Member Benefits Pay for Your SRCC Dues and Then Some…
Membership in the Shiawassee Regional Chamber of Commerce brings you access to numerous member benefit programs and services to assist you in business success. Membership affords you peace of mind knowing the SRCC is constantly working to create a healthy local economy and high standard of living for the Shiawassee Area.
The Shiawassee Regional Chamber of Commerce is the area's business advocacy organization and is positioned to assist you in your growth and development. We maintain strong relationships with area organizations, educational institutions, and governments and can act as coordinator to help you meet your business needs.
NEW! Credit Card Processing with VANTIV!
Vantiv and the Shiawassee Regional Chamber of Commerce have teamed up to provide chamber members with the most cost-effective payment options for businesses. For over 40 years, Vantiv has been helping merchants large and small improve business and bottom lines. Contact Brian Behrens, Account Executive at 989-640-5287.
Partnership program advantages include:
• Discounted credit card processing fees
• Dedicated customer service support 24x7x365
• Numerous technology options available to support your business
• Superior back office reporting system
• Interchange management and Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance support
• State of the art gift card program
Up to 12% Discount On AutoOwners Insurance
Auto Owners of Michigan offers a discount on Commercial Policies (Workers Comp, Liability, Umbrella) as well as a discount on Personal Lines—including personal Auto and Home Owners/Mobile Home Owners insurance.
Access to Affordable Group Healthcare
Members have access to affordable Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan coverage. For small businesses especially, Membership means you have more choices in plans and more ways to tailor a plan to your specific business needs. Your SRCC-sponsored Blues coverage choices include Blue Managed Traditional, Blue Choice Point of Service (POS), Community Blue Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) and Blue Care Network Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) health plans plus prescription drug, dental and vision options.
5% Workers Compensation Discount
Members have the opportunity to participate in one of the most comprehensive workers’ compensation programs in Michigan—the Worksafe Partners Group Dividend Program. SRCC Members automatically receive a five percent (5%) premium reduction from Michigan’s leading workers’ compensation insurer. Each year the SRCC group is reviewed for a refund. Since 2001 over $135,000.00 has been given back to our members!
Online Mass Marketing
Our chamber has partnered with Constant Contact, the leader in online marketing for small businesses like yours. Constant Contact brings you a great way to connect and engage with your customers and since we are partnered with them all of our members can get 25% off of their accounts! Their tools include:
Email Marketing is the essential, cost-effective communications tool for online newsletters, promotions, and more.
Social Campaigns allows you to get new and more engaged Facebook fans and create measurable business growth through social media marketing.
Event Marketing is the best way for your business to promote events, capture registrations and payments online.
Online Survey allows you to get deeper insight into how your customers feel about your business and make informed decisions based on the results. Visit: www.constantcontact.com/promo/chamber/signup.jsp or call 1-866-289-2101.
Website “Business Builder”
All Members have a FREE enhanced listing on the SRCC Website at www.shiawasseechamber.org. Free online tools include: Google maps pinpointing your business, the ability to offer online coupons and hotlinks to your email and company website. If you have questions, call the Membership and Marketing Department of the SRCC at 989-723-5149. To view and personalize your business page, go to: http://www.shiawasseechamber.org/.
Free Local Calls & $15.00 Flat Rate Long Distance
Free unlimited Local Calls*. Unlimited Long Distance calls at $15.00 per line**. You may create your own individual package (a la carte). If you are not currently with DayStarr Communications, they offer a free phone and internet bill analysis. If you are a customer with DayStarr Communications, to receive this chamber benefit, a two year extension is required. Simply call Mark Hudson at 989-720-6000 or email email@example.com. DayStarr Communications is a locally owned company. *10 lines or under **This special offer covers long distance & local call usage charges only & does not replace local line charges.
Retirement Planning for Small Businesses
Whether your business is large or small, studies have shown retirement plans are one of the key benefits in attracting and retaining top notch employees. Wells Fargo Advisors in Owosso, offers a full array of investment services to help SRCC members and their employees structure appropriate retirement plans tailored to their individual needs. Free, no-obligation, consultation for SRCC Members.
Section 105 & 125—Gain a Tax Break
Section 105 or BIZPLAN allows sole props, partnerships, C Corps., S Corps. and LLC’s to take advantage of 100% tax deductibility of medical expenses including: health insurance premiums, qualified long term care policies and uninsured medical, dental and vision care expenses. BIZPLAN will significantly reduce your federal, state and self -employment taxes. Section 125 or FLEXSYSTEM provides your employees the option to select certain benefits normally paid on an after-tax basis and, through salary reduction, pay for these benefits on a pre-tax basis. The result is tax savings for you and your employee. This program really assists employers in controlling a company’s share of medical costs without limiting employee coverage.
Member to Member Savings
Member Advantage Keytags and program brochures are available to businesses and employees. The keytag identifies you as an active member and entitles you to the exclusive Member Advantage discounts offered by fellow members. To promote your own business, you may extend an offer to fellow members. Call the Shiawassee Regional Chamber to offer a discount or enroll through the SRCC website.
For a downloadable version of our membership application, CLICK HERE. Please fill the application out and return to the SRCC headquarters at your convenience.
To Learn More About A Particular Program, Contact the Shiawassee Regional Chamber of Commerce at 989-723-5149.
Other Business Development Tools
- Participation & Marketing Opportunities at all events.
- Free categorical listing in SRCC special newspaper tabs distributed two times per year to 30,000 homes in Shiawassee County.
- Discounted rates on all events and programs the SRCC offers.
- Advertising opportunities in the SRCC Directory, SRCC Business Monthly Newsletter, SRCC Website and various other publications.
- Sponsorship opportunities that promote your company and open doors to new customers.
- Networking opportunities including Chamber AM, Networking @ Noon, Leads group, Home Garden Business EXPO, SRCC Classic Golf Outing and SRCC Annual Dinner.
- Community information packets, including the chamber membership directory are available for new professionals and business recruiting.