Member Benefits

The Darien Chamber of Commerce offers opportunities to enhance business and career success for local retailers, national retail chains, national and community banks, professional service firms and consultants and not-for-profit service organizations.  In return, Chamber members demonstrate their support to the Chamber mission of taking a leadership role in supporting the business community and quality of life in Darien. 

Opportunities to Promote Your Business
New Members
  • New Members are posted on the home page of the Chamber website for four weeks
     
  • New Members receive complimentary business description shown in the monthly  Chamber E-Bulletin sent to over 450 members and business associates.
     
  • Chamber assisted "Ribbon Cutting" ceremonies for business entry into community
     
  • Welcome New Business posting on AllAboutDarien.com
All Members
  • Listing in the Chamber Annual Membership Directory and Resource Guide (alphabetical and classified) distributed to all Darien homes and businesses by Darien Times (20,000 readership) and hand delivered to new residents by “New Neighbor”.
     
  • Listing  on Chamber Website Member Directory (alphabetical and classified) including member logo which is hot-linked to Your Website.
     
  • Receipt of business referrals from Chamber members
     
  • Participation in Chamber town-wide Gift Certificate Program
     
  • Press Releases for members in Business Announcements section of monthly E-Bulletin.
     
  • Welcome New Business posting on AllAboutDarien.com
     
  • Opportunity to host Members-Only Brainstorming Blog for one month
     
  • Chamber assisted "Ribbon Cutting" ceremonies to new and existing businesses
     
  • Chamber participation in improving your businesses “search-ability” on the web via Comments, Likes, Postings
     
  • On-your-Wall, Retweets, and LinkedIn comments that increase the inter-connections that “spider bots” from search engines respond to
Member Networking Opportunities
  • Opportunity to host and/or attend monthly Chamber "Business After-Hours " (BAH) "Networking events and monthly  Chamber Business to "Business to Business and Bagels" (B2B&Bagels") networking events;
     
  • Annual partnership golf outing and reception with New Canaan Chamber of Commerce offering "fresh air" networking for golfers and non-golfers
     
  • Attend or exhibit your product/services at the annual "Regional Business Networking Exposition" sponsored by Chambers of Commerce of Darien, Stamford, Norwalk, Westport/Weston, Fairfield and Bridgeport
     
  • Attend or exhibit your product/services at the annual "Quad Chamber Expo & Business Networking" sponsored by Chambers of Commerce of Darien, Stamford, Norwalk and Greenwich. 
Advertising Opportunities
  • Member Logo on Chamber website and on Chamber  e-mail special bulletins (for additional charge)
     
  • Member advertisements on Chamber Annual Membership Directory and Resource Guide (for additional charge)
     
  • Advertise in annual Sidewalk Sales newspaper insert delivered and read by over 20,000 in Darien and surrounding towns
Chamber Premier Chamber Events
  • Annual "Wine-Tasting & Charity Auction" benefitting  Chamber Community Events and local charities
     
  • Annual Darien Sidewalk Sales and Restaurant Week events
     
  • Annual “Holiday Stroll in Darien” to fund the Darien Holiday Lighting and Holiday
    Magic in Darien” with DHS singers, treats, and a visit with Santa
     
  • Annual partnership golf outing with New Canaan Chamber of Commerce
     
  • Darien Going for Green:  involves, businesses, Darien High School and the community in this annual environmental project
Educational Forums
  • Chamber hosted Business Educational  Workshops and Forums presented by regional business leaders
     
  • Informative training "Capsules" presented during morning "B2B and Bagels" events
     
  • Chamber Website portal to schedules of regional business lectures, symposiums and workshops
Local Government Liaison
  • Chamber business liaison with Town of Darien and with Hartford
     
  • Access to US Chamber of Commerce online Small Business Center
     
  • Discounts through partnership with the US Chamber of Commerce
Other Chamber Benefits
  • Cost-effective self-employed and small business medical , property and casualty insurance programs available through the Chamber Insurance Trust (www.CITrust.com)
     
  • 15% Discounted Annual Adult Membership fee at Darien YMCA
     
  • Eligibility for annual scholarship to Chamber member families and Chamber member employees 
     
  • Chamber Membership  Decal demonstrating “Seal of Good Business” in Darien