It’s all about Relationships. Technology is great in many ways, but relationships between people are still hugely important to promote economic and community vitality. By plugging into the Chamber, you can engage in building constructive face-to-face relationships with all kinds of local business people and professionals. In turn, these relationships can help you to successfully operate your business and significantly enhance your quality of life in Tolland County.
What it takes to join....Like any business and professional organization, the Tolland County Chamber of Commerce has membership criteria, a membership application, an annual dues schedule, and a vetting process by which the Leadership Board votes to allow prospective members to officially join.
Members are assigned to five business categories and their dues are then based on number of employees (number of branches/offices for financial institutions). The date of application is the date used to determine the number of employees. Renewals are based on August 15th of that year. One principal (owner, partner) counts with initial base with all others counting as employees, whatever their affiliation is. Part time employees are counted based on hours worked on average to equate to full-time equivalent (i.e. 20 hour worker is .5 employee in the total count.
The following outlines the categories and dues amounts:
$865 for first branch/office and $150 for each additional branch/office in Tolland County
Hospital, Health Care & Education
$370 plus $1.00 per employee for first 50 employees, then $.50 per employee over 50
$865 plus $2.00 per employee
$300 plus $5.00 per full time employee for the first 50 then $2.50 per employee over 50
$95 (Must be retired from a member business)
$50 (Medicare eligible)