The Saugus Chamber of Commerce/Route One Area Business Association is a private, non-profit business and professional organization. It is financed on a voluntary basis, with each member firm making a proportional annual investment. Unlike any other organization, it is truly a representative of each sector of the local economy. In short, our membership is made of local men and women from both large and small businesses, industries and professionals all working harmoniously to improve their business climate and the area's economic well-being.
The general membership annually elects members of the Board of Directors. This Board of Directors and their Executive Director, acting upon the wishes of the general membership, set the course and direction of the Chamber.
The members may avail themselves to numerous Networking Opportunities. Breakfast and dinner meetings, which usually feature an informative speaker as well as receptions and special events, giving members the chance to expose their company's products and services and exchange business cards. Business Seminars offer aid in such areas as financing, controlling costs, personnel issues, business growth and a chance to exchange problem solving techniques. The Chamber keeps it's members informed on issues and legislation affecting the business climate and also maintains a current and complete source of information of the local government process to help members with specific concerns.
METRONORTH BUSINESS ALLIANCE (MBA) As a member of the Saugus Chamber of Commerce, you are also a member of the MBA, an affiliation of six North Shore Chambers of Commerce, (Beverly, Lynn, Salem, Peabody, Marblehead, Saugus and the North Shore Women in Business) which represent more than 2500 businesses. It was founded to address regional issues that affect the business community and create a broader forum for programs, speakers and networking activities.
The Chamber offers Group Health Insurance Plans for small businesses (Harvard Community Health Plan, Pilgrim Health Care, Fallon Health Care, U.S. Health Care, Tufts, United Chambers Health Plans and Delta Dental Plans).
Long Distance Calling Discounts from AT&T, as well as Cellular Telephone discounts from either Bell Atlantic or Cellular One.
The Chambers monthly publication "Business Broadcast" offers low cost advertising advantages while keeping you informed of local events and legislation.
Our Membership Directory provides each member with two free listings and is mailed to all members. It is also mailed with relocation packages and to new homeowners. Display ads are also available in this publication. Also as a member your business will be listed free on the Internet at www.Sauguschamber.com.
Discounted Internet connect rates, Web Page design along with complete business merchant services from Digital Marketing Concepts www.merchantservices.com is available to chamber members.
S.C.O.R.E. Free business consulting for small businesses is available at the Chamber office.
Another advantage enjoyed by members is being among the list of businesses to which we refer inquiries. The Chamber recieves hundreds of calls from consumers looking for goods and services. It is the policy of the Chamber to only recommend members.
The Chamber's success depends on you and your commitment to support and become a part of the Chamber's programs and activities. For more information on how to become a member, please call Dolores A. Sarver at our office. The number is (781) 233-8407.