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    • 16 Sep 2022
    • 6 Oct 2022
    • 11:59 PM
    Registration is closed

    Do you put up a frightful and spooktacular display for Halloween? Enter the Olmsted Chamber's Fright Fight!

    Residents and businesses can enter for the chance to win a cash prize, a trophy, recognition on the chamber's website and social media, and most importantly - BRAGGING RIGHTS! If you think you've got what it takes to be the spookiest spot in Olmsted, then register today!

    Registration is open through Thursday, October 6 and homes/businesses must be decorated and ready for voting by Saturday, October 8. A driving map of all the contestants will be posted on October 8, and the general public will have from October 8-29 to tour all of them and vote for their favorites via an online poll. Voting closes at 11:59pm on October 29.

    There is no cost to enter the contest, so submit your petrifying photos and sign up by October 6!

    Prizes:

    • 1st Place - $150
    • 2nd Place - $100
    • 3rd Place - $50

    All winners will be selected by the general public via online poll.

    Homes/businesses must be located in Olmsted Falls or Olmsted Township to participate in the contest.

    Please note that all submissions will go through an initial review process by a panel of judges and only those selected as finalists will be included in the competition. Interested contestants must submit a photo or video of their display to admin@olmstedchamber.org for the initial round of judging. 

    Those selected to be part of the competition will need to send one photo that captures their full display to be used for the online voting platform.

    Sponsorships Available
    To learn more and sign up to sponsor, click here.


    • 21 Sep 2022
    • 6 Oct 2022
    • 11:59 PM

    Do you put up a frightful and spooktacular display for Halloween? Enter the Olmsted Chamber's Fright Fight!

    Residents and businesses can enter for the chance to win a cash prize, a trophy, recognition on the chamber's website and social media, and most importantly - BRAGGING RIGHTS! If you think you've got what it takes to be the spookiest spot in Olmsted, then register today!

    Registration is open through Thursday, October 6 and homes/businesses must be decorated and ready for voting by Saturday, October 8. A driving map of all the contestants will be posted on October 8, and the general public will have from October 8-29 to tour all of them and vote for their favorites via an online poll. Voting closes at 11:59pm on October 29.

    There is no cost to enter the contest, so submit your petrifying photos and sign up by October 6!

    Prizes:

    • 1st Place - $150
    • 2nd Place - $100
    • 3rd Place - $50

    All winners will be selected by the general public via online poll.

    Homes/businesses must be located in Olmsted Falls or Olmsted Township to participate in the contest.

    Please note that all submissions will go through an initial review process by a panel of judges and only those selected as finalists will be included in the competition. Interested contestants must submit a photo or video of their display to admin@olmstedchamber.org for the initial round of judging. 

    Those selected to be part of the competition will need to send one photo that captures their full display to be used for the online voting platform.


    Sponsorships Available
    To learn more and sign up to sponsor, click here.

    Thank you to our sponsors!

    Frightening Friends
    Margaret T. Karl, Attorney at Law
    Nicole E Brewer & Crew


    • 29 Sep 2022
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Virtual Event via Zoom (Link emailed to registrants in advance)

    Inclusion by Instinct : The Financial Impact of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion for Small and Medium Sized Businesses

    Presented by Baldwin Wallace & Cuyahoga Community College

    This virtual series is designed to help small and medium sized business owners, professionals, and HR staff learn about the financial benefits of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. The series will look beyond internal strategies for HR, recruitment/hiring and thought leadership, and dive into how inclusive practices can help businesses attract a diverse community of customers. Attendees will get tangible tools for implementing inclusive practices as well as vital resources and community connections for professional growth.

    The series will take place over 5-parts with each session featuring speakers who represent a diverse community. Through their personal and professional experiences, they will help provide tangible practices you can implement to help be part of the solution in encouraging an inclusive environment for all people.

    Each session will cover areas such as:

    • Buying power and economic trends of different communities
    • Values, cultural competencies, accommodations, and other factors that can help create a more inclusive environment
    • Things to keep in mind for physical and digital spaces to create an environment of inclusivity
    • Talent attraction and retention for members of diverse communities
    • Appealing to diverse customers - putting your business where they are instead of waiting for them to come to you
    • Improving the diversity of your suppliers and vendors
    • Resources and organizations that can help you further connect with different communities

    Join us for the conversation, connection and education from an esteemed group of speakers who are working diligently to promote DE&I in the workplace and to improve our community as a whole.

    Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, this series is FREE and open to all. In order to receive the Zoom link for each session, pre-registration is required.

    Session 1 - Thursday, September 29: 8:00-9:30am

    Focus: What is Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and How Does It Affect Small and Medium Sized Businesses? High Level Panel Discussion with group of DE&I Professionals

    Speakers:

    • Nolan Andersky - Head of DE&I Marketing, North America, Avery Dennison
    • Cathy Belk - President and Chief Executive Officer, Deaconess Foundation
    • Magda Gómez, Ed.D. - Executive Director, Diversity & Inclusion, Cuyahoga Community College


    • 29 Sep 2022
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Holiday Inn - 6001 Rockside Road Independence, OH 44131

    Join the Olmsted Chamber of Commerce plus 19 of our neighboring chambers for an after hours Mega Mixer Networking Night hosted by the Collaborative Chambers Alliance, a coalition between 20 Chambers of Commerce from around Northeast Ohio. Connect with other business professionals and expand your network. Hors d'oeuvres will be provided, and a cash bar will be available.

    This is a free event that is open to all, but registration is required.

    Bring lots of business cards and prepare to meet and connect with other professionals from around Northeast Ohio!

    Thank you to our sponsors!


    • 6 Oct 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • The Community Room - 7900 Fitch Rd, Olmsted Township, OH 44138

    Join the Berea and Olmsted Chambers of Commerce for a fun night out great for team building, networking, date night, or just a fun night out with friends! Teams of 4 can compete to see who can complete a 300 piece Halloween themed jigsaw puzzle the fastest while enjoying pizza and soft drinks! Plus, this event is BYOB (bring your own boos) - attendees are welcome to bring their own wine and beer to enjoy, if desired.

    Cost is $80 for a team of 4 ($20 per person) which includes a 1 topping half sheet pizza, water and soft drinks, the puzzle to take home, as well as the competition and chance to win cash prizes!

    Doors open at 6pm. Teams will all receive the same puzzle with kick off to the competition at 6:30pm sharp. The top teams who finish assembling their puzzle and eat all their pizza the fastest will win cash and/or prizes from local businesses. Total amount of cash prizes will be determined based on the number of teams registered.

    This is a great option for a team building activity with coworkers, general networking, a date night, or just a fun night out with friends!

    This event is open to all and you do NOT have to be a member of the Berea or Olmsted Chamber of Commerce to participate.

    Teams may compete with less than 4 people, if desired, however cost per team remains the same. If you are interested in being paired up with a team, please contact Megan Baechle at director@bereachamber.org. 

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    Sponsorships Available!
    Sponsors can sign up for a cost of $100. Sponsorship includes your company's logo on marketing materials, chamber website, and event registration page as well as a tag in all social media promotions (estimated reach of 20,000+).

    The deadline for sponsorships is Friday, September 30. The earlier you sign up, the more visibility your company will receive!

    To become a sponsor, click here.

    Thank you to our Presenting Sponsors!



    • 11 Oct 2022
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Virtual Event via Zoom (Link emailed to registrants in advance)

    Inclusion by Instinct : The Financial Impact of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion for Small and Medium Sized Businesses

    Presented by Baldwin Wallace & Cuyahoga Community College

    This virtual series is designed to help small and medium sized business owners, professionals, and HR staff learn about the financial benefits of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. The series will look beyond internal strategies for HR, recruitment/hiring and thought leadership, and dive into how inclusive practices can help businesses attract a diverse community of customers. Attendees will get tangible tools for implementing inclusive practices as well as vital resources and community connections for professional growth.

    The series will take place over 5-parts with each session featuring speakers who represent a diverse community. Through their personal and professional experiences, they will help provide tangible practices you can implement to help be part of the solution in encouraging an inclusive environment for all people.

