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 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.

All Members

  • Listing in the online Local Directory – www.darienctdirectory.com
  • 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 advertisements in www.darienctdirectory.com (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.

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
  • Cross Private Client Insurance 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • 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.

 

 

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