more than 50 years, our customers have counted on the
associates at Wilks Insurance to listen carefully and
become a true business partner they can rely on.
Wilks is an award winning, full service Independent
Insurance agency with two convenient locations to serve
Contact us at at
Wilks Insurance Agency or
Small Business Saturday
We want to thank the small businesses that participated
in Small Business Saturday on Saturday, November
30th. We are encouraging everyone to continue shop at small and
local businesses throughout the year. When you shop small and local, more
than 50% of the money you spend stays in your community.
Be sure to let businesses know you are shopping to show
your support for local small businesses!
Red Carpet Luncheon - State of the Schools -
Thursday, January 16
State of the Schools Red Carpet Luncheon will be
held on January 16, 2014 at 11:45 a.m. at the Courtyard
by Marriott Hamilton. The luncheon will feature Janet
Baker, Superintendent, Hamilton City Schools; G. Michael
Pratt, Regional Dean, Miami University; Brian Pendergest,
Principal, Badin High School; and Bill Miller, CEO,
Butler Tech. Please make
or contact the Chamber at 844-1500.
Annual Meeting & Dinner - Friday, January 31
The Chamber will hold its
Annual Meeting & Dinner on Friday, January 31, 2014
at the Courtyard by Marriott Hamilton. Mark your
calendar now - you won’t want to miss this important
event which will include the welcoming of new Board
members and officers and the presentation of the 2013
Citizen of the Year Award. SEATING IS LIMITED so
early reservations are recommended to guarantee your
spot. Please make
or contact the Chamber at 844-1500.
New Chamber Member Benefits
The Chamber is constantly striving to provide valuable
benefits for our Members. We have several new
Member Benefits including a Prescription Drug Card,
Employment Background Screening and Mike Albert Fleet
Solutions. Let us know what you think about the new
Get your business online today with Google
Businesses need to be where their customers are - today,
that's online. Did you know that less than half of
America's small businesses have a website? Hamilton has
partnered with Google to build stronger businesses and a
stronger future for our community. To get a business
online today, check out Google's Get Your Business
Volunteers of the Month
Ambassador of the Month,
Jill Grissom, VITAS Innovative Hospice Care
Congratulations to Jill Grissom with VITAS Innovative
Hospice Care, she is our Ambassador of the month! Jill
has been with VITAS for 25 years and is the Manager of
Volunteer Services. She and her husband, Darrel have
been the owners of the Hamilton Joes Baseball Club for 5
Jill was born and raised in Hamilton and has been
married to Darrel for 39 years and has three children
and 7 grand children. She has been active with the
Chamber for over ten years and really enjoys the
networking events and meeting new people through the
Membership Volunteer of the Month,
Kelly Williams, Fifth Third Bank
Congratulations to Kelly Williams, she is our
Membership volunteer for the Month! Kelly is VP and
Financial Center Manager of the Hamilton West Fifth
Third Bank and has been in banking for over 29 years.
She is happily married and has two great kids, Cameron
and Courtney. Kelly enjoys volunteering for the Chamber
and has been since 2001. Kelly believes the Chamber is a
great resource within the city and offers many cost
saving benefits as well as being a liaison in the
community and a voice for small businesses.
Community Appearance Award Winner
Greater Hamilton Chamber of Commerce's Accent Hamilton
Committee is pleased to announce that the
Hamilton Community Foundation has won the 2013
third quarter Community Appearance Business Award.
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 is now a "Clean Chamber"
We are proud to announce that we have become a local
clean energy leader. The Chamber is participating in the
new clean energy information hub called Chambers for
Innovation and Clean Energy.
Our goal is to help you, our member companies, navigate
the clean energy space, share best practices, spur
business innovation, and accelerate business
competitiveness through clean energy.
Chambers for Innovation and Clean Energy (CICE) is a
network of chambers focused on helping local chambers of
commerce become clean energy leaders and providing
participating chambers - like us- with clean energy
resources. CICE shares best practices in the clean
energy space. Our goal in participating in this new
energy information hub is to help our member companies
better navigate the clean energy space. If you
would like us to share the clean energy resources with
you and invite you to the clean energy briefings, please
let us know.
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
2013 Government & Community Guide will assist you in
directing your questions and concerns to the appropriate
local, state and federal agencies.
Growing Your Business by Getting Connected
The City of Hamilton has instituted a new Business
Development Process known as the Business Development
Team. The purpose of this new cross-functional team is
to facilitate the business start-up/business change
process within the City of Hamilton focusing on both
existing and new businesses. This new process will give
businesses a single point of contact for starting or
maintaining a business in the City of Hamilton. The
Business Development Team will facilitate ongoing
communication from the beginning to the end of the
business start-up process.
Hamilton, Ohio Postcards
Order your scenic postcard packet today! These scenic
postcards include some of the finest scenes of Hamilton.
We are your resource for BWC updates
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.
Peel to Save Cards
The Chamber is excited to offer
2013 Peel to Save card for $10 that promotes
Chamber members, encourages shopping locally, can save you
money and includes a lot of your local favorites! The
cards are available for sale at the Chamber office and
at our events. This card can be used for
fundraising for your club or
Click here to order cards for your group.