Why Membership Matters

People are 63% more likely to purchase from a small business that is a chamber member.
Whether you’re running a small business or a large corporation, you measure every penny you spend. The Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce brings you innovative member benefits and programs that can make the most of your marketing dollar, reduce business costs and save you time!

Make the Most of Marketing
Chamber members see a tangible difference in exposure and customer referrals that impacts the bottom line.

“The Vacation Planner is saving my business this year. In a struggling economy, being a part of the chamber’s guide for visitors and the referrals are more than keeping me afloat.”  Capt Wally Phinney, Aqua Sports Sea Wolf Charters

"Business Expo was a home run for us. We not only strengthened relationships with existing clients but managed to introduce ourselves to dozens of new potential clients, several who have become new advertisers." – B.J. Frazier, publisher of the Bluffton Sun.

“The chamber’s Fall Getaway E-Promotion provided a huge return on our $500 investment. We booked 96 rooms worth more than $14,000…that’s a 29-to-1 ROI!”

Joseph C. Kramer, CMP, CHSP
Director of Sales and Marketing
Crowne Plaza Hilton Head Island Beach Resort

Reduce Costs
Eager business woman Chamber members have access to reduced cost insurance, a free Workforce Resource Center and complimentary membership in the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which makes them eligible for many more business discounts. Chamber dues are tax deductible as a necessary business expense.

“We love the new Workforce Resource Center! Our job posting garnered about 20 applicants in a week’s time.” –Carol Moran Pfeffer, Executive Director, The Sandbox

“How fantastic that you are offering the Insider Card Program–especially in a time when marketing dollars are hard to come by!”
–Suzanne Bishop, General Manager & BIC, Outdoor Resorts at Hilton Head Island Owner's Association

Save Time
Through the chamber, you can also take advantage of useful research tools and get free, confidential counseling at the Business Assistance Center at chamber headquarters.

“Our first season renting beach wheelchairs was very successful.  We attribute this success largely in part to you and all of the wonderful people at the Chamber of Commerce.  We have renewed our membership and look forward to the upcoming season!”   Amy Rosene, Owner A Day At The Beach, LLC

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