Chamber Policies

RESERVATION POLICY/CHAMBER POLICIES:
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Paid Event – Reservations Policy:
We are required to confirm the exact number of reservations in advance of any event.  Final reservations, cancellations, and special dietary requests must be made by 12 noon on the Friday before each Chamber Meeting/Event/Program by registering on the event section of the Chamber website www.cfchamber.com  Payment in full also must be made by the above reservation deadline.

Event registration refunds:
Requested refunds will only be given before the posted event deadline.

Event Payments:
We accept cash, check, VISA, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover.

Pre-Paid 6-Pack Lunch Cards:
Reservations are required for all luncheon meetings.  Simply use the 6-pack option when making your online reservation.
This card is Non-Refundable and expires 12 months after the purchase date.

Event Misc.

  • No shows with RSVP for any meeting or event will be invoiced with a $5.00 surcharge.
  • A $35.00 fee will be charged for all returned NSF checks.
  • Please note all Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce events will be photographed/videographed and published/printed/distributed on the Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce website, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter pages and used in all Cuyahoga Falls marketing materials and advertisements that will be distributed and printed.

Guests:

  • Luncheons:
    Non-Member Guests may attend the Monthly Luncheon Meetings as a guest one time at no charge and one time as a Non-Member at the $30 rate before joining the Chamber. (This is for first time guests only. Only one representative from a non-member business may attend as a no charge guest. Additional guests may pay the $30 non-member rate to attend.)
  • Falls After Five Receptions / First Friday Networking on the Go Receptions:
    Non-Member Guests may attend each event two times before joining the Chamber.
  • Goldmine Referral Group Meetings:
    Non-Member Guests may attend each (different) Goldmine Group one time before joining the Chamber.
  • Special events are by invitation only.

 

 Free Event –  Reservations Policy:
We are required to confirm the exact number of reservations in advance of any event.  Final reservations, cancellations, and special dietary requests must be made by 12 noon on the Friday before each Chamber Meeting/Event/Program by registering on the event section of the Chamber website www.cfchamber.com  Payment in full also must be made by the above reservation deadline.

 

Photos/Videos Publishing Policy:
Please note all Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce events will be photographed/videographed and published/printed/distributed on the Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce website, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter pages (and all other social media outlets) and used in all Cuyahoga Falls marketing materials and advertisements that will be distributed and printed.

 

Fundraiser Policy for the Cuyahoga Falls Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Inc.
The Cuyahoga Falls Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Inc. recognizes and values the youth of our community as future business leaders and encourages higher education and professional development by means of Chamber Scholarships. We raise money through various fundraisers to support our scholarship program. It is our policy as a scholarship fundraising organization to allow for one additional outside opportunity in a calendar year in which we are the named organization on a liquor permit for another organization to raise funds for our scholarship program.

HARASSMENT AND SEXUAL HARASSMENT

The Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce (“CHAMBER”) is committed to maintaining a work environment that is free of discrimination. In keeping with this commitment, we will not tolerate unlawful harassment of CHAMBER employees, CHAMBER Members, or CHAMBER Volunteers by anyone, including any supervisor, manager, co-worker, vendor, client, contractor, customer, Officer, Board Member, Committee Member, CHAMBER Member, CHAMBER Volunteer, or other regular visitor to the CHAMBER.

 

Unlawful harassment consists of, but is not limited to, unwelcome conduct, whether verbal, physical, or visual, that is based upon a person’s protected status, such as sex, color, race, ancestry, national origin, age, disability, religion, genetic information, or other legally protected group status. The CHAMBER will not tolerate unlawful harassing conduct that affects tangible job benefits, that interferes unreasonably with an individual’s work performance, or that creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working environment. Such unlawful harassment may include, for example, jokes about another person’s protected status, kidding, teasing or practical jokes directed at a person based on his or her protected status.

 

The prohibited conduct also includes, but is not limited to: (a) epithets, slurs, negative stereotyping, or intimidating acts that are based on a person’s protected status; and (b) written or graphic material circulated within or posted within the workplace, that shows hostility toward a person or persons because of their protected status. The term “workplace” includes any location where CHAMBER employees, CHAMBER Members, or CHAMBER Volunteers, Officers, Board Members, Committee Members, or other regular visitors of the CHAMBER are engaged in CHAMBER business.

