Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What does a chamber of commerce do?
A: Our mission is to advance the common interest of our membership, to stimulate the expanding regional economy and to enhance the quality of life for all. A chamber offers networking opportunities, credentials, referrals, educational opportunities and represents the regional business community on public policy or in working with the government.
Q: What does membership cost?
A: The cost of annual membership depends on the type and size of the business. Restaurants are priced on the number of seats, hotels & inns by the number of rooms, villa rental companies by the number of rentals, and golf courses have their own rate. A regular small business for 1-3 full time employees, membership is $320 plus a $35 application fee. As the number of employees goes up, so does the dues schedule. Non-profits and individuals that are either retired or not doing business are priced at $128 plus $35 application fee.
Q: Who can attend chamber events?
A: There are many chamber programs and seminars that are open to members only as a benefit of their investment. However, other networking events are open to the community. There may be a different cost to attend. For example, members pay only $10 to attend a Business After Hours networking social while nonmembers pay $20.
Q: Does the chamber help with ribbon cuttings and grand opening events?
A: The chamber is happy to assist members in planning and executing their events. The chamber owns a large pair of ceremonial scissors for use at ribbon cuttings and can suggest guidelines or supply a list of local media contacts for businesses to send press releases regarding their event. For more information, contact Beverly Maloney by email or call (843) 341-8375.
Q: Can members link to the chamber’s website?
A: Yes. To add a link to the chamber’s website, contact Elizabeth Simpson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: Does the chamber share its email list?
A: The chamber does not share its email list with anyone, even members. Members have access to the chamber’s mailing list of members as well as a list of people who have inquired about the region. Click here for more information.
Q: If I have a complaint about an area business, should I send it to the chamber?
A: All business complaints should be directed to our local Better Business Bureau. Their web site is: http://savannah.bbb.org/consumers/
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