Serving the communities of Willoughby, Eastlake, Kirtland, Wickliffe,
Willowick, Willoughby Hills, Lakeline, and Timberlake
Thank you to our Premier Sponsor
WELCOME TO OUR
NEW CHAMBER MEMBERS
NOVEMBER MEMBERSHIP LUNCHEON
"Top HR Issues You Need to Know"
NEW ON THE CHAMBER BLOG:
HOW TO PRIORITIZE NETWORKING
The number one reason that businesses and business owners join the chamber of commerce is to NETWORK. Yet, so many people struggle to find the time.

One of our networking all stars, Bill Snow, owner at Rad Air Complete Car Care & Tire Centers - Wickliffe , shares his tips on how to prioritize networking in your busy schedule.
DON'T MISS OUT!
The Annual Turkey Bowl is SOLD OUT.
There are still a few ways that you can promote your business at this event....
Promote your business at the Turkey Bowl!
  • Attend the event for only $10 and enjoy dinner stations, a free drink, and lots of great networking (click to register)
  • Gain visibility for your business by donating a gift basket that will be seen by 250+ event attendees!
Advertise your business before and during our Holiday Mixer!
A sponsorship of $150 includes:
  • Your logo on all event marketing materials (up to 5 emails prior to event)
  • Contact list of the holiday mixer event attendees
  • Two tickets to the event
  • Dedicated table at the event to display your marketing materials to event attendees
PLUS, your choice of one:
  • Boosted video post on the chamber Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram accounts
  • Email blast to the chamber to promote your business

INTRODUCING OUR NEW "SPOTLIGHT ON.... SERIES"
Each month, we will introduce you to one of our dedicated board members who support our thriving business community. Learn more about the personal and professional lives of the people who lead the Willoughby Western Lake County Chamber of Commerce.
What gets you out of bed in the morning?
Another opportunity to meet new people and to spend time with my lovely wife. The opportunity to grow professionally. Every day is a new learning experience. Every day above ground is a great day.

What three words would you use to describe your role?
Principle. Agent. Adviser.

What is your guilty pleasure?
Craft beer, good red wine, and dark chocolate.
       
What do you like most about your job?
Variety – no two minutes are the same. Every single day is different.

What are your biggest professional challenges?
Employees – there is trouble finding them. Right now, I’m looking for producers. I want people that want to make money and want to work and put the time in to be successful.
SAVE THE DATE!
Sponsorship opportunities are now available for one of
our biggest events of the year. Don't miss out!
Limited sponsorship opportunities are available for this event.
Market your business to 200+ event attendees
for one of our best events of the year!
DO YOU LOVE TO PARTY?
Join the Annual Awards Planning Committee!
Help the chamber kick off 2019 with a fantastic program. We are looking for creative, organized, and FUN chamber members! Join us today!

Please contact Suzanne Brittain at the chamber office if you are interested!
HOME & LIFESTYLE EXPO
March 2, 2019
* * NEW THIS YEAR * * ONE DAY AT THE MALL **
Reserve your sponsorship today!
The 2019 EXPO will be held at Great Lakes Mall on Saturday, March 2, 2019.
Click below to see all of the sponsorship packages available to give YOUR business visibility to potential customers!
UPCOMING RIBBON CUTTING
Join us for the highly anticipated opening of Tapestry Wickliffe Assisted Living and Memory Care.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018
4:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Ribbon Cutting at 5:30 p.m.

RSVP by November 12, 2018 to Emily Thornton at Tapestry by phone
(440-865-4072) or email: emily.thornton@tapestrysenior.com.

JOIN THE CHAMBER'S SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE
Are you passionate about improving opportunities for workforce development in Willoughby and Western Lake County?
Bring your ideas, talent, and energy to our Scholarship Committee. Quarterly meetings take place to support businesses and workforce development in Lake County.

