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Membership in the Chamber

Greater Akron Chamber members are committed to economic development and growing Greater Akron and begin by growing their own businesses through Chamber opportunities. Members take advantage of the Chamber’s many programs and events, helping them stay informed and connected. The Greater Akron Chamber promotes and empowers our members to grow a successful business and enrich our community. One voice for business really can make a difference – especially when that voice represents thousands of businesses. Join the Greater Akron Chamber and become active in the Greater Akron Region’s dynamic business community.

Connections to business leaders across our region are a major benefit of membership in the Greater Akron Chamber. Various avenues of networking opportunities within the Chamber will help your company get the most access and the best value from your involvement. Click here to connect to the Chamber’s Business Directory.

Join the Chamber

Joining the Greater Akron Chamber offers exciting opportunities and advantages for any business. The Chamber works to help businesses succeed for the betterment of the community. Chamber of commerce members’ benefits include workers' compensation, group health discounts, market analysis, business referrals and awareness among young professional groups.

Find out why joining the Greater Akron Chamber is a wise move for your business. Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce membership benefits include the following:


With networking opportunities and prograrms for business owners like Morning Buzz and professional development tracks like KNOW and the YPN, your Greater Akron Chamber membership will help you meet your next great business contact.

Promote your business news and upcoming events

With the Greater Akron Chamber’s Area Business News webpage and our social media outlets, our members can share your news and upcoming events with the Greater Akron business community!

Take advantage of the Chamber’s cost-saving benefits

Members save money in excess of their yearly Chamber membership with savings on expenses such as:


Chamber Members receive free Certificates of Origin for international shipping, and discounted use of Chamber meeting rooms during regular business hours.

Healthcare Plans

SummaCare-20New-20Logo-205-18_i-(1).jpgFor over 18 years, SummaCare and the Greater Akron Chamber have partnered to save local businesses over $25 million on health insurance premiums. Those savings are used by companies to grow their bottom line and boost our local economy.

SummaCare is pleased to continue to offer Chamber members and the Affiliate Partner Chamber members the maximum allowable discount of 1.4 percent on their health insurance premiums. We are the only health insurance option offering a discount through the Greater Akron Chamber for employers of 50 or fewer employees.  For more information, contact the SummaCare Sales Team at (800) 996-8818 or call your broker.

The Greater Akron Chamber and SummaCare are pleased to now offer businesses with 50 or fewer employees the Chamber Health Benefits Plan - a multiple employer welfare arrangement (MEWA) that offers small employers access to self-funded health benefits options. Learn more here.

In 2016, the Chamber added Medical Mutual to our benefit savings portfolio in addition to SummaCare.  Medical Mutual healthcare plans are built around Medical Mutual's network of doctors and hospitals, the largest provider network in Ohio. That network includes Akron General Medical Center and Summa Health System.

Designed as a private exchange model built around a fully integrated technology platform, this consumer-driven choice tool encourages responsible healthcare spending habits and more involvement in treatment decisions. The plans are available for member companies with 51 to 500 eligible employees.  As an added benefit, Chamber members will receive a 1.4 percent discount on their healthcare premiums. For more information, please contact the Medical Mutual Sales Team at (440) 572-6370.

Worker's Compensation

CW-TPA-Logo-Color-PNG-4-21-2020-(2).pngThe Greater Akron Chamber's Group Rating Program offers savings up to the maximum available discount on your BWC workers' compensation premium as a chamber of commerce membership benefit. The Greater Akron Chamber partners with Sedgwick, formerly CareWorks Comp, which analyzes each employer's unique claim and premium history to find the highest level of savings. Sedgwick and the Buckeye Workers' Compensation Alliance is the only group-rating program endorsed by the Chamber.

Long-term discounts, high savings, program stability and comprehensive quality services could save you significantly by switching to Sedgwick. Let Sedgwick provide you with a NO COST, NO OBLIGATION analysis that maximizes your group rating potential by completing the on-line Group Rating Application.

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401(k) MEP

Now, more than ever, it is important to ensure that everyone has access to a reliable and comfortable future. As a valued GAC Captrust-(1).pngmember, we deeply care about you and want to be here to assist you and your business. We are pleased to announce that the Greater Akron Chamber is partnering with TransAmerica and CAPTRUST to offer a new program exclusively for GAC members, The Greater Akron Chamber 401(k) Multiple Employer Plan. This 401(k) MEP is a multiple-employer sponsored plan that offers retirement savings for employees in your company. 
By participating in this program, small businesses can offer all the benefits a large company can at a competitive price. Similar to the Chamber Health Benefits Plan, we created a solution that leverages the power and strength of our community to provide better benefits for everyone.

The Greater Akron Chamber 401(k) Multiple Employer Plan Benefits:
• Higher value with a lower plan cost
• Save time by letting us take over administrative duties
• Reduce legal risks with fiduciary support
• Provide your employees with the retirement readiness they deserve

For a free analysis of your existing plan, or to start a new plan call, contact CAPTRUST Grey Kennedy (216) 536-5630 now.

If you have any urgent questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact Pam Collica at (330) 237-1249. We hope that you join us in creating a better future for all. 

Constant Contact

The Greater Akron Chamber has partnered with Constant Contact®, the leading email marketing service for small businesses, to bring you a great way to stay in touch with your customers and prospects. With Constant Contact, email marketing is easy, affordable, and effective.

Greater Akron Chamber members now qualify for a special discount:

Prepay for 6 months and save 20%

Prepay for 1 year and save 25%

If you haven't opened an account yet, you can start with a 60-day free trial. If you already have a Constant Contact account and would like to receive your chamber discount, e-mail [email protected].

Member Marketplace

The Chamber's Member Marketplace connects you to many discounts and promotional offers by Chamber members, for Chamber members.

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