March 23, 2022
Connecting YOUR Business to OUR Communities
Join Us For Our After-Hours Networking Event at Piccolo
Our first after-hours networking event of the year is officially here. Join us in enjoying appetizers and spirits as we start our evening with good people.

MACC will be providing one drink ticket to each member attending and Piccolo will be providing appetizers.
5 Restaurant and Retail Trends for Success for 2022
In like a lion, out like a lamb, and the first quarter of the year is an ideal time to plan goals and projects for the months ahead that will help you take your business to the next level. A great way to step up is by following industry trends. If you’re in the retail or restaurant business, here are the top trends to keep an eye on so you can succeed throughout 2022:
  1. Livestreaming the shopping experience
  2. Partnering up through collabs and popups
  3. Leveling up digital interactions
  4. Prioritizing shipping, pic-up, or delivery logistics
  5. Boosting social media game

Need help applying these trends to your business or finding the right payments processor to navigate the year ahead? CLICK HERE to get more information!  Call, Text, or Email: 216-215-7547,
Content from Pelwasha Faquiyan/ EVP, US Bank Payment Solutions & Global Airlines and Lisa Heller/ Sr. Relationship Manager, BancCard of America Inc.
Electricity & Gas Rates
Continue To Increase.
Ensure You Are Protected.

We are all seeing rising costs at the local gas pump, in our grocery stores, and on our utility bills. As you may be aware, natural gas and electricity rates have increased substantially and with the recent Russian invasion of Ukraine, the United States may need to export additional natural gas to Europe that could cause prices to rise even further.
We are concerned for our members and want to do everything in our power to help mitigate these costs. Our member benefit, the Chamber Energy Program, assists members with lowering their electric and natural gas costs every day and we are providing no-cost, no-obligation bill reviews. We will review your current rates, help you understand if you are on the standard utility rate, in a government aggregation program, or are in a supply agreement and provide recommendations that could protect your bottom line.
It is important to us that our members are educated about their current situation so they can have peace of mind that they are in a good place. Here are some examples of bills we reviewed so far:
  • Members with a supplier that went from a fixed price to an extremely high variable rate
  • Business owners that have already secured a competitive rate
  • Restaurants paying more than they should for sales tax on their natural gas bills
  • Tax exempt churches and nonprofits paying sales tax on their natural gas bills
  • Members that locked in a long term supply agreement at above market rates
I encourage you not to wait. Please take a few minutes and send in a copy of your recent electric and natural gas bills to Allow us to review your utility bills and provide options that may protect you from rising utility costs.
Financial Planning Course Available to Ohio Businesses
Beginning March 31, Ohio small business owners may participate in a seven-session virtual course in financial management that will give participants the tools and confidence needed to manage their businesses by the numbers.

The program is called Profit Mastery, and it provides independent business owners financial perspective and tools to take advantage of opportunities and deal with challenges.

Participants will attend seven virtual sessions and will have access to the Profit Mastery online video curriculum. Any business that has been open at least one year and is interested in exploring new opportunities to increase profitability and manage cash flow during the coronavirus pandemic should attend.

The cost for the course normally is $895, but the Ohio Small Business Development Centers have worked with Profit Mastery so that 400 Ohio businesses will be able to participate at no cost. This is the fifth time the SBDCs have offered the course, and each time, the class has been filled.

For more information, contact the Ohio SBDC at To register, click here. The deadline to apply is now noon March 25.
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