Serving the communities of Willoughby, Eastlake, Kirtland, Wickliffe,
Willowick, Willoughby Hills, Lakeline, and Timberlake
Thank you to our Premier Sponsor
OCTOBER MORNING NETWORKING
OCTOBER MANUFACTURING LUNCHEON
Our October Membership Luncheon will feature three panelists:
Bill Swan , Training and Development Specialist at Swagelok
Darel Taylor , Engineering Manager at Jergens
Janet Morse , Machine Division Senior Manufacturing Engineer at Lincoln Electric
Four Points by Sheraton Cleveland - Eastlake
35000 Curtis Blvd.
Eastlake, OH 44095
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

$25 for Members
$30 for Non-Members
Thank you to our event sponsors!
DON'T MISS OUT!
Only a few lanes remain for the 2018 Turkey Bowl.
This event is the perfect company outing to celebrate a great year and do some networking with fellow local business professionals. Reserve your spot ASAP!
Saturday, November 10, 2018
3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Wickliffe Lanes

The annual Turkey Bowl is one of the most fun and festive events of the year. Save the date and stay tuned for sponsorship opportunities and the chance to sign up!
HOME & LIFESTYLE EXPO 2019
Reserve your sponsorship today!
** NEW THIS YEAR - ONE DAY AT THE MALL! **
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!
WELCOME TO OUR
NEW CHAMBER MEMBERS
UPCOMING RIBBON CUTTING
The Kirtlander Party Center
Wednesday, October 17th, 2018
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Join us for an evening at the freshly renovated Kirtlander Party Center! The owners, Jason & Shannon, invite you to tour the venue and sample complimentary hors d'oeuvres from the Chef. Complimentary wine and beer will also be available to celebrate!

The Kirtlander Party Center
9270 Chillicothe Road
Kirtland, OH
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!
NOMINATE A BUSINESS, OWNER, OR LEADER FOR THE 2019 ANNUAL AWARDS!
Would you like to recognize a business or leader in the chamber community?

Take this opportunity to submit a nomination for the awards for the Annual Luncheon being held in January 2019.
FedEx Partners with Willoughby Western Lake County
Our chamber members have a clear advantage
this 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 .

IS THAT A DOG
ON THE JOB?
Business owners, do you know the differences between a mere pet, an emotional support animal, and an assistance or service animal and the legal rights owners of each animal may or may not have in places of public accommodation?
FALL TASTING AFTER HOURS OCT. 11, 2018
Hosted by our friends at D&S Automotive
Complete with giveaways, free food and drinks (yes, that includes beer and wine!), and some laid-back networking, you’ll want to mark this event in your calendar today!

Top Reasons to Attend:
  1. Network with great people from local businesses and chambers
  2. FREE food and drinks

October 11, 2018 from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
7588 Tyler Blvd., Mentor, OH 44060
BETTER EMAIL MARKETING FOR YOUR BUSINESS
WITH A SPECIAL MEMBERS ONLY DISCOUNT!
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!
10 TIPS FOR COMPANIES IN
ENFORCING NON-COMPETES
By: Robert S. Gilmore and Kristen B. Mooney, Kohrman Jackson & Krantz LLP
To protect their business interests and decrease the risk of future litigation, employers regularly enter into non-compete agreements with employees to limit the employee’s ability to work for a competitive employer. These restrictive covenants are often included in employment agreements but may also be found in a variety of other agreements, including stock option agreements, deferred compensation agreements, and bonus plans. An employee may also be required to sign the agreement upon his or her departure as part of a separation agreement.

This article summarizes 10 tips that both the “Former Employer” (the company seeking to enforce its non-compete) and the “New Employer” (the company that hires the employee with the non-compete) should be aware of regarding non-compete agreements. 


It takes over 35,000 people to ensure things run smoothly on Election Day and we’re calling on you to enlist. Anyone can become a poll worker, and in doing so, secure themselves a front seat to democracy in action.
In addition to serving their community, those who sign up will also be compensated for their time. They will earn around $100 for their service on Election Day and will also be paid for attending a training session.

