Member Resources

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Take Full Advantage of Chamber Member Benefits

The Sanford N.C. Chamber of Commerce is your gateway to the Sanford and Lee County business community. From exclusive events where you can network with industry peers, to tailored programs to grow your skills and your business, to member-only perks that support your day-to-day operations, Chamber members have a wide array of resources at their fingertips.

Gain Added Exposure for Your Business.

Members have a unique opportunity to get involved in the local business community and elevate brand recognition through Chamber event sponsorships. The Chamber has several sponsorship opportunities all throughout the year, including:

  • Business After Hours
  • Business Showcase
  • Chamber Annual Member Banquet
  • Chamber Clays Championship
  • SAGA Annual Meeting
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Member-Exclusive Deals to Support You and Your Staff

Thanks to our Affinity partners, Sanford Chamber members enjoy discounted rates and exclusive deals that help you manage day-to-day operations and provide vital benefits for your employees:

  • First Benefits Insurance Mutual, Inc. is a membership-based workers’ compensation insurance company created by North Carolina business owners. Your Chamber Membership provides you access to First Benefits’ competitive rates, flexible payment plans, and personal service.
  • LegalShield: Unexpected legal and identity theft issues arise every day. With LegalShield, Chamber members have access to legal services and identity theft protection for one low monthly fee.
  • RelyMD: The Chamber partners with RelyMD to provide members with access to top-notch healthcare for employees and their households while reducing associated costs.

In addition to our Affinity Programs, Chamber members enjoy several member-to-member discounts and perks.

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Earn Skills to Elevate Your Business and Community

Chamber members have access to unique programs that were developed with Sanford area business leaders in mind.

  • Leadership Sanford helps participants earn the necessary skills to become future leaders of this community. The 9-month program provides an intimate look at Sanford N.C. economic development, government affairs, volunteerism, community engagement and more. Chamber members enjoy discounted tuition.
  • The RISE Program was developed by the Chamber in partnership with the Central Carolina Community College Small Business Center and Downtown Sanford, Inc. to introduce local business owners and entrepreneurs to key concepts, mentors and tools for business success.
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Become an Advocate for the Chamber

Chamber Ambassadors are enthusiastic volunteers that donate their time to help grow membership by raising awareness of Chamber programs and benefits. As an Ambassador, you benefit from a closeknit group of peers, elevated access to local business leaders, ample opportunity to grow your professional network and your networking skills, and a chance to give back to your community. The Ambassador Program is a first step toward greater involvement in the Sanford Chamber.

Learn more about the Sanford Chamber Ambassador Program.

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Have Questions? We’re Here to Help!

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Susan Gomez