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Welcome to Ravenna!

The Ravenna Area Chamber of Commerce welcomes you to Ravenna, the seat of Portage County. Located in the heart of Northeast Ohio, Ravenna plays a vital role in Ohio's business and industry growth. Ravenna captures that small town spirit in it's thriving city center. The Ravenna Chamber is composed of business and professional people working together to make the Ravenna area a better place to conduct business as well as a great place to live and work.

The Chamber, Past and Present

The Ravenna Chamber of Commerce got its start in 1907, when business leaders recognized the need to promote and market our community.

Back then, Ravenna's population was nearing the 5,000 mark needed to attain "city" status. Industry and businesses alike were prospering in Ravenna, a community some believed stood poised to become the "most advantageously located shipping point in the state."

In 1914 the "Board of Trade" gave way to the current Ravenna Chamber of Commerce, with 135 charter members, many of which had been active in the Board of Trade.

One hundred years later, the Chamber of Commerce remains 150 members strong and maintains an active presence in the community. While many of the original members are gone, the mission of the Chamber remains - to promote and market the Ravenna Area for the betterment of the community.

Our Mission:

"To serve, represent and be the leading advocate for the business interests of its membership in ways that enhance the environment of the business community, and the quality of life and well being of residents and visitors"

The Ravenna Area Chamber of Commerce exists:

  • To provide programs and services to the membership that will add value and assist the membership in meeting the needs of their customers;
  • To promote and support business, commercial and industrial development in the City of Ravenna and Ravenna Township area;
  • To lead and unify other civic and community organizations to continually work together with out governmental officials to improve the business environment and the overall quality of life in the City of Ravenna and Ravenna Township.
The Chamber, composed of a Board of Directors, staff and members, work through various committees to accomplish these tasks.

Contact Information

The Ravenna Chamber of Commerce Office is located on Main Street in historic downtown Ravenna.

We welcome you to stop in and visit us at:

135 East Main Street

Or call us at:

330.296.3886