Learn how to take advantage of your Chamber membership
Representing 1,400 member companies with over 64,000 employees, the Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce is the largest business membership organization in Maine. Comprised of five Community Chambers and our young members group, PROPEL, we offer networking, advocacy, valuable benefits and high visibility to our members at an affordable price.
Through our region we help grow businesses and make the Greater Portland region a more vibrant economic and creative hub.
Membership is regional: Membership includes engagement in all six community chambers. There are no boundaries to membership
The Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce is truly regional in that we are a partnership of community chambers.
Join the PRCC and immediately gain access to business and networking in Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland, Falmouth, Gorham, Portland, Scarborough, South Portland and Westbrook
We participate in, and lead conversations on regional issues such as transportation, housing, education, wages, and regional legislative issues.
Representing the interests of the business community, including non-profits.
Share your news and events
What better way to let people know what you have going on than to promote them through the region's best networking non-profit? Send us your events and we can list them on our site and through our monthly member newsletter! Send in your event
We can also host your event, news, or announcement on our social media platforms.
Want the added visibility of having people attend a ribbon cutting ceremony at your business? Contact us and we will help you organize, plan and promote your event.
Don't have a physical office but still want to let everyone know you are open for business? We can host your ribbon cutting at the Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce office in Downtown Portland.
Our weekly membership emails are delivered to more than 3,000 people across 1,250 businesses. With open rates of more than 20 percent and click rates averaging 4.5 percent, we have the attention of our membership.
Launched in 2017, we have opened our emails to sponsors. For three months your company will have sole sponsorship of one of two emails. Your ad will appear at the top of the email, and we can link to any page you prefer. If you need help designing an ad, we can provide one to you for an added cost.
Sponsorship of our member events newsletter, which is delivered the first week of the month, is $475 for the entire three month run. (Note: This ad space will not be available until November)
The Chamber events email, which is delivered the second and fourth weeks of the month, is $850 for the entire three month duration.
One of the Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce's biggest strengths is its visibility in the business community. Another perk is its central location in beautiful, downtown Portland Maine. Our office houses a board room that can fit most meetings, seminars, and workshops. Email today to set up a time - usage is free and included in membership.
Experience Greater Portland
Experience Greater Portland events are networking opportunities for members of the Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce. It's a great way to experience the great businesses and organizations this area has to offer.
With a typical attendance of more than 100 people, Experience Greater Portland is a great place to meet new leads, share information about your business, or open your venue to the public.
Community Chamber events
The Chamber also offers networking opportunities throughout the region in the form of Business After 5.
A Business After 5 event is hosted by a Chamber member and is promoted through the Chamber. Events typically draw anywhere from 30 to 75 people and feature drawings, food, drink and, of course, networking.
Through our social media, email marketing and blogs we are able to reach thousands of people per week.
Even if your schedule won't allow you to participate in Chamber events it takes little to no time to increase your visibility.
Not sure you have time? Here are some tips
In less than 2 hours you can:
Learn about an issue, and let elected officials know how it will affect your business.
Join a seminar at the Chamber offices.
Attend a Chamber networking event
Participate in an Eggs and Issues to network, and be updated on the latest happenings in our community.
In less than 1 hour you can:
Drop by the office with marketing materials &/or business cards for the lobby.
Promote your business by signing up for the Member to Member Deals, the Chamber’s member to member discount program. Submit news about your business for our web site and social media
No time? You can:
List your business on our website membership directory.
Offer Gift Certificates at BA5’s & Experience Greater Portland Events.
Receive business referrals from the Chamber website, telephone and email.
Learn about legislative issues of importance to your business.
Get a full member mailing list offered each year at renewal.
Have assistance with ribbon cuttings.
Use our meeting rooms for events, meetings, and trainings.