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Membership Benefits

The Defiance Area Chamber of Commerce is always working to put together the diverse interests of our members from our dynamic community.

The Chamber of Commerce has been a trusted brand for hundreds of years. When potential buyers know that a business is a member of the chamber, they are 63% more likely to purchase goods or services from the company in the future.

Marketing and Advertising Benefits
  • Complimentary use of the Chamber Membership decal for your business
  • Complimentary use of Chamber logo for your website
  • Member 2 Member email advertising​​  -Reach over 1,200 contacts for a small fee of $50.
  • Chamber Website Directory Listing -Each company or organization will receive a free listing with their active membership.
  • Complimentary Announcement in the Monthly Chamber E-Newsletter -As a new member we introduce you to our membership base.
  • Business Cards displayed at the Chamber office
  • Business Flyers or Brochures displayed at the Chamber office
  • Online Community Calendar​ - Share your events by posting them on the Chamber’s Community Calendar via the Member Login section of the website.
  • Annual Community Guide & Membership Directory​ - Every member's basic contact information is provided in the Business Listing section.
Promote Your Business Through Events in 2021
  • Leadercast Defiance – Leadercast Live is the largest one-day leadership event in the world, broadcast live each May from Atlanta to hundreds of Host Sites around the world
  • Annual Chamber Golf Outing – The Annual Chamber Golf Outing has turned into a major promotional opportunity for member businesses and is our premier summer event!
  • Leadership Defiance County – Leadership Defiance County, sponsored by the Defiance Area Chamber of Commerce, is a nine-month program geared to providing current and potential leaders an increased awareness of community and an opportunity to enhance their leadership skills.
  • Awards Banquet & Annual Meeting – We will use the evening to highlight the success of our member businesses with milestones in increments of five years of operation in the greater Defiance area. 
  • DACC Foundation Reverse Raffle– The DACC Foundation Reverse Raffle serves as the largest fundraiser for the Foundationand provides funding for various programs within the foundation. 
  • First Friday Luncheons -This monthly event features a keynote speaker, incentive drawing, announcements, and lunch.
  • Business After Hours - This after-hours networking event is designed for members to meet and create relationships with other business professionals from Defiance area businesses and organizations representing a variety of industries.​
  • Ribbon Cutting- The Chamber arranges ribbon cuttings to spotlight your business accomplishments. 
Educational Opportunities
  • Business Seminars & L.E.A.D Workshops -Each session is designed to be interactive and packed with tools participants can implement into any team setting.
  • Leadership Defiance County – Leadership Defiance County, sponsored by the Defiance Area Chamber of Commerce, is a nine-month program geared to providing current and potential leaders an increased awareness of community and an opportunity to enhance their leadership skills.
Program Benefits
The DACC benefit programs help businesses save money. The following is a list of Chamber benefits that help you add "value" while cutting cost. 
  • Anthem Group Health Insurance Programs- Anthem provides a variety of discounted options for businesses ranging in size from 2-50 employees. (More info here.)
    • Group Health Insurance – Chamber Saver Program 
    • Group Health Insurance – SOCA Benefit Plan (MEWA)                      
  • Best Price Computers -10% discount on all Sales and Service
  • Chamber Energy Solutions -An energy program for Chambers of Commerce to provide electricity and natural gas savings. (More info here.)
  • Constant Contact -Is the leader in e-mail and social media marketing for small businesses. Save up to 25%.
  • The Crescent News -50% off regular priced ads for new members only and up to 20% off select digital services and 10% discount on Social Media Management.
  • Culligan Sales & Service- Chamber member special only $279 for a Crystal Mountain Water Cooler. 20 gallons of free water with purchase.
  • DeTray Chiropractic Centers -60% off single Hydromassage sessions and 40% off specials.
  • The Hubbard Company -Special pricing on each member's top items and savings of 30% and more on office supply products. Free Delivery
  • iHeart Radio -New members only! Receive free advertising valued between $100 to $500 with a matching advertising purchase.
  • MetaLINK Technologies -$5 off per month on all Internet Packages
  • Ohio Chamber of Commerce- Discounts and Webinar Opportunities
  • Ohio Minority Business Assistance Centers Is part of a statewide business assistance program that provides a variety of business development services to new and existing business owners.
  • Ohio Small Business Development Centers -An accredited network focused on small businesses and Ohio's job creators.
  • PartnerShip-NOACC Chamber Shipping Program- Chamber members can achieve substantial shipping discounts. (More info here.)
  • Save Local Now -SLNConnect is a digital marketing tool that chambers can pass to any member.  They provide tools to grow your chamber and help members succeed.  Be found with a search optimized & mobile responsive landing page. Send targeted emails to your customers in minutes. Create unlimited search optimized content to engage. Share to social in one click. Track your marketing success on one dashboard.
  • SCORE -Free, Real-World mentoring to help your business succeed.
  • Small Business Development Center- Mission: Accelerate Ohio’s economy by helping people start, sustain and grow their businesses!​
  • Sylvan Learning of Defiance ​- $75 Initial Assessment (Valued at $180)
  • Workers’ Compensation Group Pooling-Discounts are offered to help employers maximize their BWC premium savings. (More info here.)​
    • Sedgwick
    • V&A Risk Services 
  • WiltonKeck Recycling -15% off a one time purge.
  • YMCA ​-20% discount on membership​​
Chamber Energy Solutions

