Learn About the Benefits of Membership
Grow Your Business
As a member of the Canton Regional Chamber, you have access to the right connections in the single largest pool of area businesses: for networking, collaborating and, of course, for prospecting. If you are a new startup business, expect growth at an accelerated rate.
Each year, we connect our nearly 1,900 members (along with thousands of their employees) through our events and programs, our promotional opportunities and our advocacy. Whether you are a new business or not, don't miss out!
Free Promotion & Marketing Resources
As a member of the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce, there are a vast number of free promotional opportunities and resources available to you and your staff:
Free News Listings & Event Promotion
You can post all of your news releases on topics ranging from business growth, new hires, awards and accolades to product development and more.
Speakers Bureau Directory
With our speakers bureau listings, professional presenters and local experts alike can share details of their presentation prowess, provide samples of past presentations, and offer complete contact details to help them book events and engagements. Event calendar With your membership, you'll have access to event listings on our community calendar.
Explore the Speakers Bureau
Increase your exposure, increase sales, and make connections among Chamber members with these member-only discounts—by members, for members.
Small Business growth network
You have access to FREE business mentoring on a wide variety of business topics, including accounting, marketing, banking, finance, business planning and more.
Discount Benefits Program
Several discount programs have been made available for eligible Chamber members. These discounts include the Workers’ Compensation Group Rating Program through CareWorksComp plus other member-to-member savings. Ask your sales representative about the latest discounts available with your membership.
With your membership, you will receive a membership plaque to display your membership standing at your business, along with print and web icons to include in your promotional materials and on your website. By telling your customers and vendors that you’re a member of the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce, you’re telling fellow business leaders and the region that you are investing in the business community where you do business.
Advertising & Sponsorship Opportunities
As a Chamber member, you‘ll have a variety of advertising and sponsorship opportunities waiting for you. No matter your budget, we have affordable solutions that will put your business and message front and center. Member-discounted advertising opportunities include print advertising in our monthly Action Newsletter, quarterly Downtown Developments Newsletter, and Canton Inc., Stark County’s business and economic development magazine. Advertising is also available online at CantonChamber.org and in our annual membership directory. Plus, through our 70+ business and community events and programs, there are many opportunities to promote your business with a custom sponsorship package! For more information on advertising and sponsorship, contact your sales representative.
Learn more about Advertising & Sponsorship Opportunities
Featuring dozens of advertising options, the directory is printed annually and distributed to all current and potential members, and the community at large. It is also available online. At the beginning of your membership, your company will be listed in our special “New Member” section both in Action Newsletter and on our website. Plus, you’ll receive a free copy of the entire membership database for promotional mailings to fellow members!
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Chamber Events & Programs
Our goal is to provide professional, unparalleled business events for Canton/Stark County, and through our Chamber departments, we also offer many community and professional development events. Learn how to work better, faster, smarter (and cheaper!) by attending more than 70 events and programs hosted by the Chamber each year.
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Networking Event & Tip Clubs
Our “tip club” program offers you the opportunity to come together with other Chamber members on a weekly basis to exchange leads and make new business contacts. Monthly networking events include the AultCare Fast Break Breakfast series AultCare QuickConnect Lunch series, Stir After Hours, along with our semi-annual NETWORK speed-networking event. Annual networking events include Annual Business Expo and the Annual Small Business Showcase at MAPS. These gatherings take place throughout Stark County and attract 100+ members each for informal networking and relationship building. Many events offer exhibition opportunities to help you showcase your products and services.
Workshops & Seminars
Educational and training workshops and seminars are available to Canton Regional Chamber member companies and their employees throughout the year. You can attend oil & gas business development events, manufacturing seminars through our collaboration with MAGNET, and Stark County Safety Council Luncheons and expos. In addition, we offer specialized programs based on the needs of our membership throughout the year. Our programming offers timely, relevant speakers and topics, and provides for great networking arenas before and after the event.
Awards & Annual Events
The Chamber recognizes individuals, businesses and organizations of all sizes in Stark County through our Business Excellence Awards of Greater Canton and Community Salute Awards events. And each year, our Chamber Annual Dinner brings more than 800 Chamber members together for an engaging keynote speaker and an overview of the past year’s accomplishments and a look at the future of the organization. You’ll be invited to hit the green at our annual Chamber Golf Outing with 18 exciting holes and all-day networking opportunities. Visit our events calendar for the entire lineup of annual events.
Each of our Chamber events and programs is managed by a professional events and marketing staff, but we simply couldn’t do it without the dedication of hundreds of volunteers. Each event and program we offer provides volunteer opportunities for our members. In addition, each of our departments offers specialized ways to get involved. Volunteering for events and programs is one of the best ways to meet new contacts and demonstrate your dedication to the region. Learn more about volunteering at upcoming events by contacting your sales representative, or viewing current opportunities online.