Become A Member
Why Join Your Local Chamber?
For any business owner, especially small business owners, and non-profit organizations, being part of the Chamber of Commerce can be a valuable tool to help you grow.
Businesses and organizations are always looking for increased business exposure, to meet other like-minded individuals, increase their customer base, and expand their networks. A great way to do this is to become a chamber member.
A national research study by The Shapiro Group, Inc. and Market Street (2007) shows the powerful impact of local chamber membership on small businesses. If a consumer knows a small business is a member of its local chamber, the business benefits from a 44% increase in its consumer favorability rating, a 51% increase in consumer awareness, a 57% increase in its local reputation and a 63% increase in the likelihood that consumers will patronize the business in the future. Click here to read the full report.
No one is going to know you exist if you don’t put yourself out there. Every time our chamber mentions you online or on social media, the higher you rank in search engines. The more we mention your organization in public, the more people seek your services.
We help you to keep going so we can keep going. We rely on our membership to help us meet our mission to “…advance a healthy business environment through tourism, economic vitality and community development…”
Membership Application Form
In order to become a member of the Greater Fort Kent Chamber of Commerce, please click on the Membership Application Form button below, or contact the Chamber Office for a copy of the application. We can also walk you through the application and fill it out over the phone.
The information on the form is used for office administration and to build your page on this website.
Your membership application is not complete until you pay for the service we provide – these are your annual “dues” or “membership investment.”
Dues are based on the number of employees in your business. If you do not have a business, but want to support the Chamber, you can join as an Association Member (individual) or Community Partner (club/organization). To see which category you fall under, click on the link below.
If you become a new member after June 1, please contact the Chamber Office for the discounted pro-rated rate.
For your convenience, we have included a PayPal button for your new membership investment.
If you own multiple businesses that operate within the Greater Fort Kent Area Chamber of Commerce service area, you are eligible for a 50% discount on your second business. The discount will be applied to the business with the fewer number of employees.
If you are applying for membership after June 1 or to pay for the discounted second business, please contact the chamber office to determine the appropriate amount.
Memberships can also be paid by check/money order/cash in person, over the phone or by mail.
As a member, you will have access to a wealth of networking and marketing opportunities, including a page on this website. To view the list of benefits, click on the button below, or contact any Chamber Director (or the Chamber Office). Any one of them will be happy to answer your questions.
Also as a member of this chamber, you can also take advantage of group perks offered by the Maine State Chamber of Commerce, specifically the Chamber BlueOptions Insurance Program. For more information, click on this link:
You can also review the Maine State Chamber’s BlueOptions webpage for more information.