Chamber Energy Solutions is an Energy program for the Chambers of Commerce to provide electricity and natural gas savings to their members. CES is professionally managed by Palmer Energy Company, an unbiased independent energy consultant (not a broker). CES has expertise in the procurement (buying, selling, and transporting) of natural gas an electricity and in contracting for interstate pipeline capacity and local utility delivery. CES has a designated team of consultants and analysts to take care of your specific energy needs.

Contact Palmer Energy:
Emilie Snider
Phone: (419) 491-1017

Electric Savings Program

The CES Electric Savings Program saves you money on your electric consumption through the application of its pricing expertise. Working with so many customers allows CES to get its customers some of the most competitive lowest prices in the market. Current CES members participating in the program have secured savings off the current generation/"price to compare" rate for secondary voltage customer.

Service territories include: Ohio Edison, Toledo Edison, Cleveland Illuminating Company, Columbus Southern Power, Ohio Power, Dayton Power, and Light and Duke.

Natural Gas Program

Chamber Energy Solutions (CES) helps control your natural gas costs through the strength of group buying and by applying its market knowledge and negotiation expertise to reduce energy cost. By purchasing natural gas when the pricing is more advantageous, CES provides insurance against dramatic price increases in the natural gas market.

Gift Check

The Defiance Area Chamber of Commerce Gift Checks are the perfect Shop Local gift! No gift is more flexible as it may be used for groceries, hardware, an oil change, eating establishments and so much more!

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For More Information:
400 Clinton St.
Defiance, OH 43512
(419) 782-7946

Health Insurance

At the Chamber, our job is to create an environment that supports your business and provides resources that enable you to operate your business more effectively.

We know that access to affordable health insurance is important to you. While changes due to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have expanded access to coverage, the ACA has also increased costs and limited choices - especially for the region's smallest businesses.

Below you will find options and contacts to determine which best meets your companies needs.

Group Health Insurance –Chamber Saver Program 

Full range of health insurance plans with cost savings. Businesses also get access to a large network of quality providers through Anthem, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Premium savings of up to 1.4% on groups from 2-50 employees.  Groups from 51-500 may be eligible for a 1% premium savings. Business must be a member of a NOACC Chamber.  For a quote, contact your local broker or visit

Group Health Insurance SOCA Benefit Plan (MEWA)

The SOCA Benefit Plan MEWA, administered by Anthem, is a smart solution for groups with 50 or fewer employees and sole proprietors. It allows smaller employers to join together to share in the overall claims risk, backed by Anthem stop loss coverage.  Business must be a member of a NOACC Chamber.  For a quote, contact your local broker or visit

For more information please contact:

Frost Insurance Agency
(419) 592-4476

At the Chamber, our job is to create an environment that supports your business and provides resources that enable you to operate your business more effectively.

We know that in today's world of commerce we are mailing and shipping products more than ever before. As a member of the Defiance Area Chamber of Commerce we can help you with your bottom lin

Chamber members can achieve substantial shipping discounts with FedEx®, as well as significant savings on freight shipments—with the opportunity for NOACC affiliated Chambers to earn non-dues revenue.  Savings up to 45% on small package ground, next day air, or up to 70% savings on large pallet shipments. Member must be member of a NOACC chamber and must establish and use an account with Partnership to get savings. 


Workers Compensation

Workers Compensation Group Pooling

The group-rating program is a partnership that includes you and your employees, your sponsoring organization, your third-party administrator (TPA) and the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation. Each has specific roles and responsibilities, all designed to assist in preventing workplace accidents.

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.

If your organization is not yet participating in this member benefit, and you would like to receive a free, no-obligation analysis from Sedgwick, please contact:

Contact Sedgwick:
Julia Bowling
Phone: 513-218-4062

Sedgwick Safety Resource Page
Click here to read the Safety Accountability Letter.

Complete an AC-3 form (Temporary Authorization Form) by clicking here.

V&A Risk Services provides employers with full-service workers’ compensation claims and policy management.  V&A provides its clients a range of services from State Fund Group Rating to comprehensive Self-Insured program administration and Unemployment Claims representation.

Click here to read the Safety Accountability Letter​.

For more information, call (419) 867-1044 ext. 116 or (800) 493-9662 or email Ken Finley at

Workers' Compensation Authorization Form

We Are a Proud Member Of:

Thanks to the DACC’s membership and involvement with Northern Ohio Area Chamber of Commerce, Southern Ohio Chamber Alliance, Ohio Chamber of Commerce, US Chamber of Commerce, and the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives, we are able to offer our members additional program benefits to help your business grow and succeed.