Your investment in The Highland County Chamber of Commerce comes with a number of exciting plans and programs, all designed to support your business and the economic strength of Highland County.
Insurance Programs – Through our affiliation with the Southern Ohio Chamber Alliance (SOCA) Chamber Members can utilize insurance programs from Anthem; United Healthcare; Superior Dental Care; and Select Benefits Vision, Hearing and Prescription Plans. Auto Owners Insurance plans are also available. For specific information on how your business or organization can utilize these valuable benefits, refer to the Member Benefit Options page, where you can see a list of benefits and a list of local Chamber Members who can assist you in building a strong benefits package for your business.
Workers Compensation – Comprehensive consulting and claims administration through Hunter Consulting Company. Workers Compensation issues can be complex no matter what size business or organization you have. Our partnership with Hunter Consulting provides you with a resource to answer questions regarding group rating plans (to lower your premiums) and specific issues you may have. Visit their website at www.hunterconsulting.com or call 1.800.486.6652 to find out about this valuable program.
HFC Safety Council – A joint venture of the Highland, Fayette, and Clinton County Chambers and BWC (Bureau of Workers Compensation) the HFC Safety Council encourages workplace safety while offering additional savings on Worker’s Compensation. Members attend monthly HFC Safety Council meetings which feature presentations regarding various safety issues in the workplace. Upon meeting BWC eligibility requirements, companies can earn up to 4% discounts on their Worker’s Compensation premiums. Enrollment in HFC Safety Council is required. For details and more information regarding HFC Safety Council visit www.hfcsafetycouncil.com or call The Chamber at 937.393.1111.
Networking Opportunities – Opportunities to meet and network with fellow Chamber Members at Business After Hours, Coffee and Commerce, Annual Legislative Forum, Annual Dinner, Golf Outing, Women’s “Let’s Do Lunch”, and other Chamber sponsored events. The networking opportunities provided by The Highland County Chamber offer your business or organization the chance to be with other businesses who belong to The Chamber. These events are both informative and social in nature and are designed to widen your circle of business contacts, resources and potential customers.
News You Can Use – Monthly newsletters, website, county newspaper and radio coverage keep you informed. Your investment in The Highland County Chamber not only offers your business or organization exposure to potential customers but provides you with vehicles to keep current with news and issues important to Highland County business and industry. You will receive a monthly copy of The Chamber News Line – our newsletter. Our website, www.TheHighlandChamber.com keeps The Chamber open 24-7 to both you and prospective customers. By using the on-line membership directory visitors can know what your business can do for them. Our monthly “Chamber Page” in The Times Gazette lets readers know that you are a member of The Chamber and gives your business added public recognition.
Marketing Assistance – Let The Chamber help you promote your business through the use of proven marketing techniques and resources. The Highland County Chamber offers members the opportunity to advertise with inserts in the monthly newsletter and / or banner advertising on The Chamber website, www.TheHighlandChamber.com (rates available upon request).
Additionally, The Chamber works closely with the Small Business Development Center / OSU South Centers to provide you with specific workshops and one-on-one counseling to improve your marketing program’s effectiveness. Call The Chamber office for details and more information.
Mailing Lists and Labels – Members may access the Chamber database for special promotions and marketing. Investors in The Chamber are entitled to a membership listing and a copy of mailing labels to utilize for their own mailings to fellow Chamber members. We do not sell this list to outside sources – this is a membership only benefit.
Business and Industry Advocacy – Annual Legislative Forum and Luncheon, strong ties with state legislators and support from the Ohio Chamber of Commerce keep you informed on legislative issues that impact your business. Special legislative updates in each month’s newsletter, The Chamber News Line along with special e-mail alerts keep you updated and call for action when legislative issues affect the business community. On the local level, The Chamber maintains relationships with county and local officials to monitor the business climate in Highland County.
Special Events for Your Business – Grand Opening Ribbon Cuttings, The Chamber “Red Coats” will help publicize and celebrate your special event. Your Chamber investment includes assistance in promoting your special events – all you have to do is ask. The Chamber staff and volunteer ambassadors, the “Red Coats,” bring attention and support in recognition of your efforts.
Referral Services – People call The Chamber office looking for specific products and services. Open your business door by being a Chamber member referral. Not only does the Chamber get many calls for business referrals, but the website, www.TheHighlandChamber.com is available 24/7 with the Membership Directory, listing your company and the goods and services you provide. Your website is automatically linked to the Chamber’s allowing prospective customers access to your business with a simple click of the button.
“Buy Local” Support – Through county-wide advertising The Chamber supports buying and doing business locally to increase the economic impact and growth of Highland County. The “Buy and Do Business Locally – It Does Matter to Highland County” message is spread throughout the county using various media including billboards, radio, print and website presence.