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  • Membership FAQs

  • Here are answers to some of our most frequently asked questions to help you make the decision to join and make the most of your membership! 

    If you have a question we have not answered, please email us at members@hudsonchamber.org or call us at 201-386-0699.

  • What is a Chamber of Commerce? What is a Chamber of Commerce?

    A chamber of commerce is a group of businesses that supports the interests of its members. Each chamber of commerce will elect its own leadership and decide what agendas to pursue. A chamber does not create laws, but it may influence pro-business policies by lobbying legislators. Many organizations join their local chamber of commerce for networking opportunities to meet other members of your community and form business relationships. Over time, the relationships you build can lead to valuable business partnerships. Plus, if your business ever runs into trouble, you have a network to turn to for assistance. When you join your local chamber of commerce, your business will be listed in the chamber’s online directory, and your business could be highlighted in other chamber publications. You can also increase your publicity by sponsoring events and advertising with your chamber. Plus, customers think more favorably of businesses that are part of a chamber of commerce and are 63% more likely to make a purchase from your business in the future. (Source: U.S. Chamber of Commerce)

    The Hudson County Chamber and the Hoboken Chamber of Commerce are organizations made up of businesses and nonprofit organizations that want to further economic and quality of life interests in Hudson County, NJ.

    How do I become a Member of the Hudson County Chamber of Commerce? How do I become a Member of the Hudson County Chamber of Commerce?

    Joining the Hudson Chamber is easy. You can apply online. We will then review your application and contact you if we have any questions. Once we have a completed application and payment of your membership investment dues, we will activate your new membership. If you have questions about Membership, please call us at 201-386-0699, ext. 202 or email members@hudsonchamber.org.

    What are the benefits of joining? What are the benefits of joining?

    There are many benefits to joining. Click here to see all the benefits we provide to help you network, grow your business, and to learn more about the the advocacy we provide on behalf of business.

    Do I have to choose to join either the Hudson County or Hoboken Chambers? Do I have to choose to join either the Hudson County or Hoboken Chambers?

    All new members are automatically members of both Chambers since our merger.

    What if I’m not satisfied with my Membership? What if I’m not satisfied with my Membership?

    Members who invest their time and effort have much to gain from their membership. If after you have been a member for at least 90 days and attended a new member orientation you are not satisfied, we will refund your dues.

    When do I have to renew my Membership? When do I have to renew my Membership?

    We use a rolling renewal system. Your renewal will be due on the anniversary date of when you first joined the Hudson Chamber.

    How do I find my company profile on the Chamber website? How do I find my company profile on the Chamber website?

    Each member receives their own enhanced company profile page on hudsonchamber.org in our online, searchable Business Directory.

    How do I update my contact information? How do I update my contact information?

    Please go to Member Log-in to access your account information and make updates. You can also post events on our Calendar. If you need assistance logging in, please email us at info@hudsonchamber.org.

    How do I register for events? Are your events open to anyone? How do I register for events? Are your events open to anyone?

    Unless otherwise stated, you can register for all Chamber events directly from the event page on our Events Calendar. Just click on the link to register for the event.

    Some events are open to future members who can register at the higher nonmember rate. Future members may attend two events before a requirement to join. 

    Can I get a copy of the membership list? Can I get a copy of the membership list?

    All members can receive a complimentary copy of the membership data in a CSV spreadsheet annually upon request. To request a copy, please email info@hudsonchamber.org.

    Will you help me to meet other members of the Chamber? Will you help me to meet other members of the Chamber?

    We will connect and offer personalized introductions at all networking events. Members investing at higher dues levels are entitled to customized introductions to other members throughout the year. 

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