Benefits of Your Chamber Membership
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. The Chamber 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.
Full range of health insurance plans with cost savings. Businesses also get access to a large network of quality providers through Anthem, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. With the ChamberSaver Program – Premium savings of up to 1.4% on groups from 2-50 employees. Groups from 51-500 may be eligible for a 1% premium savings. Business must be a member of a NOACC Chamber. For a quote, contact your local broker or visit noacc.org. See below for additional information on Group Health Insurance.
This program is being provided to help lower your prescription drug costs. Simply create and print your FREE Prescription Drug Card and receive savings of up to 75% (discounts average roughly 30%) at more than 68,000 national and regional pharmacies. This card can be used as your primary plan and/or it can be used on prescriptions not covered by your insurance plan.
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.
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. With the ChamberSaver program, a business with 2-50 employees, you will have access up to a 1.4% savings on any Anthem group health insurance plan through premium tax credits savings. Groups from 51-500 may be eligible for 1% premium 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.
The SOCA Benefit Plan MEWA, administered by Anthem is a smart solution for groups with 50 or fewer employees and sole proprietors. It allows smaller employers to join together to share in the overall claims risk, backed by Anthem to stop loss coverage.
Click one of the links below for quote!
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.
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.
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.
NOACC Chamber Shipping Program
Chamber members can achieve substantial shipping discounts with FedEx®, as well as significant savings on freight shipments—with the opportunity for NOACC affiliated Chambers to earn non-dues revenue. Savings up to 45% on small package ground, next day air, or up to 70% savings on large pallet shipments. Member must be member of a NOACC chamber and must establish and use an account with Partnership to get savings. Click here to enroll
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 Information Center for the Area
Seeks and compiles information on various subjects; disburses to inquirers by mail and telephone.
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.
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.
WSU-LC Business Enterprise Center
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.
Vision Care Discount
EyeMed Vision Care makes it easy as 1-2-3 to protect your family’s vision wellness. Your EyeMed discount can be used as often as you like throughout the year and allows you to save on nearly all your vision care purchases. www.eyemedvisioncare.com
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.
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.
Advertising That Works
Promote your business to over 375 prospects through advertising in our newsletter, community book, map and other projects.
Heartland Payment Systems
Chamber Payroll Program 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.