Ten Benefits of Being a Chamber Member
To better inform businesses of all the benefits they receive by being a member of the Chamber, we have launched a new awareness campaign. A series of short emails are being sent to Chamber members over a six-month period. Each email will list a direct benefit of being a member of the SouthCoast Chamber of Commerce. Be on the lookout for these emails and learn about everything your Chamber membership has to offer.
We will be adding each benefit to this list once the email has been sent. If you would like to add any of your employees or potential Chamber members to the email list, please click here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Support Employment Network
Looking for dependable employees who are committed to getting the job done? Chamber members can access the Supported Employment Network, a program that provides work search assistance and support to people with disabilities. Find out how to hire employees with strong work ethics and unbounded enthusiasm for the job they perform.
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.