March 2024

Spring is coming!

Don't miss the 2024 Community Representatives Update on March 14, 8:30 to 10 a.m., at Jordan Creek Park, Environmental Learning Center, in Concord Township. Thank you to sponsors: Maple Health DPC, City of Painesville, and Dworken & Bernstein LPA. Discover the latest information straight from elected officials about what's brewing in your neighborhood! From exciting projects to upcoming events, we've got the inside track on what's in store for 2024. Plus, get ready for an extra treat this year. Learn all about the highly anticipated total solar eclipse happening on April 8th, right in our backyard! Get insider tips and guidelines from Neil Stein and Remarkable Lake County. REGISTER TODAY.

Spring means golf is gaining top-of-mind status! We have an early-bird special underway all this month. Save the date now for the chamber's August 2 golf outing, presented by Griffin Technology Group and JCI Contractors, at Fowler's Mill Golf Course in Chesterland. Details in the flyer, below.


If you use the chamber's bulk mail permit - a benefit available to chamber members - please call the chamber! The United States Postal Service made changes affecting bulk mail permits that went into effect 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.

And Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Kelly Donahue
Executive Director
Networking Power Hour
March 7

Join us on March 7, 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., at Painesville United Methodist Church for Networking Power Hour as we learn more about the community outreach provided by PUMC. Come with business cards and share a 30-second commercial about your business or organization. Please bring a non-perishable food item. Free to chamber members. REGISTER.
Community Reps Update
March 14
Besides hearing about the many projects planned in the chamber's 11-community footprint, learn about the final preparations and events set to mark the total solar eclipse on April 8 with Neil Stein and Elyse Pitkin from Lake County Visitor's Bureau. Catering deadline is March 11!
Click the graphic below for the April calendar and find eclipse events hosted by chamber members.
2024 Golf Outing

After-Hours Leadership Connection Forum, presented by Sedgwick,
April 18, 4-6 p.m. More information about sponsorships HERE.

Succession Planning and
Your Business
April 23
Meet our 25-year
chamber members!

Joining in 1999:

Thank you for your longstanding commitment to the chamber and to our community.

Networking, education, and events for your team and customers.
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
9/17"Glow" Mini-Golf - 6:30pm
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.

Check out this video honoring the chamber's 2024 Business of the Year - Global Real Estate Advisors. And this video recognizing the 2024 Beacon Award winner - Painesville Railroad Museum. The videos were created by Perry High School students!

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 Mitchell 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
Learn more about LED lighting and the many energy-saving solutions offered by this chamber partner.
The Chamber Energy & Sustainability Program offers a wide array of energy-saving solutions, one of our most popular being LED lighting. Check out a video, below, to learn about the benefits of upgrading. 
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.

2024 Partners

Platinum Sponsor
Gold Sponsors
Silver Sponsors
Build Your Own Sponsorships
Eastern Lake County Chamber of Commerce
Kelly Donahue/Executive Director