Why Join the Penn Hills Chamber of Commerce?

Why Join the Penn Hills Chamber of Commerce?


Your membership in the Penn Hills Chamber of Commerce and the way in which you use it can prove to be one of the best business decisions that you will ever make. Join the Chamber and become actively involved. Since the founding of the Penn Hills Chamber of Commerce, businesses have joined together and sought to improve the community at large and its member businesses. Through this tight bond and camaraderie the members have helped maintain the community as a strong haven for businesses throughout the years.

1. The Chamber as an Advocate for Business
The Penn Hills Chamber of Commerce fights hard to preserve employers’ rights to manage their businesses effectively while controlling costs. Continued success with the Penn Hills Municipality and Pennsylvania State legislators translates into a savings for businesses large and small.

2. Business Directory
The Chamber publishes a "Membership Directory" on the website listing the names, addresses, telephone and fax numbers, website and email addresses and categories of member businesses. The list is updated daily to include new and renewing members.

3. Chamber Website
Our website is constantly updated with information of special Chamber events and includes our news letter that may be downloaded.

 4. Business Referral System
Chamber staff refers Chamber businesses in response to the numerous telephone, personal, written, and email inquiries daily.

5. Community Involvement
Active members form new business alliances and become familiar with local issues by getting involved with the Chamber committees and community events.

6. Business Recognition
New and existing businesses receive community wide exposure for grand openings, ground-breaking ceremonies or special anniversaries through our monthly newsletter.

7. Display your Brochures
Members promote their business by displaying their brochures, business cards, flyers and promotional material in our Chamber office reception area display racks and may be included in our monthly newsletter.

8. Monthly Newsletter
The Business Times, our monthly newspaper publication, gives all members an opportunity to promote business through advertising and press releases (based on space availability). A copy makes its way to every Chamber member throughout the community.

9. Networking Opportunities
The Penn Hills Chamber of Commerce provides an array of networking opportunities. Opportunities include:  Chamber Business Mixers/After Hours, and Annual Events; Annual Member Banquet, Golf Tournament,  and Business Expo as well as many other functions of various committees in addition to forums, seminars, and general networking luncheons.

10. Committees
Joining a committee is the best way to become involved with the Chamber and the Penn Hills business community. You will meet other Chamber members immediately, get to know, interact and network with them. It is the first step to building more business. Committee leaders and members are the backbone of the Chamber’s success. Call the Chamber at (412) 795-8741 for more information, or to receive an agenda and monthly reminder of any meeting. The Committees are: Administration, Community Development, Finance, Leadership, Membership, Special Events, and Fundraising.

11. New Member Orientation
The Chamber offers an opportunity for members to become acquainted with Chamber benefits and services monthly at the Chamber offices.

12. Monthly Luncheons and After Hours
Our Monthly "Women in Business" Luncheons are held the 3rd Wednesday of every month. Food is catered by a member and allows for many networking opportunities. After Hours events are hosted by different member businesses randomly throughout the year usually starting around 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.. Mixers provide an excellent opportunity for members and prospective members to exchange ideas and business cards in a fun and relaxed atmosphere, with food and prizes.

13. Power In Numbers
With over 200 business members, the Penn Hills Chamber of Commerce is a strong voice for public information and a reference tool in the business and local community.

14. Business Assistance
The Chamber has a list of phone numbers to assist with local permits, codes, and make referrals to business assistance centers.

15. Legislative Advocacy and Updates
The Chamber receives city, county, state, and federal issues that may impact members’ businesses. Members are kept up-to-date on business legislation and regulations with articles in the Monthly Newsletter, special meetings, seminars and forums. Our committee invites guest speakers and sponsors public forums to educate the community, introduce candidates for public office or debate community issues.

16. Special Events
Special Events annually raise non-dues revenue for the Chamber to expand and amplify services to our members. These events bring additional business to our community, honor outstanding achievements of businesspeople and promote member businesses and organizations. The Board of Directors are the public relations component at mixers and community events.

17. Membership Decals
Prominently displayed inside your place of business, our decal reinforces consumer confidence and reflects your respect for the community.

JOIN TODAY
The phones and emails are busy year round with inquiries about the area, relocation, member referrals, attractions, events and tourism. Don’t miss out on all these benefits waiting for you at the Penn Hills Chamber of Commerce. Join Today!