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Lead with Ease Seminar

Lead With Ease Seminar - June 24th



Dear Erie County Chamber Members:
With the flood of information and links to websites for assistance and help for you and your business we know that it can be confusing to know where to go for the best and latest information. We are recommending one site that will have all the latest links and information to educate you on all resources  that are available to you and your business: The phone number for questions related to the disease itself is: 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)

While our office is closed, we are still working and will be available to assist you in any way we can, just like we have done for the last 120 years! Please or e-mail us with any questions or information you would like us to get out to our Chamber Family, and if you just want to talk, I am here for you!


Pamela Smith-Droll

President, Erie County Chamber of Commerce

Home Based Business



Opportunity to join the Chamber as a Home Based Business

The Erie County Chamber researched and found several different Home Based Businesses in our area and saw an opportunity to mentor, help develop their brand, and provide advertising and marketing to help the Home Based Business entrepreneur turn their small Home Based Business into a full time career.

The Home Based Business Program consists of meeting at the Chamber once a month. The Chamber will teach these entrepreneurs how to develop a relationship with other Home Based Businesses and network with them.

The Chamber will bring in special speakers from time to time to talk on a specific business or education topic.

Each Home Based Business will join the Erie County Chamber of Commerce for $175 and will be eligible to take part in any Chamber programs.

As part of the Chamber’s Home Based Business Program, the Chamber will provide a complimentary Banner Ad on the Chamber’s website to market and create awareness of their business.

As a member of the Chamber in good standing, the Home Based Businesses can request a Member Certificate to display in their home office, at craft shows or events.

There will be opportunities to take part in Chamber events to sell products and services to the public.

Contact Pamela Smith-Droll, Chamber President to learn more!

Why join?

According to a research study done by The Shapiro Group, Inc. and Market Street Services, when consumers know that a small business is a member of their local chamber of commerce, they are 44% more likely to think favorably of it and 63% more likely to purchase goods or services from the company in the future.

COVID-19 Latest Updates

Late last night, the Senate voted unanimously, 96-0, in favor of The CARES Act, sending the legislation to the House. At a briefing with the White House Coronavirus Task Force, President Trump said that he would sign this legislation immediately when it reached his desk.
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer announced that the House will convene at 9:00am on Friday, March 27th, to consider The CARES Act, and said that the bill was expected to pass by a voice vote.  

The full text of the final version of the CARES Act that passed the Senate last night can be found here.

In addition to what was circulated yesterday about the bill, including a FAQ document courtesy of Leader McCarthy, a topline summary about what's included in the legislation from Conference, and a backgrounder on what's been done previously in response to the coronavirus, please see below for additional resources and detailed information courtesy of House Committees: 

In addition to all of this Conference compiled a helpful document that answers key questions for small businesses related to this legislation: 

Welcome to Erie County, Ohio!

The Erie County Chamber of Commerce is a vital organization that represents the diverse interests of our nearly 600 members who are from many different business sectors and locations. The Chamber speaks as a collective voice on issues that impact business, the economy, and the community at large. Our goal is to represent the entire business community as effectively as possible so that not only businesses thrive, but the region as a whole thrives, and we may continue to experience improvements in our overall quality of life.

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