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Welcome to the Richland Area Chamber

For more than a century, the Richland Area Chamber & Economic Development has supported economic development throughout the Mansfield, Ohio, and Richland County area and offered valuable benefits to its membership.

The Chamber is a member-based organization, and area businesses and organizations are invited to learn about joining our efforts. Membership is a win-win situation. We rely on the support of our members to continue our efforts in economic development, business advocacy and membership services, thereby supporting and improving your business. As an added bonus, the Chamber provides quality services that give each of our 1,000+ members a competitive advantage!

When members take advantage of the numerous value-added benefits that Chamber membership provides, their membership is often paid for many times over!

Membership Makes Sense

You will not find a better investment value for advertising and promoting your business than membership in the Richland Area Chamber. Each member is unique in their reasons for belonging to the Chamber. Whether it’s increased exposure through the printed and online community guide, networking, health plan and workers comp savings, or member discounts, you will quickly see why Chamber membership is a wise business decision.

In 2023, the Richland Area Chamber & Economic Development was honored to receive the following awards:

CCEO Outstanding Chamber of the Year for chambers with 600 members.
One of three finalists for the ACCE Chamber of the Year Award on a national scale.
Our Richland Works project earned us the prestigious OEDA Marketing and Communications Award.

These accomplishments reflect our commitment to excellence and dedication to fostering economic development. Thank you for your continued support in making our community thrive.


Our Mission

The Richland Area Chamber promotes business success.

Be a leading advocate and catalyst for economic and business success in the Mansfield, OH and Richland County Area.

We provide business assistance

Provide quality services that give each of our members a competitive advantage.

Enhancing the value of our communities

Enhance the value of our communities as places to live, work and invest.

Grow Your Business

There’s more to Richland County, Ohio, than a highly skilled workforce, and leaders who promote a business-friendly culture, but that’s a good place to start.

Standing Up for Business

The Chamber team knows the issues, the legislative players and how to advocate on behalf of our region.

Strength in Numbers

Join more than 7,500 small businesses with 1-50 employees who save on their health benefits. Medical Mutual partners with the Richland Area Chamber & Economic Development and the Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE) to offer you and your employees the same great benefits that large corporations do. For a fully integrated benefits package, we also offer dental, vision and life and disability products to cover all of your employees’ needs.

Sterkel Park Project

In 2019, a group of citizens came together to design and construct a park within Richland County that will be accessible for all, free of charge. This all-inclusive park will include barrier-free equipment, trails, pavilions, and exercise equipment. A funding campaign is underway now to raise $5.4 million to cover the cost of the new all-inclusive park. Already, $2.7 million has been donated. See how you can help!

Mark Hess

Barrett Thomas and the Richland Community Development Group has really helped our company grow through the years. They have directed us to establishing a strong vision for our future growth, expansions and improving our profitability. They guided us to retain grants that have helped us with our new building projects. Along with directing us to grow our company through the Coronavirus Pandemic timeframe. This was a very tough time for us and they did an incredible job helping us stay focused and growing. Thank you for your leadership in our community.

Mark Hess

Jay Allred

Working with the staff at the Chamber has been nothing but a pleasure. Their willingness to collaborate and think big for Mansfield and Richland County is exactly the attitude the organization needs to have to succeed.

Jay Allred
Publisher / Richland Source

Ann Downs

I can think of many ways that the Richland Area Chamber has benefited us. We have seen the largest benefit by taking advantage of the many quality networking opportunities they offer. We have also developed some lifelong business and personal relationships through that networking.

Ann Downs

Lewis Sanderow

OhioHealth’s mission is to improve the health of the communities we serve. Our partnership with the Richland Chamber has allowed us to further our mission by providing opportunities to connect with community members and organizations that are an integral part of this work.

Lewis Sanderow
Senior Director of Marketing & Communications / OhioHealth

Renee Steinmetz

Our membership in the Chamber has helped me to meet and become friends with other business professionals. I recommend that any business consider joining the Chamber as it offers many opportunities that any business, but especially a new business, needs to succeed.

Renee Steinmetz
Business Development Officer / Sutton Bank

Neil Hamilton

Joining the Richland Area Chamber was one of the most important decisions we made when we started our business many years ago. The networking and advertising opportunities have been vital to the growth and success of our business. I can’t think of any organization more dedicated to the success of small business.

Neil Hamilton

Ashley Wise

Being a Richland County Chamber of Commerce Ambassador has been one of my most important community involvement activities. Prior to joining the team of Ambassadors, I did not truly realize just how much the Chamber does for our community. They make all their members and guests feel included and welcomed at all events and treat all Ambassadors like part of their Chamber family. I have met so many small business owners within the community that I would have not otherwise met, due to my involvement with the Chamber. Being an ambassador has allowed me to make connections with other referral and networking-based professionals within the community. I am looking forward to continuing my ambassadorship with the Richland County Chamber of Commerce in 2020!

Ashley Wise

Mike Bradley

The Economic Development team has helped Edge Plastics' expansion immensely, doubling our manufacturing capacity. Thanks for all you do to push economic development.

Mike Bradley

Ready to Take the Next Step?

Our Value Added Benefits are superb, but above all, community support is the most important reason to join the chamber, because your membership supports the Chamber’s efforts to improve the business environment in Mansfield, OH and the Richland County area. When the community improves, everyone wins!

Thank you to our
Catalytic Leader Investors

Alumni Roofing Co
Avita Health System
Charter Next Generation
Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center
Edge Plastics
Hamilton Insurance Group, Inc.
Jay Industries
Newman Technology
RV Wholesalers of Northeast Ohio