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 “Flash-We Have a New Member” announcement sent to over 350 members and business associates and will be shared on social media.
  • Chamber assisted “Ribbon Cutting” ceremonies for business entry into community.
  • New Members can take advantage of Be Good To Yourselffitness and wellness offer to sample our many options available from Darien Chamber members. See below under Membership Benefits.

All Members

  • Listing in the Chamber Annual Membership Directory and Resource Guide (alphabetical and classified) distributed to every chamber listed member, all Darien homes and businesses by Darien Times ) and hand delivered to new residents by “New Neighbors”. The Directory is also available at Town Hall, given out through local real estate firms and is given out at all DCC events
  • Listing  on Chamber Website Member Directory (alphabetical and classified) including member logo (extra one-time fee to load) 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 Member to Members Business Announcements section of monthly E-Bulletin (when space is available)
  • Chamber assisted “Ribbon Cutting” ceremonies to new and existing businesses
  • Social Media postings  and LinkedIn comments that increase the inter-connections that search engines respond to

Member Networking Opportunities

  • Opportunity to host and/or attend monthly Chamber “Business After-Hours ” (BAH), Breakfast events and other networking events
  • 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 any Multi-chamber event to network with Fairfield County businesses

Advertising Opportunities

  • Member Logo on Chamber website ($25  or $50 one time charge for logo placement)
  • Member advertisements in Chamber Annual Membership Directory. (for additional charge)
  • Listing for retailers and restaurants in the Shop & Dine Tri-fold brochure
  • Advertise in annual Sidewalk Sales newspaper insert delivered and read by the Darien community and surrounding towns (for additional charge). Typically over 35,000 inserts are distributed  SWS.

Chamber Premier Chamber Events

  • Annual “Wine-Tasting & Auction Benefit” benefiting  Chamber Charitable Foundation for Scholarships and Holiday Lighting and selected local charities
  • Annual Darien Sidewalk Sales and Family Fun Days
  • Shop Small Saturday-promoting shopping throughout Darien –First Saturday after Thanksgiving
  • “Holiday Magic in Darien” with DHS singers, treats, and a visit with Santa at Grove Street Plaza.
  • Darien “Going for Green”: involves, businesses, Darien High School and the community in this annual environmental project

Participation in the Town-Wide Gift Certificate Program

  • Every member is eligible to participate in the program. Member may opt in or out.
  • Gift Certificates can be purchased at DR Bank by anyone.
  • Gift Certificates are used just like a travelers check at participating merchants.
  • Merchants will accept the Gift Certificates from customers.
  • Merchants will forward the used certificates to the Chamber to redeem Cetificate value.
  • A check will be mailed to the merchant by the Chamber.

Educational Forums

  • Chamber hosted Business Educational  Workshops and Forums presented by regional business leaders
  • Chamber Website portal to access 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

  • B.A.S. (Business Alert System) participation with Darien Police Department to protect your business. Decal available to Chamber members only.
  • Eligibility for annual scholarship to Chamber member families and Chamber member employees
  • Chamber Membership  Decal demonstrating “Seal of Good Business” in Darien
  • Brown Thayer SheddBrown Thayer Shedd Insurance Agency offers an independent evaluation of your current insurance coverage to make sure your coverage is appropriate for your needs.

 

 

  • RAND Insurance is one of the largest independent insurance agencies located in Fairfield County with offices in Darien, New Canaan and Greenwich.  For over 80 years we have been providing expertise to our clients for their personal and business insurance needs.  We are offering complimentary business (commercial) insurance policy reviews to all Darien Chamber members.

 

  • Venture logoVenture Photography Update your business profile with a new headshot taken professionally with Venture Photography. 50% discount offered to DCC members. Rate is $175 for 25 minute professional photo shoot in our state-of-the-art Riverside, CT studio. Two lighting styles and use of our changing room for wardrobe changes Contact sheet and follow-up consultation to select images 3 fully retouched digital images, with license to use and reproduce. Mon-Friday only with advance scheduled appointment. Email: annehamilton@venturephotography.com for more information.

