Member Benefits

updated: 2016

Office Supplies: Office Depot Partnership

When you enroll in the Copiague Chamber of Commerce Program with Office Depot, you will receive unbeatable discounts on your office supplies, office furniture, technology, copy/print, and much, more. Let the Copiague Chamber show you how to maximize these savings! Here are the highlights:

  • Deeper discounts on the items you purchase most often
  • 10-60% off copy paper, ink, toner, cleaning/break room supplies, and general supplies
  • A straight 5% discount on nearly everything else Office Depot sells
  • A stronger retail presence- you will save money on every purchase you make
  • An enhanced ordering process- easier to access program discounts both online (through the chamber website) and in stores
  • Coupons, catalogs, and exclusive offers to help maximize your savings
  • Next day delivery (in all major markets) and free shipping for all orders over $50.00

Click on the Office Depot Logo located on our home page – www.copiaguechamber.org to get started.

Recycling & Toner Cartridges: Recycle Rewards

This program enables businesses to dispose of and recycle toner cartridges. Participating members receive free collection boxes, complete with pre-paid UPS return labels. This program does not accept previously recycled toner cartridges, only new cartridges. Also the Office Depot partnership with HP enables you to sign-up for the HP PurchaseEdge program. When you recycle HP LaserJet and ink cartridges through this program, you’ll earn PurchasEdge points, while reducing waste.

Cartridge type HP ink cartridges HP LaserJet cartridges
Individual return 2 points per cartridge 5 points per cartridge
Bulk and pallet return 5 points per cartridge 10 points per cartridge

 

WHAT MAKES UP A BULK RETURN

• HP ink cartridges: 10 or more cartridges returned at once.

• HP LaserJet cartridges: 2 or more cartridges taped together, placed in a collection box, or returned via pallet.

Email Template: Constant Contact

Chamber Constant Contact offers e-mail templates as well as survey templates for every occasion to improve customer service and gather customer feedback. Plus, users get a lot of back-end functionality with reporting functions, so you can track who is reading your e-mails and what links they click on, etc. Chamber members get a 20% discount for 6-month contracts and 25% discount for 12-months. There are also discounts for non-profit organizations. To get started visit: chamberprogram@constantcontact.com.

Additional Benefits

Networking 

Our “networking dinners/breakfasts” each month provide members with contacts in the business community. It’s a great way to make new acquaintances and generate business leads.

Public Policy 

The Chamber is your voice in government. We address issues of concern to your business on the local, state and federal levels. We take proactive measures to ensure that government considers business objectives and viewpoints. We’ll keep you informed of relevant issues through our newsletters and general meetings.

Membership Decal

Viewed by many as a source of pride and integrity! Display these prominently in your place of business to ensure that your visitors recognize you as a Chamber member.

Member Discounts (Buy Chamber Program)

Membership in The Chamber does have its privileges. Take advantage of the many discounts and special offers made available to you, as a Chamber member. Many companies tell us that the savings they experience exceeds their annual Chamber membership dues. Each member receives (3) three membership cards that should be presented at time of purchase.  If you would like to participate in our Buy Chamber program, the details and application can be found on our website in the Members section.


Marketing Opportunities

DID YOU KNOW: A Chamber membership investment translates to $1,000s in FREE marketing opportunities? Where else can you get that kind of return on your investment? Add the value of networking, member-to-member discounts and exclusive member benefit programs and your return on investment is PRICELESS!

FREE Listings

Members receive free listings in the Membership Directory and on The Chamber’s website. When you setup your online account, you have the ability to customize your listing. Also, new members are listed in a New Member Spotlight found in The Chamber’s monthly eNews.

FREE Member News/Press Releases

Submit about 50 words about new programs, offerings, employee promotions, news, etc. Starting in 2013, the Chamber’s monthly eNews, will regularly include member news content in a special section called “Member News.” Full press releases with an educational topic for members may also be submitted for The Chamber’s Blog on our website as time and space allows.  Contact Janet Lombardo at jlombardo@copiaguechamber.org

FREE Newspaper Advertising: SB News or Copiague Gazette

Get a free color business card ad in the Copiague Gazette or South Bay Neighbor News as a special welcome.  Members must inquire within 60 days of joining The Chamber by contacting the chamber’s board of directors at board@copiaguechamber.org – a $45.00 value.

FREE Coupon Page

Every member and all their employees can take advantage of The Chamber coupon Page that provides Member-to-Member discounts! This is in conjunction with our Buy Chamber Program reference above.

FREE Coupon of the Day Submission

Through our Coupon of the Day program, your coupon can be featured exclusively on the Chamber’s Facebook, Google+ page and Twitter.

Business Referrals

The Chamber receives many inquiries from companies and individuals both inside and outside of the Copiague Area. Referrals are made, whenever possible, exclusively to Chamber members. (your expanded business description helps us identify the appropriate member to recommend.  Make sure you are updating your online listing.

Member of the Month

Take advantage of our Member of the Month program.  It’s is a great way to gain recognition and exposure in the community and for a very low cost you will be a featured member on our Website, Facebook and print media. You provide the sign, and the Chamber will have it displayed on the Chamber corner located at Great Neck Road and Oak Street.  If you wish to feature your business by taking advantage of our Member of the Month program, contact DFarina@copiaguechamber.org

FREE Member of the Day (on Facebook)

If you have a particular event, special, press release or member-to-member discount that you want to promote, we are happy to help you do so!  E-mail Janet Lombardo at jlombardo@copiaguechamber.org  You can be our “Member of the Day.”  We’ll put a link to your website and special event/press release on Facebook.  Submissions will be posted in the order in which they are received.

FREE Community Events – Calendar Listings 

Businesses can submit their community event information for posting on The Chamber’s website.  Contact Janet Lombardo at jlombardo@copiaguechamber.org

Affordable Web Advertising

Banner and logo advertising are available for your company to gain the greatest exposure through The Chamber’s website.  Your advertisement would have a direct click-through to your company’s website or designated URL.  Approx. Size: 320 x 90 – Full year cost for 2016 is $225.00; half year is 125.00. Contact us at info@copiaguechamber.org for more information.

Affordable Monthly Publication Advertising

The Chamber advertises in the South Bay Neighbor Newspaper. Business cards currently cost $45.00 each. There are discounts for frequency in advertising for these ads. (see our membership application) If you are interested in advertising in our centerfold, please contact Bob Liquorie (South Bay Neighbor).

A Wide Range of Sponsorship Opportunities

Event sponsorships marry traditional advertising and public relations benefits in a unique package available exclusively to Chamber members. Many of our sponsorships include advertising opportunities such as direct mail, print and online advertising.  Higher levels of sponsorship may include the opportunity to address the audience on behalf of your organization and a variety of additional event-based visibility. Not to mention, the inherent value present for member businesses which demonstrate their support of The Chamber and its commitment to the community through their sponsorship investment.

Grand Openings/Ribbon Cuttings/Anniversary Celebrations/Networking Events

Increase the visibility of a grand opening or special anniversary by involving the Chamber. We’ll bring the “scissors” and our photographer will photograph the event to “preserve the moment”.  We will also send out press releases to the local media and post on our website, and social media networks.