Add Chamber Membership to Your 2010 Business Plan: It Costs Less Than You’d Think

When times are tough, many members turn to the Indiana Chamber for unique membership benefits and discount programs to help their businesses. ChamberCare, our discount health insurance program with Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield, is available to businesses outside of Marion County with 2-99 employees. Over 2,200 member companies currently enjoy a significant discount on their Anthem insurance as a result of our partnership. (Read about the benefits here.)
 
Members also have three free resources available with just one quick phone call or e-mail. The HR Helpline answers employment law and HR questions. The Business Research Center provides customized business lists, quarterly new/expanding business reports, demographics and wage information. The Communications/PR Resource Center provides the ability for members to post press releases on our web site, answers questions on press releases and social media and gives updated media list information.
 
As 2010 begins, we’d like to remind our members that our dues are 82% tax deductible. To join the Indiana Chamber, please click here.
 
Have a prosperous year!

Research Among Many Benefits of Chamber Membership

Indiana Chamber membership offers a valuable resource for members trying to kick up more business. Our Business Research Center provides business lists to members at no cost. You may select any six of the 33 specialty lists available in your membership year. The most popular lists include Largest Indiana Employers, New & Expanding Businesses and Indiana Companies with Foreign Ownership. In addition, you may receive up to 1,000 customized lists based on SIC codes, ZIP codes, employee range and sales volume. For more information, click here.
 
Here’s the really cool aspect of the Business Research Center: One e-mail to our research experts or a quick phone call will get your request started. Cindy Monnier, the director of Business Research, may be reached at [email protected] or (317) 264-7511. Melissa Sederoff, the research assistant, may be reached at [email protected] or (317) 264-6870. 

You don’t have to spend hours at the library or online to find prospect names and numbers to call. Instead, you can spend those hours playing online Boggle or searching Wikipedia for those weird facts you’ve been wondering about since you were a kid.

Chamber Offers Tools for Small Businesses

Membership with the Indiana Chamber offers a number of great resources for small businesses. Two of our most popular benefits, the HR Helpline and the Business Research Center, are offered at no cost to members. We encourage our members to use these cost-saving tools. The HR Helpline will answer your employment law and human resources-related questions at no charge. The Business Research Center offers customized business lists and welcomes even the most difficult business research questions. These benefits are perfect for the business owner wearing multiple hats, office/HR managers with HR questions and sales managers/representatives working to generate business.