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Membership Benefits

The Chamber is one of Newtown’s most active, involved and relationship-driven organizations. The first thing we tell new members is to get involved! Maximize your membership by participating in the events that work for you, and using the opportunities that are available to grow your business and network. If you aren’t sure what works best for you, give us a call at 203-426-2695 and we will discuss your options and help you to decide how to move forward.

Your membership includes access to an array of benefits to help grow, protect and promote your business, including:

Advertising
Use the Chamber Newsletter to promote your business. Ads can be purchased for as little as $40 per issue.
Business Assistance Programs
The Chamber partners with a variety of local organizations to offer members opportunities within these groups.
Committee Involvement
Make new contacts by working in one of the many areas of the Chamber’s committees. You’ll work side-by-side with many of Newtown’s business leaders.
Economic Development Commission
The commission provides access to local and state programs available to assist start-up, relocated and expanding businesses in the Newtown area. Appointments can be scheduled to review individual needs and areas of interest. For more information, contact:
Betsy Paynter, Economic Development Coordinator
Town of Newtown, Connecticut
Newtown Municipal Center
3 Primrose Street
Newtown, CT 06470
Phone: (203) 270-4271
FAX: (203) 270-4205
E-mail: betsy.paynter@newtown-ct.gov
SCORE
The SCORE Association is a national, nonprofit association with 10,500 volunteer members and 389 chapters throughout the United States and its territories. SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration. SCORE provides small business mentoring and advice on the full range of business topics. The SCORE business counselors are well-versed in how to develop effective business plans and create strategies for business growth-they are here to help you set your course for success. SCORE counseling is free, confidential, essential to your success and available to all U.S. citizens. To get more information, contact:Western Connecticut SCORE – Chapter 0624
Danbury City Hall
155 Deer Hill Avenue
Danbury, CT 06810
Phone: (203) 794-1404
Group Health Insurance
Chamber members can obtain highly competitive health insurance benefits and pricing by contacting:Jim Gulalo
Preferred Insurance Services, LLC
87 South Main Street, Suite 15
Newtown, CT 06470
P: (203) 270-9500
F: (203) 426-9655
jimins49@aol.com
www.preferredinsurancesvs.com

Linda Andrews
T.R. Paul, Inc
14 Commerce Road
Newtown, CT 06470
P: (203) 426-8161 (x. 323)
F: (203) 270-0927
landrews@trpaul.com
www.trpaul.com

Labels
Our mailing list of over 200 members is available at a low cost to members who wish to do their own mailing to other members.
Email Blasts
We would like to notify you about upcoming events and information in the easiest way possible, and what could be easier than getting an email!
Member Discount Programs
Only available to Chamber of Commerce of Newtown, Inc. members, this is a discount program offered by Chamber members to Chamber members.
Networking Opportunities
These events are held monthly allowing you to promote your business to fellow members and to the Chamber’s leadership. You’d be surprised how a few moments of conversation can translate into real business. Remember, Chamber members tend to do business with and promote other Chamber members. Look for your special invitation to the next Business After Hours or Open House.
Newsletters
The Chamber Newsletter is another great way to keep up-to-date with important things going on in the Newtown area and its leading business organization. The newsletter offers an attractive, low cost opportunity for advertising your business.
Newtown Bucks
The Newtown Bucks Gift Certificate program makes a great gift for all occasions including birthdays, holidays, graduations, anniversaries and more for everyone on your list (Mom, Dad, Teachers, Coaches, Friends, etc.). Learn more…Grow your business with the Chamber of Commerce of Newtown, Inc. Click here to become a member today!
Plaque
Display your Chamber plaque proudly to let customers know you are someone worth doing business with — you have made an investment in the community!
Promotion of the Town and Business Community
Visitors know that the Chamber is a one-stop information source. By investing in your Chamber, you can place your business in the limelight to these visitors. Residents, newcomers, and other businesses know that the Chamber is on top of things. That’s why they turn to the Chamber for all types of local information.
Referrals
The Chamber responds to inquiries by making referrals of Chamber Members only.
Worldwide Exposure on the Chamber Web Site
The Chamber is proud of its web site which promotes Newtown and its businesses to the world. Useful links and information about the Chamber and the Newtown community are available to members and nonmembers alike.