ABOUT THE CHAMBER

WHAT IS A CHAMBER OF COMMERCE?

The Chamber of Commerce is an advocate for its broad and diverse member businesses. Chambers leverage and enhance members’ talents and resources to create a climate of growth and success in the community. Through leadership opportunities, volunteer efforts and business-building programs focused on critical business, civic and social priorities, the Chamber improves the economic vitality and quality of life for its members and community.

WHAT DOES THE MELVILLE CHAMBER DO?

The Melville Chamber is the voice of business and the visionary organization in our diverse area. The Chamber works to create value-added membership opportunities and a business climate that attracts new businesses and enhances growth and expansion opportunities for existing businesses.


IS THE CHAMBER A GOVERNMENT ENTITY?

No, the Melville Chamber is a non-profit corporation that operates government contracts and raises funds independently.


CAN I GET A LIST OF THE MELVILLE CHAMBER MEMBERS?

It is the policy of the Melville Chamber not to distribute or make public information about our members to protect their privacy. To find out if a specific company is a member, you must contact the company directly or view our directory online.


I AM HAVING A PROBLEM WITH ABC COMPANY. CAN YOU HELP ME?

The Better Business Bureau can help you. Call them at (516) 420-1095.

CHAMBER EVENTS

HOW DO I FIND OUT ABOUT CHAMBER EVENTS?

Visit our website at www.melvillechamber.org


CAN NON-MEMBERS ATTEND CHAMBER EVENTS?

Yes. However, non-members typically pay a higher registration fee to attend.


CAN THE CHAMBER SPONSOR MY EVENT OR DONATE MONEY TO MY CAUSE?

We traditionally only support and promote events that are sponsored by the Chamber.

JOINING THE CHAMBER

WHAT KINDS OF BUSINESSES AND ORGANIZATIONS JOIN THE CHAMBER?

Businesses of every size and industry, as well as trade and professional associations are Melville Chamber members.


MY BUSINESS IS NOT IN MELVILLE, FARMINGDALE, HUNTINGTON STATION OR WEST BABYLON, WHY SHOULD I JOIN THE MELVILLE CHAMBER?

Many organizations are members of several local Chambers. If you do business or wish to do business in our area, you should be a member of the Melville Chamber.


WHO CAN BECOME A MEMBER OF THE MELVILLE CHAMBER?

The Chamber welcomes any small, medium or large local, regional, national or international business.


HOW DO I JOIN?

Fill out an online form at www.melvillechamber.org or call 631-777-6260.


IS MY CHAMBER MEMBERSHIP TAX DEDUCTIBLE?

Membership dues may be tax deductible as an ordinary and necessary business expense. Dues are not a charitable tax deduction for Federal income tax purposes. The Chamber is not a charity, but serves as an advocate organization for area businesses.


HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BECOME A MEMBER?

Visit our website about investing in the Melville Chamber.


WHY SHOULD I JOIN?

The Melville Chamber is a regional chamber and supports and serves businesses throughout our diverse area. The Chamber connects members to important community issues, and provides unique opportunities for individuals and businesses to make a difference.


HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED?

Participation is key and being involved helps make the difference. Being a member of the Chamber creates important connections that enable individuals and companies to do and achieve more.


HOW DOES THE CHAMBER BENEFIT MY BUSINESS?

As the leading local advocate for business, the Chamber helps create a climate of growth and success in which all companies – regardless of size or industry – can prosper.