MAXIMIZE YOUR MEMBERSHIP
Develop and Grow Your Business with Opportunities and Services Offered to Chamber Members
- Business Breakfast Club Networking Events
2nd Friday, 7:30-9:00am
- After-Hours Business Networking Events
4th Tuesday, 5:30-7:30pm
- Ribbon Cuttings
1st Friday, 12:00-1:00pm
- Signature Events
- Awards Celebration-February
- Annual Meeting-April
- Taste of Middlesex-November
- Member Directory on Website with link to your website and ability to share on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter
- Business Matters-Chamber’s TV Program features 3 members in 45-minute format/month. Broadcast on YouTube and 8 Community Access TV stations with 60+ Broadcasts/month offering tremendous exposure
- For new and renewing members - 2 month’s exposure in weekly e-blast to 1,800 contacts
- Member listing in bi-annual Membership Directory - mailed to 15K residences
- Speaking opportunities - Be a subject matter expert and share insights from your business
- Hosting opportunities - Showcase your business and gain exposure through event hosting & promotion
- Ribbon Cuttings - Celebrate the opening, relocation or anniversary of your business & capitalize on press
- Bi-annual Membership Directory mailed to 15K residences
- ChamberMail Program
- Chamber's Website - Hot Deals
- Awards Celebration Program
- Taste of Middlesex Program
- My Hometown Map
- Sponsorship Promotion plans for greater market exposure
- Individual Event/Program Sponsor
- Corporate Sponsor
- Professional Women’s Network
Exhilarating programs offered quarterly
- Business Builders
Bi-monthly Mastermind Group to helps strategize and grow your business
- Business Education Seminars
Monthly offerings, 6:00-7:30pm
Trailblazing topics that help you grow your business and keep you on the cutting edge of your profession.
- MA Operational Services Division - State Certification workshops for women and minority owned businesses
VALUE ADDED BENEFITS/SERVICES
- Group health insurance plans through Health Services Administrators – free membership with H.S.A. ($125 value)
- Referrals to our MEMBERS
- FREE, confidential Small Business Administration Counseling monthly
- FREE use of office conference room for confidential meeting space with wifi & white board
- Certificates of origin for overseas shipments ($30 value each)
- Community giving through Scholarships and area non-profits
TEAM WORK & COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP
- Join a Chamber Committee
- Volunteer to help with Events
- Serve on the Board of Directors
FTE=Full Time Equivalent
|Restaurants||$310, plus $1.25/seat in excess of 25 seats + 2 $25 Gift Cards|
|Multiple Business less than 10 FTEs||$135|
|Multiple Business more than 10 FTEs||$210|
How to Calculate Full-Time Equivalents
|1 Full-Time Employee =||1 Full-Time Equivalent|
|2 Independent Brokers =||1 Full-Time Equivalent|
|4 Seasonal Employees =||1 Full-time Equivalent|
For Businesses with Part-Time Employees
Total # of Hours of ALL employees per week/40=#FTE (Round to nearest whole number.)
Example: 40+40+18+10=108 total hours/40=2.7 which would equal 3 FTEs.
Membership Investment Cycle
The Middlesex West Chamber's Membership Investment Cycle is on a calendar basis, from January 1 - December 31. Members joining the Chamber from January 2 through May 31, will have their membership investment prorated through December 31 of the current calendar year. Members joining the Chamber from June 1 through December 31, will have their membership investment prorated through December 31 of the following calendar year.
Business Builders Guildlines
BASIC INFORMATION AND INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBILITIES
James Arciero - Second Middlesex. Consisting of precincts 3, 5 and 7, of the town of Chelmsford and the towns of Littleton and Westford, both in the county of Middlesex.
Cory Atkins - Fourteenth Middlesex. Consisting of precincts 1,2 and 6, of the town of Acton, the towns of Carlisle, and Concord, and precincts 1 and 9, of the town of Chelmsford, all in the county of Middlesex.
