8 Reasons to Join the Chamber
There are many great reasons to join the New Castle County Chamber of Commerce and your membership investment will pay great dividends to you and your business. Here are just a few ways you can realize an immediate return on your investment.
Credibility - A nationally recognized research company, the Schapiro Group, has determined that consumers have a significantly more favorable opinion of a business, if they know the business is a member of the local chamber of commerce. The study also indicated that a consumer is 63% more likely to patronize a business if they know it is a member of the local Chamber of Commerce.
Networking - The County Chamber is famous for its business card and networking mixer program. Each month, we host at least two networking events. This is a proven way to meet potential customers and expand our business.
Seminars and Workshops - How can you keep up with the changing market trends, new regulations and business technology? The Chamber offers a series of dynamic and informative programs about topics that are critical to the successful operation of your business. All of our programs are discounted for Chamber members and held right at the Chamber’s headquarters.
Legislative Advocacy - To make sure that the voice of the business community is heard in the General Assembly, at County Council and in Washington the Chamber is an active participant in the legislative process. We take care of politics so you can take care of business. We work to promote free enterprise, expand our local economy, reduce government regulation and hold the line on taxes. The Chamber hosts a number of policy maker events to maintain a strong line of communications with our elected officials.
Health Insurance - One of the most difficult issues in operating a business in today’s challenging economic climate is affordable health insurance. The County Chamber provides assistance to its members companies through a cost effective group insurance program known as the Benefits Connection. For over 26 years, the County Chamber has been helping member companies control their health care costs.
Referrals - The Chamber gets hundreds of calls and emails requesting the names of local companies who provide products and services, and the Chamber makes thousands of referrals on behalf of our member companies. What a great way to expand your business.
Marketing Opportunities - The Chamber provides unique opportunities to member companies to advertise their products and services. Our website and our printed material are cost effective ways to promote your products and services to over 1,700 member companies. Our expanding member to member discount program will allow you to reach a well defined and loyal group of potential customers.
Supporting our Community - The Chamber is active in many community programs and encourages member involvement. New Castle County is a great place to operate your business but it is also a great place to live and enjoy many recreational opportunities.