Serving members is the Chamber's Number One priority. Chamber staff, committee members and volunteers are committed to strengthening services to member businesses. Here are just some of the benefits:
Discount on Health Insurance: Blue Cross/Blue Shield group health insurance, offered through local insurors in a variety of plans and options, includes a 3% - 5% discount on new policies and 3% on renewal increases.
Discount on Workers' Comp Insurance: Members who participate in the Drugs Don't Work program receive a 7.5% discount on their Workers' Compensation Insurance premiums.
Brochures & Referrals: The Chamber office refers inquiries about Bartow County businesses to only Chamber member businesses and professionals. Members are welcome to place their brochures and business cards in the Chamber lobby.
Ribbon Cuttings: New members and members who have had a significant change in their business (e.g., a new location, new name, addition or renovation) can host a Ribbon Cutting sponsored by the Chamber.
Chamber Business Showcases: Members can join dozens of local businesses in the Chamber's annual trade shows, drawing large crowds from Bartow County and the surrounding areas.
Legislative Advocacy: Members and Chamber staff serve as advocates before national, state and local governing bodies on issues concerning the business community.
Networking: There are numerous opportunities for member-to-member contact in both social and business settings, from the annual golf tournament to the cookout at the lake and the Annual Meeting.
Chamber Website: Members are listed in the Business Directory database on the Chamber Website, which includes contact information and links to member websites.
Business Contacts: The Chamber provides common ground for members to meet with other business and community leaders with, for example, monthly Business After Hours and the Legislative Listening Day.
Advertising: Members have the opportunity to advertise in multiple Chamber publications such as the membership directory, city/county maps, and Inside Bartow magazine. As event sponsors, members can advertise through banners, signage, radio spots, newspapers ads, and other avenues.
Resources: The Chamber offers several free or discounted resources to members: mailing labels, brochures, reference materials.
Involvement: All Chamber members and their employees are encouraged to participate in Chamber committees, programs, and events.
Customers: The work done by Chamber members and staff through economic and community development creates jobs and customers for member businesses.
Education: The Chamber hosts frequent seminars and training sessions to help members operate sound and growing businesses.