Favorites are included in your annual membership investment and are available to you as members of the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce. Contact the Chamber Team (860.646.2223) for more info.
There are also additional services available for purchase. Jump down to our À La Carte Items.
Two in Deskbook Directory
Published annually, 3,500 copies of the Deskbook Directory are distributed free of charge to area members, Town and State offices, residents and prospective Chamber members. Your business is listed once alphabetically and once by category.
The Chamber receives frequent calls asking for the name of a florist, accountant, plumber, hotel, attorney, bookkeeping, etc. Only Chamber members are referred, as our members are the businesses who support the local economy.
If you've recently held a Chamber event, we will add the information and photos we took to the Chamber's Facebook page. Emails promoting a Chamber event, such as your Grand Opening, are also cross-posted to our Facebook page, reaching an audience outside of our 1,000 email recipients.
Your business is listed on the Chamber's website, under the Membership listing. If your business has a website, it is linked to the Chamber site so folks can go directly from our site to yours.
As further extension of the Chamber's Referral Services, the Reminder Newspaper provides the Chamber with a 1/4 page ad each week in its Manchester edition. The Chamber uses this space for a rotating alphabetical list of our members. When your business in cluded in these ads, you will receive a copy from us in the event you did not see it.
Out & About
Grand Openings, Open Houses, Member Events
The Chamber is happy to assist members in planning special events in their businesses. Call Amy to get all the details on holding an Open House, Grand Opening, or other event. And remember, attendance at these events is marketing for your business.
Morning Coffee Connection, Business After Hours
Members getting together to network socially with other members and enjoy coffee and goodies, or coctails and hors d'oeuvres. No pressure, no agenda, just members meeting other members. These are perfect events for new members! Call to let us know you're coming or to host an event yourself.
EPIC - Empowering People, Inspiring Change
This group, known as EPIC, is a monthly after hours networking event with a focus in community involvement. Held at a different restaurant every month, members enjoy provided appetizers and a light atmosphere, in addition to assisting various charity and non-profit organizations via creating awareness or accepting donations on their behalf. Call Lisa to host or for more information.
Monthly Event Calendar & New Member List
Members receive our calendar of happenings each month through email. Fax, call, or email to let us know you're coming to an event. Be sure to check out the list of new Chamber members on the reverse side. It's the perfect opportunity to send a note to welcome them to the Chamber - all while getting some inexpensive marketing for your business!
Weekly Online Newsletter
The weekly Chamber newsletter, The Lowdown, includes the latest lowdown on the Chamber. Members are encouraged to let us know what's happening in their business, such as promotions, certifications, food drives, sales, etc. Contact Lisa to get the specifics or to submit your press release.
Chamber members automatically become members of the East of the River Chambers of Commerce Association (ERCCA) made up of six Chambers east of the river. Watch your mail for ERCCA events and news.
All Chambers are eligible to take part in the committees working behind the scenes to produce our annual Golf Tournament, Chef's Challenge, and GMCC's "Big Night Out." Contact Amy for specific info.
À la carte items are services available to Chamber members that are not included as part of the membership, but may be purchased by members on an on-going basis.
Deskbook Directory Advertising
Members may purchase advertising space in the annual Deskbook Directory. Ad sizes range in size, location, and pricing - there's an ad for every budget. Advertising space is sold on a first-come, first serve basis. 3,500 copies produced and distributed annually. Contact April for more information.
Official Town of Manchester Street Map
Open to all local businesses, not just Chamber members, our street map makes getting around town and finding the right area business to satisfy your needs all too simple. Advertising space comes in varying sizes, with Chamber member discounts, particularly those advertising within the Directory in the same year. Contact April for more information.
Website & Monthly Event Calendar Advertising
Welcome to our new, mobile responsive website! This streamlined site makes it easier for members and the public alike to find the type of businesses they want, but the best way to reach a new customer is by being present on more than just the listing page. Get your company logo on the Chamber's home page and be the first thing your potential client sees. Additionally, members may advertise on the Chamber's monthly event calendar, which is linked to each Monday and printed for new members to use. For more information on both items, please contact Amy.
Members who want to do their own direct mailing to the Chamber's mailing list may purchase a set of address labels. You will be asked to fax the Chamber office a copy of your mailing prior to receiving the labels. The Chamber will not provide mailing labels on disc. Cost $60 for full set of contacts, $40 for main rep labels only. Contact us for specific details.
The Lowdown & Exclusive Email Advertising
The Lowdown is the Chamber's weekly email received by our 1,000+ contacts to inform them of the week's events. All Chamber members have the opportunity to use The Lowdown for advertising space to promote that you're hiring, holding an upcoming sale, hosting a non-Chamber event, or whatever you like. This method of advertising is text only; we cannot add images or link to pdfs using this format. However, we also have the option of Exclusive Email advertising, which allows Chamber members to design a full email with as many images and/or pdf links as you desire. Members are able to schedule the time and date their exclusive goes out in addition to choosing their own subject line. The Lowdown, text-only advertising costs $50, while Exclusive Emails cost $150. For both options, please contact Lisa for assistance.
Members have the opportunity to participate in the Chamber's television commercial program through Cox Media. This is an exclusive commercial deal that you will only receive by being a member! Contact April for details.
Health/Dental, Home & Auto Insurance
Contact us for a referral to a qualified chamber insurance agent with plans designed for members.