Orange Chamber Partners with Local Chambers For Discounted Membership Rate - Daily Hudson Valley News

Orange Chamber Partners with Local Chambers For Discounted Membership Rate

Nov 17th, 2014 | By | Category: Business News

In support of small businesses and local chambers of commerce, the Orange County Chamber of Commerce now offers a special membership rate to businesses in good standing with local chambers of commerce.

A member (with 0-3 employees) in good standing of a local chamber of commerce (not a networking or professional group) in Orange County can join the Orange County Chamber for $300 instead of $457. The member will be entitled to all the programs and services offered by the Orange Chamber.

“Coming from a local chamber,” explains Orange Chamber President Lynn Allen Cione, “I’m very familiar with the many ways these chambers work with and help their members. But now, the sole proprietors and small businesses (up to three employees) who belong to a local chamber can also benefit from the economies of scale offered by a larger business advocacy organization like the Orange Chamber.”

A recent Perception Study conducted by an outside organization of hundreds of businesses in Orange County revealed that local businesses want – and need – strong legislative advocacy from the Orange County Chamber. The Orange Chamber’s strength in numbers ensures that the voice of the business community will be heard on key legislative and regulatory issues.

“With so many individuals and organizations trying to get the attention of elected officials,” Cione says, “messages coming from a powerful voice like the Orange Chamber will be heard. It’s certainly not that our legislators discount the smaller organizations, but our elected leaders have to decide where their efforts will be the most effective, and the clout carried by an organization like the Orange Chamber makes that decision a little easier.”

Cione adds, “Not only will local chamber members who participate in this new program benefit from the Orange Chamber’s involvement in government advocacy, but they will also receive all the other perks that come with membership in our Chamber including referrals, networking opportunities, events, member discounts and so much more.”

More information on the new membership program is available at 845-457-9700, info@orangeny.com or www.orangeny.com.

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