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Member Benefits

Membership: A True Business Building Relationship

Your decision to become a stakeholder in our Chamber will provide you with the “growth ingredients” to successfully build your business in the years ahead. You will also be joining and adding to the collective clout of partners interested in pro-actively advancing the business environment and quality of place of greater Charleston. Below you will find clear, tangible reasons to make this important investment in the future of your business and the Lowcountry.

HELP YOUR BUSINESS PROSPER
We will provide your business with resources and tools for you to sustain and grow your company.

Offer owner training and leadership development programs
Facilitate peer-to-peer connecting opportunities
Provide training options for members’ employees
Seek continuous feedback from owners – offer owner centric programming

ADVANCE A PRO-BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT
Our business advocacy team will actively lobby on behalf of your business locally, in Columbia, and in our nation’s capital.

Create and implement a “game changing” business agenda that will address South Carolina’s state tax system , unemployment and workers’ compensation systems and other critical state objectives
Pursue critical local business environment enhancement opportunities: Port deepening,sufficient highway and road systems, advancement of Joint Command Charleston and SPAWAR

IDENTIFY AND ELECT PRO-BUSINESS CANDIDATES
The quality of elected officials we can bring to bear will strengthen Charleston’s prospects for long term growth and your immediate business competitiveness.

Provide direct election and campaign support to local and state business candidates
Launch a candidate identification and orientation program featuring business and free enterprise principles
Analyze voting records and reward those who vote to adopt a business policy agenda

HELP BUSINESSES INVEST HERE
Over the next five years the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce will be undertaking a $5 million plus program to strengthen and advance our region. It will focus on:

Innovating the Charleston regional economy
Strengthening our existing talent and attracting new talent
Advocating for a competitive 21st century business environment
Our job is to promote and advance businesses that build greater Charleston.

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