Networking is an acknowledged and important part of most businesses. It helps you build relationships; gain visibility; exchange ideas, information and experience; develop your career; broaden your professional horizons; and obtain sales leads.
Seminars and Educational Opportunities
The Chamber strives to fulfill your business needs. From networking to educational and training opportunities for you and your employees, the Chamber is working to save you money — and make you money. The Chamber recognizes the need for business training for you and your employees, especially in today’s marketplace that is dominated by information and ever-changing business services. We seek opportunities to provide education and training for you and your employees for a relatively low fee and without the cost of travel.
Sponsorship Opportunities with the Bay Area Chamber
To learn more about the wide variety of sponsorship opportunities and how member companies can benefit from partnering with the Chamber, download the Sponsorship Sourcebook.
Are You Making the Most of Your Chamber Membership? Want to promote a special product, service, event or anniversary? The Chamber offers many special programs to help you promote your business!
Referrals: Shop Chamber Members First!
Information and communication are two words that are keys to the business world. The Chamber provides you with both through its Shop Chamber First program. We provide potential clients with information to find out more about your company and how to contact you. Your Chamber membership provides: listings in the Relocation Packets, listings in our comprehensive Business Directory, on the Chamber web site and phone referrals.
Member Access to Special Group or Rate Programs
Accident Fund Insurance Company of America - To reward small-business owners for encouraging safety, Accident Fund created Group Programs. Members save money on their workers' compensation, including a 5% up-front discount on their premium and the potential for dividends based on the Group's loss history. Click here to see a list of local agents, and here to learn more about program benefits.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan — Chamber membership means you have more choices in the type of health plan and more ways to tailor a plan to your business needs. Our products are written through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.
Delta College is a leading regional provider of affordable, high quality business training and professional development. Chamber membership has its rewards! All Bay Area Chamber of Commerce members receive discounted pricing on hundreds of online, instructor-led courses that are perfect for the small business professional or those wanting to enhance their skills. Online learning delivers results at an affordable price! Click here to access our full online course catalog.
Certificates of Origin:
A Certificate of Origin (CO) is an important international trade document attesting that goods in a particular export shipment are wholly obtained, produced, manufactured or processed in a particular country. In order to be valid, the certificate of origin must be signed by the exporter, and countersigned by a chamber of commerce.
The commodity being exported and its destination determine if the CO is required. The purpose of the CO is to authenticate the country of origin of the merchandise being shipped (where it was made). It all depends on the rules and regulations of the country where the shipment is going.
Click here to apply for a Certificate of Origin.
Small Business Select
Members can access Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan plans through the Small Business Select program. Small Business Select is available exclusively to chamber members.
Members Get More:
- Decision support tools for navigating BCBSM plan options and selecting plans
- Discounts and services to compliment a company’s benefit plan
- Educational resources and guidance for businesses and their employees