Chamber Leadership Semi-Annual Meeting May 4th at Kalahari Resorts

CHAMBER LEADERS and Staff, Benefits and Membership Chairmen….Please join us for the Semi-Annual Chamber Leadership Breakfast Meeting on Friday May 5, from 9-11 am at the Kalahari Convention Center in Sandusky Ohio. Come early and enjoy a full FREE buffet breakfast starting at 8:45 am.  Stay later to visit with NOACC Vendors.

Network with other chamber leaders and share great ideas on for increasing your chamber’s membership and revenue.  Great updates that will help your chamber GROW!  Participate in the “GIVE YOUR MEMBERS THE BLACK TIE EXPERIENCE” presentation that will help your chamber even more!

Rsvp to the NOACC Office by Tuesday, May 1 by email to director@noacc.org or call toll tree 866-466-6222 FREE. Hope to see you there!

SPECIAL ROOM RATES:  Kalahari will offer a courtesy rate of $119.00 plus tax on Thursday, May 3, 2018, and a courtesy rate of $209.00 plus tax on Friday, May 4, 2018 with the inclusion of four water park wristbands per room. Rooms and rate are strictly based on availability at the time of booking, the Resort Fee of $24.99 is waived.

Call 877-525-2427 to make a reservation

 

Visit www.844medohio.com for more info on the SOCA Benefit Plan (MEWA

A new self-funded medical  plan for small employers:  The SOCA Benefit Plan 

Visit www.844medohio.com  for details on the SOCA Benefit Plan (MEWA) eligibility, broker info, and/or to submit request for quote.

Who is eligible for the SOCA Benefit Plan?
The SOCA Benefit Plan is available to small business employers that have at least two employees enrolled
on their medical plan and no more than 50 total employees. The business must be domiciled in Ohio,
and must be a member in good standing with a Chamber of Commerce that is qualified to offer the SOCA
Benefit Plan. These chambers include:
Central Ohio Chambers of Commerce (COCC)
Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce (DACC)
Northern Ohio Area Chambers of Commerce (NOACC)
Southern Ohio Chamber Alliance (SOCA)
Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber (YWRC

Chamber Networking Night at the GREAT Big Home and Garden Show Feb 8th 4-6 pm

Let’s kick off the new year with the Sixth Annual Great BIG Chamber Networking Night at the Great Big Home & Garden Show at the I-X Center (near Cleveland Hopkins Airport) on Thursday, February 8th from 4-6 pm. A $15 ticket will give you entrance to the show from 11 am-9 pm and a PRIVATE PARTY for chamber members only from 4-6 pm that will include GREAT appetizers, sodas, cash bar, prizes from exhibitors and MORE!

Everyone had a great time last year and we expect an even bigger crowd this year! This is a GREAT networking opportunity for everyone, and lots of fun too. For more details visit: www.greatbighomeandgarden.com. Use the promo code “CHAMBER” to buy your ticket. Or use link below.

https://greatbighomeandgardenshow.tix123.com/?disc=CHAMBER

Chamber Bright Stars 2017 Pictures and MORE!

Chamber Bright Stars 2017

Click this link to view ALL the pictures from the Chamber Bright Star 2017 event held Thursday, Oct 26th at the JACK Thistledown Racino

https://goo.gl/photos/w9Hg9BxMEuRMaUDV6

Click here to watch the video of the entire event: http://www.noacc.org/videos/2017-noacc-bright-star-awards/

Click here to view the special Program 8 pg flipbook from Cleveland Magazine used at the event:

https://digitaleditions.glpublishing.com/brightstars2017/html5/index.html?page=1&noflash

MORE INFO on the Chamber Bright Star 2017 event.

Chamber Bright Stars 2017 Awards and Dinner

The Chamber Bright Stars for 2017 will be recognized on Thursday, October 26th at the semi-annual Chamber Leadership meeting and tenth annual Chamber Bright Star Awards presentation of the Northern Ohio Area Chambers of Commerce (NOACC) in the Bistro at the JACK Thistledown Racino, North Randall, Ohio.

