- Membership brings credibility to your business
- Increase your visibility and involvement in the community
- Grow your network
- Gain a voice in government
- Make business contacts
- Chamber events and programs
- Gain mailing list access
- Connect your business to the community
- Receive chamber printed & digital newsletters
- Acquire customer referrals
- Receive invitations to Events, Galas & Tradeshows
- Build strong relationships
- Increase your SEO
- Promotion and publicity for your business or organization
- Access to members-only discounts and services
Member Referrals – Did you know that when consumers know that a small business is a member of the chamber of commerce, they are 49% more likely to think favorably of it and 80% more likely to purchase from the company? We get many calls and website visitors seeking business service referrals and we want to refer you! Plus, we highly promote our saying "Chamber Members refer and do business with other Chamber Members".
Increased Exposure – Complimentary business listing on our website, as well as in our printed Business & Community Guide Member Directory distributed to over 3000 businesses and residents annually.
Discounted Events – Member Only discounted pricing for Chamber Events and Marketing Opportunities.
Networking Opportunities – Interested in hosting an open house at your site? Invite members into your place of business for a morning or evening gathering. You provide light refreshments – we provide the advertising!
Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies - Let us make your ribbon cutting a special event. We invite and advertise to all chamber members and the community.
Good Morning Uptown, Monthly Luncheon Meetings & Chamber After Hours – Members are encouraged to bring business cards & brochures for networking opportunities while making connections and building relationships.
Referral Groups – Group is exclusive and limited to one member per business type (ex: Realtor, Banker, Printer, Attorney, etc.). The purpose of the group is to refer business to one another. $25 annual fee
Business Education Training & Workshops – This series highlights a variety of business-related topics ranging from “The Art of Hiring & Firing” to “Writing a Business Plan and Living With It”.
Business Expo, Networking & Taste – Held annually this event provides members with the opportunity to showcase their business in a Trade Show atmosphere. Over 1,000 attendees to promote your business to!
Coffee & Commerce – Start the morning sharing your experiences in your business & community with our CEO and chat about how the Chamber can support you (limited to 10 attendees).
Online Business Directory – Customized Member Profile. You are encouraged to write a profile about the specialty of your business, add your logo, social media platforms and any photos or videos you want to share. This information is posted on our website online directory for members and web browsers alike. PLUS take advantage of our Volunteer & Job Board, Hot Deals and News Articles!
Membership Kickstart – Build Your Business with the Chamber. Learn how you can make your membership work for your business. We have gone through major changes over the past year. It's a whole new ball game! A fun staff focused on serving you, a great board of directors and a clear vision for MEMBER focused success and growth. Let us tailor the membership services, products and programs to fit your needs and desires.
Mentor Program – Your very own Ambassador to mentor you during your first twelve months of membership.
Weekly e-Newsletter – Receive weekly full of Chamber & Business Community News and Events.
Chamber Committees – Member only opportunities to participate on Chamber Committees and volunteer at Chamber events.
Complimentary Business Counseling – Provided by Hillsborough County Small Business Development Center.
Business Social Media Exposure – Member Recognition on all of our social media platforms.
Chamber Connection Printed & Digital Newsletter – A monthly publication distributed to 800 businesses. The newsletter is filled with information about business and business tips. Members are encouraged to submit articles, which share best practice ideas or share other items of expertise at no charge. New Member insert your first flyer in the Chamber Connection for Free PLUS an introductory article "Spotlight" all about you!
Business of the Year & Citizen of the Year Award Opportunity – Recognition and honor of our members that have demonstrated leadership, positive growth, development, and integrity in operation as a business, as well as a commitment to the community.
Member Only Discounts – Discounts offered for a variety of services to Chamber Members only.
Networking Women Luncheons – Opportunity for businesswomen to get together for networking, socializing and to make connections with other businesswomen every month.
Cards & Brochures – Display and distribute your business cards in the Chamber office. Our highly visible office receives interested visitors seeking referrals for business needs.
Young Elite Professionals (YEP) Networking – Opportunity for business individuals between the ages of 21-40 to get together for networking, socializing and to make connections with other young professionals every month. (Reminder: If you have a representative in the YEP age you would like to send from your business to represent you, do it!)