Chillicothe Ross Chamber of Commerce members not only receive benefits through our advocacy and networking events, but 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 the 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.

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

Chamber Energy Program

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.

If you would like to obtain a free quote to see how much you can save on your electricity and natural gas, simply choose one of the following options.
• Call 330-208-2082
• Email a recent copy of your utility bill to
For more information: visit

Southern Ohio Chamber Alliance

SOCA Benefit Plan: This new self-funded 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. 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 a multitude of energy management solutions that positively impact customers’ bills.

strategic HR inc.: strategic HR inc. is an outsourced HR management firm working with organizations that have a 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 providing access to our 24/7 self-service online HR tools and resources: plus, unlimited access to HR professionals via phone, email, or chat.

Coming soon: A customized landing page to explore our Virtual HR Solutions can help you manage your HR compliance and support your employee relations and training needs. For a free quote contact our experts

SOCA Pooled Employer Plan: Under the SECURE Act, the first significant retirement-related legislation in more than 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 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

Local IQ/Chillicothe Gazette

Beginning in March 2021, the Chamber has a new and exciting partnership with The Chillicothe Gazette and LOCALiQ. Chamber members can receive a FREE digital health check (a $250 value) to audit your digital business, benchmark you against your competitors, and identify opportunities to help grow your business.