Most definitely! On the legislative advocacy side for 2019, each member company saw a $616 return per employee! Member companies also receive complimentary business assistance through our popular helplines and access to custom data from our Business Research Center. Additionally, members can take advantage of discounted pricing for most Indiana Chamber conferences and publications, as well as office supplies from STAPLES. And depending on company size and location, ChamberCare Solutions offers discounted insurance plans through Anthem.
One key way is through the Indiana Chamber’s policy committee process – which is the starting point for developing and advancing pro-jobs, pro-economy legislative initiatives. These committees are focused on specific issue areas and are comprised of representatives from member companies. We also provide members the opportunity to provide feedback on specific issues during our monthly policy calls. Contact [email protected] for more information.
Membership dues are based largely on a company’s total number of employees in Indiana.
Your membership remains active for one year from the month in which you join. For example, if you joined on 9/13/2018, your membership renewal investment would be due on 9/1/2019.
Yes, membership dues are 88% tax deductible as an ordinary and necessary business expense.
We offer a number of events each year where you can connect with other business leaders from around the state, including our Annual Awards Dinner and Best Places to Work in Indiana event. Additionally, we host more than 50 conferences and seminars each year that provide opportunities to interact with your peers and share ideas.
Indiana is a state driven by small business, and we’re proud to say that more than 80% of our members have fewer than 100 employees. We’ve tackled a number of important issues that impact businesses like yours, including business personal property tax relief and elimination of the state’s inheritance tax. Also, our helplines and many other member benefits are great resources for small businesses.
In addition to advocating for pro-jobs, pro-economy policies at the Statehouse, the Indiana Chamber works with our congressional delegation and other partners to achieve similar policy results at the federal level. You can help by making a voluntary contribution to further support these efforts.
The Indiana Chamber is the state’s largest, broad-based business advocacy organization, focusing on major public policy initiatives that affect ALL organizations in Indiana. Since 80% of the laws that impact your business come from the state level, most of our advocacy efforts focus on the Indiana General Assembly. We also advocate for common-sense federal laws and regulations, and communicate regularly with Indiana’s congressional delegation. Meanwhile, local chambers are focused primarily on networking events and promoting business opportunities in their local communities.
Unfortunately, no. The Indiana Chamber is separate and not the parent organization for local chambers in the state; therefore, a unique membership is required.