Chamber Saves Members Millions of Dollars Each Year

The Lima/Allen County Chamber of Commerce membership consists of 84% of small businesses with 50 employees or less. In 2018 the Lima Chamber was able to host several Google workshops and webinars for businesses, marketed Shop Small Saturday, headed up the business education aspect of the Opiate Campaign, and had a great turnout for our annual Agri-Business Outlook event; as well as working with several partners on providing training and education to new and existing entrepreneurs.

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The Chamber had a member retention rate of 97.8% this past year which places us in the top 10 Chambers in the Nation of similar size. In 2018 we maintained the Chamber’s membership base of 906 members.  The Lima/ Allen County Chamber of Commerce has received the Membership Achievement Award provided by the Associates of Chamber of Commerce Executives.  The award consists of chambers of commerce that are in the top 10 for their total revenue range in one or more of these categories: member retention of accounts, member retention of dollars, or new member retention of accounts. These statistics were compiled from ACCE’s Fiscal Year 2017 Operations Survey via Dynamic Chamber Benchmarking (DCB). DCB is open year-round for survey participation, but for the Membership Achievement Awards, chambers who submitted FY 2017 data through March 23, 2018, were eligible for the awards.  The Lima Chamber has consistently achieved this award for the last several years by focusing efforts to increase the Chamber’s value-added programs and resources that allow us to assist member businesses. 

 

One of our most valuable programs is the Worker’s Comp Group Discount Program with Sheakley.  The 27-year partnership between the Lima Chamber and Sheakley enabled us to save our members a total of $8 Million in 2018 with Burea of Workers Compensation discounts.  Workers’ compensation premiums and unemployment taxes can be some of the most expensive costs of doing business in Ohio. As one of the most experienced third-party administrators (TPA) in the industry, we work with more than 16,000 employers to reduce these expenses through savings opportunities like Group Rating, Group Retrospective Rating, the Drug-Free Safety Program and Self-Insurance for workers’ compLima Workers Compensation.

 

Among this is and many other value-added programs such as the West Central Ohio Safety Council program, Office Depot/Office Max Office Supply Discount program and Health Insurance program and many more.  To learn more about these programs please contact the Lima/Allen County Chamber of Commerce at 419-222-6045 or visit www.LimaChamber.com.

Call for Award Nominations

The Lima/Allen County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the Annual Awards Gala on May 5th, 2020. This is an elegant evening in which we recognize area businesses and leaders for outstanding accomplishments. You may now make reservations by contacting the Lima Chamber at 419-222-6045 or programs@limachamber.com. Tickets are $45 each and $320 for a table of eight for members, and $50 each and $ for a table of eight for future members.

We are currently accepting nomination for businesses and individuals in the following categories. Nominations must be received by February 7, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

Thank you to our Award Sponsors –

Small Business of the Year – Citizens National Bank
Non-Profit Agency of the Year – Tom Ahl Family of Dealerships
Woman-Owned Business of the Year – Huntington Bank
Emerging Business of the Year Award – State Bank
Young Leader of the Year Award – St. Rita’s Medical Center
ATHENA Award – The Lima Auto Mall

Thank You to our Event Sponsors –

Major Sponsors – The Union Bank Company and Sheakley
Media Sponsors – The Lima News and Your Hometown Stations
Print Sponsor – Post Printing

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!