The Dearborn Heights Chamber of Commerce, founded in 1972, fits the very definition of Chambers as found in wiki-pedia: a local organization of businesses whose goal is to further the interests of businesses. The Heights Chamber though, has evolved into something more. The chamber strives to better our community through our business building efforts. The chamber motto: “Bringing Business and Community Together” reinforces the fact the both business and community are parts of the whole. While our efforts seek to build each partner business, we thrive on events and projects that support the community in general. The Dearborn Heights Chamber of Commerce Discount Card is one such project. It supports the businesses by bringing new customers through their door, and supports the community by allowing local organizations to sell the card as a fundraiser. This not only keeps all of the money raised locally, but brings organizations and businesses together as partners to sustain the community by offering discounts on local services and products. For more information about selling or purchasing the discount card, visit our website at www.dearbornheightschamber.com.

The chamber has created a variety of events to enable our member partners to meet people and build relationships that lead to further business. These events can be social, networking or educational and can be either structured or informal. Members can choose to attend the events which are best suited to their schedule and needs and then look for opportunities to promote their business while there.

Chamber member partners also benefit by participating in group advertising and marketing efforts offered by the chamber. Member benefits include discounted television and print advertising as well as free online marketing and even direct consumer promotions through expos and sponsorships.

The Heights Chamber of Commerce has actively aligned itself with strategic partners in order to offer cost savings programs to its members. These strategic partners include national organizations such as Office Depot, and Verizon Wireless as well as state and local companies such as Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michi-gan and Comcast Business Services.

In celebration of Chamber of Commerce month, the Dearborn Heights Chamber has a special promotion for businesses wishing to join during October. Mention this article to receive half off a new membership rate. For more information about the chamber or to request an ap-plication for membership, please contact the Executive Director, Wendy Fichter at 313-274-7480