Tangible Benefits of Membership

Chamber Referrals and Listings
Receiving more than 60,000 inquiries each year from newcomers, visitors, businesses, and economic development brokers, the Chamber refers only member businesses.

All Chamber member firms are listed in our annual newcomers guide and membership directory (also called the Buyer’s Guide), which every Chamber member receives and is sold to newcomers moving to the area. Advertising is sold in this directory to Chamber members only and is an excellent way to promote your business. The Chamber also provides its membership directory on the Internet as part of the Chamber’s website, offering members exposure worldwide. Those Chamber members with websites can link their site to the Chamber’s site, offering surfers access to further information about your company.

The Chamber also offers numerous publications and directories (i.e. major employers, top manufacturers, distributors, international companies in Gwinnett, etc.) that are available from the website. The Gwinnett Chamber, in partnership with the Gwinnett Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Gwinnett Civic & Cultural Center, publishes a community-oriented publication called Gwinnett Magazine that offers unique advertising and marketing opportunities for Chamber members.

Affordable Insurance Products
The Gwinnett Chamber endorses a reduced-cost group health insurance program exclusively for Gwinnett Chamber member firms. Chamber Insurance Ambassadors work with member companies to insure that they find the best coverage available in the market. Other insurance products available at reduced-cost to Chamber members include dental, short-term and long-term disability, long-term care, workers compensation, life and personal property and casualty coverage.

Tax Deduction
Membership dues are tax-deductible as an ordinary and necessary business expense for federal income tax purposes. However, dues are not considered charitable tax deductions.

Up-To-Date On Activities
Members are kept up-to-date on all Chamber activities. Members receive a bi-monthly newsletter, FOCUS, and on alternate months Gwinnett Magazine, as well as special notices, emails, and broadcast faxes.

Professional Assistance
The management and staff of the Gwinnett Chamber are “behind-the-scenes-specialists” with backgrounds in economic development, marketing and community problem solving. They have the knowledge, commitment and expertise needed to help Chamber members make Gwinnett a better place in which to live and work. Use the Chamber staff as professional consultants to take your business to a new level of success.

Networking Opportunities
By attending Membership Luncheons, Business After Hours, seminars, networking groups, executive roundtables, the annual trade show, etc., members will meet other business people who may become customers or suppliers. Members provide products/services to fill your needs, share ideas and solutions to business problems. The Chamber also offers on a regular basis a free networking seminar to help our members gain valuable skills to make their membership produce bottom-line sales results.

Committees & Task Forces
Through our numerous task forces and committees, you will have hands-on opportunities to become involved in creating a better Gwinnett.

Small Business Services
In addition to encouraging entrepreneurship through networking opportunities, publications, luncheons, seminars, expos, Drugs Don’ Work, etc., the Chamber also works in cooperation with the Giant Impact and a host of Strategic Partners to help members obtain valuable resources needed to run a profitable small business. Our Metro Atlanta Council for Entrepreneurship is an inexpensive and fun way to both stay current on the latest trends facing small businesses and meet business owners with similar interests.

Research Assistance
The Chamber produces business directories and prepares other information in support of economic development efforts. We also provide the full complement of databases available through the Gwinnett Public Library to help our members access valuable economic development information on-line, a business library, demographic services, an international resource center and relocation and expansion assistance.

Awareness & Recognition
Membership in the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce is good business for you and for all of Gwinnett! Build your personal and professional image in the Gwinnett community through membership – and participation in – YOUR Chamber of Commerce. Our Pinnacle Small Business Awards honor the best businesses each Spring and our annual total resource and membership campaign offers opportunities to get your name (and your company’s name) in front of thousands while earning cash incentives and an all expense-paid trip to the Caribbean.

Community Investment
There is strength in numbers. A unified voice is much louder than that of any individual. That makes your membership in the Gwinnett Chamber vital. Membership on our team is a key investment strategy to ensure a strong, diversified economy base that may be enjoyed by all. Thanks to ypur investment, the Chamber works behind the scenes every day in the areas of economic development and government affairs to ensure Gwinnett remains a great place to live, work, and play.

Cost Savings
Your membership provides you valuable bottom-line benefits, including a free notary public and certificates of origin and more. The reduced-cost insurance products and the Drugs Don’t Work program can save your significant dollars in insurance costs. The Chamber also sponsors a Member-to-Member Discount Program that offers discounts on members’ services, offered only to Chamber members. The Chamber also offers a unique Chamber Pharmacy Card program that offers significant discounts at more than 30,000 pharmacies across the country. Your membership works for you full-time/year-round and costs less than a one-time ad.

Valuable Marketing Channels for Increased Exposure
Chamber members can advertise to many target audiences via the Chamber’s membership directory, newcomer’s guide, web site, newsletter, etc. Dozens of program sponsorship and cooperative opportunities are available throughout the year to get your message out to a filtered audience of Gwinnett’s most successful businesses. Let us know your target market and we’ll offer you the best connection.