To learn more, contact:
Jim Levine, EDP Chairman,
Owner, Express Employment Professionals
P: 440-571-5185
Are You Looking At Health Care Options?
Use Your Chamber Discount!
Check out TheBenefitsGuide.com now!
TheBenefitsGuide.com is a handy guide to navigating health care. With informative articles written in easy-to-understand language, TheBenefitsGuide.com gives you access to a wealth of useful information. You’ll find information on regulatory updates, ideas for managing costs, and articles about keeping your workplace healthy. Content is updated regularly, so you’ll find the latest, greatest information on health care trends and topics.
There can also:
·       Sign up for a monthly newsletter
·       Request a free insurance quote from Anthem
·       Request the Trends in Health Benefits 2018 report, a helpful annual report that lays out what's happening in health insurance and gives you a comprehensive view of what today's employers offer and health trends that could affect your bottom line
·       And more!
Check out TheBenefitsGuide.com now.
Great Benefit To Use During The Holiday Season!
FedEx recently announced that for the second year in a row, it will not apply additional residential surcharges during the holiday season, except for shipments that are oversized, unauthorized or necessitate additional handling. Residential shipments sent with other carriers could incur an additional surcharge during peak days in November and December.

This is good news for NOACC members who expect a significant amount of e-commerce orders over the 2018 holiday season. As a free member benefit, NOACC members have access to exclusive discounts with FedEx. Between the savings through the NOACC Chamber Shipping Program , and avoiding a peak surcharge on residential shipments, members have a clear advantage this holiday season.

If you’re not currently taking advantage of this free member benefit, enroll today . For more information, call PartnerShip at 800-599-2902 or email sales@PartnerShip.com .
The Ohio Chamber Research Foundation is conducting our quarterly economic survey of business leaders in Ohio, called the Prosperity Pulse .

And we need your help! The mission of the foundation is to provide non-partisan, educational resources on public policy issues that impact Ohio’s economy, job creation, and long-term competitiveness. In order to provide such resources, we need to understand the current conditions and future expectations of business in Ohio related to economic conditions, workforce development, regulations and taxes.

This survey will help the Ohio Chamber of Commerce to better serve Ohio businesses. Please click on the button below to take the brief survey.
LOVE IS IN THE AIR!
Congratulations to two of our chamber members who tied the knot on Saturday, September 29, 2018 in Toledo, Ohio.

Amy Gladieux, Two Men & A Truck, and Tim O'Brien, Lake County Captains, met while both working for the Captains in 2015. In fact, there is even an article written about them on the Minor League Baseball website! Click here to view article.

We wish Amy & Tim a lifetime of love and happiness!
CONSTANT CONTACT - A CHAMBER BENEFIT
Why do I love using Constant Contact?
I create our monthly newsletters in Constant Contact.
This platform has tons of templates to help you create effective marketing campaigns year round.

Here's the best part of using this program - once I launch an email campaign, I can log in to review valuable data.
I can review:
-How many people opened my email
-What percentage of people viewed my email on a mobile device vs. desktop
-What people clicked on
I use this data to drive future decisions for my marketing.

Also, Constant Contact will send you monthly marketing plans.
If you are as busy as we are, you know how valuable it can be to have your marketing plan created for you.

If you want to learn more about using this for your business, click on the button below!
FAMILY FUN FEST
and the
BEAR OF KINDNESS CAMPAIGN
Chamber members WINT Radio , Kirtland Rehabilitation and Care , and Pat O'Brien Chevrolet have come together to present the Bear of Kindness Campaign. This program collects new teddy bears and stuffed animals for first responders. In times of crisis - fire, domestic violence, and accidents - it can be incredibly calming to provide a child with a furry stuffed friend to hug.

Details for this special event are below:
Date: Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Kirtland Rehabilitation Center
9685 Chillicothe Road

Activities include a free petting zoo, appetizers, refreshments, and music from 101.5FM.
LOOKING FOR BUSINESS PROPERTY
IN LAKE COUNTY?
All Treats -- No Tricks!
Energy savings can be sweet,
but make sure you avoid these common tricks!
Don't fall for these tricks....
• Rebates – Although it sounds nice to get a rebate check at the end of an energy agreement, we have found that most times customers are paying two to three times the market rate for their electricity or natural gas.
• Introductory Offers – Have you ever thought, “This offer is too good to be true!”? Before signing up, make sure that offer lasts more than a few months. Then check to see if that low rate is going to cover you in the months you are using the most of that utility, otherwise you could wind up overpaying on a monthly variable rate that kicks in after the term of the initial offer comes to an end.
• Early Termination Fees – If you’re already in a contract, you will want to determine what your termination fees will be to move to a new offer. Sometimes it makes more sense to wait or to book a price that starts at the end of your current contract to avoid penalties.

