Chamber of Commerce businesses, members, and staff are always ready to refer businesses to others in need of services and products. Shopping locally brings smiles to both a consumer and retailers face and is a great way to offer member-to-member discounts. Shopping locally is what keeps local businesses around.
Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies & Press Releases:
The Chamber of Commerce can help coordinate ribbon cutting ceremonies and grand opening events for new businesses. At your ribbon cutting, representatives of the Chamber, the Mayor of Ellwood City and others will be in attendance to wish you well and welcome your business to our community. A photographer will be on hand and our office will issue a Press Release regarding your opening to all area media outlets, including newspapers, quarterlies and websites. Is your company launching a new product, expanding its market or participating in a charity event? Our professional media writer will craft and issue a Press Release for you!
When a new member company joins the Chamber, we post a business profile on the Chamber website, including contact information and a brief bio. We also regularly profile member businesses on the Chamber of Commerce website, the Chamber of Commerce’s Facebook page and in our monthly newsletter. Business profiles include photographs of the business and their employees, owners or products taken by a professional photographer. It’s a great way to get your company’s name in front of the community and generate new interest in your products or services.
B to B Networking Opportunities:
The Chamber hosts a variety of business networking opportunities throughout the year, including Multi-Chamber networking events, business seminars, young professionals’ events and more.
The Chamber has Monthly Board and Networking Meetings. At your request, we can have that meeting at your place of business. Afterwards, a business social mixer can be a good way for you to meet other business members in the community who are very much interested in your success. Other business members in attendance will find out more about you and your business for recommendations in the community.
Annual Activities & Events:
Many Chamber activities and events are well attended, organized and beneficial to our members. The events are a great way to get involved in your local community. Some annual chamber events are as follows: Earth Day Celebration, Annual Awards Banquet, Ellwood City Arts, Crafts & Food Festival, Chamber golf outing, Ellwood City Community Day, Chef & Wine Tasting Event, Storytelling Festival, Christmas in the Park, Arts & Humanities Series.
Health, Dental & Vision Insurance:
Health, dental and vision insurance are available through a partnership with Pennsylvania Chamber Insurance. PCI provides member businesses with the top medical, dental, and vision plans available, as well as other great value-added benefits, including life and disability benefits and HIPAA compliance assistance. For more information on PCI benefits, call the Client Resource Center toll-free at 1-800-755-3021, or visit www.pachamberinsurance.com.
County, State, and Federal Business Advocacy:
Advocacy is available to member businesses through the efforts of the Chamber’s Legislative Committee as well as its Executive Committee. Chamber members are encouraged to communicate specific legislative concerns to the Chamber office, so that these issues are brought to the attention of local, state and federal legislators. If you are interested in attending legislative meetings, please contact the Chamber at 724-758-5501 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Many advertising opportunities exist for Chamber members. Chamber members can exhibit their marketing materials (business cards, brochures, etc.) in the Chamber lobby. Members also have the opportunity to link their website with ours AT NO COST as part of the Chamber’s Membership Directory. Advertising space is also available in the monthly newsletter and member offers e-blast that goes out once a month highlighting offers, sales, information or featured products and services from members. If interested, please contact the Chamber at 724-758-5501 or email us at email@example.com.
Business counseling is available AT NO COST at the Chamber. Assistance is available in developing a business plan, estimating cash flow, designing a loan package, and understanding state and federal regulations. Call 724-758-5501 for an appointment or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.