Why Join?

When you join Seneca County Regional Chamber of Commerce, you join more than a local network. You become part of a rich community resource invested in serious business growth. With your membership, you will enjoy the following benefits focused on helping you achieve your vision.

EDUCATION

 If you're looking to start a new business or extend benefits to your employees, we have educational opportunities from Terra State Community College, Tiffin University, Heidelberg University, and more.


Small Business Development Center

Exploring the Possibilities of Starting, Buying, or Expanding a Business? Discover what it takes by charting your course with  Small Business Basics Ohio Small Business Development Center.  Small Business Basics is a free, two-hour seminar that will answer your questions about starting, buying, or expanding a small business. This seminar will take the confusion out of your efforts, and help you to avoid costly mistakes and unnecessary steps. Learn the basics of name registration, licensing, taxes, advisors, business entities, employees, insurance, financing business planning, and more!

For dates, check the calendar. To register, contact: Bill Auxter, Director Ohio Small Business Development Center at Terra State Community College, 419-559- 2210 or by email atbauxter@terra.edu.


Terra State Community College  

Chamber members can also receive a 10% discount on instructor-led seminars at Terra!  See the Kern Center Business & Industrial Training Catalog for more details. 


Town & Gown Tuition Discount 

Chamber members can receive up to $200 off per credit hour from Heidelberg University and Tiffin University.  Additional information about eligibility and other requirements is available on the Heidelberg University website at heidelberg.edu/community-discount or the Tiffin University website at tiffin.edu/local-benefit.


Leadership Seneca County

Leadership Seneca County is a learning experience designed to help develop community awareness, improved decision making and team building. Through participation in program activities, participants will be exposed to experiences which will help them to become valuable assets to their respective areas of expertise. Problem solving, collaboration, and improved awareness of county issues will strengthen their respective backgrounds. 


Tiffin Area Safety Council
Informational meetings on safety topics in the workplace.

Seneca County Industrial Management Council
Informational meetings for industrial leaders.

Seneca County Human Resource Association
Informational meetings for human resource managers.

PROMOTION

Whether it's using our social media platforms to promote your business or using our local billboard, we can help get the word out!


Support Seneca County

The recent shutdown has affected businesses across Ohio. Help us support our local businesses by participating in this program!

Sign up to be promoted on the Destination Seneca County Facebook page and shared over several local social media pages. 

Sign up now!


Member News Blast

The Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Services is offering a new Business Benefit to its members.  Once a month, one member will be permitted to send out a news blast.  The cost for this news blast is $100.  This service is a first come, first serve basis.  If you are interested sending your own news blast, please contact Deb.  The business is responsible for providing all content and submitting it by the end of the month prior to the month that the message is sent.  

CHAMBER CASH PROGRAM

Learn where you can spend your Chamber Cash and shop local!

Participant Merchants List


SLN Connect

SLNConnect is a digital marketing tool that chambers can pass to any member.  They provide tools to grow your chamber and help members succeed.  Be found with a search optimized & mobile responsive landing page. Send targeted emails to your customers in minutes. Create unlimited search optimized content to engage. Share to social in one click. Track your marketing success on one dashboard. 


BAS Broadcasting OHIO

BAS Broadcasting Ohio is offering to match the amount Chamber Members spend in advertising on one of their radio stations.   BAS Broadcasting Ohio has 4 radio stations:  Oldies WTTF AM  1600/93.3 FM, 92.1 The Wolf WOHF-FM, Eagle 99 WFRO-FM, 100.9 Coast Country WMJK-FM.  For more details, contact Rudi Feasel at 419-332-8218 or e-mail:  rudifeasel@basbroadcasting.com.

View the member benefit flyer!


Shine FM

Shine FM invites you to partner with us to promote your business on our Tiffin Station.  Our June to Labor Day Summer Special includes two :20 spots per day Monday-Friday (125+ spots), additional on air mentions on weekends and your business name listed on our website:  shinefmohio.com.  This is a $900 package we are offering to Chamber Members for $450!  For more information contact Heather Hawley at 937-539-6104 or heather@shinefmohio.com.


North Coast Business JOurnal

The North Coast Business Journal, published by Schaffner Publications, Inc. reaches businesses in Erie, Huron, Ottawa, Sandusky and Seneca counties! Read more about the North Coast Business Journal

For more information about ads and Chamber benefits with the Journal, contact Kristina Willoughby at 419-734-4838 ext. 120 or by emailing kwilloughby@ncbj.net.

RELATIONSHIPS

Whether it's at the local or state level, we can help you make connections that will benefit you and your business. 


Ambassadors

Passionate about Seneca County business community? Get involved as an Ambassador!

Read more!

Ribbon Cuttings & After Fives

More information coming soon!


Member to Member Benefits

Interested in becoming a member? Check out all the coupons you could get if you join! Log in to download a coupon or contact the Chamber to join.  


Extended Membership: Destination Seneca County

Destination Seneca County membership is automatically extended to chamber members.  

Extended Membership: NOACC

NOACC offers benefits to  Chamber members.  To learn more about NOACC benefits visit  noacc.org

RESOURCES & SAVINGS

 We can save you and your business money! Check out these member benefits regarding health insurance, workers compensation, and more! 


