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

GREATER ALLIANCE CARNATION FESTIVAL COMMUNITY BREAKFAST

Tana Carli Dimino, Former Miss Ohio to Speak

The 2014 Greater Alliance Carnation Festival Community Breakfast, sponsored by Charter One Bank will welcome Alliance's own Tana Carli Dimino, Miss Ohio 1980 as its guest speaker.

Tana Carli Dimino will return to her hometown after recently emceeing the 2014 Miss Ohio Pageant and completing her latest realm of competition where she and her daughter Carli joined 15,000 runners in DC's Nike Women's Half Marathon (13.1 miles). Tana finished the race, despite suffering a femoral stress fracture at mile 8. The marathon celebrates female athletes and benefits the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Our Miss Ohio 1980's journey began with her lively accordion presentation and sharp interview skills that translated into success in Atlantic City, where she was 1st runner-up to Miss America and grand talent winner. During her reign, the 1974 graduate Marlington High School valedictorian and magna cum laude graduate of the University Akron landed a job as a consumer reporter for WJKW-TV8. Tana became Cleveland's first female 6 & 11 p.m. news anchor, helping that CBS affiliate's news climb to #1 in the market.

In 1983, Tana and her husband Joseph, former President of Storer Communications Television, moved to Miami. There she continued her journalism career at ABC's WPLG-TV10, anchoring the city's first 6 a.m. hour-format news and the Noon news. Her talents would also take her to Hollywood, where she appeared in numerous episodes of HBO's football drama, "First & Ten", starring Delta Burke and O.J. Simpson.

Tana has been inducted into Ohio's Radio and Television Broadcasters Hall of Fame for her pioneering achievements in the broadcast industry. Currently a member of the Screen Actors Guild and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, she and her husband reside in Bucks County, Pennsylvania where she is active in the Catholic Church. She is also the proud mom of two children, Carli and Joey.

The Community Breakfast is scheduled for Saturday, August 9, 2014, 7:30 a.m. at the University of Mount Union Hoover Price Campus Center. Also during the breakfast the "2014 Citizen of the Year", "Grand Parade Marshal", and "Favazzo-Jeswald Founders Award" winners will be announced. Tickets for this event and other Festival activities are available at the Alliance Area Chamber of Commerce.

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Join the Eastern Stark County Safety Council Save Money on Your Worker's Comp

Each month, thousands of Ohio employers meet minutes from work to share safety and accident prevention information. Are you one of them? The Alliance Area Chamber of Commerce sponsors the Eastern Stark County Safety Council. The Eastern Stark County Safety Council is one of 81 safety councils across Ohio to provide forums for education, networking and resource sharing.

The only cost in participating in safety council is the cost of the monthly lunch and the benefits are numerous. In addition to premium savings, the Eastern Stark County Safety Council can help you:

Submit semiannual reports for the 2014 calendar year

2-percent premium rebate

2-percent performance bonus

For information about joining the Eastern Stark County Safety Council please call the Alliance Area Chamber of Commerce at 330-823-6260

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