About 40 chambers of commerce across northern Ohio nominated a person from their chamber as their “Bright Star,” to recognize a chamber member who has “made a significant impact on the chamber through membership, retention, sponsorship, economic development, operations and/or education.” Each Bright Star is an active chamber member for no less than two years and is likely to be an unsung hero or a dedicated behind-the-scenes volunteer.

Each Chamber’s Bright Star 2017, will accept his/her certificate and trophy from at the presentation at the event.

These volunteers represent a wide range of involvement with their respective chambers, some having been a member and or officer or committee chairman for 20+ years and some being newly involved but each of whom has given freely of his/her time, working hard for their chambers without any expectations.

This is the tenth year for the Chamber Bright Star Awards, and again has given an opportunity to recognize these volunteers among their peer groups, as chamber representatives, board members and spouses will also be in attendance.

Cindy Caldwell, board chair for NOACC and the executive director of the Beachwood Chamber reminds us that, “A chamber’s success is due in great part to the support of its volunteers. They are the true cheerleaders of our organizations deserve our praise regularly.”

All the Bright Star photos and information from previous years is available at www.noacc.org/brightphotos.html. A link to the photos and video from this year’s event are posted on the www.noacc.org website.

Click here to view the special 8 pg Program/Insert from Cleveland Magazine used at the event:

http://www.glpublishing.com/digitaleditions/brightstars2016

Chamber Leadership Semi-Annual Meeting April 28 at Kalahari Resorts

CHAMBER LEADERS and Staff, Benefits and Membership Chairmen….Please join us for the Semi-Annual Chamber Leadership Breakfast Meeting on Friday April 28, from 9-11 am at the Kalahari Convention Center in Sandusky Ohio. Come early and enjoy a full buffet breakfast starting at 8:45 am.  Stay later to visit with Chamber Resource experts

Network with other chamber leaders and share great ideas on for increasing your chamber’s membership and revenue.  Get EXCITING updates that will help your chamber GROW!

Rsvp to the NOACC Office by Tuesday, April 25 by email to director@noacc.ghitechs.com or call toll tree 866-466-6222 FREE. Hope to see you there!

SPECIAL ROOM RATES at the Kalahari Resorts:  Thursday, April 27rd $109+  Friday, April 29th $149+   Resort $19.99 fee waived.  Ask for the NOACC block of rooms.  Kalahari is offering the above Group Rates but no rooms are currently being held. Rates are strictly subject to availability at the time of booking.

Call 877-525-2427 Toll Free to reserve rooms

Chamber Bright Stars 2016 Pictures and MORE!

Click this link to view ALL the pictures from the Chamber Bright Star 2016 event held Thursday, Oct 27th at the Pro Football Hall of Fame

https://goo.gl/photos/w9Hg9BxMEuRMaUDV6

Click here to watch the video of the entire event:   http://noacc.ghitechs.com/videos/2016-noacc-bright-star-awards/

Click here to view the special Program 8 pg flipbook from Cleveland Magazine used at the event:

http://www.glpublishing.com/digitaleditions/brightstars2016

Or download the pdf of the insert:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/pbz63b4l96q7m1z/BS_1216_Final.pdf?dl=0

 

MORE INFO on the Chamber Bright Star 2016 event.

Chamber Bright Star 2016 Awards and Dinner

The Chamber Bright Stars for 2016 will be recognized on Thursday, October 27th at the semi-annual Chamber Leadership meeting and ninth annual Chamber Bright Star Awards presentation of the Northern Ohio Area Chambers of Commerce (NOACC) at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.

About 40 chambers of commerce across northern Ohio nominated a person from their chamber as their “Bright Star,” to recognize a chamber member who has “made a significant impact on the chamber through membership, retention, sponsorship, economic development, operations and/or education.” Each Bright Star is an active chamber member for no less than two years and is likely to be an unsung hero or a dedicated behind-the-scenes volunteer.

Each Chamber’s Bright Star 2016, will accept his/her certificate and trophy from at the presentation at the event.

