Favorites are included in your annual membership investment and are available to you as members of the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce. Contact the Chamber Team (860.646.2223) for more info.
Published annually, 3,500 copies of the Deskbook Directory are distributed free of charge to area members, Town and State offices, residents and prospective Chamber members. Your business is listed once by category.
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.
If you've recently held a Chamber event, we will add the information and photos we took to the Chamber's Facebook page. Emails promoting a Chamber event, such as your Grand Opening, are also cross-posted to our Facebook page, reaching an audience outside of our 1,000 email recipients.
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.
Do you have what it takes to be a chamber Champ? This is the chance to nominate a fellow Member who gives back and highlight the things they do for the community. Chamber Champs receive a month in the spotlight on The Lowdown event calendar - a $100 value for free! See the Chamber Champ page or call Lisa for more details.
As further extension of the Chamber's Referral Services, the Reminder Newspaper provides the Chamber with a 1/4 page ad each week in its Manchester edition. The Chamber uses this space for a rotating alphabetical list of our members. When your business in cluded in these ads, you will receive a copy from us in the event you did not see it.
Out & About
Grand Openings, Open Houses, Member Events
The Chamber is happy to assist members in planning special events in their businesses. Call Lisa to get all the details on holding an Open House, Grand Opening, or other event. And remember, attendance at these events is marketing for your business.
Morning Coffee Connection, Business After Hours
Members getting together to network socially with other members and enjoy coffee and goodies, or coctails and hors d'oeuvres. No pressure, no agenda, just members meeting other members. These are perfect events for new members! Call Lisa to us know you're coming or to host an event yourself.
EPIC - Empowering People, Inspiring Change
This group, known as EPIC, is a monthly after hours networking event with a focus in community involvement. Held at a different restaurant every month, members enjoy provided appetizers and a light atmosphere, in addition to assisting various charity and non-profit organizations via creating awareness or accepting donations on their behalf. Call Lisa to host or for more information.
Monthly Event Calendar & New Member List
Members receive our calendar of happenings each month through email. Fax, call, or email to let us know you're coming to an event. Be sure to check out the list of new Chamber members on the reverse side. It's the perfect opportunity to send a note to welcome them to the Chamber - all while getting some inexpensive marketing for your business!
The Lowdown - Weekly Newsletter
The weekly Chamber newsletter includes the lowdown scoop 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 Lisa to get the specifics or to submit your press release.
Member to Member Discount/Benefit Program
Benefits of joining a Chamber are numerous, but one of the most important is the support of your fellow members. See our Member to Member Discount/Benefit Program page for more information and participants.
SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives)
SCORE is dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship. This program is offered free by the SBA and meets at the Chamber office twice a month. Call Lisa for a free appointment.
Certificates of Origin
Certificates of Origin (CO) are important international trade documents attesting that goods in a particular export shipment are wholly obtained, produced, manufactured or processed in a particular country. COs also constitute a declaration by the exporter. These can be obtained for free at the Manchester Chamber between the hours of 7:30am to 4:00pm, Monday through Friday.