Develop your business’s prosperity.
Investing in Holmes County's Future
Your service is special. It answers a need in our county and supports the local economy. When you join the Holmes County Chamber of Commerce, you are investing in personal, business, and community success. We provide access to development opportunities and provide supportive knowledge on local and state services. Your prosperity is our priority.
Promotion and Publicity
Through strategic advertising and public relations work, the Chamber promotes a positive image of Holmes County. This includes local support for business openings, participating in press releases and media coverage, and engaging in local economic development, as well as state-level advocacy.
Group Plan Rates
Your Chamber membership may qualify you for reduced rates in:
- Workers' comp premiums, by meeting the Bureau of Workers' Compensation criteria
- Chamber-sponsored advertising
- Ohio Hardwood Furniture Market booths
Referrals and Recommendations
Your business deserves exposure. Consumers consult us for recommendations, and we recommend Chamber members because we know your dedication to operating a customer-oriented business. Our informed staff provide personal service to each caller and office visitor. We stock member brochures, rack cards, and business cards in order to bolster your encounters with customers. A membership list with your organization’s information is consistently updated on our website.
Networking and Training
As your business evolves, it’s important to network with other businesses and advance your knowledge. The Chamber offers several opportunities to help you develop business relationships and learning:
- Monthly membership meetings
- Business seminars
- Annual golf outing
- Business After Hours
- The Holmes Now newsletter
- Industry-specific promotional groups, including the Hardwood Furniture Guild and Amish Country Lodging Council
- Monthly Safety Council meetings
- Annual Dinner and Business-of-the-Year Awards
Each year, Ohio Amish Country receives nearly a half-million visitors. In order to keep our area’s business at the forefront of regional tourism, the Chamber of Commerce administrates the Holmes County Tourism Bureau. Through targeted advertising, the annual publication and distribution of 400,000 of the Ohio Amish Country Visitors’ Guide, and a captivating website, the Tourism Bureau promotes your tourism business. A healthy tourism economy brings revenue that supports county infrastructure. Through your Chamber Membership, your tourism business will be listed on our Chamber website as well as visitamishcountry.com. You’ll receive special partnership opportunities for advertising, tourism consumer shows, and our publications. We supply your promotional materials to potential tourists through mailings, as well as engaging with media and group tour developers who provide exposure to Ohio Amish Country.