U.S. Green Chamber of Commerce is the Fastest Growing Sustainability Focused Chamber of Commerce in the World. Members set themselves apart from their competition and receive countless benefits including:
The USGCC is committed to helping you empower your business to achieve economic, environmental and social sustainability so that your business can thrive in this emerging green economy. Your active involvement will directly benefit your company and its success, and be a part of transforming the way America does business. Your membership includes all these benefits and more:
DIRECT PROMOTION OF YOUR BUSINESS:
NEW MEMBER MENTION
As a new member your company will get your company name on our Member Mention Scroll, bringing even more attention and traffic to your site and generating more interest in your products and services
USGCC BUSINESS MEMBER WEBSITE LOGO
Consumers are increasingly choosing companies that are committed to business sustainability over those that focus on short-term profits to the exclusion of the environment or other social issues. By prominently displaying the USGCC Logo on your website, you demonstrate your company’s commitment to sustainability, establishing yourselves as the forward thinking market leaders to trust and do business with into the future.
Every new company may submit a 500 word article/press release each year for our blog/news, with twitter alerts to our entire membership. This exposes your company, your vision, your products and services in your own words to tens of thousands of members and media, opening new doors to potential national publicity and expanding streams of revenue for your business. (Subject to Editorial Board Approval. We may also consider other timely articles and news releases from our members for publication).
There is so much news about green and social sustainability every month — consumer trends, legislative actions, funding, grants and more — it can be impossible for busy business people to sort through all of it and distill the parts that really matter most — to your business, today. Your USGCC NEWSLETTER saves you the time, effort and energy and delivers this mission critical information to you clearly and concisely, month after month. Plus, you’ll get details on national and local events are also featured, member spotlights, special notices, legislative outreach, timely articles and special discounts for our members… a must-read resource that will keep you on the cutting edge!
Government bodies and agencies are enacting rules and legislation every week that can affect your green business positively or negatively. It’s easy for busy business people to be surprised months later, and find you’ve missed deadlines or opportunities that have already impacted their bottom line. Our Business Level members always get the information “hot off the press,” giving you the greatest advance notice of upcoming changes possible, protecting your profits and putting you in line for even greater profitability in the future.
In order to most effectively serve the green business community, advocating for our members’ best interests is an integral part of the U.S. Green Chamber’s mission. We lobby on the issues and policies that affect these industries the most. Our members are at the forefront of a green revolution, built on a model of business sustainability to make sure you and your business, in turn, can continue to specialize and thrive.
EXCLUSIVE ONLINE & OFFLINE NETWORKING
Finally you have a single online space where you can connect with other socially and environmentally conscious businesses, forward thinking financial investors, governmental, nonprofit organizations and conscientious consumers. In addition, by participating in state chapters and local branch live networking meetings, you’ll have dozens of powerful networking options to dramatically increase your business-to-business and business-to-consumer opportunities locally, regionally and nationally, exponentially, benefiting your business on every level.
SUSTAINABILITY RESOURCES FOR YOU AND YOUR TEAM
Not all companies are at the same place on the sustainability curve. That’s why as part of your membership you can receive discounts on our ongoing, ever-evolving “Membership Toolkits” of valuable resources to help you improve sustainability within your company or organization, including:
- Maximizing Energy Efficiency
- Green Transportation for your Business
- Business Cost-Effective Alternative Energy Solutions
- Social Engagement With Customers, Vendors and Staff
- Waste Management Beyond Recycling
- Water Conservation That Impacts Your Bottom Line and many more…
PERSONAL GROWTH & TRAINING
MANAGEMENT GROWTH & EXPERIENCE
All successful business owners and leaders engage in continuous professional development and improvement, and this is especially true when you’re smart enough to be looking for sustainability solutions. Imagine being able to spend time working alongside the top sustainability leaders in the nation! As a member, you can apply to serve on one of our many national committees such as:
- Chapter Steering
- National Advocacy
- National Education
- Marketing, Events
- Strategic Planning
- Financial and many more…
The contacts alone are priceless! Plus, the impact you make on the advancement of sustainability nationwide will enhance your standing as a leader and recognized expert in your own right! And, as a committee member your bio and head shot will be prominently included on the USGCC website to establish your impact beyond doubt.
ASK A MENTOR PROGRAM
Imagine being able to discuss your business’ internal challenges and needs with a seasoned CEO or Company chairman, gleaning their insights and learning from their guidance. Our Business Level members benefit from our partnership with SCORE (Service Corps Of Retired Executives), a nonprofit association with over 364 chapters nationwide that’s dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow, and succeed. It’s like having a business consultant on call with the exact knowledge and experience you need… at no added cost to you.
As a member you have the opportunity to be showcased as a sponsor of local, regional and national events, establishing you as a market and thought leader and giving you an unparalleled edge over non-green competitors.
All members can also choose to boost exposure through advertising opportunities in USGCC newsletters and publications, and more. These ads will be reaching the exact market of conscious buyers who will appreciate and identify with your stand for sustainability.
DISCOUNTS AND SPECIAL SERVICES FROM NATIONAL SUPPLIERS
OFFICE DEPOT/OFFICE MAX DISCOUNT
Business Level members get as much as 60% off 175 items, and up to 70 percent off printing at Office Depot. It’s easy for many businesses to cover their entire USGCC membership fees through these savings alone! We choose Office Depot/Office Max because of their focus on green products and its commitment to sustainability.