"Most consumers (59%) think that being active in the local chamber of commerce is an effective business strategy overall. It is 29% more effective, however, for communicating to consumers that a company uses good business practices and 26% more effective for communicating that a business is reputable." - Shapiro Group Survey
"As an independent business owner, being a member of the Chamber helps me build my business while I'm able to give back to the community. It's a win-win!" - Herb Harris, Padgett Business Services-Peabody, MA
"Directly from your lunch meeting last week, I was able to work with another member, who became the latest group to team up with RTN to offer our services to their employees. Thanks for all your hard work. Because of you and your staff, you make my job a bit easier." - Paul Devoe, RTN Federal Credit Union-Danvers, MA
The Chamber Works!
You already know tht a chamber of commerce is the face of the business community - we are here to look out for all of the things that can deter or detract your business from being successful, such as anti-business legislation, cumbersome regulations, even a sluggish economy.
As a resource for business owners and professionals, our goal is connect, enrich and develop YOUR business through dynamic events, committees and round tables, educational seminars as well as marketing opportunities. As a member of the Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce, we are here to help you start, run and grow your business on the North Shore.
Your Chamber "Tool Kit" includes benefits annually exceeding $1,500 or more in value:
Membership includes you in one of the area's most active business networks and brings opportunities to develop strategic relationships.
Through our committees you have an opportunity to engage and network at a high level with elected officials, decision makers and key public officials on areas that are important to you.
Through our relationships with non-profit groups in the community, including Peabody Education Foundation and the Peabody Cultural Collaborative, the Chamber works toward being an economic driver for your business and our community.
Whether you choose to get involved or prefer to take a low-key approach, as one of the largest business orgnizations in the area, the Peabody Area Chamber presents a united front on issues.
MARKETING YOUR BUSINESS
Online Membership Directory Listing
Visitors to www.peabodychamber.com are looking for information about our community and businesses. Your membership includes a listing and link to your website on our online Business Directory.
Welcome Email Blast
Upon joining, we will send out an email blast to our membership and media introducing your organization as our newest member. The email will include information on your products or services, as well as a coupon (optional) to encourage business from other members. Your business will also be announced to our social media followers on Facebook & Twitter.
Recognition on Our Home Page
Your business will be recognized on our homepage as a New Member for 1 month, with a link to your Online Business Directory listing.
A listing on our mobile directory built for the Chamber of Commerce community. Chamber members can find and promote their Chamber businesses, events, and network within their local community.
The Chamber offers many affordable and highly targeted advertising options that will provide your business with a measurable return on your investment. Maximize your company’s exposure and reach new customers through the following advertising opportunities:
Website Banner Advertising - Gain exposure by advertising on the section of the Chamber website where members are frequently directed to from Chamber print ads and emails. (fee may apply depending on membership level)
Brochure/Business Card Display - at Chamber office reception area
Northshore 104.9 - Free logo ad & URL link on 104.9 radio website for 1 year
Member News - Promote your new products, services, new hires, awards etc. through our online newsroom.
E-coupons - Link your special offer to your Online Business Directory listing. New offers are announced via email each weekend, and posted to our social media followers on Facebook & Twitter.
Events Calendar - Whether it's business-to-business or business-to-consumer, your event can be posted on our Business or Community calendar, and promoted to our social media followers on Facebook & Twitter.
- Job Postings -Find your next employee by posting your openings on our website. Job postings are also announced to our social media followers on Facebook & Twitter.
YOU are the best sales person for your business. By attending networking events you will have the opportunity to enhance your visibility and grow your business. People's schedules are hectic these days that is why each month we offer 3 different events:
Networking Before Nine - A leads referral group within the chamber. Meets from 7:30am-9:00am the 2nd Wednesday of each month at Burtons Grill located at the Northshore Mall. Facilitated introductions, one on one business card exchange, and leave with a list of contact information for all attendees.
Lunch & Leads - The business lunch with a twist! Meets at Noon the 4th Thursday of each month at a different restaurant. Learn about a fellow member through a brief presentation by our sponsor, enjoy a great meal, and share your 'elevator pitch' with the group.
Business After Hours - An evening networking event that is more social in nature, the day of week varies based on the business that is hosting each hosting each month. Expect thoughtfully detailed venues, inspired fare, delicious drinks, door prizes, and of course, contacts galore await you!
Save money by gaining access to resources that will help your business run more efficiently, while improving your bottom line.
Chamber Health Co-op - Get access to group rates and save 3% on health insurance coverage through Harvard Pilgrim and Fallon Community Health Plan.
Constant Contact - Members enjoy up to a 25% discount annually on their email subscription service.
Comcast Business Class - actual offers vary throughout the year.
Metro North YMCA - Members and their employees save 20% on annual membership at all 4 locations (Peabody, Lynn, Melrose, & Saugus)
Member to Member Discounts - Save time and money with the Chamber's Member-only savings program.
Business Coach - Complimentary 90 minute session to discuss anything of importance to your business with an expert from the Small Business Development Center.
Conference Room - If you need a place to meet a client or host a small meeting, the Chamber conference room is available for your use.
Certificates of Origin - If your company exports outside of the United States, the Chamber will stamp the required documents for you at no charge.
It's not just a membership with the Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce, but a partnership. We are willing to work with each member to ensure that they know how to utilize the tools available for their business and receive a return on their investment.
The Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce offers several different membership levels and payment plans available so you can choose the membership package based on the services, involvement and investment that is right for your business.
Download a Member Benefits Brochure, click here
Not sure which is the right level for your organization? Give us a call and one of our staff members will be more than happy to work with you.