The Madeira Chamber of Commerce is proud to offer its members a full suite of benefits designed to help businesses save money by reducing key operating costs ranging from exclusive healthcare offerings and Workers Compensation savings to discounts on shipping and payment processing solutions. Many benefits are offered through our partnership with the Southern Ohio Chamber Alliance or SOCA. SOCA membership consists of more than 100 Chambers of Commerce throughout Ohio, representing tens of thousands of businesses throughout the state, giving our members buying power they would not be able to achieve on their own!

These benefits include:

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield: Membership includes access to quality, affordable health care plan options from Anthem. As a chamber member with 2-99 employees, you will have access to a 1.4% savings on any Anthem group health insurance plan through a premium tax credit savings.

SOCA Benefit Plan: This new self-funded health program that can lead to more rate stability and is a smart solution that offers potential savings for groups with 50 or fewer employees including sole proprietors. SOCA has teamed up with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield to administer this plan and to provide stop loss coverage. Click here to learn more about this exclusive health plan.

Worker’s Comp: Hunter Consulting Company provides comprehensive consulting and claims administration in the area of workers’ and unemployment compensations. The Group Rating program was designed to substantially reduce your company’s rates, which in turn represent significant savings for your company. Click here for more information.

Outsourced HR: Strategic HR inc. is an outsourced HR management firm working with organizations that have a lean HR or no HR department. Our HR experts partner with you to support some or all of your HR needs, without adding headcount. Save time by tackling your HR challenges – no matter how big or small – allowing you to focus on what you do best. Click here to learn more.

Elavon US Bank Payment Processing: Southern Ohio Chamber Alliance has partnered with Elavon, a leading payment processor, to provide you with innovative payment solutions to enhance your business. Chamber members who take advantage of Elavon’s payment processing program will get the Chambers preferred partner pricing. Today, customers want you to accept payments a number of ways – in store, online, over the phone or mobile wallet. This doesn’t need to be expensive or complicated, which is where Elavon can help. Elavon offers a simple, cost effective payment processing program, all backed by the highest standard of customer service. Click here for more info. Contact John Webb today to get started at 937-671-1606 or email [email protected] to get started.

Shipping Discounts: Chamber members have access to two shipping savings benefits to fit their shipping needs: exclusive FedEx discounts available through the FedEx Advantage program and freight savings with competitive carriers through PartnerShip. If you currently ship with FedEx, you’ll be able to continue using it the same way you do today. After you enroll, the discounts will be added to your account and then automatically applied to your shipments. Don’t have an account? No problem. You can open one when you enroll. Click here to learn more.

In addition to exclusive savings through SOCA, the Madeira Chamber provides the following benefits to its local members.

1. Ribbon cutting ceremony for new businesses located in Madeira
If your business is new, or under new management, the Chamber will bring City of Madeira leaders together along with the news media to promote your business.

We will assist you in the following:
– Make arrangement with the city for a proclamation and a dignitary to present
– Provide scissors and ribbon for a photo
– Distribute a news release to all Chamber members and selected news outlets

2. Business profile in City of Madeira newsletter
The City of Madeira sends out a newsletter five times throughout the year featuring a spotlight of Madeira Chamber of Commerce business members. Please provide a .JPG image with a business description of 100 words or less that focuses on how your business will impact Madeira residents. This opportunity is on a first come, first serve basis.

3. Business listing on the Madeira Chamber of Commerce website
Madeira businesses will be listed on our website with the name of your company, address, phone number, the service you provide and your website address as listed on your membership application. Non-Madeira businesses can be listed as part of our co-op marketing program.

4. Chamber business meetings
Chamber meetings are held at City Hall in the Council Chamber on the second Wednesday of each month at Noon. A complimentary lunch is offered for members and guests. Don’t miss your opportunity to network with other chamber members. We’ll also hear from officer and committee reports on key items related to the operation of the Chamber and updates from the City of Madeira and Madeira City Schools. View our full calendar of events.

5. Business networking events
The Madeira Chamber of Commerce hosts a variety of networking events throughout the year at various locations. We also partner with area chambers on joint networking events to allow you the opportunity to meet and network with businesses outside of the Chamber. View our full calendar of events.

6. Breakfast & Learn
The chamber hosts a monthly “Breakfast & Learn” series on the first Wednesday of the month February through October. Featured speakers present various topics related to growing your business including topics related to minimizing expenses and maximizing revenue, marketing and networking, and how to get the most out of your employees. View our full calendar of events.

7. Cooperative Advertising Program & Events
Chamber members are invited to participate in our annual co-op program which allows businesses access to exclusive events and advertising opportunities including our annual Girls Night Out and Light Up Madeira, as well as ongoing promotion through social media, direct mailer and print advertising. Learn more about our co-op program.

8. Chamber member window decal
Chamber members will receive a window decal to display at your business to show that you are a member and support the Madeira Chamber of Commerce. We continually encourage our residents to “shop local” and support our Chamber members.

9. Member to Member Discounts
As a chamber member, you’re eligible to receive exclusive member-to-member discounts including savings on printing at InPrint Madeira or by using the Staples Discount Program. For a current list of discounts or to submit your own offer, visit our member-to-member discount page.

Contact David Peterson at 814-598-6235 or [email protected] to discuss in more detail.