New Member Checklist
Log in and explore the Member Information (MIC) – The Member Information Center is for members to manage your directory listing and member profile, pay invoices, find contact information for individual members, register for events, post job openings, or advertise a member to member discount. All members must have a log in and password to sign up for events.
Read the Chamber’s Newsletters and Emails – Please read the member messages the Chamber sends regularly to your inbox. This is how we share news, events, and opportunities for you to participate in that can help your business grow.
Attend Chamber 101 – This free program is for new members, future members, or new employees to gain an overview on how to utilize the programs and services of your new Chamber membership and for you to introduce yourself to other members.
Attend Programs and Events – The Chamber hosts 60 programs and events a year to help you build relationships with other members and network and promote your business along with educational webinars to enhance your professional and business development. Learn more about these programs and events by visiting the “Calendar of Events” section on the website at www.corridornine.org and sign up to attend.
Join a Committee & Get Involved – Joining a Chamber committee provides members with an avenue to build relationships that will pay great dividends that includes gaining new friends, new associates, and advocates for your business. When you serve on a committee and interact with people outside your normal routines, you will have the opportunity to interact with all types of business professionals. Feel free to give the Chamber a call to discuss the best fit for you.
Do Business with Other Chamber Members – One of the great things about being part of the Corridor 9/495 Chamber is that you join a network of fellow businesses who support one another. When you think about the products and services your business needs, visit the online business directory on the Chamber website at www.corridornine.org to reach out to another member you could do business with.
Meet with a Chamber Ambassador – Ambassadors are Chamber members who volunteer to help new members navigate their first year of membership. Be sure to take advantage of their knowledge and have a one-to-one with a Chamber Ambassador.
Get Social – Follow us on our social media to keep you up-to-date on the Chamber and shares news from members. (Facebook, Linkedin, Business Forward Females Facebook, Instagram) Tag us and share your business stories and accomplishments.
Sign up Your Business for the Member to Member Discount Program – The Member-To-Member Discount Program encourages Chamber members and their employees to do business with other Chamber members when making their buying decisions. The MtM Program is a great way to attract customers, build relationships with customers, save money, and strengthen our local economy. There is no cost to you to sign up your business in this program. If you want to include your business in this program, login the member information center with your username and password (click here to login: http://corridorninema.chambermaster.com/login/), click on the Member to Member Deals Tab, then click on the “Add Member to Member Deal” button, and complete the form for your member to member discount.
Add Corridor 9/495 Logo to Your Website & Marketing Materials – Ensure your customers and prospective customers know you are a member by adding the Chamber Logo to your website, email signature, and advertising materials. When consumers know that a small business is a member of their local Chamber of Commerce, 63% are more likely to purchase goods or services from your organization in the future.
Schedule a Ribbon Cutting – If you’re celebrating a grant opening, milestone anniversary or the renovation of your business, contact the Chamber to schedule a ribbon cutting for your company.
Advertise, Exhibit or Sponsor – Participate in the numerous sponsorship and advertising opportunities available to spotlight your business, increase your visibility, generate leads, and connect with potential customers. Whether you’re interested in sending an email announcement about your business to the 3,000 to 10,000 contacts on the Chamber’s contact lists, exhibit at an upcoming event, or become a sponsor at one of the Chamber’s signature events, contact Corridor 9/495 to discuss the multiple marketing options available to you.