Clermont Chamber of Commerce Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation, was established for the purpose of delivering capacity building activities including leadership development, organizational development, asset development, and community linkages through education/training programs, events, and other charitable acts.
We believed Peter Drucker when he said “The only things that happen naturally in organizations are friction, confusion, and under-performance. Everything else requires Leadership.”
So our focus is LEADership …leadership across a lifetime. “We call it the LEADership Continuum.”
LEADers are not born, they are developed. No matter your age or experience we’ll teach you how to LEAD your way and how to translate those skills into your organization – businesses, social services organizations, schools, government entities, faith-based organizations, and families.
Find out more, here ->LEAD Clermont Academy
Salute to Leaders is an annual program from the Clermont Chamber of Commerce Foundation that honors both individuals and businesses throughout the community for their contribution to Clermont County.
In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15th as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15th falls, as National Police Week. Established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962, National Police Week pays special recognition to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others.
For over 30 years the Chamber of Commerce has partnered with law enforcement agencies to present the Clermont County Law Enforcement Appreciation Banquet to show our thanks for the tremendously good acts performed by our police and citizens that are not always publicized. This commitment is because we understand that law enforcement is critical to the health, safety and general welfare of everyone in our community.
The Work Readiness Initiative of the Clermont Chamber of Commerce Foundation is a collaborative effort of business and community leaders who partner with educators to prepare students to be “work ready” through signature programs developed and presented by the Clermont County business community. Programs include speed mentoring, one-to-one mentoring, business leadership teams, speakers Bureau and experience-ships.
Golf for Kids is our annual golf outing that supports the Work Readiness Initiative through the Clermont Chamber of Commerce Foundation. Each year, hundreds of golfers gather to spend the day on the links and help fund a great cause.
The KLiCWOW project is an innovative approach to early childhood learning that seeks to maximize the opportunities for learning that young children can experience during this period of rapid brain growth.
Free tablets for kids. That’s the vision. KLiCWOW support’s Clermont County’s Agenda For The Future goals for Lifelong Learning: to see that every child enters kindergarten prepared for success in school. Since December, 2016, KLiCWOW has provided free tablets and WOW Pouches to over 500 Clermont County kids.
The Clermont Chamber of Commerce sees its mission as the advancement of the community's overall quality of life.
The Clermont Chamber of Commerce hosts a number of events and seminars each year, whether you are just starting your business or experienced. There are topics for you!
“I am very happy with my membership with the Clermont Chamber. I enjoy the discounts on medical insurance and also the networking events are a great way to meet people and promote my business.”
“I have been involved in the Clermont County Chamber for the past three years. My involvement with the Chamber has helped develop professional relationships to build my business. I feel that the Chamber allows me the opportunity to meet individuals from many different industries. If you are interested in growing your business or looking for a way to get involved in your community the Clermont County Chamber is a great place to start.”
“From the seminars for developing leaders and business growth to recognizing local businesses and individual contributions, the Clermont Chamber of Commerce continues to further the business interests of our community by providing programs and services that are vital for the future economic development of our county. The Work-Readiness program and Golf for Kids event are two examples of how the Clermont Chamber gives back and supports local youth. It’s important to me that where I am spending my time aligns with my personal and professional goals. The Clermont Chamber of Commerce offers me the opportunity to network with like-minded professionals who want to see our county thrive.”
“The Clermont Chamber of Commerce has opened many doors for the Clermont County DD. Not only do we have the opportunity to build relationships with businesses who employ individuals with disabilities from our program, we also get the chance to participate on Chamber committees. The potential to meet new business contacts and gain support for our agency is phenomenal. Our hats are off to the Clermont Chamber of Commerce!”
The Clermont Chamber has been a great resource for me personally and professionally. Before I started working in this part of town, I can say that I had rarely ever set foot in Clermont County and I grew up my whole life in the Cincinnati area. I decided to get involved with the Chamber so I could learn more about this community. Since I attend many of the events and volunteer on numerous committees, I have met so many great people. I am only one of many insurance agents that is a member of the Chamber,and I have received a lot of leads from different people in different industries. But the pleasant surprise is I have also received many leads from some of the other insurance agents with whom I have formed a great relationship. When it comes to Chamber membership, you will always get back what you put into it.
First and foremost, I want to thank everyone at the Chamber for your help, support and just flat out the level of excellence you all brought to us at ribbon cutting ceremony. We are so beyond grateful for all that you did at the event and leading up to the opening.
Secondly, I just want to express how unbelievably impressed everyone was and is with all that the Clermont Chamber is and does. I received sooo many compliments in regards to the Chamber during the event from those that have been unfamiliar. There is absolutely no doubt that none of this would have been possible without your involvement. It’s exciting the be leading the state in a new model of health plan delivery and I get the feeling this is just the beginning.