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Why Join the Chamber?
More Exposure Means More Business
Return on Investment. Whether you’re running a small business or a large corporation, you measure every penny you spend against this standard. The Hilton Head Island•Bluffton Chamber of Commerce understands.
That’s why we’re proud to bring you innovative member benefits and programs that provide measurable returns.
This results-oriented approach has earned us the National Chamber of the Year Award—the top honor in our profession—for the second time this decade. We invite you to learn more, and see what we can do for you. Discover an Investment that Pays Dividends in Success.
Membership Has its Privileges
As a member of the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce, you’ll enjoy a host of valuable benefits, including:
Thousands of residents and visitors seeking information on local businesses and services are directed to our members every year.
Free Website Listing.
Your business name will be featured in the chamber of commerce website, www.hiltonheadisland.org, with a link to your own website.
A clearinghouse for tourism information.
The Chamber receives more than 17,000 calls annually from consumers seeking recommendations. We also receive over 100,000 hits on our website each month. Each inquiry is referred to our member businesses, providing priceless marketing and leads.
Get free confidential counseling at the Business Assistance Center in the Chamber offices. Open daily, the center is run by an experienced team of business professionals working with the Small Business Administration’s SCORE program.
Access visitor information, statistics on demographics and economic data, mailing lists and address labels for our 1,700-plus member businesses, as well as lists of those interested in vacation and relocation to the area.
We’ve partnered with Blue Cross/Blue Shield of South Carolina to provide discounted health insurance coverage on a payroll deduction basis—and you only need two employees to qualify.
Members are listed in all our publications, including the Membership Directory, Relocation Guide, Vacation Planner and our newsletter, Chamber Business Monthly, read by more than 3,000 business professionals.
More Advertising Opportunities.
The Chamber’s website offers additional advertising options.
Year-Round Networking Opportunities
Chamber membership offers great opportunities to network with more than 1,700 other members. Like the casual Business After Hours events held monthly in friendly settings across the Lowcountry. Our quarterly Executive Connection meetings for business owners and CEOs. And our popular two-day Business Expo—a showcase for products and services offered by our members that draws more than 2,000 people each year. You can also look forward to rewarding social events like the black-tie Chamber Ball, the Business Golf Classic and holiday Taste of the Season.
Still More Great Benefits!
Free subscription to Chamber Business Monthly—covering a wide range of topics that affect area businesses ,from tourism, economic and management topics to chamber events and activities. Boardroom Rentals. The Chamber boardroom, with teleconferencing capabilities, closed-circuit television, multiple projection screens, laptop data ports and catering kitchen, is available for rent to member businesses. All these benefits—and your membership dues are tax deductible as a business expense!