Member Benefits & Opportunities Guide
We are pleased to present to you the 2015 Member Benefits & Opportunities Guide. This one simple booklet serves as a resource for all of your membership and sponsorship needs.
We secure our events and programs one year in advance, and we hope that you will take a few minutes to take a look and place these events on your schedule. Some of our members are looking for increased brand recognition, business publicity or to simply support the activities of the Chamber. We would love to work with you in partnering with us to sponsor an event or program.
Board Room Usage
Central PA Chamber members may reserve the Board Room, free of charge, on a first come first serve basis. The Board Room may be used for meeting and training purposes. Refreshments and meals may be brought in and we encourage our members to utilize other member’s services.
Central PA Chamber members or businesses who build a new facility are encouraged to hold a groundbreaking ceremony (at no cost to the member) prior to construction. Members who wish to host a ceremony must simply contact Chamber staff to schedule a time and date.
The Chamber’s web site is a great resource for people seeking information about the Central Pennsylvania Region and draws over 4,000 new visitors per month. Members receive a free alphabetical and up to 3 categorical listings and a free direct link to your own web site. We can make this connection immediately once you become a member.
Chamber members are able to offer exclusive discounts or special promotions to other Chamber members to promote their business and to strengthen membership unity. There is no fee for members to participate in this program. For more info, click here.
Annual Awards Banquet
An upbeat gala held at the beginning of the year, recognizes the outgoing and incoming Chamber officers and directors, celebrates the work of committee chairs and volunteers, and honors the Chamber’s Volunteer of the Year, Business of the Year, Small Business of the Year, Business & Education Award, and the President’s Award recipients.
The Chamber offers a morning networking and orientation 4 times a year for new Chamber members and new employees of current member companies, to learn about the Central PA Chamber of Commerce. All members of the Chamber are invited to attend to meet new members or to refresh their knowledge of Chamber activities and benefits. Attendees have the opportunity to give a 28 second commercial about your company. The sessions are held from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. at the Chamber office and are free to members and their employees. Each Breakfast Briefing will begin with a breakfast buffet at 7:30 a.m. followed by a presentation at 8:00 a.m.. The program will end promptly at 9:00 a.m.. This event is limited to 30 people & Registration is required.
Business & Education Association Golf Tournament
More than 100 golfers participate in this relaxing, fun-filled event at a member golf course to show their support for the Chambers business and education programs. Lunch, goodie bags, contests and dinner are included in this special event that raises money for the work of the Chambers Business & Education Association.
Legislative Breakfasts provide an opportunity for Chamber members to meet our Federal, State and County Elected Officials and to hear about issues affecting the community and specifically the business climate. These events draw area business leaders as well as local municipal officials.
Make professional contacts in an informal setting at an Open House. Hosted by members for members and guests, this is a great way to promote your business and develop long-term relationships while having fun. Our Chamber maintains the “small town” warmth and hospitality that makes our membership friendly and approachable. host one of these events at your business and we’ll take care of all the promotions.
The Chamber offers an afternoon networking and orientation 4 times a year for Chamber members and their employees and for prospective new members. Refresh your knowledge of Chamber activities and benefits or come and meet our new members. Attendees have the opportunity to give a 28 second commercial about their company. The sessions are held from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Chamber office and are free to members and their employees. Each PM Exchange will begin with snacks and refreshments at 3:00 p.m. followed by a presentation at 3:30 p.m.. The program will end promptly at 4:30 p.m.. This event is limited to 30 people & Registration is required.
Our Chamber members receive free notary services at our Office located at 30 Lawton Lane in Milton. Appointments for this service are suggested.
Pennsylvania Chamber Insurance
Offering customized innovative benefit programs for businesses of every size and individuals, Pennsylvania Chamber Insurance provides a complete spectrum of coverage solutions for Chamber members.
Multiple medical plans from nearly every major carrier in the state and a complete line of optional specialty coverages provide the choice of programs best for employers, employees and families.
To learn more about the PA Chamber Insurance family of companies, please visit www.pachamberinsurance.com, or call 800-755-3021.
Contact the Chamber if you have questions about this service.
Publications, Lists and Information
Brochure Rack Display
Members are encouraged to display, free of charge, promotional materials such as business cards, brochures and announcements at the Chamber as the office is regularly visited by information seekers.
Certificates of Origin
Our Chamber members receive free legal certification on exported goods at our office located at 30 Lawton Lane in Milton. Appointments for this service are suggested.
Black and White Copies
No fee for the first 5 copies. $.15 per copy over 5 copies.
Demographic & Economic Profile
This profile information is taken from the Center for Workforce Development & Analysis and includes information pertaining to the Central Pennsylvania Region. There is no fee for Chamber members.
There is no fee for Chamber members.
Members are entitled to free business listing in this professional business directory. As a member, you get an alphabetical listing and up to 3 categorical listings.
There is no fee for Chamber members. This list contains contact information of all current Chamber members.
The Chamber is often the first place that tourists and new arrivals inquire about a map of Central Pennsylvania. Display advertising is available on the map. More than 10,000 free maps are distributed annually, make sure you have some for your office or business.
The Chamber receives hundreds of calls every year from people seeking local products and services. Membership puts your business on the tip of our tongues. We only refer Chamber members.
The Chamber works with local government officials in the region to make doing business in the Greater Susquehanna Valley the best it can possibly be.
State and Federal Government
The Chamber studies state and federal issues, takes positions that encourage economic well being in the Valley and effectively communicates the voice of the business owners to appropriate elected officials and government offices.
For no fee at all, the Chamber’s staff will help coordinate your ribbon-cutting. Whether you are a new member or an old one that would like to showcase their business, we would be happy to help publicize your important event.
The Chamber has a variety of sponsorship opportunities available to members. We offer flexible packages to meet the budget needs of all types of businesses. If you have not received a copy of the annual Event & Sponsorship Guide, please ask us to forward one to you.
The Chamber Report
Our monthly newsletter will keep you abreast of Chamber and community news. Your business will receive promotion upon joining and renewing each year. Opportunities exist for members to write a guest column or article promoting their business and/or products and services. The Chamber Report is printed as an insert in The Standard Journal on the first Saturday of each month and also mailed to all Chamber members.
Add a free flier insert to our monthly newsletter and reach 600 business leaders in the community. Provide us with the copies and we will be happy to insert them into our newsletter, The Chamber Report.
The Chamber e-Report
An electronic report distributed on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month. The Chamber e-Report is intended to give you up to date information about things going on with the Chamber and the members and is designed to be a quick read. It is not a duplication of the print Chamber Report.