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 your annual membership investment depends on the type and size of your business. For example, restaurants are priced on the number of seats; hotels & inns by the number of rooms; villa rental companies by the number of rentals; other businesses by the number of employees; golf courses have their own rate as do individuals, non-profits and retired persons. To find out what your investment is for your business, contact Beverly Maloney at (843) 341-8375 or [email protected].
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 Conversation & Cocktails 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 Kelli Brunson at [email protected].
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. Click here to view their contact information or call 912-354-7521.
- Q: Why join the chamber?
- Q: Why membership matters?
- Q: What are the benefits of joining the chamber? Benefits of Membership.
- Q: How can I find out more about health insurance? Joan Delozier (843) 341-8374.
- Q: How do I advertise with the chamber? Chamber Publications
- Q: Can you tell me about the region’s demographics? Think Hilton Head Island.
- Q: What publications include members? Chamber Publications.