July 2015

Chamber Events
Keep up to date with all of the events that we have scheduled for 2015.

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Community Events
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Annual Chamber Golf Outing
July 10, 2015
Auglaize Golf Club

Join us for the annual Chamber golf outing. This relaxing day of golf and socialization is a great way to kick off the weekend. 

Annual Awards Banquet
September 10, 2015
Knights of Columbus Hall

The Chamber uses this opportunity to celebrate the success of all membership companies with five or more years of operation in the greater Defiance area. 

We are currently still taking nominations for the 4 Under 40 awards. This award is intended for individuals who have distinguished themselves in their profession and/or career. It is meant to inspire young leaders in our community to excel to their full potential.

COSE Small Business Convention
The largest small business convention in the Midwest, bringing hundreds of small businesses together to motivate and inspire success.

216.592.2390 events@cose.org

Energy Partners
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Job Search
Employers can post jobs on our website and employees can submit resume's for those positions.

New Members
Craig Riedel

Workers' Compensation

Important Dates:

* June 30, 2015 was the deadline for completion of the

  •  One Claim Program education requirement.
  •  Safety Council Program participation requirements.
  •  Industry Specific Safety Program loss-prevention activities.

*  July 1st is the beginning of the 2015 policy year.


BWC Premium Installment Schedule: By now employers have most likely received The Notice of Estimated Premium from BWC outlining their bi-monthly premium payments for the 2015 policy year. If employers would like to change the payment plan to another option (annual, semi-annual, quarterly or monthly), they can do so directly from the BWC website: www.bwc.oh.gov/employer/services.

Employers have until July 15th to make any changes.

If employers believe the premium seems either too high or too low, they can determine what payroll amount the BWC used to calculate estimated premium by clicking on "Show Detail" from the installment schedule screen. The BWC used the payroll amount reported in the 2013 policy year (7/1/2013-6/30/2014), but if employers expect their payroll to be vastly different than that amount, they should contact BWC directly to have them change the amount so they can avoid a large adjustment at the end of the policy year. The first installment is due by August 31, 2015.


Note: The payroll report for the period 1/1/15 - 6/30/15 is also due by 8/31/15, although BWC is making that premium payment for employers. If employers do not report the payroll timely, the BWC will not make that final 2014 payment.

Defiance Area Chamber of Commerce
P: (419) 782-7946  | F: (419) 782-0111 | commerce@defiancechamber.com  | www.defiancechamber.com