Member Benefits

As a member of the Wilmington Chamber, you’re joining a powerful, diverse team working to build a healthy regional economy. Why join?

Member Programs

The Wilmington Chamber of Commerce, Wilmington and Beaches Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB), and the City of Wilmington have partnered with mobile app developer Appycity to help connect Wilmington residents and visitors to information resources through a new app network in which everyone can be a part. Wilmington’s “digital dome” links the Chamber, CVB and City’s apps—as well as many of the area’s biggest attractions, businesses and organizations—providing incredible potential exposure for your business. Each time someone downloads any of these free apps, information about your business will be available on each of these mobile apps:

  • Wilmington Chamber of Commerce
  • Wilmington & Beaches Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • City of Wilmington
  • New Hanover County Schools (35 schools apps)
  • NC Azalea Festival
  • Battleship North Carolina
  • NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher
  • Cameron Art Museum and more

Get Connected

Chamber members and CVB partners receive a free, basic business listing in the organization’s app. A “full access” app can be purchased on an annual subscription basis that will allow businesses to:

  • Offer coupons, specials or daily deals
  • Customize their app with their logo and colors
  • Add a description and unlimited images
  • Connect their website and social media outlets
  • Post special events (using an MP3 feed,video, website, RSS, etc.) and sell tickets
  • Make posts in real time
  • Tie in an existing app and distribute it thru the network and more

Cost

  • Chamber members: $399 annually (A 60% discount off the normal price just for being a Chamber member!)
  • Non-Chamber members: $999 annually
  • Non-Profits: $250 annually

Contact

For questions or to purchase a full access app plan, contact: Scott Czechlewski: 910.762.2611 ext. 216 or czechlewski@wilmingtonchamber.org

Wilmington Chamber of Commerce

Discount Prescription Drug Card

This program is being provided to Chamber members and their families to help lower your prescription drug costs. Simply create and print your FREE Prescription Drug Card below and receive savings of up to 75% (discounts average roughly 30%) at more than 56,000 national and regional pharmacies. This card can be used as your primary plan and/or it can be used on prescriptions not covered by your insurance plan. This program also includes other value added programs which will be listed on the card. Please enter your name in the box below and we will generate a printable membership card for you (no application/enrollment or eligibility required). This program has “LOWEST PRICE” logic to guarantee that you get the best deal on your prescriptions. (You pay the lower of a discount off Average Wholesale Price–AWP, discount off MAC Pricing or Pharmacy Promotional/Retail price). This card is pre-activated and can be used immediately!

Includes the Following Programs:

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Participating Pharmacies Include:

Pharmacy Logos

The Wilmington Chamber of Commerce membership decal brands your company with the long history, credibility and reputation of the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce. As you know, this speaks volumes to your involvement and commitment to making our city and region the best place to live and work. As a member benefit we offer an electronic Chamber decal (“E-Decal”) for use on your website or inclusion on emails you send to customers. Please download, print, sign and fax or mail this Usage Guidelines Agreement for the E-Decal Logo.

How does it work?

The program is voluntary. Discounts can be offered by Chamber members in good standing to other Chamber members and the member business’s employees. Simply fill out and return the form below and the Chamber will publicize the discounts to our nearly 1,000 members.

What types of discounts can be offered?

Any type of discount can be offered, such as a percentage off the purchase price. For instance, a 10% discount off the price of a car rental or 15% off color copies. Or a “freebie”, such as a free dessert with a customer’s meal. Be creative and consider your target market.

What is the benefit?

First and foremost, bringing in customers and promoting your business, without the cost of advertising. Discounts will be advertised in Chamber publications and through the Chamber website. The program encourages Chamber members to do business with other Chamber members. It also provides Chamber members with an opportunity to offer their employees an additional benefit in the form of discounts at area businesses.

Interested in Offering a Discount to Your Fellow Chamber Members?

Print and fax back our Member-to-Member Discount Offer Form.

