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Chamber Chatter : 2-9-19

You’re in luck – space is still available for the March 24 NHCOC Community Expo.  “BUILDING YOUR BUSINESS IS A MARATHON!”  Raffles, entertainment, food court, and business displays – all under one roof (Nordonia High School) from 9-3:30.  This is a wonderful opportunity for our local businesses to show their newest products and offer “Expo specials” to the community.  If you haven’t registered yet, it’s time!   Check out our web site for online registration information –

Sponsors to date include our Platinum sponsor UH – Ahuja who will offer those health screenings you need – at no cost!  Gold sponsors include Sohar’s All Season Mower Service, Nordonia Schools and Jackson Comfort Systems.  Silver sponsors to date are Ferfolia Funeral Home, Northfield HealthMarkets, The 1st Tee of Cleveland and Vista Springs Living.  Thank you to these Chamber members who support us each and every year.  For a full list of Expo vendors, check out our web site

Still on the fence about participating?  Here are 8 reasons why you need to reserve your booth asap.  At our Community Expo, you will be able to:

  1. Present your company’s products and services to nearly 3,500 potential business leads.
  2. Make direct contact with prospective customers and suppliers.
  3. Generate and qualify new leads that can turn into solid sales and repeat business.
  4. Conduct on-the-spot marketing research and get immediate feedback on your products.
  5. Capture your prime market and expand your market to new target audiences.
  6. Introduce company personnel to the business community.
  7. Gain valuable exposure.
  1. Network to share ideas and referrals with other businesses in a range of industries.

The next monthly Chamber Connect meeting (for Home-Based Businesses) is scheduled for Wed., Feb. 21 at 9 am at Mama Maria’s Family Restaurant in Sagamore Hills.  (Breakfast is self-pay but coffee is on the house.)    Life as a home-based business can be extremely liberating. No answering to the man because you are the man (or woman). But that comes with a downside too. When you’re the only one making every decision, you are also the only one whose ideas are being heard.  NHCOC members and non-members alike are invited to join us as we tackle issues concerning home-based businesses.  Our speaker this month is Tony Stasny who will discuss building your business through referrals.  He’ll give you tips and tricks on how to use your networking time wisely.   RSVP please to 330-467-8956.

This week we welcome 2 new NHCOC members:  Ollis Photo and AJ’s Amazing LipsOllis Photo, owned by Karen Ollis, offers people and product photography for marketing.   A commercial photographer for 30 years, Karen assists companies market themselves in a visually driven marketplace with dynamic photography.  She can be reached at 216-403-2396 or at   

Amanda James (AJ’s Amazing Lips) is looking forward to showing her products at the NHCOC Expo on March 24.  She offers Lipsense and Senegence Cosmetics and skin care.  Her business is primarily social media based, with make-up and skin care focused on anti-aging benefits.   Can’t make it to the Expo?  She’s willing to come to you to help you choose the products that best fit your needs.  You can reach AJ’s Amazing Lips at 216-299-5357 and be sure to check out the FaceBook page.

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