• Member Benefits

  • Make your membership work for you

    When you are a Chamber member you are part of an extended network filled with potential new customers, referrals and access to invaluable information and assistance. Take advantage of the many tools that will help you market and grow your business and help connect you with fellow members, decision makers, public officials and civic leaders.

    Personal Connections

    Membership guarantees you an opportunity to gain access to thousands of people annually through personal relationship building.

    • Allow our team to make a warm introduction for you to those fellow members or community contacts you have an interest in meeting in person or online.
       
    • We hold a wide array of small and large functions year round that include:
       
      • Annual events which draw hundreds of attendees representing the "who's who" of business and civic leaders from throughout the state
      • Small relationship building morning events for 20 to 30 people in a casual and fun setting 
      • Subject matter expert forums featuring fellow members providing advice and solutions to common business problems
      • Afternoon conversation series featuring interesting local personalities discussing what they are passionate about and networking opportunities over samples of local craft beers
      • Off-site networking at new and interesting companies making their mark in Providence

    Visibility for Your Business

    • Membership Directory: List your searchable company profile or search other Chamber member companies for business leads in our online directory.
       
    • Member News: Share your organization's event information, announcements, discounts, milestones, news releases, job opportunities and more.
       
    • Member Newsletter: We can include your company news or events in our member e-newsletter which goes out to our distribution list 3 to 4 times per week.
       
    • Member Discount Program: List your company's discount to attract new customers and browse other member company discounts to save on everyday products and services.
       
    • Social Media: Join our network of thousands of social media contacts across various platforms. We will connect with you and help promote your organization through our online community. 

    Premium Marketing Tools 

    Our premium marketing tools are an efficient and cost effective way to extend your reach to new business prospects.

    • Featured Member Packages: Take advantage of reduced pricing on advertising and marketing benefits when you bundle our benefits in a featured member package.
       
    • Web and Email Advertising: Take advantage of affordable and targeted digital advertising options that provide you with a measurable return on your investment.
       
    • Custom Promotional Videos: Our team will work with you to produce high-quality, cost efficient short or mid-length promotional videos for your organization.
       
    • Event Sponsorship: Gain exposure and build lasting relationships with key business leaders through industry-targeted event sponsorship.
       
    • Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies: Promote and create a memorable event for your ribbon cutting ceremony with help from our team.

    Reducing Expenses

    • Free Meeting Space: Host meetings in our downtown conference room and theatre space as a free member benefit (subject to availability).
       
    • Jobs Board: Post your company's job openings on our free jobs board, and we will distribute the posting in our newsletter and in social media. 
       
    • Member Discount Program: Save money through discounts offered by other Chamber members.

    Advocacy: We have your back

    Through coordinated advocacy efforts, we are working to make Rhode Island a better place to live, work and conduct business. Our policy team serves as a liaison between the membership and elected officials to ensure the business perspective is represented at local, state and federal levels. This can be challenging work, but be assured that we have your back. 

    • We are fighting for:
       
      • a competitive tax code
      • commonsense regulations
      • performance-based business incentives
      • high-achieving schools
      • workforce flexibility
      • small business success

    Opportunities for Engagement 

    Here are some ways members can get involved in providing volunteer leadership through the Chamber.

    • Transportation and Infrastructure Committee: Members stay well versed on developments affecting T.F. Green Airport, Amtrak, bike paths, mass transit and road and bridge improvement projects.
       
    • Innovation Providence Committee: Members interact with leaders of the state's universities, colleges and hospitals and industry leaders that are working to advance R&D.
       
    • Government Affairs Committee: Members have a voice in shaping the Chamber's response to local issues being debated at the State House.
       
    • Federal Affairs Committee: Members deliver the local perspective to Rhode Island's Congressional Delegation on federal issues and their impact on business.
       
    • Education Council: Members help inform the Chamber about education and workforce development matters so we can be effective advocates for policies to grow the talent pipeline in Rhode Island.


    Download more about the benefits of a GPCC membership here.