The Chamber offers members special discounts and programs that provide tangible savings for businesses.
Commercial Energy Co-opThe Chamber has partnered with CQI Associates to establish a Commercial Energy Purchasing Cooperative for its members. This benefit can potentially save hundreds or thousands of dollars in annual utility costs for those members who receive their electricity and/or natural gas services through Ameren. The co-op leverages the power of a large group to negotiate a lower commercial electricity and/or natural gas rate that a single business could not secure on its own. Co-op members can expect to save the equivalent of their July electrical bill and/or their February natural gas bill. Learn how your business can benefit from joining The Chamber - CQI Energy Purchasing Cooperative by calling Brian McLemore at (217) 855-8417 for more information. To download the Authorization and Application form, CLICK HERE.
Advertising DiscountSpecial discounted advertising rates are available to members of The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce. All Chamber members in good standing are eligible to receive ongoing, reduced rates for advertising on Comcast Spotlight and in Springfield Business Journal and Illinois Times. The special discount offer from the Springfield Business Journal and Illinois Times reflects a 15% savings and the offer from Comcast Spotlight provides a savings of approximately 20% for member businesses!
Tuition DiscountBenedictine University at Springfield offers a 25 percent tuition discount to full-time employees of member businesses of The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce. The discount is available to Chamber members and their immediate family (spouse and dependent children only). The tuition discount applies to National Moser Center for Adult Learning programs (master of education and doctor of philosophy excluded). The discount may not be combined with other student tuition discounts/institutional awards and the tuition discount applies to new students only. Students must re-verify annually that they and their employer is a Chamber member by completing and submitting the appropriate form with signatures. To download the form, CLICK HERE. For more information call (217) 525-1420.
Flexible Spending Account ProgramBPC is offering a significant discount to Chamber members on flexible spending account administration, including a first-year discount and a rate lock for two years. A Flexible Spending Account (FSA) could save your business over $350 per employee per year in payroll taxes while creating a more comprehensive benefits package for your workers. Employees can pay for medical, dental and childcare expenses using pre-tax dollars. Contact BPC directly and mention you are a Chamber member to receive this discount. For more information, CLICK HERE.
The Chamber encourages members, and their employees and families, to purchase their products and services from fellow Chamber member businesses. The Hot Deals program allows members to present a special discount or offer online through The Chamber’s website and Chamber smartphone app. Member offers provide additional exposure and visibility as well as the opportunity for increased sales. To download the promotional flyer click the link above. To view current discounts offered by Chamber members, CLICK HERE.
Chamber member businesses and their employees are eligible to receive a free prescription drug discount card through The Chamber and Illinois Rx Card. There are no restrictions, no enrollment forms, or waiting periods. Simply click on the link above, then print the free card and receive savings of up to 75 percent at over 56,000 pharmacies across the country (savings average around 30 percent). This card is especially helpful if you are uninsured or underinsured. However, even if you have insurance, you can still use this card to get a discount on non-covered drugs. All prescriptions processed through the program are completely confidential.
The Chamber’s Advantage Membership Package provides member businesses the opportunity to bundle additional benefits at a low cost. Members receive additional visibility and the opportunity to market their business directly to other Chamber members. This package provides a much more enhanced listing and preferred placement in our online business directory, passes to Business After Hours and a membership mailing list to promote your products and services to other members. For a list of Advantage Members, CLICK HERE.