The North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce will be holding an aggressive New Member Campaign on September 27 and 28, 2016.  This new member campaign will include reaching out to over 3,000 businesses in the region that are not yet benefiting from Chamber membership.  The campaign will include a mailed invitation and personal phone calls from business leaders in the region encouraging them to join the Chamber.

Doug Petersen, President & CEO of Workers’ Credit Union and Immediate Past Chair of the Chamber’s Board of Directors will chair this special campaign.  In addition, nearly 60 business leaders have volunteered to help recruit new members to the Chamber by sharing information about their positive experiences and the many benefits of Chamber membership.

“The Chamber is an important element in the fabric of the community and has a tremendous impact supporting the local business community,” said Doug Petersen, Chairman of the 2016 New Member Campaign.  “This is a great opportunity to tell our story and give the Chamber’s financial and membership efforts a solid boost.”

The Chamber provides numerous services for members, including networking and professional development, free and low cost marketing, health and dental insurance, as well as government affairs and economic development programs to encourage a positive business climate for the region.

In addition, the Chamber’s New Member Campaign will feature several “join now” incentives for businesses and organizations that enroll with the Chamber, including free advertising, web site listings, admission to Chamber networking programs and more.

Highlighting the campaign will be a two-day, three-session phone-a-thon at the Chamber’s offices on September 27 and 28.  Volunteers will be competing for bragging rights as the top recruiter and some great prizes including overnight trips, gift certificates to restaurants and stores, and much more.

The Chamber’s New Member Campaign is sponsored by Heat Trace Products.  Supporting sponsors include S.J. Mullaney Engineering, Inc.; Mercadante & Mercadante, P.C., CPAs; and HealthAlliance Hospital.  In addition, media sponsors for the Campaign include the Sentinel & Enterprise; Leominster Champion; Worcester Business Journal; WPKZ 105.3 FM, Worcester Telegram & Gazette; AdviCoach; and FATV.

Businesses interested in joining the North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce should contact should contact Jeff Ardis, Manager of Member Services and Business Development at (978) 353-7600, x234 or via email at Or download and print our Why Join Now Flyer and mail it to Jeff Ardis 860 South Street, Fitchburg, Ma 01420.