Chamber membership offers a wide variety of meaningful benefits to your business and your employees, but did you know it's also an effective business strategy?
A national survey* of 2,000 adults reveals that being active in a local chamber of commerce is an effective business strategy because two-thirds of consumers believe that such companies use good business practices, are reputable, care about their customers, and are involved in the community. If a company shows that it is highly involved in its local chamber (e.g., is a chamber board member), consumers are 10% more likely to think that its products stack up better against its competition.
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Affinity Programs: NVCC members offer substantial savings when you take advantage of our Programs.
Corporate Benefits: As a corporate member of the NVCC, each employee of your company is eligible for the benefits listed below. Please contact any Chamber staff person (at 781-769-1126) for further information about each offering.
Member-to-member discounts: Over 100 chamber members currently offer special discounts to other NVCC member businesses and their employees.
Industry-specific Alliances: It's very likely that there are chamber members who work in the same industry as you do. Take advantage of an industry-specific alliance to discuss the issues pertinent to your business.
Networking Opportunities: The NVCC offers a wide variety of opportunities to network with other area business people. There are networking opportunities throughout the month, in the morning, at lunch hour, and after hours. Additionally, there are a variety of additional special events throughout the year. (See Calendar of Events)
Group rates for health insurance: As a Chamber member, you are entitled to group rates for several health insurance plans.
MSBDC Advising: The Massachusetts Small Business Development Center is an excellent free resource for members. Through the MSBDC, entrepreneurs can receive excellent, confidential business counseling and advice with meetings held at the NVCC office.
Referral Exchange Network (REN Groups): REN Groups are where you can increase sales and grow business through the passing of qualified business referrals. Develop and solidify personal business relationships in this structured networking environment. Only one profession allowed per group.
S.C.O.R.E.: SCORE is a nationwide network of more than 11,200 volunteers who provide free and confidential small business advice. SCORE has 389 offices across the country, plus many branch offices including the one in Norwood at the Neponset Valley Chamber of Commerce.
Ribbon Cutting: A ribbon cutting ceremony is a fantastic way to launch a new business or service. You'll enjoy the benefit of press releases, NVCC website exposure, and the opportunity to meet other NVCC members.