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Testimonials from Chamber-Members

Hear first hand why being a chamber-member is valuable

Al Nickles

Payne Nickles & Co.

I have been very fortunate to serve on the Erie County Chamber Board of Directors for 20 years. During that time, I have met many new people and made some very important connections. The Chamber hosts several different community events throughout the year including Business and Educational seminars, Business After Hours that offer endless opportunities to network and connect with others. The Chamber is always here to support and help our members grow. So, consider the Chamber an investment in the community not an expense.


Dennis Shaffer

Civista Bank

Civista Bank has been a long time member of the Erie County Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber provides many great networking and educational opportunities for businesses. These events allow us to interact with local business owners so that we gain greater awareness and familiarity about the community in which we operate. The Erie County Chamber of Commerce helps promote growth and economic development and is a valuable resource to our area businesses.


Dave Baumgartner

Sandusky Register

The Erie County Chamber has been an incredible resource and partner for Tandem Media and the Sandusky Register.  Pamela and Amber help us connect with other businesses in the area as well as provide many sessions throughout the year on a variety of topics that our team can attend to learn and grow.  Joining is a great investment and is a must for businesses of all sizes.


Matt Maschari

Kasper Toyota Sandusky

I have been fortunate to serve on the Chamber Board of Directors for 3 years.  In this time, I have met many great people and made some very valuable connections.  The Chamber allows its members to take advantage of several community events throughout the year such as Business After-Hours and Educational Seminars.  The networking opportunities are endless.  So whether your business is big or small, the Chamber is here for you!


Dru Meredith

Firelands Regional Health System

Pamela and Amber make a great team!  Under their leadership the Erie County Chamber has reached new heights.  Pamela has done an outstanding job of maintaining and developing new relationships.


Jim Ervin & Dick Ries

Firelands Adventure Tours

The Erie Chamber of Commerce (ECCOC) is a wonderful partner for us to be associated with.  When we started our journey of opening a Segway Tour company in 2016, we knew what we needed to be involved in.... and it was Lake Erie Shores and Islands and the ECCOC!  Both partners work as one, and are deeply invested in our vision and goals as a company.  We can attest to their commitment by our involvement with both of them, as tourism is such an integral part of survival and success.  One element of the union is continued education and successful business strategies.


Dave Voight Jr.


Our company has been members of the Erie County Chamber of Commerce for twenty-five plus years. It is a one stop shop where you can learn, network, socialize and improve. It has been a great resource for me personally and our company.


Naomi Twine

Ohio Veterans Home

The Erie County Chamber of Commerce, under Pamela Smith-Droll’s Leadership, has been an asset to the local business establishment. Pamela’s mission of outreach and providing diverse training and educational programs to the Chamber’s members and local businesses has been an important part of what makes a Chamber of Commerce important to Erie County.


Ryan Bowers

Cousino Restoration

I am a newer chamber-member. My company along with myself has received a warm welcome from many of the chamber-members. It feels more like a family than a group of businesses. It has been a joy to attend a lot of the Business After Hours events where I can meet new people and learn about new businesses I was unaware of. Pamela and Amber have been great with their leadership and some of the great ideas they have in improving the Chamber and surrounding community. I also have enjoyed my time as a new ambassador and have been encouraged to participate and share my ideas for the future.


Matt Kosior

American Colors Inc.

American Colors Inc. was founded in Sandusky in 1975. Although we have expanded over the last forty years to other states and other countries we have always called Sandusky and Erie County home. A big part of our commitment to the area is the vibrant and diverse economy supported by the hard work, programs and success that the Erie County Chamber provides to its members and the region.


Kathleen Hottmann

Block Advisors

The Erie County Chamber of Commerce is a vital investment into your business. Pamela Smith-Droll and Amber Holmes are a formidable team that are empowered with your best interest. There are Educational Seminars, Ribbon Cuttings, Business After hours that provide many opportunities to network and meet new people. There are different discounts and advertising opportunities that are available for your business to take advantage of.


Jason Steckel

Insurance Partners

The Erie County Chamber has been a great organization for meeting other professionals and learning more about the wealth of businesses in the community. Pamela and Amber do a wonderful job providing opportunities to connect with and learn about other organizations. Whether a long-time established business or someone new to the community, everyone is welcome. During my time in the Chamber I have learned new things about companies that have been around for decades and been exposed to brand new organizations. There are many ways to connect through open houses, ribbon-cutting ceremonies, and other Chamber events. If you’re not a Chamber member, you should be!


Abbey Bemis

Erie County Economic Development Corporation

Congratulations to the Erie County Chamber of Commerce for celebrating 120 years supporting local businesses. Efforts like this help make Erie County a better and more growth-friendly place.


Yolanda Churchwell

YCVA Consulting LLC

My relationship with Pamela Smith and the Erie County Chamber of Commerce is relatively new but incredibly rewarding. Not only has it provided me with great networking and marketing opportunities but my position as an Ambassador has met my personal desire to be involved in a professional organization close to home with like-minded individuals. Joining the ECCOC as a member of the Home Based Business Program was a great decision for me and I look forward to future opportunities and endeavors.


Joe Hayberger

Leadership Erie County

Hello friends, you need to read this! You say you are having trouble making business connections in Erie County! You say you need to consult advisors on ideas to make your business even more successful! You say you need to be able to listen to top-notch presenters about business concerns! You say you want to meet and greet the leaders of this community! Well, friends look no further than the Erie County Chamber of Commerce. This is THE place to make those connections, learn new ideas, and meet the leaders of Erie County. Do not hesitate! Call today, 419-625-6421 and speak to Pamela Smith-Droll, President of Erie County Chamber of Commerce. Pamela will guide you in your journey of success. Well, what are you waiting for? Get busy and call now! You will be glad you did.


Jane Windisch

The Commons of Providence

On behalf of Providence Care Centers, it has been a total pleasure to be a member of Chamber of Commerce and working with Pamela and Amber. They are both so organized and upbeat. I have found the After Hours are very enjoyable. Good job, girls!!