Chamber Leader Semi-Annual Meeting April 2015

CHAMBER LEADERS and Staff, Benefits and Membership Chairmen….Please join us for the Semi-Annual Chamber Leadership Breakfast Meeting on Friday April 24, 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. Network with other chamber leaders and Learn more about Save Local Now. Get and share great ideas on how to grow your chamber’s membership and revenue.  Rsvp to the NOACC Office by Tuesday, April 21 by email to director@noacc.org or call toll tree 866-466-6222. Hope to see you there!

SPECIAL ROOM RATES at the Kalahari Resorts:  Thursday, April 23rd $109+  Friday, April 24th $139+
Call 877-525-2427  Includes 4 waterpark passes!  Ask for the NOACC block of rooms.

 

Sponsored by University Hospitals CompCare  Receive a $25 Gas Card (one per chamber) for Attending!

NOACC Chamber Member Night at Cleveland Cavaliers April 15, 2015

Join your Chamber friends at Fan Appreciation Night* on April 15, 2015 with the Cleveland Cavaliers vs the Washington Wizards at 8 pm. “All you can eat” seats are $57, and “Loudville” are $36. AND…get a FREE ticket to a Cleveland Gladiators game with each ticket purchased!!

Beat the seat lottery, buy your group seats using the flyer below (or call Kyle Walker, Cavs Rep at 216.420.2137 to purchase by credit card.)

Tickets MUST be purchased by March 1st to secure seats. Seats are limited…ACT NOW.

* A million dollars in prizes to be given away.

Download Flyer Here(or call Kyle Walker, Cavs Rep at 216.420.2137 to purchase by credit card.)

NEW!! Chamber Energy Aggregation Program SAVES Chamber Members $$$ on Electric and Gas

Save on Energy!

The Northern Ohio Area Chamber of Commerce (NOACC) and Community Energy Advisors (CEA) are proud to announce that they have partnered to offer all NOACC Chambers an exclusive opportunity for their members to save money on their electricity and natural gas bills. CEA’s group buying program allows members to aggregate and create “market power” for themselves. The Chamber Energy Aggregation Program (CEAP) is designed to create additional buying power, attract suppliers to compete for Chamber members’ business and, drive prices down.

Chamber Energy Program has been developed to increase buying power – so volume is important! The more participants in the program, the more leverage the group will have to drive prices down. This program allows small business owners to benefit by negotiating as if they are a very large user.

Member benefits:
• The program launched Oct 2014 with the Greater Medina Chamber of Commerce. Since the launch customers received an average savings of $750.00 over a two-year period.

• There is no cost to enroll in the program but you must be a member of a NOACC Chamber.

• There is a monthly open enrollment period that allows customers to sign up throughout the year as their current electricity and natural gas contracts come up for renewal.

• The program is also for the large Commercial and Industrial Customers. CEA runs a comprehensive RFP using multiple certified retail suppliers to drive prices down.

NOACC Chamber benefits:
• All NOACC Chambers will receive a revenue stream from a portion of CEA’s total commission and Chambers can generate a re-occurring revenue stream as much as $50,000 per year.

• NOACC Chambers can join anytime throughout the year.

• Program will drive revenue and new members into the Chamber.

• Weekly email blasts and monthly updates for newsletters created by CEA.

• Dedicated CEA employee to manage the Chamber Energy Aggregation Program.

• A turn-key program with very low administration requirements from the Chamber.

To learn more about this exciting program please contact Rick Davidson at 330-416-6331 or email rdavidson@ceateam.com and he will schedule a meeting to discuss how you can get started.

Or Click here to view info online

SLN Connect….an Integrated Digital Marketing Program for Businesses

Integrated Digital Marketing Program for Chambers and Members (Businesses!) with SLN Connect

On average, we conduct 12 billion searches per month on the web in the United States. (Comscore, July 2014). 60% of all organic clicks go to the organic top 3 search results. (Business2Community), and 50% of all mobile searches are conducted in hopes of finding local results, with 61% of those searches resulting in a purchase. (Search Engine Watch)

With so many media choices today, the cost of consistently being visible and compelling a sale is higher than ever. Local chamber of commerce members can be in more places for less with their FREE Save Local Now account.

SLN Connect gives members 10 digital marketing benefits in 1:
• Comprehensive Impression Reports
• iPhone and Android App
• One-Click Social Posting
• Instant, Live Web Presence
• Free Web Site Content
• Easy-to-Update Profile
• Easy Event Publishing
• Easy Deal Publishing
• Quick Email Blast Tool
• Higher Search Results (SEO)
Log In and Post, it’s as easy as 1,2,3…and free!

SLN Connect

or click picture below.

SLN Connect



GET STARTED TODAY!  With the SLN Connect platform that will help your business (and Chamber) GROW!

