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Why Become a Member?

The Chamber provides exposure to thousands of businesses, business leaders, and nonprofit organizations within the capital area queer and allied community. Some of the key benefits of all Chamber membership include:

  • Free or reduced-price entry into regular training and workshops
  • Exposure in the online and printed business directory (for business members and higher)
  • The opportunity to promote your business and/or host events at your venue
  • Reduced pricing on and limited space access to exhibitor tables during events that call for them
  • Access to the members-only section of the website, which allows for connecting with other members and finding members-only discounts for purchases from several businesses
  • Advanced registration for core events, which typically have a waitlist
  • The chance to be included in a regular member spotlight that promotes you to the wider Chamber membership
  • Automatic inclusion in the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), including fee waiver for LGBTE certification, a $899 value

Full descriptions of each membership level are below. 

All memberships are for 12 months from the date of purchase.

If you'd like to join, just select your preferred level below and complete the application on the next screen!

By entering your information in the online forms and clicking NEXT, you agree to the Membership Terms and Conditions

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Traditional Diamond Members are larger companies looking to promote themselves to the community and provide professional development benefits for their employees. 

A significant portion of our Diamond Members, however, are also smaller businesses looking to punch above their weight with deeper exposure to opportunities, promotion, and the Capital area business and professional communities. Some upper sponsorship levels come with a Diamond Membership included.

Additional benefits:

  • Maximum exposure wherever members are promoted
  • Discounts on all other events for up to six (6) registered individuals at your company
  • Invitations to exclusive events
  • Company Spotlight in one Connections e-Newsletters
  • First right of refusal to host and sponsor events
  • Business Directory listing
  • Opportunities for employee leadership development through conducting training and workshops
  • Use of ECCDC Proud Member logo
  • Logo on the website and social media promotions

The Gold Membership is intended for small businesses that want to elevate the exposure of their business in the community and include up to 3 employees as Chamber members under their organization.

Additional benefits:

  • Inclusion of up to three (3) guests within your organization at paid core events
  • Discounts on all other events for up to three (3) registered individuals at your company
  • Business Directory listing
  • Use of ECCDC Proud Member Logo
  • Opportunities to host and sponsor events

Silver Members are typically single-person businesses or individual practitioners who want increased exposure and inclusion in our online Business Directory.

Additional benefits:

  • Free admission for one (1) member to paid core events
  • One (1) registered contact as a member
  • Discounts on all other events
  • Business Directory listing in up to 3 categories - both online and in print
  • Opportunities to host and sponsor events

This membership level is intended for professionals who want to deepen their network, expose themselves to professional development opportunities, and/or explore the possibility of becoming an entrepreneur.

Additional benefits:

  • Free admission to paid core events
  • Discounts on all other events
  • Opportunities to host and sponsor events
  • NOTEthe Professional Individual level does NOT include NGLCC certification fee waiver OR a Business Directory listing (neither online nor in print). Consider the Business Membership or higher level to get more exposure & marketing for your business!

We both support and rely on the DC Metro Area's rich community of nonprofit organizations. 

This membership level is intended for area non-profits to gain access to Chamber benefits and to combine forces to provide benefits of mutual interest to our respective memberships and to the wider queer & allied community as a whole.

Additional benefits:

  • Free admission to paid core events
  • Discounts on all other events
  • Opportunities to host and sponsor events
  • Priority access for a free table at Mega Networking (for which there is always a wait list), the area's largest annual LGBTQIA+ networking event
  • Opportunities for co-hosted and co-branded events
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