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Member Benefits

Invest & Connect

Investing & Connecting through the Chamber is how you get the most value out of Chamber membership.  The Chamber is constantly striving to meet the needs of businesses in our community and our goal is to help you succeed. The Chamber in partnership with the City of Fostoria, Fostoria Economic Development and Downtown Development and Tourism, strive to position the City of Fostoria for economic growth and expansion. Membership in the Chamber not only helps support community wide strategic initiatives, it also provides you with a return on your investment through cost saving programs, keeps you informed on important, ever-changing issues and trends within our community and beyond, increases your visibility, creates networking opportunities, acts as a legislative voice for business, provides referrals and lends credibility to your business.

Core Strategic Goals

The Fostoria Area Chamber of Commerce


Health Insurance

We know your priority is to make the most of your health benefit dollars, especially during a time of rapidly increasing costs. That’s why we’ve made it our business to offer your business a wide portfolio of affordable plan options. To receive more information on these plans or a quote contact one of our Chamber member brokers listed at the bottom of this page.

Click here to watch a video about plans available to you through our membership in NOACC.


Group Health Insurance – Chamber Saver Program


Full range of health insurance plans with cost savings usually reserved for larger companies. Businesses also get access to a large network of quality providers through Anthem, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Premium savings of up to 1.4% on groups from 2-50 employees.  Groups from 51-500 may be eligible for a 1% premium savings. Business must be a NOACC Chamber Member.


Group Health Insurance – SOCA Benefit Plan (MEWA)                                             

SOCA Benefit Plan

Chambers of Commerce throughout Ohio have banded together to offer a new self-funded medical plan for small employers. The Northern Ohio Area Chambers of Commerce (NOACC), Central Ohio Chambers of Commerce, Southern Ohio Chamber Alliance (SOCA), Dayton Area Chamber, and the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber have collaborated to create a new health program that can lead to more rate stability and is a smart solution that offers potential savings for groups with 50 or fewer employees.

This plan is now available to Sole Proprietors!  Click here to learn more.

Chamber members now have access to Anthem dental, vision and life products. Depending on your group size discounts on Anthem Dental Prime and Dental Complete can range from 2-4% with Full Service Blue View Vision Plans at a 15% discount.  Anthem Life and Disability  products are also available to you as a Chamber member at a discounted rate.  For more information, please contact one our member insurance agents listed below.

Superior Dental has been leading the way in Dental benefits since 1986. The Dental plans available exclusively to Chamber members, are designed for sole proprietors and groups of 100 or less eligible employees. These specially –rated plans offer superior dental coverage, discounts of up to 11% , and access to the largest network of quality dental care access points throughout the region. Plus, all SDC dental plans include and EyeMed vision discount plan for members and access to online HR compliance resources for companies all at no additional charge! Contact Abigail Buck at 800-762-3159 or visit for more information.

Fostoria Chamber Member Insurance Agents

First Insurance Group

UIS Insurance & Investments

Hitchings Insurance Agency


State Farm Insurance-Dionna Brenamen

Nationwide Insurance-Chris Schiefer

Workers’ Compensation & MCO

When it comes to Workers’ Comp or MCO’s, we have you covered.  Through the Fostoria Area Chamber of Commerce’s membership in multiple benefit alliances we are able to offer you choices that can save you $$.



Workers’ Compensation Group Rating Programs

By joining a Workers’ Comp Group Rating program businesses up to 500 employees can achieve rate reductions on Ohio BWC premiums up to the maximum discount allowed. With offices in Cleveland and Toledo, PPS TPA Services is locally owned and operated in Northern Ohio.  We promise to meet with you at your business or Chamber offices! Contact us for a Free, No Obligation Assessment of the best cost reduction programs for your company.






Managed Care Organization (MCO)                                  

Workers’ Compensation is a major cost of doing business.  Lost-time claims can increase premiums if not handled properly.  It is the MCO’s job to make sure injured workers receive care and return to work safely and promptly.  NOACC Chambers and their business members will be able to choose HMS (Health Management Solutions) and be assured that they can rely on their MCO to protect their workers and their bottom line.




CompManagement is a workers’ compensation program administrator and represents nearly 30,000 Ohio employers in virtually every industry classification from large corporations to small family-owned businesses.

Through the expertise of CompManagement’s colleagues, your policy is reviewed to determine the programs that may garner the most savings while keeping in mind you organization’s risk tolerance. Enrollment for participating in alternative rating/premium discount programs occurs annually. Ensure eligibility requirements and enrollment deadlines by contacting CompManagement today. Your direct local contact for this program is Kelly Lowry, Client Services Manager – OH at (419) 295-2305 or email

Other Cost Saving Programs



UIS Insurance & Investments and Auto-Owners Insurance offers members of the Fostoria Area Chamber of Commerce up to an 11% discount on their business insurance.

  • Tailored Protection Plan
  • Business Owners Policy
  • Commercial Auto
  • Commercial Umbrella
  • Garage Liability Dealers Blanket

Chamber Energy Program

Want to know more?  Click here to watch a brief video about how this program can save you money!

Community Energy Advisors (CEA) is a Public Utilities Commission of Ohio certified energy management firm that educates and empowers organizations of all sizes to maximize the economics of their energy assets. Through the Chamber Energy Program, CEA provides Chamber members with Education, Savings, and Protection on both regulated and deregulated energy expenses. With a credible partner looking out for your bottom-line, members enjoy peace of mind and budget-ability when it comes to your utility costs.

To enroll today, grab a recent copy of your electric and natural gas bills and click here to sign up online!

If you are looking for information to help you cut out the noise, protect your company, and take control of your energy budget, check out our Energy Resource Center at:





Waterville based merchant services provider, National Payment Corporation, is unsurpassed in its industry in both customer service and technology. They specialize in helping businesses accept credit cards, gift and loyalty cards and E-checks through credit card terminals, iPad and tablet POS, Full POS systems, mobile devices, smart phone processing and virtual terminals.

the BEST in the Merchant Service Industry. You will stay with us because you love our award winning services. Contact our Local Sales Team Today! (419) 878-0310 or email





Benefit from competitive pricing and customized solutions designed to improve your operations and save you valuable time.  PartnerShip is  a freight management company which maintains alliances with world class carriers to ensure the highest level of service and most competitive freight discounts.  Whether it’s less-than-truckload (LTL), tradeshow, or truckload freight, PartnerShip has the connections and pricing to help you ship smarter. Click here to watch a video about hos PartnerShip works and then  Click Here for a quote or call Harry Centa, 800-599-2902 ext 2242.





Our partnership with Constant Contact means fantastic member benefits for you!  We have teamed up to bring you an exclusive discount of up to 25% off their entire suite of online marketing tools for businesses and up to 30% off for non profits. Try if for free or call or email Tamara Jaros, 734-516-9788 or for more information.




Our partnership with Office Depot/Office Max gives you up to a 40% discount on in store and online purchases.  Online orders of $50 or more are shipped at no charge.  All Office Depot and Office Max locations participate.  Chamber members must sign up to receive discounts.  To sign up contact Shelley Roach, 419-360-106,






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