Disclaimer: All specific details and restrictions of the discount are to be handled by the vendor. Discounts are subject to change or withdrawal at any time and are at the discretion of the individual business. The Greater Wilmington Chamber of Commerce does not endorse goods or services and assumes no liability or responsibility for the provision or acceptance of goods or services. Any disagreement or dispute between the customer and participating vendor is the responsibility of the parties to resolve. Participation in this program is voluntary. The Chamber of Commerce reserves the right to reject any proposed goods or services which it deems objectionable or detrimental to the program.

Member-To-Member Discount Offers

All offers listed below are only available to Wilmington Chamber of Commerce member businesses/organizations and their employees.

Amusement & Entertainment

Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament

Discount: Enjoy 25% off admission at all 9 locations. Visit Discount Details

Contact: Jennifer Willard at 843.236.4635 or email jennifer.willard@medievaltimes.com

Automobile Dealers

Jeff Gordon Chevrolet

Discount: Free oil changes and discounts on everything from window tinting to new vehicle purchases/leases. Chamber members and their employees can join our My Rewards Program at no cost. Redeem your points for discounts in all departments (New, Pre-Owned, Service, Parts, Detail & Body Shop) so, no matter what your vehicle needs are, there will always be savings.

Contact: Mark Santilli at 910.798.2717 or email mark.santilli@hendrickauto.com

Contractors – Mechanical

T.A. Woods

Discount: 20% discount on all HVAC, electrical, and plumbing services.

Contact: Nathan Drown at 910.452.7900

 

Dermatology

Wilmington Health Associates – Dermatology & Laser Center

Discount: 10% off laser hair removal services.

Contact: Catherine Ackerman at 910.796.6037

Employment Agency

Sea Coast Staffing, Inc.

Discount: 10% off first job order.

Contact: Shari Porter at 910.791.3000

Employment Screening Services

Castle Branch

Discount: 20% discount on background checks for Chamber members.

Contact: Candy Haynes at 888.666.7788 ext. 7252

Financial Services

Alliance Credit Union

Discount: Free portfolio review and analysis.

Contact: James Gregory – Financial Advisor – Alliance Credit Union – CUSO Financial Services, L.P. at 910.793.2232

Hotels/Motels

Hampton Inn & Suites Landfall Park

Discount: 10% off best available rate.

Contact: Dan Kovacic at 910 509-0020 or Bryan Barkley at 910 509-0042.

Hampton Inn Medical Park

Discount: 15% off room rates

Contact: Kim Garner at 910.796.8881

Sleep Inn

Discount: 10% discount off our best available rate.

Contact: Pamela Teeters, Director of Sales, at 910.392.1741

Moving/Storage

Two Men and A Truck

Discount: 10% discount on moving service. 20% discount on storage.

Contact: Frank Baker at 910.763.7990

 

Office Supplies, Equipment & Furniture

Office Depot

Discount: Office Depot, Inc. and the Chamber have partnered to provide exclusive savings on all of your business needs, including deep discounts on:
Office Essentials
Cleaning and Breakroom Solutions
Copy & Print Services
Technology
Furniture
Let Office Depot save you time and money! Whether you’re a company of five or 10,000 employees we can help!

Contact: Chuck Phipps at 704-546-5049 or chuck.phipps@officedepot.com / Register in-store or online today!

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Payroll Service

ADP Automatic Data Processing

Discount: 15% off lifetime discount on HR, Tax Filing, Compliance and Payroll Services. RUN was built from the ground up as an online payroll application – this means that all you need to run payroll for your business is web access. You don’t need to remember anything more than your user id and password and you can run your payroll from anywhere, at any time. It’s easy. You don’t need to be a payroll expert, you don’t even need to be a technology wiz.

Pets

Pet Supplies Plus

Discount: 10% off total purchase price. Free self-service dog wash.
Contact: Holly Beck at 790-1918 or Jordan Mebane at 336.213.7491.

Printing

New Hanover Printing & Publishing

Discount: 5% discount to any Chamber members off of our normal pricing. If you have non-profit status, we will double the discount to 10%. This applies to any of our printing services, such as banners, signs, brochures, flyers, letterhead, business cards, books, operation/training manuals and T-shirts…just to name a few.

