Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber

FAQ

Questions? Here’s a list of things we think you may want to know.

What is a Chamber and what does it do?

The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber® is a membership organization for area businesses which strives to enhance the economic vitality and quality of life in the Cincinnati region, and seeks to attract new business, new industries to the area while retaining and growing existing business. The Chamber does this by offering cost saving benefit programs, educational and networking opportunities, business resources, exposure opportunities and government advocacy to protect and advance the interest of business. The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber® is a private, not-for-profit organization. The Chamber is not a government body.

How do I become a member of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber®?

Joining the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber® is easy! Simply fill out our online membership application or contact the Customer Focus Center, 513.579.3111. 

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Why should I join? What are the benefits of membership?

There's no single reason why businesses join the Cincinnati Chamber. See all the reasons here.   

What are the dues? Are dues tax deductible?

Dues are based on the number of full-time employees in your company, with 4 exceptions: accounting firms, commercial banks, law firms, and hotels/motels. Federal tax law limits the deductibility of a portion of membership dues used for certain lobbying efforts. For 2018, 97% of your Chamber dues may be deductible as an ordinary and necessary business expense. Dues are not a charitable deduction for federal income tax purposes. Contact your tax professional with any questions.

How do I calculate my firm's number of full-time equivalent employees?

Chamber dues are based on the number of full-time equivalent employees in your company. If your company has full-time and part-time employees, use this formula to determine your number of full-time equivalent employees:
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How do I figure out the number of professionals?

For accounting firms: Employees, owners and/or partners performing billable work, including CPA's, CPA candidates, consultants and others. For law firms: Attorneys (including Associates and Partners), paralegals and others performing billable work.

What are prorated dues?

When a company joins the Chamber, they pay one full year's dues, regardless of the date they join. All membership renewals are effective in January, so when the company gets its first renewal invoice, the bill will be for the months from the anniversary join date until the following January. We use prorated billing so that all of our members are on the same billing cycle. For questions, contact the Customer Focus Center, 513.579.3111.

How do I calculate my benefit savings?

Use our savings calculator to "do the math" and determine whether, in addition to the networking, education and advocacy benefits, membership in the Chamber makes sense for your business.

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How many organizations are members of the Cincinnati Chamber?

The Chamber currently has nearly 4,000 members.

Where is the Chamber located?

While we serve 15 counties in the Cincinnati region, the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber® offices are in downtown Cincinnati with the collaborative building of 3 East Fourth Street.

Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber®
3 E. 4th St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202

What are those 15 counties?

Ohio
Brown County
Butler County
Clermont County
Hamilton County
Warren County

Kentucky
Boone County
Bracken County
Campbell County
Gallatin County
Grant County
Kenton County
Pendleton County            

Indiana
Dearborn County
Franklin County
Ohio County

How can I get in touch with Cincinnati Chamber staff members?

The Chamber's staff of nearly 60 full-time professionals is here to provide you and your business with dedicated resources, programming and benefits, designed to grow your business.

Departments & Staff

Where can I find visitor information?

The Cincinnati USA Regional Tourism Network is a great source of information if you're planning a trip to Cincinnati, and the Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau has resources for convention planners and attendees. While in the region, stop in the Visitor Center on Fountain Square for up-to-date local information and tips. View The Cincinnati Experience for an idea of what it's like to live in this great region.

How can I get information after regular business hours?

Helpful information can be found on some of our regional partner's websites listed below. The Cincinnati Chamber is open Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5 p.m. Other helpful information can be found on our partner and affiliate sites:

African American Chamber 
Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce 
Cincinnati City Center Development Corporation (3CDC)
Convention & Visitors Bureau
Regional Tourism Network 
Cincinnati USA Hispanic Chamber 
CincyTech
City of Cincinnati
Clermont Chamber of Commerce
Downtown Cincinnati Inc.
European American Chamber of Commerce
Greater Cincinnati Chinese Chamber of Commerce 
Hamilton County Development Center
Japan America Society of Greater Cincinnati 
Mason Deerfield Chamber of Commerce 
Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce 
Over-the-Rhine Chamber
Partners for a Competitive Workforce
Greater Cincinnati Redevelopment Authority
Regional Economic Development Initiative (REDI) Cincinnati
Source Cincinnati
United Way of Greater Cincinnati

How can I look up my company listing or other company listings?

To look up a company, use Search for a Business.

How can I change my company listing?

Your company information may change due to a move, new personnel or addition of a website. View current information and make changes using the company information update form in the My Account area. You must be the primary or designated update contact for your company to make changes to your company record.

Does the Chamber engage volunteers?

Yes! Volunteering for the Chamber is a great way to network with other members, contribute to the community and have fun all at the same time. There are numerous committees and major events that need volunteer support. View Committees & Councils.

Where can I find a list of upcoming Cincinnati Chamber events?

Events are listed on the Chamber Event Calendar

How can I find out what's going on at the Cincinnati Chamber?

Weekly emails keep members up-to-date. The Chamber’s newsletter is emailed every Tuesday. And there are special emails for interest groups, such as government advocacy. View newsletters & interest lists.

Can I get discounts because I am a Cincinnati Chamber member?

The Chamber negotiates volume discounts from service providers for its members. Cincinnati Chamber members receive discounts registration to Chamber education and networking programs and events. View Cost Savings Programs.

Are there open positions at the Chamber? How do I apply?

The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber® is an equal opportunity employer. Visit Chamber Careers for more information. 

May I use the Cincinnati Chamber logo on my website?

Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber® members may use the Chamber logo on their website. A member login is required. Download logos.

What marketing opportunities are available?

There are several ways the Chamber can help promote your business. View marketing opportunities.

Can I use the Cincinnati Chamber's facilities for my meeting?

The Chamber’s home at 3 East Fourth St. in downtown Cincinnati is the ideal setting to host an off-site presentation, meeting or retreat. All members receive two free conference room rentals per year during regular business hours for groups of 2-125. Members can take advantage of high-tech, low-stress meeting space at discount prices. View Conference Room Rental Information.

What is the Cincinnati Chamber's philosophy regarding economic inclusion and minority/women-owned business development?

The Chamber's goal is to stimulate a supplier base that reflects the broad diversity of our business community by creating opportunities for minority-owned and women-owned businesses to compete on an equal basis with all other companies. We model inclusion and regional thinking in everything we do! View The Inclusive Chamber.

Other questions?

Contact our Customer Focus Center at 513.579.3111 or info@cincinnatichamber.com.

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