Advocacy - Your Own Lobbyist!
With Chris Hall as Senior Vice President-Government Relations, our vast experience in advocating for employers and job creation supports you. Whether it is Maine's tax system, government spending, health policy, housing, or transportation, we are committed to finding better solutions. When our members are undecided we will convene all sides of an issue to help you make better informed decisions.
Weekly Public Policy E-Updates
Public Policy issues in Maine and in the Portland region continue to be important to residents and businesses. Click here to read our current weekly public policy e-update and to go back into our archives.
Exclusive Cost Savings
The Chamber offers exclusive cost savings to our members from health plans, to educational discounts, business services and advertising discounts.
Chamber BlueOptions Health Plan
Chamber Blue options is available to member small businesses with 1–50 employees. Ten different health plans are available. Learn more about Chamber Blue Options or call Anthem at 1-800-541-4251. View a list of our Chamber Member insurance brokers that offer Anthem's Chamber Blue Options.
ConnectForLunch is a unique opportunity to build personal business relationships, giving you more influence and recognition in your business community, and more access to new clients and referrals. As often as each week, you can have a private lunch with just two or three different Chamber members at a local Chamber restaurant. Learn more.
Free Meeting Space
Our Boardroom and Library are available at no charge for your important meetings. Overhead projector and internet access are also available. Call Nora Kreisler at 772-2811 to reserve. Click here for details.
US Cellular Discount
Chamber members and their families can save up to 20% each month on their mobile phone charges with US Cellular. For more information, click here.
Our local Apple, Inc. Business Team offers a special and exclusive pricing arrangement for Portland Regional Chamber members. This loyalty discount allows members to work directly with the Apple Business Team in their Maine Mall store. Learn more.
Credit Card Processing Savings
PowerPay provides significant cost savings to Chamber members. Learn how your business can save with PowerPay.
Digital Media Marketing Platform
gr8 Local Business offers Members a simple-to-use digital marketing publishing platform as well as an enhanced showcase listing in the Chamber Online Member Directory. Visit www.gr8localbusiness.com for details. More information.
Our website, with a searchable database and electronic referral program, provide valuable leads to our members. Each week thousands of people visit our website looking for information on products and services that our members provide. The Member Directory is fully SEO-optimized and is powered by Local Thunder, more information..
Our two monthly newsletters keep you up-to-date on important business and public policy issues. Only members have the opportunity to advertise in the newsletter which reaches more than 3,000 contacts. For more information on adverstising, click here.
Membership Directory and Resource Guide
Find other Chamber members or update your lead list with our annual Membership Directory and Resource Guide, which has a distribution of 2,000 and is available for purchase by the general public. New Chamber members are added monthly in our newsletter to keep your directory updated.
Members can purchase our membership contact lists. The mailing list is available either with labels or on a CD. Click here to find out more.
Business Cards and Brochure Display
The Chamber offers our lobby area for members to display their brochures or business cards.
Events and Sponsorships
The Chamber produces more than 100 special events and programs each year where you can find marketing and networking opportunities, meet local business and government leaders, and keep you up-to-date on economic issues effecting your business and the region.
Aside from dozens of networking events each month, we host northern New England's largest trade show, the Maine Business Expo. Eggs & Issues is your opportunity to hear directly from newsmakers about the important public policy issues facing Maine. The Chamber's Legislative Reception provides a unique opportunity to engage your area legislators. The Chamber's Annual Dinner and Community Leadership Awards honors our local business leaders for innovation, service and leadership. The Annual Chamber Golf Classic, gives those leaders a chance to have fun. And, our Professional Development Seminars, Community Chamber events and Business after Hours all provide great opportunities to highlight your business and its commitment to the greater Portland region.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org / 207.772.2811 for more information about membership!