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Health Care Insurance

We have Southern Ohio Chamber Alliance (SOCA), the following benefits may be available to you and your employees:

  • Health care provided by United Health Care
  • Dental program by Superior Dental Care
  • Vision Plan
  • Discount Prescription card

Please call Matt Appenzeller at 937-395-4533 for more information.


Are you paying too much for group health benefits? The Anthem SOCA Benefit Plan is just one example of our cost saving benefits available.

Click HERE and start saving today!!!

SOCA Benefit Plan

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SOCA Pooled Employer Plan (PEP)

Through our Chamber’ partnership with SOCA, we are proud to announce we are offering the most cost effective, easiest to administer and least amount of fiduciary liability 401k retirement plan. The SOCA Pooled Employer Plan (PEP) is the Modern 401k that you can offer your employees. This plan gives you the ability to choose your individual plan design choices, while taking advantage of the benefit of pooling your plan with other small businesses to create an elite offering. Please watch the short 2 minute video below and contact Dale Essenmacher at Newport Group for additional information. He can be reached at 248-212-3223 or

Newport Secure Retirement PEP Explainer Video


Dale Essenmacher
Regional Vice President
Direct: 248-212-3223


Newport retirement services.

Expertise you need. Flexibility you want. Retirement you deserve.

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Chamber Energy Savings Program

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 a complimentary bill review to see how much you can save on your electricity and natural gas, simply choose one of the following options.

For more information, visit

Check it and Save

Check it and Save - Restaurants

SOCA has gone GREEN - Check out this NEW SOCA Program

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Workers Compensation

The Chamber offers an impressive array of savings tiers that may lower your annual premiums up to the state maximum discount.  Call today to obtain a free, no-obligation savings analysis.  Julia Bowling Account Executive. 

For additional Safety Training Opportunities and Safe Workplace Articles see our partners at

5500 Glendon Court
Dublin, OH 43016

(937)226-8280 direct

Sedgwick Safety Resources Page

NEW** 2022 April BWC Distance Learning

BWC Website Navigation Guide - 8-20-2020 

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CareWorks Managed Care

More than 115,000 employers choose CareWorks as their workers’ compensation Managed Care Organization (MCO) because we provide effective medical management services for Ohio workplace injuries. 

CareWorks is an Ohio BWC-certified Managed Care Organization (MCO) through Ohio's Health Partnership Program (HPP). We medically manage nearly 30 percent of all new claims filed in Ohio, and our employer customers represent more than $700 million in workers' compensation premiums.


"Our focus is to help injured workers throughout Ohio recover from workplace injury and return to work as quickly and safely as possible."

CareWorks Overview

Care Works MCO Enrollment Form 2018

Corporate Headquarters
5555 Glendon Court
Dublin, Ohio 43016

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 182726
Columbus, Ohio 43218
Customer Service 1.888.627.7586

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Member Referrals

When individuals or businesses call the Chamber for referrals, we recommend our Chamber members.

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Chamber Newsletter

You will be informed about business issues and events by reading our weekly newsletter.  Our newsletters will be sent by way of Constant Contact.

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Mortgage Refinancing 

LCNB National Bank
c/o Tricia Hogan
P.O. Box 495
Waynesville, OH  45068
  Peoples Bank Financial Center
c/o Betty Mayer
826 Franklin Rd.
Waynesville, OH  45068 
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Publicity and Advertising

Open new doors with unlimited publicity.  Receive publicity photos for Ribbon Cuttings and Grand Openings...both are an excellent tool to get the word out about your business. 

Your free listing on the Chamber's web page will also expand your business exposure, with direct linking to an image gallery, as well as your own facebook page/social media accounts and business website. 


Advertising opportunities are available in the Chamber newsletter, the Ohio Sauerkraut Festival Program, and Christmas in the Village sponsorships. 


Our office display rack is available for your literature as well as sponsorship opportunities during the year.

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Web Site Services

Your business will be listed free on the Chamber's web site.  Your web site may be linked to this listing with a link from you page at no cost to you.  Consider this venue of showcasing your business.  Our site receives a substantial number of hits per month.

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Ohio Chamber of Commerce

You will have the opportunity to attend special events sponsored by the Ohio Chamber of Commerce of which we are a member.  There are also many seminars available to you at the One-Stop Center as a result of your membership with us. 

You may contact Karen Whittamore at Workforce One of Warren County at 513-695-1525.

Ohio Chamber of Commerce
34 S. Third St., Suite 100
Columbus, OH  43215
(614) 228-4201

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Member to Member Benefits

Take advantage of discounts offered to our members by other Chamber business members.

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Networking Opportunities

Meet potential customers, make vital contacts and learn from the knowledge of other successful professionals.  The Chamber will hold a membership meeting annually.  There will also be a number of educational opportunities through county partners, committee meetings, and various opportunities to get involved and stay connected.

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Tax Deduction

Your dues investment may be a tax deduction as an organizational dues, and necessary  business expense - consult your accountant to confirm.


Banking Opportunities

Lebanon Citizens National Bank offers free investment consulting and estate planning and when you open a checking account, you receive your first year off a safe deposit box (small) $20.00 value.


Peoples Bank offers incentive programs for all of your banking needs. (2/10/2021 special:  up to $150 for a new Interest Plus Checking Account and up to $300 for a new Premier Checking Account*)  Visit a People Bank branch or for details. 


Economic Development / Business Incentives

The Waynesville Area Chamber of Commerce participates in the united effort to enhance our business growth by partnering with the Waynesville Merchants Association, and Maintaining Old Main Street Committee.  The Chamber also works closely with the Village of Waynesville, Wayne Township, Corwin, and Harveysburg.  



Chamber Information

The Waynesville Area Chamber of Commerce was formed in 1969 and currently has 285 members. Joining the chamber or renewing your membership is an investment in the future.  It helps you keep in touch with the Community. It also provides you with an opportunity to work with your neighbors to keep the quality of life we enjoy.

The Chamber's fiscal year is January-January. Please remit your payment no later than March 15. Dues are determined by the following employee structure:

1 - 10 Employees $ 100.00
11 - 50 Employees $ 125.00
51 - 100 Employees $ 175.00
101 - 300 Employees $ 275.00
301 - 500 Employees $ 500.00
500 + Employees  $ 1,000.00
Associate Membership for individuals, couples, non-profit organizations $ 35.00


If you would like to receive a membership application and benefit information, please e-mail us at 

Click here to view and print the membership application form.  Membership Application 

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Chamber Activities

Waynesville was awarded the Red Carnation Award in 1998.  This award, sponsored by the Ohio Development Association, recogizes communities for their outstanding efforts in community and economic development.  


The Ohio Sauerkraut Festival

Christmas in the Village

Candidate's Night

Business Beautification Awards


For more information on any of these activities, please contact us below.

Waynesville is a desirable place to live for any age, with its rolling hills and friendly people. Centrally located between Dayton and Cincinnati, access to interstates is just minutes away.

In 1999, Waynesville was named one of the 'Most Walkable" communities in the country by Walking Magazine.

For those that like a more spooky nature,   Waynesville is the 'Most Haunted Town" in Ohio - complete with ghosts and ghost stories!