Why Join the Greater Cranston Chamber of Commerce?
The Cranston Chamber's membership is a composite of all facets of the business and professional community, and ranges from retailers and manufacturers to service organizations. The Membership is comprised of businesses interested in prospering and creating a healthy environment in which to conduct business.
Through special programs and meetings, the chamber serves its members' needs in both general and specific areas of interest. Membership is an investment in your business and Cranston's future. Your dividends can greatly exceed your initial investment.
BUSINESS AFTER HOURS
Each month, a Chamber Member hosts a gathering (usually on a Thursday from 5-7pm.) This meeting is a forum for Members to network and socialize in an informal, relaxed atmosphere. It is a terrific "low pressure" way to meet others and generate business. Contact the Chamber if you are interested in being a host, co-host or to donate a door prize.
Network with other Rhode Island professionals! The BEN group meets twice a month to exchange leads and referrals. The group members build a rapport with one another and develop business and networking relationships. As a member of BEN, you have exclusive rights to your industry. Contact the chamber for dates and member list.
Member to Member Discount Program
Any Member and their employees can benefit by receiving discounts from Chamber Members. Your business can offer a company discount for other members to enjoy. Call now to sign on for your FREE monthly listing in our newspaper - circulation 3,500.
MEETING OTHER BUSINESS EXECUTIVES
The Chamber offers a variety of events and programs that allow Members to meet other Members, including:
Annual Event, Golf Tournament, Breakfast Meetings/Luncheons, Membership Drive, Monthly Business After Hours, Las Vegas Night, United Way Day.
The Chamber of Commerce is such an integral part of the Cranston community and participates in programs such as: representation on statewide "School to Career" initiative, Harvest Festival, Youth/Adult Job fair linking employers to potential employees, Groundhog/Job Shadow Day, School sponsorships, Nonprofit support, City beautification program.
INSURANCE PROGRAMS & VOLUNTARY BENEFITS
HEALTHSOURCERI - Health Insurance Exchange: Contact us for referral and references. We'll help guide you.
CALL A DOCTOR PLUS - New Program to Reduce Healthcare Costs and Drive Productivity. 24/7 Access, no-copays. Call us for detais and information on the program. Chamber Members enjoy a minimum 25% discount off of regular pricing for this service.
OTHER INSURANCE PROGRAMS
Please contact the Chamber for a referral list of Members that handle other insurance programs such as disability, health, long-term life, etc.
VALUE-ADDED AND FREE MEMBER BENFITS
PREMIER MEMBER LISTING
A Premier Member Listing for one year scrolling your business on the Chamber Web-Site, including ability to post You Tube type video's about your business. Enhanced Business listing, map link, and logo's. A $79.00 Value (Free to new members for 1 year) (New Service - Exisiting Members Contact Us for your 1 year free service)
One Free Advertisment of your business in the Rhode Island Small Business Journal (New Members Only)
Free Untility Bill Audit Service: We've contracted with an outside energy & utiltiy bill auditing firm, that offers on a contigent basis to help our memebrs find refunds and savings on ALL of their utility & telecom bills. Contact us for details on this program. 80% od Businesses will find refunds and Savings.
Free Lyoness Loyalty Cashback Card for you and your employees. Get Cashback and additional discounts at 1000,s of merchants and soon to be 100's of Local Merchants & Businesses! (ask about becoming a Lyoness Loyalty Merchant)
Professional Video of You and Your Business: Get your business noticed with a professionally produced video to post on your website, YouTube or anywhere and a Discounted Group Rate: You video will enjoy on-going promotion on the Greater Cranston Chambers Website. Can also be linked to Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. Call pricing and details about our "Video Day"
CERTIFICATE OF ORIGIN/NOTARY PUBLIC
Exporters who are members can use this service for FREE. Non-members pay $10. We offer these services at the chamber office.
The Chamber will provide relocation and demographic information for individuals and companies looking to move to Cranston. Call for a package.
The Chamber monitors all local, state, and federal legislative initiatives and issues and takes steps through the statewide Chamber of Commerce network to make certain that the business community's position is heard and understood. Directions and advice on complying with regulations are also available. Linked to the US government through the US Chamber of Commerce Business Meets Government officials - Receptions, Forums, published info on statewide legislative issues, partnered with community organizations including the U. S. Small Business Administration, Small Business Development Center, RI Manufacturing Extension Services, SCORE.