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The Waynesville Area Chamber of Commerce is an organization of people interested in working together to make our community a better place to live, work and play.  Our mission statement is:

"The Waynesville Area Chamber of Commerce is working to advance, protect and preserve the civic, economic, business
and individual interest of the Waynesville area."

The Waynesville Area Chamber of Commerce currently has 230 members and is guided by a Board of Directors, elected by the Membership. Organized in 1969 as a non-profit organization, the Chamber operates within adopted by-laws. An Executive Director is hired by the Board of Directors to coordinate the many programs and events of the organization, plus the day-to-day business management of the Chamber.




Sue Blair
Waynesville, OH 45068


Angie Woody
Waynesville, OH 45068

Recording Secretary

Laura DeRamus, Canada Goose Gallery
Waynesville, OH 45068

Treasurer Lonnie Schear, Lebanon Citizens National Bank
Waynesville, OH 45068
  Rick Whitaker, Peoples Bank
Waynesville, OH 45068

Lauren Lepley, Etselle
Waynesville, OH 45068

  Pat Dubbs, Wayne Local Schools
Waynesville, OH 45068

Jenny Francis
Waynesville, OH 45068


Jamie Gabbard, Comey & Sheperd Realtor
Waynesville, OH 45068

  Adam Konen, Konen Landscaping
Waynesville, OH 45068

Angie Woody, Mary L. Cook Library
Waynesville, OH 45068

Past President Heidi Miltenberger
Fields Family Enterprises
Waynesville, OH 45068

Executive Director

Dawn Schroeder
Waynesville, OH 45068

Chamber Office Secretary
Contact for Sauerkraut Festival

Barbara Lindsay
Waynesville, OH 45068

Membership Benefits

Business Directory

A business directory is available to you at no cost, in the form of a 3-ring binder with current Member listing.  This book will be maintained and updated for our Members.

Workers Compensation 

The Chamber offers an impressive array of savings tiers that may lower your annual premiums up to the state maximum discount.  Call today to obtain a free, no-obligation savings analysis.  Julia Hall Account Executive.

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5500 Glendon Court
Dublin, OH 43016

(800)837-3200, Ext 51576 toll free

Health Care Insurance

We have Southern Ohio Chamber Alliance (SOCA), the following benefits may be available to you and your employees:

Please call Matt Appenzeller at 937-395-4533 for more information.

Member Referrals

When individuals or businesses call the Chamber for referrals, we recommend our Chamber members.

Chamber Newsletter

You will be informed about business issues and events by reading our bi-monthly newsletter.  Call the Chamber office about advertising opportunities here and placing a coupon or advertisement.  Also, if you have an article to pass along to the membership, we would be glad to have it included in the newsletter.

Mortgage / Refinancing

Lebanon Citizens National Bank

C/o Lonnie Schear

P.O. Box 495

Waynesville, Ohio 45068

NB&T Financial Center

C/o Rick Whitaker

826 Franklin Rd

Waynesville, Ohio 45068

Chamber Information Center

You will have access to the Chambers Information Center, which consists of county brochures, pamphlets, maps, rack cards, discount coupons, and a paid staff that promotes all of our membership.

Publicity and Advertising

Open new doors with unlimited publicity.  Receive publicity photos for Ribbon Cutting and grand openings are an excellent tool to get the word out about your business.  Your free listing in the business directory and the Chambers web page will also expand your business exposure.  Advertising opportunities are available in the Chamber newsletter, business directory, and the Ohio Sauerkraut Festival Program.  Our display rack is available for your literature as well as sponsorship opportunities during the year.

Web Site Services

Your business will be listed free on the Chamber's web site.  Your web site may be linked to this listing with a link from you page at no cost to you.  Consider this venue of showcasing your business.  Our site receives a substantial number of hits per month.

Warren County Convention & Visitors Bureau

You may receive increased business stemming from the efforts of the Warren County Convention & Visitors Bureau, for which the Waynesville Area Chamber of Commerce serves as a Tourist Information Center.

Ohio Chamber of Commerce

You will have the opportunity to attend special events sponsored by the Ohio Chamber of Commerce of which we are a member.  There are also many seminars available to you at the One-Stop Center as a result of your membership with us.  You may contact Karen Whittamore at Workforce One of Warren County at 513-695-1525.

Member to Member Benefits

Take advantage of discounts offered to our members by other Chamber business members.

Networking Opportunities

Meet potential customers, make vital contacts and learn from the knowledge of other successful professionals.  The Chamber will hold four membership meetings annually as either breakfast meetings, business after hours, picnic or evening dinner meetings to give you these opportunities.

Tax Deduction

Your dues investment may be a tax deduction as an organizational dues, and necessary  business expense - consult your accountant to confirm.

Banking Opportunities

Lebanon Citizens National Bank offers free investment consulting and estate planning and when you open a checking account, you receive your first year off a safe deposit box (small) $20.00 value.

Economic Development / Business Incentives

The Waynesville Area Chamber of Commerce participates in the united effort to enhance our business growth by being members of the Waynesville Merchants Association, and Maintaining Old Main Street Committee.  The Chamber also works closely with the Village of Waynesville, Wayne Township, Corwin, and Harveysburg.  

You may request these items by clicking on comments button below or by calling the Chamber office at (513) 897-8855.

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Chamber Information

The Waynesville Area Chamber of Commerce was formed in 1969 and currently has 285 members.  Joining the chamber or renewing your membership is an investment in the future.  It helps you keep in touch with the Community.   It also provides you with an opportunity to work with your neighbors to keep the quality of life we enjoy.

The Chamber's fiscal year is January-January.  Please remit your payment no later than March 15.  Dues are determined by the following employee structure:

1 - 10 Employees $ 100.00
11 - 50 Employees $ 125.00
51 - 100 Employees $ 175.00
101 - 300 Employees $ 275.00
301 - 500 Employees $ 500.00
500 + Employees $ 1,000.00
Associate Membership for individuals, couples, non-profit organizations $ 35.00

If you would like to receive a membership application and benefit information, please e-mail us at dawn@waynesvilleohio.com.

Click here to view and print the membership application form.  Membership Application 2014 

Chamber Activities

The Waynesville Area Chamber of Commerce is a very active chamber sponsoring a number of activities each year:

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Waynesville was awarded the Red Carnation Award in 1998.  This award, sponsored by the Ohio Development Association, recognizes communities for their outstanding efforts in community and economic development.

The Ohio Sauerkraut Festival
Christmas in the Village
Candidate's Night
Business Beautification Awards
Business Person of the Year Award

For more information on any of these activities, please contact us below.

Waynesville is a desirable place to live for any age, with its rolling hills and friendly people.   Centrally located between Dayton and Cincinnati, access to interstates is just minutes away.

In 1999, Waynesville was named one of the 'Most Walkable" communities in the country by Walking Magazine.

For those that like a more spooky nature,   Waynesville is the 'Most Haunted Town" in Ohio - complete with ghosts and ghost stories!

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Waynesville Area Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 281, Waynesville, Ohio 45068
dawn@waynesvilleohio.com  (e-mail)

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