Welcome to The Carnation City!

The Alliance Chamber of Commerce, located in Alliance, Ohio, has been a staple in the community for over 100 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.

BUSINESS ALLIANCE AWARDS

You will soon be receiving your nomination forms for the Annual Business Alliance Awards Program. The luncheon program will be held Monday, October 16, 2017 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the University of Mount Union Hoover Price Campus Center.

The Business Alliance Awards program was established by the Alliance Area Chamber of Commerce in 1997. The Project Development Committee recommended that the Chamber expand the recognition of its members beyond the Golden Spade Awards. As a result, three district awards were established.

  • Small Business of the Year - A Chamber member company with fewer than 20 employees.
  • Large Business of the Year - A Chamber member company with more than 20 employees.
  • Spirit of Enterprise - An individual who advances business in the Alliance area.

The winners for each of these awards are chosen based on your nominations. The Golden Spade Awards are also presented at the luncheon. These awards are presented to businesses that have improved or expanded their facilities in some way.

Ken Loiselle of Carnation Security Services Inc., is this year's luncheon chairman. If you know of a company that is new or has expanded in the last year please let the Chamber office know.

If you would like more information about the Business Alliance Awards, contact the Chamber office.

Chamber News & Upcoming Events

ALLIANCE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE TOURISM COMMITTEE

This committee began meeting a little over a year ago. Any venue interested in tourism was invited to be a part of the committee.

Our mission is to:

1. Promote tourism in the Alliance area.

2. Create a communications link with the Canton/Stark County CVB

3. Create awareness of what is available in the Alliance/Sebring area.

Two sub-committees were formed: Events and Brochure. Our first major event was held the second week of September last year: "Get Outdoors Alliance" or "GO Alliance". Another "GO Alliance" event will be held this year with all interested venues invited to participate. "GO Alliance" is meant to promote existing Alliance area venues and let residents enjoy them during this week. This event will be held September 23-30, 2017. The final event of the week will be the Carnation City Food Truck Rally held on the University of Mount Union campus. Twelve food trucks will be offering a variety of food. Chris Kraft will provide music, and there will be entertainment/games for kids. The public is welcome.

The Brochure committee has developed a very nice pamphlet with a variety of venues that are open to the public. We had 20,000 printed and they are available at the Chamber office for any chamber business to pick up and distribute at their business. There is a lot to do in and around Alliance!

This committee has also seen a need to provide Friday night entertainment at the Caboose. Through some sponsorship money from the "alliance, Make It Yours" campaign, three concerts were held in June and July.

We hope you take advantage of the opportunities we are trying to provide to the residents and visitors of our city.

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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 82 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:

To qualify for the BWC Safety Council rebate you must meet the following eligibility requirements:

Enroll in local safety council by July 31, 2017

Attend 10 meetings or events between July 1, 2017, and June 30, 2018

CEO must attend any one safety council sponsored function or meeting

Submit semi-annual reports for the 2017 calendar year

2-percent premium rebate

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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