Berea chamber of commerce

Upcoming events

    • November 18, 2021
    • December 01, 2021
    • 11:59 PM

    Do you love decorating for the holidays? Then help us spread some cheer this holiday season and enter the Let It Glow Holiday Light Competition presented by Southwest General!

    Residents and businesses can enter for the chance to win a cash prize, a trophy, recognition on the chamber's website and social media, and most importantly - BRAGGING RIGHTS! If you think you've got what it takes to be the brightest, most creative, and most festive spot in Berea, then register today!

    Registration is open through Wednesday, December 1 and homes/businesses must be ready for the competition by Saturday, December 4. A driving map of all the contestants will be posted by the evening of December 4, and the general public will have from December 4-29 to tour all of them and vote for their favorites via an online poll. Voting closes at 11:59pm on December 29.

    There is no cost to enter, so get in the game and help us spread some holiday cheer. It's time to get lit!

    Prizes Include:

    • 1st Place - $250
    • 2nd Place - $100
    • 3rd Place - $50
    • Most Creative Display - $100
      All prizes selected by the general public via an online poll

    Please note that all submissions will go through an initial review process by a panel of judges, and only those selected as finalists will be included in the competition. Interested contestants must submit a photo or video of their display to for the initial round of judging. If selected for the competition, you must provide or indicate one photo (or one photo collage) that captures your entire display which can be used for the voting platform. Please indicate which photo that should be when submitting if sending more than one. You can also create a photo collage with multiple images included as long as the final product is just one .jpg or .png file. OUR VOTING PLATFORM ONLY ALLOWS FOR ONE PHOTO OF EACH DISPLAY.

    Homes/businesses must be in the city of Berea to participate in the contest.

    Thank you to our sponsors!

    Present-ing Sponsor

    Peppermint Partners

    Sleighride Supporters
    Berea Alzheimer's Care Center
    Northwestern Healthcare Center

    Fa-la-la-la Friends
    Margaret T. Karl, Attorney at Law
    Palm Wellness
    Sage Partners

    • December 08, 2021
    • 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Zoom

    Join us for a virtual Speed Networking event with members from the 19 different regional and international Chambers of Commerce that comprise the Collaborative Chambers Alliance (CCA). Grab your coffee and prepare to meet with other professionals from around Northeast Ohio in small groups to make new connections and expand your network.

    This event is free and open to all.

    To learn more about the Collaborative Chambers Alliance, please visit:

    • December 16, 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Tour leaves from parking lot next to Giant Eagle in Berea - 50 W Bridge St, Berea, OH 44017

    Join us for a fun and festive evening on a limo bus touring the contestants in the Berea Chamber's Let It Glow Holiday Light Competition! Tickets include transportation on the limo bus, wine, soft drinks, a charcuterie box, and as always, great networking opportunities! Tour the contestants from around Berea, vote for your favorites, and get into the holiday spirit.

    Tickets to this event are limited to the first 25 registrants and no additional tickets will be available once sold out. Due to the nature of this event, proof of vaccination or negative Covid test within 72 hours of the event are required.  

    $40 for Berea Chamber members
    $50 for non-members

    The tour will kick off and end from the parking lot next to the Giant Eagle in Berea. There is ample free parking available.

    Bring business cards and your holiday spirit! We hope to see you there.

    COVID Safety - We are following the current health and safety guidelines required by the state of Ohio and our host. Due to the nature of this event, proof of vaccination or negative Covid test within 72 hours are required. You will NOT be permitted on the limo bus without proof of vaccination or negative test.

    By purchasing an event ticket, you acknowledge that you understand and will abide by all the health and safety procedures. In addition, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and do not hold event sponsors liable for any health-related issues. 

    We reserve the right to deny entrance to anyone exhibiting any of the symptoms: 

    − Fever (equal to or higher than 100.4°F) or chills 
    − Cough − Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing 
    − Fatigue 
    − Muscle or body aches 
    − Headache 
    − New loss of taste or smell 
    − Sore throat 
    − Congestion or runny nose 

    We appreciate your understanding of the measures taken for your protection and the protection of other attendees.

