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Providing You with Solutions

Get your easy reference to maximize your membership and understand all of the valuable resources available to you as a Chamber member.

Download Guide to Membership for more details.

 

Increase Credibility

Demonstrate credibility to customers and partners. According to The Schapiro Group, consumers are 63 percent more likely to buy from a business that is a member of a chamber of commerce. Two-thirds of consumers believe that such companies that are chamber members use good business practices, are reputable, care about their customers and are involved in the community. If consumers know that a small business is a member of its local chamber, the business enjoys:

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

When you join the SJC Chamber, you’ll receive a membership plaque to display and a virtual membership plaque to display on your website.

 

Gain Visibility

Receive a listing in the Chamber Online Membership Directory, with a link to your website. You can be included in as many as two directory categories at no charge. In fact, local chambers are the number one place people go to when searching for information on a community.

Your company information is included on the membership roster, distributed to fellow member businesses upon request and available for purchase.

As a new member, we’ll include your information in the chamber magazine. If you have newsworthy items that you would like publicized, the Chamber offers a variety of communication vehicles to promote your information, including chamber magazine, ChamberWire enews, South Bend Region enews and our social media networks. View the Guide to Membership for more details on Chamber communications.  

 

Gain Leads Through Networking

Including all of our affiliated programs, we have nearly 100 events on the calendar to connect with other member contacts throughout the year, including morning, lunch and after hours’ events. View the Events Calendar.

 

Receive Savings

Save money by participating in Chamber affinity programs.

Emarketing Savings through Constant Contact

Google Street View Inside

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Personality Assessment for Effective Communications

Office Depot Office Supply Program 

Prescription Savings Program

Chamber Jobs Board 

 

Have a Voice

There is strength in the Chamber’s 1,000-plus member businesses. We provide a unified voice for business in our region, setting legislative priorities and accomplishing what a single business doesn’t have the resources to do on its own. 

 

Access Resources

Get a free membership list to use for your marketing purposes. Additional, detailed lists are available in spreadsheet formats, for nominal fees. The Chamber produces helpful resources for your use including the Commercial Construction Activity Report, Business Expansion and New Investment Report, Top Employer List, Visitors Guide, St. Joseph County Map and Certificates of Origin.

In addition, you have access to our affiliated programs like South Bend Region-the Chamber's economic development efforts, covering South Bend, Mishawaka and all of St. Joseph County (South Bend Region is the Lead Economic Development Organization for St. Joseph County); Visit South Bend Mishawaka—the destination marketing organization for St. Joseph County; Young Professionals Network South Bend—geared for young professionals, ages 21-39, in the South Bend Region; and internSJC-the Chamber's internship program, helping businesses develop and connect with interns. South Bend Region is also the leading investor in Michiana Partnership, the area's multi-county regional economic development organization.

 

Post Your Events

Chamber member businesses can post upcoming events. If a nonmember business attempts to post, that business will be declined.

 

Post Your Job Openings

Exclusive to Chamber member businesses only, you can post your job openings in the online SJC Jobs Board.

 

Market Your Business

In addition to membership lists and other business lists available to member businesses only, you can also market your organization further by advertising in SJC Chamber communications, website and sponsoring events and programs—exclusive to members. 

More Info on Marketing Your Business through the Chamber  

 

Receive Assistance for Ribbon Cuttings

Let us help you celebrate your new business or new location. We will publicize your grand opening in our ChamberWire enewsletter and website, invite the Ambassador team and bring along our official “grand opening,” oversized scissors. Photos will be taken and provided to you for your use. We’ll also use the photos in our various communication pieces, as appropriate. Contact Paul Laskowski for more information.  

 

Make an Impact

Your investment in the SJC Chamber allows us to address critical business and community priorities. Your investment not only helps your business but also has a tremendous impact on the community. 



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