By Meighread Dandeneau, Communications Intern

The new membership referral program has been making waves at the Chamber, and as we’ve reached the halfway point in the year, we’re ready to report a preliminary tally!

More about the Membership Referral Program; for every new member brought on board, references are eligible to receive a free month’s membership* or a $25 Visa gift card! There is no limit to how much your business can earn. For example, if you send the South Coast Chamber twelve new businesses who join the Chamber, your business/organization would receive a free year worth of Chamber membership. Every time your referral signs up and joins our Chamber, your name will also be entered into our database, and at the end of the year you’ll receive one entry for every new member referred into a drawing of a VISA $500 gift card. The more referrals you send us, the better your chances are at winning this $500 gift card!

*Only businesses with 24 or fewer employees are eligible to have their membership extended.


Now, for the tally!


Mitch Zucker (Nerds to Go) leads the race for most referrals!


Following in a cheery second place are Ana Araujo and Chris Johnson (Servpro)


Third is shared by Eric Miranda (First Citizens Federal Credit Union), Tracey Medeiros (New Bedford Credit Union), and Stacey Silva-Boutwell (Stacey Cakes).


Erin Lemeiux (Commonwealth Financial) and Pete Wilde (Simply Sierra Jewelry) hold a respectable fourth.


It’s still anyone’s game. Check back in at the end of the year for the final tally!