Why Join the Chamber?

Consumers are 63 percent more likely to buy from Chamber members.

The Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce is Durham’s leading, membership-driven business organization. Our goal is simple – to help your business grow. Membership in the Chamber is a great way to get your company involved in one of America’s most dynamic business communities.

Your investment in the Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce puts you in contact with more than 600 business owners and managers in this market. It also supports economic development to bring new jobs and customers to Durham County.

Our networking, community involvement and business training programs are the best deal in town.

Cornerstone ($400/year)

Networking Opportunities

Power Hour:  Educate yourself and your staff on basic to advanced business principles that will help you operate and grow your business.  Chamber Members from various types of businesses lead regular session each month on topics like, social media, communication and networking.

Business After Hours:  Join us at a different bar or restaurant or other Durham business each month for free food, and drink and good conversation.  It’s good to stay connected!

Access to Chamber Members:  Cornerstone members can join the Ambassadors program to make valuable connections while strengthening the Durham business community.    

Discounts on Tickets to our Major Events 


Referrals:  Referrals to inquiring customers and newcomers through the thousands of calls and emails our Chamber Staff receive each year.

Member News & Notes & Social Media:  Highlight your newsworthy events in the Durham Chamber’s email newsletter sent to 3,600+ people.  Let us Tweet and Facebook your newsworthy information to our 11,000+ followers!

Website Listing: Get a listing in our online website directory, including your company’s contact information and direct links to your website and email.  Last year our members’ websites averaged over 10,000 unique visitors that were directly attributable to the Chamber.  That’s because our business directory is searched, on average, 14,000 times per month.

Hot Deals: Post a “hot deal” on our website for extra exposure.  Hot deals have proven to get member businesses extra attention from customers.


Unprecedented savings offered exclusively to Durham Chamber Members!

  • Workers Compensation through First Benefits
  • FREE access to ASCEND, the Chamber’s business assessment tool.


Business Enhancement ($800/year)

All the above +

Additional Categorical Listings:  Want to get even more exposure?  As a member at the Business Enhancement level, you’ll receive two more categorical listings in the Chamber’s Online Business Directory.  That’s triple the exposure!


Durham 2.0 (contact for pricing)

Are you a leader in your field?

Are you a leader in a Durham business, non-profit, or government agency?

Contact the Chamber to learn about Durham 2.0 and help to create economic opportunities throughout Durham.  We’re building an exciting future for the Durham business community.  We invite you to contribute your vision and talent.

Contact Tracy Sternberg for more information.

Tri-County Women in Business  ($25/year)

The Tri-County Women in Business is a leadership initiative by the Durham, Alamance and Hillsborough/Orange Chambers to engage women across all three counties and the surrounding areas for professional development and networking opportunities. Women in Business unites, educates and supports all women through a platform designed to inspire and empower. The group will offer quarterly luncheons and monthly evening socials (third Tuesday of each month).

Annual Membership for the Tri-County Women in Business group is $25 for members of the Durham Chamber. Non-Chamber members should contact Mable Rogers at mrogers@durhamchamber.org for membership rates.