Joining the Chamber gives members a chance to part of a community of like minded business men and women who are dedicated to growing their business and therefore their community. Chambers keep community spirit alive with the knowledge that everyone is working together for a common purpose.
Opportunities to develop or expand your network are abundant with the Chamber. Get involved with the Chamber community by serving on a committee. Whether it meets once a week or once a month, serving on a committee offers your business the opportunity to grow by being involved with other local business owners. There is increased sense of well-being by playing an active role in your community.
Each Chamber member is given access to an exclusive member’s area on the Chamber’s website, providing listing customization options, along with the ability to post:
Promotions as Hot Deals to the community or member-to-member
The Chamber refers only its members to the public, with requests coming into the Chamber office each month locally and nationally. The Chamber also maintains a Membership Directory on the Chamber Website that visitors to the Website may access for referrals.
New Business Help
New Chamber members are listed on the Chamber Website upon the completion of the application process. New members are also introduced at the quarterly general member luncheon. The Chamber serves as a resource to new business by tapping into the Chamber’s trusted network of professionals.
Sponsorship opportunities are available that allow constant visibility for your business on the Chamber website, and special events. Promote your business with an event sponsorship at the annual Chamber Golf Tournament, Senior Service Alliance, Business After Hours mixers and more. Advertising opportunities are also available on the Chamber Website.
Professional and Personal Development
The Chamber offers many opportunities to expand your professional and personal network and skill base by getting involved. Learn about fundraising by working on the annual golf tournament/fundraiser, develop public speaking skills by presenting at a Learn and Earn Educational Event, and expand your leadership skills by heading up a committee. These opportunities are available through your membership.
Return on Investment
An investment in the Chamber of Commerce is deductible as a business expense. The investment can bring a great return through networking, marketing, and personal and professional development to grow your business and your life.
The Chamber is a legislative advocate on behalf of businesses in the Houston Metropolitan area. It serves as a conduit to inform business members on issues, legislation and activities on local, state and national levels that impact businesses.
The Chamber works closely with the City of Houston Economic Development Team to inform Chamber members on business activities and opportunities in the area. Monthly partnership meeting are held to educate, inform and communicate the community’s efforts for positive business growth and retention.
Professional and Personal Leadership Development: Business and management assistance is available through the Chamber’s Referral network and programming that can help grow you or your employees’ leadership skills.
Membership investment in the Houston Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce is based on number of employees.
Membership investments are on a yearly basis, and renewed on the anniversary date. Membership is paid in advance, and can be paid by check, cash or credit card.
The Houston Metropolitan Chamber is a 501 (c) 6 non-profit organization. Dues are deductible as a regular business expense.