Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Chamber?
The Tuscarawas County Chamber of Commerce is a not for profit organization consisting of business and community leaders who have joined together to promote the civic and commercial progress of our community.
The Tuscarawas County Chamber of Commerce was officially incorporated in 1959. But, the Dover and New Philadelphia Chambers of Commerce existed for many years prior to that. Your Chamber works tirelessly to create a climate of growth and success in the community. Through leadership opportunities, volunteer efforts and business-building programs focused on critical business, civic and social priorities, the Chamber improves the economic vitality and quality of life for its members and our county.
Who runs the Chamber?
The policies of the Tuscarawas County Chamber of Commerce are the responsibility of its Board of Directors which is comprised of 18 business leaders representing all segments of the community. The Chamber employs a President/CEO who is responsible for general management of staff and coordination of all organizational activities designed to ensure and increase the Chamber’s membership and financial well being.
Why should I join the Chamber?
The most popular reasons for chamber membership include the business exposure you gain from involvement, the opportunity to brand and promote your business along with the information and educational benefits. Chamber membership also provides your business and employees the opportunity of community involvement and the chance to support activities that encourage economic growth in Tuscarawas County
What is the best way to get the most from my membership with the Chamber?
Our most satisfied members are those who attend meetings and events, and who use the Chamber as a resource. The Chamber is the perfect place to make contacts with potential new customers for your business or profession.
We understand that our employment may not always provide the time to attend many events. Any employee from your business is able to attend on your behalf. So whether you participate actively or not, your investment in the Chamber works for your business.
What is your IRS Tax Status?
We are a 501-(C)- 6 organization under the Internal Revenue Service codes. The chamber is a not-for-profit organization but not a tax-deductible charity organization, such as United Way, Community Hospice or Rainbow Connection.