The One SouthCoast Chamber of Commerce will be holding a Membership Campaign on June 11th & 12th, 2013. This new member campaign will include reaching out to nearly 5,000 businesses in the Greater New Bedford Area that are not yet benefiting from Chamber membership. The campaign will include a mailed invitation and personal phone-calls from business leaders in the region encouraging them to join the Chamber.

Sheila McGlinchey, Director of Sales & Marketing for SouthCoast Media Group will chair this special campaign. In addition, nearly 80 business leaders have volunteered to help recruit new members to the Chamber by sharing information about their positive experiences and the many benefits of Chamber membership.

“Chamber membership positions local businesses to be more successful which has a positive impact on our overall economic growth as a region,” said McGlinchey of the campaign.

The Chamber provides numerous services for members, including networking and professional development, export services, an electricity discount program, free and low cost marketing, school to career initiatives, trade shows, as well as government affairs programs and advocacy to encourage a positive business climate for the New Bedford Area.

In addition, the Chamber’s New Member Campaign will feature several “join now” incentives for businesses and organizations that enroll with the Chamber, including free advertising, web site listings, admission to Chamber networking programs and more. (download the “join now” incentives mailer)

Highlighting the campaign will be a two-day, four-session phone-a-thon at the Chamber’s offices on June 11th and 12th. Volunteers will be competing for bragging rights as the top recruiter and some great prizes including overnight trips, gift certificates to restaurants and stores, and much more. Grand prize for the top recruiter is 4 nights and 5 days in ARUBA!

Businesses interested in joining The One SouthCoast Chamber of Commerce or supporting the New Member Campaign should contact Ian Abreu, Manager of Members Relations at (508) 999-5231 ext. 24 or email