Chamber membership means access to customers and decision makers. It means savings, representation, visibility, solutions and results. Put the South Bend Regional Chamber, the most influential business organization in the region, to work for your business and employees.
Why Be an Investor?
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.
When you join the Chamber, you’ll receive a membership plaque and window decal to display, along with a digital membership plaque to display on your website.
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. Your company information is included on the membership roster, distributed to fellow member businesses upon request.
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.
Gain Leads Through Networking & Referrals
Including all of our affiliated programs, we have more than 60 events on the calendar to connect with other member contacts throughout the year, including morning, lunch and after hours’ events.The business directory also works for you 24/7, providing online referrals. 1.4M referrals in 2017; each member averaging 896 referrals each year.
When you invest in the Chamber, you have access to discounts and affinity programs to benefit you and your business. From savings on office supplies to discounts on prescriptions and emarketing savings, we offer opportunities for you and your employees to save money and work more efficiently. And, don't forget to post a chamber REWARDS offer to encourage people to patronize your business.
Have a Voice
There is strength in the Chamber’s 1,000 member businesses, representing more than 60,000 employees. 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.
Get a free membership list to use for your marketing purposes. Customized lists are available upon request. 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.
Post Your Events & Job Openings
Market Your Business
In addition to membership lists and other business lists available to member businesses only, you can market your organization further by advertising in Chamber communications or sponsoring an event, program or initiative.
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 enews 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 Leslie Mikolajewski, 574.400.4044 for more info.
Make an Impact
Your investment in the Chamber allows us to address critical business and community priorities that ultimately impact quality of place and the region's future economic prosperity.