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 8 - 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
100 Years and Counting!!
Dan Skivolocke, Owner and Director of Sharer- Stirling- Skivolocke Funeral Home, was this year's annual meeting keynote speaker. Dan presented the 100 year history of the Alliance Chamber using research done by three University of Mount Union history interns and many hours of his own research. As part of his program awards were presented to eight current Chamber members who were Charter members in 1915. Charter members included Alliance Auto Club, Alliance Castings (formerly American Steel Foundries), Alliance Review, Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home, Jarman Printing, Morgan Engineering, Sharer-Stirling-Skivolocke Funeral Home and the University of Mount Union. Thank you Dan for a great presentation!
Also during the evening the Women's Division presented their annual Athena Award. This year's recipient was Gloria Giordano. The Athena Award is a national award presented to an outstanding business or professional woman who has attained and embodies the highest level of professional excellence in her business or profession, has devoted time and energy to improve the quality of life for others in the community and actively assists women in realizing their leadership potential. Gloria's list of community involvement is unending. She was certainly a great selection by Dottie Callender and her committee. Congratulations Gloria on a well deserved recognition!!
The past Athena Award and Woman of the Year recipients presented their second annual scholarship. The Athena/Woman of the Year Scholarship is presented to a deserving female high school senior who has demonstrated community involvement, academic achievement and leadership. This year's recipient of the $1000 scholarship was Alexis Austin, a senior at Alliance High School. Congratulations Alexis!!
Sheilah Smith and Doug Schwarz were also recognized as retiring Chamber Board members. Each of them has been on the Board since 2006. Sheilah and Doug are both past chairs of the Chamber Board. Thank you for your service to the Alliance Chamber.
The symbolic "passing of the gavel" took place with Phil Braisted passing the gavel to incoming Chairman Dave Mitchell. Thank you Phil for a great year, your leadership and dedication to the Chamber is greatly appreciated. The Chamber saw many positive changes this year under your leadership.
The evening could not have happened without the financial support of our sponsors: Major Corporate Sponsor Consumers National Bank; Gold Sponsors Goris- Meadows/Ermlich Insurance Agency and The Eastern Stark County Safety Council; Silver Sponsors Huntington National Bank and MAC Trailer Manufacturing. Your generous support is greatly appreciated, THANK YOU!!
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Safety Council Presents Awards
The Eastern Stark County Safety Council, in conjunction with the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation and the Alliance Area Chamber of Commerce, held its annual awards program on April 23, 2015. Awards include:
Group Award to the company with the lowest incident rate in each group: 100% Award to each company that works the entire year without an injury or illness resulting in a day away from work; Achievement Award to each company that decreases its incident rate by at least 25% from previous year; Special Award to each company that accumulates at least 500,000 hours and at least six months without an injury or illness resulting in a day away from work.
Group AwardsAlliance Citizens Health Association; Apex Control Systems, Inc; Consumers National Bank; Robertson Heating Supply; Steel Equipment Specialists
Achievement AwardAlliance Citizens Health Association; Alliance Castings Company LLC; Circle Machine Rolls Inc; Damon Industries Inc; Morgan Engineering; Summitville Tiles; Sun America Converting LLC; TruCut Incorporated
100% AwardA. R. Schopp's Sons, Inc; Acme Industrial Group; Alliance Area Chamber of Commerce; Alliance Citizens Health Association; Alliance Country Club; Alliance Medical Associates, Inc.; Allied Commercial Roofing Services, Inc; Anstine Machining Corp.; Apex Control Systems, Inc.; Circle Rolls International Inc; Consumers National Bank; Damon Industries Inc; Don Pancho's Restaurant; East Carroll Nursing Home; Hais Fabripart, LLC; JC Masonary Construction Inc; Mike B. Fagan Roofing & S.M.; Pauli Electric, Inc.; Quad Ambulance District; Robertson Heating Supply; Ryan Alternative Staffing; Stark Metal Sales Trucking; Steel Equipment Specialists; Summitville Tiles; Village of East Canton; Village of Sebring; Whiteleather Farms
Special AwardAlliance Citizens Health Association; Apex Control Systems, Inc; Briar Hill Foods (Thorne's Neighborhood Market); Consumers National Bank; Copeland Oaks; Robertson Heating Supply; Steel Equipment Specialists
Congratulations to all of these companies. A good safety record does not happen by accident. (Excuse the pun). These companies make safety a priority and we like to recognize them for their efforts.