Each business owner who joins the Greater Elizabeth Chamber of Commerce receives many member benefits. The Chamber is the largest business association in the Elizabeth area and is committed to serving the interests of business owners in Union, Middlesex, Essex, Hudson, Bergen, and Somerset Counties and beyond! Read on to learn about some of the benefits GECC members enjoy.
Networking is a crucial way to connect with others and grow your business, and the GECC provides many opportunities to network. We host our Business After Hours networking events every month, where business owners come together to highlight their services while mingling with other businesses in the area. As an added bonus, these events are completely free of charge for all GECC members. In fact, over 80% of our events are free for our members!
In addition, here at GECC we promote a pay-it-forward mindset and focus on connecting people who understand that the best way to form meaningful business relationships and partnerships is by helping one another. You’ll find that the people who attend our networking events are overwhelmingly friendly, open, and approachable. We take pride in the fact that our events have a lively atmosphere and that our members and guests genuinely enjoy connecting with each other.
We recognize that there are lots of benefits and services for new members to navigate and are committed to providing support and getting you acclimated. To ensure that you have access to everything you need, every new member in the Greater Elizabeth area receives a visit from a Chamber representative. Our representative will come to your place of business to learn more about your particular business, what your goals are, and how the Chamber can best serve you and your interests. It’s our mission to make sure that every member feels welcomed and receives all the benefits of Chamber membership.
At the Chamber, we also offer plenty of opportunities for members to advertise and promote their businesses. You’ll find multiple advertising opportunities in our GECC magazine and Elizabeth NOW magazine. On top of this, every member has the opportunity to advertise in our weekly email newsletter and sign up for mailing lists at no additional cost. Additionally, everyone who comes to one of our Business After Hours networking events gets placed in a drawing, and the winner gets an unique opportunity to publicly promote their business.
These are just a few of the benefits that Chamber members enjoy. But your membership includes much more, such as access to professional development workshops and discount programs on office supplies. Being a member also gives you many opportunities to get involved in the community and meet local politicians to learn about local and state policies that could impact your business. We firmly believe that business owners have so much to gain by joining the Chamber and we hope you’ll join us.