Membership Benefits

Many people ask why they should join.  The answer is not the same for everyone.  But here is some information about why others have joined...

Advocacy for Business

The role of government, among other things, is to ensure that an environment of stability is created to allow business enterprises to grow and succeed. The central benefit of chamber membership is the voice that your membership dues buy, a voice that is dedicated to overcoming any impediments to the conduct of commerce in the Commonwealth and ensuring that a framework of commercial stability is maintained. Without a Chamber of Commerce as the vigilant voice representing business, government can tend to overstep its reach of commercial enforcement and regulation.

All of the work that the Saipan Chamber of Commerce does in effect supports our central goal. Our workshops and seminars provide information to businesses to help them improve the operations of their enterprises in a variety of areas from accounting to government relations. In addition to our central goal, the Chamber works on many activities to improve the community in which we live, by participating in environmental, educational and other community programs.

The Saipan Chamber of Commerce has worked aggressively this past year to pull together a comprehensive and attractive benefits package for our valued members. Many of our member companies have responded very well and our Chamber members can expect to see additional business benefits throughout the year.

Newsletters and emails

The monthly newsletter for the Chamber contains the details of each monthly membership meeting, as well as the details of each month's activities.  This newsletter helps keep you up to date with our events, committees, and other activities.  Also, our Chamber staff sends regular updates via email to all members.  These updates include community bulletins, news items, changes in policy, communication about relevant legislation, bulletins from other non profit organizations and other information.

Member pricing

Each member business receives special discounts to all Chamber activities, from the monthly luncheon meeting to every seminar and event held during the year.  We appreciate your dues and your support, and it's our pleasure to offer you a discounted entrance as our thank you.

Website Business Directory

Our business directory can be found here:  http://www.saipanchamber.com/members.asp.  All members are listed by category and can be contacted directly by clicking on the appropriate link.  If your information has changed since your last submission to us, please let us know and we will update it promptly.

Military Discounts and Welcomes

We encourage our Chamber businesses to offer discounts for military personnel, active or retired.  A list of these discounts may be accessed on this page:  http://www.saipanchamber.com/sec.asp?secID=87

We welcome all military personnel warmly.  The Armed Forces Committee of SCC hosts welcome receptions at Chamber member businesses when a vessel arrives to Saipan either for the first time or for a return visit (more than three years since the prior visit).  This provides the chance for the officers and crew to mingle with Chamber members in a casual setting and to ask questions about where to visit and what to see.

Chamber Committees

The Chamber offers a variety of committees in which members share their knowledge and experience.  Committees are each listed on the drop down menu of this website with an explanation of the purpose for each.  Committees include:  Armed Forces, Education, Environmental, Government Relations, Membership, Saipan Young Professionals, and Small Business.  All committees meet for one hour (or less) per month and the input at these meetings is integral to the overall voice of the Chamber itself.  Every member has the opportunity to have their concerns addressed and to steer the direction of the Chamber through their particiipation.

Business Person of the Year nominations

At our annual Installation Event in January of each year, we announce the Business Person of the Year.  Nominations may be submitted by Chamber members using the forms provided by our office.  It is a great pleasure to recognize the amazing individuals who have greatly contributed to our business economy throughout the years.  The support of these individuals has shaped the Chamber into the force it has become today.

 


 

Membership Qualification:

The Saipan Chamber of Commerce will conduct its business without regard to race, color, nationality, religion, age, or sex.


Types of membership:

REGULAR (BUSINESS) MEMBERSHIP: Any person, proprietor, business, firm, corporation, partnership, joint stock company, association, trust or estate possessing lawful authority to do business in Saipan.

ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP: Associate Membership is for persons who are not actively engaged in commerce as management personnel or principles of a company, but who have an interest in the well being of the community and the Chamber's purposes. An Associate Member may vote and may hold office at the Board Level.

NON-PROFIT MEMBERSHIP: Organizations that are chartered by the CNMI Government as non-profit organizations. Organizational members are entitled to one vote and may hold office.

GOVERNMENT MEMBERSHIP: Government Departments/Divisions may join the Chamber and may designate representatives to Chamber committees but are non-voting members and are not eligible to hold office at the board level.

HONORARY MEMBERSHIP: Distinction in public office or affairs may confer eligibility for honorary membership. Honorary members shall have all the privileges of members, except the right to vote, or hold office, and shall be exempt from payment of dues. The Board of Directors shall confer or revoke honorary membership by two-thirds (2/3) vote.


2017 Saipan Chamber of Commerce Membership Application Form and dues table

Member Discounts

Among the many membership benefits, Chamber members also enjoy discounts and special privileges from other member companies. These benefits are designed specifically for Chamber members. In order to avail of these discounts, please contact our office for your membership cards. Cards are issued yearly for each company; one card is available for each representative listed on your membership application/renewal.

Angil Design, Inc. - 10% Off all application development services

Fiesta Resort & Spa Saipan - ROOMS: $155.00 for Ocean View (plus tax) F&B:15% OFF in all outlets(not applicable to any existing promotion)

Glimpses of Guam - Subscribe the Marianas Business Journal for one year and receive a free subscription to the sister publication, Guam Business magazine. 20% discount on advertisements for all Glimpses Publications: Beach Road Magazine, Guam Business Magazine, Marianas Business Journal, MBJ Life, and R&R Pacific.

Hard Rock Cafe Saipan - 20% discount on food and non-alcoholic beverages; free WiFi

Hyatt Regency Hotel Saipan - Rooms $140 plus 15% tax and $10 resort fee. 10% discount on food and beverages at Kilili, Miyako, Teppanyaki, and Giovanni's for lunch and dinner. No other discount applicable with this offer.

IT&E - An additional 10% off current promotional or sale price of cellular phones An additional 10% off current promotional or sale price of cell phone accessories

Pacific Islands Club - Weekday lunch for adults for $18 (Monday- Friday only) One glass of House Wine free or one free dessert per person with paid entree at the Seaside Grill.

Paradise Dental Center - 20% discount for all Chamber members. Some restrictions may apply.

Saipan World Resort - Additional 10% on food and beverage over local discount.

Strategic Gaming Solutions, Inc.dba Club C - 20% discount for all Chamber members. Some restrictions may apply.

TagaPacific (CNMI), Inc. dba National Car Rental/Alamo Rent A Car - 25% discount on car rentals; $5.00 discount on insurance.