The Marion Area Chamber of Commerce

The Marion Area Chamber of Commerce is an association of businesses providing leadership for improvement of the economic prosperity and quality of life of the Marion area.

  • 10th largest Chamber in Ohio representing 85% of the employees in Marion County.
  • Focusing on Networking, Advocacy, Member to Member Partnerships, Cost-Saving Opportunities, Workforce Development, Education/Training and Big-Picture Community Initiatives.

Member-to-Member Benefits

  • Annual printed membership directory
  • Monthly “Progressing Together” newsletter (hard copy and/or electronic)
  • Free promotion in “Fascinating Facts” section of newsletter
  • Free email blasts for exclusive offers to fellow Chamber members (data base > 1,200)
  • Web Banner Advertising
  • Member-to-Member benefits
  • Newsletter advertising opportunities with “Spotlight” inserts
  • Newsletter inserts (member provides copies; minimal fee)
  • Members-only referrals
  • Free conference room use
  • Sedgwick Workers’ Comp group rating plan
  • Anthem BlueCross and Blue Shield health insurance options for Chamber members with 2-50 employees
  • Office supply savings from Office Depot
  • Natural gas and electric savings with Alternative Energy Source
  • Free business display at the Chamber office
  • Free hosting and participation in Bagels & Business
  • Educational/informational seminars
  • Membership mailing labels (potential minimal fee)
  • Notary Public services
  • Personnel recruitment materials
  • New resident packets (containing maps, visitor’s info, history, housing, schools, etc.)
  • Monthly Business After Hours — free hosting and participation in
  • Annual Meeting/Auction/Golf Outing/Networking at Noon
  • Listing in the Chamber’s online business directory
  • Member Information Page/eBrochure
  • Need a Website? Placing your business details in the online business directory gives you the ability to show up on popular search engines like Google and Bing.
  • GPS devices will find you. Make sure to update your map location pin and select your Point of Interest category! 
  • Our database management software provides updates quarterly to Navteq, the mapping software provider for applications such as Garmin, Yahoo maps and others.
  • Six session supervisor training workshop – Supervisor Six-Pack held annually
  • OSHA-10 and 30 general industry trainings held annually

Chamber Councils and Programs

Contact the Chamber for pricing and more information on all committee opportunities below.


Volunteers responsible for Chamber member recognition and networking programs.

Entrepreneurship Council

Purpose of this Council is to support and encourage those who have chosen to lead their own for-profit business venture.

Human Resource Council

Regular educational and information sharing meetings of human resource professionals.

Leadership Marion!

Participants attend nine sessions beginning with an opening retreat in September and continuing with a one day session each month through May. During this time, they have the opportunity to develop and implement new leadership skills as well as learn about the community of Marion.

Manufacturers Council

Monthly informational meetings for chief executive officers and Plant Managers.

Marion Area Safety Council

Regular educational meetings for those responsible for safety in their workplace.

Non-Profit Executives Council

This council brings together Executive Directors of non-profit organizations, education and government to share best practices, gain access to resources and participate in educational programming. Participants attend every other month on the 1st Friday of the month.

Black Business Council

All African-American Business and Non-profit owners in Marion County who would like to gather together to discuss the challenges and opportunities they face with their organizations, while working to become stronger together.

Regional Chamber Business Expo

Held every October at All Occasions Catering in Waldo, OH, provides the area’s largest business to business expo in partnership with the Delaware Area Chamber.

Youth Leadership Marion!

Similar to Leadership Marion!, a 9 month course providing high school students from all 5 local school districts the opportunity to develop and implement new leadership skills as well as learn about the community of Marion.

Marion Area Chamber of Commerce, 267 W Center St, Marion, OH 43302

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm

Phone: 740.382.2181 | Fax: 740.387.7722 |