Jennifer Benson-Thirty-seventh Middlesex. Consisting of precincts 3, 4 and 5, of the Town of Acton, the towns of Boxborough and Shirley, all int eh county of Middlesex; and the town of Harvard, precinct 1 of the town of Lancaster and the town of Lunenburg, all in the country of Worcester.
Kate Hogan-Third Middlesex. Consisting of the towns of Hudson, Maynard and Stow, all in the county of Middlesex; and the town of Bolton, in the county of Worcester.
Katherine Clark-Thirty-Second Middlesex Consisting of the city of Melrose and precincts 3, 4, 5 and 6 of the town of Wakefield , both in the county of Middlesex.
James Eldridge-Middlesex and Worcester – Marlborough, Acton, Ayer, Boxborough, Hudson, Littleton, Maynard, Shirley, Stow and Sudbury, precincts 2, 3 and 5, in the county of Middlesex; and Harvard, Northborough, precinct 3, Southborough and Westborough in the county of Worcester.
Susan Fargo - THIRD MIDDLESEX — Waltham, Bedford, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Concord, Lexington, precincts 3, 8 and 9, Lincoln, Sudbury, precincts 1 and 4, and Weston.
This February, the Middlesex West Chamber of Commerce will host its Annual Awards Celebration and Scholarship Fundraiser, where it honors local businesses and individuals from around its service areas of Acton, Boxborough, Carlisle, Concord, Littleton, Maynard, Stow and Westford. Save the date for this year’s celebration – February 4, 2016 at 5:30 pm.
We need your nominations of individuals, businesses and/or organizations that are deserving of recognition in the community. Everyone knows someone who is under recognized for the work that they do. Go to www.mwcoc.com and complete your nominations on-line.
The following are the awards available for nominations -
Best New Retailer of the Year Award
A business that is between 6 months to two years old and demonstrates outstanding success and achievement in the development of their new business.
Best Restaurant or Café of the Year Award
Members of the public are invited to nominate their favorite independent dining establishments in the local area. The award is based on great food, customer service, dining experience and commitment to the community.
Best Retailer of the Year Award
A business that continuously goes above and beyond in providing exceptional customer service, unique products, as well as community and/or charitable involvement.
Business of the Year Award
A business that has been operating in one or more of our communities and has consistently contributed to the betterment of those communities.
Business Person of the Year Award
An individual business person, living or working in the area who, over a period of time, has consistently demonstrated excellence in business and community leadership; has made, or is making, significant contributions to the welfare of his/her community through involvement and participation; and who has given freely of his/her time and energy to community betterment.
Rising Star Award (Professional under 40)
An individual business person under the age of 40 who has made, or is making, significant contributions to the welfare of his/her community through involvement and participation; who is demonstrating excellence in business and community leadership.
Community Service Award
The Award for Excellence in Public Service recognizes a national, state, or local official for his/her work, demonstrating loyalty, dedication, and commitment to the area. The award encourages exemplary public service and recognizes that democracy and successful governance are built on a competent civil service.
Excellent Non-Profit Leadership Award - Director or Staff
A business leader, who strives to increase the organization’s value and effectiveness, creates new ideas and fresh perspectives; who moves the organization forward while maintaining strong ethical business practices and enlightened use of resources.
Non-Profit Business of the Year Award
An organization that has been operating in one or more of our communities for at least five years and has consistently contributed to the betterment of those communities by fostering cross-functional teamwork and collaboration within and outside of the organization; who has promoted interaction with staff, volunteers, community and other sectors.
Outstanding Non-Profit Leadership by a Board Member Award
An individual serving on a nonprofit board of directors who has made a positive impact on that organization, the constituency, and community; demonstrates exceptional leadership, governance and commitment to excellence.
Stellar Service by a Non-Profit Volunteer Award
An individual serving as a volunteer to a non-profit organization in the community who has exhibited exemplary service in working toward accomplishing the goals and mission of the non-profit organization.
Please help make this a terrific member and community event with your input.
Please call the office with any questions at 978-263-0010.