WELCOME, Spring!

OK: read this newsletter. It's full of important information from your friendly Chamber staff, fellow members, and community friends. 

BUT: whatever else you remember, DO NOT forget to spring your clocks forward this Saturday night so you wake up at the correct time Sunday morning! 

You are welcome.

There IS so much going on here at the Chamber. We are working hard to ensure members are renewed, with updated contact information, so that we can include all of you in our 2016 Community Guide/Member Directory. CONTACT US ASAP if you are not sure if your membership is up-to-date!

Register today for our March networking luncheon at The Aurora Inn Hotel & Event Center. Let's network, share what's new, and find out 'How to Avoid Frauid'!

We are offering many other wonderful opportunities to support your businesses, increase your contacts, and overall help you succeed. Check out our newly updated website to find out more....or even better, stop in sometime and say hello!

Springtime = new growth, and an opportunity to reflect on the blessings that surround us.

May yours be filled with wonderful adventures.

Now let's get busy - there is much to do!

ps feel free to forward this to a colleague or friend who might want to learn about what's happening: registration links will work for them, too!
Chamber News & Events
Welcome to the Neighborhood!

Embrace Aurora!

There is no better way to reach new residents than an invitation to your business through Embrace Aurora!  What better way to inform movers about what is available to them when settling into their new homes?

Click on the form below to register and for further details.  Participation is easy and FREE to Chamber members!  Non Members are welcome to join in as well for a nominal fee.

Once registered, your promotional items can be dropped off at the Chamber Office M-F from 9am-2pm.  That's it.  We take it from there and get your items where they need to go!

Electronic Membership Plaques
Current active 2016 members!

As you are aware the Chamber has exciting new branding.  If you are a current 2016 member, please download the membership 
ePlaque and link us (www.allaboutaurora.com) to your website.  Let's stay connected! 

March Networking Luncheon
How to Avoid Fraud

LAST CALL!  Make your reservation NOW.

Fraud: not a word we like to hear. We all hope to avoid being a victim of fraud in our personal and professional lives. Hoping, though, is not the smartest strategy. 

Join us to hear from Jim English of First National Bank's Treasury Management Department as he outlines a strategy to protect you and your business from fraud.

For More Information. 
Business After Hours!

MultiChamber Social Networking Business After Hours

PLEASE NOTE: Aurora Chamber of Commerce is NOT handling registration, so register through this link ONLY. No late-comers or walk-ins will be admitted!

Build Relationships - 
Join A Committee! 
Our volunteer-led committees are at 
the very heart of our success!

Contact the Chamber office for more information about how you can get involved!

Build the Chamber scholarship fund - award scholarships - promote and select person & business of the year: we do it all!
AWIN - Aurora Women in Networking
This engaged and engaging group provides support and encouragement to each other and our membership through discussion and targeted events. 

Business Advocacy  
The BAC connects us to business-related issues in local government.  


Supports member businesses through events and activities that get the word out about YOU.

Member Services 
New member? Veteran member? Potential member? This group is looking out for ways to enhance your member benefits. 
Member News & Events
Cortland Bancorp Named to OTCQX Best 50, for the second year

CORTLAND, Ohio - (Feb. 17, 2016) - Cortland Bancorp (OTCQX: CLDB), the holding company for the Cortland Savings and Banking Company, today announced it has been named to the 2016 OTCQX® Best 50, a ranking of 50 top performing companies traded on the OTCQX Best Marketplace last year, for the second year.

The OTCQX Best 50 is the first ever annual ranking of strong performing U.S. and international companies traded on the OTCQX marketplace. The ranking is calculated based on an equal weighting of one-year share price performance and average daily dollar volume growth in the previous calendar year. All companies in the 2016 OTCQX Best 50 were traded on OTCQX on December 31, 2015.

"We are honored to be named one of the top ranking banks in the 2016 OTCQX Best 50, for the second year in a row," said James M. Gasior, President and Chief Executive Officer. "We strive to create shareholder value and we thank the OTCQX for recognizing our efforts."
For the complete 2016 OTCQX Best 50 ranking, visit

The OTCQX Best Marketplace offers the best informed and most efficient trading for established, investor-focused U.S. and international companies. To qualify for OTCQX, companies must meet high financial standards, demonstrate compliance with U.S. securities laws, be current in their disclosure and be sponsored by a professional third-party advisor. OTCQX companies are distinguished by the excellence of their operations and diligence with which they convey their qualifications.

About Cortland Bancorp
Cortland Bancorp is a financial holding company headquartered in Cortland, Ohio. Founded in 1892, the Company's bank subsidiary, The Cortland Savings and Banking Company conducts business through 13 full-service community banking offices located in Trumbull, Mahoning, Portage and Ashtabula counties in Northeastern Ohio and two financial services offices in Beachwood and Fairlawn, Ohio. For additional information about Cortland Banks, please visit http://www.cortland-banks.com.

