Our mission statement sums it up: To encourage, promote, and support the growth and development of commerce, thereby enhancing the quality of life in our communities.
Our members feel that the benefits of chamber membership far outweigh the annual fee. Some highlights of membership:
Member listings in Maine’s Best Regional Guide and on our website which includes a link to your site.
Your print material, brochures and business cards displayed in the EACC office.
Staff trained to give referrals to your business. Annually, we receive about 15,000 telephone and mail inquiries, and 9,000 walk-in visitors – each one is referred to Chamber members. Our office is open year-round and 7 days a week in the summer season.
Invitations to networking events, training opportunities, and business seminars.
Access to the Chamber’s mailing list and bulk mail permit, helping you save money on promotional mailings.
A health insurance program designed exclusively for Chamber members, Chamber BlueOptions. Small businesses (self-employed to 50) have 10 options from which to choose. Each person in your business is able to select a different option based on individual needs.
We keep you abreast of what is happening in the business community and legislatively through our monthly Chamber Business newsletter, Facebook page and weekly e-mail updates.
Advertising opportunities designed to reach targeted audiences – and reasonably priced.
Member-to-member discounts and promotions that encourage Chamber employees, business owners and residents to support local businesses (Member First Value Cards; Welcome Wagon; Chamber Bucks)