Chillicothe Ross Chamber of Commerce members not only receive benefits through our advocacy and networking events but also have the opportunity to save money on costs related to their business. Here are a few of the money-saving opportunities available through the partnerships we’ve created for our members:


Your organization can significantly reduce your OH workers’ compensation costs through a variety of alternative rating programs. Our program, administered by Sedgwick, offers you quality service and stability through the complex workers’ compensation environment.

For over 50 years, Sedgwick has been helping employers navigate Ohio’s workers’ compensation system, providing services to help them control claim-related costs and reduce premiums. Our team includes experienced colleagues from CompManagement and CareWorks Comp. The two companies merged and are now Sedgwick. Together, we serve nearly 65,000 Ohio employers, including organizations of all sizes operating in various industries across the state. Group rating programs administered by Sedgwick have produced over $4 billion in savings since group rating was introduced in 1991, and their group retrospective programs have returned over $630 million in premium refunds since the program began in 2009. For more information or for a no-cost, no-obligation quote of your potential premium savings, contact our Sedgwick representative, Julia Bowling, (513) 218-4062 or

Here is the link for the workers’ compensation group rating application.

Click here for the BWC Group Rating Accountability Letter.

Our managed program, the Ross County Safety Council, also helps businesses save money and create safety awareness for its members. Please call Dacia Gierhart at 740-702-2722 for more information.


Run your business better with Elavon

The right payment solution can help grow your business, set you apart from competitors, and expand your brand. That’s why the Southern Ohio Chamber Alliance has partnered with Elavon to provide members with innovative payment processing solutions at exclusive members-only pricing.

Whether you do business online, in-person, or on the go, Elavon makes accepting credit and debit card payments quick, easy, and secure. More than a processor, their payment solutions help increase sales, improve business operations, and control costs.

Your business is unique. Your payment solutions should be, too. While focusing on your goals, let Elavon be the payment partner you can trust.

Chamber Energy & Sustainability Programs

The Chamber Energy Program provides energy supply solutions for our members’ homes, small businesses, and large commercial operations. As your trusted partner, we strive to provide education and protection in everything we do. The Chamber Sustainability Program helps members reduce energy costs by connecting them with effective efficiency solutions, project funding, and financing. This program can assist you with solution and vendor selection and ensure you maximize your ROI using various available federal, state, and local rebates, grants, incentives, and other funding options.

If you want a complimentary bill review to see if you can save on energy costs and/or improve energy efficiency, choose one of the following options.

For more information, visit

Southern Ohio Chamber Alliance

SOCA Benefit Plan: This self-funded health program can lead to more rate stability and is a smart solution that offers potential savings for groups with 50 or fewer employees. SOCA has teamed up with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield to administer this plan and to provide stop-loss coverage. Locally, this is provided by Network Financial Services, Inc.. Jerry Phillips is president, call (740) 775-8200.

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield: Membership includes access to quality, affordable health care plan options from Anthem. As a chamber member with 2-99 employees, you will have access to a 1.4% savings on any Anthem group health insurance plan through a premium tax credit savings.

Chamber Energy Program: Community Energy Advisors (CEA) is a Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) certified energy management firm that educates and empowers organizations to maximize the economics of their energy assets. By staying one step ahead of changes in the energy industry and utilizing analytics, advanced tariff modeling and reporting, CEA delivers many energy management solutions that positively impact customers’ bills.

Clark Schaefer Strategic HR: Clark Schaefer Strategic HR is an outsourced HR management firm working with organizations with lean HR or no HR department. Our HR experts partner with you to support some or all of your HR needs without adding headcount. We are pleased to partner with the Chillicothe Ross Chamber of Commerce to offer chamber member discounts on our Virtual HR Solutions. We provide access to our 24/7 self-service online HR tools and resources, plus unlimited access to HR professionals via phone, email, or chat. Click here for more information. For a free quote, contact our experts:

SOCA Pooled Employer Plan: Under the SECURE Act, the first significant retirement-related legislation in over a decade, employers can offer retirement plans to their employees through a Pooled Employer Plan (PEP). In a PEP, employers of all sizes, industries, locations, etc., can join together and become a “member employer” through the SOCA Pooled Employer Plan (SOCA PEP). The Newport Group, the Pooled Plan Provider (PPP) of the SOCA PEP, is responsible for the establishment, management, fiduciary oversight, and operations of the plan on behalf of the member employers. For more information, contact Dale Essenmacher at 248-212-3223 or

Click here for the SOCA offerings from the Chillicothe Ross Chamber of Commerce.


Chamber members who utilize shipping services can receive discounted rates on eligible services with our agreement with PartnerShip. With PartnerShip on your team, you can focus on running your business. They offer everything from LTL, Truckload, Small Package, inbound shipping, and warehouse services, using proven carriers such as R&L Carriers, YRC Freight, Estes, and more. For small businesses, ask them about their FedEx Advantage discounts. Click here to get started with PartnerShip!