Benefits of Membership
Visitor’s Guide and Membership Directory
The Visitor’s Guide and Directory is distributed to visitors’ centers, hotels and real estate offices and is used for employee recruitment and to fulfill requests for visitor and relocation information.
Referrals From The Chamber
Our office receives numerous inquiries each month from consumers and businesses that are referred exclusively to our members. The Chamber website offers businesses and the general public access to your company listing, website, and/or Facebook page with the click of a button.
The most valuable tool we can offer our members are the opportunities to “make connections” with other Chamber members and the general public. To that end, we coordinate and host Business Networking Mixers each month with an average attendance of 40-60 people. The Chamber also arranges periodic meetings with experts in the field of marketing, business planning and organization, and human resources to act as presenters for seminars and workshops. These events are all publicized in the monthly Chamber newsletter eBlast, on our website and invitation eBlasts.
Member to Member Discounts
The Chamber maintains the WSCC Member Plus Program where more than 50 Chamber members offer discounts exclusively to other Chamber members.
The Chamber offers eBlasts, newsletter advertising, Facebook and website promotions at reasonable fees to Chamber members. The “Take Five…”, our monthly newsletter and the “blasts” have a base reach of over 600 plus individual email addresses. The VIP Partnership Program offers additional marketing opportunities at Chamber events and partnership opportunities for our activities and programs.
Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies
We help you celebrate the opening, expansion or relocation of your business with an official ribbon cutting ceremony at NO COST!
Valuable Partnerships and Contacts
The Chamber puts you in direct contact with associated Chambers of Commerce of Delaware and the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce, along with a network of Sussex County Chambers of Commerce. The Chamber maintains contact with local historical societies, numerous downtowns and their economic development organizations, through municipal council and commissioners meetings, local schools and numerous civic organizations. The Chamber assists with contacts at the Small Business & Development Center, SEDAC, Delaware Economic Development Office, Sussex County Economic Development Office, and more.
The Chamber has a number of standing committees staffed by volunteers made up of numerous Chamber members and civic volunteers. Those working committees include: Business & Economic Development Forum, Community Involvement, Member Services, and Tourism. Your involvement CAN afford YOU the opportunity to directly impact the welfare of the Chamber and the community through the use of your areas of expertise and interest.
Tax-Deductible Business Expense
Your membership dues and related expenses are a tax-deductible business expense.