Chamber Membership Has its Perks!
Grow your business by networking with the Chamber morning, noon and night! The Chamber holds more than 125 networking opportunities each year that connect you to more than 13,000 business leaders. You can sip coffee and connect at the monthly Morning Schmooze, dine with fellow members through the ConnectForLunch Program, or mingle at the monthly Business After Hours. Cast a wider net at the annual Seafood Outing, Military Citizen of the Year, and State of the City Series.
"The Chamber is a priceless means of networking and growing our business. Our Chesapeake location has been open for almost five years and is one of the strongest in the franchise system. We could not have done it without our involvement in the Chamber, and the Chamber's involvement in our business community" - Jason Kuller, Signs By Tomorrow-Chesapeake, member since 2005
Gain visibility for your business through members-only discounts, sponsorships, and advertising. The Chamber has many ways for you to reach nearly 70,000 people each year. Get involved and share your expertise with other members.
"Serving on a Chamber board has helped me forge strong relationships with other business leaders and sponsoring events like Beach Bash has exposed our business to hundreds of people each year." - Delceno C. Miles, The Miles Agency, member since 2000
From the Business Education Series to one-on-one counseling through the Small Business Development Center (SBDC), the Chamber offers inexpensive or free educational opportunities to grow your business. Since 1990, the SBDC has assisted more than 9,400 clients, generating $212 million in capital investments and increased sales and more than 2,900 jobs created or saved. The Business Education Series has attracted over 1,600 attendees at more than 75 sessions since 2006.
"With the Chamber's Business Education Series, you get bottom dollar pricing, for top shelf training." - Kent Mayer, Trade Team-Colonna's Shipyard, member since 1991
As a Chamber member, you can save significantly by using exclusive member benefits like value-added health insurance, merchant services, OfficeMax discounts, business communications, and more. Chamber members who take advantage of these discounts can save $1,353* annually.
*Actual savings vary dependent upon program participation
"Our school has reduced operating expenses by taking advantage of all the benefits offered by the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce. In addition, the member benefits department has been instrumental in keeping us apprised of any changes or new offerings from the Chamber." - Kim Fariss, Norfolk Christian Schools, member since 1997
The Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Greater Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism Alliance, promotes pro-business policies in local and state government, advocating for a variety of business-related issues on behalf of 2,750 businesses representing nearly 300,000 working men and women in Hampton Roads.
"The Chamber speaks for us with one voice promoting pro-business policies in local and state government and our elected leaders listen and respond." - Bob Boyd, BB&T, member since 1919
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