Berea Chamber of Commerce

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Boo! Battle Halloween Decorating Competition

Do you put up a frightful and spooktacular display for Halloween? Enter the Berea Chamber’s Boo! Battle Halloween Decorating Competition!

Berea residents and businesses can enter for the chance to win a cash prize, a trophy, recognition on the chamber’s website and social media, and most importantly – BRAGGING RIGHTS! If you think you’ve got what it takes to be the spookiest spot in Berea, then register today!

A driving map of all the contestants will be posted by 6pm on October 7, and the general public will have from October 7-29 to tour all of them and vote for their favorites via an online poll. 

There is no cost to enter the contest, so submit your petrifying photos and sign up by October 5!

Cash Prizes:

  • 1st Place – $200

  • 2nd Place – $100

  • 3rd Place – $50

Thank you to our 2023 Boo! Battle Presenting Sponsor!

2023 Grindstone Award Banquet

Please join us for the 55th Annual Grindstone Award Banquet to be held on Thursday, September 21 at 6:00pm at The Aviator Event Center. The banquet will honor the Grindstone, Courtesy, Rising Star, Legacy, and Future Leader Award recipients.

Congratulations to the recipient of the 2023 Grindstone Award!

Russell G. Hill

    Congratulations to the recipients of the 2023 Courtesy Award!

    • Christy Belford – Berea-Midpark Middle School
    • Carole Bonsey – U.S. Bank
    • Tom Lazzaro – Midwest Transatlantic Lines
    • Susan Malone – Berea-Midpark High School
    • Shannon Wellman – Broad View Eye Center 

    Congratulations to the recipients of the 2023 Future Leader Award!

    • Olivia Powell – Baldwin Wallace
    • Makenzie Rivas – Baldwin Wallace
    • Madilyn Timko – Berea-Midpark High School
    • Aidan Winkler – Berea-Midpark High School

    Congratulations to the recipient of the 2023 Rising Star Award!
    Master Printing + Mailing

    Congratulations to the recipient of the 2023 Legacy Award!
    The Cleveland Browns

    Thank you to our Sponsors!

    Gold Sponsors

    Silver Sponsor

    Baldwin Wallace University Logo

    Dessert Sponsor

    Centerpiece Sponsor

    Spooky Walking Tour of Berea

    Join the Berea Chamber of Commerce as we host a frighteningly fun walking tour around the city of Berea. Attendees will learn stories about ghosts, murders, accidents and hauntings as we tour some of the most notoriously haunted areas of our city.

    New this year! We are excited to host The Original Ghost Whisperer and local paranormal investigator, Mary Ann Winkowski. Those interested in hearing from Mary Ann can arrive by 6pm to hear an hour long talk about her experiences and find out if any spirits may be tagging along with us on the tour.

    Growth Grant Program

    The Berea Chamber of Commerce is pleased to offer grants to businesses and professionals in our community in support of initiatives surrounding professional development and business growth. These grants are funded by revenue derived from chamber programming, sponsorships, and fundraising initiatives throughout the year. To learn more about criteria and eligibility, click below!

    Join the Berea Chamber of Commerce in spreading a message of positivity in our community with the Berea Kind yard sign project! 

    With a minimum donation of $12, we deliver the yard sign of your choice to your home or business as a thank you gift for your support!

    New editions of the sign include Berea Fan & Berea Titan, but we also have Berea Kind, Berea Proud and Berea Green.

    Please give what you can! All funds raised help support the Berea Chamber of Commerce in our mission to make Berea a better place to live, work and play.


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    Thank you to our 2023 Chamber Champions!

    Diamond Investors

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    Mission Statement

    The mission of the Berea Chamber of Commerce is to be a leading voice for the business community. It is organized for the purpose of advancing and developing the commercial, industrial, retail, civic and general interest of the City of Berea and its trade area.

    It provides a connection for its members to the community and other businesses through a variety of programs, networking events, seminars, luncheons, and major community partnerships.  All opportunities are planned to grow business through community involvement and make Berea a better place to live, work and play.

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    Photo Caption: 2022 Courtesy Award recipients

    Photo Caption: 2022 Grindstone Award recipient, Dennis Kushlak.

    Mary Brown

    President’s Message

    Thank you for visiting the Berea Chamber of Commerce webpage.  Here at the chamber we are committed to nurturing local businesses through education, networking, community partnerships and exclusive programs for our members.  Each member’s business is a part of the community fabric, it’s the chambers mission to connect these businesses to each other and the community.

    To better serve our members and the residents of Berea, we have redesigned our webpage.  As a resident, please use this resource to explore the member directory to help you shop locally and find services.  As a chamber member or future member, please use this resource to discover all that the chamber has to offer to help you grow your business.

    Together, we will continue to strengthen the Berea business and residential community.  I look forward to everyone’s participation and commitment to the success of the Berea Chamber of Commerce.

    We encourage you to engage with us and stay up to date with all the chamber has going on by “liking” and “following” our Facebook page @bereaohiochamberofcommerce.

    Thank you for your support! 

    -Mary Brown, President of the Board of Trustees
    Branch Manager, U.S. Bank Berea Branch & Berea City Councilperson At-large


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