Members and Investors

Member Benefits

Gain A Competitive Edge

For small businesses and large corporations alike, Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC member benefits can help you achieve your goals. Earn access to the resources and tools valuable for creating and maintain a thriving business. All Chamber & EDC memberships include:

  • One complimentary use of the member mailing list
  • Eligibility to join the Military Affairs Council and Government Affairs Council
  • Discounted member prices at signature events
  • Access to the Member Information Center: Post jobs and network member-to-member
  • Invitation to sponsor events and join our Voice of Business Committees
  • New member recognition in Chamber & EDC marketing
  • Opportunity for low-cost Chamber & EDC newsletter ads

Explore additional perks and incentives below, or join now to get plugged in immediately.

Savings & Incentives

Chamber & EDC savings programs are additional benefits we provide for our valued members.

Office Depot: Save 15% to 50% on purchases. Text “CoSpringsSPC” to 719-555-8888 to shop in-store, or open an online account.

Staples: Reduce supply costs and receive one-day free shipping is free for online orders of more than $50. Sign up online.

Employers Council: Let’s Build a Better Organization Together. Your company’s executives have their hands full running the business. Empower them to succeed by partnering with the Employers Council to craft a thriving organization. Employers Council serves members of all sizes and from all industries.

Employers Council provides complete solutions for issues that arise in the employment arena. Our staff includes employment attorneys, human resource professionals, payroll and compensation specialists, organization and team development practitioners, workplace coaches, investigators, facilitators, and survey data specialists. Please give us a call at 719.667.0677 to discuss our services, expertise, and resources. We can provide non-members a link to a survey to assess areas of potential risk. We can then set up a one-hour assessment meeting to discuss the survey results and how to address these and other areas of risk.

Chamber members are also eligible to attend Legal Issues and Performance Management courses at Employer Council membership pricing. To register for a course, please email George Russo at [email protected].

U.S. Chamber of Commerce: Eligible small business members receive a free e-membership to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, a $600 value. Perks include access to legal files and advice, discounts, small business tips and tools, and no-cost direct mail opportunities. To register, email Allison Ehrlich or call 202-463-5760.

American World Trade Chamber of Commerce: Create, submit, and print electronically certified documents for easier and faster customs clearance. To use this service, visit our certificates page.

United Networks of America: Save up to 75% on prescriptions at more than 68,000 pharmacies nationwide. The free Rx Card from United Networks of America is pre-activated and ready to use, and there are no limits on use or health restrictions.

Collette: Share an adventure with other Chamber & EDC members. An annual international trip is arranged for members at exclusive discounted rates.

Ribbon Cuttings

Introduce your business or celebrate your growth with a ribbon cutting. These “grand opening” style events offer exposure to boost your brand. Take photos, pitch the media or offer customer incentives to amplify your business. Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC staff and member ambassadors will be on hand to help commemorate the day.

To schedule your exclusive Chamber & EDC member ribbon cutting, complete the event forms and submit them to Stephany Garza, Member Engagement Manager.

Ribbon Cuttings policy – Feb. 9, 2021

El Paso County is now in Yellow according to the Dial 2.0. The Chamber & EDC may resume ribbon cuttings on March 1, subject to change based on COVID-19 guidelines.

To schedule your exclusive Chamber & EDC member ribbon cutting, complete the event forms and submit them to Stephany Garza, Member Engagement Manager.

COVID-19 Protocol

We have made much progress in recent months, so let’s keep working together to recover. In accordance with public health guidelines, the following ribbon cutting guidelines are effective until further notice:

  • Participants must maintain six feet of distance between each other, including during the cutting of the ribbon and any photos
  • We prefer to hold ribbon cuttings outside
  • Masks must be worn by all participants
  • Ribbon cuttings will be closed events and not promoted in advance to limit crowd size
  • No more than five Chamber & EDC ambassadors will be present

Thank you for cooperation and help in protecting our community’s health.

Sponsorships

Expand visibility for you and your business. Some of our community’s most well-known influencers increase outreach and brand recognition by sponsoring Colorado Springs Chamber & EDC signature events. Our reach is unmatched by any business organization in the region: 1,300-plus engaged members represent more than 84,000 business professionals.

  • Demonstrate your support of our region’s economic vitality.
  • Market your company to a diverse audience of business and community leaders.
  • Share your brand through event marketing.

We work with you to select the the right event for your goals, then keep you informed of activities and your return on investment. To learn more, contact our marketing team today.

Networking

Meet your next business partner and peers. Check our events schedule frequently for your next opportunity.

Business After Hours: Connect with business professionals from around the region at a Business After Hours. Better yet, showcase your business as Business After Hours host at your location. Learn more and schedule your event.

Chamber Connect: Join us for lunch in an interactive setting that includes an educational speaker and space for networking.

Education: Stay ahead of trends and prepare for changes in technology, laws, or regulations that may impact your business.

Industry: Network within the region’s key industries: Aerospace and defense, information technology and cybersecurity, healthcare and med-tech, sports, and manufacturing.

Legislative: Contribute your input and ideas to Colorado Springs’ voice of business. At legislative events, discuss issues relevant to your business with policymakers and learn more about the regulations and law affecting our business climate.

Voice of Business Committees: Shape our business community by joining one of our three Voice of Business committees. These committees offer members a platform to address important issues and contribute thought leadership to our business ecosystem. Your participation will help us understand member needs, as we share your input with policymakers, government, and other stakeholders. Committees focus on three areas: 1) small business; 2) diversity in the workforce; and 3) franchise businesses.

Education

Expand your knowledge and achieve business goals by participating in our professional development programs co-presented with the University of Colorado Colorado Springs and the  Employers Council.

Business Briefings: UCCS professors and local business owners merge research-based business concepts with real-life experiences for our Business Briefings. Learn, exchange ideas and gain insight into high-level business trends while furthering your leadership and professional skills.

Employers Council Classes: The Employers Council provides the broadest array of professional services under one roof. During August, Chamber & EDC members receive exclusive access to Employers Council classes. Members at the Connection level or higher earn Employers Council member pricing on up to four additional classes throughout the year.

Spotlight Videos

Colorado Springs Chamber &EDC members at the Business Premier level members or higher receive spotlight videos as a benefit. Promote your work and be a part of the Colorado Springs business story. Video are professionally produced, then shared across our communication channels, including newsletters and social media. You may also use the video as you wish. To learn more, contact Member Engagement Manager Stephany Garza.

 

 

Picnic Basket Founder Michelle Talarico

Michelle Talarico, Picnic Basket Catering

“I cannot explain how helpful and hopeful I have felt as a member of the Small Business Advisory Council. Being a part of the group and a facilitator of several Small Business Roundtable events has truly been a highlight of my year! Thank you, Chamber & EDC, for offering outstanding support now and always.”

ABC Bank Banker Jackie Gonzalez

Jackie Gonzalez, ABC Bank

“There are so many great events and resources within the Chamber & EDC, and as a Member Ambassador I truly feel I am helping businesses learn more about those resources and make valuable connections that can help their own business grow and succeed. It’s truly a win-win!”

Eddie Quinn Vice President, Membership Sales (719) 884-2840
equinn@cscedc.com

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