The Chagrin Valley Chamber of Commerce has been in existence since 1943 and offers many benefits to our 550+ members. As a member of the Chamber, you can attend our many programs and events that inform and help you develop skills and business relationships. We also provide benefits that can save you money. Below is a list of what you can expect to receive from your Chamber membership:
Chagrin Valley B:B and Community Open House
The Chagrin Valley Community Open House is held in the fall and is a high-profile, community-wide opportunity for your business to market other Chamber members as well as the residents of the Chagrin Valley. The Chagrin Valley Business to Business Expo is held in late spring and its focus is business to business networking.
Chamber Membership List
Upon request, we will provide an electronic spreadsheet including: member name, primary contact, phone and mailing address. No emails are released at this time.
Business Therapy with the Chamber
This program is a morning educational event with topics geared toward the small business owner.
$5 for members. Registration is required.
Lunch and Learn
This program is a lunch-time educational event with informative speakers who gear their topics toward the small business owner. Registration and prepayment is required.
Meet Me @ 5 Business – After Hours Networking
This event has a casual, relaxed atmosphere and is a good opportunity to meet other Chamber members. It is held at various business locations throughout the Valley. Locations are listed on our website and in the newsletter. Free for members (cash bar at most locations). Registration required.
New Resident Packets
Help new residents get acquainted with your business. This program is held in the spring each year. We collect promotional items, brochures, or coupons from our members, assemble and neatly package them for new residents to enjoy. The packets are distributed throughout the year. No charge.
Monthly Newsletter – The Reporter
Stay on top of what the Chamber is doing with our monthly newsletter, "The Reporter", which serves as a guide to the monthly events and programs of the Chamber. Want to announce a special upcoming event, promotion or sale? Members may place a half page ad for a small fee. It’s a great inexpensive way to reach our 550+ members and get your “message” heard AND E-Blasted to over 1300+ members and community.
Chagrin Valley Magazine
In cooperation with The Chagrin Valley Times, we publish a full color magazine highlighting the Chagrin Valley. This magazine is distributed to 25,000 Chagrin Valley residents, medical offices, real estate offices, hotels and inns and can be found at 2 Ohio Turnpike Service Plazas and in the lobby of Destination Cleveland located in downtown Cleveland. Discount on ads to members.
The Chamber loves referring your business. Whether through phone inquiry, email, online or a visit to the Chamber’s office. Businesses, residents and visitors alike will find information about your company. Referrals through the Chamber’s website and online Membership Directory continue to grow and generate leads for Chamber members.
Chamber’s Welcome to the Valley Directory
This “Welcome to the Valley” Directory is available to new residents in the Chagrin Valley. Since new residents don’t yet know the area, this will become a “go to” book for them to look and turn to our members for all their needs. It’s another great way the Chamber promotes our members.
The Chamber holds community events and programs throughout the year which you may use as sponsorship opportunities to highlight your business. Sponsorship opportunities include: Newsletter, Website, Concerts in the Park, Annual Business Meeting, Chagrin Valley Community Expo, Golf Outing and other events.
Annual Business Awards Event
Held during the first quarter of the year, this event highlights various Chamber awards, the Student Business Leader Scholarships are presented, and there is a guest speaker. All members are encouraged to attend (nominal charge).
Get Involved with a Chamber Committee
The Chamber has committees which welcome members who would like to get more involved with the Chamber. They are Community Chest, Programs & Events, Membership and Young Professionals Group. Look for meeting dates listed in newsletter, on our website and through emails.
- Community Chest is responsible for distributing money raised at our annual Golf Outing through various requests by community organizations.
- Programs and Events members are called on as as-needed basis for planning larger events (e.g. Annual Golf Outing and Community Expo).
- The Membership Committee works to expand Chamber membership by promoting the benefits of membership to non-members, making new members feel welcome and comfortable and retaining current members.
The Chamber enjoys helping members celebrate the grand opening or reopening of their business by conducting ribbon cutting ceremonies and helping members promote the good news.
Chamber Rewards Card and Member to Member Discounts
Our members offer savings to other Chamber members. With your membership you will receive a Chamber Rewards Card to show at participating Chamber members offering a discount. If you have a discount you’d like to share, please contact the office at 440.247.6607.