WHY MEMBERSHIP MATTERS
Someone has to speak up for Maine businesses. That’s where we come in. The Maine State Chamber of Commerce is here, because you have a business to run, product to produce, service to provide, people to employ, and a community to support. You cannot do all those things and make sure the legislature in Augusta is acting in your best interests. We’re here to influence the outcomes in the legislature, as well provide you with information, programs, and events that are a real return on investment of your membership dues. We are taking care of business in Augusta, so that you can take care of yours.
The Maine State Chamber has the largest and most respected advocacy presence of any business association in Maine. No other association covers as many issues with broad public policy implications as the Chamber. From workers’ compensation, to workplace issues, health care, energy, tax policy, education, workforce development and environmental policy, our team of advocates is the largest in the statehouse. With a combined experience totaling nearly, we are without question “The Voice of Maine Business” in the halls of Augusta.
Through our various networking events, our membership of more than 5,000 business owners and employees share best practices and create solid business contacts each year. A Chamber of Commerce membership provides you instant access to these area businesses and organizations. Our policy-oriented events give members the opportunity to interact with issue experts, opinion leaders, and policy makers in a meaningful way. Through these events, our members not only learn more about issues, they add value to the dialogue by sharing their own perspectives.
Whether it’s the Impact newsletter, the Chamber Minute and “Legislative Week Ahead” video updates, the news coverage archive, “The Bottom Line” podcast, or any the other Chamber Newsroom resources, the Maine State Chamber of Commerce makes it easy for members to stay current on what’s going on in Maine’s business community.