• Member Benefits

  • Membership makes things happen.

    Together, we help build businesses that build an economically vital National City. Our programming and events support advocacy, education, networking and regional advancement. Your participation aids our success. (Note: New members receive a free business card ad in Chamber Newsletter, and one mailing of an advertising flyer to all Chamber members.)

    Our extensive members-only benefits include:

    Direct Cost Savings

    • Chamber member-to-member discount and rebate programs: from cars to restaurant meals
    • Chamber Conference room and Courtyard rentals with special rates for members
    • Discounted local room rates at select area hotels
    • Free Certificates of Origin
    • Complimentary listings on Chamber website, accessible to local job seekers
    • Complimentary Notary Services (1 per month)
    • Chamber membership plaque awarded to new businesses for display

    Business and Professional Development

    • Business development and networking events
    • Business education courses and leadership training
    • Complimentary business counseling at the Small Business Development and International Trade Center (SBDITC)
    • Participation on Chamber Committees:
 Economic Development, Business and Membership Development, Special Event
    • Complimentary SCORE counseling (Service Corps of Retired Executives)

    Economic Development

    Marketing and Networking

    • Bi-Monthly Chamber breakfasts meetings
    • Local and regional business mixers
    • Listing in online and printed membership directory
    • Proud Member logo available for your business website
    • Chamber Hot Deals section to offer discounts and promotions
    • Invitations to Chamber signature events (Auto Heritage Day, Taste of National City, Salute to Navy, Annual Dinner, Golf Tournament)
    • Cost effective advertising on Chamber website and email marketing
    • Monthly mailers to all Chamber members and community partners
    • Serving as a Chamber Ambassador 
    • Committee meetings monthly

    Public Policy and Access to Legislators​

    • Access to City Managers Round Table
    • Legislative advocacy
    • Participation on Economic Development Committee
    • Input into local planning processes
    • Direct access to representative offices
    • Public Policy Manual

    Business Promotion

    • Free listing on Chamber’s website
    • Referrals to your business
    • Business event calendar listings on website
    • Display of your business cards in Chamber lobby
    • Complimentary Ribbon Cutting for new business
    • Grand openings
    • Membership plaque

    Advertising Opportunities

    • Community Business Directory
    • Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube)
    • Chamber Newsletter
    • Chamber website
    • Advertise in visitnationalcity.com
    • National City map
    • Dining and Lodging Guide 

    Business Resources

    • Local demographic statistics
    • Major employer list
    • Membership address labels 

    Regular Chamber Programs

    • Business networking mixer – Quarterly
    • Educational Breakfast Series- Bi-Monthly
    • Maximize Your Membership – Quarterly 
    • Executive Speaker Series – Quarterly
    • State of the Chamber Address – Annual
    • Mayor's State of the Business Address – Annual 
    • Chamber Committee meetings – Monthly

     

  • Higher Membership Levels

    Silver Circle Membership ($500-30 employees or less)

    Silver Circle Members receive all benefits offered to general members plus the following:

    • Listed as Silver Circle Member in Business Directory and on Chamber website
    • Listed as Silver Circle Member in the quarterly Chamber News
    • Free link to your website from Chamber’s site
    • ¼ page color ad in Chamber News

    Gold Circle $1,000

    Gold Circle members receive all the benefits offered to general members plus the following:

    • Listed as Gold Circle Member in Business Directory and on Chamber website
    • Listed as Gold Circle Member in the quarterly Chamber News
    • Official Gold Circle display plaque
    • Banner ad for 1 week on Chamber website and banner at a Chamber breakfast meeting
    • Free link to your website from Chamber’s site
    • Complimentary Green Business Program Consultation

    Platinum Circle $2,500

    Platinum Circle members receive all the benefits offered to general members plus the following:

    • Listed as Platinum Circle Member in Business Directory and on Chamber website
    • Listed as Platinum Circle Member in the quarterly Chamber News
    • Banner ad for 2 weeks on Chamber website and banner at a Chamber Breakfast
    • Complimentary Green Business Program Consultation
    • Official Platinum Circle display plaque
    • Free link to your website from Chamber’s site
    • 1 full-page color ad in Chamber News
    • Sponsorship of one Chamber Breakfast
    • Listing in Major Employer’s List

    Diamond Circle $5,000

    Platinum Circle members receive all the benefits offered to general members plus the following:

    • Listed as Diamond Circle Member in Business Directory and on Chamber website
    • Listed as Diamond Circle Member in the quarterly Chamber News
    • Official Diamond Circle Display Plaque
    • Annual VIP Reception with Elected Officials and Regional Leaders
    • Access to City Manager’s Roundtable
    • Complimentary Green Business Program Consultation
    • Admission to each Chamber Breakfast
    • Banner ad for 1 month on Chamber website and banner at a Chamber Breakfast
    • Logo on Chamber website home page
    • Free listing of link to website
    • 2 full-page color ads in Chamber News
    • Sponsorship of one major annual event
    • Listing in Major Employer’s List
    • Use of Chamber membership labels for mailings

     

  • Upcoming Events