    Each session will cover areas such as:

    • Buying power and economic trends of different communities
    • Values, cultural competencies, accommodations, and other factors that can help create a more inclusive environment
    • Things to keep in mind for physical and digital spaces to create an environment of inclusivity
    • Talent attraction and retention for members of diverse communities
    • Appealing to diverse customers - putting your business where they are instead of waiting for them to come to you
    • Improving the diversity of your suppliers and vendors
    • Resources and organizations that can help you further connect with different communities

    Join us for the conversation, connection and education from an esteemed group of speakers who are working diligently to promote DE&I in the workplace and to improve our community as a whole.

    Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, this series is FREE and open to all. In order to receive the Zoom link for each session, pre-registration is required.

    Session 2 - Tuesday, October 11: 8:00-9:30am

    Focus: LGBTQ+ Community

    Speaker:
    Amanda Cole - Executive Director, Plexus LGBT + Allied Chamber of Commerce


    • 26 Oct 2022
    • 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Zoom - Link to be sent in advance

    Join us for a virtual Speed Networking event with members from the 20 different regional and international Chambers of Commerce that comprise the Collaborative Chambers Alliance (CCA). Grab your coffee and prepare to meet with other professionals from around Northeast Ohio in small groups to make new connections and expand your network.

    Attendees will have the opportunity to join breakout rooms with different topics to meet, network, ask questions, solicit advice and guidance, and discuss subjects pertinent to their line of business.

    Cost: This event is free for Olmsted Chamber members. Non-members are welcome to attend at a cost of $10. Non-members can also try their first CCA Virtual Speed Networking event for free.

    To learn more about the Collaborative Chambers Alliance, please visit: www.collaborativechambers.org.

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    • 27 Oct 2022
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Virtual Event via Zoom (Link emailed to registrants in advance)

    Inclusion by Instinct : The Financial Impact of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion for Small and Medium Sized Businesses

    Presented by Baldwin Wallace & Cuyahoga Community College

    This virtual series is designed to help small and medium sized business owners, professionals, and HR staff learn about the financial benefits of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. The series will look beyond internal strategies for HR, recruitment/hiring and thought leadership, and dive into how inclusive practices can help businesses attract a diverse community of customers. Attendees will get tangible tools for implementing inclusive practices as well as vital resources and community connections for professional growth.

    The series will take place over 5-parts with each session featuring speakers who represent a diverse community. Through their personal and professional experiences, they will help provide tangible practices you can implement to help be part of the solution in encouraging an inclusive environment for all people.

    Each session will cover areas such as:

    • Buying power and economic trends of different communities
    • Values, cultural competencies, accommodations, and other factors that can help create a more inclusive environment
    • Things to keep in mind for physical and digital spaces to create an environment of inclusivity
    • Talent attraction and retention for members of diverse communities
    • Appealing to diverse customers - putting your business where they are instead of waiting for them to come to you
    • Improving the diversity of your suppliers and vendors
    • Resources and organizations that can help you further connect with different communities

    Join us for the conversation, connection and education from an esteemed group of speakers who are working diligently to promote DE&I in the workplace and to improve our community as a whole.

    Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, this series is FREE and open to all. In order to receive the Zoom link for each session, pre-registration is required.

    Session 3 - Thursday, October 27: 8:00-9:30am

    Focus: People with Disabilities

    Speakers:

    • Krista Allison - Ms. Wheelchair Ohio 2022
    • Connor Kobilarcsik - Realtor, Russell Real Estate Services
    • Sera Nelson - Executive Director, W.A.G.S. 4 Kids
    • Nick Walczak - Chardon High School Shooting Survivor


    • 10 Nov 2022
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Virtual Event via Zoom (Link emailed to registrants in advance)

    Inclusion by Instinct : The Financial Impact of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion for Small and Medium Sized Businesses

    Presented by Baldwin Wallace & Cuyahoga Community College

    This virtual series is designed to help small and medium sized business owners, professionals, and HR staff learn about the financial benefits of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. The series will look beyond internal strategies for HR, recruitment/hiring and thought leadership, and dive into how inclusive practices can help businesses attract a diverse community of customers. Attendees will get tangible tools for implementing inclusive practices as well as vital resources and community connections for professional growth.

