Why Invest?

Chamber membership means access to customers and decision makers. It means savings, representation, visibility, solutions and results. Put the South Bend Regional Chamber, the most influential business organization in the region, to work for your business and employees. Beyond what the Chamber can do for your business, your investment fuels the work we do for the community, including our role as lead economic development organization for St. Joseph County and the workforce and talent programs we implement to connect business and education.

The Chamber is comprised of 1,200 member businesses representing more than 63,000 employees. Want to know more about membership? Contact Director of Member Relations Mark McGill, 574.400.4044.   

Guide to Membership



Demonstrate credibility to customers and partners. According to The Schapiro Group, consumers are 63 percent more likely to buy from a business that is a member of a chamber of commerce. Two-thirds of consumers believe that such companies that are chamber members use good business practices, are reputable, care about their customers and are involved in the community. When you join the Chamber, you’ll receive a membership plaque and window decal to display, along with a digital membership plaque to display on your website.


Receive a listing in the Chamber Online Membership Directory, with a link to your website. You can be included in as many as two directory categories at no charge. Your company info is included on the membership roster, distributed to fellow member businesses upon request. As a new member, we’ll include your info in chamber magazine and chamberWIRE enews. If you have newsworthy items you would like publicized, we offer a variety of ways--chamber magazine, chamberWIRE enews, South Bend Region enews and our social media networks.


Including all of our affiliated programs, we have more than 60 events on the calendar to connect with other member contacts throughout the year, including morning, lunch and after hours’ events.

The business directory also works for you 24/7, providing online referrals. 8M referrals in 2021; each member averaging 3.9K referrals each year.


When you invest in the Chamber, you have access to discounts and affinity programs to benefit you and your business. From complimentary job postings and discounts on office supplies to discounts on prescriptions and emarketing, we offer opportunities for you and your employees to save money and work more efficiently.

Post a Job

Constant Contact Emarketing

Office Depot Program

Prescription Savings Program

Post an Event



There is strength in the Chamber’s 1,200 member businesses, representing more than 63,000 employees. We provide a unified voice for business in our region, setting legislative priorities and accomplishing what a single business doesn’t have the resources or power to do on its own.


Get a free membership list to use for your marketing purposes upon request. The Chamber produces helpful resources for your use including the Commercial Construction Activity Report, Visitors Guide (Guide to South Bend Mishawaka), St. Joseph County Map and Certificates of Origin. See the full list of resources shown in the New Member Success Orientation PDF.


Only Chamber member businesses can post upcoming events and job openings to appear on the Chamber website. In addition to membership lists and other business lists available to member businesses only, you can market your organization further by advertising in Chamber communications or sponsoring an event, program or initiative. Go to Sponsorships & Advertising

Ribbon Cuttings

Let us help you celebrate your new business, new location or expansion. We will publicize your grand opening in our chamberWIRE enews or upcoming events communication, as well as website, invite the Ambassador team and bring along our official “grand opening” oversized scissors. Photos will be taken and provided to you upon request for your use. We’ll also use the photos in our various communication pieces, as appropriate. Contact Director of Member Relations Mark McGill, 574.400.4044 for more info. 

Ribbon Cuttings