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Copier & Fax Service: Members may use the fax and copier for a small fee.
Credit Cards: The Chamber now accepts Visa and Mastercard for your membership investment and event sponsorships. (You can now use credit cards to purchase Chamber gift certificates for a small processing fee.)
US Chamber of Commerce: The benefit to our members is that through your membership with the Batesville Area Chamber, you will be a member of the US Chamber. You will receive a membership number, access to uschamber.com, weekly email newsletter, and member discounts on products and services.
Gift Certificate Program: This program encourages shopping locally and businesses must be a Chamber member to participate. It is a free program and offers yet another marketing opportunity for our members. Over $110,000 worth of Chamber Gift Certificates have been sold every year since 2008. The best part about the program is that it "Keeps the Money Local!" You can spend them at over 160 businesses too. Giving them for gifts or as employee incentives is a great way to promote shopping locally and keep the money right here in the Batesville area.
Commercial Insurance: Chamber members may take advantage of a program through Auto Owners Insurance to receive a 10% discount on commercial property and liability packages.
Member-to-Member Discounts: Chamber members can receive varying discounts at other Chamber member businesses.
Networking Opportunities: Visibility and networking is available through the monthly board meetings and Chamber events. Chamber After Hours provides an opportunity to meet and exchange information with fellow businesspeople, potential customers and community leaders.
Business Counseling: Individual counseling is offered to Chamber members through the Southeast Indiana Small Business Development Center.
Referral Service: The Chamber acts as a referral service to local businesses; however, we always refer Chamber members first and foremost. If the Chamber has referred your business, you will receive a postcard stating what type of request came into the office and that your business name and number were given out.
New Resident Program: This is another marketing opportunity for Chamber members. There is an additional cost to members of $15, but potential members pay $50. The bags are given out to new residents by local realtors. New residents may also pick one up at the Chamber office.
Ribbon Cuttings & Grand Openings: The Chamber will provide a Grand Opening banner and ribbon, coordinate local publicity and gladly attend your event.
Legislative Information: As members of the Indiana State Chamber of Commerce and the US Chamber of Commerce, legislative updates and information are sent out in the monthly newsletter. If there is a legislative alert, emails are sent to members.
Marketing & Advertising Opportunities: Through sponsorship of Chamber events and activities, your business will gain name recognition, advertising, etc.
Seminars & Workshops: The Chamber partners with Southeast Indiana Small Business Development and Ivy Tech to offer several workshops per year. These programs include topics like marketing, customer service, Quick books, sales, etc. and will be offered at a reduced rate to members throughout the year.
Bulk Mailings: If members are mailing at least 200 pieces, they may take advantage of the Chamber’s bulk mailing permit. This large savings of money is available only to members. Mailing labels are available for a small fee.
Website: Members enjoy free email and website links from www.batesvillein.com. They can also receive a free email address and a web page for a one time fee through the Chamber site.