Contact: 910.763-5599

Real Estate

Just For Buyers Realty, Inc.

Discount: Will pay $500 in closing costs for any member who uses the services of Just For Buyers Realty to purchase a home or residential investment property.

Contact: Kathleen Baylies at 910.470.3190

Restaurants/Clubs

City Club of Wilmington

Discount: 70% discount off initiation fee for new members. Membership: $1,500 less 70%.

Contact: Courtney Boucher at 910.343.1880.

Tropical Smoothie Cafe

What We Offer: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Curbside Pick-up, Delivery, Catering
Discount: 15% discount off entire order. Includes in-store, delivery and catering. Hosting a Chamber BizMix? Let Tropical Smoothie Café cater the event for you and get a 10% discount off your order.

Contact: Brandon Korman at tscwilmcatering@gmail.com, tscwilmmarketing@gmail.com or tscwilmfundraise@gmail.com or call 910.769.3939

Security Services

Holmes Electric Security

Discount: 3 months of free monitoring with any new system installation or when you switch your current monitoring to Holmes Security.

Contact: Jeff Harnsberger at 910.793.4181

Signs

Signs By Tomorrow

Discount: New ownership special offer! Take 15% off of your first order with the new owners.

Contact: Roy Morgan at 910.799.1111

Website Design/Hosting

Inferno Web Design

Discount: 10% off web and graphic design services. 25% off hosting with production of a new website or with a new maintenance agreement with transfer from an existing provider.

Contact: Justin Luttmer at 910.794.9643

Wireless Communications

Verizon Wireless/Cellular Sales

Discount: Free high speed USB Internet card (after $50 rebate); normally $99.99. Monthly discounts available. $20 off any phone and 20% off accessories.

Contact: Phil Petrides at 910.409.2411 or Mike at 910.409.3222

Leadership

A 35-member board of directors develops the vision and goals of the Chamber. Each understands the value of the Chamber to the community and its members, and dedicates their time toward advancing the interests of each. Representation on the board is diverse…from family-owned businesses to global corporations. The unique perspective that each member brings to the table is an asset that will serve you and our community well.

Meet the board of directors

Lobbying Efforts

Local and state legislation affecting business is monitored and lobbied for/against by committees, task forces and Chamber staff. Your interests are being protected on such issues as transportation, the port, beaches, health care, the environment, insurance, and more. We also meet regularly with our state and local elected officials to provide our annual Legislative Agenda for Business, direct input from the business community on issues of importance.

2018 Public Policy Agenda

Community Improvement

The Chamber works to improve the quality of life in the region through its flagship program Cape Fear Future. The initiative is helping ensure the region has economic prosperity, higher-paying jobs, and the skilled workforce required by area businesses for decades to come.

Economic Development

The Chamber aids the economic growth of the community by attracting new residents and supporting the recruitment of new business.

Contacts

Beginning with Member Briefings, where you are introduced to networking possibilities, the Chamber offers ways to make contacts with other members through socials, expos, conferences, committee meetings, and special events.

Referrals

We receive thousands of requests each year for recommendations on goods and services in the Greater Wilmington area and we refer our members.

Marketing Your Business

Member businesses receive a listing in our online membership directories on the Chamber website and on the Chamber mobile app, plus announcements of new and renewing members are made in our weekly email newsletter. Numerous marketing opportunities are available through sponsorship of Chamber events, purchase of advertising space in Chamber publications, or through more creative methods like hosting a BizMix social networking event.

Expos

Business-to-business expos are conducted twice a year which allow members to market their products and services to other Chamber members and the community.

Training and Education

On average, the Chamber offers 8-10 free seminars on a wide range of business topics throughout the year, from marketing and healthcare to IT and a safe workplace.

A Membership That’s Right For You

Because our members range from sole proprietors to global corporations, and have varying needs from their Chamber membership, we have developed a tiered membership structure that offers a wide range of possibilities.

Find your place in the business community.

Questions? Contact:
Sue Meier
Telephone: 910.762.2611 ext. 226
Fax: 910.762.9765
meier@wilmingtonchamber.org