Chamber membership gives instant credibility for a business, increasing chances of success. An independent study conducted by the Shapiro Group in Atlanta cites that 63% of consumers are more likely to buy from Chamber Members. We provide a number of tools and benefits including:
Identification As a Chamber Partner – Be recognized immediately as a member of this progressive business organization by the membership plaque and window decal we provide.
Membership Directory - Listing in this annual publication is a vital part of your membership package. Each year, hundreds of our directories are distributed through our Chamber office to other businesses, newcomers and current residents.
Website - Your chamber membership lists you automatically in our directory on our Chamber website (statesboro-chamber.org). You may also link your website and provide information on your business, your location and hours of operation on this listing at no charge. The Chamber can provide you statistics on the number of times a member search has resulted in showing your business name and information.
Business Promotion - Members are encouraged to provide the Chamber with business cards and business information for display in the Chamber office and for staff to use when responding to consumer inquiries.
Business Referrals – We are often asked by various interested parties to supply names of businesses/services in our area. Our staff policy is to offer those businesses and organizations that are Chamber members. We now notify our members through an instant email (e-referral) when such calls are received and their business is referred.
Networking - Make new contacts and create opportunities to expand your business by meeting new potential customers through committee involvement and member activities such as Business After Hours, ribbon cuttings, grand openings and other member celebrations.
Publications - As a standard part of your membership package, you will receive "The Business Bulletin," our weekly newsletter, via e-mail. The Business Bulletin keeps you informed of Chamber happenings and opportunities. The Business Bulletin is a members-only benefit. To view a sample of a past bulletin, please click on the link below:
Member Portal and E-Marketing - Through our new member portal, you can post your "hot deals," job listings and events. Hot deals and job listings are viewed in this website. Events are viewed by members through their own member portals, though this site also lists community and Chamber activities.
Community Involvement - Volunteering for a Chamber committee affords you an opportunity to increase your profile by becoming one of its leaders. By helping the Chamber to set and update policy, programs, initiatives and more. It's your chance to help shape the Statesboro and Bulloch County of tomorrow and it helps your core business. See "Committees" for a list and description of activities.
Chamber Gift Certificates - Our popular Gift Certificate program, offered to all Chamber members at no charge, now has over 150 local merchants enrolled. Chamber members who would like to be on our Gift Certificate list should contact Roxanne Kibler at 489-9116.
Tax Deduction - Your investment in the Chamber may be deductible as a necessary business expense. Please check with your accountant.
Discounts-Your business can save 7.5% on your workers compensation by participating in the " Drugs Dont Work" Program. Disounts through Purchasing Alliance Solutions Inc. on your medical, life and disability ,dental and vision just for being a chamber member.
Participation in Special Events - Chamber members can participate in:
- Education Roundtables
- Past President's Scholarship Golf Tournament
- Agribusiness Tour and Ag Appreciation Dinner
- Eggs and Issues
- Annual Meeting
- Small Business of the Year Luncheon
- Star Student/Teacher Award and Dinner
- Existing Industry Roundtables
- Monthly Business After Hours
- Business Breakfast/Luncheon Series
- Vacation Giveaway Raffle
- Golf Ball Drop
- Special Events BBQ Dinner Fundraiser
Ribbon Cuttings, Groundbreakings and other Member Celebrations - Ribbon Cuttings and groundbreakings are offered at no charge to Chamber members for: (1) new businesses (2) new business location business.
Chamber Publications – Membership mailing labels, electronic memberships lists, and maps are among publications available at the Chamber.
Chamber Member Listings: