|What's In It For Me?|
The Chamber makes it easy for you to network and promote your business year-round
You know you should network, but it’s tough to find time. You know you should get your name out there, but it’s hard to know where to start—and may be so expensive you couldn’t start if you did know. The Chamber offers you opportunities to overcome those barriers:
Monthly networking events.
The Chamber’s membership meetings are a quick and easy way to network to build your business. You can also showcase your business by hosting a monthly get-together or volunteering to speak at one.
Cost-effective advertising package.
You can opt to include your business in the Chamber’s ongoing print and website advertising.
Free booth at the Roche de Boeuf Festival*.
As a Chamber member, you’re entitled to one free, 10' by 12' booth space to showcase your business during Waterville’s most popular annual event. More than 15,000 people—three times Waterville’s population—attend each year.
* RESERVATIONS REQUIRED: To get your free booth, you MUST complete and return a 2011 Roche de Boeuf application by August 31, 2011. Please note that organizers of the festival set all deadlines and determine which booth will be yours; their decisions are final.
A free, convenient conference room.
If you need a place to meet with clients, suppliers, or staff, you may use the Chamber's conference room. The recent recipient of a decorating mini- makeover, the room seats 15, includes a small kitchen and restroom, and is equipped with WIFI. It has its own entrance, so that--in addition to daytime hours--you can use the room evenings or on weekends. There is no rental fee, but reservations are required, and accepted by the Chamber on a first-come-first-served basis.
Free listing on the Chamber’s website directory.
Your business name, address, and website will be listed according to business type.
Free referrals and display of marketing materials.
The Chamber saves you money
From expert advice from speakers at our monthly get-togethers to discounts on products and services, Chamber membership provides you access to the tools you need to keep costs under control:
Savings on workers’ compensation fees
ProComp Risk Adivisors: Craig A. Hansen will assist you in making the right decisions for your company. You can contact Craig at
Rating discounts on a choice of health insurance/managed care plans
Includes preventive care, prescription coverage, most coverage while traveling
Discounts on personal insurance
Receive up to %10 discounts on your home and auto insurance.
Scott Kerschner 419.877.5326
Discounts on business phone and/or Internet service
Discounts on air and ground shipping
DHL Express • 1.800.878.0310
Discounts on payroll processing
Spring Valley Business Solutions
Discounts on credit-card processing and other business services
Retriever Payment Systems
TO CLARIFY: To ensure there is no misunderstanding, we want to state clearly that the Waterville Chamber of Commerce provides members with access to the products, discounts, group rates, and select services listed here. Membership dues do not cover the actual cost of products and services. For example, let’s say a member is entitled to a 10-percent discount on credit-card processing that usually costs $100. When he receives the bill for $90, he—not the Chamber—is responsible for paying the bill. Without Chamber membership, however, he’d be paying $100.