Gain A Competitive Edge

We know you work hard, but worry that your business lacks the right resources and network to grow.

At the Chamber & EDC, we know that running a business takes a lot of time, so we do the work to connect you to what you need.

We’ll walk you through the steps to choosing a membership level and help you get plugged into our programming. You’ll be introduced to the right people and access the resources and network you need to create a thriving business.

Savings Programs

Chamber & EDC savings programs are additional benefits we provide for our valued members. Receive discounts when you collaborate with our professional services partners. After becoming a member, you will receive details on how to access the following programs.

Office Depot Office Depot
Our members spend approximately $5,000 per month at Office Depot and using their Chamber & EDC discount to save 15 to 50 percent on purchases. To shop in the retail store, text “CoSpringsSPC” to (719) 555-888 to receive the savings card. Open an online account by visiting tinyurl.com/ODcscedc.
Staples
You asked, we delivered! Chamber & EDC members can take advantage of discounts for office supplies, print jobs, promotional products, office furniture, and break room necessities with Staples. Staples also offers one-day free shipping on online orders over $50. Sign-up online at chambersave.com/staples.
Employers Council
Businesses can access over 200 top employment law attorneys, human resource
professionals, researchers, facilitators, coaches, trainers, investigators, negotiators, and
other specialists; offering you the broadest array of professional services under one roof. Chamber members receive exclusive members-only access to Employers Council classes for the month of August. Watch your email and our Events Calendar for more information on the classes available. Connection level members and higher receive up to four additional classes at Employers Council member pricing throughout the year.
Barrett Business Systems, Inc. (BBSI)
They say being a business owner is the loneliest job in the world; we believe it doesn’t have to be. BBSI is a local, high-touch, Professional Employer Organization advocating on behalf of business owners. Our Colorado Springs team of subject-matter experts provide consulting services to help navigate and propel small to mid-sized businesses through challenges in the areas of Workers’ Compensation, Risk Management, Human Resources, Payroll, Talent Acquisition and Business Consulting, to ensure compliance, mitigate risk, and to help companies scale for growth. Reach out to Kevin Davis at BBSI at [email protected] for a zero-pressure discussion on how we can assist with your company needs.
Collette
Are you looking to gain international awareness, or share in an adventure with fellow business leaders and Chamber & EDC members? Look no further than our annual international trip at exclusive discounted rates for our members. Learn more about our 2020 trip to Portugal here.
Curating Connections
Curating Connections focuses on the development of women leaders through life-long learning, creating valuable connections, and curating impactful, thoughtful discussions with women and men to enhance workplace cultures. We believe that when participants share their diverse viewpoints, are open to honest conversations, and are willing to learn from others, then
everyone succeeds. Members receive a deep discount when booking speakers.
US Chamber of Commerce
Through the Federation Partnership, eligible small business members of the Chamber & EDC receive an e-membership at no cost ($600 value), which includes access to legal documents and advice; discounts through the US Chamber’s savings programs; and access to Small Business Nation (home to tips and tools for small businesses). Members are also allowed to send up to two direct mail pieces annually to federation small business members that are delivered under the U.S. Chamber’s brand. Contact Allison Ehrlich at (202) 463.5760 or [email protected]
American World Trade Chamber of Commerce
The American World Trade Chamber is a national chamber with regional offices around the country. As a Chamber & EDC member, you can create, submit, and print electronically certified documents at your own desk. Electronic Certificates of Origin provide easier and faster customs clearance and productivity gains for you. To use this service, visit our website at cscedc.com/ecerts.
United Networks of America
Help yourself to savings with a free Rx Card from the Chamber & EDC and United Networks of America. Save up to 75 percent on prescriptions at more than 68,000 pharmacies nationwide. The card is pre-activated and ready to use. There’s no paperwork to fill out, and no limits on usage or health restrictions. Download the card at cscedc.com/freerxcard and start using it today.
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Ribbon Cutting

We’ll help introduce your business to the community, or celebrate your growth! Promote your grand opening event and gain exposure in the community for your new business or expansion with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

To set up your ribbon cutting, simply fill out our ribbon-cutting request form.

