The Staten Island Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Inc. has been created to:
Provide continuing educational and training resources to the existing business community on Staten Island.
Facilitate the creation and success of minority Businesses.
Foster the development of emerging technologies and companies.
Provide business-related internships for high school and college students.
Promote Staten Island as a place to visit and do business.
Coordinate cooperation between Staten Island’s business, cultural and charitable organizations.
As a Chamber Member, your Business:
Gives its support to Chamber programs
Helps the business community
Promotes a strong local economy
Influences business interests with the state and local government
Anyone who does business in Staten Island should get a membership!
Included in your membership you also receive many benefits without having to do anything and even more benefits if you choose to participate.
Benefits of the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce Membership:
Grow Your Business
As a member of the SI Chamber your business information is automatically added to our online member directory under your business category on sichamber.com.
Many small businesses are always looking for ways to drive local customers to their websites. One way to drive traffic is to get trusted links (SIChamber.com) to connect web searchers to your website. Google values links from Chamber of Commerce websites when calculating search rankings. Having your website listed on our website is a cost-effective way to improve your Google ranking on the web and produces helpful local referrals to your business as well. This is truly valuable for business owners with a limited budget trying to reach the local market on the web.
Your business listing will be printed in our Annual Consumer Guide
The guide is sent to close to 40,000 homes and businesses and gets distributed at Ferry station, grocery stores, medical and law offices, govt agencies, etc.. And a digital guide is also circulated throughout the Staten Island Community by email, websites and social media.
Get Referrals from sichamber.com, annual Consumer Guide, walk-ins, and phone calls.
We will also help you get in front of those Members of ours you are interested in speaking with. We only refer our Chamber members.
Feel free to reach out directly if you prefer, though we’d love to have you as a Member 🙂
You can review the list of our Members at the following link to see if there are Members you’d like to be introduced to:
Participate in the Google Godigital Program
The Staten Island Chamber of Commerce received a grant from Google to help businesses in Staten Island get more business online. We’re an official Google local partner.
We can look at your online presence and recommend key changes you can make to improve your search presence, and if you like, we’ll assist/train you in person at our location or yours.
There is no fee for this program as it included in your SI Chamber membership
If you like and when you are ready, you can sign up for the program to start optimizing your presence on Google.
You’ll also be showcased in our weekly newsletter as a New Member
Sent to our list of both Members and Non-Members.
As a member you can add the Chamber’s Logo on your marketing materials.
Our Logo is Your Logo – members can include the Chamber logo in all of their advertising.
Members have the opportunity to share their expert advice in the newsletter’s Business Tips section, and Chamber’s blog
Access to the Chambers promotional Facebook and Instagram pages, and our network of referral sites
With a reach of over 50,000+ users
Promotion of your holiday specials in special weekly emails, social media, and blog
A Ribbon cutting ceremony
If you have an upcoming store opening or re-opening, we’ll bring some team members and Chamber members alongside our oversize scissors and SI Chamber ribbon. We’ll promote your store opening before and after the event on our site, newsletter, social media sites, and partner websites.
Participation in the National Shop Small Business Saturday campaign.
Option to place free listing in Member-to-Member Discount Program
Option to offer a discount to our Staten Island Veterans Discount Program
Advertising Opportunities available for sichamber.com
Advertise on homepage, e-weekly newsletter, event journals and our Annual Consumer Guide
Opportunity to serve on Chamber committees
Opportunity to participate in Young Professionals Group
Discounted Member rates on certain Chamber events, programs and seminars
Opportunity to host Business Before and After Hours and showcase your business
Opportunity to join Business Guilds networking group
Sponsorship Opportunities available for all events
Save Time and Money
Access to money saving programs like our Working Advantage Discount
Access to Coggno webinar service with over 200 categories of training courses
(some courses are free)
Receive Critical Legislative information and updates related to doing business in New York
Receive weekly Chamber newsletters by email, and additional Chamber program communications including free workshops for members, networking opportunities and events.