 

Retail and Fitness Offers to Chamber Members

  • Club Pilates logoClub Pilates : offers any Darien Chamber member a 10% discount on membership to Club Pilates in Darien. Your membership can be used at other locations.

 

 

 

 

  • Daytripping Dogs, LLC : Free one 30 min dog walk or one night house sitting. Must be scheduled in advance; Darien, New Canaan, Northern Stamford areas only.

 

 

 

  • JoyRide Cycling + FitnessJoyRide:Any existing Darien Chamber member of JoyRide can earn a 10% discount on classes. Darien studio @ 203.202.9712

 

  • Inner Light : is offering to listed Chamber member an introductory 25 minute Express Session free! Call in and say you’re a Darien Chamber Member or use code DARIENCHAMBER online at checkout.

 

 

 

  • Le Boudoir: 25% Discount  on a “Blow-out” Hair Styling to DCC Members.

 

 

  • LYMBR: Host an event for a group at LYMBR to learn the health benefits of stretching. Contact Darien@beLYMBR.com for more information. Available to all chamber members.

 

 

 

 

 

  • OrangetheoryFitness DarienOrangetheory fitness home : offers any Chamber member – First two classes at a preferred guest rate that includes a free heart rate monitor rental. When you sign up, you’ll receive $10 off your month-to-month Premier or Elite membership.  For more information, email studiomanager0872@orangetheoryfitness.com or call (203)309-1669.

 

 

  • Salt Cave of Darien : offers Darien Chamber members a 10% discount off an adult or child’s salt cave session.  Please use code “DCCMEMBER19”.  The Salt Cave of Darien offers 45 minute sessions that allows you to relax while breathing in healthy salt that contains 84 essential minerals and negative ions.  This leaves you, at the minimum, rejuvenated and for some people with respiratory and skin conditions, it can help them over time.

 

  • Venture logoVenture Photography :Update your business profile with a new headshot taken professionally with Venture Photography. 50% discount offered to DCC members. Rate is $175 for 25 minute professional photo shoot in our state-of-the-art Riverside, CT studio. Two lighting styles and use of our changing room for wardrobe changes Contact sheet and follow-up consultation to select images 3 fully retouched digital images, with license to use and reproduce. Mon-Friday only with advance scheduled appointment. Email: annehamilton@venturephotography.com for more information.

 

 

  • Williams & Company Day Spa  : 10% discount on service, product and gift certificate (TIP excluded). When making your appointment or at check out, please mention the chamber business you are associated with for eligibility.

 

  • YMCA -Darien  : A 15% discount on membership for Chamber members and their employees is available. This membership is available for payment on an annual or monthly basis and includes use of pool, wellness center with cardio and weight machines, 100 classes a week, and weight training room with crossfit equipment and free weights and more.  Call the Chamber for more details.

 

“BE GOOD TO YOURSELF” sampling offer for DCC new members. This is for new members who join between January and December 2019. The offer is good for the calendar year of 2019. When reserving be sure to mention the “Be Good To Yourself” program and that you are a new DCC Member!

  • Club Pilates logoClub Pilates-Darien: Are you interested in trying Pilates?  As a partner of the DCC, we would like you to try a class on us!  In addition, if you decide you would like to join our studio, we are waiving the enrollment fee ($59) for all DCC members!

 

  • coldplay_logo-300x77Cold Play Cryo: is a Health Spa and Recovery Lab located on Post Rd Darien Connecticut. We use Cryotherapy, CryoSkin Slimming, Lifting and Toning, Light Contour Therapy, InfraRed Sauna, InfraRed Wrap, Nanovi Celular Healing , Oxygen Therapy and other technologies to enhance performance, appearance, recovery, pain relief and rejuvenation.  New and existing members can receive a free introductory cryotherapy session by emailing info@coldplaycryo.com.