 

Sexual harassment deserves special attention. Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other physical, verbal, or visual conduct based on sex constitute sexual harassment when (1) submission to the conduct is an explicit or implicit term or condition of employment, (2) submission to or rejection of the conduct is used as the basis for an employment decision, or (3) the conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working environment. Sexual harassment is conduct based on sex, whether directed towards a person of the opposite or same sex, and may include explicit sexual propositions, sexual innuendo, suggestive comments, sexually oriented “kidding” or “teasing,” “practical jokes,” jokes about obscene printed or visual material, and physical contact such as patting, pinching or brushing against another person’s body.

 

All CHAMBER employees, Officers, Board and Committee Members, Members, and Volunteers are responsible to help assure that we avoid harassment. If you feel that you have experienced or witnessed harassment, you are immediately to notify the Chamber CEO. If you are unwilling to or uncomfortable with reporting to the CEO you may also report to the President of the CHAMBER or any Board Member.

The CHAMBER forbids retaliation against anyone for reporting harassment, assisting in making a harassment complaint, or cooperating in a harassment investigation. If you feel you have been retaliated against, you are immediately to notify the CEO or, if you are unwilling or uncomfortable with reporting to the CEO, you may alternatively report to the President of the CHAMBER or any Board Member.

 

It must be understood that our CHAMBER not only has employees, but also receives the benefit of the many hours our Volunteers, Members, Committee Members, Officers, and Directors devote to our programs. Harassment of any type by one Member or Volunteer, when directed toward another Member or Volunteer in the setting of CHAMBER work, be it a committee meeting, at a CHAMBER event, or in any other CHAMBER-sponsored activity, whether formal or informal, in any location whatsoever, is similarly offensive, and is similarly prohibited.

 

The CHAMBER will investigate all complaints of harassment thoroughly and promptly. To the fullest extent practicable, the CHAMBER will keep complaints and the terms of their resolution confidential. If an investigation confirms that a violation of this policy has occurred, the CHAMBER will take appropriate, corrective action, including discipline up to and including immediate termination of employment, or termination of CHAMBER Membership, Committee Assignment, Board Position, or Volunteer status.

 

 

PRIVACY POLICY

General Statement of Privacy

The Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce respects the privacy of its members and of those who visit this site. Subject to the provisions of applicable laws, any information you submit to the Cuyahoga Falls Chamber will not be used in any manner to which you have not consented. While the Cuyahoga Falls Chamber does analyze its web site logs to monitor the flow of traffic and make improvements to the site’s content, its web site logs are not personally identifiable, and no attempt to link them to individual visitors to the site is made.

Personally Identifiable Information

We do not collect Personally Identifiable Information about you on the Cuyahoga Falls Chamber web site without your knowledge or action. Your information is collected through webforms concerning membership, products and services, e-news registration and/or event registration forms. This information includes, but is not limited to, your name (first and last), company name, company address, phone number, fax number, e-mail address, and credit card information.

Third Party Use of Personal Information

The Cuyahoga Falls Chamber web site contains links to other Internet web sites. Unless otherwise explicitly stated, we are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such web sites, including such sites’ use of any information.

Security

You understand and agree that “perfect” security does not exist anywhere, including on the Internet. When you send credit card information, we encrypt this information between your computer and our server. Other information you send to this site, including email messages, will not be encrypted unless we advise you otherwise. Our web site is protected by a firewall and monitored for security.

Merchant Services

You may be able to access certain information related to third parties at this site, or via links, banner ads or clickthroughs from this site, regarding the goods or services of third parties. You understand and agree that your access to or use of those services is a matter entirely between you and the associated third parties, and the Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce shall have no liability whatsoever for any such access or use.

Legal Disclaimer

This provides information designed to help users cope with their own legal, business, financial, and other needs. This information is not the same as retaining experts in those fields for advice. Although we go to great lengths to ensure the information is accurate, we strongly recommend you consult an expert, including but not limited to a lawyer, accountant, financial services consultant, or other professional as appropriate. Nothing contained in this web site is to be considered as the rendering of legal, financial, professional or other advice for specific cases, and users are responsible for obtaining such advice from their own legal, financial or other counsel. The information contained on this site is intended for educational, background and informational purposes only.

Notice to Parents or Guardians

We want to help you protect your child’s privacy. We encourage you to talk to your children about safe and responsible use of their personal information while using the Internet.