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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Chamber of Commerce?

Chambers of commerce have played an important role for more than a century in the United States as major connectors between individuals, businesses and governments. The Main Line Chamber of Commerce specifically strives to enhance the economic vitality and quality of life of the Main Line region west of Philadelphia and Greater Philadelphia overall. The Chamber offers educational and networking opportunities, business resources such as directories and mailing lists, and government advocacy to protect and advance the interests of business. The Chamber is a private, nonprofit organization. 

How do I become a member of the Chamber?

Complete the online membership application or call Member Services Manager Kelly Gray at 484-253-1108. Click here for more information about Chamber membership. The Chamber’s Board of Directors ultimately must approve an organization’s membership in the Chamber.

What are the dues and are they tax deductible?

The membership investment is based on number of employees and there are two levels available. Gold membership provides additional discounts for executives and employees attending events, along with invitations to special Gold Member events. Many companies select Gold Membership simply to provide a higher level of support for the Chamber’s work.

What geographic area do you represent?

The Main Line Chamber of Commerce draws its membership primarily from Delaware, Chester and Montgomery counties, though many companies based in Philadelphia and beyond are also welcomed into the membership. The Chamber is located on the Main Line, which is named for a portion of the Pennsylvania Railroad that runs west from Center City Philadelphia. If a company wants to do business with companies and consumers in these Western Counties of Greater Philadelphia, or is interested in the quality of life and economic vitality of the region, then that company is a candidate for Chamber membership.

How can I look up my company listing or other companies?

The Chamber’s Business Directory is an up-to-date listing of all member companies.

How can I update my company listing or add representatives?

Companies can update their information by entering the Member Log-in area or by calling Manager of Member Services Kelly Gray at 484-253-1108.

How can I find out about upcoming Chamber events?

We list all our upcoming events on this website, look for and select either 'Events Calendar' or 'Networking Opportunities' to view the Chamber's online events calendar. When you find an event that you want to attend you can register online.

Can I use the Chamber logo on my website?

Main Line Chamber of Commerce members are encouraged to use the Chamber logo with "member of" included as part of the logo on their website. To get a copy, contact Events and Communications Manager Stacey Rymal at 484-253-1109.

What sponsorship opportunities are available?

Sponsorship of Chamber programs and events is a great way to market your company and its products or services to a targeted audience of business leaders and consumers. Click here for more information.

How do I get information about visiting or holding a meeting in the region?

The Main Line and Greater Philadelphia are rich with history and cultural offerings. City and suburban convention centers, as well as many larger hotels, provide a convenient place for meetings with easy access to much of the nation’s population. The Valley Forge Convention and Visitors Bureau, Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corp. and the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau offer a wealth of information.

What is the cancellation policy for events? 

If you make a reservation but are unable to attend, The Main Line Chamber of Commerce is still responsible for the cost of your luncheon/event reservation. As we sometimes have a luncheon/event waiting list, please let us know even if you must cancel your luncheon/event reservation later than the refund deadline. 

Luncheon/Event cancellations must be received prior to NOON three business days before the luncheon/event to receive a full refund. No-show's and late cancellations will be charged the full luncheon/event price. If you would like to send a substitute, you are welcome--please contact the Chamber at 610-687-6232.