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Membership Benefits

Promote your Business –

When you join the Chamber, you become part of an association dedicated to you, our valued member. Enjoy complimentary rack card and business card space in our visitors’ center, which attracts hundreds of visitors throughout the year. Your business will be featured on our website under all relevant categories, increasing your visibility.

Membership also includes access to notary services and the use of our bulk mailing permit, helping you save on operational costs. Benefit from spotlight member posts on Facebook, features in our newsletter, and consistent referrals. Additionally, we offer paid advertising opportunities, including rack card space at Hancock County Airport, display cases in our visitors’ center, banner ads, and enhanced ads on our website for an annual fee.

Join us and take advantage of these exclusive benefits designed to promote and support your business.

Networking Opportunities -

Our networking opportunities include Business After Hours, the Annual Awards Dinner, and Member Breakfasts. Business After Hours, our most frequent events, allow businesses to host gatherings at their locations, complete with catering, beverages, and door prizes provided by the Chamber. We assist with all the planning and extend invitations to our members via Facebook, email, and printed flyers.

These events offer excellent opportunities for networking with fellow business owners, strengthening our local business community, and promoting the host business. By participating, you can forge valuable connections and increase your business's visibility within the community. Join us and take advantage of these engaging and beneficial networking events.

Educational Opportunities -

Leadership Hancock County is our annual leadership program designed for businesses aiming to promote employees into management or leadership roles. This program is an excellent opportunity to network with the future leaders of our community, fostering generational connections that will strengthen our local business landscape. Participants will learn essential leadership skills and strategies to enhance their community involvement.

We are also developing online courses, which will be offered free to our members, further supporting their growth and development. Join Leadership Hancock County to cultivate leadership skills and build lasting relationships that will benefit both your business and our community.

Marketing Opportunities - Maine’s Best Regional Guide is our annual ad book, offering valuable exposure for businesses in our region. These Guidebooks reach all corners of the United States and Beyond. We distribute around 40,000 Guides per year. Members enjoy discounted advertising rates, while non-members pay full price. This guide is an excellent resource for tourists, locals, and other chambers across Maine, providing comprehensive information on businesses and communities in our area.

Audience -When you join the Chamber, you gain access to our extensive audience. We provide email lists, mailing lists, and call lists to help you disseminate information swiftly and effectively. Your events can be posted on our frequently visited website, and once listed, they will also be included in our newsletter, which is emailed to all our members. Our wide-reaching audience is one of the key reasons why we are an invaluable resource for businesses.

Are you Ready to Become a Member?

Join us today and find out why being a member of the Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce will bring you success!

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