Membership Services

Membership Benefits

The EMBDC affords members many relationship-building opportunities because "people do business with people they know." We also offer members many opportunities to put their businesses in the spotlight by hosting ribbon cuttings, groundbreaking services, and Business Before and After Hours. Our Business and Community Showcase affords member businesses, industries, and nonprofit organizations the opportunity to showcase products and services, meet and recruit customers, and network with other business professionals. Our membership directory is widely circulated to all EMBDC members, new residents, and prospective businesses considering locating to Meridian. The membership directory is a virtual who's who among Meridian-area businesses.

Member-to-Member Discount Program

The Member-to-Member Discount Program encourages Chamber members and their employees to prefer other Chamber members when making buying decisions. The program entitles our members to many valuable discounts at participating member businesses. The program is a great way to attract customers, build relationships with customers, save money, and strengthen our local economy.

What types of discounts can be offered?

Any discount you wish to offer is acceptable, as long as it is exclusive to EMBDC members. This can mean an additional discount added to one for the general public, or a completely different offer.

The discounts you offer are at your discretion and can last for a certain time period, or indefinitely. You may change the offer as well. Offers will be posted and must last for at least 30 days at a time.

The EMBDC will promote this program and your discount at every opportunity, including in new member packets, on our website, on social media outlets, and in the MyChamberApp smartphone application. The Chamber will issue Member-to-Member Discount cards to all members. We will issue Member-to-Member Discount Program decals to participating businesses.

What are the guidelines?

  • The member must be in good standing with the East Mississippi Business Development Corporation.
  • The participant must offer an exclusive discount/promotion to Chamber members, over and above what nonmembers would receive.
  • The participant can review and revise the offer for the Member-to-Member Discount Program up to once a month. The participant agrees to abide by the discount/promotion and fully understands that it is the participant's responsibility to notify the Chamber of any and all changes immediately.
  • The participant agrees to educate employees about the Member-to-Member Discount Program.
  • The participant agrees to display the Member-to-Member Discount Program decal at the participant's business, indicating participation in the program.
  • The participant agrees to contact the Chamber in writing if the participant wishes to terminate participation in the Member-to-Member Discount Program.

If you would like to participate, click the Member-to-Member Application button below. The EMBDC will get your information added to our list of discounts and the MyChamberApp.

Member and Community Support 

  • Notary public
  • Small-business development
  • Referrals
  • Conference room
  • Ribbon cuttings and groundbreakings
  • Credibility

Service and Development

A vital role of the EMBDC is to foster the development of leadership and workforce to ensure a prosperous future.

  • Leadership training
  • Education and workforce development

For more information call (601) 693-1306.