Frequently Asked Questions
The Central PA Chamber of Commerce exists to help business and organizations succeed, thrive and grow. This is done through networking, marketing, referrals and many more ways. We pride ourselves in getting to know your business/organization and connect you to resources that will help you grow!
We do not have a defined “footprint” or coverage area. We can accept members from anywhere across the country, or world for that matter. Current members come from a variety of other regions and states. (Their types of business don’t necessarily require person-to-person interaction.) A bulk of our membership, however, is represented in Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder and Union counties.
No, you do not need to attend meetings. Are the events we plan beneficial – YES! However, we understand circumstances may not allow you to attend meetings and other events. We can help these members, too. Examples include: Member-to-Member Discounts, appearing in It’s Your Business the magazine and IYBTV, and taking online training courses.
The membership dues you pay, as well as any possible sponsorships or registration fees stay entirely with the Central PA Chamber of Commerce. Funds remain 100% local. We are not affiliated with any other Chamber or organization of any size or scope.
Yes, and we encourage it! All Chambers are independent organizations. Therefore, we all have different philosophies in how to assist businesses/organizations. You can also receive a first-year membership discount from the Central PA Chamber when you also belong to another Chamber, downtown organization or something similar.
We survey our members annually and are in regular communication with our members. This allows us to stay on top of issues important to the membership. We also have an Engagement Team made up of members that meet on a regular basis to discuss relevant member issues.