Member Benefits

ADVERTISING & MARKETING

TELEPHONE BOOK – The original, official, and ONLY Winthrop directory is delivered to over 10,000 households and every business in town. The book also reaches Orient Heights in East Boston and Beachmont in Revere. As a member, your phone book ad is at a deeply reduced rate (up to $250 savings)! Ads start at only $169.

WELCOME WAGON – As a Chamber member you can put a gift or special offer from your business in our Welcome Wagon bag given out to each new resident. What a way to reach new customers! This is FREE to members only.

STREET BANNERS – The Chamber runs the very popular and highly visible Hometown Street Banner program. Members save $200 on this effective outdoor advertising opportunity. Throughout town, decorative street banners are hung from light poles with colorful Winthrop scenes. Advertisers are allowed two lines of text to be placed on the lower third of the sign. Each day, hundreds of people drive by – that’s thousands of eyeballs every week!

TELEVISION – New members are introduced at the Chamber Business Breakfast which is televised on WCAT, Channel 3.

WEB – Advertise your business on the internet through the Chamber’s two websites: www.winthropchamber.com and www.ilovewinthrop.com. Together, the two sites receive over 1,000 hits a month!

NEWSPAPER – New members are written up with a photo and info that you supply which goes into the Winthrop Sun Transcript. Members are also offered discounted rates on advertising specials. For newspaper ad rates, please call Maureen DiBella of the Independent Newspaper Group at 781-485-0588.

SPONSORSHIPS – The Chamber holds many high profile events throughout the year where your business can showcase itself. Special events such as the annual “Kick-Off Dinner & Awards Night”, “Old Fashioned Family Day at the Beach”, “Home for the Holidays Tree Lighting” and “Sunset Cruise on Boston Harbor” offer terrific opportunities to market your business.

NEWSLETTER – The Chamber’s monthly publication, Chamber Currents, is mailed out to over 425 businesses and organizations. Affordable advertising rates are available to all members.

For ad rates or more information, call the office at 617-846-9898 or e-mail info@winthropchamber.com.

NETWORKING & REFERRALS

Networking opportunities abound with the Winthrop Chamber of Commerce.  The Business After-Hours are a great way to meet other local business people in a relaxed atmosphere.  Monthly breakfast meetings feature informative guest speakers and provide another chance to mingle with other members.  The Chamber also puts on the popular Sunset Cruise on Boston Harbor ever summer with over 300 people.  The Chamber also sponsors the social event of the year, the annual Kick-Off Dinner & Community Awards Night.  That evening we recognize members of the community with honors such as “Business of the Year”, “Community Service Award”, “Youth Leadership”, “Member of the Year”, and “Educational Excellence” before a sellout crowd.

The Chamber office receives hundreds of calls and e-mails every month for business referrals. The Chamber office refers members only! These inquiries are the hottest prospects – but you’ll miss out if you’re not a member.

Your business gets terrific exposure and valuable leads through Chamber networking and referrals!

GROUP INSURANCE

As a member of the Winthrop Chamber of Commerce you are eligible for group rates on health and dental insurance plans. Guaranteed major savings! Select from a vast network of private-practice physicians, while still receiving HMO benefits:

  • Aetna/US Healthcare
  • Cigna Health Care
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Neighborhood Health Plan
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Delta Dental

Also, Chamber members are eligible for discounts on:

  • Short Term Disability Insurance
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Life Insurance

For more information, call the Chamber at 617-846-9898.

IMPROVING BUSINESS

All of our existing members are working together to achieve the Chamber’s number one objective – to create a business environment that will enable you to succeed.

The Chamber’s Board works in a professional and responsible manner to improve the business climate. There are also several subcommittees working in conjunction with Town officials to achieve this goal. There are many opportunities for members to get involved.

The Chamber of Commerce is the voice of business – it is businesses’ strongest and most effective advocate. Winthrop is made up of mostly small businesses, so the Chamber’s influence is especially vital and must be flexible. Small businesses cannot do it alone.

Whether it’s networking events, advertising discounts, committee projects, or marketing opportunities, our business is to help your business.





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