Reasons to Join the Chamber
Building Relationships, Building Business.
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.
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.
The Chamber will cross promote member events & support your special business promotions through the Chamber e-blasts, social media, and print channels.
Whether you are a new business in Town, or celebrating an opening anniversary, the Chamber will arrange for a ribbon cutting with the First Selectwoman and write a press release as well.
The Chamber is often the first place visitors and business owners look 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 & 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 & 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.
- Web site www.FairfieldCTChamber.com
- Annual Membership Directory & Resource Guide – 2,000 copies distributed annually
- Weekly e-newsletter
- Monday Member Money Saver eNewsletter
- Event Promotional Materials
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. Usually held in March, the public is invited to attend as well!
Grow your business with referrals and promote your business with other professionals at our Leads Group.
Directory & Online 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 throughout downtown with your logo and business name. Chamber members receive a lower reservation rate for this once-a-year advertising opportunity.I
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.
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!