Love Lima Week 2018

love lima week

The Lima Young Professionals are pleased to announce our 2nd annual Love Lima Week to be held on June 10 – June 16, 2018. See below for the event schedule!

June 10th – Blessing Upon Lima
Lima area churches to offer special intentions and blessings for the Lima community.

June 11th – Community United Breakfast
Veterans Memorial Civic and Convention Center, 7:30 am – 9 am, $10/general public
Sponsored by Lima Noon Sertoma & Lima Rotary

June 12th – Family Game Night
Alter Ego Comics, 6 pm – 8 pm, FREE
Sponsored by Alter Ego Comics & All Service Glass

June 13th – Professional Development at the Park
Hermon Woodlands, 11:30 am – 1 pm, FREE for YP Members, $10/future YP members
Sponsored by Lock Sixteen, Primrose, & Peacock Water

June 14th – Pub Club at the Locos Game
Simmons Field, Pre-Game Tailgate 5 pm – 7 pm (first pitch @ 7:05 pm)
$10/person = admission, hot dog, chips, & two drink tickets

June 15th – RALLY in the Square
Join the Lima community at Rally and wear or purchase a Love Lima t-shirt to receive a FREE mug!
Admission is $2
Rally in the Square will be sponsored by Husky Energy, Corp.

June 16th – Love Lima Media Day
Snap a picture while at your favorite spot in town, post to social media using #lovelima!

This will be a fun and exciting week long celebration of all that is great about our community.  The purpose of this week is to increase our community pride and raise funds for Love Lima initiatives of enhancing and revitalizing out community.

Businesses, organizations, families and friends can now register their team or multiple teams for some of the events at the Chamber.  Registration fees vary on the events.
If you would like more information about this event, please call Programs at 419-222-6045 or email

Chamber Golf Classic

chamber golf classic

This year marks the 50th year the Chamber of Commerce has been hosting its Annual Golf Classic, making it one of the longest running and highest attended outing in the area Lima Chamber Golf Classic.  

Chamber Members: $85/golfer or $340/foursome:
Non-Chamber Members: $95/golfer or $380/foursome: 

Your ticket includes:
Two Beverage Tickets
Golf Classic Goodie Bag
Lunch door prize drawing
Lunch and awards will be held at both courses at 1:30 p.m.

Registration begins at 8:00 a.m.
Shotgun at 8:30 a.m.
Rain date Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Hit the Green on all Par 3’s
Longest Drives and Putts
Closest to the Pin on all Par 3’s

50/50 Raffle Tickets –  $10 each
WIN 50% of proceeds!  Winner will be drawn at both courses
Silent Auctions.

Interested in getting maximum exposure for your company during this event?  There are several great sponsorship options available.  Contact Programs at 419-222-6045 or


BWC Automated Phone System Upgrades Security

Businesses and injured workers who use the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation’s automated phone system, 1-800-644-6292, will soon see improved security to better protect their sensitive information.
Beginning Feb. 15, 2017, callers will need more than just their policy or claim number. Injured workers will also be asked for the last four digits of their social security number and their date of injury. Businesses will also be asked for their federal tax ID number (FEIN or SSN) and the ZIP code for the mailing address on the policy.
We encourage callers to have this information handy when they call. While it may require a few more taps of the finger, they can feel confident their sensitive information is more secure.

Ohio Safety Congress & Expo, March 8 to 10 at the Columbus Convention Center

Registration is now open for the Ohio Safety Congress & Expo, March 8 to 10 at the Columbus Convention Center. Click here to view event information, including the event schedule, hotels, directions and free online registration.

Days one and two (Wednesday & Thursday) offer general sessions, educational sessions and the Expo Marketplace. Day three (Friday) of the safety congress delivers full-day workshops and in-depth training. Attend the number of days which best meet your training needs.

We look forward to seeing you at OSC17!

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Are your OSHA logs ready? New electronic filing means covered employers now have two deadlines.

Are your OSHA logs ready?

New electronic filing means covered employers now have two deadlines.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires that covered employers maintain records of occupational injuries and illnesses. A summary of those records must be posted by Feb. 1st each year. Earlier this year (May 12, 2016), OSHA published its final rule on a new requirement for employers to also submit OSHA records electronically through the OSHA website. The electronic 300A Summary report must be submitted for the 2016 calendar year by July 1, 2017.

This means employers now must meet two requirements/deadlines: Feb. 1 for the 300A paper summary and July 1 for the electronic version of the 300A summary.

Did you know?

  • Not all Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) workers’ comp claims are OSHA log recordable.
  • Not all emergency room visits are OSHA log recordable.
  • Non-compliance in recordkeeping and submission delays can cost your company thousands of dollars.
  • Employers are required to retain their current records plus records from the previous five years.

OSHA uses records of injuries and illnesses to determine the effectiveness of existing safety and health standards. Sheakley can help you understand the requirements of OSHA Recordkeeping, industries that are partially exempt from recordkeeping forms, and the fines associated with non-compliance.

Learn more by attending an upcoming webinar on OSHA Recordkeeping

Dec. 9, 2016 at 10:30am OR Jan. 9, 2017 at 10am 

Register today! ·      Online: Go to, choose the Monthly Safety Webinar option then scroll to the December sessions.

·      Email: to let us know which session you’d like to attend

Who should attend? Employers with more than 10 employees, Human Resources Personnel, Operations Managers, Payroll Personnel, and Safety Representatives.


  • 31, 2016 — January/February premium installment due to BWC.
  • 31, 2017 — BWC enrollment deadline for group retrospective rating, one claim program, individual retrospective rating, and deductible program.


The Lima Chamber offers both group rating and group retrospective rating programs to reduce your Ohio workers’ comp costs. We are currently sending out quotes for the group retro program to qualified employers. Sheakley, the group administrator, has been helping Lima/Allen county companies improve workplace safety and reduce their workers’ comp and unemployment costs for more than 50 years. A strong focus on client service and strategic claims management, paired with solid underwriting, has provided Chamber members tremendous savings opportunities year after year through a variety of cost saving programs.

If you are not already a Sheakley client, request your Chamber savings analysis. It’s free, and there is no obligation to join, so it’s simply smart business to know your options.

800.877.5055 ext. 5070 or