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.
Calendar of Events
February 1 - Collection of time capsule items begins
March 27 - Support a Chamber Service Provider Day
April 14 - Annual Chamber Dinner
April 15 - Sale of stock certificates begins
May 21 - Marketing Committee Luncheon Seminar
June 25 - Support a Chamber Restaurant Day
July 4 - 100th Anniversary giveaway at the July 4th celebration at Silver Park
August 21 - 100th Anniversary celebration featuring the John Hampu Band, mural unveiling and time capsule display and closure
September 8 - Chamber Golf Outing
Date TBA - ArtFest Coloring Contest
October 20 - Business Alliance Awards
November 28 - Support a Chamber Retail Business Day
December 4 - Light Up Downtown
Chamber News & Upcoming Events
CHAMBER PLANS CENTENNIAL CELEBRATIONS
The Alliance Area Chamber of Commerce will kick off its 100th Anniversary celebration this month with the unveiling of a new logo and a full calendar of events that will span the year of 2015. The schedule includes a handful of special celebrations in addition to the incorporation of the 100th Anniversary into annual traditions. Some of the highlights include a time capsule, Support a Chamber Business days and various giveaways throughout the year. In addition, the Chamber's official anniversary, August 21, will be marked by the unveiling of a mural, closing of the time capsule and concert featuring the John Hampu Band.
Chamber members will have ample opportunity to support the celebration throughout the year. One such avenue will be through the sale of "stock certificates," an effort that was originally undertaken in 1915 as a way for area business owners to invest in the initial establishment of the Chamber. A century later, the celebration provides an opportunity to recreate this initial support campaign and raise critical funds to support the events of the year.
The 100th Anniversary celebration will also be a highlight of a number of annual Chamber events including the Annual Chamber Dinner, Golf Outing and Business Alliance Awards, among others.
The celebration has been planned by a subcommittee of the Marketing Committee of the Chamber including Amanda Dias, Melissa Gardner, Jeff Kaplan, Mark Locke, Debbie Reho and Kyle Yarian. The effort has been supported by three student interns, all history majors, from the University of Mount Union, and Chris Cugini and Abbey Rogers from Channel 11.
The new logo was selected by the membership through a survey that was emailed to our members in October.
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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:
- 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
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