Benefits of Membership

ADVERTISING & MARKETING

  • On-line Searchable Membership Directory.
  • Website Listing including business name, slogan/tagline, logo or member photo, description of your business, link to your website, and contact information.
  • Individual Business Profile Page – focuses on search engine optimization and provides you with another profile page on the internet.
  • Calendar of Events – list your celebration (open house, grand opening, milestone events) on the Chamber calendar.
  • Email Blasts – access to our email distribution list by having us send out an email blast on your behalf.
  • Display space available in the Chamber office for your business cards or flyers.
  • Sponsorship Opportunities:
    • Business Scenes (monthly)
      Business Scenes are monthly gatherings of 35 to 50 people which include both Chamber and non-Chamber members. Business Scenes are free to attend and open to the public. The Chamber will use email blasts, press releases, social media, and the Chamber’s website to promote the event. The event includes time for the sponsors to speak which provides a great opportunity to advertise your company to many business-minded people in the community. The Business Scenes offer an opportunity for multiple businesses to sponsor a single event allowing businesses to align themselves with other successful businesses in a public setting and reducing the overall cost of sponsorship for each business.
      Fee:
      1. If the Business Scene is held at a Chamber-designated venue (i.e. restaurant), the sponsorship fee is $600. The sponsorship fee is a flat fee equally divided among the sponsors of the event. We prefer at least three sponsors for each month.
      2. If the Business Scene is held at an “offsite” venue (i.e. where the businesses provide their own catering), each sponsor pays a $100 sponsor fee. We prefer at least three sponsors for each month.
    • Lunch & Learn Seminars
      These are educational and informational programs. Past seminars have included discussions on topics such as networking, advertising, marketing, health insurance, investments and retirement, small business technology, and wellness in the workplace. If sponsoring a Lunch & Learn Seminar, you will have the opportunity to educate the attendees about your business and its function. What makes these seminars successful is to concentrate on sharing information about your business’ industry and how your business can answer that need. Lunch & Learn Seminars are free to attend and open to the public. The Chamber will use email blasts, press releases, social media, and the Chamber’s website to promote the event.
      Fee: The sponsor fee is the catering and venue rental costs and varies depending on the number of people who register to attend. The approximate sponsor fee range is $250 to $400.
    • Breakfast Networking Scenes
      This is an exclusive benefit for Chamber-members only. The BNS are limited to approximately 30 people and provide an intimate setting for each person to get to know the other people in attendance. The BNS are a terrific avenue to drive 30+ people to your business for conversation over breakfast. BNS are free to attend and held exclusively for Chamber members. The Chamber will use email blasts, press releases, social media, and the Chamber’s website to promote the event.
      Fee: $50
      Sponsor Guidelines for a BNS:
      1. the sponsor is responsible to provide the food, beverages, paper goods, etc.
      2. the Chamber will be happy to recommend caterers
      3. the Chamber will track RSVPs
      4. attendance is limited to approximately 30 people
      Agenda for a BNS:
      8:00 to 8:15am: Breakfast/open networking with fellow attendees
      8:15 to 8:45am: 1-minute attendee elevator pitch; the sponsor will have 3-5 minutes to speak about their business
      8:45 to 9:00am: follow-up with fellow networkers to further each other’s business, get leads, etc.
    • Contact the Chamber for details on how to sponsor these events:
        • How It’s Made
        • Winter Gala
        • Village Fair Days
        • Chamber Breakfast
  • Chamber Member Mailing List available to Chamber members for a nominal fee.

NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES

  • Business Scenes
  • Lunch & Learn Seminars
  • Chamber Breakfasts
  • Winter Gala
  • Village Fair Days
  • Speed Networking
  • Breakfast Networking Scenes
  • How It’s Made
  • Panel & Roundtable Discussions

INFORMATION SOURCE

  • Tourist Information
  • Local Economic Development
  • Liaison to the Town of New Milford
  • Mailings & Email Invitations and Reminders
  • Business Referrals

MEMBER PREFERRED PLANS

  • Certificate of Origin
  • Flexible Health Insurance
  • Home & Auto Insurance
  • CHET 529 Plan

COMMUNITY INVESTMENT/INVOLVEMENT

  • Scholarships for Local Youth
  • Village Fair Days
  • Keep New Milford Beautiful
  • New Milford Fireworks Celebration
  • Tree Lighting Ceremony
  • Small Business Saturday
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