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Membership Benefits

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OAK HARBOR AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Member Benefits & Services

Your Chamber membership is the key to saving on a variety of products & services. Let us help you keep your business costs down. The savings we offer many times cover the cost of your membership.

Free listing on Chamber web site

Your business gains an automatic listing in our searchable database, a directory which is utilized by both Chamber members and the general public. Your listing can also include your company's contact information, and a 50-word description as well as a valuable link to your Web site.

Free business referrals

The Chamber fields hundreds of requests each year from people searching for local products and services. We refer our callers and visitors only to our member businesses. Your company could receive dozens of referrals each month!  

Free promotion of company news

Let the world know when you have a great story to tell!  Whether your company has won an award or introduced a new product or service, we want to celebrate with you by promoting your news and the growth of your business in the “Chamber Chatter” Newsletter and on our Chamber Facebook page.

Workers Compensation Group Rating Program

Are you ready to start saving on your BWC premium? The Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce's Workers' Compensation program offers maximum premium savings.  Partnering with Benefits 1 Group and V & A Risk Services we help employers achieve the highest group rating discount possible.  Each employer's unique claim and premium history is analyzed to find the highest level of savings - from the BWC maximum to a smaller percentage for companies with claims. 

Bulk Mail Permit Usage

Chamber members can use our bulk mail permit when mailing over 200 pieces, saving your business a minimum of $35.00 per mailing.

Member advocacy

The Chamber is the voice for its members at the local, state and federal levels. We can work with current and potential businesses and be the intermediary between the local government and the business owners.

Sponsorships
With such a wide variety of Chamber sponsorships available, it couldn't be easier to get exposure within the local business community. Sponsor an event or program and you will quickly be on your way to establishing solid name recognition for your business.

Fed-Ex Shipping Discounts
Members can save up to 27%* on select FedEx Express® services, up to 15% on select FedEx Ground® services, up to 10% on select FedEx Home Delivery® services, and save a minimum of 70% on Less than Truckload (LTL) freight shipments.


Community Energy Advisors
Chamber members can take advantage of energy savings by signing up with Community Energy Advisors. They shop the market and help you find the lowest costs for your energy consumption. By grouping several chamber members together they increase the buying power, thus finding your business lower rates.

Event Celebrations
Whether it's a ribbon cutting, grand opening, expansion or relocation, the Chamber welcomes the opportunity to assist you with events celebrating your business. We will help spread the word about your event through news releases, calendar postings and member invitations.

Group Healthcare Discounts through Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield
You can get cost savings on your health insurance benefits usually reserved for larger companies. How? You get the purchasing power of the group insurance market through your chamber of commerce membership. PLUS, you also get access to the comprehensive care and quality providers you've come to expect.

Advertising
Bi-monthly E-newsletter advertising free! Chamber members can place a business card sized ad or coupon free of charge in the “Chamber Chatter” E-newsletter. (maximum of 10 business card sized ads per issue, first come, first serve.) The chamber also hosts five annual events throughout the year, bringing thousands of people into Oak Harbor.

Business Over Breakfast

We hold quarterly education and networking breakfasts that allow members to interact with their peers, promote their business and also receive a quality presentation on relevant business topics.

 

Gift Certificates
The Chamber Gift Certificate Program generates sales for your business and encourages local spending.

 

Discount Web Design Services

Discounts on custom web design services through GHI Internet Services.


North Coast Business Journal
Members receive a free copy of the North Coast Business Journal delivered directly to their business each month, free announcements for upcoming news and events in the journal, as well as 20% off all advertisements in the NCBJ! (Email events or announcements to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

 

Leads and Lists
The Chamber offers free to Chamber members one set of mailing labels with the addresses of our member businesses.


Promotion of yourself and your company at all networking and community events

Take advantage of the multiple convenient networking opportunities we offer for you to establish your reputation and promote your company to the Oak Harbor Area business community. Step it up a notch and sponsor an event, receiving even more publicity and often times a chance to showcase your company through promotional materials.  

Long Term Care Insurance
New York Life offers discounts on long-term care insurance for chamber members, their employees, and their families. There are even bigger discounts when both spouses sign-up. Ask us how we can save you money on long-term care insurance.

Credit Card Processing and Payroll Processing Discounts
Receive discounted credit card processing through Heartland Payment Systems and through Payment Express Systems, as well as payroll processing discounts through Heartland.

Connect to Community Leaders and Elected Officials
Get engaged in the public policy arena; serve on Chamber committees and community groups to achieve change. Attend Business Over Breakfasts to network with area leaders and businessmen/women.

Tax Deductibility
Membership in the Chamber is 100% deductible as a business advertising expense.

WPCR-Advertising
Chamber members receive 50% off their first month of advertising with WPCR, and 15% off of advertising on OCTA buses.

 

Volunteer Opportunities

Numerous volunteer opportunities for personal and professional development.


Business Planning Assistance
Referrals to local financial and retirement planning services, Business and economic development counseling, and laminated compliance posters at a nominal fee.

Access Information

Find out all that is happening at the Chamber and in the local business community through electronic and print publications as well as events!


Copy/Print/Laminate Services
Members get discounted copy/print/laminate services. We can do black & white, color, and 2 sided copies up to 11” X 17”, black & white, color, and 2 sided printing up to 11” X 17”, and laminate services up to 8.5” X 11”.

Local Chamber Office
Centrally located office, staffed year round where chamber members may display their promotional materials and business cards. Members can also use the conference room at the chamber free of charge. Call the office to reserve your day/time.

Being a member of an organization that prides itself on continued commitment to community development, plus all of the above listed benefits for under $13.00 a month! (for most small businesses).

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