Member Benefits/Offers

 

We are 400 members strong.

Because we provide value to you, our Members.

 

 

First, and foremost: We WELCOME your ideas. Please let us know how we can best serve you.

Chamber membership is an investment in your business, and it's one that can reap tremendous results.  Here is a sampling of the opportunities to grow your business that are available to you as a Brick Chamber member.

Networking & Relationship Building

We help our members build connections by offering networking opportunities. We have at least two events EVERY month. Many are free for members.

Business Builder Breakfasts

Our breakfasts – typically the first Friday of the month – draw 30-50 attendees, and everyone present has an opportunity to introduce themselves. We welcome new members and prospective members, and make them feel right at home.

Business After Hours

Our evening events are as varied as our member base. We cruise into the Atlantic on the Miss Michele III. We barbecue at Shore Acres Yacht Club. We visit local member restaurants and watering holes, and sometimes private homes. These are always fun, easy-going evenings (where lots of business gets done, too).

Other Events

We also hold several special events throughout the year, including:

  • A Golf outing
  • Chamberfest (October)
  • A holiday/year-end bash

We are planning a number of educational opportunities – your input on most valuable subjects is always welcome!

We also hold a quarterly Open House at the Chamber office, which serves as an introduction to the Chamber for those interested in joining AND an orientation for our new members.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for most of our events, which are promoted via press release typically picked up by local news outlets. We send out the invitations, press releases and handle registrations. You greet your guests and show off your business.

All members and their employees are welcome at our events. If you are a member business owner and are unable to attend, please feel free to send an employee in your place. They will be welcomed!

 

Direct Referrals

Our members refer each other. One of our Chamber members estimates that he has generated over $400,000 in revenue from Brick Chamber referrals over the past five years. We encourage members to use the Chamber’s private Facebook page to document and advise each other of referrals.

The Brick Chamber has been part of the local community for over 60 years. Each year we receive hundreds of calls, emails and walk-ins asking for products and services. We refer our members.

 

Marketing & Advertising

The Chamber offers online and offline promotional opportunities throughout the year.

Online Promotion

This website has been specifically designed to increase online traffic on behalf of our membership by engaging local consumers as well as Chamber members and Chamber prospect businesses. The site currently averages more than 4,000 page views per month.

All members are included in the Chamber website’s directory. Member listings include all desired contact information.

Members are encouraged to make a consumer offer on the site and/or to make a member-to-member offer. Both are FREE.

  • Advertising on our website is a cost-effective way to raise awareness and generate leads. Website ad banners are available for a very attractive price as a SITE LAUNCH SPECIAL - please contact Chelle at the Chamber for details!

Email Promotion

Member News & Notes are distributed monthly via email, and all member news is posted to our website when received. Both opportunities are FREE. Email staff@brickchamber.com with News & Notes in the subject line and a few sentences to be included in both opportunities (space in the Member News & Notes email is limited).

  • Email blasts are available for $150. We accept a limited number each month, so please contact us to reserve your date.

Print Advertising/Advertorial

Standing opportunities for print promotion exist. Please call or email us to find out how to apply for a business feature in the Ocean Star, the Asbury Park Press, or a member spotlight in The Ocean County Woman.

Other Promotional Opportunities

The Resource Center in the Chamber’s lobby is open to the public, and we encourage members to provide  flyers, booklets, brochures and business cards. These are displayed for FREE and seen by hundreds of visitors each year.

Members are also encouraged to be In The Bag! Your message/coupon/promotional material is hand-delivered to thousands of new residents each year for FREE in welcome bags.

 

Have an idea for something that we haven't offered? Please call our Executive Director, Chelle Hulse at 732-477-4949 to discuss it.

 

Contact us to discuss how you can take advantage of these and other benefits and opportunities for members.

If you haven’t already joined the Brick Chamber, we invite you to become a member.