Media Contact:
James M. Gasior, President & Chief Executive Officer
Cortland Bancorp
P: 330.282.4111

Energy Services

Now that El Niño heat is believed to have peaked, there is a threat of El Niño-charged winter storms - and the return of the polar vortex - that can directly impact reliability, prices and your business.

Here are a few easy ways you can help protect your small business from potential price spikes this winter.
1.Choose a trusted Energy Consultant. There's no better time to switch to an energy consultant that proactively helps you identify and achieve your energy goals.
2.Choose an Energy Plan that works for your business. We know that prices fluctuate day to day, which is why we do all the heavy lifting. OnDemand Energy has defined supply partnerships with 31 different suppliers, we leverage our buying power to get you the best rate available.
You can't control the weather - but you can control your energy supply bill.
The Spring edition of The Messenger, Northeast Ohio Medical University's community newsletter is now available:

If you've missed The Messenger in the past, archived editions are available on our website www.neomed.edu. Also, if you know of friends or family that would be interested in receiving this and other community updates, please encourage them to join the mailing list.
Wellness 360 Conference Committee
2016 Summit County Worksite Wellness Conference

This year's theme is "Unlock Your Potential ~ Define Your Purpose ~ Create Partnerships".
We are excited to announce that this year's conference will be held on Thursday, March 10, 2016 at The NEOMED Education and Wellness (NEW) Center just outside of Kent, Ohio.
We look forward to working together as we spread the message of overall health and wellness throughout our community. Currently there are sponsorship and vendor opportunities open. The following accommodations will be provided for our vendors:
  • Company name advertised in the event program
  • Opportunity to present your door prize with a short commercial at the end of the conference day
  • Networking with 100's of Wellness and HR professionals as well as NEOMED students, faculty & staff
  • 6 foot long table, clothed and skirted, to display your goods and services
  • Free Wi-Fi           
  • Access to electrical outlets (limited availability, first requested, first served)
  • Vendor passes for complimentary lunch at The Bistro, located on the first floor of The NEW Center
  • Complimentary day pass to Sequoia Wellness, the onsite medical wellness and fitness center
Please register by visiting our website http://wellness360conference.com .
If you are interested in sponsorship information please contact Andy Malitz at amalitz@sequoia-wellness.com or Johanna Tanno at 330-971-7959 or jtanno@westernreservehospital.org .
If you have any questions in regards to specific needs for your setup at The NEW Center, please contact Dawn Hull at 330.325.6852 or dhull2@neomed.edu . Your support of health and wellness throughout the region is greatly appreciated and we look forward to having you at this year's conference!
City of Aurora
Spring Perennial Swap
Date:  May 21, 2016
Time:  11 am - noon
Location: Kiwanis Moore Park
                35 West Pioneer Trail
Date:  May 21, 2016
Time:  8:30 am
Location:  Sunny Lake Park

Stay informed!
Anthem NOACC               
Now you can get cost savings on your health insurance benefits usually reserved for larger companies.  How?  You get the purchasing power of the group insurance market through your chamber of commerce membership. www.NOACC.org
Think Chamber
BWC News
Private employers: Prospective billing transition effective July 1. Watch video & sign up for seminar/webinar Click Here.
For BWC eNews  Click Here.
Western Reserve Safety Council
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00
Location:  Mustard Seed Market & Cafe (second floor)
6025 Kruse Drive
Solon, OH  44139

For the latest news and event information Click Here
Portage County Safety Council
Stay up to date on news and events by visiting www.portagesafetycouncil.com.
COSE connects small businesses with resources and expert advice they need to grow! www.cose.org
Chamber Information
Board of Directors
Lisa Kusner

Vice President
Jennifer Stanley
First National Bank

Dan Mormile
Andersen Aurora Manufacturing
Laura Radcliff
Edward Jones
Diane Barben
The Atrium at Anna Maria

Dottie Dupuy
Howard Hanna

Michelle Harman
Harman Home Designs

Ing Kiland
Metis Construction

Jim Kraus
City of Aurora

Vicky Rovder
Excalibur Collision

Alan Shorr
Reitz, Paul & Shorr

Sue Tinlin
The Tinlin Team -
Platinum Real Estate

Doug Wieder
Mill Distributors, Inc.
Pat Ciccantelli

Denny Kovach 
Aurora City Council 
Executive Director
Laura Holman 

Aurora Community  and Events Guide

 CLICK HERE  to view entire guide.

Embrace Aurora

The Aurora Chamber of Commerce is pleased to offer businesses a chance to participate in EMBRACE AURORA WELCOME PROGRAM.
This program invites businesses to provide unique items/discounts that will introduce them to new residents.  Welcome packages will be delivered to new residents of Aurora regularly.

Chamber members may participate FREE of cost!!
 CLICK HERE for registration form.
Platinum Sponsor

Howard Hanna

Gold Sponsors
Harman Home Designs


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