All requests must be received 14 days in advance. Ribbon cutting ceremonies are held Monday through Thursday between the hours of 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and cannot be scheduled at the same time as Chamber & EDC events. We schedule no more than two ribbon cuttings a day.

Please contact Stephany Garza for more info: [email protected].

 

In accordance with public health guidelines and to protect our business community’s wellbeing, the following guidelines are effective until further notice:

  • Participants must maintain 6′ of distance, including during the actual cutting of the ribbon and any other photo opps
  • Only one person will cut the ribbon
  • Masks must be worn by all participants
  • Ribbon cuttings will be closed events and not promoted in advance
  • A maximum of five (5) Chamber & EDC ambassadors will be present
  • The hosting business must sign a liability waiver

 

Sponsorships

You want your company to be a corporate leader in the business community, but how?

The biggest influencers of our business community expand their visibility by sponsoring and attending our signature events. With 1,300-plus engaged members representing more than 84,000 business professionals, our reach is unmatched by any business organization in the region. We’ll pick the right event to sponsor first and figure out what sponsorship level gives your company the benefits you need. And you can call us anytime to make sure you’re getting the most out of your sponsorship.

Interested in sponsoring an event? Contact Nora today.

Networking

We want to introduce you to your next great business partner. Join us and grow your business network at the following events.

Business After Hours
Our monthly BAHs are your opportunity to connect with business professionals from around the region. You can show off your business and highlight your work by hosting a Business After Hours, as well. Learn more.

Chamber Connects
A structured, interactive setting with an educational speaker and space for networking.

Educational Events
Stay ahead of trends and prepare for changes in technology, laws or regulations that might impact your business.

Industry Events
Network within the region’s key industries: aerospace, defense, cyber, information technology, healthcare, medical technologies, sports, and manufacturing.

Legislative Events 
Ensure that your voice is heard by policymakers on issues relevant to your business.

Voice of Business Committee Events
Help shape our business community and culture by joining one of our three Voice of Business committees. The committees offer opportunities for members to come together to unify the voice of business and share information honestly, with the intent of adding to an ecosystem of pro-business thought leadership. They are meant to better understand our members’ needs, provide them with a coordinated platform to address important issues, and help shape our region’s business climate. The committees will focus on three areas: small business, diversity in the workforce, and franchise businesses.

View our events calendar.

Professional Development

We’re here to help you learn more, achieve your professional goals, remain competitive in a global economy. We partner with the University of Colorado Colorado Springs and Employers Council to extend ongoing learning and professional development opportunities to you.

Business Briefings
Join us for our educational event series in collaboration with the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS), College of Business’ Office of Professional & Executive Development (OPED). Each session is co-facilitated by a university professor and a local business owner, merging both research-based business concepts with real-life experiences, creating an innovative learning environment. You’ll have the opportunity to network, learn, exchange ideas, and gain insight into high-level business trends, all while furthering your leadership and professional skills.

Employers Council Classes
Employers Council offers the broadest array of professional services under one roof. During the month of August, you can receive exclusive members-only access to Employers Council classes. Connection level members and higher receive Employers Council member pricing on up to four additional classes throughout the year. Learn more.

Member Spotlight Videos

We’re here to help you access the resources and network you need to create a thriving business, including tools to share your story like our member spotlight videos. Available to our Business Premier level members and higher, the videos promote their work and help tell our business community’s shared story.

We share the videos across our communication channels, including newsletters and social media. Participating members are also able to use the video as they wish.

Interested in learning more? Contact Nora Hardin at [email protected].

 

 

 

 

 

More benefits

Our naturally beautiful city is made great by business owners working hard to make it an even better place.

Your investment helps us propel Colorado Springs forward for all of us.

  • Job creation exceeds the number needed to keep up with regional population growth.
  • We worked with an increasing number of companies interested in establishing in our city, and are currently assisting more than a dozen companies looking to bring new business to our community.
  • We helped several existing businesses expand their operations and add new jobs.
  • We led successful campaigns to establish funding for stormwater systems and prevent collective bargaining among city employees.
  • Employers connected with first-class talent thanks to our ChooseColoradoSprings.com website and recruiting assistance.
Eddie Quinn Vice President, Membership Sales (719) 884-2840 equinn@cscedc.com

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