Associate your business with one of the oldest and most recognized brands in the world. The term “Chamber of Commerce” dates back 400+ years. We receive a large amount of business inquiries each year either via phone, mail, email, or our website. A 2012 study by the Schapiro Group revealed that when consumers know that a business is a member of the local Chamber of Commerce, they are 49% more likely to think favorably about the business and 80% more likely to buy from them. Many members of the community consider Chamber of Commerce membership to be a sign of a reputable, solid business. We always refer our members.
People do business with people they know! Grow your business by taking advantage of the many networking opportunities the Chamber provides for cultivating and maintaining valuable business prospects and relationships. Look on the website for upcoming events.
3. The Chamber provides your business an affordable marketing platform
Whether it is the advertising, marketing, or referral opportunities; you can’t find this much exposure for the cost of membership. With a Chamber membership you receive discounted advertising (online, newsletter, tourism guide). You also can list any news, promotions or events on the Chamber’s website (Member News).
4. Get KNOWN on NorthCentralMass.com
The Chamber offers its members the opportunity to promote their business on its online business directory. The site has become a go-to resource for area business information, averaging more than 5,000 page views per month. Available features range from basic business information to videos and visual tours based on Chamber membership level. Membership has its benefits, and this is one you will not want to miss out on!
5. Professional Development
Each month, the Chamber has opportunities for members to attend training sessions, workshops and seminars that will help your business succeed, such as sales, marketing, QuickBooks, social media, networking, business counseling, and more.
6. Member Only Services
You have access to member-to-member discounts, member pricing to programs and events, free Certificates of Origin, free prescription discount program. The Chamber also provides assistance with Ribbon Cuttings including assistance with public relations, providing ribbon and ceremonial scissors. List employment openings on the job postings page.
7. Alternative Lending
You have access to small business loans to grow your business that can be used for gap financing, leasehold improvements, inventory, and purchase of new or used equipment.
8. Health/Dental Insurance
Dedicated health insurance administrator to assist you with your health care questions and plan options.
Our staff, Board, Government Affairs Committee are deeply involved in many key decisions benefiting community businesses and, therefore, your business. The Chamber is your advocate in local and state government and works closely with elected officials to create economic prosperity and enhance the quality of life. As your partner, the Chamber works to minimize the legislative and regulatory burden on your business, and foster a sound economic environment in our county and state. We speak as a unified voice for the business community to elected and appointed officials. As a member of the Chamber, gain access to decision makers and get involved in business issues that impact your business and community.
10. Economic Development
Investing in the Chamber helps our region promote quality growth that adds new businesses and consumer customers for your business. The Chamber actively works with local schools, colleges and universities to provide local business owners with skilled, qualified employees.