March 2019

By: Chamber President/CEO
Joe Kleinknecht

If you’re currently a member of the chamber, give us a call and we can explain our “Natural Gas Program which is handled through Alternative Energy Source” to you.

We have partnered with Alternative Energy Source for over 10 years and our members enjoy the peace of mind of being in a managed program that is backed by the local Chamber of Commerce.

You too, can end the stress of trying to figure out which programs are legitimate and which aren’t.

We recently reduced one of our new members annual gas bill by nearly $3,000 by enrolling with Alternative Energy and cancelling the current program they are in.

All we need is two copies (front & back) of your recent gas bills and we can get you a free quote.

If you’re not currently a chamber member, check us out, not only for the potential for savings on your natural gas account, but also the many other money saving benefits we have. We can save you much more than your annual membership dues investment.

Last year we saved our members over $700,000 through our member benefits programs. 

Please contact us for details at 419-468-7737.

Heart of Ohio Magazine, PO Box 77064, Cleveland, Ohio 44194-7064

First United Church of Christ, 248 Harding Way W., Galion, Ohio 44833

Sara Beegle Child Care Center, 727 Harding Way E., Galion, Ohio 44833, 419-468-2363
The Chamber held a ribbon cutting at chamber member, Cross Carpet & Custom Floors, on February 14th. They are located at 302 N Seltzer Street in Crestline. Stop by and check out deals and welcome them to the Crestline business community!
Stay up to date with upcoming Chamber events!
Click on the event below to be taken to our events page on our website for specific event details and more information as it becomes available.
Would you like more information on becoming an event sponsor for the Route 30 Business Expo? Or would you like information on how to become an exhibitor? Contact Miranda via email or call the Chamber office 419-468-7737

We still have a few seats left for the upcoming OSHA 30-Hour General Industry class to be held at the Chamber Conference Room on March 18th, 19th, 25th, 26th and 27th. Call Miranda Jones at the chamber at 419-468-7737 or email as soon as possible to reserve your seat!
Chamber Board of Directors Monthly Spotlight
Crestline Harley-Helfrich VFW Post 2920; celebrates 75 years. The post began operation on February 20, 1944. 
Longstreth Memorials: Sean Longstreth was recently re-elected as District 5 Trustee for the Monument Builders of North America. Longstreth represented Ohio, Michigan, Mexico, and countries outside of North America during a Feb. 8 event at America's Center in St. Louis, Missouri. Monument Builders of North America is governed by a Board of Trustees representing 10 district. Trustee positions for even-numbered districts are up for election in even-numbered years and odd-numbered districts are up for election in odd-numbered years.
C rawford Success Center: First "Arts for Success" Raises Scholarship Funds. The event took place at the Crawford Success Center (CSC), a satellite of North Central State College. The Crawford County centric evening showcased the work of area artists and is benefiting the Crawford Success Center students through scholarships. Full article HERE
Do you have an anniversary, new associate or employee, sign, or business update? Contact Joe or Miranda at the Chamber Office, 419-468-7737 or email  so we can add your business to the Member Spotlight in our next Newsletter.

Do you have an business or company newsletter? Contact Joe or Miranda at the Chamber Office, 419-468-7737 or email   so we can add your business newsletter to our newsletter next month or quarter.
Who is Your CareWorks Comp Claims Examiner? 
CareWorks Comp has a team of professional associates who can help you manage your workers’ compensation program. One of the most important team members is your Claims Examiner. Located in our Dublin, Ohio, office, our Claims Examiners are there to help our clients navigate the entire BWC claims process. Consider your Claims Examiner as your day-to-day contact for claims management. Your claims examiner can answer questions such as: Should you certify a claim? What is the Additional Allowance that the injured worker is asking for? What is the Industrial Commission Hearing about for an upcoming hearing? How will a Lump Sum Settlement affect a claim and your EMR rating? Should you request an Independent Medical Exam on a claim? Your Claims Examiner can help you with every aspect of managing a claim. If you do not know who your Claims Examiner is call the CareWorks Comp office at (800)837-3200.
Galion City Council