Sebago Lakes Chamber of Commerce

Member Benefits

How Can Your Business Benefit from a Sebago Lakes Region Chamber Investment?

Thank you for your interest in a membership investment with the Sebago Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce (SLRCC).  Whether you are a new business starting out or an established business with years of experience in the region, the SLRCC has an investment level that will fit your needs. Compared to other businesses, Chamber members are believed to use better business practices and have a better reputation within their community. Members have greater visibility among customers and are perceived as more caring towards their customers. They are seen as more supportive of their community and are considered to be more stable and therefore more reliable.

Membership in a chamber of commerce not only shows a business’s commitment to their community and the success of the local economy, the benefits and opportunities for small businesses also make joining a chamber a sound investment. Especially during this pandemic, the guidance and leadership of a chamber can help businesses navigate these difficult times.” – OnlineMBA.com (The Value of Chambers of Commerce for Businesses).

Please review the descriptions, benefits, and the investment levels below to determine the best fit for your business. Invest now for 2022 and the remainder of 2021 will be FREE!

CORNERSTONE INVESTMENT – $2,500+ Investment (over an $11,000 value)

You are regarded for excellence in your industry and your presence in the region sets a standard for commitment to your community. Your investment drives our work to build a sustainable community where business thrives, and quality of life attracts and retains residents and welcomes visitors annually. Your investment at the Cornerstone Level allows for multiple targeted marketing opportunities, ongoing professional development for you and your team, access to member-only events and the ability to build relationships and reach targeted segments of our region and membership.

Benefits at this Level or the Return on Your Investment!

  • Attendance at all Chamber workshops & networking events
  • Member pricing for all Chamber events, sponsorships, and marketing
  • Bi-weekly e-newsletters with current events and Chamber news and updates
  • Access to Staples.com Business Discount Program10% off in-store purchases and 20% off printing and marketing services!
  • Notary Services – Unlimited
  • Certificate(s) of Origin – Unlimited
  • Business webpage listing on Chamber Website. The Chamber maintains data on over 300 businesses in the Sebago Lakes Region. Your business description and link will be displayed on the Chamber’s online business search directory, seen by hundreds of potential customers each month, generating sales and/or brand recognition.
  • Business referrals from office calls and emails. The Chamber receives over 2,000 information and referral requests each year, and we only refer Sebago Lakes Region Chamber members.
  • Display rack cards, brochures, and business cards at the Chamber office & visitor center. Conveniently on located on 302 in Windham on the way to Raymond, Casco, and Naples.
  • Access to Health Insurance Group Rates – An innovative collaboration between the Maine State Chamber of Commerce and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Maine has enabled small businesses (groups 2-50 and self-employed) across the state to purchase health plans which were previously only available to larger employer. Learn more about Chamber Blue Options or call 1-800-541-4251. Click here for our Chamber Member insurance brokers that offer Anthem’s Chamber Blue Options.
  • One Business & Services listing in the annual Sebago Lakes Regional Guide
  • Local and state advocacy for pro-business climate & infrastructure. The Chamber gives people an easy way to participate in something larger than themselves and their respective organizations. The SLRCC offer a sense of purpose through a united voice involving mutual interests and opportunities. The Chamber is at the table representing the interests of business at most community functions including local government, economic development, and education.
  • Ribbon cuttings/grand opening celebrations. Host an event where town officials, chamber staff and chamber ambassadors celebrate your business. Ribbon cuttings are prominently displayed in the chamber newsletter seen by over 700 contacts and sent to five local papers as a Press Release. We will also post the photo on our Facebook page!
  • Access to the Bangor Savings Buoy Local Program
  • Access to SLRCC Professional Leads Group. Members meet once a month to specifically discuss and share leads. No added fee, no strict parameters. One industry represented in each group. Learn More
  • Job postings on Chamber Website
  • Opportunity to host a monthly Business Break. After hours business networking events with the potential to meet dozens of new contacts (or reconnect with old). Learn about other Chamber members while marketing your business in a fun social setting. Learn More.
  • Access to SLRCC Professional Development Scholarships
  • Access to the chamber member mailing list (PDF) of our 300 members
  • Access for 2 – 4 like business locations in Sebago Lake Region (i.e. – bank branches, restaurant franchises, etc.).
  • Business Spotlight to over 700 contacts via Constant Contact – 12 per year
  • Regional Guide half page ad or equivalent ($715 value) discount on a larger ad. A great way to target regional customers. Your business description and contact info displayed in 12,000 of our printed guides used by tourists, locals, and businesses as a reference for regional services, recreation etc. Also viewable on our website!
  • Facebook social media spotlight – two videos
  • Banner ad scrolling on SebagoLakesChamber.com12 months
  • Concierge Service – website listings updated by office as needed
  • Priority logo placement on SebagoLakesChamber.com
  • Priority logo placement on bi-weekly e-newsletter
  • Host one monthly Business Break and the $150 fee will be waived
LEADER INVESTMENT – $1,000 Investment (over a $7,000 value)

