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.

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. 

The Annual Educator's Breakfast welcomes new educators from our local schools, academies, trade schools, and colleges. During this event, we also present the Outstanding Educator Award, honoring an educator who has exemplified vision, leadership qualities, and commitment to the improvement of education. Help welcome your new faculty by attending this annual event in August!

Take classes through Terra State Community College, Heidelberg University, or Tiffin University with their discounts, or participate in one of our webinars or seminars like #WisdomWednesday or the Women's Leadership Series. If you're not sure what you're looking for, check through our links to our local educational institutions.

 

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!

Participate in the Chamber's new benefit! Once a month, one member will be permitted to send out a news blast to our entire newsletter list. If you're looking for another way to reach your customers, try SLNConnect, where you can send targeted emails, track marketing, and share to your social media pages easily.  Need some additional marketing help? Try signing up for Support Seneca County

 Get your business on the radio through the advertising match with BAS Broadcasting Ohio and promotion on Shine FM! 

If you're looking for traditional print media, buy an ad or write an article for the North Coast Business Journal. Need help getting the word out about something happening in your business? Let us help you with a press release

Whether it's congratulating an update to one of our existing members or celebrating a new chamber member, we would love to hold a ribbon cutting for you! Want to reach our universities' incoming students? Sign up for a booth at the annual Around the Town event!

RELATIONSHIPS

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

If you're looking for a learning experience and a way to network throughout the community, try signing up for Leadership Seneca County. If you're looking for more information and ways to keep your employees safe in your business space, join the Tiffin Area Safety Council. Working in an industry? Check out what the Seneca County Industrial Management Council can provide for you.  For speakers, workshops, legislative updates, and networking opportunities, check out the Seneca County Human Resource Association.

Our Chamber members receive two extended memberships: Destination Seneca County and the Northern Ohio Area Chambers of Commerce. Both offer local and regional benefits. 

 


Ambassadors

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

 


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.  

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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