Serving businesses in Clinton County
The Chamber of Commerce offers a wide array of benefits to our members that help to strengthen businesses in Clinton County. We are an advocate for area businesses, assist with business development, connect businesses through our monthly Economic Network Alliance meetings and offer robust Member Discounts.
The Wilmington-Clinton County Chamber of Commerce works as an advocate for the community on economic development and legislative issues. As the leading voice for both large and small businesses in our community, the Chamber is playing an active role in Clinton County’s redevelopment efforts, working hand in hand with City and County officials to market and promote the Wilmington Air Park and other industrial sites, as well as the Wilmington historic downtown and other business throughout Clinton County.
The Chamber regularly meets and collaborates with local, state, and national public officials. We actively work to connect our members with elected officials to make sure they maintain strong relationships with our representatives. The Chamber also provides assistance to businesses seeking to access the support of state and federal grants.
Ultimately, we believe that the strength of the Chamber’s efforts to advocate for businesses is based on the involvement of our members. Each week, we send out a “Weekly Briefing” e-mail to our members highlighting key legislative and economic development issues that impact our local businesses.
Our Local Elected Officials
United States Officials
- Governor John Kasich
Regional Representative: Sherri Carbo
- State Representative Cliff Rosenberger
- State Senator Bob Peterson
City of Wilmington
- Clinton County Commissioners
We believe that one of the most important economic development strategies for our community is to help our members grow and create new jobs. The Chamber works hand-in-hand with local economic development leaders to help our members get access to the information and resources they need. If your business is looking to expand your workforce, or if you’re worried about the future, let us know how we can be of service. We also provide support and guidance to entrepreneurs working to create new businesses in the community. We’re here to help ease the weight during the early stages of development so that entrepreneurs can focus on building a business that thrives and grows.
Don’t hesitate to let us know how we can help you connect with these local economic development leaders:
- Clinton County Port Authority – Dan Evers, Executive Director
- Clinton County Regional Planning Commission – Taylor Stuckert, Executive Director
- Clinton County Economic Development – Brett Dixon, County Administrator
The Chamber promotes the development of its members through its support of business development organizations:
Weekly Briefing. Each week, the Chamber sends out a members-only Weekly Briefing aimed at getting practical information to our members to help them make informed decisions. The e-mails provide analysis of key local, state, and national public policy issues, economic data and indicators, and news about local businesses and events, all in a once a week e-mail package. View an example of the Weekly Briefing.
Local First Clinton County
The Buy Local First Clinton County campaign is a coalition of business owners, residents, and public officials working to support the growth and vitality of local businesses in Clinton County. The effort–with financial support from the Clinton County Regional Planning Commission–has built a network of more than 200 local businesses and more than 3,000 consumers to support local entrepreneurs by strengthening the relationships between consumers and local business owners. The campaign coordinates a comprehensive marketing and branding campaign for local businesses and hosts the LocalFirstCC.com website.
Main Street Wilmington
The Chamber supports the work of Main Street Wilmington to revitalize the Historic Downtown Wilmington business district by providing leadership to Main Street’s Organization Committee. Main Street Wilmington coordinates marketing, events, and promotions for Downtown Businesses. In recent years, Main Street’s work has contributed to lowering the vacancy rates within the Historic District to the lowest rate in a decade, and has brought new vitality to downtown through unique events and beautification efforts. Visit MainStreetWilmington.com
The Wilmington-Clinton County Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to serving the community through connecting businesses and building relationships for the success and growth of our members. The Chamber offers social and professional networking and business development events and programs in which your business can be a part.
Economic Network Alliance
The Chamber has partnered with the Clinton County Regional Planning Commission to host a monthly Economic Network Alliance meeting. Each meeting features a speaker that highlights unique programs, organizations, and issues in our community, as well as an opportunity for businesses to meet and connect with each other.
The Network Alliance is hosted by the Wilmington Hampton Inn & Suites on the first Thursday of each month.
Chamber After Hours
Join us for afternoon meet and greets for Chamber and community members. Each “After Hours” event is hosted by a Chamber member, providing an opportunity for in-depth engagement.
Find out more about upcoming Chamber events.
Save Money & Grow Your Business
The Chamber offers a variety of exclusive discounts to our members through our partnership with The Southern Ohio Chamber Alliance (SOCA) to help them save money and grow their businesses.
Health Care Options
SOCA Benefit Plan (2 – 50 Employees)
The Southern Ohio Chamber Alliance has joined forces with the Northern Ohio Area Chambers of Commerce, the Central Ohio Chambers of Commerce, the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber to form a self-funded medical benefit plan aimed at small employers with 2 to 50 employees.
The SOCA Benefit Plan (hereafter, the Plan) is a multiple employer welfare arrangement. Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield provides claims administration and stop loss protection. Participating employers are required to maintain membership with a Chamber of Commerce that is authorized to offer the Plan.
