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Membership entitles you to business-supporting resources

Our Chamber of Commerce serves over 430 members and continues to grow in numbers ranging from sole proprietors, small businesses, home businesses, corporations, farms and non-profits operating in Schuyler and neighboring counties.  As a member of the Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce you will receive tremendous benefits! From free event participation, to advertising co-ops, to member-to-member discounts, to marketing to the masses, education and much more…it absolutely makes sense for you to join forces with us!

Do you have a start-up business idea, need help developing key relationships to help your start-up business become successful, need social media marketing services for your small business or other small business marketing services?  You’re not alone in your search, and we are happy to connect you to our services and other local resources! Call today for more information: 607-535-4300.

Click here to download our Member Application

Here are the TOP 10 - our top ten reasons why you should join our team:

  1. Referrals: Our tight-knit, experienced staff knows its members well and can easily, accurately, and enthusiastically refer potential business your way!
  2. Customizable landing page: Your customizable landing page on our website has the potential to attract the nearly half a million visitors to our website annually – use it to its fullest potential! Need help? We offer complimentary tutorials!
  3. Grand opening and milestone celebration services: We host ribbon cuttings to celebrate the opening of new businesses and help mark major milestones for existing businesses. We maximize the potential of these events by leveraging our strong slate of media contacts and stellar event marketing capabilities. Contact Abby Lane for details.
  4. Educational opportunities: Brush up on old skills and learn some new ones! The educational opportunities we offer are varied and have real-world relevance, including an annual leadership conference, small business think tanks, periodic professional trainings, quick tips, and more!
  5. Unique networking opportunities: Like many Chambers, we host monthly mixers. But we also have a number of other networking opportunities including a business expo, various standing committees, and much more.
  6. Complimentary marketing opportunities and a marketing help desk: With your membership, you gain access to a trusted, in-house marketing professional. Want to reach our social media followers? Need help deciding which advertising is right for you? Wondering where to start when it comes to marketing your business? We can help!
  7. Member-to-member discounts: Support local business by doing business with Chamber members – and save money in the process! Member-to-member discounts reward you for doing business with fellow members. These discounts also offer another way to market your business to loyal, business-minded Chamber members. It’s a win-win!
  8. Support Services: Our office is staffed with experienced professionals. We are here to listen to your problems, but more importantly – we will help you find a solution! 
  9. Information sharing services: 
    1. We are a well-known source of information – both locally and regionally. We can share your press releases, your events, your announcements, and more courtesy of our carefully nurtured connections and various marketing channels.
    2. We are also active on social media (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter). We post every day, at least once but often more than that, and we feature regional events, area attractions, and specials and offers presented by our members. Please share your news with Stephanie Specchio.
    3. We publish a weekly electronic newsletter (the NHC) that is shared with members and friends and we publish a monthly printed newsletter that is sent to member organizations. Please share your news ideas with Stephanie Specchio.
  10. Your bottom line is top of mind! We know that owning a business is no small feat – it takes time, energy, and money... often times, lots of money. So we work hard to make your membership work hard for YOU.

POWER IN PARTNERSHIP

The Chamber’s intent is to nurture and sustain a thriving, growing business climate. Our members join us for many different reasons, but primarily they join because they want the Chamber to bring them more business. Our member benefits are wide-ranging, from promotion to networking to educational opportunities, and more!

Sign up for our email list! Get the latest news and updates each Monday morning here!

Download our Member Benefits listing here to help ensure you are maximizing your membership!

Download our 2021 Chamber Events Calendar here for a complete listing of the member-focused events we host throughout the year.

Download our Marketing and Sponsorship Opportunities here! More advertising opportunities for members can be found here

Click here for a thorough summary of the Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce and the many ways it supports its member businesses, residents, municipalities and the many visitors we host each year. 

Ready to join? You can find our downloadable Membership Application here, or complete your application online.

 

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