2017 PCOC Award nominations sought!
An Open Letter to Our Members
From: Executive Director Leslie Collins
When it comes to businesses large and small, Preble County is a shining star in Ohio – we have everything from world headquarters for corporations to “mom-and-pops” who strive each day to better themselves and their hometowns.
In a world where we hear so often of all the negative, it is time to share and recognize the good being done by our businesses and workforce here in Preble County. Your businesses have stepped up, and now the Preble County Chamber of Commerce is stepping up to honor even more local superstars.
We need YOUR help!
On Wednesday, Dec. 6, the Preble County Chamber will host its 36th Annual Awards Dinner & Holiday Gala, and to make the event even bigger and better, we have made some changes and added to our award categories. During the gala, we’re not going to preach at you about the benefits of being a Chamber member – although there are many – because this evening will not be about us.
It’s about the businesses who make Preble County proud. It’s about YOU!
At this year’s gala, we will not only be recognizing our award winners, but also ALL our nominees. Award winners will be announced during the gala, to make for an evening of fun and surprise.
To do this successfully, and to honor all those we know deserve recognition – we need nominations from YOU, our members!
Awards to be given this year include: Outstanding Corporate Citizen of the Year, Outstanding Small Business Citizen of the Year, Citizen of the Year, Outstanding Agribusiness of the Year and Young Professional of the Year, as well as a Community Improvement Award, Distinguished Service Award, Business Innovation Award and Non-Profit Innovation Award.
Nomination forms for each of this year’s awards are available here on our website and at our office. Each form includes details regarding the criteria for selecting each award. Deadline for nominations is Wednesday, Nov. 15.
Please take this time to help us recognize those businesses and individuals who make us proud to call Preble County home.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
Business After Hours, Thursday, Oct. 19
Larkin Cobb in conjunction with WEDI Radio
U.S. 35, Eaton
Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting, Saturday, Oct. 21
Gillman Home Center
120 W. Lexington Rd., Eaton
Why should YOU join the Chamber?
What are the benefits for me and my business?
It’s a good question and we have several good answers!
Discount Programs, Marketing & Networking, Education, Training & Informative Sessions and more!
The Preble County Chamber of Commerce partners with local and regional providers to offer our member’s exclusive discounts programs that help your businesses bottom line.
- Health insurance programs, Superior Dental Care discount on special benefits plans, plus SDC dental plans include an EyeMed Vision discount.Worker’s Comp Discount Programs through CareWorksComp and Hunter Consulting; Prescription Drug Discount Cards which benefits everyone!
The Chamber provides many opportunities to network and market your business, products and services.
- Business After Hours – Network and promote your business at this monthly event; Business EXPO – Annual business showcase event with over 1,000 attendees; Grand Openings, Ribbon Cuttings and Ground Breakings – Meet the new businesses! Advertising – Newsletter, Website, Facebook, broadcast Email and more! Golf Outing – Network and market your business at the chamber's annual golf scramble; Annual Awards Gala and more!
Preble County, Ohio... We do Business!
The Preble County Chamber of Commerce has been serving the business community since 1952. It is our mission to be the advocate for business and business development for Preble County, Ohio.
Preble County is a great place to do business! The Chamber is here to support, protect and promote free commerce in the region. Why become a member? When you become a member of the Chamber, you join over 250 other companies as part of the county's coalition of businesses. The Chamber provides professional networking/programs and other community events throughout the year, including the Business After Hours Series, Legislative Breakfast, State of the County, State of the State, Preble County Safety Council and the Preble County Business Expo. In the fall of 2016, the Chamber launched Leadership Preble County, a year-long educational program to develop peopel who will in turn go on to improve the quality of life in Preble County. These programs and events enhance the quality of life for our members and heighten public awareness of our business community. The Chamber also is an official member of the Southern Ohio Chamber Alliance (SOCA,) which provides a wide variety of discount programs for member businesses, including as healthcare, dental discount programs, Worker's Compensation savings, prescription drug discount cards, energy savings and education, and much more!