Your sustained growth and presence establishes your business as a leader in the region. You are well regarded in your industry and aspire for continued growth and excellence. You invest at this level because you recognize your business has a viable role in advancing the community and you see the Chamber as a worthy partner. Your investment at the Leader level allows for some targeted marketing opportunities, ongoing professional development for you and your team, access to member-only events and the ability to build relationships and reach targeted segments of our region and membership.

Benefits at this Level or the Return on Your Investment!

  • Attendance at all Chamber workshops & networking events
  • Member pricing for all Chamber events, sponsorships, and marketing
  • Bi-weekly e-newsletters with current events and Chamber news and updates
  • Access to Staples.com Business Discount Program10% off in-store purchases and 20% off printing and marketing services!
  • Notary Services – Unlimited
  • Certificate(s) of Origin – Unlimited
  • Business webpage listing on Chamber Website. The Chamber maintains data on over 300 businesses in the Sebago Lakes Region. Your business description and link will be displayed on the Chamber’s online business search directory, seen by hundreds of potential customers each month, generating sales and/or brand recognition.
  • Business referrals from office calls and emails. The Chamber receives over 2,000 information and referral requests each year, and we only refer Sebago Lakes Region Chamber members.
  • Display rack cards, brochures, and business cards at the Chamber office & visitor center. Conveniently on located on 302 in Windham on the way to Raymond, Casco, and Naples.
  • Access to Health Insurance Group Rates – An innovative collaboration between the Maine State Chamber of Commerce and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Maine has enabled small businesses (groups 2-50 and self-employed) across the state to purchase health plans which were previously only available to larger employer. Learn more about Chamber Blue Options or call 1-800-541-4251. Click here for our Chamber Member insurance brokers that offer Anthem’s Chamber Blue Options.
  • One Business & Services listing in the annual Sebago Lakes Regional Guide
  • Local and state advocacy for pro-business climate & infrastructure. The Chamber gives people an easy way to participate in something larger than themselves and their respective organizations. The SLRCC offer a sense of purpose through a united voice involving mutual interests and opportunities. The Chamber is at the table representing the interests of business at most community functions including local government, economic development, and education.
  • Ribbon cuttings/grand opening celebrations. Host an event where town officials, chamber staff and chamber ambassadors celebrate your business. Ribbon cuttings are prominently displayed in the chamber newsletter seen by over 700 contacts and sent to five local papers as a Press Release. We will also post the photo on our Facebook page!
  • Access to the Bangor Savings Buoy Local Program
  • Access to SLRCC Professional Leads Group. Members meet once a month to specifically discuss and share leads. No added fee, no strict parameters. One industry represented in each group. Learn More
  • Job postings on Chamber Website
  • Opportunity to host a monthly Business Break. After hours business networking events with the potential to meet dozens of new contacts (or reconnect with old). Learn about other Chamber members while marketing your business in a fun social setting. Learn More.
  • Access to SLRCC Professional Development Scholarships
  • Access to the chamber member mailing list (PDF) of our 300 members
  • Access for 2 – 4 like business locations in Sebago Lake Region (i.e. – bank branches, restaurant franchises, etc.).
  • Business Spotlight to over 700 contacts via Constant Contact – 4 per year
  • Regional Guide 1/4 page ad or equivalent ($430 value) discount on a larger ad. A great way to target regional customers. Your business description and contact info displayed in 12,000 of our printed guides used by tourists, locals, and businesses as a reference for regional services, recreation etc. Also viewable on our website!
  • Facebook social media spotlight – two posts
  • Banner ad scrolling on SebagoLakesChamber.com 6 months
PARTNER INVESTMENT – $750 Investment (over a $5,500 value)

You are well regarded throughout your industry and the region. You invest at this level because you want to advance your business and the region, understanding how the two are interdependent. This is the starting level for businesses, such as banks, who may want to cover 2 – 4 locations at one cost versus separate annual investment fees per location in our region. Your investment provides you Partner member benefits with access to professional development for you and your team, business promotion via extra marketing tools, and opportunities to build relationships across the region and among our members.