 

  • Logo-DL | Dance on the DL | Darien CTDL Studio (Dance on the DL): DL Studio is a Dance & Dance Fitness Studio. We believe that dancing should be fun and welcoming to everyone! To us, dancing is freedom and we want everyone to experience that feeling in the most supportive & motivating environment possible.  Come hit the dance floor, sweat it out and walk out the door feeling like a new person.   Check out our online schedule and class descriptions. Sign up online or drop in for a free class* and be sure to mention the “Be Good To Yourself, DCC Membership Benefits” program. *Ladies Night & Workshops not included.

 

  • GoodFit Darien Fitness StudioGoodFit: Come join us at Goodfit Fitness Studios located near Trader Joes for two new stretching classes and become more flexible! It’s not Yoga but the results are the same, the best part is anyone can do it! Posture Flex is a combination of easy safe stretching and light core exercises. Golf Flex combines hip and shoulder stretches to help improve your rotation and golf swing. Go to: https://goodfitdarien.com/contact/ and mention “Be Good to Yourself”  to get the first class free.

 

  • Infinity Fitness: Experience our Team Training classes that include strength training, high-intensity cardiovascular work, core stability development, mobility and much more. Interested?! DCC members receive a 10% discount on our Unlimited Team Training packages! Email us at Contact@infinityfitnessgym.com. 

 

 

  • JoyRide Cycling + FitnessJoyRide Cycling Studio and JoyX: New Members can take one free class. 10% off classes to DCC Members. Call the Darien studio @ 203.202.9712.  JoyRide Cycling + Fitness Studio is a premier fitness boutique dedicated to calorie-torching, interval-based, athletic indoor cycling and cross-training classes. Since 2011, talented and enthusiastic instructors, including two Nike ambassadors / trainers and several Division 1 athletes, lead challenging workouts set to motivating music. JoyRide also offers off-the-bike, cross-training classes to complement cycling, including mat Pilates, Barre, circuit and sculpt. JoyRide classes are geared toward all ages, genders and fitness levels. The culture of JoyRide is more than fitness: it’s a culture of good health, motivation, empowerment and spreading JOY.

 

  • LYMBR-Darien : is a wellness company that restores your body through personalized stretching. We focus on bringing you a better, healthier quality of life with our LYMBR Method of one-on-one stretching. New DCC members can choose a 30 or 60 minute session  at 50% off with one of our highly trained Stretch Therapists who will work with you to achieve a higher sense of relaxation, performance and recovery.  Regardless of your age or activity level, you will feel lasting benefits from a LYMBR stretch.  Call the studio at 203.875.0032 to book your first session.

 

 

  • Osteostrong-Darien: Do you want to improve your agility? Do you have any back or joint pain?  OsteoStrong is a once a week, natural, non-pharmaceutical program that can help reduce pain, build stronger bones, strength, and improve balance. It is a no risk, high reward therapy! DCC New Members can book a FREE session: https://www.osteoct.com/1st-session

 

  • Salt Cave of Darien: offers Darien Chamber members a 10% discount off an adult or child’s salt cave session.  Please use code “DCCMEMBER19”.  The Salt Cave of Darien offers 45 minute sessions that allows you to relax while breathing in healthy salt that contains 84 essential minerals and negative ions.  This leaves you, at the minimum, rejuvenated and for some people with respiratory and skin conditions, it can help them over time.

 

  • The Darien YMCA: is offering new Chamber members a 3-pass class pass to take advantage of our classes and if you join, you’ll get a 15% discount on membership. The Darien YMCA is a non-profit organization which benefits your health as well as the community we live in.  When you join the Darien Y, you unlock only your own potential but the potential you have to give back to the community. We provide valuable programs including exercise rehabilitation for cancer survivors and many offerings for children with special needs.  Darien Y members can attend over 100 fitness classes a week held in including indoor cycling, boot camp, yoga, Pilates (including Pilates reformer and training in a private Pilates apparatus studio for an extra charge), Zumba, TRX, and more.  Our Wellness Center offers over 70 cardio and weight equipment while our downstairs Training Center offers free weights and functional training equipment. We also have two indoor pools, personal training, and a health coach and nutritionist on staff.   We hope you’ll come try the Y and get healthier while committing to values and programs that strengthen our community!

 

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