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The Value of Your Investment: Cost Saving Solutions for Employee Benefits and Compliance

Every business looks for ways to save money and streamline their workload. The Chamber of Commerce can help with both. Our member businesses are seeking products that help to manage their costs while also meeting regulatory requirements.

The Chamber of Commerce has a long history of providing health insurance products that serve our member businesses and their employees at competitive rates. We work with our members to access a wide variety of plan options and ancillary benefits. For some, the New York State of Health is the best fit for their needs. For medium and large size groups we partner with Lawley Benefits Group to offer innovative cost saving solutions.

When the need arose for a new tool to help New York State businesses comply with the new laws regarding Workplace Harassment compliance, the Chamber stepped up. We now offer a complete Learning Management System in partnership with Zywave Learning. Whether you have a single employee or hundreds of employees, this convenient online platform offers tools that comply with the New York State Department of Labor regulations for harassment law compliance. This is a human resources support system that can augment your existing HR department, or help your small office to meet those needs even if you don’t have an in-house HR professional.

In addition, the Chamber is now able to offer discounted access to professional background screening services. Through a new partnership with the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce, all members of the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce or Manufacturers Association of the Southern Tier are eligible for discounted rates for any screening service. Background screening is required for some positions and is just a good idea for others. It creates a safer work environment, provides peace of mind for employers, and helps some industries meet compliance requirements.
To learn more about any or all of these services provided by the Chamber/MAST, please contact our offices at (716) 484-1101 or (716) 366-6200.

CCIDA Offers Manufacturing Business-to-Business Event March 18

Buyers, sellers, service providers and anyone in a manufacturing related field is encouraged to attend the Business-to-Business networking event with their peers from Chautauqua County from 7:30am-1:30pm, Wednesday, March 18 at the Chautauqua Harbor Hotel, 10 Dunham Avenue, Celoron. This event will include dedicated time with vendors and buyers in a one-on-one “speed dating” format, as well as a lunch presentation featuring Patience Fairbrother, Account Director with Development Counsellors International, including findings from their latest “Talent Wars” study – a survey of over 1,500 working age individuals on how they make decisions about jobs, locations, and best practices. This event is co-sponsored by the Chautauqua Works, Jamestown Community College, and the Manufacturers Association of the Southern Tier. The cost ranges from $35 for one attendee to up to $500 as a Champion Sponsor for 6 attendees and a premium table. For more information or to register, contact Jeanette LoBello at CCIDA at (716) 661-8901.