    The series will take place over 5-parts with each session featuring speakers who represent a diverse community. Through their personal and professional experiences, they will help provide tangible practices you can implement to help be part of the solution in encouraging an inclusive environment for all people.

    Each session will cover areas such as:

    • Buying power and economic trends of different communities
    • Values, cultural competencies, accommodations, and other factors that can help create a more inclusive environment
    • Things to keep in mind for physical and digital spaces to create an environment of inclusivity
    • Talent attraction and retention for members of diverse communities
    • Appealing to diverse customers - putting your business where they are instead of waiting for them to come to you
    • Improving the diversity of your suppliers and vendors
    • Resources and organizations that can help you further connect with different communities

    Join us for the conversation, connection and education from an esteemed group of speakers who are working diligently to promote DE&I in the workplace and to improve our community as a whole.

    Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, this series is FREE and open to all. In order to receive the Zoom link for each session, pre-registration is required.

    Session 4 - Thursday, November 10: 8:00-9:30am

    Focus: BIPOC Community

    Speakers:

    • Cynthia Connolly - Director of Programming, The City Club of Cleveland & Executive Board Member, Lake Erie Native American Council
    • CJ Harkness - Director of Spiritual Life (former Chief Diversity Officer), Baldwin Wallace University

    • 17 Nov 2022
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Virtual Event via Zoom (Link emailed to registrants in advance)

    Inclusion by Instinct : The Financial Impact of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion for Small and Medium Sized Businesses

    Presented by Baldwin Wallace & Cuyahoga Community College

    This virtual series is designed to help small and medium sized business owners, professionals, and HR staff learn about the financial benefits of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. The series will look beyond internal strategies for HR, recruitment/hiring and thought leadership, and dive into how inclusive practices can help businesses attract a diverse community of customers. Attendees will get tangible tools for implementing inclusive practices as well as vital resources and community connections for professional growth.

    The series will take place over 5-parts with each session featuring speakers who represent a diverse community. Through their personal and professional experiences, they will help provide tangible practices you can implement to help be part of the solution in encouraging an inclusive environment for all people.

    Each session will cover areas such as:

    • Buying power and economic trends of different communities
    • Values, cultural competencies, accommodations, and other factors that can help create a more inclusive environment
    • Things to keep in mind for physical and digital spaces to create an environment of inclusivity
    • Talent attraction and retention for members of diverse communities
    • Appealing to diverse customers - putting your business where they are instead of waiting for them to come to you
    • Improving the diversity of your suppliers and vendors
    • Resources and organizations that can help you further connect with different communities

    Join us for the conversation, connection and education from an esteemed group of speakers who are working diligently to promote DE&I in the workplace and to improve our community as a whole.

    Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, this series is FREE and open to all. In order to receive the Zoom link for each session, pre-registration is required.

    Session 5 - Thursday, November 17: 8:00-9:30am

    Focus: Women+

    Speakers:

    • Dani Esperanza - President, Athens Area Chamber of Commerce
    • Cindy Torres-Essell - Chief People Officer, Heinen's

