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Frequently Asked Questions

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Q: What is the Chamber of Commerce?

A: The Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce is a strong network of more than 1,300 diverse businesses and organizations. Our members include big and small, traditional and pioneering, and tech-savvy and creative businesses and nonprofit organizations. The Chamber works to support entrepreneurs, encourage innovation and promote economic growth in the Madison region. We offer networking and educational events and provide support for public policies and more. Get to know us and join the Chamber!

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

A: A Chamber membership is a sound, solid business investment. Not only will you have the backing of nearly 1,300 business partners, but you’ll have endless marketing opportunities to make your business more visible and successful. The Chamber also provides priceless networking, business referrals, connections, diverse programs, fun events and much more. Learn how to reap the rewards of being a Chamber member.

Q: What geographic area do you represent?

A: The Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce represents Dane County, including Madison and the surrounding communities. We’re proud to represent organizations doing business in the Greater Madison area.

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 Opportunity Manager Kimberly Brennan at for more information. Signing up is easy and the benefits of being a Chamber member are priceless!

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: We made this easy for you. Just 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
  • Participate in discounted media buys
  • 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 encourage you to proudly display our web or window decal. 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 59 percent more likely to buy goods and services from a Chamber member. And, consumers are 63 percent more likely to do business with you when you are a Chamber member. Look for other members’ decals so you can return the favor.

Q: How do I get visitor information?

A: The Greater Madison Convention and Visitors Bureau 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 our Visitor Info page for more connections.

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

A: The Chamber advocates on issues impacting the regional business climate and quality of life. Our Path to Progress community advocacy efforts will lead our region to be more competitive, innovative and prosperous. Our legislative agenda advances our mission to make the Greater Madison region a global hub for innovation.

Q: Does the Chamber endorse political candidates?

A: The Chamber Board endorses candidates for local office who support the Chamber’s mission and commitment to making the Madison region a great place to do business. In past election cycles, the Chamber has endorsed candidates for Madison Common Council, Madison Mayor and the Dane County Board of Supervisors.