These volunteers represent a wide range of involvement with their respective chambers, some having been a member and or officer or committee chairman for 20+ years and some being newly involved but each of whom has given freely of his/her time, working hard for their chambers without any expectations.

This is the ninth year for the Chamber Bright Star Awards, and again has given an opportunity to recognize these volunteers among their peer groups, as chamber representatives, board members and spouses will also be in attendance.

Cindy Caldwell, board chair for NOACC and the executive director of the Beachwood Chamber reminds us that, “A chamber’s success is due in great part to the support of its volunteers. They are the true cheerleaders of our organizations deserve our praise regularly.”

All the Bright Star photos and information from previous years is available at www.noacc.org/brightphotos.html. A link to the photos and video from this year’s event are posted on the www.noacc.org website. -0-

Download the 2015 Bright Stars 8pg IB printed in Inside Business Magazine Nov-Dec 2015

SOCA Benefit Plan for Chamber Members (MEWA)

MORE INFO HERE:  SOCA Benefit Plan and Q&A 

OR Visit www.844medohio.com

SOCA Benefit Plan Participating Chambers List 2018

Paying Too Much for Group Health Benefits?

Paying Too Much for Group Health Benefits?

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A marketing campaign for the SOCA Benefit Plan “844 Med Ohio” has now launched. The SOCA Benefit Plan and “844 Med Ohio” are one and the same. The campaign consists of a mix of billboard, radio, and digital advertising, is limited to targeted areas in central and northern Ohio, and is scheduled to last approximately 60 days.

The toll free number at 1-844-633-6446 (1-844-Med-Ohio) and a web site at www.844MedOhio.com were created for employers to find and submit information and have an agent or broker contact them.

Banner ads for chamber websites are being created also. These ads will be tracked to provide feedback and help grow the SOCA Benefit Plan.

Overall, the SOCA Benefit Plan is going very well. The first year of operation has been completed and the mandatory audit has been submitted to the Ohio Department of Insurance.  Financials are solid, and the Plan has exceeded the mandatory surplus requirement. More than 5,600 employees are enrolled in the Plan, which amounts to more than 11,000 members when family members are included.

Visit the new web site at https://www.844medohio.com/plan-overview/ to download marketing material or direct your members with organizations of 2-50 employees to www.844MedOhio.com .  August 2017

 

NOACC Announces New Medical Benefit Plan, Collaborative Effort Among Chambers of Commerce as of May 2016

Northern Ohio Area Chambers of Commerce (NOACC) has joined forces with the Southern Ohio Chamber Alliance (SOCA) in a collaborative effort with 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.

SOCA recently received authorization from the Ohio Department of Insurance to form the Southern Ohio Chamber Alliance Benefit Plan. This Plan will be available to businesses through their membership in the chamber associations and chambers mentioned above.

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. Initially, distribution of the Plan is limited to Anthem Champion and Elite brokers who have completed specified training. The Plan is governed by a Board of Trustees elected by participating employers.

State law requires the Plan to have a minimum of 300 enrolled employees. Efforts are under way to begin operations on May 1, 2016 if the minimum enrollment is met. The authorization from the ODI comes after nearly three years of vetting the idea and planning among various partners, according to Matt Appenzeller, Executive Director for SOCA. “This is a great example of Chambers of Commerce and our partners throughout Ohio coming together for a common goal of providing value to the business community,” he said. “We have great partners. I think we’re all pretty excited to get started.” The SOCA Benefit Plan will be offered through approximately 250 Chambers of Commerce initially.

“NOACC is very pleased to be able to offer a new opportunity to our members that ultimately increases the value of their chamber membership while providing savings on the health insurance that is important in keeping our businesses competitive. We are looking forward to working with SOCA and the other chambers in Ohio to make this viable for everyone” said Vicky Hawke, Executive Director of NOACC.

Additional details regarding the Plan will be disseminated in the coming months through qualified Chambers of Commerce and brokers certified to sell the Plan.

SOCA Benefit Plan and Q&A

Broker List Here