Past events

November 16, 2021 Networking & Growth Luncheon
November 13, 2021 Wine & Paint Networking Night
October 28, 2021 Virtual Speed Networking
October 27, 2021 YPConnect Networking Night
October 09, 2021 Spooky Walking Tour of Berea - SOLD OUT
October 07, 2021 Grindstone Award Banquet
September 30, 2021 Virtual Speed Networking
September 16, 2021 CANCELLED: Bingo Night & Variety Show
September 03, 2021 Golf Outing
August 25, 2021 Virtual Speed Networking
August 11, 2021 Networking Night
July 27, 2021 Boo! Battle: Halloween Decorating Competition
July 15, 2021 Member Appreciation Night
July 08, 2021 Inclusion by Instinct: Making Diversity & Inclusion a Priority in Your Small Business
June 24, 2021 Virtual Speed Networking
June 18, 2021 Networking Luncheon & Fun Day
June 05, 2021 Capes, Crowns & Characters: A Magical Drive Thru Experience
June 03, 2021 State of the Schools
May 26, 2021 Virtual Speed Networking
April 22, 2021 Virtual Speed Networking
April 08, 2021 State of Southwest General
April 03, 2021 Easter Egg My House - SOLD OUT
March 24, 2021 Virtual Speed Networking
March 18, 2021 ChambeREADS - The Science of Timing
March 04, 2021 Sh*t Show & Tell
February 25, 2021 Virtual Speed Networking
February 18, 2021 ChambeREADS: Virtual Management
January 21, 2021 ChambeREADS: New Year, New Balance
January 14, 2021 Virtual Speed Networking
December 19, 2020 Candy Cane Lane Santa Drive Thru Experience
December 17, 2020 Thriving Thursdays - Networking Lunch
December 16, 2020 Virtual Speed Networking
December 10, 2020 Thriving Thursdays - Networking Happy Hour
December 03, 2020 Thriving Thursdays - Networking Lunch
November 20, 2020 Let It Glow Holiday Light Competition - Contestant Entry
November 19, 2020 Thriving Thursdays - Networking Happy Hour
November 18, 2020 Virtual Speed Networking
November 17, 2020 Ohio Business Matchmaker
November 12, 2020 Thriving Thursdays - Networking Lunch
November 05, 2020 Thriving Thursdays - Networking Happy Hour
October 29, 2020 Thriving Thursdays - Networking Lunch
October 28, 2020 CANCELLED: Networking & Growth Event
October 22, 2020 Virtual Speed Networking
September 29, 2020 Virtual Global B2B Summit
September 18, 2020 Virtual Networking Event
September 12, 2020 Social Distancing Scavenger Hunt
August 27, 2020 CANCELLED: Outdoor Networking Night
August 14, 2020 Virtual Networking Event
July 17, 2020 Virtual Networking Event
June 13, 2020 Social Distancing Scavenger Hunt
April 16, 2020 Thank You Parade for Southwest General Hospital Workers
April 03, 2020 Virtual Chamber Check In Luncheon
March 25, 2020 Cards of Care
March 13, 2020 Joint Chamber Networking Luncheon - Lead with Laughs
March 03, 2020 Coffee & Conversation
February 26, 2020 Small Business Development Seminar
February 21, 2020 February Networking Luncheon - History of Berea's Sandstone Quarries
February 13, 2020 After Hours Networking with Maryssa's Mission Foundation
January 29, 2020 After Hours Networking & Fraud Prevention Training
January 07, 2020 State of the Schools Luncheon
December 05, 2019 Holiday Cheer After Hours
November 20, 2019 Small Business Seminar
November 12, 2019 Cleveland Monsters Networking Night
October 29, 2019 Coffee & Conversation
October 18, 2019 Annual Meeting Networking Luncheon
September 24, 2019 Meet the Candidates Networking Event
August 20, 2019 After Hours Networking at Noshok
July 18, 2019 Notable Night


The mission of the Berea Chamber of Commerce is to be a leading voice for the business community. It is organized for the purpose of advancing and developing the commercial, industrial, retail, civic and general interest of the City of Berea and its trade area.

It provides a connection for its members to the community and other businesses through a variety of programs, networking events, seminars, luncheons, and major community partnerships.  All opportunities are planned to grow business through community involvement and make Berea a better place to live and work.


Megan Baechle, Executive Director
(440) 243-8415
PO Box 774, Berea, OH 44017


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