Businesses participating with The Chamber can purchase group health insurance through the Chamber’s Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan buying group, serving businesses with one to 99 employees.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is a nonprofit health care plan that is committed to providing all Michigan residents access to high quality care. The company provides or administers health care benefits to more than 4.8 million members through a variety of health care products. The Traditional Blue Cross Blue Shield, Blue Care Network, Community Blue and Blue Preferred PPOs and Blue Choice Point of Service products are the most frequently chosen health benefit plans for the state’s businesses. The Blues also offer prescription drugs, dental and vision plans.
Participate in one of the most comprehensive and rewarding workers compensation plans in Michigan – the Group Program from Accident Fund Insurance Company of America.
Chamber investors receive a 5% up-front discount on their workers compensation policy through the Accident Fund Insurance Company of America. Participants also have the opportunity for a dividend payment that could result in offsetting a substantial amount of the insurance’s premium. Dividend payments are based on the group’s loss performance and could be as much as 15% or even more. There is no minimum premium requirement to participate.
For more information about Accident Fund Group programs, contact one of these Accident Fund certified insurance agents:
- Burnham & Flower Insurance Group at 269.381.1173
- HUB International Midwest at 269.323.1900
- Keyser Insurance Group at 269.381.3570
- Lighthouse Insurance Group at 269.381.4643
- Miller-Schuring Agency at 269.381.9442
- Nulty Agency at 269.372.9200
- Ron Jackson Insurance at 888.364.1785
- Whitaker-LaChance Insurance at 269.324.7700
Already an Accident Fund policyholder? Talk to your agent to receive these Chamber savings at your next policy renewal.
As a Chamber investor, businesses can take advantage of less restrictive access for group Long-term Care Insurance for Chamber small business employees through UNUM. Chamber investors can also participate in a Short|Long-term Disability Insurance through Fort Dearborn with a 5% discount. Contact Rob Williams or Jerry McCoy 269.349.9603.
BASIC Payroll processing provides the flexibility and dependability in a payroll provider that you want with the security and personal payroll guidance that you really need. Chamber investors are eligible to receive a discount of 20% off the BASIC Payroll Plus as well as the first month free. Contact Matt Steffic at 269.615.2569.
Businesses participating with The Chamber can save up to 60% on day-to-day, high-use office products through Office Depot. You can also enjoy significant savings on Office Depot catalog items. Apply now for our special Chamber advantage savings program!
Constant Contact helps businesses grow by providing an easy and affordable way to build successful and lasting customer relationships. Members save up to 25% off complete marketing solutions consisting of professional-looking email newsletters, insightful online surveys and efficient event planning. Contact Cathy Emery at 866.270.6553.
Chamber investors can receive a 7% discount up to $200 on all services provided by CTS Telecom, Inc. Offer is for new or renewal of contracts for services. Customers will need to provide proof of Chamber investment. Contact Joe Vernon at 269.746.3222.
Beginning Fall 2012, students admitted to Davenport University who are employed at a company that is an investor in good standing of a Chamber of Commerce in Michigan may qualify for our the Community Leader Benefit! Eligible students can receive up to $1,500 annually based on the number of credit hours taken. For more information, call 269.382.2835 or visit www.davenport.edu.
SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get
off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship. Funded by the United States Small Business Administration (SBA), SCORE provides free and confidential business advice and counseling tailored to meet the needs of small business. The organization’s volunteers are experienced professionals with first-
Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
The Michigan Small Business Development Center (SBDC) enhances Michigan’s economic
well-being by providing counseling, training, secondary market research for new ventures, existing small businesses and advanced technology companies. With offices statewide, the SBDC positively impacts the economy by strengthening existing companies, creating new jobs, retaining existing jobs, and assisting companies in defining their path to success. The SBDC offers no-cost assistance in everything from writing a business plan to finding ways to finance your startup to expanding your business into international markets.
Tamara Davis, Director
SBDC Southwest Michigan | hosted by Western Michigan University
serving Berrien, Branch, Cass, Calhoun, Kalamazoo, St. Joseph and Van Buren Counties
269.387.6004 | click to email
Starting Gate | Western Michigan University Student Business Accelerator
Starting Gate is a student business accelerator that gives students rich and
valuable resources to develop their startup companies. Located in the Streamline Healthcare Solutions Building in the heart of downtown Kalamazoo and operated by the Western Michigan University (WMU) Haworth College of Business Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation in partnership with the WMU Office of Community Outreach, the accelerator is open to all WMU students through a competitive application process in which students must demonstrate a promising idea for a product or service, which can be launched within a short period of time. Starting Gate provides a fast-track to business launch.
Lara Hobson, Director of Operations
269.387.5860 | click to email