Benefits of Membership
The Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce is the leading resource essential to business growth in Central Delaware!
No other local organization is better equipped to provide your company with business and personal networking, communications, important publications and good common sense answers to hard business questions than the CDCC. Your investment ensures the best quality of life, climate for growth and environment for business in Kent County.
As a member, the Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce promotes your business every day in a multitude of ways:
- Legislative Representation
The Chamber works hard to represent the business community regarding Legislative matters. The CDCC has a Registered Lobbyist on staff, as well as a Legislative Affairs Committee that reviews proposed legislation and regulations at all levels of government and takes a proactive position to ensure a viable business climate. The Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce, as founder and spokesman for the Association of Chambers of Commerce of Delaware (all 15 in the state), provides a united voice on issues that affect business. A unified effort representing over 10,000 Chamber members state wide, may be what is needed to make a difference when protecting your interests at the local, state and national level.
- Economic Initiative
The Chamber has formed partnerships to promote Economic Development here in Central Delaware. The purpose of these partnerships is to gather information, address needs, build infrastructure, and identify revenue sources to assist in retention of current businesses and market to new businesses looking to relocate in Central Delaware. Under this initiative the CDCC has formed a transportation committee. The CDCC’s partners in this initiative are Kent Economic Partnership (KEP), Greater Kent Committee (GKC), Kent County Tourism (KCT), Kent County Levy Court (KCLC), City of Dover, Town of Camden, Town of Harrington, and the Town of Smyrna.
Visit www.choosecentraldelaware.com for an economic overview and additional details on Kent County.
- US Chamber Membership
The Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce is a 5 Star U.S Accredited Chamber! Through the U.S Chamber there is a program available to all CDCC Members, The Federation Partnership Program. It provides a U.S. Chamber membership, while growing the pro-business voice. This partnership gives you two memberships for the price of one. There is no additional cost as long as you maintain your membership with the CDCC. This initiative helps develop a larger, unified network of business advocates, giving the business community more leverage to influence policies and policymakers on the issues that matter most. You can take advantage of new benefits available through a U.S. Chamber membership, from solutions to help your business more efficiently to grassroots tools and information. Visit their website at www.uschamber.com.
- Ground Breakings & Ribbon Cuttings / Grand Openings When you join the CDCC, your business is eligible for one of the following:
- Ground Breakings: Breaking Ground on a new site? Development? Expansion? Call the CDCC and we help you plan and invite community delegates and fellow CDCC members.
- Ribbon Cuttings / Grand Openings: Let the CDCC help you plan, invite and give you the exposure your business deserves when you open your doors for the first time.
As a member, you have ongoing opportunities to get connected to other business owners…
through the monthly Sunset Business Mixers (which are free to members), Coffee Coaching Seminars (which are free to members), Leadership Central Delaware (a program of the Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce that builds dynamic, effective and knowledgeable leaders) and Special Events and Expos. Meeting others in business, not only will create potential for developing new leads, and valuable business contacts, but the biggest benefit is the resource of connecting to other members.
Benefits of Savings …
As a member, you are eligible to benefit from a variety of Cost Saving programs such as the Club Card program (saving members and their employees money by using special member to member discounts and services), health and other insurances through the Benefits Connection Plan and through our partnerships with the US Chamber of Commerce and other local CDCC Members!
The Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce has established a partnership with the “Benefits Connection” Program. This partnership enables us to offer you, your family and your employees a variety of premium health plans, plus other employee benefit plans, with multiple highly respected insurance providers. There are also many members who can help you get reduced premiums.
Notary Public Service
As a member, this service is provided free of charge. Call the Chamber office (302) 734-7513, to schedule an appointment.
As a member, you will receive monthly issues of Delaware Today Magazine, Central DE Chamber Connections Newspaper, Morning Star Business Report Magazine & the Business Ledger.
Benefits of Promoting …
As a member, your business will be listed in the Member Business Directory under three categories of your choice. Any calls to the Chamber looking for a business will be Referred only to CDCC Members. Hyperlinks are available from our website to directly connect the customer right to your website. Members will benefit from a Discounted Rate when advertising in any of our publications, mailings, at our events and even our website. The CDCC website, www.cdcc.net, receives an average of 45,000 views per month!
As a member, advertising opportunities are available in the “Chamber Connections” monthly newspaper, the annual Central Delaware Resource Guide, the Kent County Map, monthly mailing inserts, and on the Chamber’s website. There are also great Event sponsorship opportunities! Check out the Sponsorship Opportunities here!
Check out our Membership Brochure…