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MEMBERSHIP SERVICES

Insurance Programs

The Ulster Chamber partners with the Bright Choices Benefits Exchange from Liazon, which provides reduced group rate coverage for small business through CDPHP and for sole proprietors through MVP. New members must select a health insurance program within the first 30 days of membership or sign up during Open Enrollment in the month of November.  More information . . .


Business Referrals

The Chamber actively promotes members and their services through staff referrals, direct links from the Chamber’s website, the Chamber Newsletter “ChamberNews”, and through the many networking opportunities available for members. Our “KEEP IT LOCAL” initiative encourages members and the community to do business locally and support our Chamber members.

Relocation Packets

The Chamber responds to phone calls and email requests from people interested in relocating to the Ulster County region. Each person who inquires will receive a packet in the mail containing information about our region and about our members. We will also insert a business card or tri-fold brochure from Chamber members for a nominal annual cost.

Relocation and Tourism Brochure Rack

To assist new businesses or individuals relocating to the region, as well as our many travel-visitors, the Chamber displays literature from our members and offers premium advertising space on a first-come basis.

Discount Energy Alliance

Partnering with more than 17 other Chambers of Commerce and using the buying power of thousands of Chamber members, we offer discounted electric and natural gas rates to Chamber members. These programs can save Chamber members an average of 5-12% on their utility bills.

Labor Relations Hotline

Chamber members are invited to subscribe to a legal hotline for ongoing advice regarding labor and employment issues from one of the leading personnel law firms in the state. There is a nominal annual fee.

Certificate of Origin

For Chamber members who ship their products out of the country, a Chamber embossed and signed Certificate of Origin is necessary. There is no cost to Chamber members for this service.


Legislative Affairs and Activities

The Ulster Chamber is the regional voice for local business with members actively involved in local, statewide and national legislative affairs on behalf of the entire membership. Research is done on the cause and effect of proposed local, state and federal legislation and how it impacts the business community. Follow up takes place with the appropriate officials.