Membership Information

Why Chamber Membership?        Benefits & Discounts      Pay Online


Your participation in the Chamber means you are connected to the business community and you have a strong desire to influence its prosperity.

Investing in the Chamber means you have the opportunity to:

  • Contribute to your bottom line
  • Position your organization as proactive and engaged in the business community
  • Connect with customers, peers and other professionals
  • Be heard and represented in legislative issues that could affect your business
  • Develop professionally through participation in seminars and workshops
  • Gain visibility for your business

If you are ready to optimize your opportunities, then you are ready to join the Chamber.  You're ready to actively grow your business, achieve personal and professional success and contribute to the creation of a thriving business environment.  Chamber membership means access to customers and decision-makers.  It means benefits, representation, visibility, solutions and results.  Put the Chamber to work for your business!

Chamber membership investment is on a graduated scale based on your business location, type of business and number of employees.  Membership is open to all companies/organizations interested in the business community of the Branch County area.

If you would like to know more about Chamber membership and be contacted, please contact our Membership Director Joy Clawson via e-mail or phone at 517.278.5985 extension 12.  Get a copy of our application here(Acrobat Reader required) Our investment schedule is listed here with our VIP Membership brochure here


Member Benefits and Discounts:

Website – All Branch County Chamber of Commerce members are listed on the Chamber’s website, www.branchareachamber.com.  Those members who have websites are also linked through the Chamber’s site.  The Chamber’s website has nearly a half-million hits per year, with information on the Chamber, the area and links to other area organizations and resources!

Chamber Checks - Chamber Checks are a gift certificate redeemable at over 60 participating Branch County Area Chamber of Commerce members.  Chamber members who accept Chamber Checks receive a direct benefit through the possibility of increased sales.  Chamber Checks also benefit our economy by encouraging local spending.  For a current listing of participating businesses, please click here.  If you would like to participate, send Joy Clawson, Membership Director, an e-mail here.

Hertz Discounts - Save the next time you're traveling for business or pleasure!  Chamber membership allows you discounts at Hertz on everything from daily to weekly to leisure weekend rates on all car classes!  Before making your reservations, simply call the Chamber at (517) 278-5985 or e-mail us here for your savings code. 

Auto Owners Insurance Discounts - Your Chamber membership can also allow you to add an employee benefit without additional expense to you.  Heator Insurance Agency in Union City & Hathaway Insurance in Bronson have partnered with Auto Owners Insurance Company, a leading Michigan insurer, to provide a group insurance discount program for personnel who are employed by companies belonging to the Branch County Area Chamber of Commerce. Discounts apply to automobile, homeowner, mobile home and personal umbrella policies.  Additional discounts may also apply, depending upon individuals’ circumstances.  If you have any questions or would like more information, call Heator Insurance at (517) 741-5861 or (800) 693-5861, Hathaway Insurance at (517) 369-7311, or Vozar Insurance at (517) 639-5143.

Centennial Wireless – Chamber members are entitled to special discounts from the Coldwater Centennial Wireless store.  For more information, contact the Sales Manager at Centennial Wireless – 517.278.7774

Chamber Membership Listing - Chamber members may request a free listing of the Chamber membership.  This can be provided electronically or on mailing labels.  Sending notices to over 600 local business leaders is a great way to publicize a promotion or event!

Dynamite Designs Discount – Chamber members have been extended this special offer exclusively!  Get free logo design, website with unlimited pages and e-mail addresses, and 1000 free business cards for $249.  This is a savings of over $450!  Call Robb at Dynamite Designs today to get started at (260) 585-9707

Referrals & Recognition - The Chamber continually gives referrals on membership firms (over 1,000 per year!).  Let your customers know you are a member and that you support the community by displaying your window cling.   

Comtronics - Comtronics (Branch County location inside Coldwater Meijer at 620 E Chicago Rd) offers Chamber members $25 off new cell phone activations, $15 off upgrades, and 20% off all accessory purchases! 

Your Chamber's Building is Your Building - The Chamber building is your building, which means the conference room is available to Chamber members at no cost for your use.  The conference room is perfect to use as a training room or a place to hold an off-site meeting?  For more information on utilizing this powerful benefit, please contact Brianna via e-mail or call 517.278.5985.   

Small Business Development Center  - In collaboration with the Branch County Economic Growth Alliance, the Chamber also extends free advice! Once a month, a representative from the Small Business Development Center is available at the Chamber office AT ABSOLUTELY NO CHARGE TO YOU! The representative will assist new businesses in developing business plans as well as help established businesses expand or enhance their situations.  You can make your appointment by calling the Chamber office.

Chamber Publications - Chamber members are eligible to receive one free copy of each of the publications the Chamber produces annually.  Additional copies are available at a discounted rate to members. 

The Membership Directory lists all Chamber members categorically.  (A $50 value.)  

The Industrial/Major Employers Directory lists the area’s major employers (over 100 employees) and manufacturers (regardless of size).  The listings also include information such as plant manager, human resource contact, whether or not the company is ISO 9000 certified and the products and services of each company.  (A $30 value.)

The Community Directory lists many active service and non-profit organizations along with contact name, phone number and volunteer opportunities available. (A $5 value.)

The Connection is the Chamber's monthly newsletter. Filled with helpful articles, member news and other community events, you won't want to miss a month!  Connection Archives are available here. 

For more information on any of these publications or for your free copy please give the Chamber a call! 

Seminars - The Chamber offers educational seminars on everything from Customer Service to HIPAA regulations.  Chamber members always receive a discounted rate on these seminars. 

Blue Cross/Blue Shield Plans - By becoming a member of the Branch County Area Chamber of Commerce, your company may be eligible to receive access to additional Blue Cross/Blue Shield Health Insurance plans.  In order to receive the benefits, your company will also have to pay a once a year administration fee of $35 to the Battle Creek Chamber of Commerce. Click here for a listing of Blue Cross/Blue Shield agents in the county that will be able to quote rates for your organization.

 

Pay Your Membership Online

For your convenience, the Chamber accepts payments online!  Simply click the PayPal icon below and pay securely!

 

 

 

 

 


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