Past events

28 Sep 2022 Coffee & Cameras Networking Breakfast
22 Sep 2022 Virtual Speed Networking
2 Sep 2022 Golf Outing
24 Aug 2022 Virtual Speed Networking
17 Aug 2022 Member Appreciation Luncheon
26 Jul 2022 Business After Hours Networking
21 Jul 2022 Virtual Speed Networking
20 Jul 2022 Lunch by the Lake
30 Jun 2022 Mini Golf Outing
28 Jun 2022 1 on 1 Speed Networking
22 Jun 2022 Virtual Speed Networking
16 Jun 2022 Pizza, Pints & Puzzles
2 Jun 2022 YPConnect Networking Night
19 May 2022 State of the Falls Breakfast
19 May 2022 Virtual Speed Networking
21 Apr 2022 State of the Township Breakfast
20 Apr 2022 Virtual Small Group Networking
19 Apr 2022 Networking Night Mixer
7 Apr 2022 EmpowHER Networking Night
5 Apr 2022 Thirsty Tuesday After Hours Networking (Partner Event)
29 Mar 2022 Mega Mixer at Top Golf (Partner Event)
24 Mar 2022 Virtual Speed Networking
17 Mar 2022 March Madness Watch Party (Partner Event)
10 Mar 2022 Smoothies & Schmoozing
1 Mar 2022 Thirsty Tuesday After Hours Networking (Partner Event)
23 Feb 2022 Virtual Speed Networking
8 Feb 2022 Thirsty Tuesday After Hours Networking (Partner Event)
1 Feb 2022 1 on 1 Virtual Speed Networking
1 Feb 2022 Fur-ever Love Pet Photo Contest
20 Jan 2022 Virtual Speed Networking
8 Dec 2021 Jingle & Mingle Holiday Party
8 Dec 2021 Virtual Speed Networking
23 Nov 2021 Bright Light Battle: Holiday Decorating Competition
16 Nov 2021 Networking & Growth Luncheon (Annual Meeting)
13 Nov 2021 Wine & Paint Networking Night
30 Oct 2021 A Night of History & Mystery: A Lantern Led Walking Tour
28 Oct 2021 Virtual Speed Networking
27 Oct 2021 YPConnect Networking Night
30 Sep 2021 Virtual Speed Networking
16 Sep 2021 CANCELLED: Bingo Night & Variety Show
16 Sep 2021 Fright Fight: Halloween Decorating Competition
3 Sep 2021 Golf Outing
25 Aug 2021 Virtual Speed Networking
11 Aug 2021 Networking Night
22 Jul 2021 Member Appreciation Night
8 Jul 2021 Inclusion by Instinct: Making Diversity & Inclusion a Priority in your Small Business
24 Jun 2021 Virtual Speed Networking
18 Jun 2021 Networking Luncheon & Fun Day
26 May 2021 Virtual Speed Networking
22 Apr 2021 Virtual Speed Networking
8 Apr 2021 State of Southwest
24 Mar 2021 Virtual Speed Networking
25 Feb 2021 Virtual Speed Networking
24 Feb 2021 State of the City
28 Jan 2021 State of the Township
2 Dec 2020 Olmsted Chamber of Commerce Annual Christmas Party
18 Nov 2020 Virtual After Hours - Membership Appreciation & State of the Chamber
28 Oct 2020 Networking & Growth (IN PERSON) Event
6 Aug 2020 Lunch & Learn: Covid-19 Tax Relief Measures & Cyber Security
28 Jul 2020 A Recap of State Legislation For Businesses of ALL Sizes
24 Jun 2020 Lunch & Learn with the SBA (Small Business Administration)
28 May 2020 Review of the PPP Loan Forgiveness Application
24 Apr 2020 POSTPONED: Annual Wing Night Fundraiser
25 Mar 2020 CANCELLED: State of the City Business & Networking Event
13 Mar 2020 Lead With Laughs: How Humor Inspires a Creative & Engaged Workplace
12 Feb 2020 Show Your LOVE! Valentine's Networking Celebration
22 Jan 2020 Spotlight: YOU! Networking Luncheon
4 Dec 2019 Member Appreciation Holiday Party
20 Nov 2019 Membership Drive & Annual Meeting
12 Nov 2019 Joint Chamber Networking Event & Monsters Game
23 Oct 2019 Oktoberfest Networking Luncheon with Power of MORE!
25 Sep 2019 Wine Tasting & Networking Event
28 Aug 2019 Morning Stretch Networking & Yoga
16 Jul 2019 Networking In The Garden with Power of MORE!
18 Jun 2019 Power of MORE! Networking Luncheon
12 Jun 2019 Networking Luncheon & Fun Day
22 May 2019 Annual State of the Schools & Networking Luncheon
14 May 2019 Make Smarter Decisions For Your Business & Avoid Blindspots
9 May 2019 Education Series: How To Grow Your Business With Video
26 Apr 2019 Wing Night Fundraiser
24 Apr 2019 Annual State of the Township & Networking Breakfast
27 Mar 2019 Chili Cook-Off Competition & Networking Event
12 Mar 2019 Lunch & Learn: Succession Planning for Small Business Owners

CONTACTS

EMAIL: admin@olmstedchamber.org
PHONE: (440) 235 - 0032
ADDRESS PO Box # 38043, Olmsted Falls, OH 44138

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