A: Multi-Chapter memberships are when a member is active in more than one locally based chapter, and the member regularly attends events of both chapters.
 
To become a member of an additional chapter(s), you will need to:

 

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What about the Global Online chapter?
    Do I need a second membership for that? Participation in our Global Online (GO) chapter is included for all members and does not require an additional membership.

  2. Do I need new/different references?
    No, when you applied for your initial membership, your references were taken care of. We will apply those references to this membership as well.

  3. What about my directory listing?
    One perk of joining several chapters is that it gives you a directory listing for each membership. This strengthens your SEO on our website and with standard search engines. Your additional membership will have its’ own directory listing with your new chapter. You will have as many directory listings as you have memberships.

  4. I thought a benefit of joining the HCC was that we could attend chapter meetings and events wherever they are. Has that changed?
    A single membership still allows all members to attend meetings anywhere such as in the case of someone who travels for business, or just visits a different chapter maybe 1-2 times a year for special occasions.

  5. Why do I need a multi-chapter membership even if I regularly attend 2 different chapters in my area?
    Each local chapter, and the president who runs the chapter, is supported through commissions received for each member in the chapter. In order to sustain chapter operations, each individual chapter must be appropriately supported financially. In a conventional chamber of commerce model, you would need to have 2 separate memberships for each chamber you belong to, even if the differing subdivisions are only 20 minutes apart.