Benefits at this Level or the Return on Your Investment!

  • Attendance at all Chamber workshops & networking events
  • Member pricing for all Chamber events, sponsorships, and marketing
  • Bi-weekly e-newsletters with current events and Chamber news and updates
  • Access to Staples.com Business Discount Program10% off in-store purchases and 20% off printing and marketing services!
  • Notary Services – Unlimited
  • Certificate(s) of Origin – Unlimited
  • Business webpage listing on Chamber Website. The Chamber maintains data on over 300 businesses in the Sebago Lakes Region. Your business description and link will be displayed on the Chamber’s online business search directory, seen by hundreds of potential customers each month, generating sales and/or brand recognition.
  • Business referrals from office calls and emails. The Chamber receives over 2,000 information and referral requests each year, and we only refer Sebago Lakes Region Chamber members.
  • Display rack cards, brochures, and business cards at the Chamber office & visitor center. Conveniently on located on 302 in Windham on the way to Raymond, Casco, and Naples.
  • Access to Health Insurance Group Rates – An innovative collaboration between the Maine State Chamber of Commerce and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Maine has enabled small businesses (groups 2-50 and self-employed) across the state to purchase health plans which were previously only available to larger employer. Learn more about Chamber Blue Options or call 1-800-541-4251. Click here for our Chamber Member insurance brokers that offer Anthem’s Chamber Blue Options.
  • One Business & Services listing in the annual Sebago Lakes Regional Guide
  • Local and state advocacy for pro-business climate & infrastructure. The Chamber gives people an easy way to participate in something larger than themselves and their respective organizations. The SLRCC offer a sense of purpose through a united voice involving mutual interests and opportunities. The Chamber is at the table representing the interests of business at most community functions including local government, economic development, and education.
  • Ribbon cuttings/grand opening celebrations. Host an event where town officials, chamber staff and chamber ambassadors celebrate your business. Ribbon cuttings are prominently displayed in the chamber newsletter seen by over 700 contacts and sent to five local papers as a Press Release. We will also post the photo on our Facebook page!
  • Access to the Bangor Savings Buoy Local Program
  • Access to SLRCC Professional Leads Group. Members meet once a month to specifically discuss and share leads. No added fee, no strict parameters. One industry represented in each group. Learn More
  • Job postings on Chamber Website
  • Opportunity to host a monthly Business Break. After hours business networking events with the potential to meet dozens of new contacts (or reconnect with old). Learn about other Chamber members while marketing your business in a fun social setting. Learn More.
  • Access to SLRCC Professional Development Scholarships
  • Access to the chamber member mailing list (PDF) of our 300 members
  • Access for 2 – 4 like business locations in Sebago Lake Region (i.e. – bank branches, restaurant franchises, etc.).
  • Business Spotlight to over 700 contacts via Constant Contact – 2 per year
  • Regional Guide block ad or equivalent ($275 value) discount on a larger ad. A great way to target regional customers. Your business description and contact info displayed in 12,000 of our printed guides used by tourists, locals, and businesses as a reference for regional services, recreation etc. Also viewable on our website!
ENHANCED INVESTMENT – $525 Investment (over a $4,000 value)

Your desire to build your business and community as you grow differentiates you from your peers. Your investment at this level reflects that you are committed to your industry and this region. Your investment provides you Enhanced member benefits with access to professional development for you and your team, and opportunities to build relationships across the region and among our members.

Benefits at this Level or the Return on Your Investment!

