Advantages to Membership
By being a member, you are contributing to the purpose of the Alden Chamber of Commerce. Membership provides the opportunity to participate in the activities related to the objectives of the Chamber. It also entitles a member to subscribe to group health insurance at reduced rates. Members may be represented by designated employees at any Chamber function. Click below to see the many benefits you can expect from your Chamber membership.
Obtain a membership application from the office of the secretary or download the form from the link on the home page.
Phone: (716) 937-6177
Membership dues support the community activities of the Alden Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber fiscal year begins May 1st.
Chamber businesses with Websites and/or E-mail accounts can be linked to the Chamber site – free of charge. Sponsorship ads are available at a reasonable cost and are featured on the home page and all successive pages. Space is limited. Please call the Chamber office, 716-937-6177, if you would like more information.
Gift Certificate Program
Our Gift Certificate program is designed to attract consumers into local businesses & services. Only Chamber businesses can participate. This program is free to participating businesses and is promoted with flyers at the time of sale and in the media.
Member 2 Member Discount Savings Program
Chamber members have a unique opportunity to offer fellow Chamber members a discount on their service or merchandise as an incentive to attract new customers and increase their business visibility. Each Chamber newsletter will advertise your business and your exclusive Chamber members discount. You decide what you wish to offer and how your offer will be presented. You may also want to include employees in the offer. It’s easy to enroll in the Member 2 Member Savings Program by calling the Chamber office at 716-937-6177. More information and the form for describing your offer/discount will be mailed or faxed to you to complete and return. It’s a simple, positive and effective way to draw attention to your business.
Chamber meetings are open to all members and offer a forum to share concerns and needs, as well as to meet other local business people. Board meetings are held at 4:00 pm the third Thursday of every month.
Chamber member businesses are regularly featured in the Alden Chamber’s newsletter. We also sponsor ads in the Alden Advertiser and run inserts for the Gift Certificate program. Special Events and Annual Awards also increase visibility of Chamber members.
A Voice in Community Affairs
The Chamber answers calls from elected officials, media and service providers. We also represent members at Village, Town and School Board meetings. We participate in the WNY Chamber Alliance regarding issues of broader interest.
Group Insurance — Alden Chamber Partners w/Bene-Care LLC
The availability and affordability of health insurance and other member benefits are among the most important issues individuals and small businesses face today.
In a continued effort to offer the best possible solutions to meet your individual and business needs, the Alden Chamber of Commerce benefits program offers medical, dental, vision, short term disability, long term disability, NYS DBL, life and AD&D insurance all at highly competitive rates.
To deliver these benefits we have teamed together with Bene-Care Agency, LLC – an insurance agency, benefits broker and payroll provider, who has served as a partner to employer groups and individuals in Western New York for over 40 years. Through Bene-Care, we will now be able to offer members an enhanced portfolio of benefit offerings from all WNY Insurance Carriers, as well as many other lines of service.
Small business owners with 2-100 employees, click here to view all of the options available to you and your employees.
Individuals, and small businesses with ‘owner only’ policies, click here to view all of the options available to you.
The Alden Chamber of Commerce offers a portfolio of services to help you, your business, and your employees navigate and manage the complexities of employee benefits, healthcare reform, payroll, and human resources. These services, which are powered by Bene-Care, create a complete Human Capital Management Solution to increase efficiencies and lower costs. Online enrollment tools allow for ease of administration, and Bene-Care’s flexibility allows you to choose the lines of service that are right for you.
As an added benefit, Bene-Care’s payroll solution lets employers incorporate applicant tracking, employee on-boarding, time and attendance, benefits administration and HR management functions right within a single system! They also offer Workers’ Compensation policies with per-pay-period billing, along with full-service ACA tracking and reporting.
Please feel free to contact Bene-Care Agency directly by phone at (716) 688-8161, or by email at email@example.com with any questions you may have or the Alden Chamber of Commerce office by phone at 716.937-6177 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Human Resource Solutions from Bene-Care Agency, LLC
Bene-Care and the Chamber have expanded its services to offer an HR option that Benefits you and your organization. As part of your Chamber membership, you will have access to the highest quality of professional services; services that will deliver you the tools, resources and information to help you manage your business and your employees. Your membership will allow you to contact Bene-Care with your HR questions and concerns that will deliver exceptional value, eliminate headaches, communicate clearly with employees, and simplify your life by providing easily accessible, knowledgeable resources for your HR needs.
Simply call Bene-Care at (716) 688-8161 and ask for HR Support. See Bene-Care HR Solutions Hotline, for a full list of benefits.
Medicare Prescription Drug Credible Coverage Notice
Federal law requires that employers provide a notice to employees about their prescription drug coverage. This notice relates to the Medicare prescription drug benefits (under Part D of Medicare). Specifically, this annual notice must inform Medicare-eligible individuals whether their employer-provided prescription drug coverage is “creditable.” Coverage is considered creditable if its actuarial value equals or exceeds the actuarial value of standard prescription drug coverage under the Medicare prescription drug benefit. This information is important because Medicare Part D imposes late enrollment penalties for Medicare-eligible individuals who do not maintain “creditable coverage” for any period of 63 days or longer and this notice provides employees with the information they need to determine if their employer-provided coverage is adequate to allow them to avoid late enrollment penalties in the future.
Please click link below to download the Notices and read notes below for further clarification:
- Non-Creditable Coverage Disclosure Notice in Word Format
- Non-Creditable Coverage Disclosure Notice in PDF format
The Chamber also sponsors many events, including:
- Taste of Alden
- Alden Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Golf Tournament
- Art Show Award
- College scholarships
- Christmas in the Park, tree-lighting and home decoration contests
- Fall luncheon and “Business of the Year” award
- Annual dinner and “Distinguished Citizen” award
- Community beautification & development programs
- Alden Farmers’ Market
- SBA Seminars and networking opportunities