Welcome to The Carnation City!
The Alliance Chamber of Commerce, located in Alliance, Ohio, has been a staple in the community for over 90 years, providing leadership to its members, protecting their interests while promoting their businesses.
With a membership totaling over 400, the Chamber's tradition of community leadership continues strong into the 21st century.
Chamber's 100th Anniversary in 2015
The Alliance Area Chamber of Commerce was formed on August 20, 1915. We're beginning to plan for the 100th anniversary.
A sub-committee of the Marketing Committee has been formed to develop plans for next year. Committee members Amanda Dias, Debbie Reho, Melissa Gardner, Kyle Yarian and Jeff Kaplan are looking for your ideas.
If you have any ideas for ways to celebrate this prestigious milestone, please call one of the committee members or the Chamber office.
Chamber News & Upcoming Events
BUSINESS ALLIANCE AWARDS
The annual BusinessAlliance Awards luncheon held on October 14th was another huge success. This year over 250 people attended the event to see this year's award recipients:
- Small Business of the Year- Cockrill's Studio
- Large Business of the Year- Lavery Automotive Sales and Service
- Spirit of Enterprise- Randy Hunt
- 1. Calling OSHA's free and confidential number at 1-800-321-OSHA (6742)
- 2. Calling their closest OSHA Area Office during normal business hours
- 3. Using the new online form that will soon be available
Golden Spade Awards were also given to approximately 56 area businesses. Golden Spades are given to those businesses that are new to the community, under new ownership, have expanded or remodeled their facility and/or have added to their employee base in Alliance.
Congratulations to all of this year's award recipients. You are all to be commended for the time and effort you each put in to make the Alliance area a better place to live and work.
This year's event chairman Dave Mitchell, Grove Appliance, and his committee did great job of organizing another outstanding event. A very special thank you to this year's event sponsors Nationwide Insurance- Dustin Burgess Group and the University of Mount Union. Without their sponsorships this event would not be possible.
More Chamber News...
Important Changes to OSHA's Recordkeeping Rule January 1, 2015 will Affect Many Employers
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has recently announced changes to both reporting and recordkeeping guidelines effective January 1, 2015.
As of January 1, 2015, all employers must report:
All work-related fatalities within 8 hours.
All work-related inpatient hospitalizations, any amputation or loss of an eye within 24 hours.
Employers can report to OSHA by:
Only fatalities occurring within 30 days of the work-related incident must be reported to OSHA. Further, for an inpatient hospitalization, amputation or loss of an eye, these incidents must be reported to OSHA only if they occur within 24 hours of the work-related incident. Previously work-related fatalities...read more