Member Benefits

Google Small Business Supplier Diversity Program

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on April 21, 2015 in Announcements , Business Tips , Member Benefits , News
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Google Small Business Supplier Diversity ProgramOur Small Business Supplier Diversity program is designed to connect more minority-, women- veteran- and LGBT-owned small businesses to opportunities within Google, while helping them grow on the web. Our program supports Google’s unique procurement structure, where all Googlers are empowered to make purchasing decisions based on their specific needs.

Get more details on the Google Small Business Supplier Diversity Program 

 

Exclusive Costco Wholesale Membership Offer

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on February 6, 2014 in Member Benefits , Member News , News
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Not only does Costco offer the highest quality product at the lowest possible price but also offers FREE business product delivery.

Please contact Natalie Roellig for membership details and exclusive chamber incentives.
w360mkt03@costco.com

Trident Technical College Announces Hiring Of New Recertification Lab Manager For Boeing Facility

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on December 17, 2013 in Member Benefits , News
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Trident Technical College Announces Hiring Of New Recertification Lab Manager For Boeing FacilityDec. 16, 2013 … The Trident Technical College Division of Continuing Education and Economic Development is pleased to announce the hiring of Stanley Johnson as the recertification lab manager. Johnson is responsible for managing and leading recertification activities at Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner production facility in North Charleston.

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Saturday, July 27th is Berkeley County Day at the Charleston RiverDogs

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on June 17, 2013 in Community Events , Member Benefits , News
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Saturday, July 27th is Berkeley County Day at the Charleston RiverDogsSaturday, July 27th is Berkeley County Day at the Charleston RiverDogs.  You can get discounted tickets if you click on the link and enter the password.

Website link:  http://cr1.glitnirticketing.com/crticket/web/gpcaptcha.php

Password:  bcc13

 

2012 Schapiro Study on Chamber Membership

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on December 12, 2012 in Member Benefits , News
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Chamber Membership is Effective Business Strategy

2012 Schapiro Study on Chamber MembershipA national survey* of 2,000 adults reveals that being active in a local chamber of commerce is an effective business strategy because two-thirds of consumers believe that such companies use good business practices, are reputable, care about   their customers, and are involved in the community. If a company shows that it is highly involved in its local chamber (e.g., is a chamber board member), consumers are 10% more likely to think that its products stack up better against its competition.

Major Impact on Small Businesses

Small businesses represent the largest segment of most local chamber membership rolls, and the study indicates that chamber membership has consistent and powerful benefits for small business members. If respondents know that a small  business is a member of its local chamber, the business enjoys:

  • 49% increase in its consumer favorability rating
  • 73% increase in consumer awareness
  • 68% increase in its local reputation
  • an 80% increase in the likelihood that consumers will patronize the business in the future.

* The study was conducted by The Schapiro Group, an Atlanta-based strategic consulting firm. It was commissioned by the American Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE), in cooperation with the Western Association of Chamber Executives. The study was sponsored by Insperity, a Houston-based company that provides human resources and other business services to more than 100,000 businesses nationwide.

 Vertical Market Impacts:

Restaurant Franchises

When consumers know that a national restaurant franchise is a member of the chamber of commerce, they are:

  • 68% more likely to eat at the franchise in the next few months
  • 15% more likely to report knowing a lot about the franchise
  • 58% more likely to eat at the franchise more often
  • 37% more likely to think favorably of the franchise.

Among consumers who do not eat at the franchise so often, those who are aware that the franchise is a member of the chamber are 33% more likely to hold favorable opinions of the franchise. Among consumers who hold less favorable opinions of the restaurant franchise, those who are aware that the franchise is a member of the chamber are 65% more likely to eat there in the coming months.

Automobile Manufacturers

When consumers know that an auto manufacturer is a member of the chamber of commerce, they are:

  • 21% more likely to have a favorable opinion of that company
  • 31% more likely to consider purchasing their next car from that company

Among those who have ever considered buying a car from a particular auto manufacturer, chamber membership leads to a 44% increase in consumers’ likelihood of purchasing a car there in the future.

Insurance Companies

When consumers know that an insurance company is a member of the chamber of commerce, they are:

  • 29% more likely to report knowing a lot about the company
  • 36% more likely to think favorably of the company
  • 36% more likely to consider buying insurance from it.
  • Among consumers who hold less favorable opinions of the insurance company, those who are aware that the company is a member of the chamber are 25% more likely to consider purchasing insurance from it.

Among those who have not considered purchasing insurance there in the past, chamber membership increases that likelihood by 37%.

 

2012 Buy Local Campaign

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on October 31, 2012 in Community Events , Member Benefits , News
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Shop a qualified Berkeley Chamber member business or Berkeley County business between 11/1/2012 and 12/17/2012 for a chance to win $1000.
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Why Should I Join My Local Chamber of Commerce?

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on June 13, 2012 in Featured , Member Benefits , Member News , News
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What Is A Chamber Of Commerce?  What Does It Do?  How Does It Function?

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Employee Benefits

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on October 29, 2011 in Member Benefits
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When your business joins the Berkeley Chamber, your employees become members as well! You and your employees are entitled to the full range of Chamber resources, all designed to help grow your business while providing endless professional development and networking opportunities with top influential leaders representing over 500 local, state, national and international companies and organizations.

Website Benefits

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on October 29, 2011 in Member Benefits
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Reach thousands of potential customers through the Chamber website. Members have their own company page attached to the chamber website which they can update as often as they like. The Berkeley Chamber website attracts over 71,000 hits per month from local, national and international web traffic.

Development Opportunities

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on October 29, 2011 in Member Benefits
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Join us for monthly business and personal development opportunities. From area council’s, workshops, seminars and business mixers to premier events such as our Salute to Small Business, Legislative Luncheon, Teacher of the Year, Economic Forecast, and Annual Meeting, we keep you informed of the latest business trends, hot topics and new technologies.

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