Greater Hamilton Chamber of Commerce
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The mission of the Greater Hamilton Chamber of Commerce is to be the business advocate, a leader for positive economic development, and the provider of cutting edge membership services.

Member Highlight

Greater Hamilton Chamber Sustaining Sponsor, ThyssenKrupp Bilstein of America
ThyssenKrupp Bilstein of America, Inc. is a Tier I Automotive Supplier, headquartered in Hamilton, Ohio with locations in Poway, California, Mooresville, North Carolina; and Troy, Michigan.

Bilstein manufactures and distributes world class, premium quality Monotube Shock Absorbers for Original Equipment Automobile Manufacturers, Aftermarket outlets, and Motorsports.

ThyssenKrupp Bilstein has also been recognized as a Top and Best Workplace Finalist in Cincinnati for four consecutive years.  
Visit us at: ThyssenKrupp Bilstein of America.



Welcome to the new Executive Director at the Fitton Center for Creative Arts

Fitton Center for Creative Arts Executive Director Ian MacKenzie-Thurley
The Greater Hamilton Chamber of Commerce welcomes the new Executive Director of the Fitton Center for Creative Arts, Ian MacKenzie-Thurley.  Click here for an article about Ian in the Journal-News.

Congratulations!  We are looking forward to working with you! 

Issue Endorsement

The Chamber of Commerce Board of Trustees recently endorsed The Lane Libraries Operation Levy Renewal which will appear on the May 5, 2015 ballot.  We encourage you to vote yes on this issue.  Find out more here or send an email to or call the Lane Libraries at (513) 894-6557.

Red Carpet Luncheon - Thursday, May 14

Please join us for the May Red Carpet Luncheon which will feature Leadership Hamilton and the graduation of Class 24. The event will be held on Thursday, May 14th at 11:45 a.m. at the Courtyard by Marriott – Hamilton.  Make your reservations by e-mail or 844-1500.

Business After Hours - Thursday, May 28

Please join us Thursday, May 28 from 5:00pm – 7:00pm for Business-After-Hours hosted by Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum located at 1763 Hamilton Cleves Rd. The event will be held in Pyramid House, the former home of Harry T. Wilks. Wilks designed the underground home himself. Don't miss this opportunity to see one of the most unique homes in the area! Network with Chamber members and enjoy refreshments at this complimentary event.  Make your reservations by e-mail or 844-1500.

2014 Volunteer of the Year

Congratulations to Jill Grissom for receiving the Greater Hamilton Chamber 2014 Ambassador of the Year Award!

Greater Hamilton Chamber of Commerce's 2014 Ambassador of the YearJill is the Volunteer Manager for VITAS Healthcare and Co-Owner of the Hamilton Joes. A member for more than 10 years, she states that the chamber has contributed to her growth as an individual both professionally and personally. Being an Ambassador has given her the opportunity to meet other members, to encourage their utilization of member resources, and to in turn help the advancement of their businesses in our community of Hamilton. Jill feels that networking, mentor programs, educational programming and the wonderful encouraging staff have helped her business, VITAS Healthcare, to grow in its mission of helping patients and their families. Jill says that her involvement with the Chamber has been both rewarding and fulfilling.

Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication this year, Jill!

Annual Meeting & Dinner

The Chamber's Annual Meeting & Dinner was  held on Friday, January 30, 2015 at the Courtyard by Marriott Hamilton. 
We inducted the incoming Board Members. and presented awards to: Steve Timmer, 2014 Citizen of the Year and Jill Grissom, 2014 Ambassador of the Year.  Congratulations to Steve and Jill.   Watch this video about the 2014 Citizen of the Year, Steve Timmer.

We Are Hamilton - Community First Solutions, in partnership with the City and Greater Hamilton Chamber of Commerce, produced this video to celebrate our community. Featuring a script composed by local writer Richard O. Jones, voiceover by local talent Emily Glaser, Foster and Flux, a production company led by Badin Grad Mike Wolfram and Chad Smith, and an incredible amount of local residents and businesses invested in the ongoing revitalization of Hamilton.  Watch this video to catch the excitement.

Efficiency Smart

City of Hamilton, Ohio Efficency Smart ProgramBeginning February 3, 2015, all electric customers in Hamilton began benefitting from a new program offered through the city in partnership with Efficiency Smart.  Efficiency Smart will help Hamilton Utilities' electric customers reduce the cost of making energy-efficiency improvements to their homes and businesses  These improvements will provide long-term benefits to customers by saving energy and money. Click here for more.

Greater Hamilton Chamber Helping to Solve the "Skills Gap" Problem

We continue to hear concerns from businesses related to the topic of finding and keeping qualified workers. One of the specific concerns is that the people applying for jobs don't have the skills necessary to perform the jobs that are available.
We are helping to deal with this problem with the creation of Skills Central.  Skills Central is a supportive workforce development initiative sponsored by the Greater Hamilton of Commerce and the Hamilton Community Foundation.
Skills Central services are offered to job-seekers in the Greater Hamilton area. Skills central is designed to help individuals get the job skills needed to build a successful future.  For more information, contact Joel Fink, Coordinator, at 513-863-0800 ext. 33.  If you are an employer, please complete this survey.


Community Appearance Award Winner

Congratulations to the Business Community Appearance Award Winner, Synergy FlavorsThe Chamber's Accent Hamilton Committee is pleased to announce that Synergy Flavors Ohio has received the August 2014 Community Appearance Business Award.
Congratulations to the team at Synergy Flavors!
Pictured L-R - Carrie Mancuso, Lane Public Libraries (Chair, Community Appearance Committee); Greg Bach and Adam Schuerfranz, Synergy Flavors; and Kenny Craig, Greater Hamilton Chamber.

Community Appearance Awards are given to businesses or organizations in recognition of the outstanding appearance of their properties.

If you would like to nominate a business for a Community Appearance Award, please call the Chamber at 844-1500.

Greater Hamilton Chamber Online map

Search for businesses by name or by business category with our new online map.

East High Street Gateway Project

Read the article in the JournalNews and keep up to date on the East High Street Gateway road construction project.  For more details, visit the City of Hamilton's East High Street Gateway page

Peel to Save Cards

Peel to Save Fundraisers earn 50% profit!  Find out more!The 2015 Peel to Save Card is available!  This coupon card promotes Chamber members, encourages shopping locally, can save you money and includes a lot of your local favorites!  The cards have 64 coupons and are available for $10 each at the Chamber office.  This card can be used for fundraising for your club or group.  Click here to order cards for your group.

Government & Community Guide

The Greater Hamilton Chamber of Commerce proudly recognizes that our members are actively involved in all levels of governmental issues as it relates to their businesses and community. As a useful reference tool, we hope that this 2014 Government & Community Guide will assist you in directing your questions and concerns to the appropriate agencies.

We are your resource for BWC updates

Visit our Safety page to learn more about BWC quarterly training schedules, safety articles, CCI/RiskControl360 training events and links to the CCI, RiskControl360 and BWC websites.

Hamilton, Ohio Postcards

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Mark Your Calendar

Leads Networking Meeting

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Red Carpet Luncheon

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Greater Hamilton Chamber of Commerce Office Closed

Monday, May 25, 2015

Golf Classic XXXII

Monday, June 01, 2015

Leads Networking Meeting

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Greater Hamilton Chamber of Commerce | 201 Dayton Street | Hamilton, Ohio 45011 | 513-844-1500 | Fax 513-844-1999