Membership Benefits
Services to Increase the Visibility of our Members


GIFT CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

Welcomed at 100 member businesses, the Chamber’s gift certificate program affords a great way to reward your employees and keep local dollars in the hands of local Chamber members. Available in $5, $10, and $20 denominations, use them as holiday gifts, performance rewards, and other workplace incentives. Anyone may purchase Chamber gift certificates, but they may only be redeemed at participating Chamber businesses. A list of participating members may be obtained from the Chamber office or by Clicking here.

BUSINESS AFTER HOURS
An opportunity to host or to attend this "open house" style event. Typically held on a weeknight, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., all Chamber of Commerce members are invited to attend. A great way to display your facilities, goods and services, network with Chamber members and generate new business.

CHAMBER MAIL PROGRAM
Quarterly bulk mail advertising program designed to promote business growth among our member organizations. Contact the Chamber for more details.

PUBLICATIONS
The Chamber produces and maintains several publications that are provided to members at no charge including the Discover Shelby County Ohio community image book and membership directory , Perspective monthly newsletter, Shelby County maps and phone books.

BEAUTIFICATION AWARDS
The Chamber encourages esthetic and functional business investment by recognizing outstanding business facility improvement through its Beautification Awards presented at the Chamber’s Annual Dinner.

SHELBYSITES.COM ONLINE BUSINESS DIRECTORY
Chamber members receive a free listing in the ShelbySites.com online database.ShelbySites.com is the online directory for Shelby County businesses and organizations. Visit www.ShelbySites.com to submit or to update your business/organization profile.

MEMBER OF THE DAY Hits 105.5 Radio Spotlight and Facebook Posting
Every Tuesday & Thursday, the Chamber presents a brief profile of one of its member organizations on WMVR radio and Facebook.  In addition, Chamber members receive a discount of 50% off select radio advertising packages with WMVR.

BUSINESS REFERRALS
Extensive use of the Chamber’s membership directory beyond the bounds of the Chamber members, and local, state and national telephone inquiries to the Chamber office result in business referrals to Chamber members. Chamber membership is a low cost advertising package.

LEGAL REFERRALS
Chamber members with a particular legal concern may contact the Chamber President for a legal referral.

Services to Reduce our Members Cost of Doing Business


WORKERS COMPENSATION GROUP RATING PROGRAM
The Chamber partners with CareWorks Consultants, Inc. to provide one of the best premium saving group rating programs in the state. Annually, Chamber members participating in this program save substantially on their workers comp premiums. Application is fast and easy. Registration forms are available from the Chamber office or on line at www.cciworkerscomp.com/groupratingapplication/Sidney-Shelby.

MEDICAL MUTUAL OF OHIO GROUP HEALTH PLAN
The Chamber group health insurance plan provides quality health insurance for your employees at affordable rates. The Chamber partners with Medical Mutual of Ohio to offer a broad coverage group rating insurance program at low prices. Sold only through Chamber of Commerce member insurance agents. Telephone the Chamber for a complete list of participating agents.

SUPERIOR DENTAL CARE DISCOUNT PLAN
This Chamber group dental plan provides quality dental insurance for your employees and their families at affordable rates. The Chamber partners with Superior Dental Care to offer a 5% discount on a variety of plan designs with Employee, Employee Plus One, and Family coverage options. 

COMMERCIAL BUSINESS INSURANCE 
Qualified Chamber members can receive a 12% premium discount on their property and casualty, auto, and commercial umbrella insurance lines through participation in this most unique program offered  in conjunction with Auto-Owners Insurance company.

SAVINGS ON ELECTRICITY
As a member of the Sidney-Shelby County Chamber, you are entitled to a discounted rate on
your electric bill from DPL Energy Resources. This rate is lower than their standing commercial
offers and is not available to non-chamber members.

The Chamber has also created an opportunity for your employees to receive a discounted rate
on their residential electric service. This is an additional benefit of your membership, and will
help your employees pay less than DP&L Energy's standing rate.

Go to dplenergy.com/sidneyshelbychamber to sign up for both offers.

COMPLIMENTARY NEWSPAPER ADVERTISEMENT
New Chamber members will receive one free 2 column x 6 inch display ad in the Sidney Daily News valued at $227.00.

CenturyLink BUSINESS-CLASS HIGH SPEED INTERNET
Chamber members get their first month FREE on 1.5 Mbps and higher DSL service with FREE professional installation and FREE activation on their two-year term agreement.  Existing Chamber member CenturyLink customers can upgrade to 5 Mbps and get one month FREE.

DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT SERVICES
Up to a 35% discount off document management services with Cintas to include document imaging, document storage, and document destruction.

CONSTANT CONTACT
Members receive up to a 25% discount off broadcast email, survey, and event marketing tools that help Chamber member organizations better connect with their customers and clients.  For more information go to www.ConstantContact.com/chambermembers.

PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION SAVINGS PROGRAM
Employees of Chamber member organizations can save up to 50% on their prescription medications at over 46,000 pharmacies nationwide including all Sidney-Shelby County Chamber member pharmacies to include Bunny's, Kroger, The Medicine Shoppe, and Wal-Mart.

