Why join the Hartford Area Chamber of Commerce?
Every business is concerned with its return on investment. At the Hartford Area Chamber of Commerce we make it our business to be concerned with yours!
For a very reasonable membership fee you can take advantage of a free listing on our website, utilizing our Facebook page with 3,000 likes, and displaying marketing materials at the Quechee Gorge Visitor Center for its 90,000 visitors to see. Add in several networking events throughout the year, exclusive member-to-member advertising, discounts on dental, accidental, and vision insurance, and we are sure you will appreciate the value of your investment.
Join our group today and begin to watch your investment grow!
- Free business listing and event placement on the Hartford Chamber Website
A basic member listing will be created for you including Company Name, Logo, Location, Website Link and Description all available on our Member Directory. Use your personal log-in to make changes and additions to your listing, as well as track visits to your member page. Create an Enhanced Business Listing to increase SEO, visibility, content and more! Click here for more information.
- Free brochure placement at Quechee Gorge Visitor Center
Member brochures and advertisements are exclusively featured at the staffed front desk. During the course of a year 90,000 people walk through the doors of the Visitor Center and are greeted with our knowledgeable staff. Additional advertising opportunities at the Center, click here!
- Weekly member promotional E-blasts & HACC updates
- Customer Referrals
Receive customer referrals from our website, visitor center, other members and Chamber Office. Members of the Chamber are first on the list when referring tourists and locals alike who come to the Quechee Gorge Visitor Center.
- Increased advertising with "E-Coupons"
Create and promote any sales or deals your business has with our "E-Coupons" Using your ChamberMaster Log-in simply enter in the information of the sale - end dates, details, logos - format and submit. These deals will appear on our site to only members or to all visitors to the Chamber site. Check out this example and how-to's.
- Job Postings
Post any job openings to the chamber website with ease. The Job listing page is shared on our social media page as well with a following of 3,300 people.
- Be Featured at the Quechee Hot Air Balloon Festival, and other HACC events
Have first rights as an exhibitor, sponsor or volunteer. We work with our members to create custom plans for getting the most out of their Chamber's Events including the Quechee Balloon Festival.
Exclusive Membership Discounts and Benefits
- Group Dental, Vision, Accidental and Life Insurance*
- Fuel Oil and Propane purchase program
Simple Energy is offering .10 cents per gallon off the rack price for heating oil and .15 cents per gallon off the rack price for propane exclusively for Hartford Chamber Members and their employees. Click here more information.
- Magee Office Supply Discount
"Pay the least for the things you use the most!" 50%-80% off list price for chamber members, contact Magee Office Supply at 800 622-4552 for more information.
- Member-to-Member Discount Programs
Membership Card gives you and your employees access to discounts from your fellow members like Allen Pools and Spas, The Quechee Inn, Sugarbush Farm and more! Click here for a list of Member-to Member Discounts. Interested in giving a discount to other members? Call the Chamber Office for more information.
- Constant Contact Discounted Services
Constant Contact is an e-mail marketing tool that blends seamlessly with social media. Easy to use templates and formats make sending professional-looking emails easy and helps to let you engage customers and reach new ones! 20% off six months or 25% off a year gives you an average savings of 3 months! Plans start as low as $15 a month.
Networking and Information Services
- Business-After-Hours-monthly networking events
Monthly mixers are hosted and sponsored by member businesses allowing them to showcase their business as well as provide networking opportunities for other members. Call the Chamber office if you are interested in hosting a mixer.
- "Breakfast Business" Educational and Legislative Series
A chance to stay up to date on area and legislative topics, as well as network with area businesses on common issues and goals.
- Chamber Board, Committees and Volunteer Opportunities
Take the opportunity to be a part of the Chamber's initiatives by being a committee member, electing board members or volunteering at various Chamber sponsored events.
- Access to Membership Database
Have access to your fellow members contact information's and vice versa for networking, referrals and participate or create forums for questions comments and more.
Advocacy and Support
- Member of VT State Chamber of Commerce and VT Assoc. of Chamber Executives
- National, Local, Regional and State Affiliations and Partnerships
Ready to Join? Click here to download a member application.
Contact the Chamber office in person, by phone, or e-mail to address any questions.
We can provided more resources about the above benefits and help you get the most out of your Hartford Area Chamber Membership.