The most important benefit you will receive from joining the Chamber is the opportunity to network with other business people from your community. You'll be able to expand your business through contacts made at chamber events. Chamber members regularly host informal gatherings where businesses come together to exchange ideas, create relationships, network, and of course to socialize.
Additional member benefits include:
Insurance: Chambers are designed to not only increase your business, but also to save your business money! Your chamber membership places you part of a much larger group which increases your buying power in the area of health care. There is no question healthcare is expensive. However, when you work with a CIT agent, you have the buying power of not only your local chamber of commerce, but also an alliance of 80 chambers of commerce across Connecticut and Massachusetts. You can receive customized plans with the small business in mind. These plans are designed to save your bottom line while maintaining a high quality of care.
Online Member Profiles: The Bradley Regional Chamber of Commerce maintains a very active website, with many visitors each day!! You will have the opportunity to highlight your business by being listed in our Member Directory, having your own profile page on our website and by having a link back to your website.
Community Events: We participate in community events. By becoming involved with the chamber, you increase your visibility within the community.
Economic Development: The chamber works on behalf of its members together with the Windsor Locks and East Granby Town Offices to improve the quality of living and working in this area.
Business Growth: We work with other business organizations and other chambers on issues relevant to the region and the state including the TVCA.
Cost & Obligations: Annual membership dues are $135 per year
Technically, other than payment of the annual membership fee, there are no obligations. However, like most organizations, the more time and effort you put in, the more you can expect to get back in return.
As a result we're particularly interested in members who plan to become actively involved in the chamber. We're always looking for venues to host our Business After Hours meetings, or for volunteers to help organize various chamber events such as the Annual Meeting, the Business Expo, or the Golf Outing.
You will also be added to the Chamber's membership directory, and will receive all future e-blasts weekly e-mailings.
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Q: Why should I Join The Bradley Regional Chamber of Commerce?
A: Becoming a member of the Bradley Regional Chamber of Commerce will provide you with opportunities to grown your business through a variety of networking and community events. The Chambehr will also help you promote your business through various medium such as our Chamber web site, newsletter, and the Annual Membership Directory. You will also be listed on our online directory and receive a information about a variety of other optional ways to promote your business through our membership database.
Q: What does it cost to become a member of the Bradley Regional Chamber of Commerce?
A: Membership dues are based on the number of full time employees in a business. Our rates are one of the most reasonably priced in the area. For a business with 1 to 5 employees, the annual fee is $100. View our dues structure for further information.
Q: What are the advantages of being a Chamber member?
A: The Chamber offers networking opportunities throughout the year, both within our own chamber and with chambers from surrounding towns. The chamber provides a strong voice with the town government on issues that affect our businesses. We offer involvement in community activities such as the annual Fuel Fund Drive and the Main Street Beautification project. Your business is listed on our web site and linked to your e-mail and web addresses. Chamber members are eligible for discounts on insurance. Learn more!
Q: Can I get health insurance through the Chamber of Commerce?
A: We are pleased to offer our members Aetna, one of the highest rated insurance companies in the country. Contact the Chamber and a qualified broker will return your telephone call with helpful information.