Benefits of Chamber Membership
Chamber members enjoy a wide variety of benefits. Whether the company is large or small, established or just starting out, the chamber can provide useful benefits to help businesses grow.
Chambers of Commerce are viewed as a credible resource for business referrals. Promote your membership to help increase credibility & peace of mind for your customers as a trusted business in the community. Place your chamber member decal on your storefront door or window, or on a company vehicle. Download the chamber logo to display on your website.
Chamber membership is for your entire business. Your entire staff is welcome to use the benefits of your membership, from attending events to utilizing discounts. We are happy to add as many representatives for your business in our database to receive chamber communications or create individual logins to help edit your business directory listing & register for events. If you would like different staff to receive different levels of access to your chamber account (such as billing, event registration, directory listing edits) please let us know when sending their contact information, preferably via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All members receive a self-controlled individual listing on our Business Directory. Your listing is self-controlled so it’s just the way you want it. Specific keywords enable higher search engine results – some members even find their business listing on the chamber’s website on the front page of Google! Specific keywords enable higher search engine results, aiding you in higher quality leads. This online listing is working for you 24/7/35, so we highly recommend you login to update your listing. Here's how.
Additionally, the information you provide is what we use to assist in providing more & relevant referrals whether online, over the phone, in person, and in our print Community Guide.
ANTHEM BLUE CROSS SHIELD CHAMBERSAVER PLAN
The ChamberSaver program, offered through a partnership between Anthem and the Southern Ohio Chamber Alliance (SOCA), offers you high-quality benefits that fit your budget. New Albany Chamber members with 2-99 employees have access of up to a 1.4% savings on any Anthem group health insurance plan through premium tax credit savings. (Discount only applies to members who do not already have Anthem insurance.) You’ll have your choice of Anthem Plans, all backed by the exceptional nationwide network access and local sales and service millions of Americans trust. To learn more and get a quote, contact one of the New Albany Chamber member brokers listed below.
Anthem ChamberSaver Plan Brochure
SOCA BENEFIT PLAN
The Southern Ohio Chamber Alliance (SOCA) offers a health program that can lead to more rate stability and offers potential savings for New Albany Chamber members with 2-50 employees. The SOCA Benefit Plan is a self-funded medical offering with a multiple employer welfare arrangement (MEWA). MEWAs enable smaller employers to join together and share in the overall claims risk. To learn more and get a quote, contact one of the New Albany Chamber member brokers listed below or visit www.844MedOhio.com.
SOCA Benefit Plan Brochure
As of July 1, 2020, sole proprietors will be available as part of both plans!
An eligible sole proprietor must work more than 30 hours per week (documentation required) and provide an IRS Form 1040 with Schedule C or Form 1040 with Schedules F and SE. Presently this offer is not intended for non-profit organizations with only one employee. Quoting for sole proprietor coverage begins April 20, 2020.
Contact one of our Chamber member insurance brokers below with any questions or to receive a quote today:
Shawan-Marquis Agency, Inc.
Senior Account Advisor
250 W. Old Wilson Bridge Rd. Suite#190
Worthington, Oh 43085
Office: (614) 600-8138
Detwiler-Brofford Insurance, Inc.
116 Granville Street, Suite 200, Gahanna, OH 43230
Jason Brofford, President
Hoffmann and Associates Insurance Services, Inc.
5005 Pine Creek Dr., Westerville, OH 43081
Alan Hoffmann, President
Insurance Office of Central Ohio
165 W. Main Street, New Albany, OH 43054
Janice Lichtenstein, Personal Asset Protection
180 Market St., Ste E, New Albany, OH 43054
Rick LaVeer, Agent
Many of our events offer a discounted member rate. Specific details are available upon event registration.
Sign up for discounted office supplies today!
