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:
- Learn techniques for increasing safety in your workplace;
- Learn how to better manage your workers' compensation program;
- Network with other employers in the Alliance community;
- Access useful, money-saving workers' comp and risk management information.
- Find a list of Ohio safety councils at ohiobwc.com.
- At least eight of the 10 meetings must be safety council meetings. Up to two of the 10 can be external educational options outlined below, but all 10 can be safety council meetings.
- A person can represent only one policy number with his or her attendance at a safety council meeting or external training event. The attendance of any employer representative qualifies to meet the attendance requirement.
- Employer has the option to gain credit for up to two meetings through attendance at BWC's Division of Safety & Hygiene (DSH) safety training courses or industry-specific training, or another safety council special event, seminar or workshop. Safety council monthly meetings do not qualify for meeting credit for any employer not enrolled in that safety council.
- DSH safety training credit is available for training conducted at the Ohio Center for Occupational Safety and Health (OCOSH) in Pickerington or one of its branches.
- No matter the duration of the training or special event, attendance applies toward only one external training credit.
- Safety training conducted at the employers' workplace or online does not qualify for the safety council rebate program eligibility.
- It is the employer's responsibility to submit documentation to his or her safety council by June 30, 2015, for attendance at non-safety council training or events to qualify.
- Documentation must be an official certificate of attendance or transcript.
- CEO attendance counts as credit toward one of the 10 required meetings.
- If a CEO represents multiple policy numbers, his/her attendance fulfills the CEO attendance requirement for all policies, but counts as meeting credit for only one policy number.
- The CEO credit must be fulfilled at a meeting of the safety council in which the employer is enrolled.
To qualify for the BWC Safety Council rebate you must meet the following eligibility requirements:
Enroll in local safety council by July 31, 2014
Attend 10 meetings or events between July 1, 2014, and June 30, 2015
CEO must attend any one safety council sponsored function or meeting
Submit semiannual reports for the 2014 calendar year
2-percent premium rebate
- Employers not enrolled in a group-experience rating program, meeting these program eligibility requirements, will receive a rebate of 2 percent of their annual premium and will be eligible for a 2-percent performance bonus rebate.
- Group-experience-rating program employers who meet the program eligibility requirements will be eligible for a 2-percent performance rebate.
- The rebate offer excludes self-insuring employers, state agencies and employers participating in BWC's group-retrospective program. However, BWC encourages everyone to become active safety council members.
- BWC cannot calculate a performance bonus for employers entering into a third-party transaction in the benchmark period.
- Employers must have active coverage status and no outstanding BWC balance to qualify. Also, employers with active coverage status but an outstanding balance will have the rebate applied to any money due to BWC. In addition, employers may not have cumulative lapses in workers' compensation in excess of 40 days within the last 12 months.
- Employers who meet the participation eligibility requirements will be eligible for a 2-percent performance bonus rebate.
2-percent performance bonus
- Employers who reduce their frequency or severity by 10 percent or more below the previous year's frequency or severity, or employers who maintain both frequency and severity at zero will receive an additional 2-percent refund of their annual premium.
For information about joining the Eastern Stark County Safety Council please call the Alliance Area Chamber of Commerce at 330-823-6260