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
Alliance Chamber to Offer Third Tip Club
The Alliance Area Chamber of Commerce is preparing to start another Tip Club. A broad definition of a Tip Club is:
Business networking group that helps each other grow their respective businesses through the use of mutual referrals. Additionally members refer contacts outside of the tip club to other club members.
General Rules are as follows:
- All members must be members of The Alliance Area Chamber of Commerce.
- Clubs are limited to a maximum of 25 members. The minimum viable number is 12 members
- Clubs meet each week except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years. Other holidays are handled on an individual basis depending day of week.
- 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 one business per category/industry. Example; only one car dealer, or only one printer. Sub category overlaps or conflicts will be considered. Example; commercial and residential real estate mortgages, or auto and life insurance. All final decisions on these matters will be left to the discretion of the Chamber Executive responsible for the Club.
The Chamber Executive will assign the club facilitator.
Of each thirteen-week quarter, a maximum of six unexcused absences are allowed. Anymore than six unexcused absences will result in the member being replaced by the next person on the waiting list. Missing four weeks in a row without valid reason will also result in replacement.
The new Tip Club will meet on Tuesday mornings at 8:00 A.M. and will last 1 hour. If you would be interested in participating in the new Tip Club please contact the Chamber office.
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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:
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