Snatch these treats through your chamber's energy program!
(no costume required)
Savings – Our low fixed rates, offered exclusively to Chamber members, help reduce your budget and are there when you need them most.
• Protection – We do our research and stay up to date to help you make the best decision for your business or home.
• Ongoing Support – We manage your contracts and let you know when your renewal is coming up so that you never move to a variable rate and erode your savings.

We are on your side. To get a quote today, simply email the most recent copy of your electric or natural gas bill to chamberenergy@ceateam.com.  
KIDZBIZ UPCOMING EVENTS
MONTHLY MEETING:
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
from 8:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
at Busy Bees Pottery & Art Studio located in the Great Lakes Mall.
LAKE COUNTY SAFETY COUNCIL NEWS
Meeting Date:         Friday, November 16, 2018
Topic: Foot Heath and Foot Safety in the Workplace
REGISTRATION:    www.lakecountysafetycouncil.org
THANK YOU to all our chamber members who have renewed their membership for 2019!
4800 E. 345th Street
7851 Reynolds Rd LLC.
A-1 Mr. Limo
Alesci's of Shoregate
Barrio
Bescast, Inc.
BOMA Greater Cleveland
Bond, Sippola, DeJoy & Company
Brice Brokerage, Inc.
Brickman Bros. Funeral Home
Bryan & Suns Heating & Air Conditioning
Center For Dental Health
Center for Pastoral Leadership
City of Eastlake
City of Kirtland
City of Willowick
Cortest Inc.
Crossroads
Custom Cleaning & Maintenance
D S M Industries, Inc.
D&S Automotive Collision and Restyling
Dino's Catering
Domenick Electric Sewer Cleaning Company Donald E. Lewis
Eagle Advertising
Eaton Family Credit Union
EFFtechnologies, LLC
ENPAC, LLC
Ericson Manufacturing
EZshred, LLC
Fine Arts Association
Fiorelli's Grand Sweep, Inc.
First Federal Lakewood
Frank's Rainmakers, Inc.
Frank & Tony's Place
Freshlys
GearTec Inc.
Gold Leaf Capital Management, Inc.
Hoernig Heating & Air Conditioning Inc.
Hupp Tax Service
Interlake Stamping of Ohio, Inc.
Ivy Batos DMD Inc.
J.R. Sbrocco Plumbing Inc.
K-J Fasteners Inc.
Klemenc Construction Company, Inc.
Kucera International Inc
Lake-Geauga Habitat For Humanity
Lake County Council On Aging
Lake Metroparks
Lakeland Community College
Leikin Motor Companies
Marous Brothers Construction Inc.
Marriott Courtyard Willoughby
Martinet Recchia, Inc.
Meister Media Worldwide Inc.
Middlefield Banking Company, The
Mike Gisondo's Auto Service
Monreal Funeral Home
MR. CHICKEN
North Coast Solutions, Inc.
Northeastern Refrigeration Corp.
Oakridge Landscaping Inc.
Ohio Broach & Machine Company
Panini's Bar and Grill
Patrician Party Center
Pickands Mather Lake Services
Professional Electric Products Company
Quality CNC Machining Inc.
Reeves Plumbing and Heating Co.
Ruple Holdings LLC
Sievers Company Inc.
Slabe Machine Products Co.
St. Noel Banquet Center
Stanley Steemer
Steven DiFranco Jewelers
Swagelok Precision Machining, Inc.
TDA Architecture
Two Men and a Truck
United Machine & Tool, Inc.
United Way of Lake County
Vintage & Auto Rebuilds Inc.
Visia Marketing
Visiting Angels of NE Ohio
Wick Willo Professional Building
Wild Goose, The
Willoughby-Eastlake City Schools
Willoughby Area Welcome Center
Willoughby Eagles #2300
Willoughby Iron & Waste Materials, LLC WorkPlace Media, Inc.
ZG Properties, LLC