Members of the Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce have access to many tangible benefits to help grow your business or help save your business money. Below are just some of the many benefits that come with Chamber Membership...
Watch the video at left to learn more about Chamber membership or attend an upcoming Member Orientation to maximize your membership benefits.
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Chamber members can now take advantage of decision-making tools, discounted services and education resources from a trusted resource. Members can access Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) plans through MI Health Answers and MI Health Connect.
Mi Health Answers contains information regarding group and individual coverage, news regarding health care reform, and resources/training to stay on top of health care regorm changes. Visit the website: www.mihealthanswers.com to get your health care reform questions answered, connect with an agent or shop plans in a simple to use and easy to manage way.
MI Health Connect, www.mihealthconnect.com, is designed for individuals seeking individual plans or answers to questions.
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Health Insurance: with the flexible benefit plans offered, you can design a plan to give your employees the security of health insurance through Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan while balancing the needs of your business. From health plans, to dental plans, to prescription coverage, you can get the coverage you need. With these plans you can choose your own doctor and be assured of wide acceptance of your Blue Cross Blue Shield card. Blue Health Savings Account Plans now available.
MyBlue: offers the quality benefits, flexibility and valuable services you've come to expect from Michigan's most trusted name in health care. Choose from the My Blue Plans designed to meet your needs and fit your budget, at any stage of your life.
Workers Compensation Insurance: Participate in one of the most comprehensive and rewarding workers compensation plans in Michigan – the Group Program from Accident Fund Insurance Company of America. As a member of the Chamber, you qualify for an automatic 5% premium reduction and have the potential to earn a dividend. There is no minimum premium requirement to participate in the program & Participants have received dividends in the past that are as much or more than their annual Chamber membership investment!
Auto Owners Insurance: Your membership in the Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce qualifies you for a valuable new benefit. You may now be eligible for a discount on your business insurance.
WorkLife Services Employee Assistance Program: Small business members (20 or fewer employees) can have easy access to confidential counseling services through HackleyLife Services at a greatly reduced cost. Help reduce the costs of absenteeism by offering this great service to employees and their families!
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As a member of the Chamber, your business is automatically listed in our popular online business directory, our Living on the Lakeshore Community, The Annual visitors guide and more. We also refer our members on a daily basis to those who call looking to do business in Muskegon or buy local. We also have a number of ways to help you promote through...
The Chamber also encourages any members with brochures or business cards to leave them in our welcome center which is used solely to promote our members!
Business counselors are available by appointment 5 days a week at the Chamber office. SCORE counselors are working or retired business owners, executives and corporate leaders who share their wisdom and lessons learned in business. Counseling if free and confidential. SCORE Has Helped 8 Million Small Businesses. Business counseling is just one of the ways the Chamber assists small businesses. The Chamber offers a wide array of small business assistance from training and networking to business resources and connections to learn more about how the Chamber can help your business grow, click here.
Area entrepreneurs will find all the information they need at www.e-mergewestmichigan.org. e-merge is a community-based initiative to create jobs by supporting entrepreneurs throughout the West Michigan area. The website is a source of information and practical tools for people thinking about starting a business, people who are in the process of starting a business, or people who are trying to grow an existing small business. It will lead you to e-merge partner organizations and people who can help you succeed. In most cases this help is readily available for little or no cost.
We continue to offer free to low cost training seminars on a variety of topics to help you stay in business and grow. Each month we host a variety of events from Business for Breakfast hot community topics to Business Briefing learning and training sessions. Throughout the year there is also Business Showcase Luncheons featuring local area businesses in a mini trade show format, the Entrepreneur Award Luncheon recognizing outstanding member entrepreneurs, Annual Jubilee business celebration, the Lakeshore Business Expo, Business After Hours networking events, Member Issue Forums, and many more.
With events also comes the opportunity for business recognition, sponsorships, display tables, speaking & facilitating opportunities, and custom opportunities for you to gain added exposure!
There are many ways in which you will receive business referrals from us! We recommend our members during meetings, presentations, over the phone, via email and much more! You will also receive referrals through our printed pieces, like the Muskegon County Visitors Guide and Community Profile. You will also receive virtual referrals through the online business directory and GOMuskegon! mobile app. You can view your referral report at any time by entering the member portal!