Benefits of Membership

Networking

Make Connections!

Fun @ Five:  our monthly gatherings, in a casual setting designed to encourage meaningful connections.

Annual Picnic:  our traditional summer gathering that is all about fun, and raising money for Chamber scholarships and charities.

Bonus Membership:  automatic free membership in the Greater Worcester Chamber of Commerce as part of your annual fee.

Referrals:  contact us and we’ll help you make connections with relevant peers and businesses.

Community Business Associates (CBA):  the Chamber’s official networking and referral group.

Promotion

One primary goal of the Chamber is to assist our members in making their businesses more successful.  As such, we offer several ways for promotion within our membership, and outside to a public audience.

Website link:  every member receives a free listing on the Chamber’s site.

Tourism:  listing on the specialized tourism website, in the tourism brochure, and numerous advertising opportunities.

Spread the word:  your brochures and business cards can be distributed at the Info Center at no charge.

Certificate of Export:  free validation for members.

Event listings:  free on our website(s) and via the Chamber’s e-newsletter.

Advertising opportunities:  reasonably priced ads in the Chamber’s e-newsletter reach members and non-members alike.

Sponsorship opportunities:  raise your business profile at our many events.

Directory listing:  free listing in the Greater Worcester Chamber’s directory.

Ribbon cuttings:  coordinated by the Chamber with government officials; a great PR opportunity.

Develop Skills

The Chamber offers many opportunities for our members and their staff to develop new skills and increase their marketability.

Learn:  increase business knowledge.

Seminars:  periodic professional seminars designed to build skills you can use.

SCORE:  free business planning, mentoring and counseling services from experienced professionals for both existing companies and start-ups.

Leadership opportunities:  expand your and/or your staff skills by serving on one of our vital committees.

Business Resource Assistance Center:  direct access to 20 federal, state and local business development agencies at the Worcester Chamber office.

Advocacy

Your Chamber is a prominent voice in all our member towns, on behalf of you and the entire business community.  There are also many ways to influence your community government.

Crossroads:  bi-weekly e-newsletter distributed to all members, legislators, town officials, and libraries.

Legislative connections:  your gateway to important legislators - through our direct relationships with key officials, and intimate luncheons.

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