Seven years of membership in the Webster Chamber of Commerce has provided me with the opportunity to dialogue with business owners, learn, share, and have a common voice politically.
Dave Eckler, Weekend Printer
There are many, many benefits that come with your Chamber membership. Networking, our website listing, referrals and the educational opportunities are jus a few. Membership indicates you are committed to the Webster community and are interested in providing high quality products and services to your customers and clients. Click here to view more membership benefits.
A Business membership is a voting membership available for any business or sole proprietors/practitioner. Membership Dues are $215 for the Chamber's fiscal year. (July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018) Dues are prorated by quarter and are non-refundable. As of 01/01/2018, membership is $322.00 for a business member that runs until 06/30/2018 (prorated and locks in this year's rate).
An Associate membership is a non-voting membership for individuals that would like to participate in the Chamber but do not have a business. Dues are $90 for the Chamber's fiscal year. (July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018)
A Not-For-Profit membership is a non-voting membership for not-for -profit organizations that are IRS code 501(c)X and do not have paid staff (call the Chamber for limited exceptions). Dues are $108 for the Chamber's fiscal year. (July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018) (Click here for a Not-For-Profit Application)
Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA) Membership
This membership is open to YEA businesses from the Webster Central School District. These student businesses have all the privileges of a business member except the ability to vote. Dues are $90 for the Chamber's fiscal year. (July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018) (Click here for a YEA Application)
Member Rewards Program
Current Chamber members are rewarded when they recruit a new Chamber member. You are rewarded with a $50.00 credit or a $50.00 gift card to any current Chamber member business! Here's what you need to do to earn the reward:
- Have the new member complete the application.
- Your name / company must be on the referral line of the new member’s application.
- The dues must be paid in full before the reward is issued.
- You will receive a $50.00 credit on your Chamber account or a $50.00 gift card/certificate from any Chamber member of your choice.
Membership Services Committee
The Webster Chamber of Commerce Membership Services Committee, which is co-chaired by Carolyn Montanaro from Neubert Financial Services and Scott Gosert from SOHO Imaging is responsible for the following:
- Growing and retaining Chamber membership
- Coordinating Mixers and After-Hours Events with and for member businesses
- Research and present Business of the Month awards
- Business Person of the Year research and presentation
- Welcoming new Chamber members
- The quarterly New Member Luncheon
- Introducing the Chamber to potential new members
Active Chamber membership often involves working with a committee. If you have an interest in working on the Membership Committee, please email co-chair Carolyn Montanaro.
Monthly breakfast with 80-100 businesses in attendance
Brand your business during “Pass the Microphone” at monthly breakfasts
After Hours Networking Events – you can even host one!
Educational workshops and Forums – grow as a successful business owner
Business of the Month recognition / Business Person of the Year recognition
Milestone Business Anniversary Recognition (begins at 25th year)
Business listing on Chamber’s top ranked website and printed community directory
Business referrals – Chamber refers callers to your business
Put your business’ news in the Chamber newsletter or put a flyer in the newsletter
Medical and Dental Insurance for you, your family, and your employees
Committee involvement – participate in Chamber decision making
Membership Plaque – let your customers know you belong to the Chamber of Commerce
Set-up a Display Table at Monthly Chamber Breakfast before Business Meetings
Use the Chambers brochure / business card display in Chamber office foyer
Rent the Chamber conference room for offsite training or meetings
New Business members receive a Welcome Gift (given at your first breakfast)