Membership Benefits

Why join the Greater Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce?

Membership in YOUR Chamber is a key component of any business plan.The Chamber works with local industry, public entites, major purchasers, developers and other businesses to help ensure that local companies are utilized for area projects. Each membership is an investment in education, workforce development, infrastructure improvments, job creation and a positive vision of the future. The Chamber also offers lobbying efforts to assist with issues critical to our area, such as working for approval of street and highway expansion and improvements, ports and waterway developments, air traffic service, and various other types of legislative issues. Our Board of Directors set the strategic direction of the Chamber and oversee the finances of the organization. We represent a broad spectrum of businesses large and small in our community and region. We are always looking for areas to achieve a sound economic enviroment, quality of life and growth of our community.

Below is a listing of benefits we offer with membership. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Paige Snyder, Membership Director and Events Coordinator at 409.963.1107.


Membership Benefits

 –   Chamber Website (BENEFIT)

o   Business Card Listing –Under the Directory Tab

o   Membership Name-Under the Membership Tab

o   Event Posting on Chamber Calendar

o   Member Portal Log-In

o   Unlimited Member Pages, Member Coupons and Member Job Posting Pages under the Chamber website.

o   E-Book Resource Guide

 

–   MyChamberApp (MCA)

o   www.MyChamberApp.com/downloads

o   MCA provides maps, locations, phone numbers, websites, images, and videos to help consumers make a shopping decision

o   MyChamberApp is available to iPhone, iPod, Android and Blackberry users for free.

 

–  Committee Opportunities-(BENEFIT)

o   Ambassador Committee

o   Education Foundation Committee

o   Contractor's Business Development Group

o   Transportation Committee

o   Government and Public Affairs Committee

o   Golden Triangle Days in Austin Committee

 

–   Port Arthur Business Journal (BENEFIT)

o   Ribbon Cutting or Ground Breaking Picture

o   New and Renewing Member Listing

o   Business of the Month (Article and Picture)

 

–   Marketing and Networking Opportunities (BENEFIT)

o Included in membership dues

•       Resource Guide Listing (alpha and business category)

•       Morning Business Connections

•       Ribbon Cutting Event

•       After Hour Mixers

•       Ground Breaking Event

•       Link on our website to your business

•       Business Referrals

 

o   Advertisement Opportunities at additional costs:

•       Community Calendar

•       Resource Guide

•       Port Arthur Map

•       Website Advertising

•       Website Enhanced Business Listing

 

–        Events

o   Membership Luncheon

o   Membership Breakfast

o   Annual Banquet

o   Cosmic Costume Bowling Tournament

o   New Member Showcase

o   GTDA-Golden Triangle Days Austin

 

New Membership Investment

  • $350 for businesses with 1 to 5 employees
  • $375 for businesses with 6 to 25 employees
  • $550 for businesses with 26 to 100 employees
  • Price Negotiable for businesses with 101 or more employees
  • Billed Annually
  • 1 Voting Representative per Membership

 

Annual Membership Dues

Organization TypeDues
Non-Profit Organizations  $175.00
Apartments $550.00                            
Hotels $550.00
Financial Institutions $550.00
Casinos $350.00
   
Utilities, Industry, Corporations and Holding Companies Will be offered tiered dues packages (See below)
   
   
   

  

Membership Investment Level 1:

Arthur P. Stilwell Package               $2,500

Includes Basic Membership Benefits plus the following:

  • Promote company at various events through signage and attendance
  • Resource Guide-Printed in a hard copy and electronic version (E-Book)
  • Business Card Listing on Chamber website
  • Event Posting on Chamber Website Calendar
  • Morning Business Connections
  • 1 Voting Representative

Events:

  • 2 Annual Banquet Tickets

 

Membership Investment Level 2:

Island Package                                  $5,000

Includes Basic Membership Benefits plus the following:

  • Promote company at various events through signage and attendance
  • Resource Guide-Printed in a hard copy and electronic version (E-Book)
  • Business Card Listing on Chamber Website
  • Event Posting on Chamber Website Calendar
  • Morning Business Connection
  • 2 Voting Representative

Events

  • 4 Annual Banquet Tickets

 

Membership Investment Level 3:

Chamber Circle Package                   $7,500

Includes Basic Membership Benefits plus the following:

  • Promote company at various events through signage and attendance
  • Resource Guide-Printed in a hard copy and electronic version (E-Book)
  • Business Card Listing on Chamber Website
  • Event Posting on Chamber Website Calendar
  • Morning Business Connection Meeting
  • 3 Voting Representative

Events

  • 1 Annual Banquet Table Sponsorship

 

Membership Investment Level 4:

Gulf Package Level                           $10,000

Includes Basic Membership Benefits plus the following:

  • Promote company at various events through signage and attendance
  • Resource Guide-Printed in a hard copy and electronic version (E-Book)
  • Business Card Listing on Chamber Website
  • Event Posting on Chamber Website Calendar
  • Morning Business Connection Meeting
  • 4 Voting Representative

Events

  • 1 Annual Banquet Table Sponsorship

 

Membership Investment Level 5:

Visionary Level                                $15,000

Includes Basic Membership Benefits plus the following:

  • Promote company at various events through signage and attendance
  • Resouce Guide-Printed in a hard copy and electronic version (E-Book)
  • Business Card Listing on Chamber Website
  • Event Posting on Chamber Website Calendar 
  • Morning Business Connection Meeting
  • 4 Voting Representative

Events

  • 2 Annual Banquet Table Sponsorships

Getting Started

1. Download the application.
Simply complete the Membership Application available for download here. If you are having trouble with the file, simply call the Chamber at (409) 963-1107 to have one mailed or faxed to you.

2. Request a quote.
Call our staff at (409) 963-1107 to request a quote or to inquire about our packages available.

3. Send in your payment and application.
Once your application and payment is submitted, your application will be submitted to our Board for approval. Our Board of Directors meet the fourth Thursday of every month, with the exception of January, July, and December.

4. Check your email.
Once approved, you will begin to receive email notices on upcoming events. Don't have an email? No problem, you will receive your notices by fax or mail, whichever you prefer.

5. Begin reaping the benefits of Chamber membership now!

Become involved in various committees and attend the many functions hosted by the Chamber to maximize your investment!