PAYROLL PREPARATION DISCOUNT PROGRAM
Chamber members are eligible for a 15% discount with PAYCHEX, INC., a premiere payroll processing company with a broad range of payroll and tax preparation services.

FedEx® DELIVERY SERVICES
Sidney-Shelby County Chamber and FedEx have teamed up to provide you with great savings on your shipping needs.  Shipping costs can play a big role in a company’s expenses, but the FedEx Advantage® program can help you control those costs and start saving for other things.  To see how much you could be saving, go to FedEx Advantage® and enter in your shipping information.  Once you’ve calculated your estimated savings you can begin the simple online enrollment process.  You will need pass code MD1F2S to enroll.  Enrollment in the FedEx Advantage program is free to Chamber members and there are no minimum shipping quotas to receive or maintain your discounts.

HERTZ BUSINESS REWARDS
Chamber members receive discounts of up to 20% off Hertz Business Travel Rates for ALL EMPLOYEES at both airport and off-airport locations.  All Chamber member companies and their employees who enroll receive a complimentary membership in Hertz #1 Club Gold® - a $60 value.

THE UPS STORE
Chamber members receive a 20% discount off packaging services and packaging
materials at The UPS Store in Sidney.

Services to Help our Members Make Better Business Decisions


BUSINESS SEMINARS

The Chamber conducts educational and seminar events throughout the year on a variety of business related topics.

HUMAN RESOURCES COUNCIL
The Chamber's Human Resources Council is comprised of Chamber member employees who have responsibility for managing their company's Human Resources function. They meet monthly to address common topics of mutual interest. An annual survey of wages and benefits in Shelby County is conducted and published for the benefit of Chamber members.

SAFETY COUNCIL
The Chamber of Commerce partners with the Ohio Division of Safety and Hygiene to host speakers and seminars on safety related issues designed to enhance safe working environments. Chamber members are recognized annually for outstanding safety records, programs and achievements.

SHELBY COUNTY LEAN ENTERPRISE COUNCIL
The vision of the Lean Enterprise Council is to make the businesses of Shelby County more competitive by collaborating to teach and apply Lean Enterprise processes and methodologies.

WOMEN IN NETWORKING
An active group providing programs and topics that relate to women business owners and managers and a great opportunity for networking.

BUSINESS LEGISLATIVE ADVOCATE
The Chamber of Commerce constantly monitors business related legislative activity at the national, state and local level. Chamber members are notified of critical issues affecting the business community. The Chamber is a collective legislative advocate for its members and maintains excellent working relationships with local, state and nationally elected officials representing Shelby County.

WAGE AND BENEFITS ASSISTANCE
Members may consult the Chamber President for assistance in determining how their business fares with regard to area wages and benefits.

BUSINESS START UP SERVICES
The Chamber offers guidance and counseling to local residents interested in starting a new business in Shelby County.

BUSINESS CONSULTATIONS
The Chamber offers consultation assistance to member businesses on a variety of business related topics.

LEADERSHIP SHELBY COUNTY
The Chamber conducts a regionally recognized leadership-training program that prepares participants to assume leadership roles within Shelby County’s numerous community organizations. Graduates are invited to join the Chamber’s LEADERSHIP ALUMNI group who participate in local community projects and programs.

Services to Support Education in our Community


CHAMBER OF COMMERCE FOUNDATION

Through the generosity of its members, the Chamber’s Charitable Foundation funds numerous community and educational projects each year.

BUSINESS EDUCATION PARTNERSHIP
A key Chamber committee that interfaces with the educational community with programs such as publication of a Speakers Guide, Parenting Newsletter, World in Motion, teacher job shadowing experiences and recognition.

Other Services


NOTARY PUBLIC SERVICE

Available at no charge to Chamber of Commerce members.

COMMUNITY REPRESENTATION
The Chamber ’s Board of Directors and Staff represent Chamber members on key community and business development organizations throughout Shelby County such as the West Ohio Development Council, Community Improvement Corporation, United Way, JVS Business Advisory Council, Postal Customer Council, and Edison College Foundation. An excellent working rapport is maintained with the City of Sidney Council, City Manager, Village Administrators, and Shelby County Commissioners.

EXPORT PAPER DOCUMENTATION SERVICE
Free to Chamber of Commerce members, $30.00 per document for non-Chamber members.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
The Chamber partners with key community organizations to further the economic development of Shelby County including the West Ohio Development Council (located in the Chamber office), Community Improvement Corporation, city, village and county governments.

ZENITH AWARD
The Chamber promotes community service by annually recognizing a Shelby County resident for lifetime community service with its prestigious Zenith Award presented at the Chamber’s Annual Dinner.


Sidney - Shelby County Chamber of Commerce - 101 South Ohio Avenue - Floor 2, Sidney, Ohio 45365
Phone: 937-492-9122 - E-mail: info3@SidneyShelbyChamber.com