  • Attendance at all Chamber workshops & networking events
  • Member pricing for all Chamber events, sponsorships, and marketing
  • Bi-weekly e-newsletters with current events and Chamber news and updates
  • Access to Staples.com Business Discount Program10% off in-store purchases and 20% off printing and marketing services!
  • Notary Services – $10 per use
  • Certificate(s) of Origin – $25 per certificate
  • Business webpage listing on Chamber Website. The Chamber maintains data on over 300 businesses in the Sebago Lakes Region. Your business description and link will be displayed on the Chamber’s online business search directory, seen by hundreds of potential customers each month, generating sales and/or brand recognition.
  • Business referrals from office calls and emails. The Chamber receives over 2,000 information and referral requests each year, and we only refer Sebago Lakes Region Chamber members.
  • Display rack cards, brochures, and business cards at the Chamber office & visitor center. Conveniently on located on 302 in Windham on the way to Raymond, Casco, and Naples.
  • Access to Health Insurance Group Rates – An innovative collaboration between the Maine State Chamber of Commerce and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Maine has enabled small businesses (groups 2-50 and self-employed) across the state to purchase health plans which were previously only available to larger employer. Learn more about Chamber Blue Options or call 1-800-541-4251. Click here for our Chamber Member insurance brokers that offer Anthem’s Chamber Blue Options.
  • One Business & Services listing in the annual Sebago Lakes Regional Guide
  • Local and state advocacy for pro-business climate & infrastructure. The Chamber gives people an easy way to participate in something larger than themselves and their respective organizations. The SLRCC offer a sense of purpose through a united voice involving mutual interests and opportunities. The Chamber is at the table representing the interests of business at most community functions including local government, economic development, and education.
  • Ribbon cuttings/grand opening celebrations. Host an event where town officials, chamber staff and chamber ambassadors celebrate your business. Ribbon cuttings are prominently displayed in the chamber newsletter seen by over 700 contacts and sent to five local papers as a Press Release. We will also post the photo on our Facebook page!
  • Access to the Bangor Savings Buoy Local Program
  • Access to SLRCC Professional Leads Group. Members meet once a month to specifically discuss and share leads. No added fee, no strict parameters. One industry represented in each group. Learn More
  • Job postings on Chamber Website
  • Opportunity to host a monthly Business Break. After hours business networking events with the potential to meet dozens of new contacts (or reconnect with old). Learn about other Chamber members while marketing your business in a fun social setting. Learn More.
  • Access to SLRCC Professional Development Scholarships
  • Access to the chamber member mailing list (PDF) of our 300 members
BASIC INVESTMENT – $283 Investment (over a $2,800 value)

You balance holding down the shop with attendance at networking and relationship-building events. Your business provides a personal relationship with clients and a high-quality product or service. Your commitment to your industry, your community, and your clients is well respected. Your investment provides access to Basic member-only benefits and targeted opportunities to reach new clients and strengthen existing client relationships.

Benefits at this Level or the Return on Your Investment!

  • Attendance at all Chamber workshops & networking events
  • Member pricing for all Chamber events, sponsorships, and marketing
  • Bi-weekly e-newsletters with current events and Chamber news and updates
  • Access to Staples.com Business Discount Program10% off in-store purchases and 20% off printing and marketing services!
  • Notary Services – $20 per use
  • Certificate(s) of Origin – $50 per certificate
  • Business webpage listing on Chamber Website. The Chamber maintains data on over 300 businesses in the Sebago Lakes Region. Your business description and link will be displayed on the Chamber’s online business search directory, seen by hundreds of potential customers each month, generating sales and/or brand recognition.
  • Business referrals from office calls and emails. The Chamber receives over 2,000 information and referral requests each year, and we only refer Sebago Lakes Region Chamber members.
  • Display rack cards, brochures, and business cards at the Chamber office & visitor center. Conveniently on located on 302 in Windham on the way to Raymond, Casco, and Naples.
  • Access to Health Insurance Group Rates – An innovative collaboration between the Maine State Chamber of Commerce and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Maine has enabled small businesses (groups 2-50 and self-employed) across the state to purchase health plans which were previously only available to larger employer. Learn more about Chamber Blue Options or call 1-800-541-4251. Click here for our Chamber Member insurance brokers that offer Anthem’s Chamber Blue Options.
  • One Business & Services listing in the annual Sebago Lakes Regional Guide
  • Local and state advocacy for pro-business climate & infrastructure. The Chamber gives people an easy way to participate in something larger than themselves and their respective organizations. The SLRCC offer a sense of purpose through a united voice involving mutual interests and opportunities. The Chamber is at the table representing the interests of business at most community functions including local government, economic development, and education.
  • Ribbon cuttings/grand opening celebrations. Host an event where town officials, chamber staff and chamber ambassadors celebrate your business. Ribbon cuttings are prominently displayed in the chamber newsletter seen by over 700 contacts and sent to five local papers as a Press Release. We will also post the photo on our Facebook page!
  • Access to the Bangor Savings Buoy Local Program
  • Access to SLRCC Professional Leads Group. Members meet once a month to specifically discuss and share leads. No added fee, no strict parameters. One industry represented in each group. Learn More
  • Job postings on Chamber Website
  • Opportunity to host a monthly Business Break. After hours business networking events with the potential to meet dozens of new contacts (or reconnect with old). Learn about other Chamber members while marketing your business in a fun social setting. Learn More.
CORE INVESTMENT – $225 Investment (over an $1,800 value)

