Benefits of Chamber Membership

The Union County Chamber champions business growth and prosperity.

What exactly does that mean?

It means we actively work every day to create a thriving business community across Union County.

How does this impact your business?

A thriving business community creates jobs, provides a healthy tax base to support services and infrastructure, and enhances the quality of life for all residents.

Your partnership with the Union County Chamber makes you a part of the greater story of Championing Business Growth and Prosperity.

Your partnership with the Union County Chamber makes you a part of the greater story of Championing Business Growth and Prosperity.

VISIBILITY FOR YOUR BUSINESS

MEMBER DIRECTORY LISTING

Membership in YOUR Union County Chamber gives your business visibility. The Chamber’s website and social media have incredible reach that continues to grow. For some of our member businesses, their listing on the Chamber website outranks their own website in search results.

MAKE CONNECTIONS

The Chamber provides opportunities to develop meaningful relationships with other members who are potential customers, vendors, and referral sources. From the moment your Directory Listing goes live, you have access to thousands of representatives from Chamber member organizations. Introduce yourself, and begin to grow your network. 

MARKET YOUR BUSINESS

YOUR Union County Chamber has a wide variety of sponsorships and advertising opportunities. The variety of options gives you the ability to tailor your marketing to ensure you reach the best prospects for your business. There are marketing opportunities online, at events, and in our annual Newcomer’s Guide that is distributed across the region each year. 

We are a member-oriented organization; therefore, we only refer our members. We get hundreds of calls from all over the country from people looking for businesses and services.​

Many members of the community consider Chamber membership to be a sign of a reputable, stable business. We receive hundreds of phone calls each year from individuals checking to see if a business is a Chamber member.

Schedule a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate your Grand Opening, major expansion or new location. Members of our staff, Chamber and community members join in the celebration.  Currently, these are done through our Ribbon Cuttings Unraveled video series. 

Contact us for more information.

Market your organization’s seminar, special event or fundraiser on the Chamber’s Events Calendar. It’s free for members to post and can be seen by anyone who searches for events on the Chamber website.

Has your business accomplished something newsworthy like won an award, changed your business hours, or started a new program or offering from your business?  Add a news release for free to share what’s going on with  anyone who views News on the Chamber Website

WELCOMING ATMOSPHERE FOR BUSINESS GROWTH AND INNOVATION

INFLUENTIAL VOICE FOR BUSINESS

Chamber membership allows you to join with hundreds of others to create an influential voice on issues affecting business.  YOUR Union County Chamber advocates for businesses at a local, state, and federal level. We reach out to individual elected officials to communicate the needs and challenges of our business community and learn about pending policy that affects businesses.

 

PUBLIC POLICY

The Chamber convenes community leaders, influencers, business leaders, and community stakeholders to provide a series of forums for relevant discussions about issues and policies impacting the business community.

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

Attracting and retaining a skilled workforce is the number one challenge facing businesses of all sizes in our community.  YOUR Chamber works with business, educational institutions, and workforce development organizations to attract, develop, and retain a highly skilled workforce to meet the talent needs of business and industry now and in the years to come.

The Small Business Program helps our small business members survive and thrive by providing connections, resources, and information to help them overcome the challenges and pressures of growing a small business.

The Women in Business  program is designed to offer a welcoming environment for women executives to cultivate relationships, build their networks, and offers professional development opportunities. This dynamic program includes an annual professional development event, quarterly lunchtime events, and socials focused
on meeting the needs of our women members.

The mission of the Diversity & Inclusion Committee is to bring awareness of
diversity and inclusion by empowering our members and community at large.
Through the work of this committee we will advance equal opportunity in Union
County. This committee’s goals are to increase awareness of diversity among
current members, increase the number of minority-owned businesses in the
chamber’s membership and increase the number of minority-owned business
startups.

The purpose of this manufacturing awareness program is to bring attention to
the high-paying career opportunities in manufacturing and the positive impact of
having a strong manufacturing base in our community. Make It in Union County
includes a week of activities connecting local students, parents, educators, and
the community with manufacturers.

Leadership Union offers a select group of applicants the opportunity to meet community and civic leaders, explore key issues impacting our region, establish quality business contacts, undertake class service projects and develop lasting friendships.
This program builds tomorrow’s leaders by:
• Learning about today’s issues
• Developing skills for effective leadership
• Discovering opportunities for involvement

RESOURCES TO BUILD YOUR BUSINESS AND DEVELOP YOUR EMPLOYEES

BUSINESS COUNSELING AND MENTORING

YOUR Union County Chamber partners with various business experts with a proven track record of helping local businesses. We offer free business counseling to members through SCORE, as well as make referrals to the South Piedmont Community College Small Business Center based on your specific needs.

JOBS WEBSITE

Finding the right local talent for your workforce can be a challenge. Chamber members can post unlimited jobs on jobsinunioncounty.com for free. The SEO optimized site integrates with Google, allowing your open positions to have more visibility, and helping connect local talent to local jobs. 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 

Developing your employees is another benefit of Chamber membership. We tailor our professional development events to the needs of our members and their employees. We offer more than 40 staff development opportunities per year, covering skills building, facing challenges and opportunities, business growth, marketing, hiring practices, and much more.

Visit the Chamber office for details ($100 each for non-members)

The purpose of Young Professionals of Union County Program is to provide support, professionally and personally, to the next generation of leaders—those who are 21-39 years old. This dynamic program includes professional development opportunities, networking opportunities to grow personal and professional relationships, as well as opportunities to get involved in community service. Young Professionals of Union County is an excellent program for developing future leaders of our community.

The Environmental Health and Safety Program is designed to offer EHS
professionals the opportunity to network, benchmark, and share best practices among its members. It includes quarterly events, open to all, to promote safety
in the workplace throughout the county.

SAVINGS FOR YOUR BUSINESS

EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNTS ON OFFICE SUPPLIES

YOUR Chamber partners with FSIoffice to offer savings of up to 65% off MSRP on office supplies! As a Chamber member, you get exclusive pricing on office supplies, cleaning supplies, technology, furniture and more. FSIoffice offers free delivery, no matter the size of your office, or your order. This program gives you group purchasing power, regardless of your business size.

MEMBER TO MEMBER DEALS

Chamber members have the opportunity to share exclusive Member-to-Member Deals.  These special offers and discounts are for members only and can only be seen by Chamber members.