WHY BECOME A MEMBER
We work very closely with governments to provide a representative business voice when needed. Participating in the chamber provides business with an avenue to express their legislative policy questions directly to the legislatures. Sometimes being a good “corporate citizen” means being the community partner that all the “little guys” expect you to be. If your business, being a player in the economy, are not involved in discussions about the economy in all levels, then the conversations (and potentially decisions) are missing a key point of view.
TRAINING & EDUCATION
For individuals and companies that do not have a large training budget, bringing in experts is out of the question. Our chamber bridges such a gap by providing relevant speakers and guest trainers.
PROGRAMS & EVENTS
Membership provides access to all of our programs and events, such as business training luncheons, themed networking events, awards banquets, celebrations and annual conferences. All of these events are designed to build your business, increase credibility, and expand contact.
This isn’t just about networking — this is about gaining friends, associates and even advocates. The social and emotional return in building meaningful, lasting relationships can be more meaningful than the financial return you seek. As you attend events, serve on committees and interact with people outside your normal routines, you will have the opportunity to interact with all types of people. This in turn will create better relationship building skills that can crossover to improve non-business aspects of your company or organization as well.
To Become a Member!
The age-old adage applies here — “out of sight, out of mind.” Nothing sells your business better than being in front of people. Business is so much more than simple transactions of money for goods/services with its root in relationships.
Chambers provide so many opportunities to spend time with potential friends (read: potential clients) in non-transaction based functions that you will be top of mind when they or someone they know is looking for your product/service.
We are always looking for member-related news to share with the community through our own advertising networks and social media. Beyond the paid advertising options, we also have ways to provide additional business promotion for free through monthly and annual awards, social media, newsletters and printed materials.
Participation in members-only activities throughout the U.S. and China. Members-only activities are available to any of the company’s executives, as membership is by corporation, not individual;
Discounted participation in events and activities open to the public, including those organized by US - China Chamber;
Access to members-only executive information services including summary of selected news impacting U.S. China businesses, and updates on key legislative and regulatory developments in both countries;
Advocacy for your issues via Chamber policy initiatives in Washington and Beijing;
Access to Chamber policy and program staff for information and guidance on bi-lateral business activities.
Benefits include all
corporate level benefits.
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Eligibility to sit on the Board of Directors – Board level membership entitles you to nominate a senior executive (typically president of a business unit, a regional CEO, or a Country Manager) to join the Chamber’s Board of Directors. The board meets at least once per year to discuss the outlook for the coming year and set the Chamber’s strategic direction;
Eligibility for Chair’s Circle – Companies participating in the Board of Directors can also request that their global CEO be included in the Chair’s Circle, a group of CEOs invited only to the highest-level private meetings with U.S. and Chinese government officials;
Eligibility for leadership role in policy task forces and working groups – The Chamber’s committees each have a Chair who serves as a senior representative to speak on behalf of the group with U.S. and Chinese government officials, Congressional leaders, and private sector decision-makers.