 

 

NOACC Chamber Bright Stars 2014 Pictures

Click link below to view and download pictures from the Chamber Bright Stars 2014 event held Oct 29th at the Hard Rock Rocksino in Northfield Ohio.  Thanks to Scott Morrison, Discovery Photo for these great pics!  Enjoy, share, and use in chamber publications and local media.  https://picasaweb.google.com/104763012634015364442/NOACC2014

Anthem Open Enrollment WEBINAR Nov 14

Open Enrollment Webinar for Chambers and Members:

Although the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been in place since the beginning of the year, there’s still a lot of confusion about health insurance and how the new health care laws affect people. Join NOACC and Anthem for an informative Health Care Reform Webinar and Updates for Small Employers on:

 Date: Friday, November 14, 2014 Time: 2:00 pm, EST

Meeting Number: 745 998 905 (see invitation for call-in instructions)

Meeting Password: (This meeting does not require a password.)

 Learn more about:

Open enrollment period

More benefits included in your health plan

Preventative care 100% covered

Making changes to your health plan

 

Click Invitation for more details. Invitation Anthem Webinar HCReform Update

NOACC Chamber Bright Stars 2014

Submit your CHAMBER BRIGHT STAR 2014–to be recognized at the NOACC CHAMBER BRIGHT STAR AWARDS to be held Wednesday, October 29, 2014 from 4:30-6:30 pm in The Velvet Club at the Hard Rock ROCKSINO* Northfield Park, Northfield , Ohio.

The Bright Star in your chamber is at least a two year member that could be the hardest working volunteer, or someone who promotes your chamber in outstanding ways….you decide who it is. Each Chamber chooses their own Bright Star (one per chamber) and every Bright Star will be honored that night (even if they can’t attend!)

If possible, a chamber representative(s) should accompany the Bright Star to the event. (NOTE: Chamber representatives are encouraged to attend the event even if they are not submitting a Bright Star nominee.)

We will be sending letters of congratulations and invitations to the Bright Stars and preparing press releases with information on the chambers and their Bright Stars for local and regional publications—including a special pull-out section of the Inside Business Magazine November-December issue (Click here to see Bright Stars 2013 edition online).  See attached or click link for advertising info in Inside Business Bright Star Promo 2014.

Even if your Chamber Bright Star cannot attend the event—give them the recognition they deserve.  There is NO COST to them and their guest and 4 more attendees from the chamber to attend the event.  Additional tickets may be purchased for $50 each. Use the opportunity to promote your chamber and your great volunteer in the chamber newsletter, website, local media, etc.

Submit your Bright Star now (DEADLINE for submissions is Friday, September 19.) Download the form here: CHAMBER BRIGHT STAR 2014 Submission Form

Contact the NOACC Office for more information at director@noacc.org or call 216-447-9900 or toll free at 866-466-6222.

*Please note that all visitors to the Hard Rock Rocksino MUST be 21 years of age to attend event—no exceptions.

NOACC Launches Save Local Now for Member Chambers

Inside Business July-August 2014 Issue NEO Grow section features “Chamber Saves” on page 61. In April, NOACC introduced its newest initiative: to take its members and consumers online through a website called Save Local Now. Save Local Now allows businesses to advertise themselves online through promotions. But it doesn’t stop there. It is not only more accessible and easy to use, it gives businesses 9 marketing tools in one place – adding chamber business member profiles, email marketing, event publishing, iPhone and Android apps, one-click social media posting, real-time impression reporting, search engine optimization, and chamber website integration.

NOACC helped to fund the cost of the Save Local Now integrated marketing platform and app, offering local businesses extensive online exposure for no charge.

NOACC Chamber Cleveland Indians Game July 9

All TRIBE FANS Invited!  Chamber Members, Friends, Family, Employees!!

Download Flyer:  NOACC Cleveland Indians July 9, 2014

NOACC Outing at Progressive Field, Cleveland Oh for Cleveland Indians  vs New York Yankees  7:05 pm Game and 6:00 pm Pre-Game Mixer and Picnic 6:00 pm on Budweiser Patio Wednesday, July 9th , 2014. Special price of $49 per ticket (value $84).  Order tickets at:  http://tinyurl.com/KHDV9Y7  use special offer code: BASEBALL

Budweiser Patio at Progressive Field:

 Located in the lower level one set price includes game ticket for party deck area plus food and beverages!

Menu for  area includes: Popcorn & Potato Chips, BBQ Pulled chicken, Hot Dogs, BBQ Pulled Pork, Macaroni & Cheese, Potato Salad, Fresh Baked Cookies, and Unlimited Pepsi Products.

Picnic food is available when gates open through one hour after scheduled start of the game.

Any Questions?  Call Jackie Plys@216-420-4162 or email at jplys@Indians.com

SPECIAL REWARDS: 

The chamber that has the most tickets sold will WIN 2 club seats FREE at a game of their choice!! (Based on ticket availability.)

 

NOACC Endorses UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS COMPCARE as MCO

NOACC Endorses UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS COMPCARE as the MCO (Managed Care Organization) for chambers and their members to be selected during Open Enrollment April 28-May23rd 2014  Click here for more info or call 1-866-UH4-CARE or visit University Hospitals Compcare