SOCA Superior Dental Plans
Superior Dental Care is proud to offer exclusive dental plans to members of the Southern Ohio Chamber Alliance (SOCA), including Sole Proprietors.
Superior Dental Care’s highest priority is providing you with quality, and quality includes options. With over 6,000 provider locations in our Preferred Plan Network, you are guaranteed one of the broadest selections of dentists and specialists in the industry.
While you have the option to receive coverage out-of-network, ensuring maximum flexibility, we encourage our members to take advantage of the higher level of benefits available and protection from balance billing when they choose to remain in-network.
Not only do we offer the most competitive and effective dental plans, we also include several value-added benefits with each and every plan at no additional cost to our members.
Partnering with a subset of our participating dentists, we created a cosmetic rider program called SmileRider. This means that members can take advantage of a 15% discount on elective cosmetic services, such as teeth whitening, veneers, bonding, and porcelain facings. Just look for participating SmileRider dentists in our network directories or online at WWW.SUPERIORDENTAL.COM.
EyeMed Vision Care Access Plan D (Available through Superior Dental Care)
Superior value doesn’t stop with your smile. Also offered to each member at no additional cost is a discount vision plan providing reduced fees for exams, frames, lenses and contact lenses and LASIK surgery. EyeMed Access Plan D includes one of the largest provider networks in the industry with unlimited frequency on the services used.
Workers Compensation Group Rating Program & Safety Council
Chamber members have the opportunity to receive big savings on workers compensation rates by participating in a group rating program provided by one of our third-party providers. The Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation (BWC) allows up to a maximum 53% discount for qualifying business participating in a group rating program.
Chamber members have the opportunity to save an additional 4% through participation in the Highland-Fayette-Clinton Safety Council. Chamber members can receive a 2% discount by meeting all HFC Safety Council participation requirements, and an additional 2% in performance bonuses for reducing the frequency and severity of workplace accidents.
If you would like more information or are interested in receiving a BWC group rate quote, contact one of our third party administrators:
- Hunter Consulting Company: Contact Jeff Price — (513) 372-8718, (800) 486-6652 ext. 118 | firstname.lastname@example.org
- CareWorksComp: Contact Julia Hall — (800) 837-3200, Ext 51576 | email@example.com
For more information about the HFC Safety Council, contact Clinton County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, Dessie Rogers, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (937) 382-2737.
Trak-1 Employment Screening
SOCA has partnered with Trak-1 to offer chamber members discounts on employment background screening. In an uncertain world, Trak-1 provides security by enabling organizations of all sizes to accurately and responsibly assess human risk and improve decision making.
Clients rely on Trak-1’s unsurpassed data quality and return time, leading edge technologies, deep industry experience, true commitment to compliance, and respect and dedication to both them and their applicants. In short, clients experience increased profits, reduced risk and improved efficiency through Trak-1 solutions and products. Your solution is here…with at least a 12% discount for your business!
For more information, please contact Dave Klotz at 800-780-6407 or email@example.com.
Credit Card Processing from Infintech
Infintech LLC is the preferred payment processor of the Clinton County Chamber of Commerce. Join the purchasing power of thousands of other business owners across the state of Ohio.
- Proven Savings-Lower your business expenses by leveraging the buying power of the entire membership
- Exclusive, Pre-negotiated Credit Card Processing Rates
- Transparent Pricing
- No Long-term Contracts
- Bank Neutrality
- Local Service and Support
- Discounted Pricing on Equipment
For more information, please contact Infintech at 513-395-9495.
Bannockburn Global Forex LLC
Bannockburn Global Forex, LLC is a boutique capital markets firm focused on providing foreign exchange payments, hedging products, and tailored consulting services to companies doing business internationally. Bannockburn specializes in providing significant cost savings through better rates of exchange, secure transactions, and customized client service.
- Have overseas vendors customers, subsidiaries, or employees?
- Need to make currency payments or convert foreign receivables into US Dollars?
- Have exposure to fluctuating exchange rates?
- Know how much your bank is charging for their forex services?
- Know if you are getting the best available exchange rate on the days you transact?
Let Bannockburn be the Industry Experts on Your Team to Help Your Company Succeed Internationally. Contact John Schuermann at 513-745-9866 or 937-238-1686 for more information.
Savings on Electricity with IGS Energy
The Wilmington-Clinton County Chamber has partnered with IGS Energy to offer members customized rates on electricity for their businesses. With more than 25 years of experience serving commercial and industrial customers, IGS Energy offers personalized service and product options to fit your needs.
Contact your dedicated representative, Reggie Franklin, with a copy of your utility bill for a customized cost comparison: Reggie Franklin | firstname.lastname@example.org | 937-972-0382
Shred-it Document Destruction
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