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Frequently Asked Questions

Can’t find your answer below? Contact the Chamber at 608-256-8348 or info@madisonbiz.com.

Q: What is the Chamber of Commerce?

A: The Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce is the voice of business with nearly 1,300 organizations – ranging from one-person shops to corporations with more than 10,000 employees – working to bring the Greater Madison region to its full potential. From cutting-edge technologies to distinctive retail shops to inventive services and products, our members vary greatly but are united by the region’s entrepreneurial spirit.

Q: What are the benefits of joining the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce?

A: Chamber membership is an investment. In life, in business and in community, you get out what you put in, and Chamber membership is no exception. Through our events, programs and resources, we provide value to our members as a connector to ideas, people and business opportunities.

Q: What geographic area do you represent?

A: The Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce is a regional chamber featuring members throughout the Madison Metropolitan Statistical Area, from Dane County – including Madison and the surrounding communities – and spanning from Dodgeville to Waterloo, from Baraboo to Rock County, and even beyond. Check out a listing and map of our membership here.

Q: How do I become a member of the Chamber?

A: Joining the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce is easy. Simply complete our online membership application or contact Director of Operations Helen Stewart at helen@madisonbiz.com for more information.

Q: What are the dues? Are dues tax deductible?

A: There are three different membership levels available for businesses. Dues are based on the size of your organization and the membership level you select. Chamber dues are deductible for federal income tax purposes as a business expense.

Q: How do I look up a company or find out if a company is a member of the Chamber?

A: Simply use the Business Directory on our website. You can search by business category, keyword or company name and get your results in seconds.

Q: How can I find a list of upcoming Chamber events?

A: View the Chamber’s online events calendar. The Chamber offers more than 40 programs each year, including networking, public policy and educational events. Once you find something you like, just register for the event online.

Q: How can my company get exposure through the Chamber?

A: There are many ways the Chamber can help spread your message:

–Sponsor events or programs
–Attend networking sessions or present at educational sessions
–Advertise in The BEAM e-newsletter or on our website
–Enhance your own listing in our online Business Directory
–Tag us in your Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn posts
–Publish your news in The BEAM

These are just a few ideas. We have more and would love to brainstorm with you. Just contact us to start the conversation today!

Q: Can I use the Chamber logo on my website?

A: Absolutely! We want you to reap the benefits of being a part of the prestigious network of the region’s innovators and entrepreneurs. In fact, statistics show business leaders are more likely to buy goods and services from a Chamber member, and consumers are more likely to do business with you when you are a Chamber member. Download a copy of our logo here.

Q: How do I get visitor information?

A: Destination Madison is a great resource for visitors to the Madison area. Its website includes ideas for things to do, places to stay and eat and more. You can also find restaurants and lodging listed in the Chamber’s Business Directory. Take a look at Visitor Information on our Resources page for more connections.

Q: What kind of advocacy work does the Chamber do?

A: The Chamber amplifies the voice of the business community at all levels of government to promote Greater Madison as an economic engine and make the region more competitive and more prosperous. Our work includes regular communications, programming, candidate support and more. Learn more at our Advocacy page.

Q: Does the Chamber endorse political candidates?

A: The Chamber offers endorsements for local nonpartisan offices, including Madison Mayor and Madison Common Council. The Chamber also supports candidates through our conduit program, an easy way to double the impact of individual campaign contributions. To learn more about the conduit, contact Public Policy Manager Brett Halverson.