Promotion, Networking, and Growth

bah3aWhether you attend networking events, participate in professional development programs, use the electricity savings program or receive referrals, joining the Chamber of Commerce can be truly beneficial for your business. The Chamber is a helpful support network that you can help your business florish. As you review the list of member benefits below, we hope you will discover the value of being a member of the SouthCoast Chamber of Commerce and consider joining the single largest business oriented organization in Southeastern Massachusetts.

Networking & Exposure

  • Good Morning SouthCoast! breakfast program
  • Business After Hours
  • The Greater New Bedford Home Show
  • SouthCoast Business Expo
  • SouthCoast Women’s Forum
  • Publications & Advertising Opportunities

Publications & Advertising Opportunities

  • Free listing in the Annual Membership Directory & the online directory at www.newbedfordchamber.com
  • Chamber Focus: bi-monthly printed newsletter containing business news and advertising opportunities
  • eNews: Monthly email newsletter that compliments the printed newsletter
  • Map of Greater New Bedford

Member Services

  • Referrals
  • Chamber Member Mailing Labels
  • Member-to-Member Discount Program
  • Free counseling services through the Small Business Development Center and Mass Export Center
  • One-year subscription to either Inc. or Fast Company magazine
  • Public Affairs
  • Active Government Affairs Committee
  • Legislative action and representation
  • Public policy statements supporting economic growth

Professional Development

  • Workshops & Seminars
  • SouthCoast Women’s Forum

Health & Dental Insurance Plans

Health Insurance and Dental Plans are available for small business members with 1-9 employees. For information on available plans or rates through Health Service Administrators (HSA), call 877-777-4414 ext. 593, for BlueCross/BlueShield call 1-800-422-3545 or for Fallon Community Health Plan call 888-809-9354.

Savings

  • SouthCoast Electric Power Group
  • Member-to-Member Discount Program