Membership

It’s tough running a business, but it’s easier when the Mobile Chamber has your back. Most of our more than 1,600 members are small businesses working to make a living. The Mobile Chamber does more than work to build a strong economy – we offer prime networking venues to develop new contacts and solid resources to help you start, manage and grow your business. Believe in a strong future for Mobile. Belong to the Mobile Chamber – because it’s good for business and good for Mobile.

 

Membership is open to all businesses; businesses with an interest in doing business in the area and individuals interested in contributing to the economic well-being of the Mobile area. Annual membership dues are based on a company’s number of employees.

 

If time does not permit active engagement, there is still great value to membership. A recent study by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives revealed consumers are 63 percent more likely to purchase goods or services from a business belonging to a chamber. The Mobile Chamber’s searchable member directory on this website is hugely popular, and hundreds of consumers use the site to find quality businesses every day. Adding the Mobile Chamber member eplaque to your website and window decal to your office door helps even more.

Core Benefits of Membership Include:

We offer a variety of high-profile networking venues to develop new business contacts and connect you to potential clients. Events include:

  • Business After Hours, a casual evening of networking, hosted quarterly at different Mobile Chamber member locations;
  • Coffee with the Mobile Chamber offers casual conversation with other business professionals on your way to work;
  • Networking at Noon offers members the chance to introduce their business, product and/or service to other members over lunch; and
  • Membership 101 is a bi-monthly gathering where new members get acquainted with staff and Mobile Chamber activities and introduce their companies to other members present.

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Get noticed in a wider circle of business owners and decision makers. Mobile Chamber members receive: A free listing and link to your homepage on the Mobile Chamber’s high traffic website, www.mobilechamber.com;

  • New member and anniversary listings in the Mobile Chamber’s monthly news magazine, the Business View. Members may also be included by pitching stories or announcing new staff, promotions, business endeavors and accomplishments;
  • Complimentary event announcements in the Mobile Chamber’s electronic newsletter, the Business View Weekly, sent to more than 7,000 addresses;
  • Advertising opportunities in a variety of publications including The Guide to Mobile, the Business View magazine and our weekly email, the Business View Weekly.
  • The exclusive right to host a booth at Mobile’s premier business-to-business trade show, Business Expo, which draws more than 2,500 attendees;
  • Placement of marketing brochures or flyers in the Mobile Chamber’s lobby; and
  • A window decal and eplaque to show customers you are a valued member of the Mobile Chamber.

The Mobile Chamber fields more than 3,000 calls a month, and the website averages 300,000 unique hits a month. According to ACCE (the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives), consumers are 63 percent more likely to buy goods and services in the future from a company that they believe is a member of the local chamber of commerce.

  • Only Mobile Chamber members are referred by staff; and
  • The Mobile Chamber’s member directory on the website is used both by members and non-members as resources for business listings.

Members have access to discounts that impact their bottom-line.

  • Discounts are available on office supplies;
  • Members receive discounted rates on room rentals at the Mobile Chamber and new members are entitled to one free room rental during office hours within their first year of membership;
  • Member-to-member discounts can be found on the Mobile Chamber’s website;
  • New members receive a membership mailing list at a discounted rate; and
  • As a member of the Mobile Chamber, you are also a member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, making you eligible for additional discounts from companies such as FedEx, Monster and Sam’s Club.

The Mobile Chamber is the ultimate business resource center offering information, tips and best practices that can give businesses a competitive edge. We offer members:

  • Content-rich and affordable seminars;
  • Small business presentations and discussions;
  • A small business section on the Mobile Chamber’s website packed with helpful information;
  • Executive Roundtable meetings;
  • Connections to mentors and experts through the Small Business Administration and Innovation Portal; and
  • Access to research including current economic indicators, demographic data, statistics, relocation information and special reports.

Throughout the year, special awards programs are held to acknowledge the best-of-the-best in the business community. Awards include:

  • Small Business of the Month;
  • Small Business of the Year;
  • Eagle Awards, recognizing minority business owners;
  • Innovator of the Year; and
  • Manufacturer of the Year.

With approximately 1,600 members, representing more than 90,000 employees, the Mobile Chamber is a strong and credible voice for business. We focus on government policies so you can focus on your business. The Mobile Chamber represents area businesses by:

  • Lobbying for business-friendly policies;
  • Maintaining relationships with elected officials;
  • Partnering with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Business Council of Alabama and other chambers in the region;
  • Offering members an opportunity to meet candidates running for public office at annual political networking events; and
  • Providing contact information for area officials.

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For more information about membership, contact Michael Galvin at 251-431-8628.