Chamber Empowers Members in the New Decade
The Orrville Area Chamber of Commerce (OACC) begins a new decade with 327 members, the largest in the organization’s 105-year history.
During the final quarter of 2019, the Chamber welcomed 10 new members ranging from entrepreneurial start-ups like J. Ritchie CPA (Doylestown) and Catify Café and Adoptions (Orrville) to well established businesses such as P.Graham Dunn (Dalton) and Anshutz Movers (Wadsworth).
“I joined the Orrville Area Chamber because the Village of Doylestown did not have one,” stated Jonna Ritchie, owner of J. Ritchie CPA, “after consulting with a local businessman who recommended OACC, and speaking to the kind, informative staff at the Chamber, it has paid off for me as a resource of information, a networking organization and advertising support.”
OACC’s focus is to connect members with resources that support workforce and community. Offering over 100 opportunities for members to connect each year, providing advertising opportunities to increase visibility, and cost savings on various business services, the OACC network empowers members to achieve their goals.
“I have already garnered new clients from the monthly Chamber Coffee Connections,” remarked Ritchie. “Those events provide opportunities to interact with business owners who have been where I am and can provide advice on the pitfalls to avoid when running a new business. I am grateful for OACC and its members.”
Additional new members joining during the fourth quarter include: After Hours Barbeque (Orrville), Amos Livestock Equipment (Dalton), Buckeye Home Modifications (Millersburg), Sure House Coffee Roasting Co. (Orrville), Thrivent Financial (Wooster), and Vitalant (Canton).
Learn more by attending the 104th Annual Meeting State of the Chamber Luncheon on February 7th at The University of Akron Wayne College. Reservations are required. Business owners may also visit our website www.orrvillechamber.com or contact Membership Services Coordinator, Michelle Hedberg, 330-682-8881, ext. 50 today.
Picture: The Orrville Area Chamber of Commerce President, Lori Reinbolt, in collaboration with Doylestown Mayor, Terry Lindeman, and Doylestown Thrive President, Herold Rozak, welcomed Jonna Ritchie, owner of J. Ritchie CPA, accompanied by her husband Patrick and son Joseph into her new office space in Doylestown, OH on December 17, 2019.