Aurora Chamber of Commerce Newsletter

The mission of the Aurora Chamber of Commerce is to facilitate the growth of Aurora area businesses, promote tourism, and invest in programs that enhance
and enrich the community.
February 2020

Groundhog Day, Valentine’s Day, President Day, MY BIRTHDAY
AND… we are in a Leap Year !

I think I say this every year- February is my favorite month! Halfway to spring. I know we will get more snow but soon the buds will be on the trees and the flowers will start blooming!

Did you know that it has been 10 years since the last census? Yep! 2020 is a Census Year. Did you know that $33 billion comes to OH based on census data? And of that, $13 million comes to Portage County? It is so important to complete the census and this year there are many ways to complete it. You will be able to respond online, by phone or by mail. Beginning March 12, 2020, you will begin to receive weekly invitations to complete the census through mid-April. If you haven’t responded by the end of May, be prepared for a Census Taker to knock on your door! AND…The 2020 Census is HIRING. Part time or full time at $16.00 an hour plus mileage!!! Interested? Go to

Lots of planning for 2020 is happening! Aurora’s Favorite Things is back this fall! Our Golf Outing will be in August and the Fall Festival & Business Showcase on October 3 rd. Plus our monthly luncheons, 3Chamber luncheons, After Hour’s Events and morning events. Keep checking for updates or feel free to call us at the office at 330-562-3355.

Have you registered for the 2020 State of the City luncheon? It will be held on February 12 th at the Bertram Inn & Conference Center. Mayor Ann Womer Benjamin and Superintendent Pat Ciccantelli will be updating us on our city and schools.

Designer Purse Bingo is on February 27 th at Mario’s. This event is being sponsored by AWiN and we hope to make it an annual event. Don’t get shut out! Registration is limited.

Thorncreek Winery & Gardens will be hosting our 2 nd After Hours Event of 2020 on February 20 th. Our first 2020 After Hours was held on January 28 th at The Cabin and we had 17 people that got to see the beautifully decorated restaurant and enjoy some delicious appetizers!

2020 will be a busy year! Come to our events! They are a great way to network and grow your business. Remember that anyone from your business/organization can attend chamber events. Hope to see you there! 


United States Census 2020 News
5 Easy Things
Cleveland Smile Center
Elevation Dance Studio
Michelle Fedoroff-Forest Mothers
Four Corner Promotions
Lisa K. Hovanec
Key Bank

National Pump and Process, Inc
Ol'Chefskis BBQ
Pulte Homes of Ohio
Lori Scarsella-Howard Hanna
The Shredeasy
Three Key Studio
White Flower Home, LLC

Upcoming Meetings and Chamber Events:
Ohio Means Jobs will be hosting a Career Connections Expo On May 8. to students looking to connect with and explore career options. Here is additional information on the Expo.
Did you know that The United States Census 2020 is looking for people to fill positions for the 2020 Census? Pass this information to anyone who is looking for employment.
Looking for more networking opportunities? Check out our monthly calendar of events happening locally
2020 Executive Board of Directors:

Laura Radcliff
Edward Jones Investments

Vice President
Kyle Hersh
Aurora Farms Premium Outlets

Doug Wieder
Mill Distributors

Tracey Nagy
Nationwide Insurance

2020 Board Members:

Diane Barben
Aurora Historical Society

David Benjamin
Law Office of David M. Benjamin

Greg Davis
Liberty Ford Aurora

Stacie Riffert
Empowered Leadership

Brooke Rosselot
Mazzulo's Fresh Market

Vicky Rovder
Excaliber Collision

Mary Strimple
Howard Hanna

Evan Webster
Anna Maria of Aurora

Aurora Chamber of Commerce
Karen Bosley,Executive Director