Member Benefits

Investing in a chamber membership brings a number of benefits, including both tangible savings and opportunities for networking and event publicity! Complete an application! Our membership investment rates range from $130 to $370/year depending on the number of employees. The non-profit rate is $120/year. 

 

What are the benefits of investing in a membership with the Franklin Area Chamber of Commerce? 

 

The three main benefits are getting noticed, making connections, and saving money!

  • Access to 200+ other chamber members, both businesses and non-profits
  • First-year free membership for organizations in the 45005 zip code
  • Saving money through group discounts with SOCA (Southern Ohio Chamber Alliance) for insurance, workers’ comp group-rating plans (our most popular benefit), and more. One of our members saved over $100,000 on insurance through their chamber membership.
  • Meeting potential customers through networking events: luncheons, women's networking events, after-hours gatherings, etc.
  • Promotion of your events and announcements in our weekly e-newsletter
  • Visibility through event sponsorships
  • Online visibility in our website’s member directory
  • Member spotlights for sustaining members on our website and Facebook page
  • Reaching customers/clients through promotional material displayed in the Chamber office
  • Saving money through member-to-member discounts
  • Having your info shared via the chamber’s social media blasts (Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn)
  • A chance to give back to the community through our Young Entrepreneur scholarship and fundraising support for one of our non-profits each year.
 

What kind of health insurance is available?

 

The Chamber offers the Anthem SOCA Benefit, a self-funded medical plan for employers with at least 2 enrollees and no more than 50 employees. This is now available to sole proprietors

One of our members is saving over $100,000 through this plan. Learn more. Call the chamber office at 937 746-8457, and we can put you in touch with a broker who can assist you. 

 

Can the Franklin Area Chamber help save money on prescriptions?

 

Yes! We partner with RxCut. Using their card can save you up to 80% on your generic prescription medication. Learn more here.  You can print cards yourself or request them from the chamber office. 

 

Is there a way to save money on our energy costs?

 

Yes, our chamber offers savings through Community Energy Advisors.

Community Energy Advisors (CEA) is a Public Utilities Commission of Ohio certified energy management firm that educates and empowers organizations of all sizes to maximize the economics of their energy assets. Through the Chamber Energy Program, CEA provides Chamber members with Education, Savings, and Protection on both regulated and deregulated energy expenses. With a credible partner looking out for your bottom-line, members enjoy peace of mind and budget-ability when it comes to your utility costs.

If you would like to obtain a free quote to see how much you can save on your electricity and natural gas, simply choose one of the following options.
• Call 330-208-2082
• Email a recent copy of your utility bill to chamberenergy@ceateam.com
For more information: visit ceateam.com/chamber

 

What BWC group ratings plans are available through Hunter Consulting? 

 

Hunter Consulting Company provides comprehensive consulting and claims administration in the area of Workers’ and Unemployment Compensations. The group-rating plan available through Hunter is our most popular and utilized benefit. Fill out the AC-3 online for a quote. 

 

 

Does the chamber offer any discounts on Office Supplies?

 

Yes, Office Depot offers discounted pricing at any Office Depot store, as well as other options. 

NCP Office Depot Discount Program

Our partnership with the National Chamber Program brings cost savings for you, our members! Save on what you need to do business, while supporting your chamber. Here's how it works: • Members save up to 55% on 500+ items that chamber members purchase most often, including special discounts on ink and toner. • Free next day delivery on orders over $50, with the ability to shop in-store or online • Members get deep discounts on Copy & Print services. 2.5₵ black & white, 24₵ color copies and 40% off finishing services every day! NCG Office Depot Discount Program Our partnership with the National Commerce Group brings cost savings for you! Save on what you need to run your business. Here's how it works: • You save up to 55% on 500+ items that you purchase most often, including special discounts on ink and toner. • Free next day delivery on orders over $50, with the ability to shop in-store or online • Members get deep discounts on Copy & Print services. 2.5₵ black & white, 24₵ color copies and 40% off finishing services every day!

Sign up at: www.mychamberadvantage.com/chamber_signup

 

 

How can I connect with other chamber members?

 

Networking is the best benefit of being a Chamber member! Get to know your fellow members and be astounded at the resources you have at a handshake.

Monthly Chamber Networking/Learning lunch meetings are usually the third Monday of each month at 11:45 a.m. Members are asked to RSVP through EventBrite by the Thursday prior to the meeting. Speakers and networking are the focus. 

Many of our meetings are "on the road" at member locations, offering a great way to learn more about fellow members and their facilities. Meetings typically conclude by 1 p.m.

 

Can chamber membership save money on website design?

 

Yes, we have a partnership with Legend Web Works that can save you $500 on a new website build. Learn more here.

 

What member-to-member discounts are available?

 
Member-to-member discounts encourage Franklin Area Chamber members and their employees to prefer other Chamber members when purchasing goods and services. Participating is a great way to attract customers, to build relationships with customers, to save money, and to invest in our local economy. 
 
This list of participating organizations is being updated constantly. Please check back frequently. 
  
Harrison's Pro Tree Service: 5% discount to Franklin Chamber members. (937) 974-6891
 
Integrity Automotive Service: 10% off repairs to all Franklin chamber members. (513) 727-8191
 
Schmidt Automotive: Franklin Chamber members receive 15% off labor with $250+ repair service and also, free wiper blades on their birthday. (937) 514-7860.
 
Unifirst Corporation: 20% discount for any rental or direct purchase for Franklin Chamber members. (937) 746-0531