Programs & Services
The Chamber's many programs and services are designed to help you build, grow and promote your business.
The Cecil County Chamber serves as the voice of business at the county, state and local levels.
The Chamber's Government Relations Committee is made up of volunteers from local businesses of all types and sizes. The committee meets periodically throughout the year, and weekly from mid-January through early April when the Maryland State Legislature is in session. Chamber members are invited to attend any or all committee meetings to share information and views about pending legislation.
The Government Relations Committee often hosts state and local elected officials at regular committee meetings for candid discussions of business-related issues. The committee also hosts several special events each year, including State of the County Breakfast, Cecil Night in Annapolis, a Legislative Wrap-up at the end of the legislative session and a Legislative Preview prior to the start of the next year's session. In election years, candidate forums may also be coordinated and hosted by committee members. To register for these events, please click on the Chamber Events link to your left.
Business people need to meet and form relationships with other businesses in order to succeed. We make that happen through the quarterly Nonprofit Roundtable, monthly Business Card Exchanges, breakfasts, luncheons, and many other events. Serving on a committee is another good way to network. For information about networking events, simply click on the Chamber Events link to your left.
An important benefit of Chamber membership is our Members-First Referral Program. When someone calls the Chamber looking for a particular type of business, we always refer our members before mentioning non-members. Members can also track activity on their individual business listing on the Chamber's website.
Studies show that 63-percent of surveyed businesses and individuals are more likely to do business with companies who are involved with their local Chamber. We encourage you to proudly display your Chamber membership decal and talk about your membership with others. In doing so, you’re spreading the word that you're part of a high-caliber group of movers and shakers!
Advertising and Marketing
The Chamber offers many low-cost and no-cost ways to promote your business, goods and services. Opportunities include advertising on the Chamber's website, posting announcements about your business in Chamber newsletter, an ad in the annual Community Guide and Business Directory, placing an annual or monthly banner ad in Chamber newsletter and eblasts, hosting a Business Card Exchange, sponsoring programs and events, displaying your business cards and brochures in the Chamber office, volunteering on committees and at events, and distributing your business information at Chamber events.
For information about these and other opportunities, please click on the Marketing Opportunities link to your left, or contact the Chamber office.
Sponsoring a a Chamber program or event is a great way to promote your business! Sponsorships of varying levels, including in-kind, are available for most Chamber programs and events. For sponsorship information, please contact Katie Lewis.
Volume-buying programs enable our members to enjoy savings on things they use every day. For example, the Chamber's Commercial Energy Co-op program helps members manage electricity and natural gas costs. There's also a no-fee Residential Energy Co-op that's open to anyone - Chamber members and non-members - with a residential electricity or natural gas account. There really is power in numbers. Letter of Authorization
Constant Contact - As a benefit of you Chamber membership, you can grow your business with Constant Contact's industry-leading online marketing tools.
Cecil County Life Magazine Advertising Discount
Dental Discount Plan - Exclusively for Our Members, Their Employees and Immediate Family Members.
Watch for additional savings programs and opportunties in the future! For details, please click on the Membership Benefits link to your left or contact the Chamber office.
Metro Payment Technologies
The Cecil Chamber partnered with Metro Payment Technologies to provide members with electronic payment processing because they focus on their customer needs in the same way we do. As a Cecil County Chamber member, you'll receive the best rates in the industry. Metro has over 22 years of experience in the industry with an A+ BBB rating and no registered complaints against them. They have won multiple awards for their hands-on, personal touch customer service.
Let Metro be the last payment processor you will ever need!