Member Benefits

Advertising & Marketing Opportunities-
Promote your business through the Chamber's multiple publications and website.

Access to Information -
The Chamber has a wealth of valuable information to answer your business and community questions.

Business After Hours -
Monthly networking events are held at a variety of locations and help you connect with potential new customers.

Chamber Perks -
As a member, you have the opportunity for business savings and discounts on services that matter to you. Click here to start saving.

Involvement Opportunities
You are encouraged to join the committee(s) of your choice and have a direct impact upon the future of your community while promoting your business.

Business Expo –
These events give you direct access to potential employees and afford you the opportunity to promote your company’s culture and benefits for future hiring ease.

Legislative Initiatives –
The Chamber monitors and notifies you of important local and state issues that affect businesses and the quality of life for Manatee County citizens.

Literature Displays –
All members are encouraged to display their brochures and business cards in the Chamber lobby - as another way to capture new customers and attention. Our lobbies are visited by many visitors and members each year.

Member-to-Member Discount Program –
Offer discounts to fellow Chamber members and also take advantage of the discounts offered exclusively among Chamber members. Members can post  “Job Postings” and “Hot Deals”.  Members can also post "Job Postings" and "Hot Deals" on the chamber's website.

Membership Decal and, Cyber Plaque –
63% of consumers are more likely to buy from a Chamber member... so proudly promote your Chamber Membership with this handsome window decal. Be sure to download a “Chamber Member” cyber plaque to display on your website, too.

Monthly eNewsletter – the Chamber Times -
Chamber Newsletter highlights member information and keeps you up to date on Chamber activities and committees. It is a great business-to-business marketing opportunity. By reading the Chamber Times every month you will learn more about your Chamber, your community and fellow Chamber members. All Chamber members are encouraged to share their business news with us for possible publication.  Advertising in the newsletter available for a fee. 

New Business Contacts

The Chamber can put you in touch with hundreds of people who may become new clients or customers. Some ways to make contacts and network include:

Business After Hours are held monthly throughout the year to bring members together for both business and pleasure. Hosted by Chamber members giving them the opportunity to talk about their businesses, meet Chamber leaders and other new members. Sponsorship is available.

Monthly Membership Breakfasts (Business N Breakfast) educates members on the communities “Hot Topics” as well as brings you up to speed on what is happening at the Chamber and is another networking opportunity. Sponsorship is available.

Monthly Networking Luncheons -
Our monthly luncheon is held on the fourth Thursday of every month featuring a speaker, panel discussion, workshop, presentation or power networking session. Members and non-members are welcome to attend, but advance reservations are required. The luncheon also serves as a great networking tool as well as a marketing opportunity.  At the end of each luncheon, we ask for upcoming activities and comments from members. This is a great time to share upcoming events and activities that your organization has on their agenda.

The Annual Meeting which is held in August and attended by over 150 members  recognizes the community and Chamber accomplishments and sets chamber priorities for the coming year.

Chamber Committees offer members opportunities to work on projects with other business people who have similar interests.

New Member Receptions -
New members are welcomed with an orientation that provides an in-depth overview of the services and benefits available to them to help them maximize their investment.

Business Directory and Community Resource Guide  –
The Chamber’s Business Directory and Community Resource Guide is published and distributed annually – free of charge – to Chamber members, businesses and area newcomers. All Chamber members receive one complimentary listing to give greater exposure to your products and services and you are encouraged to pick up extra copies for your new employees. For Advertising rates contact the chamber at 305-247-2332 or email

Press Release Submission Tool –
This powerful tool gets your company’s information into the hands of our local media in the easiest, most efficient manner possible. Watch your news presence grow!

Professional Development -
Your Chamber offers numerous seminars, roundtables and educational activities geared specifically to the business community and the continuing education of you and your employees.

Referrals –
The Chamber loves referring your business. Whether through phone inquiry, email, online or a visit to the Chamber’s offices, businesses, residents and visitors alike will find information about your company. Referrals through the Chamber’s website and online Membership Directory continue to grow and generate new leads for Chamber members.

Relocation and Visitor Packets are sent to thousands of individuals inquiring via phone or internet. We customize each packet with Chamber member information.

Display Area for member literature is available at the Chamber Lobby/Visitors Center. Thousands of visitors and business people stop in the Chamber Lobby /Visitor Center looking for businesses, attractions and places to go. Member restaurants may display their menus.

Ribbon Cuttings
The Chamber enjoys helping members celebrate the grand openings of their businesses by conducting ribbon cutting ceremonies and helping members promote the good news.

Small Business Development Center – TBD

Event Sponsorship:
There are a number of sponsorship opportunities available to members in one or more of the events hosted by the Chamber. Being a sponsor can help you increase your presence in the marketplace through name recognition. There are many levels of sponsorship that are open each year.

Website - The Chamber's website has business and community information, giving you 24/7 access to tools designed to help your business succeed. All members are listed in our online business directory with a link to your website and a detailed description of your company / products / services.

Advertising on the South Dade Chamber of Commerce web site is a great way to let your community know who you are. Banner ad graphics can be provided to the Chamber of Commerce by you, or can be designed by an authorized agent of the South Dade Chamber of Commerce at a reasonable rate.  Contact the Chamber of Commerce for details and pricing.