Thank you to our 2023 Gold Premier Sponsors
Letter From the President/CEO

Catalyst, Convener and Champion of Business for You and What to Expect for the 2023 Economy

WWLCC Board Member Spotlight
Janice Cackowski
is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and co-founder of Centry Financial Advisors
Janice Cackowski is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and co-founder of Centry Financial Advisors, located in historic downtown Willoughby. She provides solid, centered financial planning and investment advisory services to new retirees, young professional and LGBTQ+ couples.

Janice has been a member of the Chamber Board of Directors for __ years and offers outside-the-box thoughts and ideas. She’s chaired the chamber committee for the annual luncheon and has helped develop our diversity, equity & inclusion initiative. Her favorite part of being a member of the chamber is getting to better know and serve her community.
 Thanks to our Holiday Mixer Sponsors
WWLC Chamber of Commerce helping build our workforce in Lake County!
On October 6th, 2022, the Willoughby Western Lake County Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with the other Lake County Chambers and AWT Foundation hosted the 2022 Think Manufacturing Career Expo at Willoughby South High School. This event brought over 600 students and 45 manufacturers together to help build our workforce in Lake County!
Coming in January
Just For You!
WWLCC 2023 Annual Meeting Luncheon & Awards Ceremony
Friday, January 27, 2023
Thank you to our Annual Luncheon Sponsors
Premier Forever Diamond Sponsor
Chamber of Commerce Opportunity
Congratulations to members celebrating milestones, notables and ribbon cuttings
Congratulations To The United Way of Lake County 4 Under 40 Emerging Leaders
Are you celebrating a business milestone? Let us know so we can help you celebrate! [email protected]
Resources & Support for our Members
Upcoming OEPA Webinar for Recognition & Grant Programs
January 5th-10am
Recycling & Litter Prevention grant cycle informational webinars
The Willoughby Western Lake County Chamber of Commerce Advocating For Our Members
The Willoughby Western Lake County Chamber of Commerce monitors policy changes, legislation, and proposed regulations that can impact our members and from time to time we take an official position on these matters.

Last week we joined chambers around the country to oppose the U.S. Department of Labor's (DOL) proposed regulation to determine whether someone should be classified as an "independent contractor" or an "employee" under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FSLA). This new regulation is heavily biased towards concluding that someone should be considered an employee. If an employer determines a worker should be classified as an independent contractor, the employer will not be confident that this classification will be correct until the DOL approves it. The only way an employer can be confident in their classification decision is if they classify someone as an employee.

This legislation has the potential to impact many of our members who are independent contractors as well as our members who utilize the services of independent contractors.
State of American Business 2023
Hosted by: CO—by U.S. Chamber of Commerce
When:  Thursday, January 12, 2023
What:    Join business leaders from across the country and around the world for the U.S. Chamber’s premier annual event where we will explore the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in 2023, and beyond. 
Sign Me Up!  Click here to learn more and to register now to watch virtually. 
Chamber Members
We know that you may have recently been impacted by rising natural gas costs, and The Chamber Energy Program wants to help!
If you own a home-based business, or you and your employees could benefit from residential energy savings, we encourage you to check out the message below.
2023 WWLCC Referral Campaign
Help Us Grow the WWLCC! Simply submit a business referral and be automatically entered to win a monthly gift card! It’s a great way to earn free advertising and a $100 gift card!
Submit your referral today for the January Drawing. 
 Get up to $500 from the Willoughby Western Lake County Chamber of Commerce for professional training for you or your employees
Education and Development Program of
Willoughby Western Lake County Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Application

Join a Chamber committee,
 meet new members and have fun!
Golf Committee
You don’t have to play golf to help plan one of the most popular golf outings in Lake County!
Come network and plan a great event with other Chamber members.
To sign up for this committee call 440-942-1634 or