Networking is the #1 reason most small businesses and solopreneurs join a Chamber of Commerce. The Berea Chamber offers monthly networking events including morning coffees, luncheons, after hours, educational seminars and more. Both in person and virtual networking opportunities are available. We realize that our members are busy, so we vary the times and days of the week for our events to try and accommodate all types of schedules. Many of our networking events are free of charge.
If you are looking to connect with other professionals from Berea and the surrounding communities, joining the chamber can be a great solution!
Your membership with the Berea Chamber of Commerce also gets you a membership to the Collaborative Chambers Alliance (CCA) as well as to the Power of MORE! (POM).
The CCA is a cooperation between 19 different chambers who represent nearly 3,000 businesses around Northeast Ohio. These chambers partner with each other to offer programming, networking opportunities, and resources to their members.
To learn more about the Collaborative Chambers Alliance and check out their upcoming events, visit www.collaborativechambers.org.
The POM is a collective of 9 different chambers covering 19 cities around the west side of Cleveland. Your membership will grant you access to dozens of additional networking events each year, allowing you to connect with thousands of professionals from all over the greater Cleveland area.
To learn more about the Power of MORE! and to check out their upcoming events, please visit www.powerofmorechambers.org.
Cost Savings with NOACC
The Berea Chamber of Commerce is a member of the Northern Ohio Area Chambers of Commerce (NOACC), a regional partnership of over 120 community-based chambers of commerce in northern Ohio dedicated to helping chambers deliver competitive and cost-saving benefits and services for almost 30,000 member businesses. Their mission is to harness the power of the NOACC chamber partnership to provide benefits and resources that the individual business or chamber would be unable to obtain on their own.
NOACC chamber members have a number of discounted benefits to choose from aimed at reducing costs for their business. Members can use any of the NOACC benefits by contactingthe providers directly. Benefits include: Group health insurance, Life & Disability insurance, discounts on residential and commercial gas and electric services, office supplies, shipping services, credit card and payroll processing, and website development, access to a digital marketing program, employee wellness programs, and more.For additional information on all of these benefits, visit http://www.noacc.org/benefits/
Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Premium Reduction
Save Significantly on Your Workers’ Compensation Premium
Did you know that many alternative discounts are available to help reduce your annual Ohio workers’ compensation costs? Through the Sedgwick workers’ compensation program, your organization can significantly reduce your workers’ compensation costs through a variety of alternative rating programs. Sedgwick offers you quality service and stability through the complex workers’ compensation environment.
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. Group rating programs administered by Sedgwick have produced over $4 billion in savings since group rating was introduced in 1991, and their group retrospective programs have returned over $630 million in premium refunds since the program began in 2009.
If your organization is not yet participating in this member benefit, and you would like to receive a free, no-obligation analysis from Sedgwick, email Robert Nicoll at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sedgwick Safety Resource Page
2021-2022 BWC Group Rating Accountability Letter
To view the 2021-2022 Group Rating Accountability letter from the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, please click here: GroupRatingSafetyAccountabilityLtr 2021.
Utility Bill Cost Reduction
Chamber Energy Program with Community Energy Advisors (CEA)
What is the program?
- Electric and natural gas supply savings for chamber members’ homes and businesses
- Assistance with lighting and equipment rebates
- Natural gas tax exemption review and processing
- No cost hotline for any energy-related questions 330-208-2082
What are the steps to enroll?
To see how much you can save, chamber members can choose from the following three simple options:
- Submit a recent electric or gas bill (all pages) online
- Call 330-208-2082
- Email a recent electric or gas bill (all pages) to email@example.com
- Fax a recent electric or gas bill (all pages) to 330-721-8111
Your reputation matters! As a member of the Berea Chamber of Commerce, you can show customers that you are an active part of the community. Membership with a local chamber is well respected by customers, residents and other businesses.
Your membership is not only a way to access a plethora of benefits but is also a way to invest in the community as you support the chamber in its mission to make Berea a better place to live, work and play.
The Berea Chamber of Commerce offers affordable membership dues based on the number of employees at your organization, starting at just $150 per year. Businesses who have been established in the past 3 years receive a 50% discount for their first year of membership.
Membership dues are a tax-deductible expense for your business.
Group Health Insurance – Chamber Saver Program
With your Berea Chamber membership, you can get cost savings on your health insurance benefits usually reserved for larger companies. How? You get the purchasing power of the group insurance market through your chamber of commerce membership. PLUS, you also get access to the comprehensive care and quality providers you’ve come to expect.
There are two Anthem discount programs available to you through your local chamber of commerce.
1. ChamberSaver – traditional ACA plan. Informational Flyer
2. SOCA Benefit Plan MEWA – self-funded group plan for employee sizes 2-50. Informational Flyer.
How do I enroll my company? Ask your current Anthem licensed agent for a quote with your NOACC chamber membership discount. If you are not currently working with a broker, let us help you find one in your area. CLICK HERE to submit your request for a broker.
Credit Card Processing
Chamber Credit Card Processing Program
We invite you to take advantage our BancCard Merchant Services offering which provides your business white glove service, REDUCED pricing, wholesale equipment, local and back up 24/7 service, and NO CONTRACT, all with a trusted twenty-five-year U.S. partner. Our payment processing solutions can be customized for you and used for ANY TYPE OF PAYMENT solution needed for your business or organization. This exciting offer is available to you just by being a chamber member.
Ready to get started?
CLICK HERE for a complimentary quote or reach out to Lisa Heller, 216-215-7547, firstname.lastname@example.org
CLICK HERE for an informational flyer
Berea Chamber members can receive discounted rates on payroll processing though Heartland Payment Systems.
Heartland Payroll allows you to process payroll with ease and confidence. You will enjoy support when you need it, 24/7 payroll access, the convenience of having a local partner, fair and transparent pricing, and a support center with access to all the forms you need. Payroll made easy.
For more information, contact:
Shipping & Freight Services
Chamber members receive exclusive discounts on inbound and outbound shipments of all sizes through the NOACC Shipping Program, managed by PartnerShip®. Ship smarter with this free member benefit.
- Save on small package shipping with discounts of 45% on FedEx Express and 25% on FedEx Ground.
- Reduce your LTL freight costs and easily rate shop with TForce Freight, Saia, YRC Freight, and many others.
- Benefit from partial and full truckload options for shipments that need added reliability and security or require specialized equipment.
- Improve your supply chain efficiency with affordable contract or on-demand warehousing.
Enroll in the NOACC Shipping Program today to start saving. For members who are already using the program, but don’t have the current FedEx discounts, make sure you re-enroll to receive the improved pricing. If you have any questions about using the program or would like a quote, PartnerShip is available to help.
Outstanding Discounts on Office Supplies and Services
Office Depot and Office Max have designed an exclusive discount program for NOACC Members and Power of More Members for full-service printing and copying.
Digital Marketing Program
Manage all digital marketing from one, easy-to-use platform.
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.
For more information, click here.
Cleveland Southwest Safety Council
The Cleveland Southwest Safety Council is co-sponsored by the Middleburg Heights Chamber of Commerce and the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Division of Safety & Hygiene. As a member of the safety council, businesses have the opportunity to increase safety in the workplace and an incentive for businesses to potentially receive a discount on their BWC premiums.
Membership is open to any business that wishes to earn a discount on their BWC premium, network with other employers, and attend programs about safety issues. Members of the Berea Chamber of Commerce receive a $100 discount on membership dues. Since 2005, safety council members have received over $5 million in rebates.
The safety council year runs from July 1st – June 30th and the deadline for enrollment is July 31st.
For more information, contact:
Kathy Kellums, Administrator
P. O. Box 163
Berea, OH 44017
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