Member Benefits

Promoting Your Business

  • Visitor & Information Center:
    • Direct referrals year round to our over 30,000 visitors, both in person and online using direct referrals
    • Display your brochures, business cards, menus and promotional materials
  • Our Chamber website provides free internet exposure:
    • Listing on our Chamber website with   access to your own individual page for posting news, job listings and promotions. Take advantage and post pictures, videos, promotions, etc.
    • Direct link to your website from the Chamber page
  • Exposure for business through social media including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
  • Advertising opportunities in the weekly e-newsletter sent to over 2000 viewers
  • Chamber Business Spotlight of the Month program that profiles and advertises your business through our newsletter, website, Facebook, Twitter, Shopper’s Guide and on WSBS radio
  • Free listing in our Annual Chamber Member Directory, distributed to businesses all over the Berkshires and beyond (Circulation = 10,000)

Member Checklist

  • Send us information for weekly e-newsletter blast. Deadline: Wednesday 3PM each week for Thursday blast
  • Drop off your brochures, business cards and promotional flyers at our Visitor’s Booth for distribution
  • Create and update your Chamber Master webpage to promote your business
  • Like us on Facebook and share your updates on our Facebook page!
  • Follow us on Twitter and tweet at us!
  • Follow us on Instagram!
  • Sign yourself and your employees up for our weekly e-news letters and our monthly networking events

Networking

  • Monthly “Business after Hours” to showcase your business and network with other local movers and shakers
  • Quarterly “Networking before Nine” breakfasts to help you educate and inform folks of your business direction and goals
  • Membership mailing labels are available to facilitate your mass-mailing (Note: Mailing list only, no member emails will be shared)

Improving the Local Business Environment

  • Interacting with legislators and policymakers on task forces and planning committees
  • Working with other chambers and the Berkshire Visitor’s Bureau to promote the Berkshires
  • Supporting Fiber optic for area broadband
  • Providing first alert access to construction updates
  • Providing a Main Street presence through a manned Visitor’s Center
  • Participation in and exposure at Chamber events  such as Business Person of the Year, Online Auction and Holiday Stroll

Educating

  • Chamber sponsored seminars on business topics: marketing, human resources, software proficiency and leadership
  • Weekly e-newsletter about critical business issues, new members, local events, etc.
  • Free small business counseling facilitated by the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center