The Cohase Chamber is a network of local businesses, nonprofits, and individuals in the Cohase region of Vermont and New Hampshire who work together to support local business, the community, and the economy. Chamber membership offers many benefits to organizations and the community.
The first 12 months of a new business venture are critical. Let the us help spread the word about what you have to offer by joining us within your first year of operation. Whether you have opened a new business or you have purchased an existing business that is not a current Chamber member, we invite you to try us out. Joining the Chamber is easy, and your first year of membership is FREE.
Chamber members support our work promoting cooperation and communication between towns in the region.
We promote economic development in the Cohase region through our annual Cohase Economic Summit and other initiatives.
We facilitate connections between schools and businesses to create better workforce opportunities for students and employers alike.
We work with community organizations, regional chambers, and others to multiply our impact on the local economy.
We promote local businesses to residents and visitors. 50% of money spent at locally-owned businesses remains in the community, compared to just 14% of money spent at chain retailers.
The Chamber is a hub for questions about local business and provides information and referrals to business owners, residents, visitors, and people considering a move to the region.
Local Business Directory
All business and nonprofit members are included in our online Local Business Directory, making it easier for potential customers to find you online.
We represent local business in regional marketing programs and on state tourism websites.
We offer sponsorship opportunities for popular community events.
We promote business and nonprofit members through our website, email newsletters, social media, press releases, and print ads.
Studies show that chamber membership increases consumer confidence in small business, with potential customers 80% more likely to purchase goods or services from a chamber business.
We offer regular networking events where local business leaders connect, learn, and plan together.
Our online job board connects local workers with local employers. This service is included with Chamber membership.
Members are invited to join our private, members-only Facebook group to connect with local business leaders day-to-day.
We offer opportunities for business leaders to speak at events.
Take a more active role in the community by joining a Chamber committee.
We curate a list of resources to help your business thrive. Wondering where to go for help? Start with us.
FREE JOB LISTINGs
Chamber members who are currently hiring are included on our page For Job Seekers at no extra charge.
We welcome requests from local organizations for letters of support to strengthen their applications for federal, state, and foundation grants.
Critical Business news
We publish regular email newsletters and social media posts to share important news and opportunities.
By the NumberS
A study by the Shapiro Group found that chamber membership alone significantly increases consumer confidence in small businesses in the Northeast, including:
We welcome suggestions on new ways that we can help our members. Let us know what you need!