THE GREATER SOUTHINGTON
Chamber of Commerce


Celebrating Years of Service 1938-

(860) 628-8036


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Sponsorship Opportunities

Membership:
- dues investment base dues $225.00 includes first five employees
- placing advertisement in Membership Directory
- placing advertisement in community map
- placing ad in "Email Alerts"


Programs/Benefits/Services:
- Chamber Insurance
- Email Announcements
- Piggyback Mailings
- Member Listings
- Media and Marketing Assistance
- Resource Information
- Business Networking
- Seminars and Workshops
- Community Events Special Events:


Advantage Nights (After Hours)
- host the event at your place of business
- donate a product or service to the raffle drawing


Annual Meeting
- sponsor entertainment for the annual meeting
- sponsor printing of invitation
- sponsor printing of program book
- make a contribution to the scholarship fund


Golf Tournament
- corporate sponsor
- platinum sponsor
- hole sponsor
- player in tournament
- sponsor raffle prizes


For more information on how your business can participate in an event or sponsor a program, event or special project, contact Cathy Zalaski at 860-628-8036.

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Membership Committee/Ambassadors Committee:
To augment and retain membership base by designing and implementing programs and services that meet the specific needs of member businesses; initiating a year-round publicity campaign for the organization; coordinating an ongoing recruitment for new members and act in the capacity as year round. Ambassadors contact and service existing members to aid in customer service and retention. To offer support services to all new and existing Chamber members.
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Central Business Alliance (CBA):
This committee oversees the business in downtown areas of Southington and Plantsville. Meets the third Thursday of each month.
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Chamber Women:
The mission of the Chamber of Commerce Women's Group is to promote the individual and professional growth of women members through networking, service exchange, referrals and to be an influence in the community by offering educational, informative and creative programs for all women. Meets the second Thursday of each month.
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Community Connection:
Want to be more involved in our community? Join this committee! The chamber has established a programs like "Training for Tomorrow — Today", and internship program for Juniors and Seniors at Southington High School. These students can learn more about what career path they want to pursue by interning at a Chamber business. The Chamber also has a Disaster Relief Program, which assists neighbors who may endure a disaster (like a home fire). Chamber businesses lend a hand by offering complimentary hotel stays, gift cards for meals at Chamber restaurants, etc. We also respond to issues as they arise where Chamber business may be able to make a difference.
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Economic Development Committee:
Develop an economic business cllimate conducive to market growth and expansion by supporting, coordinating and implementing the economic development activity of the Greater Southington region, utilizing the services of the Greater Southington Chamber of Commerce member businesses together with resources provided by the local, state and federal governments. Meets the first Friday of every month.
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Finance Committee:
To review existing accounts and to suggest changes to existing finances.
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Golf Committee:
Begins meeting in late spring to plan annual Chamber Cup golf tournament held in the fall featuring former major league players.
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Legislative Committee:
Be a liaison between State Government and the Chamber of Commerce to initiate and explain regulations and new laws.  Meets the second Wednesday of every month..
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Marketing Committee:
Periodic meetings to establish printed materials or other avenues of promotion for new-members.
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Scholarship Committee:
The Greater Southington Chamber of Commerce established a scholarship fund to assist students in furthering their education. It is the organization's goal through this program to help prepare students for their position as future leaders in our community. There are two $500 scholarships awarded im May of every year.
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Special Events Committee:
Positions the Chamber of Commerce as the community's primary Business Network through designing and implementing an annual calendar of events and activities which will encourage and promote positive interaction among Chamber of Commerce member businesses.
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Sign Up To Be On A Committee:
- Reach a higher profile in the community - Become affiliated with community leaders - Become a part of the decision-making process for Southington's Progress in Motion - Establish and expand your customer base - Become better informed on community affairs and the business climate To find out how to sign up for a committee, call us at 860-628-8036.
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