Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce • 860.646.2223

Benefits of Membership

Membership Benefits

 

The following benefits are included in your annual membership investment. There are additional services available for purchase. Jump down to our Membership Upgrades.

Listings

Community Business Directory

Published annually,3,500 copies of the Deskbook Directory” are distributed throughout the community. GMCC also hosts an online version on their website.

Referral Services

The Chamber receives frequent calls asking for the name of a florist, accountant, plumber, hotel, attorney, bookkeeping, etc. Only Chamber members are referred, as our members are the businesses who support the local economy.

Social Media Promotions

Connect with @ctmanchesterchamber on Facebook and Instagram. We promote member content and run specialized campaigns throughout the year.

Website

Your business is listed on the Chamber's website, under the Membership listing. If your business has a website, it is linked to the Chamber site so folks can go directly from our site to yours.

Weekly E-Newsletter

Members are encouraged to share what’s happening in their business; including promotions, certifications, etc. for this weekly publication. Limited space available  

Weekly Digital Newsletter

The weekly Chamber newsletter, The Lowdown, includes the latest lowdown on the Chamber. Members are encouraged to let us know what's happening in their business, such as promotions, certifications, food drives, sales, etc. Contact us to get the specifics or to submit your member news.

Out & About

Special Event Planning

We assist members in planning special events for their business. Hold an open house, grand opening or anniversary event with the help of GMCC staff. Call to get all the details on holding an Open House, Grand Opening, or other event. 

First Thursday Networking Series

Held on the first Thursday of each month, Members get together to responsibly network with other members while enjoying coffee & goodies, or libations & hors d’eouvres.These are perfect events for new members! Call  to let us know you're coming or to host an event yourself.

Sound Solutions Roundtables

Members meet in small groups to discuss industry specific and/or solution oriented topics. Live stream viewing available online.

Annual Events

Several events take place throughout the year that celebrate, highlight, and empower our members.

Additional Benefits

Professional Meeting Space

Two distinct meeting spaces are available for our members to hold socially distanced meetings.

GO! Explore Manchester

Members are automatically enrolled into our Buy Local initiative that includes a number of programs.

ERCCA Involvement

Chamber members automatically become members of the East of the River Chambers of Commerce Association (ERCCA) made up of four Chambers east of the river. Watch your mail for ERCCA events and news.

*Recording Space

Film video content on your smart phone to promote your business using our green screen, ring light, and wireless microphone set. *Smart phone required.

MEMBERSHIP UPGRADES

 

These supplemental benefits may be purchased by members on an on-going basis.

Deskbook Directory Advertising

Members may purchase advertising space in the annual Deskbook Directory. Ad sizes range in size, location, and pricing - there's an ad for every budget. Advertising space is sold on a first-come, first serve basis. 3,500 copies produced and distributed annually. Contact April for more information.

Website Advertising

The GMCC website makes it easy for members and the public alike to find the type of businesses they want, but the best way to reach a new customer is by being present on more than just the listing page. Get your company logo on the Chamber's home page and be the first thing your potential client sees. For more information, please contact us.

Mailing Labels

Members who want to do their own direct mailing to the Chamber's mailing list may purchase a set of address labels. You will be asked to email or fax the Chamber office a copy of your mailing prior to receiving the labels. The Chamber will not provide mailing labels on disc. Cost $60 for full set of contacts, $40 for main rep labels only. Contact us for specific details.

Exclusive Email Advertising

The Chamber's weekly emails are received by 1,000+ contacts to inform them of the week's events and member news. Highlight your special promotion by purchasing a special block ad in "The Lowdown". You also have the option to send an Exclusive Email, which allows Chamber members to design a full email with as many images and/or pdf links as you desire. Members are able to schedule the time and date their exclusive goes out in addition to choosing their own subject line. The Lowdown advertising costs $50, while Exclusive Emails cost $75. For both options, please contact us for assistance.

Ambassador Club

This group is dedicated to welcoming new Chamber Members, these hardworking individuals can’t be missed with their official red sweaters & golf shirts! Ambassadors meet for lunch on the second Wednesday of each month. Cost is $125/yr. Covers lunches, apparel & badge.

Business Referral Groups

These non-competitive lead and referral groups are industry specific and meet twice a month. Call to verify group eligibility. Cost is $40/ yr.

Targeted Marketing Lists

Let the GMCC help you generate leads. Purchase a highly detailed spreadsheet of area businesses. This powerful list may also be disseminated by industry. Cost $250 for full list, $75 per industry list.

Health/Dental, Home & Auto Insurance

Contact us for a referral to a qualified chamber insurance agent with plans designed for members.

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