Why Join the Chamber?

Membership has Tangible Benefits for YOUR Business!

 

REFERRALS
The Chamber receives thousands of inquiries annually, and when people call the Chamber office or request information through the Chamber website about local businesses, only Chamber members are referred.  This service ensures that your business has an edge over your competitors.

ADVOCACY
The Chamber plays an active advocacy role,  representing the business community’s interests in the halls of government.  As a member of the Chamber, you have direct access to local, state and federal decision makers through Chamber representation.  The clout of a unified business voice on local and state issues shapes the business environment of the future...be heard!

WEB SITE LISTINGS
All members are listed on the Chamber’s website, www.fultonmontgomeryny.org, and have the benefit of a free hyperlink to their own site from the Chamber’s, as well as a mini web page that can be updated and personalized to that business.  There is an opportunity for Chamber members to list job postings for their businesses, as well as “Hot Deals” that can be accessed by anyone visiting the Chamber site.  The Chamber’s website enjoys an average of 275,000 hits per month, with a higher number of visits during the summer months...and the site is being accessed by people across the country, and across the globe.

NEW CONTACTS
Monthly networking opportunities and seminars are the perfect way to meet new contacts and expand your business.

ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITIES
You are invited to advertise in our newsletter mailed to more than 1,300 contacts monthly, on our websites, or in the annual membership directory delivered to thousands of Chamber members and community residents.  Donations are always needed for many Chamber-sponsored events.  This is a great, cost-effective way to promote your business.

FREE PUBLICITY
You are invited to submit articles about your business for publication in the Chamber’s Newsline to tell more than 1,300 contacts what you have to offer.  In addition, the newsletter is posted electronically on our website for added exposure for our member businesses. Brochures can be displayed at our office and at the Vail Mills Visitors Information Center.

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Sponsoring Chamber events is the perfect opportunity to advertise your business to Chamber members and the community as these events are heavily publicized, promoted and attended.

HEALTH INSURANCE
The Chamber's health insurance partner, Bouchey & Clarke, offers a variety of health insurance plans that can fit the needs of any employer or employee. Plans and contact information are listed in the Membership tab, under health insurance.

COMMUNITY MARKETING
Promote your business through our Visitor’s Guide, Calendar of Events, maps, “Livability of Fulton Montgomery Region, New York" quality of life magazine, Chamber web site, tourism website, relocation packets, and many other publications and Chamber programs.

EVENTS
The Annual Dinner, Staff Appreciation Day Luncheon, Sports Award Banquet, Student Recognition Breakfast, Business & Industry Council Breakfasts and Luncheons, Fulton County Scholarship Golf Tournament, ‘Bet on Fulton County” Raffle, Business After Hours -- these are just a few of the many great events that you may enjoy as a Chamber member.  Some of these are free and are available ONLY to Chamber members.

REPRESENTATION
Not all businesses who join a chamber are necessarily active members, but all are important.  When it comes to representing the needs of the business community, there is indeed strength in numbers.  Chambers of Commerce also benefit the communities they serve--on a small scale, by providing events, services, and in a larger sense, by promoting the growth and vitality of the local economy, the foundation of every community.


These are just a few of the myriad of benefits that come with being a member of our Chamber...let us tell you more!  Call us at (518) 725-0641 or e-mail membership@fultonmontgomeryny.org.