On your behalf, the Celina-Mercer County Chamber of Commerce members have joined together to advance the commercial, financial, industrial and civic interests of the Celina-Mercer County area. It is a clearing house, a public relations counselor, a legislative representative at the local, state and national levels of government, an information bureau and a research and promotion medium for the area. You will find the benefits extended as a Celina-Mercer County Chamber of Commerce member are far reaching and diverse, purposely planned to improve the business climate for the community and for your business.
Save Local Now is our newest FREE member benefit! Save Local Now’s “Buy Local” initiative supports our chamber members with a digital marketing platform equipped with the tools you need to better promote your business. The platform includes free SEO services, email marketing, event + deal promotion, and much, much more.
We at Celina-Mercer County Chamber of Commerce chose to partner with Save Local Now for many reasons. Here are the top three:
We wanted to give our members:
- A “Buy Local” initiative.
- Cost effective marketing.
- Time management solutions.
YOUR CHAMBER AT WORK WITH…
Chamber members are referred when a request of availability of a type of goods or service is received at the Chamber.
Aid In Promoting Business
Publishes materials designed to enhance the information base upon which you can help your business grow.
Acts as a community center for both visiting people and local citizens; clearing house for a myriad of questions!
Acts as an Information Center for the Area
Seeks and compiles information on various subjects; disburses to inquirers by mail and telephone.
Buyer’s Guide & Membership Directory
Provides a printed list of name, address, phone, and activity is published annually. Each member is listed in the Buyer’s Guide and Membership Directory in the appropriate category to guide buyers to their businesses.
Chamber Membership Plaque
The official symbol of your participation in the Chamber identifies you to your customers and clients as a member and your investment in making the community a better place to live and work.
Partner with the Business Enterprise Center at WSU-LC. Members have access to one-on-one confidential business counseling through this center.
Work with city and county economic development in attraction efforts for business and industry and retention of existing industries and business.
On the school system, plus the city, county, state and federal governments.
Providing Community Information
Chamber members are included in appropriate specialized directories.
Separately publishing directories for business, industry, clubs and organizations, new resident guide, churches and tourism.
Keeps you up-to-date on Chamber activities, the needs of our membership and the community, and what is happening in the local business community.
Gives members a chance to get to know fellow members several times a year. The Chamber’s Annual Banquet is held each year and honors a leading citizen. The Chamber business after hours offers great opportunities for networking with other local business people.
Store Fronts and Empty Buildings
Continually working to keep store fronts and empty buildings filled throughout the community.
Planning for Special Events
Golf outing, legislative days, open houses, parades, and ribbon cuttings, Lake Festival and Christmas Opening welcoming Santa to town, etc.
Seminars & Workshops
Periodically offers on a variety of pertinent subjects for the membership and the public. Often work with the Small Business Development Center to bring you the best training possible.
Gift Certificate Program
The Chamber office sells $5, $10 and $20 gift certificates to members and the general public which can be used as cash at members place of business to purchase goods or services. These certificates are redeemed at face value upon presentation at the Chamber office by chamber members.
Grand Lake Area Safety Council
Chamber sponsored industry organization in the two county area that deals with Health and Safety Issues and Environmental Issues. Designed to help our industries stay knowledgeable about government mandates, regulations and compliances. Active safety council members can receive a 4% rebate off their BWC premiums.
Assesses Community Needs
A watchful eye on Mercer County Community needs. Acts where situation calls for activity from the chamber.
Sets Annual Goals and Objectives
Works with various committees, organizations and government to achieve the goals and objectives set each year.
Group Insurance Plan
Your chamber is a member of the Southern Ohio Chamber Alliance and NOACC which allows many cost saving programs. Eye glasses and dental plans are included in some programs. As a chamber member with 2-99 employees, you will have access up to a 1.4% savings on any Anthem group health insurance plan through premium tax credits savings. You decide what is best for you and your business.
Contact any of our chamber member insurance companies or use Anthem ChamberSaver Free Quote online.
Watch this video to find out how to save money on health and life insurance with Anthem.
Worker’s Compensation Group Rating Program
The Southern Ohio Chamber Alliance workers compensation group rating program continues to save its participating members huge discounts on their premium payments to the BWC. These significant savings give you the competitive edge because they reflect a reduction in the cost of doing business. If you would like to find out more about this great chamber benefit, contact Hunter Consulting or click here for free quote.
Leadership Mercer County
An educational program designed to build more and better volunteers for communities in the Mercer County area. The program is open to all adult persons within the county. Each year the participants attend a one day a month for ten months class. Classes start in September and end in June. Subjects are varied and county-wide. Class is limited to 20 participants each year.
Advertising That Works
Promote your business to over 375 prospects through advertising in our newsletter, community book, map and other projects.
Discount Prescription Drug Program thru SOCA.
If you have no prescription drug card, you can still receive up to 65% off your prescription drugs. There is no cost to the employer for this program. For Chamber members and their employees and their families, click here for your discount prescription drug Rx card.
Heartland Payment Systems
Credit card payment processing
New Member Photo
New Chamber members will have a new member photo taken which will be distributed to local newspapers and online newspapers.
All members are listed on the Chamber website in alphabetical order and also by category of business. Customers can find you business easily via the chamber website. You can also have your business hyperlinked from our website directly to yours. www.celinamercer.com
These programs and others provide services, information and resources to give your business that competitive edge. As a member of the Celina-Mercer County Chamber of Commerce, you have the satisfaction and prestige of being part of one of the most dynamic and beneficial organizations in the county.