Member Benefits

 

 

BENEFITS OF YOUR MEMBERSHIP INVESTMENT

CONNECT – Connecting members to resources, clients and partners. 

The Chamber is your connection to other Macon businesses. The Chamber creates opportunities for you to meet other members and business leaders at different functions like Connecting Over Coffee, Ribbon Cuttings, Business After Hours, Good Morning Macon and more. These networking events offer you the opportunity to connect with potential clients and position your business as an active member of the community. The Chamber also connects your business to valuable resources, such as the Georgia Chamber SMART healthcare plan.

 

EDUCATE – Educating with impactful programs and events.

From workshops to webinars, newsletters and business updates, we get you the information you need to succeed. Increase your company’s competitive edge by taking advantage of our professional development opportunities including programs likes Leadership Macon, the Ambassadors Committee, and the Macon Young Professionals group. Also be sure to check out our calendar of events for development classes and more.

 

ADVOCATE – Advocating at the local, state and federal levels.

The Chamber tracks local, state, and federal legislation that affect our members and is regularly a leader in advocating for the success of our business community.  We advocate for the business viewpoint at all levels of government so that public policy decisions lead to a healthy business climate and a better quality of life for Macon-Bibb. Most recently, our advocacy work has involved the passing of the OLOST Sales Tax, which is expected to result in lower property taxes in the coming years.

 

ACCELERATE – Accelerating economic growth through workforce development, talent retention and recruitment. 

Macon Works is the Chamber’s talent retention and workforce development partnership with Forward Macon. Macon Works envisions a future in which local employers know that students educated in Bibb County are work-ready, and job seekers in Bibb County know how to connect with internships, apprenticeships, and job opportunities in Macon-Bibb. Investing in the development of a work-ready talent pool is just one of the ways the Chamber seeks to accelerate business success in our region. The Chamber also accelerates member success by investing in entrepreneurs and small businesses through listening forums, educational opportunities and our partnership with Forward Macon, Inc.

ADDITIONAL MEMBER BENEFITS

Chamber Member Recognition
One of the benefits of membership is to demonstrate your commitment to the community by being a part of one of the most influential business organizations in the region. We encourage you to place the Chamber’s logo on your website to show that you are actively engaged in moving our community forward.

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 Georgia Chamber SMART Plan – Insurance Discount
This plan was launched as a comprehensive health program offered to small businesses that are members of the Chamber or are a part of the Chamber Federation. Administered through Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, the plan allows smaller employers to join together and share in the overall claims risk. By being part of a larger, self-funded pool, employers have financial protection backed by Anthem.

Chamber SMART Medical and Specialty Products

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Chamber Directory
As a new member you will receive your first directory for FREE. The cost is $25 for all others.

Georgia Chamber Retirement Plan Exchange 

This plan is powered by Tag Resources and offers employers a wide range of retirement and management services including administrative offload, simplified payroll contribution processing, loan & distribution support, time savings, fiduciary risk management and more. For more information, visit https://www.gachamber.com/401k/ 

Coupons and Discounts
Members may post coupons and discounts on our website at no charge.
Mailing Labels
As a member, you may purchase a mailing list of members. This information includes company name, main contact and mailing address. The cost is $25. You must be a member to take advantage of this opportunity.
Certificate of Origin
A certificate of origin is a document issued by an exporter that confirms and certifies the country of origin of its products. A certificate of origin may be added to a commercial invoice that supports the listing of the country of origin by line item. We can assist in certifying this document.
Macon Magazine One-year subscription
A one-year/6 magazines subscription to the main contact of your company. Subscription begins one month after joining the Chamber.

Macon Magazine
Drugs Don’t Work
This program is designed to assist businesses in developing a drug-free workplace. GA employers certified by the State Board of Workers’ Compensation as having a drug-free workplace are entitled to a 7.5% discount on their workers’ compensation premiums.

Drugs Don’t Work
Relocation Packets
Whether you have a new employee or a family member moving to the area, the Chamber offers a relocation package that gives newcomers a comprehensive overview of living, working and playing in the Macon area. This packet is FREE if picked up or the cost of shipping and handling if mailed. Relocation info is also on our website.
Georgia Trend Magazine Life-time Subscription
All contacts of your company that are listed with the Chamber will receive a GA Trend Magazine for as long as you are a member. Subscription begins one month after joining the Chamber.

Georgia Trend Magazine
* Ribbon Cutting/Grand Opening
As a welcome to the Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce we are happy to help you coordinate your Ribbon Cutting. Whether the ceremony is to marks the official opening of a newly constructed location/Grand Opening or a second location, we can assist you in making your event official.
GA Chamber Federation Membership
Through the GA Chamber Federation, any business with 10 or fewer full-time employees who is a member of a participating local chamber will receive free Federation membership into the Georgia Chamber of Commerce. You will have access to the Georgia Human Resources Library, webinar series focused on small business education, savings tools for growth and tool to gain knowledge of the key legislative issues facing small businesses. To access these benefits, visit

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SCORE
Whether you are in the planning stages or are ready to take your business to the next level, SCORE is here to help you with free mentoring and low-cost training. SCORE Middle Georgia is a non-profit resource partner of the Small Business Administration.

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MEMBERSHIP MATTERS. JOIN THE CONVERSATION.
Membership in the Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce is a solid investment in the future of Macon-Bibb County and the entire Middle Georgia Region. With a unified vision and the strength of over 1,000 members, the Greater Macon Chamber of Commerce promotes a pro-business climate that encourages business growth and success. Your voice matters, so join today. Call (478) 621-2000 for more information.