Berea chamber of commerce

Upcoming events

    • November 21, 2022
    • 5:00 PM
    • December 07, 2022
    • 11:59 PM
    • Map of contestants published December 10, 2022

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

    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 7 and homes/businesses must be decorated and ready for voting by Saturday, December 10. A driving map of all the contestants will be posted by the evening of December 10, and the general public will have from December 10-31 to tour all of them and vote for their favorites via an online poll. Voting closes at 11:59pm on December 31. Winners will be contacted on January 2.

    There is no cost to enter, so get in the game and help us spread some holiday cheer.

    Prizes Include:

    • 1st Place - $200
    • 2nd Place - $100
    • 3rd Place - $50

    Winners also get a light battle themed trophy to keep! All winners will be selected by the general public via 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 director@bereachamber.org for the initial round of judging upon signing up for the contest but no later than December 7.

    Those selected to be part of the competition will need to send one photo that captures their full display to be used for the online voting platform.

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

    Sponsorships Available
    To learn more and sign up to sponsor, click here.


    Thank you to our sponsors!

    Present - ing Sponsor


    Sleighride Supporter


    Fa-la-la-la Friends

    Margaret T. Karl, Attorney at Law
    Generations Senior Living

    • December 10, 2022
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Berea-Midpark Middle School - 7000 Paula Drive Middleburg Heights, OH 44130

    The Berea Chamber of Commerce is pleased to present our inaugural Gingerbread House Competition on Saturday, December 10 from 11am-2pm. The event will be held in the cafeteria at Berea-Midpark Middle School.

    Those interested in joining the competition can participate in two ways:

    1. Create your own gingerbread house at your convenience and drop it off at BMMS the morning of the event. You can be as creative as you want! The only rule is that the house must be on a sturdy board of some sort, and the board cannot be larger than 18" x 24". This is a great opportunity for residents as well as businesses who can use this as a team building opportunity for staff and a way to show off your business/organization's brand! If you're an optometrist, have little gingerbread people with eyeglasses. If you're a healthcare facility, create a gingerbread doctor's office -- get creative!
    2. Join us for the event and decorate a gingerbread house using a provided standard kit. All materials will be supplied and it will be up to contestants to get creative with the way they decorate in order to stand out!

    Trophies and prizes will be awarded to the top houses in each of these separate categories (pre-made houses vs. houses decorated during the event). You may arrive at any time to participate in the competition if you plan to decorate a house with a pre-made kit, however, the earlier you arrive, the more time you'll have to decorate. Contestants must be finished with their houses by 1:30pm for judging, and winners will be announced prior to the conclusion of the event at 2:00pm.

    If you plan to decorate a house in advance, you will be able to drop it off between 9:30am - 11:00am on Saturday, December 10 in the cafeteria of Berea-Midpark Middle School. All of the pre-made houses will be voted on by the general public in attendance at the event. You are welcome to take your house home with you at the end of the event or you can opt to have it on display at a Berea business throughout the rest of December. Several chamber businesses with brick and mortar retail, healthcare, etc. locations have offered to display the houses for their customers to see.

    T he event will also feature:

    • Visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus
    • Free pizza and snacks
    • Family portraits with a professional photographer (see details below)
    • Face painting

    T his event is free of charge for:

    • Berea Chamber of Commerce members and their families
    • Berea residents
    • Families with children attending the BCSD regardless of city of residence (Middleburg Heights, Brook Park or Berea)

    W e will be accepting toy donations on site for foster children in our communities. Monetary donations are also accepted and will go toward the children's holiday wish list items.

    Family Portraits: We will have a professional photographer on site to take free family portraits (5 minute sessions per family). Please note that if you plan to participate, you must select the "Family Portrait" ticket type as a limited number of sessions will be available. All those who select this ticket type will receive an email with a link to a Google Drive folder after the event. All photos taken during the event of each family will be housed inside this one folder. You will be able to find your photos and download at your convenience.


    Sponsorships Available! Please consider helping support this great event so that we can make it fun and free for members of our community. For sponsorship details, click here.

