February 3, 2021
Congratulations to our 2020 Business of the Year
Abigail's of Aurora
Mayor Ann Womer Benjamin and Julie Lazor
Outgoing Chamber Board President, Laura Radcliff and Julie Lazor
Mayor Ann, Laura, Julie, husband John and sons Ben and Trevor


Our 2020 Person of the Year will be announced later this afternoon!

Events are coming together! Virtual luncheons, After Hours and Networking are coming your way for 2021.

Join us for our State of the City Virtual Luncheon with Mayor Ann Womer Benjamin and Superintendent, Mike Roberto. The event will be livestreamed and recorded by Community Focus on March 3, 2021. To Go lunches will be available for pick up at The Aurora Inn on the morning of the event. Questions for the Mayor and Superintendent can be submitted before or during the event.

This newsletter is for you. The chamber is for you. Please let me know if there is something that you would like to learn more about- whether it be in the newsletter or at a virtual event.

Please also remember that I have many resources and contacts for you. If you need help, please let me know and I can direct you to the right people!

Let's keep supporting our local businesses! They need us now more than ever!

Would you like to send an email blast to all of the
chamber members?
Email me for details!
Let me know!

Did you know...

You can save on Workers Comp Insurance and health insurance just by being a member of the chamber? The chamber is a member of NOACC and our partnership offers many discounts from health insurance to shipping to energy savings. Visit www.noacc.org for more information or give me a call!

Did you know...

MCO (Managed Care Organization) Open Enrollment is this May!
ALL companies must have one!
I have info to share with you!

The office is open by appointment only but you can always contact me via email or phone!

330-235-2780 (chamber cell)

AWiN Virtual Yoga
Yoga Basics

There are still days left! Don't miss out!
Join us for our annual State of the City Luncheon- this year its VIRTUAL!
The event will be livestreamed and recorded by Community Focus.

Lunch pickup option available!

Aurora City News Updates can be found on the City page.
COVID-19 Small Business
 Relief Update with Congressman Joyce and the U.S. Small Business Administration
Do you have job openings?
Let's see if we can get them filled for you!


HoneyBaked Ham in Solon and Streetsboro!

Solon 440-349-0600
Streetsboro 330-626-0606

Natural Essentials Inc. is currently hiring for the following positions:
General Manufacturing
Shipping & Receiving
Order Processing
Customer Service

Renaissance Park at Geauga Lake

Every year Leadership Portage County identifies a select group of leaders and potential leaders in Portage County. They come together as a 'class' to experience opportunities for personal and professional growth. In addition to exploring leadership in general, specific emphasis is placed on community leadership. Program participants 'go behind the scenes' in Portage County to gain a deeper understanding of the community where they live and work. The ultimate goal is to create positive change in Portage County by stimulating increased interest in community involvement and building a network of informed committed and dynamic leaders.

Class of 2019- Best Class Ever!

The Portage County Safety Council FY21 Virtual Safety Council program meets on Zoom every 2nd & 4th Thursday of the month (except for the holidays), 11:00am-12:00pm.

Please Note: Unless otherwise noted, virtual meetings are restricted to up-to-date FY21 members only. Registration by non-members without prior permission will be cancelled.


Independent Energy Consultants is a long time member of the
Aurora Chamber of Commerce.
Visit their website for more information on how they might be able to save you money!

How are you accommodating your employees with health issues?
Did you know that COVID is an allowed condition at your place of business?

We have the person that can answer any Workers Comp questions that you might have!

PPS (Paramount Preferred Solutions, Inc.)
A service offered through our NOACC partnership!

Call Peter Young for a FREE consultation for your business!
Another chamber benefit!
You aren't alone!
Don't be afraid to ask for help.

COVID-19 Resources


Ohio COVID-19 Call Center: 833-427-5634
Portage County Health and Human Services: 2-1-1



Government Links:

State of Ohio Website Links:

Portage County Links:

NOACC Chamber Energy Program:

Individual and Family Resources:

Please visit www.Coronavirus.Ohio.gov for the most up-to-date information from the Ohio Department of Health.
For any questions you have about COVID-19, please call 1 (833) 4-ASK-ODH from 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. (7 days/week).
Social Media:
Governor DeWine is still holding press briefings, though not daily, to deliver the most recent updates as well as give updated guidance for the state’s response. These press events are carried live at www.OhioChannel.org.
At Family and Community Services Inc, we continue to monitor the development and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our goal is to continue to keep the community up-to-date on program updates and changes without overwhelming you with too much superfluous information. F&CS provides services such as food, shelter, transportation, and counseling services. These are all very important services that cannot be ignored. We are here for our community. Thank you and Go Forth Do Good.
Aurora Chamber of Commerce
Karen Bosley,Executive Director
Aurora Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau | 330.562.3355 | director@allaboutaurora.com| www.allaboutaurora.com