What Does Membership Mean?
Your investment in the Otsego County Chamber of Commerce is an investment in your business and in our community. Regardless of size, industry sector, or stage in a company’s life cycle, you’ll find membership a valuable return on your investment. We offer opportunities to network, grow and enhance your business, develop your team, increase your profile and ultimately, expand your influence.
Our strength lies in our ability to work together. We invite you to join us in our efforts to build a stronger and more prosperous business community. Invest in yourself, your business and your community by investing in the Otsego County Chamber of Commerce.
The benefits of membership are numerous:
Advocacy – Your business will benefit from a unified voice advocating for business-friendly legislation at local and state levels. The Chamber can be your advocate in shaping policies, ideas and opportunities to improve the business environment. Meet and network with elected officials during legislative receptions and visits.
Credibility – Membership brings credibility to your business. You can increase positive perception among consumers and business owners when you’re identified as a member of the Chamber of Commerce.
Visibility – The Chamber offers a variety of opportunities through which member organizations can effectively target their marketing efforts.
- Business Directory
- E-newsletter- weekly update
- Brochure Distribution locally
- Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Chamber Connect – Business Resource Center – The Chamber website offers a virtual resource center, complete with links to resources related to all aspect of starting, managing and running a business. The virtual resource center is free to use as your resource for guidance, capacity building information, business solutions, referrals, and training opportunities for new and existing businesses.
Networking – As a member, there are many opportunities to build your network, to gain new insights and forge new business relationships and creates and convenes opportunities for partnerships that leverage the talents and resources of member businesses.
Member-to-Member Discounts -Cost-saving benefits are offered through preferred Chamber partners and discounts are offered to you through your fellow members in the Member to Member Discount program.
Tax Deduction – When you designate your Chamber of Commerce membership investment as a necessary and ordinary business expense, the IRS may allow you to take a tax deduction? Please consult with your accountant.
Professional Development – Chamber workshops and seminars are among the highest quality professional development and networking options in the County and you and all your employees have access to a wide-range of offerings. You and all your employees have access to a wide-range of offerings to learn something new, stay informed, hone skills and meet potential new customers.
For more information, please contact:
Katrina Van Zandt, Director of Operations
(607) 432-4500 ext 2