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 14 - 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


The weather was perfect for the 2015 Jim Fish Memorial Golf Scramble. The winning team was Casey Fish, Tony diDonato, Tom diDonato and Scott Robb from J&B Fleet. The team of Mike Sherban, Joe Bugara, BJ Robb and Mike Bugara from Stifel was the low net team. Golfers raised $604 from the 50/50 raffle, the proximity hole and putting contest for the American Cancer Society to be donated in Jim Fish's name.

Contest winners included Mike Dreger- closest to the pin on #8; Dianne Richmond- closest to the pin on #15; Bob Tscholl- longest putt on #18 and Deanna McNeal- longest drive on #17. Scotty Robb won the putting contest being the only person to sink the putt.

Sue Snode and her staff at Tannenhauf Golf Club did another outstanding job of hosting us again this year. Thank you Sue, all your assistance is greatly appreciated.

Thank you to Kevin Snode for helping us raise additional money for the American Cancer Society. Kevin would drive the ball on hole #4 for $10.

The Chamber would also like to thank all the following people for making this year's scramble another huge success:

  • Nationwide Insurance/ Dustin Burgess Group- Title sponsor
  • Wally Armour Chrysler Dodge Jeep- Beverage Station
  • Lavery Auto Family for sponsoring the hole-in-one contest.
  • KIA of Alliance for sponsoring the putting contest.
  • Mary Keister-Whitmyer and Laurie Kolenz from ServPro for supervising the accuracy contest and assisting at dinner.
  • All the hole sponsors. See the list in the October newsletter.
  • All the companies that donated door prizes. See the list in the Chamber newsletter.
  • Christina and Betty from the Chamber office for all there work to make the day a huge success.
  • Thanks to all the golfers for helping make this year's tournament truly special. We look forward to seeing you next year.


    The Alliance Area Chamber of Commerce - 17th Annual Business Alliance Awards

    Tuesday, October 20, 2015

    11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    University of Mount Union -Hoover Price Campus Center

    Awards for "Small Business of the Year", Large Business of the Year" and "Spirit of Enterprise" awards will be presented. The "Golden Spade Awards" will also be presented.

    For more information please contact the Chamber office at 330-823-6260.

    100th Anniversary Chamber "Stock Certificates" available for purchase

    During the Annual Meeting the Chamber launched 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.

    We hope that you - as individuals and as businesses - will choose to support this initiative by purchasing a "stock certificate" for $100. By doing so, you will be directly supporting the events and efforts associated with the 100th Anniversary celebration.

    You can order your stock certificate by calling or emailing the Chamber office with the name as you want it on the certificate and your payment information.

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    The Woman of the Year/Athena Scholarship Fund was established in 2013, thanks to the generosity of the Alliance community, and the collaboration between the Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Alliance Foundation. The scholarship is awarded to a female graduating senior who exemplifies community service, academic achievement and leadership potential. The honoree must reside within Alliance City, Marlington Local, Sebring or West Branch Local School districts, and must attend and anticipate graduation from one of those schools or from St Thomas Aquinas.

    Alexandrea Garrett was the first scholarship recipient and she is a pre-med student at North- east Ohio Medical University (NEOMED.) Alexis Austin is the 2015 scholarship recipient and she is headed to Capital University to study pediatric nursing.

    Alexandrea Garrett was the first scholarship recipient and she is a pre-med student at North- east Ohio Medical University (NEOMED.) Alexis Austin is the 2015 scholarship recipient and she is headed to Capital University to study pediatric nursing.

    The charitable fund agreement with the Greater Alliance Foundation stipulates that the scholarship is paid directly to the college or university in which the honoree is enrolled. It is hoped that this scholarship, awarded annually, will continue in perpetuity. Please consider this worthwhile initiative in your charitable giving! Your tax deductible donation can be in honor of, or in memory of a significant woman in your life and is payable to the Greater Alliance Foundation. Simply write "Athena Scholarship" on the memo line and mail to the Foundation.

    Thanking you for your support!

    Woman of the Year/Athena Scholarship committee

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