Chamber of Commerce businesses, members, and staff are always ready to refer businesses to others in need of services and products. Shopping locally brings smiles to both a consumer and retailers face and is a great way to offer member-to-member discounts. Shopping locally is what keeps local businesses around.
Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies & Press Releases:
The Chamber of Commerce can help coordinate ribbon cutting ceremonies and grand opening events for new businesses. At your ribbon cutting, representatives of the Chamber, the Mayor of Ellwood City and others will be in attendance to wish you well and welcome your business to our community. A photographer will be on hand and our office will issue a Press Release regarding your opening to all area media outlets, including newspapers, quarterlies and websites. Is your company launching a new product, expanding its market or participating in a charity event? Our professional media writer will craft and issue a Press Release for you!
When a new member company joins the Chamber, we post a business profile on the Chamber website, including contact information and a brief bio. We also regularly profile member businesses on the Chamber of Commerce website, the Chamber of Commerce’s Facebook page and in our monthly newsletter. Business profiles include photographs of the business and their employees, owners or products taken by a professional photographer. It’s a great way to get your company’s name in front of the community and generate new interest in your products or services.
B to B Networking Opportunities:
The Chamber hosts a variety of business networking opportunities throughout the year, including Multi-Chamber networking events, business seminars, young professionals’ events and more.
The Chamber has Monthly Board and Networking Meetings. At your request, we can have that meeting at your place of business. Afterwards, a business social mixer can be a good way for you to meet other business members in the community who are very much interested in your success. Other business members in attendance will find out more about you and your business for recommendations in the community.
Annual Activities & Events:
Many Chamber activities and events are well attended, organized and beneficial to our members. The events are a great way to get involved in your local community. Some annual chamber events are as follows: Earth Day Celebration, Annual Awards Banquet, Ellwood City Arts, Crafts & Food Festival, Chamber golf outing, Ellwood City Community Day, Chef & Wine Tasting Event, Storytelling Festival, Christmas in the Park, Arts & Humanities Series.
Health, Dental & Vision Insurance:
We are proud to offer TWO insurance plans to our Ellwood City Area Chamber of Commerce Members!
1. Pennsylvania Chamber Insurance
- Medical plans from every carrier
- Dental, Vision and Life
- Short/Long Term Disability
- No minimum participation, guaranteed issue
- Section 125, FSA and HRA Plans
- 24/7 online account administration
Service. Simplicity. Selection – Employers. Employees. Individuals.
2. Jacobson Associates, Inc.
As healthcare costs, deductibles, and premiums continue to rise year after year, employers, employees and families are looking for answers. The Premier Discount Program is an easy, affordable way for employers to mitigate over-utilization of their health plans, while helping employees get the care and assistance they need in a timely manner and at the same time reduce their out-of-pocket expenses. Employees, individuals, and families have access to doctors 24/7, resources for navigating the complex healthcare system, and tools for promoting wellness. Increase productivity, decrease absenteeism, boost morale, and reduce medical costs for anyone joining this program.
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For more information or to sign up for this program, please click Here. If you would like more information on how to obtain these cost saving health and lifestyle benefits for your own organization and employees, please contact Andy Racek with Jacobson Associates, Inc, a proud member of the Ellwood City Area Chamber, at (412) 681-2700 x257 or at email@example.com.
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County, State, and Federal Business Advocacy:
Advocacy is available to member businesses through the efforts of the Chamber’s Legislative Committee as well as its Executive Committee. Chamber members are encouraged to communicate specific legislative concerns to the Chamber office, so that these issues are brought to the attention of local, state and federal legislators. If you are interested in attending legislative meetings, please contact the Chamber at 724-758-5501 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Many advertising opportunities exist for Chamber members. Chamber members can exhibit their marketing materials (business cards, brochures, etc.) in the Chamber lobby. Members also have the opportunity to link their website with ours AT NO COST as part of the Chamber’s Membership Directory. Advertising space is also available in the monthly newsletter and member offers e-blast that goes out once a month highlighting offers, sales, information or featured products and services from members. If interested, please contact the Chamber at 724-758-5501 or email us at email@example.com.
Business counseling is available AT NO COST at the Chamber. Assistance is available in developing a business plan, estimating cash flow, designing a loan package, and understanding state and federal regulations. Call 724-758-5501 for an appointment or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ellwood City Community Enrichment:
Ellwood City Community Enrichment proudly partners with the Ellwood City Area Public Library, Historical Society,Ellwood City and Riverside School Districts, and the local municipalities to provide cultural and educational programming to enrich the quality of life in the Ellwood City area community and to attract visitors to our region. Go to www.ecce1892.wixsite.com/eccommunityenrich for more information.
The Ellwood City Revitalization vision is to recognize the unique and varied economic and visual interests and needs of the downtown, its property owners and community. We will achieve this by planning a coherent appearance to our downtown while maintaining our heritage. We will strive to become an excellent example of how a private enterprise, working with local government officials and policy makers, can build on existing assets to revitalize the Ellwood City downtown community. Go to www.ellwoodcityrevitalization.org/ for more information.
Workplace wellness refers to the education and activities that a worksite may do to promote healthy lifestyles to employees and their families. Examples of wellness programming include such things as health education classes, subsidized use of fitness facilities, internal policies that promote healthy behavior, and any other activities, policies or environmental changes that affect the health of employees. Wellness programs can be simple or complex. Many programs require a minimal investment of time and money. More substantial programs often use more resources, but the many benefits to supporting and encouraging employee health and safety outweigh the costs.
Lawrence County Outreach Program:
The Duquesne University Chrysler Corporation Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is a member of a statewide consortium of college and university-based centers designed to provide comprehensive management and technical assistance to the small business community in PA. The SBDC program is jointly funded by the US Small Business Administration and the Lawrence County Economical Development Corporation support the Lawrence County Outreach Program and provide an office scheduled meetings between the SBDC Consultant and the Lawrence County Client.