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
JIM FISH MEMORIAL GOLF SCRAMBLE
The definition of a successful golf outing would be great weather, great golf, great food and great fellowship!! That pretty much sums up the 2013 Jim Fish Memorial Golf Scramble. The weather was perfect for the 18 teams of golfers who participated in this year's scramble. The winning team was from Stifel with members Mike Sherban, Joe Bugara, BJ Robb and Mike Bugara. The team of Casey Fish, Tony DiDonato, Tom DiDonato and Scott Robb from J&B Fleet came in second place. Golfers raised $560 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 Frank Sacha- closest to the pin on #8; Harry Eaton- closest to the pin on #4; Frank Sacha- longest putt on #18 and Jeremy Thomas- longest drive on #17.
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.
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
- AultCare- Lunch sponsor.
- Wally Armour Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram- Beverage Station Sponsor
- Lavery Auto Family for sponsoring the hole-in-one contest
- Mary Keister-Whitmyer and Laurie Cuthbert from ServPro for supervising the accuracy contest and assisting at dinner.
- Karen Vrabec from ASAP for assisting at the dinner.
- All the hole sponsors. See the list in this newsletter.
- All the companies that donated door prizes. See the list in this newsletter.
- Christina, Betty and Haven from the Chamber office for all there work to make the day a huge success.
- Maintain a safe workplace;
- Attend safety training to enhance workplace safety;
- Use BWC's safety services as needed;
- Fulfill the required two-hour training requirement and provide proof of attendance to sponsor for claim(s) occurring within the last year.
- Sponsor eight hours of safety training (this may be done at one time or may be provided incrementally as long as the total is at least eight hours);
- Provide information regarding safety resources to group members;
- Possibly assist an employer in achieving its safety needs;
- Manage employer fulfillment of the two-hour training requirement, where applicable;
- Publish this letter to group members
- Assist sponsoring organizations with fulfilling the group-rating safety requirements;
- Assist an employer with its safety needs;
- Work in conjunction with sponsors to develop safety training and deliver safety resources;
- Provide resources for claims handling.
- Monitor all group-rating safety activities to confirm requirements are met;
- Remain in communication with sponsoring organizations to provide recommendations for fulfilling safety requirements;
- Provide safety training through Ohio's Center for Occupational Safety & Health;
- Offer on-site safety consultation (hazard assessments, air and noise monitoring, ergonomics evaluation, training) by a BWC safety professional;
- Offer publications and videos for safety program support;
- Conduct employer visits to confirm the employer is meeting group-rating requirements, when appropriate.
Thanks to all the golfers for helping make this year's tournament truly special. We look forward to seeing you next year.
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Group-Rating Safety Accountability
Each year Ohio employers have the opportunity to participate in BWC's Group-Experience-Rating Program or Group-Retrospective-Rating Program. While these programs are not required, they do provide you with an opportunity to significantly reduce your workers' compensation premiums, while increasing your awareness of safety and risk-management strategies.
Workplace safety is an important component of these programs. To succeed in accident prevention, we encourage you to use the many resources available to you. We believe a group-rating program is a partnership that includes you and your employees, your sponsoring organization or third-party administrator (TPA) and BWC. Each has specific roles and responsibilities, all designed to assist in preventing workplace accidents. This letter outlines the safety services expectations you should have as an employer enrolled in a group-rating program.
The employer will:
The certified primary and affiliated sponsoring organizations will:
The TPA may:
The goal of this collaborative effort is to make sure all your safety needs are met. Using these resources will assist you in preventing accidents, reducing claims costs and achieving the highest discounts possible. Below you'll find contact information for various resources.
Group sponsor: Alliance Area Chamber of Commerce
TPA: CareWorks Consultants Inc
BWC: https://www.bwc.ohio.gov/employer/services/safetyhygiene.asp, firstname.lastname@example.org