Return on InvestmentThe Greater Elkhart Chamber – we Educate, Advocate, and Elevate to create a better business environment.
We EDUCATE our members.
- Seminars & training
- Information resource
- Development programs
We ADVOCATE for our members.
- Legislative watchdog
- Business-friendly tax activist
- Your voice: local, state, federal
We ELEVATE our members.
- Networking opportunities
- Promotional events
- Publications & Social Media
All Chamber members are listed in the business directory with a map to their location and a hyperlink to their website. A high percentage of the 25,000 visitors per month visit the business directory for products and services and click onto member websites. (Comparable value $220/yr. membership)
The Chamber E-Newsletter is emailed weekly to over 2,000 leading member business professionals and contains a listing of Chamber and member events. (Comparable value $20/yr. subscription)
The Chamber magazine reaches thousands of leading business professionals bi-monthly in print and online. It features Chamber and community information, event updates, business and legislative issues overviews, business advice, new member listings, member news announcements and more. (Comparable value $50/yr. subscription)
The Chamber is the voice of the business community in local, county, state and federal issues, promoting economic development, transportation issues, and downtown redevelopment. The Chamber has been the advisor on many community issues and projects. (Comparable value $280/yr. membership)
An average of 100 inquiries are made each week for referrals and information about products and services available in the Elkhart region. These referrals are given to tourists, those relocating to the area, and the business community — all potential customers. (Comparable value $120/yr. membership)
Celebrate your accomplishments! Ribbon Cuttings and Groundbreakings are great ways to bring attention to members, new products, remodel or addition, anniversary, award, etc. Ribbon Cutting pictures are published in the bi-monthly news magazine with circulation to 2,000 business leaders. (Comparable value $550 per event)
Energetic interactive networking and prospecting events allow you to make numerous contacts in a short amount of time while accumulating a high volume of leads and referrals. These events are a fantastic resource for making contacts with current and prospective clients. There are several each month. (Comparable value $450/yr membership)
The Chamber conducts or coordinates a wide variety of seminars such as Skill Enhancement, Technology, OSHA, Retail Sales and Leadership Training. These programs are available at significant discount to Chamber members. (Comparable savings $360/yr.)
Chamber monthly OSHA council meetings update members on current OSHA safety standards and requirements. OSHA Audits are available on a confidential basis, at no additional cost to Chamber members. OSHA 10- and 20-hour General Industry training classes are available at significant discounts to Chamber members and are available only in Indianapolis or HERE.
Participation and networking opportunities in any of our 11 dynamic councils: Ambassadors, Business Recognition/ Beautification, Economic Development/Legislative Affairs, Education/Career Development, Environmental, Leadership, OSHA, Technology, Transportation, Women’s, and Young Professionals. (Comparable value $250/yr. membership)
Combine the benefits of a networking club, service club, continuous education through seminars and the advocacy of a local and state-wide political action committee working in your behalf - and you'll begin to understand the value of Chamber membership.