|Frequently Asked Questions|
What is a Chamber of Commerce?
The Waterville Area Chamber of Commerce is a business member organization that serves the Waterville community by promoting a diverse and prosperous business climate. We are a not-for-profit organization (501(c)6) led by the Chamber Board consisting of twelve members representing many segments of the business community.
How much does it cost to join?
Membership dues depend on the size of your organization. For businesses with 1 to 10 employees a yearly membership is only $130 - less than $11 per month. For businesses with 11 to 50 employees, membership is $165. For organizations with more than 50 employees membership is only $200. This small investment in your business will provide opportunities to connect with other businesses and take advantage of some great cost saving benefits available only with membership! Nonprofit organizations and individuals can join the Chamber for $30 per year.
Why join the Chamber?
As a Chamber member, you will have an opportunity to connect with other businesses through our networking events and to prosper by saving money by taking part in the exclusive group benefits, special business to business promotions, and a members-only advertising program.
Can I join if I am located outside of Waterville?
Yes, we encourage businesses located in the surrounding areas to join us in promoting the Anthony Wayne Area business community.
Who manages the Chamber?
The Waterville Chamber of Commerce is managed by the Chamber Board consisting of 12 members representing all segments of the business community. Each Board member is elected by the membership and serve two-year terms, click here for a complete listing. Also, there are a number of volunteers that help us to fulfill the Chamber's goals.
The Waterville Chamber of Commerce staff consists of an Executive Director.
How is the Chamber funded?
The Waterville Chamber of Commerce is funded through membership dues and fundraising events. The Chamber does not receive governmental funding nor is it a government agency.
How big is the Chamber?
The Chamber is comprised of a wide variety of businesses ranging from major manufacturing corporations to sole proprietorships numbering well over one-hundred members.
How often are Chamber meetings?
Chamber meetings are held the fourth Thursday of every month beginning January 2011. Typically, the Chamber holds six business after-hour events including breakfast or luncheon gatherings. Networking events and committee meetings are held at various times and can be viewed on the event calendar.
How does my Business benefit?
The Chamber can help you promote your business, save you money, and save you time - to learn how click here.