The Wadsworth Area Chamber of Commerce

Striving to Stimulate Economic Growth, by Providing a Voice for the Business Community of Our Membership


All of us in our personal lives have a tool or two at home that we use only occasionally. We have it because of a need that arose at one time or another, and we invested in the tool to satisfy the need. Even it is never used again, it adds to our peace of mind to know that it is there when we need it again.
Your Wadsworth Area Chamber of Commerce, to an extent, is like that tool. Some may use it regularly, while others need it on an irregular basis. Isn’t it nice to know that it’s there if and when you need it? Your membership investment makes it possible for our Chamber to exist, however often and whenever you need it.
Your Wadsworth Area Chamber of Commerce is working hard to keep Wadsworth a vibrant business community, which offers the unique opportunity to enjoy a small community life, with access to a growing business base. We are always here to help you understand what your Chamber offers, and how to use your membership to the fullest advantage. We hope you will be a “regular user” of the Wadsworth Area Chamber of Commerce, and that your membership adds to the value of your business.



Wadsworth Area Chamber of Commerce


Heat Things Up with Home Depot and

El Rincon Mexican Grille

Wednesday, November 20
5:00-8:00 p.m.

Wadsworth Chamber is hosting a free home clinic all about strategies for winterizing your home at the Wadsworth Home Depot located at 1155 High St, Wadsworth. The clinic includes advice from Jim and Larry on energy savings, preventing drafts, keeping pipes from freezing, pipe repair and that all driveway salt is not the same. Snacks will be provided and prizes will be given out during this clinic.  After the clinic, we are invited to El Rincon Mexican Grill (located in the same plaza) for some complimentary delicious Mexican food.


Small Business Saturday is an annual holiday that celebrates small business and encourages consumers to shop locally at the start of the holiday shopping season. The holiday aids small businesses by drawing attention to their importance in our economy. It also helps customers who want access to unique products and experiences in their community, and local economies that benefit from successful small businesses.

Thanks to Heather Taylor, Glitter Girl Media, and Jenny Young, SHE Did It Videography, Wadsworth’s Small Business Saturday is extra special with #smallbutmighty – a t-shirt fundraiser benefiting The Children’s Center of Medina County.

 Once again, we are at that time of year when the Wadsworth community truly shines.  At the beginning of this festive holiday season, the Wadsworth Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to present the 9th Annual Come Home for the Holidays Shop Local program. We are always astounded by the generosity and holiday spirit of our local businesses in helping us grow this event every year and we are looking forward to our biggest event ever!   

With the support and sponsorship of the Wadsworth Post Newspaper, shoppers are once again asked to save their receipts from purchases in the 44281 Wadsworth zip code for the entire month of November. Then, during the first week of December, (December 2-6), the Wadsworth Public Library hosts a receipt exchange – one raffle ticket for one receipt. Finally, on Saturday, December 7, the prizes are displayed at Summa Health Center, Founder’s Hall Cafeteria so that the community may place their raffle tickets for those items they would like to win. 

Previously, the prize drawing was held at Central Intermediate School in downtown Wadsworth. We’ve outgrown the facility! Summa Health Center, 195 Wadsworth Road, Wadsworth, has generously offered to host the prize drawing. Also, they are hosting a free family Breakfast with Santa before the prize drawing. 

We realize this is a lot of information so here it is in a simpler form:

November 1-30

Shop in the 44281 zip code and save your receipts.

December 2-6
Bring your receipts to the Wadsworth Public Library. Receipts must be issued from the 44281 zip code; at least $5 spent for each receipt; 10 receipts accepted per store.

Hours for the receipt exchange: Monday-Thursday, 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.; Friday,10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
If you are unable to attend the prize drawing day, place your tickets at the Library for gift card prizes.

Gift card prizes will be mailed to the winners. 

December 7 – Summa Health Center Founder’s Hall

8:00-10:00 a.m. – Free Breakfast with Santa – First Floor of Founder’s Hall

9:00-10:00 a.m. – Preview of prizes – place your tickets for the prizes you would like to win –
                             Second Floor Cafeteria of Founder’s Hall
10:00-11:00 a.m. – Prize drawings, drawn by Mayor Robin Laubaugh

Everyone in attendance receives a special raffle ticket to win one of five $50 cash prizes, donated by Advanced Insurance Designs, Inc. Once again, Tom Stugmyer, Wadsworth Community Radio, will broadcast the prize drawing event live.

Come Home for the Holidays is truly a heart-warming community event, bringing together many people and businesses – The Wadsworth Post, The Wadsworth Area Chamber of Commerce, the Wadsworth Public Library, Summa Health, the City of Wadsworth, Advanced Insurance Designs, Inc., many area businesses, gracious volunteers, and an engaged community to make it all happen. So, save those receipts and then come out to enjoy a wonderful holiday event, created especially for the entire Wadsworth community.


The Wadsworth Area Chamber of Commerce was incorporated on January 12, 1954. Through the years, it has taken a strong leadership role in helping the business community prosper, and remains committed to bettering the entire community.
Business educational workshops, collaboration and partnerships with the City, community organizations, and the other Medina County Chambers, work together on the development and coordination of business and community events. We enhance community togetherness and engender a spirit of small town life.



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