The Howard County Chamber of Commerce’s (HCCC) goal is to help build strong, growing businesses in Howard County and the region. It does this by continually striving to provide added value to its members — both large and small. In addition to the networking, educational and other events it hosts throughout the year, it has added some new member benefits.
Better Business Bureau Accreditation Discount
Chamber members can utilize their membership to receive a 30% discount on BBB accreditation.
Community Calendar Posting
Members can post their events to HCCC’s calendar at no cost. After logging on with their member number and password, the “Submit an Event” link provides an online form to fill in with all the details. The events are promoted via social media to HCCC followers.
Office Depot Discount Program
Chamber members can now access a $70 million group-purchasing program (GPP). Discounts on office supplies and paper products, free next-day delivery and a personal corporate representative are provided.
Save Local Now ($LN) Marketing Platform
Members gain access to a free, easy-to-use digital platform built to maximize their online exposure through the following.
- Content creation and publishing
- Email marketing
- Social sharing
- Search engine optimization
The $LN platform empowers members to enhance their digital footprint, create content and share that content where it really matters: online, on social, and through email marketing.
U.S. Chamber Federation
Through a partnership with the U.S. Chamber, HCCC small business members have access to resources, information, advocacy and savings. These include how-to advice and information on topics ranging from health care to cybersecurity.
Daily headlines are delivered to their inbox from publications and reports covering important issues affecting business. Also, members can access up to 500 customizable legal documents, and receive up to 70% off FedEx services.
Plus the Usual
All of these benefits are in addition to the traditional list of benefits HCCC member receive.
- Website page in HCCC’s database
- Member-to-member/-community discounts and coupons
- Advertising in HCCC’s newsletter or on its website
- Chamber mailing lists
- Table displays at chamber events
- Ribbon cuttings
- Chamber Energy Co-Op