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

Chamber of Commerce Workforce Initiatives that help you, our business members and local students. 

WWLCC Board Member Spotlight
Rhonda Y. Butler is the Director of Career Services and Employer Relations Coordinator at Lakeland Community College. 

Rhonda is responsible for the managerial leadership of the Career Services Department and develops programs and services to support the employment needs of current students, alumni, and community job seekers. She is also responsible for collaborating with and Lakeland administrators, faculty, staff, area employers and other stakeholders on various workforce and career initiatives.  
New! WWLCC LinkedIN Members Only Group Page
Do you want to share information and connect with other WWLCC members via LinkedIN?
to join our newly created Members Only page. You can connect, network, seek advice, request services, etc. We will add content, information, and other pertinent information to share in our LinkedIN group page. Join before Friday, October 7 at 5pm for your chance to receive a complimentary social media post!
$100 Winner!
The WWLCC Referral program is off to a GREAT Start! We had 2 new businesses join the WWLCC, thanks to all of the members who sent in a referral in September. 
Congratulations to our September 2022 winner
You won a $100 gift card.
Do you have a business referral for the Chamber? Submit your referral. 

 Congratulations to members celebrating milestones, notables and ribbon cuttings
 WEISS North America is celebrating 15 years! Achievements of our organization are the results of the combined efforts of our employees. We are excited to reach this milestone and look forward to many more successful years!
Are you celebrating a business milestone? Let us know so we can help you celebrate!
The Chamber of Commerce supports our local manufacturing members with this annual Lake County wide event!
A New Way For You To Connect With Work Ready Students!
Nominate a Chamber of Commerce Business for Our Annual Award Ceremony!

We are now accepting distinguished award nominations for our Annual Awards to take place Friday, January 27,2023
Do you know of a successful Chamber member business owner who has made a great impact on his/her employees, environment, the type of product/service they provide and financially successful with their business?
We are seeking nominations for these categories:
Small Business/Organization of the Year
Large Business/Organization of the Year
Showcase Award
Chamber of Commerce Service Award
Outstanding Customer Service Award
WWLCC Turkey Bowl
Almost Sold Out!
Saturday, November 12th
Exclusive Lane Sponsor-$275
3 Available
Logo over exclusive land and in program
(1) bowling team of 6

Lane sponsor-$100
Logo over lane and in program

Bowling Team of 6-$175
2 Available
includes 2 games of bowling and 6 drink tickets

Non-Bowler Admission-$15
Incudes food and 1 drink ticket
Is Your Target Market Business To Consumer?
Register Now For The Business Home Show!
Resources & Support for our Members
New! September Economic Slide Deck
Please click here to view an economic conditions slide deck from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce economic policy division. As you will see, the economy added 315,000 jobs in August yet job openings remain high at 11.2 million at the end of July. For questions about the presentation, please contact Curtis Dubay at
5 Productivity Hacks for Busy Entrepreneurs
Are you wasting time during your workday? Use these productivity tips to improve your workflow and get more done.
Kent State University and the Ohio Employee Ownership Center at Kent State has provided this complimentary pdf on succession planning for business owners. Also, if you are interested in a workshop on succession planning through Kent State, please go to
Grants Available to ApprenticeOhio Sponsors, Employers
In conjunction with National Workforce Development Month, Governor Mike DeWine announced that ApprenticeOhio sponsors can apply for grants of up to $25,000 each to help cover apprenticeship training costs incurred since July 1, 2020. Ohio employers with registered apprentices in their workforces also can apply for the grants. The program is available through Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS).
The reimbursement grants are available through a federal “Building State Capacity to Expand Apprenticeship through Innovation” grant that ODJFS received in 2020. Sponsors and employers can apply for the grants at through Dec. 31.
To read more, click here.
Loans Available for Minority-
Women-Owned Businesses
The Ohio Department of Development can help minority- and women-owned businesses grow and expand with a pair of loan programs.
The new Women's Business Enterprise Loan Program and Ohio Micro-Loan Program are priority initiatives of the DeWine-Husted Administration and were included in the 2022-2023 operating budget, which was passed in by the Ohio General Assembly in June 2021.
The loans are administered by the Development’s Minority Business Development Division. To date, Development has approved more than $3.6 million in Women’s Business Enterprise Loans for 15 companies, and $2.5 million Ohio Micro-Loans have been approved for 62 companies.
More than $6.3 million remains available in the Women’s Business Enterprise Loan Program, and more than $7.5 million is available in the Ohio Micro-Loan Program.
Information about the loans and other capital programs can be found online at Minority.Ohio.Gov. Start the loan application process here.
Check out the Sedgwick’s Workers Comp Chamber discount
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.
Their team includes the experienced colleagues from CompManagement and CareWorks Comp. The two companies merged and are now Sedgwick. Together, they serve nearly 65,000 Ohio employers including organizations of all sizes operating in various industries across the state.

This is the time many companies start reviewing their healthcare for 2023
 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

Refer a new member to the Chamber
and receive a free ad!
Help us help you! 
More members mean more opportunities to build your network! 
Send us the name of a business that is not a Chamber member and if your referral becomes a member, you receive a free exclusive
e-mail ad!
(value $75).
Upcoming Willoughby Western Lake County Chamber of Commerce Events For You! 
Join a Chamber committee,
 meet new members and have fun!
Annual Awards Luncheon Committee

Help us plan for our kick off
event in 2023!
To make this event a success we need your help in the planning to help honor fellow chamber members with our distinguished awards ceremony luncheon will be held in January 2023.
Turkey Bowl Committee
Help continue to make this the best pre-Holiday bowling networking event in Western Lake County and the potential to meet 200+ members and guests at the event!
This Year's event is November 12, 2022
at Wickliffe Lanes
Program Committee
Help continue to bring engaging and resourceful programs and workshops for our chamber members to attend.
To sign up for this committee call 440-942-1634 or