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

Increasing Your Credibility in an Unpredictable World!  

WWLCC Board Member Spotlight
Patrick Mohorcic
Director of Public Finance and Chief Financial Officer for the Lake Development Authority (LDA)

Patrick Mohorcic is the Director of Public Finance and Chief Financial Officer for the Lake Development Authority (LDA). He provides outreach to companies throughout the community regarding business financing options.
$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 August. 
Congratulations to our August 2022 winner
Robin Barber, The Baby Fairy Shoppe
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
Join us on Thursday, September 29th from
4 – 10 pm-35400 Curtis Blvd in Eastlake.
This will be a free outdoor, casual, fun filled event.
Live music, Special Guest Performers
Food trucks, beer, seltzer, and pop will be available at a discounted price – cash only please!!!.
All proceeds to benefit Marilyn’s Voice Animal Rescue.
Put on your dancing shoes and come help us Celebrate
The Bar Athletics
10 Years
Be Well
Heath Wenzel, Lead Movement Specialist

Reclaim your health, achieve your goals, and get in the best shape of your life at The Bar Athletics.

FREE Family Fun: 100-Year Birthday Bash & United Way of Lake County Campaign Kickoff Party
Thursday, September 29
5:30 pm - 9 pm
Classic Park,
Home of the Lake County Captains
Are you celebrating a business milestone? Let us know so we can help you celebrate!
Think Manufacturing Career Expo Manufacturer
Show your support for manufacturing in Lake County
by sponsoring this event for
middle and high school students
A New Way For You To Connect With Work Ready Students!
Resources & Support for our Members
Expert No Cost Marketing Assistance for Your Small Business 
The Ohio SBDC at Lakeland Community College is offering free Expert Marketing Assistance to local Small Business Owners for a limited time. Marketing Expert, Joey White-Owner of Handouts, works with the Ohio SBDC at Lakeland C.C. to provide consulting to small business owners.
To qualify for this free special assistance, you must have been in business for at least one year, be located in either Lake County or Geauga County and have employees.
To request this Expert Marketing Assistance, register through the Ohio SBDC at Lakeland Website and click on SBDC Business Counseling. Check 'Marketing Planning' only when you get to the page asking 'Assistance Requested?'
$705M in Grants Remain for Ohio Child Care Providers
Governor Mike DeWine announced that the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) has launched the third phase of child care providers grants. The program has already distributed $230 million in grants to strengthen Ohio’s child care industry.
Loan Help Minority-Women-Owned
Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted announced that 64 minority- and women-owned Ohio businesses have received more than $5 million in loans through the Ohio Department of Development in the first half of 2022 to grow and expand their businesses.

Tech Interns Can Help Companies Grow
The Diversity & Inclusion Technology Internship Program can connect businesses with the best and brightest upcoming talent to fill their tech needs. From creating mobile apps to building out websites, developing social media platforms, implementing new software, conducting market research, and enhancing cybersecurity, the program can help with virtually any tech need and help pay the salary of college interns.
TechCred program Opens Again in September
No matter what industry you work in, technology is having an impact on the future of your business and the nature of your work. TechCred helps Ohioans learn new skills and helps employers build a stronger workforce with the skills needed in a tech-infused economy. Many of these trainings can be completed online!
Paycheck Protection Loan Forgiveness Still Available
Businesses that received loans through the federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) are encouraged to apply for loan forgiveness.
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is no longer accepting PPP applications after providing $798 billion in economic relief to small businesses and nonprofits. Loan recipients still can apply for loan forgiveness, but deadlines may already have passed for some recipients.
Developing a Relationship with a Business Banker
Learn from the finance industry the the importance and best practices of developing a relationship with a banker for your business. Join the Illinois District Office and Northern Ohio District offices as we hear from the finance industry the importance of developing a relationship with a business banker, how can it benefit your small business, how to get started and more.
Wednesday, September 7, 2022
3:00 p.m.
Register here!
 COVID financing programs have ended. For Economic Injury Disaster Loan borrowers, click here for your next steps
For you and your employees’ health: 
Why Some People Get Burned Out and Others Don’t
Chamber Members Hiring Needs
The Kirtland Local Schools are in search of a few caring and dedicated employees seeking meaningful work. Below is the positions that we are looking to fill asap. 
· Pupil Support Aide for lunch and recreation from 10:15-12:15 pm at the high school
· Pupil Support Aide for lunch and recreation from 10:15-12:15 pm at the middle school
· Pupil Support Aide to monitor study hall and recreation from 11:00-2:45 pm at the high school
· Secretary in the transportation department from 1:00-4:30 pm
· Educational assistant 8:30-3:30 (will be at the elementary school)
· Substitute custodians, secretaries, pupil aides, nurses and bus drivers.
Please use this link for more information and/or to apply:
For questions on the positions at the middle and high school, please email and for questions about the transportation positions, please email
Worker's Compensation
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.

 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
Available Commercial Properties in Lake County