Joining the U.S. Chamber of Commerce will provide you with instant access to one of the largest business networks available. We are the strongest, most active business advocacy group in the country, with a professional staff of hundreds of the nation's top policy experts, lobbyists, lawyers, and communicators.
Dedicated to our members' growth and prosperity, we can help grow your business, connect you to leaders and legislators, and provide valuable savings on benefits and services. Explore the following membership opportunities and discover the many advantages of belonging to our influential organization.
Washington Fly-in Policy Briefing
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce invites you to participate in a Washington Fly-in. It's a great time to organize a delegation from your community to take advantage of this valuable resource at the Chamber headquarters, one of the most historic locations in the nation's capital, located on Lafayette Park directly across from the White House.
Since its inception in 2000, the U.S. Chamber's Washington Fly-In Briefing Program has attracted chambers and associations from around the country to hear the inside scoop on hot issues and policies affecting the business community. Delegations consist of business owners, corporate executives, and local business and community leaders in groups of all sizes. They receive a front-row seat at a program tailored specifically to their business priorities and have access to top U.S. Chamber policy and advocacy experts.
Free Enterprise Network Web Portals
The U.S. Chamber is expanding the reach of the business community by collaborating with our members to create and expand advocacy programs through the Free Enterprise Network.
Through this member benefit, we will team up with you to develop a customized advocacy website unique to your organization or company. The Free Enterprise Network enables you to customize your advocacy site with your organization or company brand, top issues, and select advocacy tools. You can also make updates and edits on the back-end through our state-of-the-art Content Management System. View the advocacy site features or take a tour today!
Accreditation and Best Practices
State and local chambers of commerce that achieve U.S. Chamber Accreditation set an example as well-run organizations effectively serving their communities. View the list of Accredited chambers or learn more about the program here.
Need tips on improving your chamber? Take advantage of our collection of best practice directives based on the guidance of our best Accredited chambers that can help you run your chamber better.
Institute for Organization Management
Institute for Organization Management is the four-year professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. Since 1921, tens of thousands of association, chamber, and other nonprofit professionals have attended Insitute sites across the country, strengthening their management skills, expanding their professional network, and earning credit hours towards their CAE and CCE industry certifications.
View the Institute website to learn more about the program, curriculum, and enrollment incentives.
Communications Resources for Chambers
As a U.S. Chamber member, you have complimentary access to the many resources provided by the Communications Division. Whether you'd like to re-purpose an advertisement, speech or article in Free Enterprise Magazine, the U.S. Chamber is here to help. Click here to learn about the communications resources available to your organization. Use the Issue Toolkits to learn more and engage on the issues that affect your members.
Regional Government Affairs Conference
The U.S. Chamber's Regional Government Affairs Conferences provide the information, tools, and resources that local and state chambers of commerce need to harness their political potential and take their government affairs programs to the next level of effectiveness. There is dedicated time set aside for networking and sharing best practices, along with "issue pods" featuring in-depth discussions on issues like healthcare, taxes, transportation, and regulations.
More information on the 2014 Conference in Scottsdale, AZ.
America's Small Business Summit June 13-15, 2016
Get more value from your D.C. fly-in by organizing a delegation of your members to attend America's Small Business Summit 2016 on June 13-15, 2016. Join chamber leaders and business owners from across the country in Washington, D.C. to network, hear from business experts, and meet with your legislators on Capitol Hill. Chamber-led delegations get reduced pricing, opportunities for tailored briefings, and much more! Register a group of three or more and a chamber executive will receive a complimentary registration. Learn more at uschamber.com/sbsummit.
In conjunction with America's Small Business Summit, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is currently seeking applications for the DREAM BIG Small Business of the Year Award. The winner will receive a $10,000 cash prize and will be recognized alongside 7 regional finalists and 100 Blue Ribbon winners during America's Small Business Summit. Applications are due February 2, 2016. Please contact Sarah Keller at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.