Benefits of Membership
The Brush Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce offers an ideal combination of member benefits. We are dedicated to helping the success of each and every one of our members and their businesses. All our businesses help to improve the economy, support local community activities and make this region a place where we can live, work and play. The Brush Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce is a professional organization that:
- Is a leader in the community
- Operates with integrity and enthusiasm
- Encourages organization, cooperation and teamwork
The Brush Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce is striving to help preserve and strengthen the Brush Valley’s business environment and quality of life by providing programs and services that promote civic, social, business and economic growth and development. We are a catalyst and an advocate for these endeavors while providing positive leadership throughout the region and aggressively promoting its people, thus insuring the highest quality of life for everyone.
Business After Hours
Chamber members have the opportunity to network with professional contacts at our Business After Hours. These events are hosted by our member businesses to help promote their business and develop long lasting relationships with other members. Host one of these events at your business and we’ll take care of promotions.
Energy: Commercial Pool Program for PPL Customers
Chamber Choice Energy Program
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Our energy experts have over 100 years combined experience working with energy supply, utilities and utility rate structures with specific expertise in deregulated electricity markets. We analyze your electricity usage patterns, evaluate available supply options, and recommend the supplier that will save you money on your electricity.
If you have any questions, please call the Chamber office or the ChamberChoice Energy Center at 1-866-699-9968
Energy: Residential Program for PPL Customers
Direct Energy makes choosing an electricity provider easy for Pennsylvania residents within PPL territory by offering fixed price plans at a competitive rate.
ChamberChoice offered a special residential electricity rate through Direct Energy’s VIP Program, exclusively for Chamber members and their employees.
The response has been overwhelmingly positive, so we are extending this special offer that protects you from rising energy rates.
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Visit directenergy.com/vip and enter the offer code provided to you when you become a member of the Brush Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Don't forget to share this offer with your employees!
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Factbilt Credit Reporter
The Chamber provides a weekly Factbilt Credit Report to members that would like to subscribe. The report contains useful information for gaining potential business prospects. These valuable facts include marriage licenses, judgments, property transfers, new mortgages, satisfied mortgages and deaths in the region.
PCI Insurance Offers Employee Benefit Solutions For Businesses
Valuable insurance options from Pennsylvania Chamber Insurance
Your local chamber and Pennsylvania Chamber Insurance work together to stay ahead of the game by providing innovative medical and benefit plans for chamber members. Partnering with nearly every major carrier in the state, the PA Chamber Insurance benefit programs offer medical plans to suit every business, personal and financial need. With no participation requirements and guaranteed issue for specialty coverage’s, members have the opportunity to take advantage of members-only savings on vision, dental, life, dependent life and disability programs. Access to these programs is just another benefit of your local chamber membership.
The PA Chamber Insurance programs offer customers discounted payroll solutions and 24/7 online administration, account access, enrollment and invoice payment options via our secure website. Visit www.pachamberinsurance.com or call 800-755-3021 to learn more.
The Chamber website www.brushvalleychamber.com is a wonderful resource for the Brush Valley Region. Every day we are adding information to this new site! Members receive a free alphabetical, categorical and advanced member or city search engine and a free direct link to your own website. The Chamber can make this connection as soon as you become a member. Internet advertising for business including business logos will be available in the near future.
Member to Member Benefits
Chamber members are able to offer exclusive discounts or special promotions to other Chamber members to promote their business and to strengthen membership unity.
Membership Luncheons/Breakfasts: The Chamber provides informative speakers with topics for keeping our businesses up to date. These meetings are held almost every month of the year and are open to all Chamber members and guests.
Wellness Expo: The Chamber’s Community Wellness Committee hosts an informational Expo with a diversity of sessions including speakers and presenters. Those who attend will learn to encourage everyone to continue growing as a person, which can enhance relationships with families, friends and even co-workers.
Job Fair: The Brush Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce and Central Susquehanna Opportunities, Inc. in partnership with PA CareerLink Northumberland County host this quality event connecting area employers and post-secondary schools with hundreds of potential employees and students from the Brush Valley Region.
Annual Awards Dinner: The Chamber recognizes and honors our chamber members for their unselfish contributions and numerous accomplishments during the past year. Categories include Elected Official of the Year - Small Business of the Year - Large Business of the Year - Community Pride and Member of the Year.
Annual Chamber Golf Tournament: In conjunction with our Mission Statement the Chamber holds this annual fundraiser to help support all of our goals. The proceeds from this event support Business and Education, Economic Development and other worthwhile endeavors.
Business Showcase: Every other year the Chamber holds their Business Showcase. The Business Showcase displays different businesses and their products and services to the public.
Business and Education Career Symposium: During the school year the Business and Education Committee hosts a Career Symposium. All the school districts within the Brush Valley Region participate by getting their students involved to learn more about the different industry partnerships and job opportunities within the region.
Annual Dinner: The Annual Dinner is the most formal event of the year. Members gather to reorganize and hear about the accomplishment their Chamber has made throughout the past year.
The Chamber will publish a quarterly newsletter in conjunction with The News-Item. The publication helps to spread the word about the functions and events that the Chamber hosts to enhance the region.
Newsletter Inserts: An additional advertising opportunity for our members is placing an ad in the newsletter. Display your company’s future event or any new information and have it disbursed to all the members.
Our Chamber members receive free notary services at our office located at 2 E. Arch Street, Suite 313A, in Shamokin. Appointments for this service are suggested.
Publications, Lists and Information
Brochure Rack Display: We encourage members to display their updated brochures, promotional items and business cards for the public to view. The Chamber office is often called on for updated information.
Demographic & Economic Profile: This profile information is taken from the Center for Workforce Development & Analysis and includes information pertaining to the Brush Valley Region. There is no fee for Chamber members.
Mailing Labels: Purchase peel & stick membership mailing labels for your direct mail campaign.
Membership Lists: The Chamber provides our current membership list at no charge to its members.
Membership Directory: What an asset to be able to have your business listed in this professional business listing. With the listing you get your business in an alphabetical, city and categorical search engine. Your listing also has your website link.
Regional Map: Where is the Brush Valley Region? Our regional maps are a great asset to many tourists and prospective businesses inquiring about the region. Display advertising is available on the maps and there are many disbursed each year.
Copies: Black & White. No fee for the first 5 copies. $.15 per copy over 5 copies.
Faxes: There is no fee for Chamber members.
The Chamber receives hundreds of phone calls every year from people seeking local products and services. Your membership puts your business on the exclusive referral list. We continually encourage and refer these inquires to use Chamber members.
Local Government: The Chamber works with local government officials in the region to make doing business in the Brush Valley the best it can possibly be.
State and Federal Government: The Chamber is informed about state and local issues. Our members take positions and help to encourage the highest quality of life for everyone. We effectively communicate the voice of business to appropriate elected officials and government offices.
The Chamber will help to coordinate your ribbon cutting for no fee. New and old businesses are welcome to use this service to showcase your business. The Chamber will also help to publicize your ribbon cutting event.
The Chamber offers a variety of sponsorship opportunities to members.