Office Depot® and New Albany Chamber of Commerce have partnered to provide exclusive benefits and savings to its members including:
- Customized pricing to fit the specific needs of your business
- Curated assortment of products and services
- The flexibility to shop online at business.officedepot.com and at any of our retail locations with your Store Purchasing Card
- FREE, next-business-day delivery on qualifying orders within our local delivery areas
- World class customer service for quick problem resolution
- Experienced account managers to help improve productivity and uncover cost savings
- Convenient payment options including single account billing or consolidated billing for multiple locations
Members of the New Albany Chamber of Commerce are eligible to enroll in a group rated workers compensation program offered by Sedgwick.
Sedgwick is Ohio’s leading third party Administrator for workers’ compensation specializing in alternative rating/premium discount programs and cost containment strategies.
Take the first step needed to reduce your annual premium by requesting a free, no-obligation quote for group rating or other alternative rating/premium discount programs through our organization and let Sedgwick work harder for you!
For more information and/or to enroll, contact:
Rejeana A. Woolum-Napier, Agency Development Consultant
P.O. Box 884, Dublin, Ohio 43017
(614) 359-2403 or (800) 825-6755
Worldwide, Chambers of Commerce are viewed as a credible resource for business referrals. We promote our membership through personal calls, walk-ins, events, publications, and online.
Join today to stay top of mind. The chamber’s office offers helpful literature such as maps, phone books, and member’s brochures. Members are encouraged to drop off your literature at the chamber office, as well as update your online business directory listing so we can stay informed when referring callers and walk-ins to your business.
Ribbon-cutting, groundbreaking, expansion, and grand-opening events are a terrific way to celebrate your business. These types of events offer the opportunity to publicly thank your customers, financial backers, friends, and family, as well as introduce your products and services.
The New Albany Chamber of Commerce can:
- Coordinate with our local government to invite City Council members and have Mayor make brief remarks.
- Coordinate and invite state officials, i.e., the Ohio Secretary of State, Ohio Senator, Ohio House Representative, etc.
- Invite Chamber Board Chair, Ambassadors, Board of Trustees, local business leaders and Chamber members.
- Promote the event digitally via Chamber email updates, Chamber social media channels, and the New Albany Community Calendar.
- The Chamber team will bring the “giant scissors” and ribbon at the event…a great photo opportunity!
- Take photography and share on Chamber social media channels.
Tips for you to have a successful event:
- Coordinate with the Chamber to set the date and time of the event well in advance to avoid date and time conflicts.
- Send invitations to your clients, colleagues, family, friends, and past, current, and potential customers, business associates (including your accountant, banker, and property owner), suppliers, employees, media, and neighboring businesses three-to-six weeks before your event.
- Provide complimentary refreshments (always a draw!).
- Door prizes, promotional items and/or goodie bags are not required but very popular.
- Have brochures and business cards available. If appropriate, offer tours.
To schedule your ribbon cutting, contact the Chamber at email@example.com or (614) 855-4400.
Quality training & educational opportunities provided by the chamber benefit your organization & career. Chamber members are notified of upcoming webinars & workshops, or you can check our upcoming chamber events here. Topic requests are always welcome.
We also offer New Albany Young Professionals, a sub-group within the chamber cultivating the next generation of business leaders, and Leadership New Albany, which is a year-long leadership development program to aid participants increase their knowledge of New Albany’s past and present, and gain a better understanding of the New Albany business, economic, civic and government landscape. Local leaders share business and leadership insights through presentations, interactive sessions, panel discussions and behind-the-scenes tours.
In addition to exclusive Advertising & Sponsorship Opportunities, members get direct access to the chamber website. Each business receives a login at sign up (individual staff logins available upon request), which allows you to update your business directory listing, post job openings, share events to our public upcoming events calendar, and more!
The chamber advocates on your behalf on a local, state, and national level to promote and sustain a healthy business environment. With a focus on business retention, tourism, and advancing community excellence, the chamber fosters economic growth & business success by advocating pro-business public policies. Gain a say in what happens through our advocacy efforts.
To support this, the mission of our Government Affairs Committee is to represent, monitor and act on the interests of the business community in local, state, and federal legislative issues and to communicate those interests to members, the community, and elected officials. The committee also develops relationships with public officials to ensure business input and representation at all levels of government.