Custom Face Masks

The Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Services is pleased to announce a new Business Benefit is being offered by Simply Susan’s. You can order customized face masks with your logo and save 20%. Simply Susan’s is located at 70 S. Washington St., Tiffin. Visit simplysusansboutique.com to see more of their products and services.

We encourage all members to take advantage of our Business Benefits and to make sure that their employees know how to take advantage of our Member to Member Benefits. For a complete list of Business and Member to Member Benefits please click on the Why Join tab on tiffinchamber.com.  Please call the office if you have any questions or if you would like to add to our growing list of benefits.  


Office supplies & Services

Chamber members can achieve substantial shipping discounts with FedEx®, as well as significant savings on freight shipments—with the opportunity for NOACC affiliated Chambers to earn non-dues revenue.  Savings from 5-27% on small package ground, next day air, or up to 70% savings on large pallet shipments.

  • FriendsOffice offers 2% customer rebate on purchases*  See flyer for details.
  • MLAD The Paper Store offers 10% off all paper pricing.
  • Hempy Water is currently offering 2 specials to Chamber Member Businesses: One free punch on their Salt Punch Card. $1.00 off a 24 pack of Spring Water. 
  • Simply Susan's offers 20% off custom ordered face masks.


Chamber Energy Program

Community Energy Advisors (CEA) is a Public Utilities Commission of Ohio certified energy management firm that educates and empowers organizations of all sizes to maximize the economics of their energy assets.  By staying one step ahead of changes in the energy industry and utilizing analytics, advanced tariff modeling and reporting, CEA delivers a multitude of energy management solutions that positively impact customers’ utility bill costs.

Through the Chamber Energy Program, CEA provides Chamber members with Education, Savings, and Protection on both regulated and deregulated energy expenses. With a credible partner looking out for your bottom-line, you can enjoy peace of mind and “budget-ability” when it comes to your utility costs.

If you would like to obtain a free quote to see how much you can save on your electricity and natural gas, simply choose one of the following options:

We encourage businesses and residents in the city’s NOPEC program to remain in that program.


Workers Compensation Program

CompManagement is Ohio's leading third party administrator for workers' compensation specializing in alternative rating/premium discount programs and cost containment strategies that annually save our clients over $120 million in premium paid.

Take the first step needed to reduce your annual premium by requesting a free, no-obligation quote for group rating or other alternative rating/premium discount programs through our organization and let CompManagement's experts work for you!


Group Health, Life and Disability Insurance

Group Health Insurance – Chamber Saver Program

Full range of health insurance plans with cost savings usually reserved for larger companies. Businesses also get access to a large network of quality providers through Anthem, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Premium savings of up to 1.4% on groups from 2-50 employees.  Groups from 51-500 may be eligible for a 1% premium savings. Business must be a NOACC Chamber Member.

Group Health Insurance – SOCA Benefit Plan (MEWA) 

Chambers of Commerce throughout Ohio have banded together to offer a new self-funded medical plan for small employers. The Northern Ohio Area Chambers of Commerce (NOACC), Central Ohio Chambers of Commerce, Southern Ohio Chamber Alliance (SOCA), Dayton Area Chamber, and the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber have collaborated to create a new health program that can lead to more rate stability and is a smart solution that offers potential savings for groups with 50 or fewer employees.  Business must be a NOACC Chamber Member.    Click here for information on the SOCA Benefit Plan for small employers.

Sole proprietors can join the SOCA Benefit Plan

Anthem, NOACC and SOCA are very pleased to announce that the SOCA Benefit Plan MEWA is making room for sole proprietors. They can enroll in the plan starting July 1. The broker community has already received instructions from Anthem regarding new case submission. Quoting starts April 20. This is limited to sole proprietors. Presently this offer is not intended for non-profit organizations with one employee.

An eligible sole proprietor must:

  • Meet underwriting requirements.
  • Work more than 30 hours per week (documentation required).
  • Submit a cover page for Form 1040 with Schedule C or Form 1040 with Schedules F and SE.

Please contact one of our authorized insurance agents for more information on our Health Insurance Program.

  • First Insurance Group   419-443-8287
  • Parker Insurance Services   419-981-2252
  • Roger Smith Ins. Services, Inc.   419-447-9900
  • UIS Insurance & Investments   419-447-4242

CompManagement: Managed Care Organization

One key statistic that demonstrates CHS’ strong performance and commitment to service is their client retention.  CHS’ retention of clients was the highest among all MCOs in the last Open Enrollment, and their growth over the past three open enrollments is more than double the second highest net gain.  For more information on CHS & their service to Ohio employers, click here.  You can also contact CHS directly by calling Renee Monday at 1-888-247-7799, ext.41940, or emailing at MondayR@chsmco.com.


Billing & Payroll Programs through Heartland

Helping businesses prosper through innovative solutions, advocacy, and unmatched service is Heartland’s mission.  Never veering from our convictions, Heartland has led the industry in transparency, integrity, and security. Today, Heartland delivers credit/debit/prepaid card processing, payroll, and payment solutions to more than 300,000 businesses and educational institutions nationwide. 

Join the Chamber today!

If you’re ready to join, complete a membership application form today. Or, if you’d like to learn more about the Seneca Chamber of Commerce, reach out and we’ll be happy to answer any of your questions. 

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