"Working with ChamberSolutions has been great for our members and the chamber."
Franklin-Southampton Area Chamber of Commerce
How We Do It
Although our benefit programs are complete and turnkey, the local chamber always remains in full control. The chamber selects the products to be offered, the frequency of member “touches”, and approves all member communications.
ChamberSolutions provides all of our expert service, marketing, and ongoing program assistance at absolutely NO cost to the chamber of commerce, and at NO additional charge to the member.
How does ChamberSolutions afford to do that?
It's pretty simple, in exchange for access and assistance in selling our products and services, ChamberSolutions earns a commission from the vendor. We simply ask that the chamber and ChamberSolutions work closely to ensure our mutual success.
What's in it for the chamber?
In addition to the enhanced member value, the local chamber shares in the revenue that its members derive from using the product or service.
Not a Traditional Affinity Program
Many times, programs like those offered by ChamberSolutions are called affinity programs. Most often the primary focus is first non-dues revenue and second enhance member-value. Our philosophy is just the opposite. We believe that driving member value will yield the desired revenue.
The Rest of the Story
As noted, ChamberSolutions seeks programs that have a product differential that enhance member-value, many times this special attribute comes at a direct cost. To offset this cost, ChamberSolutions may sometimes accept a lower commission. This, in turn, reduces the available monies that can be shared back with the chamber of commerce. In short, if the chamber's primary goal is non-dues revenue and not member-value, then our program may not be a good fit.
A Trade Worth Making
In lieu of membership dues, ChamberSolutions provide ongoing chamber and member support services at no charge. Generally, most chambers consider this to be a membership "trade".