Ten Benefits of Being a Chamber Member

Networking

Need additional business contacts? The Chamber holds monthly networking events so members can meet and exchange ideas, develop business relationships and increase their professional network. Learn more about our Business After Hours networking events.

SouthCoast Electric Power Group

Interested in saving on your power bill? Chamber members in our energy co-op program save about 10-20%* on their electric bill when compared to non-members. The SouthCoast Electric Power Group is your answer to saving more and spending less on your energy costs.

Member Discounts

Looking to increase your sales? Chamber members can take advantage of our Member Discount program that offers exclusive discounts to the thousands of employees of our 1,000 member businesses. Learn more about how to offer a discount to Chamber members and drive business to your company.

Marketing and Advertising

Need to connect with potential customers? Our marketing options such as our monthly e-newletter, website and bimonthly publication can position your business as a proactive business and community leader. Research shows that 44%* of consumers are more likely to think favorably of Chamber involved small businesses and 63% are more likely to purchase goods or utilize services from the company in the future. Learn more about connecting with the thousands of employees of our 1,000 member businesses.

Referrals

Looking for potential customers and leads? The Chamber can help. Each day the Chamber receives phone calls and emails from potential customers looking for businesses that can help them with specific goods or services. We can only recommend Chamber member businesses when we receive a referral request. In addition to the thousand+ telephone calls and walk-in inquiries, this year our online business directory will receive over 54,000 hits. Let us send customers who are ready to buy to your business.

Export Services

Are you a local exporter? Whether you are just starting to export your products or have been in the game for some time, our in-house specialist from the Massachusetts Export Center can help you open markets and navigate a profitable course of action. Get connected with the state’s leading provider of export development services.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Need to engage a new target market? This year Chamber events will attract more than 7,000 attendees and more than 1,700 business people will read each edition of the Chamber newsletter. Chamber members maintain top-of-mind awareness for their products and services by sponsoring one of our highly promoted business events. Find out how your business can benefit through our sponsorships.

Southeastern Massachusetts Alliance of Chambers

The SouthCoast Chamber has assembled a group of nine chambers into a legislative alliance, the purpose of which is to speak with one voice on Beacon Hill and in Washington on issues of importance to the business community. The Alliance operates on a consensus model, weighing in on important issues when there is complete agreement among the member chambers of a position. The Alliance prepares an annual agenda to support business community and to promote a business-friendly public policy environment.

Greater New Bedford Connecting Activities Partnership

Do you need qualified interns for temporary or seasonal positions and projects? Our Connecting Activities Partnership gives Chamber members access to a cost-effective workforce and the opportunity to enhance your community image by contributing your expertise to the educational enterprise. Find out how you can provide meaningful internships to local high school students.

Committees & Taskforces

Looking to position your company as a business leader? How about heightening awareness of your business and enhancing your public profile? Chamber members can get involved with our committees to build connections, raise their professional profile and affect community change. Learn more about our special events committees, Ambassadors Committee and Government Affairs Committee.