Becoming a member of the Falmouth Chamber of Commerce is your invitation to a series of events and educational opportunities designed to help you maximize your network with other members. They include:
Invitations to educational workshops including our Business educational Series
Monthly Member Networking at our Business After Hours
Tourism Committee Meetings
New Member Receptions
Annual Golf Tournament
Annual Dream Cruise by The Sea Car Show
Annual Christmas Parade and Falmouth Holidays-by-the Sea Weekend
Annual $10,000 Raffle and Gala Cocktail Party
Marketing & Communications
The Falmouth Chamber of Commerce serves as a valuable resource for your marketing and communications needs. Our efforts include regional and international outreach that results in numerous opportunities for members to meet and host national and international members of the travel media.
Our advertising opportunities help extend our member's marketing budgets. Media vehicles include:
Sales Leads: Harness the buying power of thousands of visitors that come to Falmouth for vacation, meetings and conventions, or as part of a group tour. Falmouth Chamber of Commerce members receive:
Chamber staff referrals
Receipt of Visitor Leads through our Website via a password protected section of the site
Receipt of FIT and Group Leads from attendance at international trade shows
Opportunity to participate in Familiarization Tours for meeting planners, travel writers and group tour planners
Residents and members inquire daily looking for businesses in Falmouth. The Chamber refers to only member businesses and members have access to membership mailing labels and lists.
As a united voice for local businesses on legislative issues affecting Falmouth, the Falmouth Chamber of Commerce works with government officials and political leaders at the local, state and federal level on your behalf.
At each era in history, an infrastructure innovation has driven economic growth. The transportation of goods and information has, and continues to be, essential to business and economic development. Today, high-speed access to the Internet takes its place alongside these traditional types of infrastructure as a critical ingredient to economic development and the ability to compete as a business or a region in the global marketplace. Widely available access isn't a social nicety - it is an essential for any business or region to compete today and in the years ahead.
In addition to economic development, its presence can drive regional education, provide a jump-start to small businesses, and support to the creative economy.
Ultimately, wireless access provides us with unbounded mobility. This is a key underlying concept for business competition today and it describes a way of working that lets us conduct business, connect with each other, and manage our lives from virtually anywhere. Today, Falmouth has 15 wifi hotspots established, bringing the Upper Cape into the forefront of telecommunication technology for the state and providing a regional base for economic growth.
For a view of Falmouth's hot spots Click Here
Local Cape Chambers Collaborative – LC3
The LC3 is a coalition of Cape Cod Chambers of Commerce working together to attain direct positive results for their respective organizations and the group as a whole. The three primary goals are Best Practices, Advocacy, and Economic Development. Working together and representing thousands of businesses, the LC3 has found its home on the worldwide web at capecodcommerce.com
Visitor Information Center
Located within the Falmouth Chamber of Commerce, the Falmouth Visitor Information Center serves more than 16,000 of your potential customers each year. Member benefits include:
One-on-one concierge service to the traveling public
Referral by Chamber staff to your business
Brochure distribution at the visitor center
Post special events in display cases at Visitor Center and on Main Street kiosk
Our Web site is continually updated and enjoys prominent ranking with web search engines. As a Falmouth Chamber Member you receive:
Listing of your business, address and phone number
Link to your website
Opportunity to highlight your business with enhanced content and premium placement of your business listing
Opportunity to post your activities or events on the Calendar of Events
Members-only access (restricted)
Opportunity to link your website to the Falmouth Chamber of Commerce website
Use of image library and story ideas
Opportunity to post specials and/or coupons on our website
Opportunity to place your ad on our website
The Official Guide to Falmouth
Distributed through the Falmouth Enterprise, through Regional Visitor Centers and by phone and website requests worldwide, 65,000 hard copies and 15,000 website downloads available and accessed 24 hours a day, keep visitors up-to-date on Falmouth offerings and local businesses.
Distributed on the first Tuesday of every month through The Falmouth Enterprise, the Coastlines newsletter, whose stories are written by Chamber members and staff, provides another opportunity for the Falmouth community to learn about you and your business activities.
No-Cost Business Counseling
Renowned business expert, Cliff Robbins, PhD, the Senior Business Advisor for the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is available to meet by appointment at the Falmouth Chamber of Commerce offices. Receive high-quality, in-depth counseling and advice to enhance entrepreneurial growth. To schedule an appointment contact Tammi Jacobsen at (508) 673-9783, ext. 104.
Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
As a member of the Falmouth Chamber of Commerce, you are given permission to link your company's website to the Chamber's site. By doing so, you are increasing your search engine optimization – where and when you show up when consumers do an online search related to your business – making Falmouth and your business more visible to the world. Chambers of Commerce are automatically given higher ranking.
Grand Opening Ribbon Cuttings & Other Celebrations
For the opening or expansion of your business, anniversaries, leadership changes, and celebrations, let the Falmouth Chamber of Commerce create the buzz. With press and Ambassadors in tow we can give the event and celebratory news real impact!
Medical & Dental Insurance
Access to group plans for yourself and your employees and the latest on legislative efforts at the state and federal level and advocacy on healthcare reform.