Membership Benefits

We are excited that you are considering joining the Burgaw Area Chamber of Commerce. According to a recent survey, businesses who are members of their local chamber of commerce are 63% more likely to do business with a chamber member than a non-member.

Additionally, businesses who are members of their local chamber understand the value of corporate citizenship.

The Burgaw Area Chamber of Commerce is not only an investment in your business but also your local community!

Membership has its Benefits

  • Free seminars and workshops
  • Website with links to local businesses
  • Bulk Mailing permit
  • Enhanced business publicity
  • Political advocacy
  • Detailed information about Pender County
  • Networking opportunities and social events
  • Support for new business (ribbon cuttings)
  • Endorsement and support for community events and activities
  • Supports local education. Student interns work with the chamber, local government and area businesses on various projects.
  • Free Civic Directory advertisement for your business.
  • Business expos and events
  • Established relationship with CFCC SBC, US SBA, SCORE and UNCW, SBTDC
  • Voice in city government.
  • Business expo and other social functions.
  • Encouraging growth of existing businesses and industries in the area.
  • Assisting new businesses and individuals, who wish to locate in the Burgaw area.
  • Support downtown revitalization

Top Reasons to Join the Chamber

Joining The Burgaw Area Chamber of Commerce is a sound business decision that offers multiple opportunities for success. Follow these guidelines to learn more about what your Chamber can do for you.

  • Improve Your Bottom Line The Chamber’s programs are designed to help your company prosper. All you have to do is get involved! Chamber members are encouraged to “remember a member” when fulfilling business and personal needs for goods and services. Additionally, The Chamber offers free business counseling sessions and seminars through SBA, SCORE, CFCC SBC and UNCW SBTDC.
  • Expand Your Networking This is one of the most important benefits of membership. The Chamber provides networking opportunities such as Business After Hours, Ribbon Cuttings, and Open Houses.  Annually, the Chamber not only recognizes its members at the Annual Coastal Entrepreneur Awards;  it also holds an Annual Membership Meeting and Banquet, Administrative Professional’s Luncheon, and more. Chamber task forces and committees are also ways to become an active member and receive recognition. 
  • Enhance Your Credibility Chamber membership sends your customers the right message – yours is a reputable company that actively participates in the local business community. Members are encouraged to display The Burgaw Area Chamber of Commerce membership “Seal of Approval” at their business locations, on company materials, and in their advertisements as an integral part of their marketing. 
  • Publicity and Exposure Advertising opportunities that boost exposure are available and affordable in the Chamber’s monthly newsletter.  Plus, membership directory listings, display racks, no-cost Internet links and more are designed to increase members’ exposure and recognition.
  • Achieve Recognition Your Chamber has several awards and programs to recognize members who provide exemplary service, including the prestigious Chamber Business of the Year, Volunteer Award, Entrepreneur of the Year Award and more.
  • Give Back to Your Community Be a good citizen – get involved in your Chamber and give back to the community by becoming knowledgeable about business issues and active in local projects. Your employees and your customers will thank you for your efforts.