Benefits of Memebership
Narragansett Chamber of Commerce Member BenefitsNetworking Opportunities Network @ Noon 2nd Wednesday of Month Noon – 1:30 pm Come and enjoy a great lunch at member restaurants, then you’ll have the opportunity to address the crowd and directly market your business to all attendees. $12.00 at the door Location varies Business After Hours 4th Thursday of Month September – May 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Bring Plenty of Business Cards and enjoy informal evening networking at a different Area Chamber Member business each month. Light fare served $5.00 at the door – location varies United Chambers of Southern RI Attend up to three networking events per year, at no charge, at all of our UCSRI partners. Charlestown, Greater Westerly-Pawcatuck, North Kingstown & Block Island Chambers of Commerce Support and Advocacy The Narragansett Chamber will advocate for and support your company and business in general on the local, state and national level. We participate in and serve on a number of Local and State Government Programs and Boards. Tell us what you are concerned about or having a problem with and we will do our best to find the solution. Direct Link from our website to your website When you join the Narragansett Chamber of Commerce we will include your business listing in our Directory on our website. Your listing will include a direct link from our website to yours Narragansett’s Official App All members will be included in the free to download Mobile App available for Apple and Android platforms. Your business can enhance its exposure by upgrading to a premium listing for a very affordable price. Website Advertising Purchase an ad on our website. Our website received over 350,000 hits in 2011. A cost effective means of getting Your Company Noticed Printed Member Directory & Information Guide All members have a listing in our very popular Business Directory and Information Guide as a benefit of membership. You also have the opportunity to place a full color ad in the guide. This publication is seen by thousands of area residents and visitors each year. Limited number of advertisers accepted for maximum advertising effectiveness. Very affordable rates include the opportunity to change your ad copy 4 times per year Direct Referrals through our Information Center The Chamber Office receives hundreds of phone calls every month from residents and visitors seeking referrals for all types of businesses. From construction to car repair to dining and lodging, accounting services and photographers, the list goes on and on. We refer Narragansett Chamber Members above all others!! Brochure/Business Card Placement in Visitors Center Members of the Narragansett Chamber are welcome (and encouraged) to drop off brochures/flyers/promotional leaflets for Free display in the Information Center. Direct Marketing is a great way to acquire new customers. Event Calendar Send us your special event for inclusion on our popular website It can be viewed by anyone, but only Narragansett Chamber of Commerce members can submit their event for FREE Access to Bulk Mailing Permit As a member of the Narragansett Chamber of Commerce your business is welcome to use our bulk-mailing permit. Reduce your postage cost by 40%. We’ll guide you through the process and help your business save half the cost of traditional mailings. Referrals to Group Heath Insurance Have our Health Care Insurers, that specialize in Chamber Member health care policies, develop/ review /quote your company’s employee health care program. Business Training Seminars We sponsor pertinent training seminars several times per year at nominal or no cost for Narragansett Chamber members to attend Every Company Counts – Small Business Advantage Resources This is our partnership with the State of RI Economic Development Corporation. Valuable resources and information are readily available through Every Company Counts. Many seminars and lectures are held throughout the year. We will keep you informed of your opportunities to attend. Newsletter inserts Get the word out to over 350 area businesses by placing an insert in our monthly newsletter for the bargain price of $60.00 Business-to-Business Discounts A program for Members to Members offering discounts on a wide range of services and goods. Join the program for Free. It is included with your membership Restaurant Week Celebrated in spring, Restaurant Week highlights the wonderful culinary offerings in our area and jump starts the season. The 10 day event is talked about and anticipated not only in Narragansett but throughout the State. Sponsorship Opportunities Partner with the Narragansett Chamber to sponsor major events. The Annual Golf Tournament, Summer’s End Festival, Annual Dinner, Jingle Bell Run are all community/chamber events that can help you market your business as well as support the work of the Chamber Weekly E-mail Blasts We keep you informed about what events are scheduled in the area as well as provide our members with an opportunity to include their company’s news in the weekly email update. Reciprocal Membership Your membership with the Narragansett Chamber of Commerce entitles you to become a member of the Block Island Chamber of Commerce for just $100.00 per year All Around Town Gift Certificate Program As a member of the Narragansett Chamber of Commerce you can readily and reliably accept gift certificates purchased through the Chamber of Commerce that can be used at any member business. Great to Give as well. There is no cost for members to participate. Gas or Electricity Buying Group
No Minimum Usage Requirement – No Fees to Switch - For Chamber Members in Good Standing Up to 17% savings on the cost of your electricity supply with increased savings, as the group gets larger.
Email or fax a copy of your last two months utility bill to the Narragansett Chamber of Commerce for a savings quote