Membership Benefits as being a part of COFACC come in two different forms:
- Partner Chamber Benefits — These are benefits that the Chamber as an organizational entity enjoys. Whether it be access to valuable knowledge resources & best practices, trainings & seminars, to B2B programming or reciprocity agreements between other Partner Chambers, there is a full set of available benefits to support your chamber’s growth and success.
- Individual Chamber Members Benefits — These are benefits that Partner Chambers of COFACC can extend to their own members. If you are a Partner Chamber, this is a great way to supplement your own current set of benefits by taking full advantage of the leverage COFACC earns with its exclusive vendor partners.
WHY JOIN COFACC?
When you are a member of an chamber or association that is a member-organization of COFACC, you gain access to:
B2B Matchmaking ServicesFor existing businesses within the Coalition group, COFACC serves as a platform of exchange of business information between two businesses leading to actual business transactions between the two parties. Both parties will have to register in the COFACC database to be able to do business matchmaking services for interested parties.
Member Discount ProgramsUnder a Reciprocity Agreement among the Chamber Member-Organizations of COFACC, any member (individual or corporate) in good standing with their local Chamber of Commerce may enjoy the same member discount benefits when purchasing any items (e.g. event tickets, merchandise, etc.) and/or services offered by another COFACC affiliated Fil-Am Chamber of Commerce to its general membership upon the discretion of the local chamber leadership team.
Chamber of Commerce “Fast Start” ProgramFor areas/cities which do not yet have their own local FilAm Chamber of Commerce, COFACC provides a basic Step-by-Step Manual of Procedures for Starting a Chamber of Commerce. What is important is identifying the right person who can lead a group of committed business people believing in the same cause of serving only the interest of the Filipino American business community. Once started, COFACC training team WALKS THROUGH with the New Chamber leadership team in setting up their incorporation, Constitution and By-Laws, Code of Conduct, events planning, general membership meetings & mixers, etc. COFACC likewise shares information on the best practices of the more matured COFACC Chamber Member-Organizations.
Leadership Training & MentoringCOFACC co-sponsors/co-host with other nonprofit organizations in conducting leadership and skills building training sessions designed to develop and/or enhance an individual’s management, leadership and entrepreneurial skills.
Wide Resource Base Across FilAm BusinessesFor small and micro businesses joining COFACC, once becoming a member of the Coalition, COFACC provides immediate access to the various resource network base of all of the Coalition’s Chamber Member-Organizations. COFACC offers a wide range of opportunities for small to medium sized US corporations to promote their products and services through the websites, events, mixers, and any event organized by the local Chamber of Commerce or as a national event initiative under COFACC.