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benefits of membership

See video about the Now Account program. Small Business Financing  NOWaccount®, the first merchant service that works for business-to-business, enables you to choose to Get Paid NOW® − for the same or less than the cost of accepting a credit card for payment – while your commercial and government customers continue to pay according to their schedules. NOWaccount helps you better manage day-to-day cash flow, allowing you to reserve lines of credit and other sources of capital for more strategic expenditures.

Website Listing:  All members are represented on the Chamber's website.

Business After Hours: between 150 and 300 attendees, excellent networking opportunities, meet new clients and customers.

Business And Breakfast: between 75 and 100 attendees, great for those who can’t attend events in the late afternoons. 

Membership Appreciation Luncheon:  The Chamber with the help from its Members hosts the  Annual Membership Appreciation Luncheon to say "Thank You"  to the membership.

Other special events: Only Chamber members are invited to attend and participate in our Industry & Business Appreciation Day (golf, bowling, and social), Annual Membership Meeting, Irish Chamber Breakfast, and the Annual Legislative Update.

Referrals: The Chamber receives thousands of requests each year for recommendations on goods and services to be purchased in the Dublin-Laurens County area.  We refer only Chamber members to these newcomers, visitors, new industry, and area residents using our Chamber Member Directory.

Two (2) Free maps of Dublin-Laurens County per year

One (1) Free Membership Directory per year (non-members $70.00 each)

Discounted Healthcare Rates: Chamber members with 2 or more full time employees are eligible for discounted healthcare rates. Most members who participate in this program state that the money they save in yearly premiums exceeds their annual membership investment amount.

Discounted Auto-Owners Insurance Rates: Up to a 14% discount on business and person insurance: Businessowners Policy, Commercial Automobile, Commercial Umbrella, Garage Liability/Dealer's Blanket, Tailored Protection Plan, and Workers Compensation.

Quarterly newsletter: All Chamber members receive the Chamber Clarion, a quarterly newsletter, which gives updates on events, awards, and new members.  Chamber members can also submit their own “news” in the Member-to-Member section (up to 25 words).  

Ribbon Cuttings/Ground Breakings:  The Chamber of Commerce holds ribbon cutting/ground breaking ceremonies for new businesses, new locations, or new ownership for any Chamber member.  The Chamber sends invitations to the media, local dignitaries, Chamber ambassadors and Board of Directors, and follows up by sending press releases to the Courier Herald to be published.

Shop at Home: The Chamber offers Gift Certificates year round to be used at participating Chamber Member Businesses. Shop at Home certificate increments are: $10, $15, $25, $50 and $100.

Drugs Don’t Work: Chamber members receive a 7.5% discount off worker’s compensation premiums when they become a certified drug free workplace.

Chamber Facebook Page: Chamber information and events are shared along with member information and events on a almost daily basis.

Mass Membership Email: Chamber information and events are shared along with member information and events on a weekly basis.

Notary Service: Notary service is included in "members" investment.

Chamber Web Site: Chamber members have the option to make reservations on line for events and make payments with a credit card.  They also are have the capability to update their information so that it stays current, capabilities to advertise sales and events, add Press Releases, post Job oppertunities and aquire reports that will allow them to see status reports on referrals, hits to the web site and account information.

The Dublin-Laurens County Chamber of Commerce is accredited through the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.  Only 10% of the chambers in the United States have currently achieved this status.

The Dublin-Laurens County Chamber of Commerce is accredited through the Georgia Chamber of Commerce. Only 15% of the chambers in Georgia have currently achieved this status.

Chamber of Commerce investment dues are not tax deductible as a charitable contribution, but are tax deductible as a necessary business expense.



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