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Harlingen Area Chamber of Commerce FAQs

How To'sWhat is the Harlingen Area Chamber of Commerce and what does it do?
The Harlingen Area Chamber of Commerce is the area's leading business advocate. Our primary objective is to create a climate of growth and success in our community.

Is the Chamber part of ______________ (city government, county government, tourism, Economic Development, Better Business Bureau)?
No, the Chamber is an independent organization representing more than 800 member businesses.

What specific benefits do members of the Harlingen Area Chamber receive?
Our members receive a full range of services including programs and events, monthly networking events, marketing opportunities and member services, such as referrals and meeting space.

What types of businesses join the Harlingen Area Chamber?
Our members represent all types of businesses, large, medium and small, across all industry sectors, including financial services, energy, insurance, manufacturing, wholesale and retail trade, health care, real estate and communications.

Nearly half of our 900 member companies have less than five employees.

Why would businesses outside of Harlingen join the Harlingen Area Chamber of Commerce?
No matter where your business is located, if you currently conduct a significant portion of your business or are looking to grow your business within Harlingen, then you should be a member of the Harlingen Area Chamber of Commerce. Our networking events, programs and services will help you increase your customer base, while our communications will keep you abreast of developments in the region that may affect your business.

I'm looking to start my own company. Should I join the Harlingen Area Chamber before I actually establish my business?
We love your enthusiasm! However, we recommend that you join us after your business is established. In the meantime, we encourage you to visit the Small Business Development Center for business services aimed at start-ups and entrepreneurs. You can contact a counselor by calling 956-665-7535.

Can I purchase the Harlingen Area Chamber's membership list?
The Chamber's membership list is available free of charge to Chamber members only.

I'm interested in hosting a Chamber event. How can I find out more?
Contact Liz Davila at 956-423-5440. If you are not currently a Harlingen Area Chamber member, you must join the Chamber before hosting an event.

How can I get my upcoming event posted on the Chamber's community calendar?
Simply visit the Chamber's Community Events section to submit your event. The Chamber reserves the right to edit or reject submissions.

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