Chamber Benefits and Resources
As a member, you have direct access to approximately 600 businesses in your local community. The Chamber organizes a number of networking events for members to meet and do business with fellow members. Make the connection! As with any group organization, you benefit the most when you participate. Attending these networking events allows you to become familiar with fellow businesses while making new contacts. networking opportunities include: Business After Hours (BAH), Meet and Greet, NET90 and more.
Personal and Professional Development
Personal and professional development is a continuing process for everyone. Connect with the Shoreline Chamber of Commerce and its various programs to improve individual skills required in today's business environment.
Community Involvement and Recognition
Community Service should be thought of as a two-way street. A better term might be "community opportunity" because community service provides opportunities for all participants and businesses, whether you are the beneficiary or provider of the service. Taking advantage of these opportunities can benefit your business by raising your visibility and credibility in the community.
Marketing and Promotional Opportunities
Build awareness and market your product or service. The Shoreline Chamber of Commerce offers many no or low-cost and effective ways for members to market their businesses. From bulk mailings and e-blasts to banner ads and presenting sponsor status, there is something to fit your business' promotional needs.
As the premier advocacy organization for business on the shoreline, the Shoreline Chamber of Commerce works to protect and advance the interest of its members. The Chamber works in conjunction with businesses and governmental partners to promote a positive business environment. The Chamber hosts a number of events that will allow you to strengthen your relationship with local government in order to enhance business opportunities for yourself and others in the community.
Legislative Events: The Chamber routinely hosts legislative forums, debates for both the First Selectman and state legislature while also bringing in speakers of note including the Lt. Governor and the Attorney General.
Memberships: The Chamber maintains memberships into the CT association of Chamber Executives, The New England Association of Chamber Executives and works closely with the CT Businesses and Industry Association (CBIA) to ensure that members are fully informed about government issues that may impact their business.
CT Business Day at the Capital: The Chamber actively participates in this program to advance busines needs with the Legislature.
Voice of the Business Community: The Chamber assists businesses with both information and assistance on issues impacting members of the Chamber.
Shoreline Collaborations: The Chamber has established two important consortium with seven Chambers. Stretching from the Q Bridge to the Baldwin Bridge and encompassing the following Chambers: East Haven, Madison, Clinton, Westbrook and Old Saybrook. This group acts as a single entity in representing areas of mutual concern through the Shoreline Government Relations Committee and the Shoreline Tourism Committee.