“What’s in it for me and my company?”, a very legitimate question that any business leader has when asked to join an organization or volunteer their precious time. Our Board of Directors, led by our President Peter Bevivino, has been actively trying to transform the Burlington Chamber of Commerce into a “Regional Leader with Small Town Focus”.
To do that, we knew we had to offer more programs, more events and more opportunities to our Members, so we expanded our footprint to include Litchfield county by joining the Northwest Chambers of Commerce in 2016 on top of our already large Central Connecticut presence with our Central Connecticut Chamber of Commerce affiliation.
As a Burlington Chamber Member business, you have access to events from 27 different towns stretching form Bloomfield to Torrington. But, we understand that it’s about doing things a little closer to “home” and helping your business be heard. Here are some of the many benefits you can expect when you join the Burlington Chamber:
Make Contacts & Network
Our affiliations have generated some buzz leading to several in-town Business After Hours as well as a Coffee-n-Chat networking event sponsored and hosted by local Chamber members. They were well attended and the networking with members from the larger footprint has given our members more opportunity to grow their businesses. The best part, we gave back to our Community by taking donations for local charities. A win-win for all who attend, sponsor and volunteer!
We all know how much effort it takes to get your business promoted and how much it can cost. With your membership, you get promotion from three Chambers on our websites, in our monthly newsletters, in the directories and recognition in event marketing both internally and in newspapers…to just name a few ways!
Learn & Motivate
Let’s face it, being a business leader takes time, effort and a level of expertise many don’t truly appreciate. As a Burlington Chamber member, you can take advantage of SCORE Business Counseling, leadership summits/events/seminars, Member Workshops, Training Seminars and so much more…after all, we have some great Chamber affiliations!
Local Business Support
Want to stimulate business? How about taking advantage of two programs already in place to do so, the “Steals & Deals Member Discount Program” with the Northwest Chamber or the “Chamber Club Card” with the Central Chamber. There are many Chamber events throughout the year that can help your business grow, you just have to get active!
Our Burlington Chamber realizes we are a “gateway” to both Hartford and Litchfield counties and that our Members businesses are as diverse as a town wrestling with highway access to one that is trying to generate seasonal traffic for the beautiful scenery. Our members have access to Training Grants, Job Fairs, Chamber Insurance Trust options, Business Forums, Business Builders, Junior Leadership programs and more. As the Northwest Chamber is stressing to our members, “No business in Northwest Connecticut has to go it alone…No business is an island!” and we know from our years of working with the Central Chamber they absolutely deliver on that principle.
Invest & Connect
Our youth and access to key Connecticut leaders is vital to the success of Connecticut now and in the future. Our strategic affiliations have given unprecedented access to our Burlington Chamber leadership and members to roundtables with local, state and federal leaders, invites to Legislative Breakfasts and Government Relations Committees, ability to volunteer time in our local and regional schools and to be part of developing young entrepreneurs and much, much more
Have Some Fun
All work and no play…well, you know and so does our Chamber! There are Holiday Parties, Golf Tournaments, Socials, Duck Races, Family Expos, Home & Business Expos and Annual Dinners where we award those that stand out giving back to their communities.
That’s Some of What’s in it for You
These are some pretty important reasons why we think our Membership Fee is such a value to you and your business. There is always something new being offered, new committee or Board opportunities and new potential customers enjoying what an active and caring Chamber can offer. All that is missing is you! Please hit the Become a Member button at the top of the page and let’s take advantage of what the Burlington Chamber of Commerce has to offer…together!