For more information on making your business a partner, or to sign up to be a poll worker, visit  www.DayforDemocracy.com   .  
LAKE METROPARKS FALL 2018 ACTIVITY GUIDE
Archery, hiking, yoga, and much more to celebrate autumn!
October 2018 Webinar Series for 
Workers' and Unemployment Compensation
As a client of CompManagement, please join us for the following free workers' compensation and unemployment compensation webinars to be held in October.
WORERS' COMPENSATION
Understanding your Rate Calculation and the Factors that Drive your Premium

October 16 from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (EST)

October 25 from 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EST)

UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION
Employer Law Update

October 18 from 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (EST)

For questions related to a Workers' Compensation webinar, please email  seminarrsvp@sedgwickcms.com . For questions related to an Unemployment Compensation webinar, email us at  ucwebinars@sedgwickcms.com . You may also contact us by phone at (800) 825-6755, extension 65751 for questions related to any of these courses.
High Seasonal Utility Bills?
Don't miss out on great savings opportunities by
comparing apples to oranges!
A fixed rate can help protect you long term! 

When you receive your electric or natural gas supply from your utility or are with a supplier but out of contract, you are paying a variable rate that changes from month to month. Fixed rate offers sometimes cannot compete in the short term, depending upon market conditions and time of year. However, fixed rates can help customers budget properly and save money when it counts the most - when they are using the most! 
If you are currently seeing low natural gas rates on your bills, that’s likely because demand is low, therefore rates have dropped. Most customers use natural gas for heating and see their bill increase because usage increases while the rate also increases in the winter months. 

Similarly, you may have noticed your summer electric bills jump in price. This is because rates typically follow demand. While you are running your air conditioning and your usage is going up, so is your rate! 

Although fixed prices can’t be guaranteed to beat the utilities’ rates every month, they continue to protect customers from costly seasonal swings.  

For more information, or to obtain a fixed quote for your business, simply visit ceateam.com/chamber or email chamberenergy@ceateam.com
13th ANNUAL BE FIT FOR LIFE WELLNESS CHALLENGE
Join To Battle Other Local Teams!
The Be Fit For Life Wellness Challenge is a team challenge involving Lake Health and other local teams. We will be facing off with a variety of monthly activities such as Snow Shoeing, Line Dancing, Health Screenings, Dog Sledding, Nutrition Lecture, Cross Country Skiing and much more!
 
We are looking for you!
Each team will consist of 10-20 team members

  How to Join
Come to an informational meeting at the Mentor Wellness Campus, 8655 Market Street, Conference Room B, take elevator to the 2 nd floor
October 4, 2018 4:00 PM RSVP Sharon Minjares
 (440) 701-7535
 or

Teams consist of 10-20 participants, so hurry and reserve your spot! All entries must be made before November 1, 2018.
LCDC 60th Anniversary Celebration!
Friday, October 26, 2018
Lake County Development Council is celebrating their 60th Anniversary by honoring 60 local companies, organizations, and moments that shaped the economic health of Lake County over the last 60 years.

The Willoughby Western Lake County Chamber of Commerce is honored to be recognized as one of the 60 organizations shaping Lake County!

FUEL & KIDZBIZ UPCOMING EVENTS
TOP 4 UNDER 40 AWARDS
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
at Pastina Rustic Italian
MONTHLY MEETING:
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
from 8:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
at the Paradigm Building at Mentor High School
LAKE COUNTY SAFETY COUNCIL NEWS
Meeting Date:         Friday, October 19, 2018
Topic: NFPA 70E Update
REGISTRATION:     www.lakecountysafetycouncil.org
SAVE THE DATE!
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Sponsor the
Annual Holiday Mixer

Mix and mingle with 100+ chamber members at Willoughby Brewing Company.

Your sponsorship will include:
  • Table at the event next to beverage station to display your marketing materials
  • Logo included on 10+ emails and social media posts to promote the event
  • Two tickets to the event
  • Two minutes of speaking time to tell attendees more about YOUR business!
Your Investment: $150