• Benefits of Membership

     

    YOUR CHAMBER SUPPORTS SMALL BUSINESS

    • Scorecard – a free business assessment tool that provides a roadmap to successfully identifying strengths and weaknesses in the business
    • Subject Matter Experts - free consultation with professionals to assist with challenges you face
    • Connections to valuable resources within the community
    • Big Focus on Small Business is a confidential forum for small business owners or major decision makers of a small business, where they can learn and share in a safe and non-threatening environment. Facilitated by SCORE (former CEOs, CFOs, Directors of Sales/Marketing and Management Executives) and meets monthly.

    YOUR CHAMBER HELPS BUILD RELATIONSHIPS

    • Chamber breakfasts (One free ticket; $14/person)
    • Free Networking Receptions each month
    • Event sponsorships and advertising opportunities in print, online and electronic media
    • Free promotion of achievements through Ribbon Cuttings, Gold Star for You Section and Social Media
    • Free directory listing on the Chamber website and mobile app, MyChamberApp

    YOUR CHAMBER HELPS REDUCE BUSINESS EXPENSES

    • Medical and ancillary insurance plans available through PA Chamber Insurance
    • Pooled Electric Purchase Program
    • Member’s Only savings on office supplies, credit card processing, Constant Contact, and other expenses

    YOUR CHAMBER BUILDS MORE WOMEN LEADERS

    • Through our Women2Women (W2W) initiative, Managed by the Chamber, our goal is to create more women leaders in Berks County by providing a forum where women from diverse backgrounds can learn, share ideas and mentor each other

    YOUR CHAMBER SUPPORTS FAMILY BUSINESSES

    • The Berks Family Business Alliance (FBA) was created to address the unique issues that families working together often struggle to overcome. We provide resources and support to family-owned businesses

    YOUR CHAMBER TRAINS YOUR WORKFORCE

    • Practical and effective professional development for your employees at all levels
    • Roundtables
    • Monthly emailed newsletters focusing on specific industry groups and issues such as: human resources (HR Matters Newsletter); small businesses (Biz Tips Newsletter); training information (Grow Your Own Training Newsletter); information for women (News2 Know Newsletter) and issues facing family businesses (Berks FBA Newsletter)

    YOUR CHAMBER DRIVES PUBLIC POLICY  

    • The Chamber focuses on reducing the cost of doing business and keeping the business environment competitive

    YOUR CHAMBER BUILDS THE COMMUNITY

    • The Chamber drives initiatives that enhance the attractiveness and quality of place in the Greater Reading region, for example: implemented All Eyes on Reading Camera Campaign for the city of Reading; supported Greater Reading Convention and Visitor’s Bureau Market Destination Analysis; and hosts the Young Leadership Conference

    First Year FREE Benefits for All Members:

    • One FREE 10 inch column ad in the Reading Eagle ($360 value)
    • Twelve FREE fifteen-second radio spots on WEEU ($240 value)
    • One FREE ticket to breakfast where your company is recognized and a picture is placed in our newsletter emailed to over 5,400 business contacts  ($1 Value)
    • One FREE Power Networking Lunch ($17 Value)

    Annual FREE Benefits for All Members:

    • A FREE listing and designated webpage on our website ($50 value)
    • FREE listings (alphabetical and by category) in our directory, which is distributed to over 4,500 key business contacts and chamber members ($200 value)
    • A FREE monthly subscription to Berks County Living Magazine and 10% off advertising in this magazine ($19.95 value plus more!- distribution is 30,000)
    • Referrals from Chamber staff and the Chamber website
    • Opportunity to have company news promoted in the Gold Star for You section of our weekly electronic newsletter
    • Reduced pricing for events, programs, and marketing opportunities
    • Ribbon cuttings for new businesses and new locations
    • Complimentary grand opening/special event ribbon cuttings and planning kit
    • A FREE Chamber membership directory ($30 value)
    • One FREE one hour consultation via our Professional Resource Program ($150 value)

     

    For more information, contact the Chamber at 610.376.6766.