Reasons to Join the Chamber

the Opportunity to:

  • Build Relationships

  • Build your Business

  • Build Community

MEMBER BENEFITS: Being active in the local chamber of commerce is an effective business strategy. It communicates to consumers that a company uses good practices, is reputable, cares about its customers, and is involved in its community on a variety of levels.

Networking: Expand your business through contacts made at Chamber events. By partnering through your membership and attending events, you’ll create a valuable presence in the community. These events provide the opportunity to come together to exchange ideas, create working relationships and expand your business network.

Chamber Website: The Chamber will cross promote member events & support your special business promotions through the new Chamber website and also cross-market through social media and print channels.

Referrals: The Chamber is often the first place visitors and business owners look to for referrals on products, services, events and happenings. When the office phone rings or we receive an inquiry requesting information about a business or service in town, we refer them immediately to the appropriate member(s).

The Town and Chamber Partnership: The Chamber partners with the Fairfield Economic Development Department to support “Shop Local” and also co-sponsor town-wide events that continue to educate, create awareness, and help sustain business within the community.

Access to Town Officials and Political Leaders: Members gain access to business leaders, town officials and state representatives as we keep you up-to-date on important local issues. The Chamber is also a source for reporting on current Legislative issues, laws & policy affecting business on both local and state level.

Advertising & Sponsorship: Increase your business’s name recognition on-line or through Chamber publications.

Business Expos: Exhibit your products and services and expand your client base at the six Chamber Regional Business Networking Expo in Norwalk each year at Norwalk College.

Leads Group: Grow your business with referrals and promote your business with other professionals at our Leads Group.

Directory & On Line Listing : Your business will be listed by: business, category and contact name in the Annual Membership Directory & Resource Guide. The online directory also includes a link to your web site.

Street Banner Program: “Support Local Business” banners fly with your logo at a lower Chamber member rate.

Insurance: Members can take advantage of group rates available only to Chamber members for medical, prescription drug, dental, life and disability … with expanded premium benefits. Call the Chamber office for more information.

Constant Contact Discounts: As a Chamber member, you are eligible for a 20% or 25% discount off your program.

Certificates of Origin: Certificates are signed for free as a Chamber member ($35 for non-members). A 24-hour notice is required for this free service.

Freshmen Orientation: Provide us with promotional materials and we’ll distribute them at Fairfield University’s fall orientation.

Information Resource: Use the chamber as a source of information five days a week during business hours or 24/7 through the Chamber of Commerce website.

Business After Hours:  A great opportunity to showcase and show-off your business!  A very popular networking event, BAH’s are scheduled each month, on the second Thursday from 5:30pm-7:00PM.  Approximately 40-50 people attend, depending on the venue.  If you are interested in being a host, you can ask the Chamber for availability.  During the 1 ½  hours, the host will provide beverages & appetizers for the guests, and also have the opportunity to speak about their company and distribute promotional materials and/or giveaways.  The Chamber will send out a press release about the event and your company,  market the event, send out the invites, track the responses and have a staff member at a registration table near your front door to check-in guests.  A perfect way to promote your business!

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