SVCC Membership Benefits
Benefits of memberships
A business will not stand alone. Collectively through the Chamber, businesses are able to accomplish what each could not do individually. Hundreds of members who share the same goals join together enabling all of us to do more for our great region. We welcome you to share our excitement and help make the Susquehanna Valley a better place for you and your business. Your involvement will make a difference.
SVCC works to raise the name recognition of the area while promoting area businesses, their goods and services. Members of the Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce are afforded the following benefits.
- Affordable group health insurance through Pennsylvania Chamber Insurance (PCI)
- Discounted services negotiated exclusively for SVCC members including offers from APPI Energy, First Data Merchant Services (credit/debit card acceptance), 360Lancaster.com, Comcast Business, and more
- Media contact information for newspapers, radio, and television stations
- Referrals to member businesses
- Display space for brochures, flyers, and other promotional items in our Visitors Center which serves thousands of people each y
- Networking opportunities through Breakfast Meetings, Member Seminars, and Business Mixers
- Inclusion in our yearly Membership Directory (Information Guide) with over 16,000 copies printed and distributed to Columbia, Marietta and Wrightsville residents and through our Visitors Center
- Advertising opportunities at a reduced rate in the Information Guide
- Advertising opportunities on SVCC’s digital sign board and on SVCC’s website
- Access to the SVCC membership and mailing list, by request, once per year
- Member business listing on the redesigned Chamber website including links to the member’s website, member’s logo, a map locating your business, your business description, social media links, and e-mail which you may edit and maintain
- Access to an events calendar that shows only Chamber Member events to the public. Members are able to add and maintain their events on the calendar
- Sponsorship opportunities for our community events and Business Mixers
- The redesigned Web site allows members to renew their membership or sign up as an event or Business Mixer sponsor right on the site.
- Grand Opening, Ribbon Cutting, and Groundbreaking assistance and planning
- Additional exposure through SVCC’s Recognition Program which highlights your milestone anniversaries and/or outstanding awards received with press releases and pictures sent to The Merchandiser
- Assistance planning special events, press releases, posters and invitations
- Member email blasts with news and events
In addition, your dues help to support the Visitors Center as a gratis service for guests to our area. The Visitors Center does not receive any state or federal funding. The Visitors Center is financed solely through membership dues and SVCC fundraising initiatives.
An SVCC member may increase their visibility in the public sector through sponsorship of an SVCC event. Since our events raise money to benefit the SVCC Visitors Center, these sponsorships help ensure our continued service to visitors to the region. Sponsorships are available in varying price points and carrying benefits that correspond with the financial level.
A variety of member programs are held throughout the year. These include member breakfasts, informational seminars, and mixers. Our sessions for 2017 can be found under Membership Programming. Sponsors of these events have input into the programming and scheduling of their session. Sponsors also have an opportunity to promote their own business while serving to educate and inform other business people. These networking opportunities also provide an informal setting to connect with others. To sponsor a breakfast or mixer, contact SVCC.
SVCC Information Guide
The SVCC Information Guide promotes member businesses by serving as a directory of goods and services. View the most recent directory under our Publications tab.
Membership does have its privileges. Special discount offers are extended to members of SVCC. New benefits may be added at any time. Be sure to mention your chamber membership when contacting a member program vendor
Affordable Website Advertising
The Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce is now making it easy and affordable for members to put their business in the spotlight. With a choice of a banner or spot ad, members can now support the chamber while benefitting from increased business exposure. Click here for details.