By joining the Greater New Britain Chamber of Commerce: New Britain, Berlin you are making an investment not only in your business, but in your community. Our Benefits are designed to help member businesses succeed at minimal cost. Why should your business be a member of the Chamber? Scroll down and find out.
Events such as informational seminars, business meetings, and after hoursevents will be held frequently. There will also be sponsorship opportunities through the Chamber General Membership, Annual Meetings, and Golf Outings. These events allow members to meet other business owners and expand their customer base.
Through the Chamber’s monthly marketing mailings, businesses can advertise their products and services directly to nearly 400 members of the business community. Members must provide the copies of their flyers and for a $50 base fee we will pack, label, and cover postage and delivery costs. There is a 3 flyer minimum per mailing.
As an immediate alternative to market mailing we offer email newsletters and email blasts to promote local businesses, events, or offers. You simply provide the ad and we create and deliver the emails to nearly 800 community members.
Information will be sent to members via our electronic newsletter regarding business notes of interest as well as opportunities to promote local business.
Our social media accounts are constantly being updated on upcoming events, membership information, and allow users can interact with other Chamber members.
Through our partnership with CI Destinations, we are able to offer members significantly discounted vacation rates to select sites around the world. For more information on sites or to participate in this years vacation please contact the Chamber.
Benefits include plans from Harvard Pilgrim, Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield, and Connecticare. Many of these plans include hospital deductible plans, long-term care, dental insurance, retiree supplemental, 720 Medical Captive plans, pet insurance, and life and insurance disability. Rates and information are provided by local Chamber Insurance Members.
Chet Advisory Savings Plan
Plan for your children’s future with CHET Savings Plan, an efficient, flexible, and convenient way to save for college education. The state of Connecticut also provides an income tax deduction for contributions made to the plan.
Our newly redesigned website provides referrals and the latest news regarding Chamber events and membership. All members are listed in our online business directory. For an affordable fee, they can enhance their listing and stand out amongst other businesses in their category.
Community Calendar and Welcoming Committee
The purpose of this initiative is to promote New Britain, Berlin, and Plainville to those who live and work in the area. The welcoming committee is responsible for introducing newcomers to the community by gifting them with a “welcome wagon” that contains promotional items from other chamber members. The Chamber also coordinates Grand Openings and ribbon cuttings for new and relocated businesses.
The Chamber will provide assistance for your business at both the local and state level. Whether it is representation at a board or commission meeting for zoning issues or larger workplace issues the Chamber will work for you.
Support of Community Initiatives
The Chamber staff supports improvement in the Greater New Britain area by providing job-training, supporting the Mayor’s committee to end homelessness, and youth employment programs, among others. Your membership dues will also be an investment for improving today’s business climate and community image.