Chamber of Commerce Membership Benefits

The Yellow Springs Chamber of Commerce is an economic development organization working on business retention and expansion efforts with the Village, Greene County, the Miami Valley, and the State of Ohio.

The Chamber is also responsible to promote Yellow Springs to businesses and individuals that might have an interest in relocating or visiting. We produce the Visitor’s Guide and other promotional materials that are widely distributed and send hundreds of visitor and relocation packets annually as well as answer thousands of inquiries either in person or via telephone.

Membership in the Yellow Springs Chamber has benefits beyond supporting the Village, region and member businesses and organizations. The following benefits provide real financial savings that can more than pay for the cost of your membership.

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Benefits Programs through the Southern Ohio Chamber Alliance:

  • SOCA Benefit Plan * – a multiple employer welfare arrangement in collaboration with Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield to offer another health insurance option. Available through Chamber members Reichley Insurance (937) 429-0655 and Montgomery Insurance (937) 372-7646
  • Hunter Consulting Worker’s Compensation Group Rating Program * – discounted premiums, guidance on employer liability issues and access to resources to assist businesses in creating a safe workplace
  • Community Energy Advisors*- Education, Savings, Sustainability Programs & Protection on Energy Expenses. Call (330) 208-2082
  • LegalShield/ID Shield* –  affordable legal and identity theft protection for small and large businesses and individuals. Call Todd or Nick Goodwin (855) 294-0888.
  • Strategic HR inc. – Chamber member discount on Virtual HR solutions, access to 24/7 self-service online HR tools & resources; plus unlimited access to HR professionals via phone/email/chat. Protect your bottom line.
  • Elavon Credit Card Processing – pre-negotiated rates, transparent pricing, no long term bank contracts. John Webb (937)-671-1606.
  • Newport Retirement Services – pooled employer plan arrangement allows small- to mid-sized employers to provide affordable retirement benefits to employees. Contact Dale Essenmacher. Info Flier
  • Partner Ship – Chamber members have access to two shipping savings benefits to fit their shipping needs: exclusive FedEx discounts available through the FedEx Advantage program and freight savings with competitive carriers through PartnerShip. Contact Harry L. Centa. (800)599-2902

Additional Member to Member Discounts:


This section is in the process of being audited and updated – please return back soon to see how our members help each other out!

Promotional Benefits through Website & Print Media:

  • Website listing for your business on the popular Chamber website with a link to your website
  • Visitor’s Guide listing for Destination businesses (25,000 distributed/year)
  • Web Calendar includes member events
  • Information Distribution in Yellow Springs Station for your brochures and business cards

Educational & Networking Benefits:

  • Chamber Events including Chamber Chats, Success Seminars and Business After Hours
  • ChamberNews & Destination Yellow Springs E-newsletter and e-mail updates
  • Business Resources provide research studies, mentoring, governmental and educational connections.
  • Advocacy for local businesses interests.
  • Membership Referral and Networking
  • Visibility and credibility for your business

Advertising Benefits through the Cooperative Marketing Plan:

  • The Chamber has developed a highly sophisticated, strongly branded regional marketing campaign and administers a pooled fund from participating members. Plan participants receive mentions of your business on the web, in social media and in print advertising at a far lower cost that could ever be achieved alone. Sponsorships are also available for Yellow Springs Street Fair, other community events, and YS Chamber meetings or we’ll develop something specifically for your business. Take advantage of the popularity of Yellow Springs and the marketing power of the Yellow Springs Chamber in reaching your customers. Contact the Chamber for more details at 937-767-2686.