Chamber Policies

COVID-19 Event Disclaimer/Policy – In-Person Waiver

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce and Cuyahoga Falls Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Inc. has taken the prescribed precautions and established appropriate guidelines when having in-person events or activities with our members/customers. The purpose of this disclaimer/policy is an acknowledgment of both the Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce / Foundation and individual participant’s understanding of the extended health & safety protocols in place at our chamber events/activities.

When attending in person Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce and Cuyahoga Falls Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Inc. events, as an attendee I agree to the following: In consideration of my participation in these Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce, I will adhere to social distancing guidelines and wear the required face coverings per the order of the State of Ohio.

Reservation Policies

Paid Events

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.

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/videoed 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.

Refunds

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

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.

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 Events

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.

Photography & Video Notice

When you attend a Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce event, you enter an area where photography, audio, and video recording may occur.  By entering the event premises, you waive all rights you may have to any claims for payment or royalties in connection with any exhibition, advertising, web, televising or other publication of these materials. You also waive any right to inspect or approve any photo, video, or audio recording taken by the Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce or the person or entity designated to do so by the Cuyahoga Falls Chamber of Commerce.  These photos and videos will be used in our marketing materials on the internet, print, TV, etc. You have been fully informed of your consent, waiver of liability, and release before entering the event.

Fundraiser Policy

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, 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.