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Refer a Friend

 

refer a friend

 

Waterford Chamber grows by referrals. Recommend us to your clients, suppliers and friends and benefit from a FREE stand at our 2018 Business Expo. 

 

When you recommend us you are not only recommending a dynamic business organisation, you are expanding the membership base which in turn helps you.

 

To make a referral, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with a contact name and details.

 

Terms and conditions:

  1. Referred Company must be a new member
  2. There is no limit to the number of members you can refer and additional incentives will be provided for each referral at Chamber’s discretion.
  3. The new member company must be registered by the member prior to sign up.
  4. Waterford Chamber will reserve your exhibition space on receipt of payment from the new member
  5. This programme is open to fully paid up members of Waterford Chamber.
  6. Waterford Chamber reserves the right to change the programme at any time. Notice will be provided on our webpage.
  7. Should a Company be submitted more than once, Waterford Chamber will honour the frst referring business only
 
Business of the Week

 

Would you like Waterford Chamber to promote your business for free online?

 

Each week we will be visiting a member company, documenting it on social media and highlighting the business in our new Business of the Week section in our weekly newsletter.

 

Waterford Chamber has over 4,600 likes on Facebook, over 4,800 followers and Twitter, and the weekly newsletter is emailed to over 900 contacts.

 

If you are interesting in having your business featured, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 
Micro/Startup Membership Category

 

Waterford Chamber is delighted to announce a new membership category to support micro/startup businesses in the region.

 

The business will have full access to all membership benefits and there will also be a minimum of two events per year catering specifically for new micro/startup businesses. They can avail of the membership rate of €125 + VAT each year for two years before moving to the relevant category based on the number of employees.

 

Key membership benefits include:

 

  • Promotion of your company via our weekly email newsletter, our website, and through our social media (Facebook and Twitter)
  • Networking opportunities at events, seminars, breakfasts, formal dinners & other Chamber activities
  • Regular emails with business information, updates on Chamber activities and Waterford events
  • Save money by availing of over 100 special offers from other members
  • Learning: specific events to assist in the development of your business
 
Membership Rates

 

Membership fees are based on the number of employees in a company. The fees for 2017 listed below. Our membership year runs for 12 months from the month of joining. For new members there is an additional 3 months free membership. A new category is now available for micro/startup businesses in their first two years of business.

 

Membership Application Form

 

Category Fee ex. VAT Fee inc. VAT
Charity € 80 € 98.40
Startup € 125 € 153.75
Individual € 190 € 233.70
A:   2 - 5 employees € 260 € 319.80
B:   6 - 20 employees € 500 € 615.00
C:   21 - 50 employees € 900 € 1,107.00
D:   51 - 100 employees € 1,200 € 1,476.00
E:   101 - 200 employees € 2,450 € 3,013.50
F:   over 200 employees € 3,500 € 4,305.00
 
Networking

Strengthen existing relationships and form new ones....

We all talk about the importance of “business partners” these days, but how many of us really know the people we do business with? By being a member of Waterford Chamber you can meet potential business partners in a relaxed, but targeted way and listen to high profile speakers and business leaders.

 

Waterford Chamber run all types of networking, social and informational events, seminars and conferences designed to help you grow your business. All employees in a company are welcome to attend our events.

Why network?

  • To market yourself and/or your company
  • To keep up contact with like-minded professionals on a social level
  • For an ideas springboard
  • To have a local contact to turn to for advice on specific issues
  • To provide your business with leads and referrals
  • To mentor and coach younger people in the industry
  • To learn from those with more experience

Networking tips

What are your networking goals?

When networking with others, the most important thing to keep in mind is your objectives for networking. What are you trying to gain and what do you have to offer? Make sure you have business cards handy and invite any contact you make to join you on your social network.

 

Make a positive impression.

Form the habit of introducing yourself to new contacts. Make sure your body language reflects that you are open to conversation - put your smartphone away! Connecting people you already know with one another is also a great way to develop your network. People want to work with positive people; be upbeat and genuine. People will connect with you more when you’re positive, but still down to earth.

 

Really listen.

Most of the time when we’re listening to another person, we’re really just formulating our response. Instead of just thinking about how you’re going to respond, quiet your thoughts and really listen to what they say, this will help you with the next tip.

 

Uncover their needs.

Try to find out how you can benefit the other person. Ask them questions. A mutually beneficial relationship is the best possible outcome.

 

Avoid arriving late.

Coming to a networking event early is a much more constructive strategy. Your fellow attendees won’t yet have assembled into groups and finding someone to start a conversation with will be much easier.

 

Offer help.

Once you’ve uncovered a perceived need, offer your help. People will appreciate your willingness to help and will be more likely to want to help you in return.

 

Follow up.

A couple of days after making a new connection, try to follow up with a brief email, phone call or note, including a detail which will jog their memory of you. Make a recommendation or even simply pay them a compliment. This will help to build on the conversation you’ve already had.

 
Membership Benefits

 

 

Joining Waterford Chamber is an investment and will impact positively on your bottom line. Value, opportunity and business contacts are core reasons as to why businesses join Chamber and remain on as members. These are only some of the ways in which we support our members.

 

Some key membership benefits include:

  

  • Promotion of your company via our weekly email newsletter, our website, and through our social media (Facebook and Twitter)
  • Listing in the Chamber membership directory (on the Chamber website and in a PDF document)
  • Weekly email newsletter promoting special offers and news from Chamber members which is emailed to over 900 contacts
  • Regular emails with business information, updates on Chamber activities and Waterford events
  • Exclusive referrals to your business - we refer business only to Chamber members on enquiry
  • Get to know the local market via publications, networking events, introductions and referrals
  • Networking opportunities at events, seminars, breakfasts, formal dinners & other Chamber activities
  • Substantial discounts available on training courses via Skillnet
  • Link to your website on the links section of our website
  • International Trade – support and advice as well as export documents, such as Certificates of Origin
  • Save money by availing of over 100 special offers from other members
 
Member Affinity Scheme

MemberAffinityScheme

 

The essence of the scheme is to encourage Chamber members to be aware of other members’ services available to them and to encourage business-to-business opportunities on a local level.

 

Visit our membership directory to find members participating in the scheme (look for highlighted 'Featured Members').

 

Chamber members can participate in the Scheme by sending details of their offer to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 
Chamber logo on your website

 

There's no better way to show that you are a member of Waterford Chamber than by having our logo on your website, with a link to our website. It's a great way to show your customers, potential customers and suppliers that you are part of Waterford’s largest business organisation.

 

Contact the Chamber at 051 872639 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  if you wish to use our logo on your website.

 

Terms and Conditions of use:

There is no charge for this. Please note that the logo should not be used in any way which might imply that the Chamber has endorsed your company or its activities in any way. The Chamber reserves the right to withdraw its consent at any time at its sole discretion and that this consent lapses automatically should your company at any time cease to be a member of the Chamber.

 


 

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