You can visit the Indiana Chamber web site to learn all about the programs and benefits of Chamber membership. But what do members say when asked, and they are asked on a continuing basis, about why they join or remain members?
Before getting to the list, do note that membership has increased to nearly 5,000 companies (and many more individuals within those organizations). The growth continues despite the economic times that have forced a number of businesses to close and others to cut back. New companies are coming on board every day, complementing the nearly 300 that have been members continuously for more than 50 years.
The top reasons:
- Advocacy: companies want to support the Chamber role of improving the state’s business climate through lobbying efforts at the state and federal levels
- Discounted health insurance: companies with 99 or fewer employees take advantage of the ChamberCare program presented in partnership with Anthem. The savings generated here typically more than pay for the Chamber membership
- Information and assistance: this includes free Business Research Center leads and helpine guidance, as well as significant discounts on regulatory compliance publications and employee training seminars
That’s what the members who are surveyed on a rotating basis have to say. How about you? Let us know what you think.