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COSE Chamber Affiliate Membership & Benefits

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About COSE :

For over 40 years, COSE (Council of Smaller Enterprises) has protected and advocated for the small businesses in the region. As the region’s small business expert organization, COSE offers its members networking and educational events, advocacy on legislative and regulatory issues and cost-effective group purchasing programs. The programs and services COSE offers are designed to grow Northeast Ohio’s small business community successfully.

COSE provides a $150 discount for Lakewood Chamber members who wish to join COSE.

When you join your local Chamber of Commerce and COSE, you gain access to twice the benefits, support, resources and impact of joining both our organizations. With a dual membership, you strengthen your presence in your local community while supporting the economic development of the entire region.

To learn more about membership benefits, visit or contact the COSE Membership team at 216-592-2355 or


COSE is a non-partisan, member-driven organization that serves as the unified, collective voice of small business in Ohio. We are eager to work with you and to continue our collaboration with policymakers and key stakeholders to tackle the issues that stand between small business owners and their ability to achieve success. Through our Small Business Advocacy Action Center, events such as COSE Day at the Capitol, and COSE’s membership in the National Small Business Association (NSBA), COSE provides opportunities for its members to access policy makers and weigh-in on legislation.

To learn more about advocacy or get involved, visit or contact the COSE Advocacy team at 216-592-2222 or

Workers Compensation:

COSE’s Workers’ Compensation Program has saved over $9 million in premiums, provided legal representation at over 480 administrative hearings before the Industrial Commission of Ohio and provided over 1,000 hours of safety consultative services through the Safety Plus Program.

The COSE Workers’ Compensation Group Rating Program is designed to provide savings and ongoing consultative services related to your workers’ compensation program. Its benefits include:

  • Expert claims management
  • Pre-paid legal representation
  • COSE Safety Plus
  • Unemployment consultation
  • Advocacy

The COSE Workplace Safety Plus Program provides up to 15 hours of prepaid safety consultative services to help you maintain a safe work environment and OSHA compliance.

To receive a quote or learn more about managing costs, visit or contact the Workers Compensation Team at COSE  at 216-592-2351 or



As a dual member, you now have access to dramatically reduced utility rates for both commercial and residential enrollment through the COSE Energy program. In 2012, commercial businesses who participated in the COSE Electric program saved, on average, $650 annually.

To enroll in a COSE Energy program at your home or business, please visit or contact the COSE Energy team at 216-592-2205 or



For nearly 20 years, Group Transportation Services has been the preferred third-party logistics service provider for COSE Members. Whether you need help managing a single shipment or looking to outsource your entire supply chain, GTS is able to create a customized solution that is aligned with your company’s goals.   COSE Members save $1,177,254 annually by using GTS for their logistics needs through COSE.

To enroll in the program or to learn more about discounts, please visit or contact the COSE Member Services team at 216-592-2355 or


OfficeMax Workplace:

Using the Retail Connect Card, COSE Members can receive discounted office product purchases through OfficeMax Workplace, both online and in OfficeMax stores.  To receive your Retail Connect Card and learn more about the program, visit or contact COSE’s Member Services team at 216-592-2355 or