Power Hour - 8:30am
6/12 Becoming an Inclusive Workplace - 11:30am
6/17 3-chamber After Hours - 5:00pm
7/11 Networking Power Hour - 8:30am
7/25 Chamber 301 - 11:30am
8/1 Networking Power Hour - 8:30am
8/2 Golf Outing Fowler's Mill - 9:00am
9/4 3-chamber After Hours - 5:00pm
9/5 Networking Power Hour - 8:30am
9/24 Candidates & Issues - 8:30am
10/3 Networking Power Hour - 8:30am
10/3 THINK Manufacturing Expo
10/29 Spooktacular Family Feud - 5:30pm
11/7 Networking Power Hour - 8:30am
11/19 Networking Power Hour - Chardon 8:30am
12/5 Networking Power Hour - 8:30am
12/5 Holiday Mixer
12/10 General membership meeting - 11:30am

2024 Directory
& Buyer's Guide is HERE!
Copies available at the chamber office.

Nearly 140 people celebrated Global Real Estate Advisors and the Painesville Railroad Museum at the Annual Meeting & Awards event on January 25. More photos on the chamber's website.
Community Reps Update

Just in! Neil Stein and Elyse Pitkin from Lake County Visitor's Bureau will give an update on the final preparations and events set to mark the total solar eclipse on April 8 and its path of totality through Lake County. REGISTER.
Helping Members

Calling all chamber member non-profits. Do you have Volunteer opportunities?
Add them to the new Volunteer tab on the chamber website. Tell us about the volunteers you need and the chamber will help you get the word out! Contact Tom M. at [email protected] to share your opportunities.
Take a Closer Look at Your Chamber Benefits
Save Significantly on Your Workers’ Compensation Premium

Did you know that many alternative discounts are available to help reduce your annual Ohio workers’ compensation costs? Through the Eastern Lake County Chamber workers’ compensation program, your organization can significantly reduce your workers’ compensation costs through a variety of alternative rating programs. Our program, administered by Sedgwick, offers you quality service and stability through the complex workers’ compensation environment.
For over 50 years, Sedgwick has been helping employers navigate Ohio’s workers’ compensation system, providing services to help them control claim-related costs and reduce premiums. Our team includes the experienced colleagues from CompManagement and CareWorks Comp. The two companies merged and are now Sedgwick. Together, we serve nearly 65,000 Ohio employers including organizations of all sizes operating in various industries across the state. Group rating programs administered by Sedgwick have produced over $4 billion in savings since group rating was introduced in 1991, and their group retrospective programs have returned over $630 million in premium refunds since the program began in 2009.
If your organization is not yet participating in this member benefit, and you would like to receive a free, no-obligation analysis from Sedgwick, email Barbara Lessman, [email protected]

Chamber Energy Program
Chambers of Commerce throughout Ohio have come together to offer a self-funded medical plan for small employers with 50 or fewer employees. It's called the SOCA Benefit Plan (MEWA). Learn more here.

Or member businesses can explore potential savings with the Anthem Group Health Insurance - Chamber Saver Program. Check out full range of health insurance plans with cost savings usually reserved for larger companies.

Contact the chamber for more information.

Market Your Business
With Us in 2024

EMAIL BLASTS - Your products, services or events shared with more than 1,400 email recipients in the chamber's database. Simply provide your flyer image and/or text and the chamber will format, schedule and send the eblast. Cost is just $75.
WEBSITE ADS - Starting at just $100, your logo with a link to your website can appear at the top of one of the chamber's most- viewed pages - like Events. Other website ad options are available.

Contact the chamber to learn more about cost-effective marketing opportunities.
Our 2024 Partners
Platinum Sponsor
Gold Sponsors
Silver Sponsors
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Eastern Lake County Chamber of Commerce
Kelly Donahue/Executive Director