    Thank you to our sponsors!

    Santa's Elves


    • December 14, 2022
    • 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Zoom - Link to be sent in advance

    Join us for a virtual Speed Networking event with members from the 20 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.

    Attendees will have the opportunity to join breakout rooms with different topics to meet, network, ask questions, solicit advice and guidance, and discuss subjects pertinent to their line of business.

    Cost: This event is free for Berea Chamber members. Non-members are welcome to attend at a cost of $10. Non-members can also try their first CCA Virtual Speed Networking event for free.

    To learn more about the Collaborative Chambers Alliance, please visit: www.collaborativechambers.org.


Past events

November 17, 2022 Virtual Speed Networking
November 17, 2022 Inclusion by Instinct Session 5: Women+
November 10, 2022 Inclusion by Instinct Session 4: BIPOC Community
November 08, 2022 Networking Luncheon: Creative Solutions for Finding & Retaining Talent
October 27, 2022 Inclusion by Instinct Session 3: People with Disabilities
October 26, 2022 Virtual Speed Networking
October 11, 2022 Inclusion by Instinct Session 2: LGBTQ+ Community
October 08, 2022 Spooky Walking Tour of Berea
October 06, 2022 Pizza, Pints & Puzzles: Halloween Edition
September 29, 2022 Networking Mega Mixer
September 29, 2022 Inclusion by Instinct Session 1: What is DE&I and How Does It Affect Small/Medium Sized Businesses
September 28, 2022 Coffee & Cameras Networking Breakfast
September 22, 2022 Virtual Speed Networking
September 16, 2022 Boo! Battle: Halloween Decorating Competition
September 15, 2022 Grindstone Award Banquet
September 02, 2022 Golf Outing
August 24, 2022 Virtual Speed Networking
August 20, 2022 Berea Community Garage Sale
August 03, 2022 Summer Sizzler After Hours Networking
July 26, 2022 Business After Hours Networking
July 21, 2022 Virtual Speed Networking
July 20, 2022 Lunch by the Lake
June 28, 2022 1 on 1 Speed Networking
June 22, 2022 Virtual Speed Networking
June 16, 2022 Pizza, Pints & Puzzles
June 02, 2022 YPConnect Networking Night
May 19, 2022 Virtual Speed Networking
May 12, 2022 Notable Night - Networking & Fundraiser
April 20, 2022 Virtual Small Group Networking
April 19, 2022 Networking Night Mixer
April 16, 2022 Easter Egg My House
April 07, 2022 EmpowHER Networking Night
April 05, 2022 Thirsty Tuesday After Hours Networking (Partner Event)
March 30, 2022 State of the Schools Luncheon
March 29, 2022 Mega Mixer at Top Golf (Partner Event)
March 24, 2022 Virtual Speed Networking
March 17, 2022 March Madness Watch Party (Partner Event)
March 16, 2022 CANCELLED: 12 @ 12 Networking Luncheon
March 10, 2022 Smoothies & Schmoozing
March 08, 2022 International Women Professionals Day (CCA Partner Event)
March 01, 2022 Thirsty Tuesday After Hours Networking (Partner Event)
February 23, 2022 Virtual Speed Networking
February 08, 2022 Thirsty Tuesday After Hours Networking (Partner Event)
February 01, 2022 1 on 1 Virtual Speed Networking
February 01, 2022 Ev-fur-lasting Love Pet Photo Contest
January 20, 2022 Virtual Speed Networking
December 16, 2021 CANCELLED: Limo Bus Holiday Light Tour & Networking Night
December 12, 2021 Candy Cane Lane: Santa Drive Thru Experience
December 08, 2021 Virtual Speed Networking
December 04, 2021 Let It Glow - Tour the Contestants!
November 18, 2021 Let It Glow: Holiday Decorating Competition
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

ABOUT THE BEREA CHAMBER

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.

CONTACTS

Megan Baechle, Executive Director

director@bereachamber.org
(440) 243-8415
PO Box 774, Berea, OH 44017

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