SERVICES & BENEFITS
Huntsville/Madison County Chamber is the community’s lead organization for economic development services. More than 2,100 businesses and individuals in the area enjoy the benefits of investment in the Chamber, including the opportunity to directly impact local economic growth. As the voice of the business community, the Chamber can accomplish collectively what no single business can do alone. If you want to make a valuable investment in your business and in the community, the Chamber is the place to start. With premier business and networking opportunities, the Chamber offers reliable support to help your business grow and prosper. Your membership is an investment that pays dividends in the form of new customers for you, a stronger economy and an exceptional quality of life in Huntsville and throughout North Alabama.
Customize Your Membership Experience
Your Membership Account Executive will work with you to customize your membership experience to ensure you’re connecting with the right audience to grow your business.
Connections to Decision Makers
The Chamber is known for its robust programs and events. Attend just one and you will understand why. Our events put our members in the company of leading business and political minds – those experts who keep us in the know with useful information and thoughtful perspectives. We host more than 200 events each year, from a small intimate gathering of CEOs to events with up to 1,500 attendees. Chamber events are excellent platforms for our members to interact with industry experts and renowned thought leaders and to build important, lasting relationships through peer-to-peer networking.
Strengthen Your Skills and Grow Your Employees’ Talents
Enhance you and your team’s professional development through the Chamber’s educational and professional development programs. We offer more than 100 low-cost programs centered on core business skills including marketing, financials, operations, strategy and sales.
Attracting the Best Talent
In today’s competitive employment market, business owners need access to talent to keep their companies growing. Members save hundreds, even thousands of dollars by posting their jobs on the Chamber’s exclusive and complimentary job board, asmartplace.com.
Cost-effective Marketing Solutions to Your Target Audience
Product positioning is key for any business and through ChamberON – our annual sponsorship campaign – you’ll be able to reach your target audience of more than 2,100 member companies.
Extend Your Brand and Grow Your Customer Base
As a trusted source for business news and information in the region, Initiatives magazine and Initiatives Online (IO) offer our members unparalleled opportunities to extend your brand messaging, enhance your image, and grow your customer base. With a dedicated readership of decision makers, business executives, small business owners and thought leaders, Initiatives magazine and IO provide your brand with heightened visibility and awareness.
Build Relationships for New Business
Build your business by building relationships through the Chamber’s Ambassador and Emissary program. These volunteers raise their business profile in the business community through their support of the Chamber’s work which creates more opportunities to cultivate business relationships with targeted industries and companies.
E-marketing Solution to Attract New Customers
Position your product or service to 7,000 email subscribers with our complimentary electronic marketing solution, Member Connection. This bi-monthly communique connects your product or service with an audience of like-minded consumers.
Access to Products, Services, and Expertise to Support Your Business
Sometimes you just need to find someone local who can help meet your needs. Search our Membership Directory to connect with other business owners to obtain their services, seek their input or talk to them about doing business with you.
Customized Marketing Solutions to Enhance Your Directory Listing
With more than 14,000 unique monthly visitors to the Chamber’s website, separate your brand from the competition by adding videos, photos or enhanced product descriptions free of charge.
Advocacy on Behalf of Your Business
The Chamber’s public policy experts continue to serve in the important role of deepening our members’ understanding of significant public policy issues while providing a collective voice from the business community to our elected leaders at the federal and state levels on the highest priorities for the region.
Stay Informed on the Latest Business News
Knowledge is power for you and your employees. Stay informed on all the latest business news with complimentary, unlimited subscriptions for you and your employees with the Chamber’s weekly e-newsletter Mash-Up. Delivered every Monday to your inbox, the Mash-Up is your link to the week’s news, market research, information, and events to prepare you for the business week.
Help with Starting or Growing a Business
Whether you’ve been in business for a few years or you’re nurturing an idea for a new venture, the Chamber connects you with the resources we find helpful to spark your next step through tips, ideas, insights and through our partners at the UAH Small Business Development Center and the Alabama A&M University Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Support Services.
Market Your Events
The Chamber’s Calendar of Events is a powerful, complimentary tool to market your company’s event to thousands of subscribers to the Chamber’s digital communications.
Savings for Exporters
Member companies receive preferential service and discounts for Certificates of Origin preparation for products being exported from metro Huntsville.
REFER A BUSINESS
You can protect your investment in the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber by referring a new member. There's strength in numbers. The more members we have in the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber, the greater the clout and purchasing power we have in negotiating member-only discounts and savings on important programs. More members also create more business leads and networking opportunities.
Knowledge is power. The more knowledge and expertise we have in our organization, like experts in technology, sales, and taxation, the more effective we can be in sharing knowledge among members and representing the interests of business at all levels of government.
New members are the life-blood of any organization. Can you provide us with a new member referral?
Initiatives magazine (bi-monthly)
Community Information package (annually)
Plus many more opportunities are available through our annual ChamberON sponsorship campaign, including online and print sponsorships, specific event and annual trip sponsorships, lobby plasma screen ads and program sponsorships.
CERTIFICATE OF ORIGIN
Create, submit, and print electronically certified documents right at your own desk. Electronic Certificates of Origin provide easier and faster Customs clearance and productivity gains for companies.
What is a Certificate of Origin?
A Certificate of Origin (CO) is an important international trade document attesting that goods in a particular export shipment are wholly obtained, produced, manufactured or processed in a particular country. COs also constitute a declaration by the exporter.
Millions of COs are issued every year, facilitating trade around the world. Since as early as 1898, Chambers of commerce have been issuing non-preferential COs and more recently, closely working with Customs authorities, issuing preferential COs.
The 1923 Geneva Convention and subsequent Kyoto Convention have seen governments formally recognize the important role chambers play in this domain, deeming them competent authorities and credible trusted third-parties in the issuance of COs.
Virtually every country in the world considers the origin of imported goods when determining the duty that will be applied to the goods or, in some cases, whether the goods may be legally imported at all.
In addition, COs may be needed to comply with letters of credit, foreign customs requirements or a buyer's request.Online Applications
- Same day processing
- Print certified documents at your own desk
- Verify at CertificateOfOrigin.com
- Utilizes UNeDocs template
- Legalization requests
- Management reports available
- Non-member rate: $55.00 per document
- Special member rate: $25.00 per document
Download fillable registration form and return the form to: 225 Church St. NW Huntsville, AL 35801, firstname.lastname@example.org or fax 256-535-2015. Upon completion of your registration form, the Primary Contact will receive the login details and User Guide via email.
Note: The form may become fillable when fully downloaded and saved in your computer.
Certificate of Free Sale
Certificate of Free Sale are certificates (not pertaining to a particular production lot or export consignment) that indicate that the particular product(s) is marketed in the United States or eligible for export, and that the particular manufacturer has no unresolved enforcement actions pending before or taken by FDA.
For more information, click here.
Online Document Certification
Login details will be provided
upon completion of registration.
Donna McCrary Membership Retention Manager 256-535-2027