By Nick Frederick, Intern

The SouthCoast Chamber is beginning a new membership campaign reaching out to hundreds of businesses in the Greater New Bedford area. This membership campaign will be centered on personal phone calls from local business leaders, with the additional ability for new members to join online.

“If you are a business owner you owe it to yourself, your employees, your customers and your bottom line to seriously consider joining the SouthCoast Chamber,” said Chris Johnson, the chair of the Membership Drive and the Marketing Manager for SERVPRO of Dartmouth/New Bedford and SERVPRO of Marion/Middleboro.

Becoming a member of the Southcoast Chamber comes with many benefits, with additional value for those who sign up between now and September 21st. Businesses can benefit from incentives totaling up to over $5,000 dollars by signing up during this time period. These benefits include bonus media packages, social media promotions, group training seminars and free ad space and design. Alongside these perks, businesses who sign up will have all of the benefits of being a member of the Southcoast Chamber, which comes with monthly networking events, an electricity discount program, professional development opportunities and much more.

The core of the campaign will be a two-day, four-session phone-a-thon at the Chamber’s offices in Downtown New Bedford on September 11th and 12th. Volunteers will be competing for bragging rights as the top recruiter alongside prizes such as overnight trips, restaurant gift cards, and plenty more. The strength of this campaign is that these volunteers are members of the Chamber, and will be giving first person accounts as to what makes the SouthCoast Chamber a great decision for any business.

“The chamber has helped me grow my business, by constantly offering fun local events that allow me to connect with other chamber members, who I usually end up doing business with. The Southcoast Chamber has been integral to my success, and I highly recommend that any local business should join the chamber.” said Eric Miranda, the Retail Development Officer of First Citizen’s Federal Credit Union.

To join the SouthCoast Chamber or learn more about the benefits of joining, click here or call Ian Abreu at (508) – 999 – 5231 ext. 105.