Greater Hamilton Chamber of Commerce
Chamber News


The mission of the Greater Hamilton Chamber of Commerce is to be the business advocate, a leader for positive economic development, and the provider of cutting edge membership services.

Member Highlight

We apprecaite the Greater Hamilton Chamber's Sustaining Sponsor, City of HamiltonLocated on the Great Miami River in the heart of the Cincinnati-Dayton metroplex, Hamilton is a historically-significant city with approximately 63,000 residents. As the County Seat of Butler County, Hamilton is the area center for government, finance and industry. Hamilton is known for its unparalleled art, cultural & recreational activities, and also for its award-winning and green customer-owned utilities. Visit for more information.

Small Business Saturday - November 29th

The Greater Hamilton Chamber of Commerce is participating in the fifth annual Small Business Saturday on November 29th to support businesses in the Greater Hamilton Ohio area. Small Business Saturday has been embraced as part of the holiday shopping tradition as each year shoppers, businesses and public officials come together to Shop Small® and show their neighborhood pride.
The Greater Hamilton Chamber of Commerce is encouraging the community to take part in Small Business Saturday on November 29th. We invite you to explore the wide variety of area businesses participating in Small Business Saturday. Local businesses will be offering sales, specials, giveaways and drawings. There will be over $1,000 in giveaways! Click here for a list of participating businesses.
Check back here or visit to find small merchants to shop at on Small Business Saturday.

Business After Hours - ArtSpace

Join us on Tuesday, December 2 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. for Business After Hours hosted by Artspace at 222 High Street.
Artspace and their co-developer Neighborhood Housing Services of Hamilton, are pleased to invite Chamber members for a tour of Artspace Hamilton Lofts.  Networking and refreshments will be held next door in the atrium area of the Mercantile Lofts. Tours will be conducted at 5:00 p.m. and at 5:30 p.m. and will leave from this area. Please arrive at 4:45 p.m. if you'd like to be in the first tour group.  Contact the Chamber or 844-1500 to RSVP.

Volunteers of the Month

Congratulations to our Ambassador of the Month, Thomas Duris, Brown-Dawson Flick Funeral HomeCongratulations to Thomas Duris with Brown-Dawson Flick Funeral Home, he is our Ambassador of the month!

Thomas has been a licensed funeral director and embalmer for Brown-Dawson-Flick Funeral Home since 2010. He attended Bowling Green State University, and received a Bachelor of Mortuary Science from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. He enjoys being a Chamber member because it gives him an opportunity to build relationships, give back to the community, and help the City of Hamilton build towards the future.

Congratulations to our Membership Volunteer of the Month,  Lori Thompson, First Finanical Bank
Congratulations to Lori Thompson with First Financial Bank, she is our Membership volunteer of the month!

Lori has been with First Financial Bank for 10 years and has been in banking for 13. She has lived in Hamilton for 12 years and is a graduate of Eaton High School and Miami University. Lori has been married for 7 years and has a 3 year old son. She enjoys discussing the benefits of the Chamber when visiting clients and learning more about businesses at the Chamber’s Business After Hours events.

Citizen of the Year Nominations being accepted

It is time to nominate individuals for Hamilton's Citizen of the Year.
The Citizen of the Year is a member of the Hamilton community who has left a special mark on the city in 2014 and has done so in a way that transcends his or her everyday job. The contribution represents a volunteer effort, a financial commitment, a significant achievement or a powerful idea that will make a positive difference in local quality of life. The deadline for nominations is December 3, 2014 Click here for a Nomination form.  Questions?  Contact the Chamber or 844-1500.

Community Appearance Award Winner

Congratulations to the Business Community Appearance Award Winner, Synergy FlavorsThe Chamber's Accent Hamilton Committee is pleased to announce that Synergy Flavors Ohio has received the August 2014 Community Appearance Business Award.
Congratulations to the team at Synergy Flavors!
Pictured L-R - Carrie Mancuso, Lane Public Libraries (Chair, Community Appearance Committee); Greg Bach and Adam Schuerfranz, Synergy Flavors; and Kenny Craig, Greater Hamilton Chamber.

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 Helping to Solve the "Skills Gap" Problem

We continue to hear concerns from businesses related to the topic of finding and keeping qualified workers. One of the specific concerns is that the people applying for jobs don't have the skills necessary to perform the jobs that are available.
We are helping to deal with this problem with the creation of Skills Central.  Skills Central is a supportive workforce development initiative sponsored by the Greater Hamilton of Commerce and the Hamilton Community Foundation.
Skills Central services are offered to job-seekers in the Greater Hamilton area. Skills central is designed to help individuals get the job skills needed to build a successful future.  For more information, contact Joel Fink, Coordinator, at 513-863-0800 ext. 33.  If you are an employer, please complete this survey.

Greater Hamilton Chamber Online map

Search for businesses by name or by business category with our new online map.

East High Street Gateway Project

Read the article in the JournalNews and keep up to date on the East High Street Gateway road construction project.  For more details, visit the City of Hamilton's East High Street Gateway page

Peel to Save Cards

The 2014 Peel to Save Card is available!  This coupon card promotes Chamber members, encourages shopping locally, can save you money and includes a lot of your local favorites!  The cards have 64 coupons and are available for $10 each at the Chamber office.  This card can be used for fundraising for your club or group.  Click here to order cards for your group.

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.

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 2014 Government & Community Guide will assist you in directing your questions and concerns to the appropriate agencies.

We are your resource for BWC updates

Visit our 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.

Hamilton, Ohio Postcards

Order your scenic postcard packet today! These scenic postcards include some of the finest scenes of Hamilton.  See more...

Mark Your Calendar

Greater Hamilton Chamber of Commerce Office Closed

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Greater Hamilton Chamber of Commerce Office Closed

Friday, November 28, 2014

Small Business Saturday

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Leads Networking Meeting

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Business After Hours

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Greater Hamilton Chamber of Commerce | 201 Dayton Street | Hamilton, Ohio 45011 | 513-844-1500 | Fax 513-844-1999