You are an Independent Professional (no partners or employees) or an organization with a mission (one fully supported by a volunteer team).  You care about community and are looking for ways to connect with others, share your vision and establish yourself in the community.  Your investment provides access to Core member-only benefits and opportunities to reach new clients and strengthen existing client relationships.

Benefits at this Level or the Return on Your Investment!

  • Attendance at all Chamber workshops & networking events
  • Member pricing for all Chamber events, sponsorships, and marketing
  • Bi-weekly e-newsletters with current events and Chamber news and updates
  • Access to Staples.com Business Discount Program10% off in-store purchases and 20% off printing and marketing services!
  • Notary Services – $20 per use
  • Certificate(s) of Origin – $50 per certificate
  • Business webpage listing on Chamber Website. The Chamber maintains data on over 300 businesses in the Sebago Lakes Region. Your business description and link will be displayed on the Chamber’s online business search directory, seen by hundreds of potential customers each month, generating sales and/or brand recognition.
  • Business referrals from office calls and emails. The Chamber receives over 2,000 information and referral requests each year, and we only refer Sebago Lakes Region Chamber members.
  • Display rack cards, brochures, and business cards at the Chamber office & visitor center. Conveniently on located on 302 in Windham on the way to Raymond, Casco, and Naples.
  • Access to Health Insurance Group Rates – An innovative collaboration between the Maine State Chamber of Commerce and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Maine has enabled small businesses (groups 2-50 and self-employed) across the state to purchase health plans which were previously only available to larger employer. Learn more about Chamber Blue Options or call 1-800-541-4251. Click here for our Chamber Member insurance brokers that offer Anthem’s Chamber Blue Options.
  • One Business & Services listing in the annual Sebago Lakes Regional Guide
  • Local and state advocacy for pro-business climate & infrastructure. The Chamber gives people an easy way to participate in something larger than themselves and their respective organizations. The SLRCC offer a sense of purpose through a united voice involving mutual interests and opportunities. The Chamber is at the table representing the interests of business at most community functions including local government, economic development, and education.
  • Ribbon cuttings/grand opening celebrations. Host an event where town officials, chamber staff and chamber ambassadors celebrate your business. Ribbon cuttings are prominently displayed in the chamber newsletter seen by over 700 contacts and sent to five local papers as a Press Release. We will also post the photo on our Facebook page!
  • Access to the Bangor Savings Buoy Local Program
  • Access to SLRCC Professional Leads Group. Members meet once a month to specifically discuss and share leads. No added fee, no strict parameters. One industry represented in each group. Learn More
FRIEND INVESTMENT – $75 Investment (over a $300 value)

You are a Community Volunteer and/or Retiree who understands the value our Chamber brings to the region. You want to be involved by attending Chamber networking events and/or assisting the Chamber as an event volunteer, committee member or Board Director. Your investment provides access to all Chamber events at the member pricing discount, Staples Reward program and bi-weekly newsletters.

Benefits at this Level or the Return on Your Investment!

  • Attendance at all Chamber workshops & networking events
  • Member pricing for all Chamber events, sponsorships, and marketing
  • Bi-weekly e-newsletters with current events and Chamber news and updates
  • Access to Staples.com Business Discount Program10% off in-store purchases and 20% off printing and marketing services!
  • Notary Services – $20 per use
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