Membership Benefits

We’re Working Harder Than Ever to Promote Your Business!

Our Goals

The goal of the Jackson Area Chamber Of Commerce is to provide opportunities and benefits that will help our members gain the greatest return on their investment.  Through specialized events, social media and marketing, and networking the success of our members is our focus. We want to help create a unified effort which helps both the residential and business community grow together. Plus, we want to use the collective voice of the business community to reach beyond our borders, knowing growth and stability in our region will also bring growth and stability to our member community. With the power of one, we can accomplish great things together and make Jackson an even better place to work, have a business, have fun and raise a family.

Southern Ohio Chamber Alliance

In January, 2020, the chamber aligned itself with the Southern Ohio Chamber Alliance (SOCA) to provide additional benefits to our members. The three benefit areas are:

Health Insurance – The Southern Ohio Chamber Alliance (SOCA) has teamed up with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield to create a new health program that can lead to more rate stability — and it could offer potential savings for groups with 50 or fewer employees. This self-funded multiple employer welfare arrangement (MEWA) lets smaller employers join together to share in the overall claims risk. By being part of a larger, self-funded pool, employers have financial protection backed by Anthem’s stop loss coverage.

Chamber Energy Program- Through the Chamber Energy Program, members have a unique opportunity to work with the experts at CEA for all their utility cost management needs.

 Legal protection – SOCA offers legal protection under LegalShield. They offer three levels of protection, depending on the business size and can offer consultations on a number of issues. 

Strategic HR- Strategic HR has partnered with SOCA to offer chamber member discounts on their Virtual HR Solutions providing access to their 24/7 self-service online HR tools and resources; plus unlimited access to HR professionals via phone, email, or chat. They can save you time by tacklng your HR challenges – not matter how big or small- allowing you to focus on what you do best. 


Health Plans

Worry less with a health plan that protects your budget against a big claims hit. Try the SOCA Benefit Plan. Be part of a large, self-funded pool backed by Anthem. Competitive rates and predictable, fixed monthly payments. 

Chamber Energy Program

Through the Chamber Energy Program, members have a unique opportunity to work with the experts at CEA for all their utility cost management needs.

  • SOCA’s Preferred energy program
  • Local experts with national expertise
  • Drive new and renewal membership
  • Save current members money
  • Create a new revenue stream for your chamber by receiving monthly re-occurring commission payments
  • Chamber members get the peace of mind that comes with the program cornerstones:  Education, Savings, and Protection

LegalShield and IDShield

LegalShield and IDShield provide the legal and identity theft protection you and your family need and deserve. Save with a SOCA Chamber Program discount!

Workers Compensation

Save Significantly on Your Workers’ Compensation Premium

Did you know that many alternative discounts are available to help reduce your annual Ohio workers’ compensation costs? Through the Sedgwick workers’ compensation program, your organization can significantly reduce your workers’ compensation costs through a variety of alternative rating programs.   Sedgwick offers you quality service and stability through the complex workers’ compensation environment.

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. Their team includes the experienced colleagues from CompManagement and CareWorks Comp. The two companies merged and are now Sedgwick. Together, they 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, email Julia Bowling at or apply online at

Contact Sedgwick:

Julia Bowling

Phone: 513-218-4062



Sedgwick Safety Resource Page

BWC website Division of Safety and Hygiene 

Changing With The Times

Obviously, things have changed since the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce was formed in 1911 when Ohioan William Howard Taft was President Of The United States. We must always be adjusting to the world today and that is why every day we work to adapt to the ever-changing times to best meet the needs of our members.

We have an aggressive strategy for innovative ways to promote of our members.

Regional Outreach

Since 2000, the Jackson Area Chamber Of Commerce has played an active role not only in participation, but in the leadership as well. In 2020, the chamber’s executive director was serving as the executive committee chairman of the 11-county Ohio Valley Regional Development Commission, only the second non-county commissioner to hold the post in the last 50 years; was chairman of the Re-Industrialization Committee of the Southern Ohio Diversification Initiative (SODI), which is leading the redevelopment of the former Piketon Atomic Energy Plant; and also served as treasurer of the 24-county Ohio’s Appalchain Country tourism marketing organization. Jackson can and should be viewed as a southern Ohio regional destination, just like its surrounding county seats, and with this active participation beyond our borders, it is certainly moving in that direction.

A Voice For You

There is a saying that there is strength in numbers. As a collective voice for business and its betterment, the Chamber is there to be the voice of its membership. Many times, government and community leaders do not fully understand the complex needs of the business community, and the Chamber can help to bridge that gap.

Good Reasons To Locate In Jackson

There are a bevy of very solid reasons to locate your business in Jackson. Jackson County is truly in the middle of every place. Jackson is within a one-day’s drive of two-thirds of America’s population. Jackson is within a two-hour, four-lane highway drive of seven interstate highways (when U. S. 35 is fully upgraded in West Virginia in late 2020), that connect with all of America. All of the county’s schools have been constructed new or fully remodeled since 2000 and lie within less than two-hours of Ohio State University, Ohio University, Marshall University, University of Cincinnati, University of Kentucky, University of Rio Grande and Shawnee State University. Healthcare is also prominent in the county with Holzer Health System and Holzer Medical Center, Adena Health System and Kings Daughters.