"We invite you to join the other progressive businesses in the North Ridgeville market area as a member of the North Ridgeville Chamber of Commerce."
The North Ridgeville Chamber of Commerce is an organization created to promote and work for the businesses in our city. Organized in 1976, the Chamber has been instrumental in many positive projects and programs within North Ridgeville.
The Chamber offers monthly newsletters and networking opportunities. Speakers on a variety of business related topics are often featured at the monthly meetings. "After Hours" events provide connections with members of several area Chambers in a relaxed setting. Most importantly, the Chamber is your direct link for lobbying at the local, state and federal levels. Through the Chamber, better signs were added along I-480 and I-90 in addition to "in town" directional signs.
The North Ridgeville Chamber of Commerce is a member of the Northeast Ohio Area Chambers of Commerce (NOACC), a consortium of over 120 area Chambers, created to offer lower group ratings for benefits such as workers' compensation, hospitalization, retirement plans, etc. Producing the North Ridgeville Magazine and City Map, the Chamber also serves as an information center for demographic and business data as well as a "business start-up center" and referral organization. The Chamber offers exclusive programs and services to its members that are specifically designed to meet current needs. Except for general operating expenses, all of the funds are distributed back into the community for worth-while promotions and projects.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Chamber of Commerce?
A Chamber of Commerce is a prime meeting place for decisions in the business community. A Chamber of Commerce is an action coalition designed to meet the needs of both businesses and the community. It is an organization of individuals, professionals, and businesses who have voluntarily joined together to advance the commercial, financial, industrial, and civic interests of their community. It is business working together to make a better quality of life in our community.
How is it organized?
The members, according to the bylaws, elect a Board of Directors who serve without pay. The Board of Directors determines the policies and the general course and operation of the Chamber. Committees are set from general membership. The Board employs a President /CEO who with his/her staff, carry out the daily program of work. The President/CEO and staff are the only paid employees.
What does it do?
The Chamber of Commerce works to improve business and build a better community in which to live. The work of the Chamber of Commerce attracts more customers to your trade area and brings increased community payrolls.
How is it financed?
Primarily the Chamber is financed by INVESTMENT memberships representing businesses, industry or civic concerns interested in encouraging and stimulating the building of a strong community in which to live, visit and work.
Who should belong?
All businesses, industries, civic organizations and professional people are not only eligible to be a Chamber member, but SHOULD BE. There is no obligation other than the payment of annual dues investment. A willingness to serve on committees (if you can) and to help carry out Chamber's functions is optional. A Chamber membership does not COST...IT Pays! Why not join us?
The Power of More
Expanding business contacts through networking is one of the main reasons businesses join Chambers of Commerce. For this reason, six area chambers have become strategic partners for the purpose of creating monthly events that include members of all those Chambers. It just makes sense to attend functions where you can meet 150 - 200 business owners and managers rather than only 30 or 40. Usually they are complimentary social events “After Hours” complete with food and beverages coupled with the opportunity to register for great prizes that will be raffled at the end of a complete year. The more events attended, the greater the chances of winning. Prizes have included a three year new car lease, $15,000 backyard kitchen, big screen TV’s, IPADS, sports tickets and more.