Joining the Chamber
When you invest in the Tulsa Regional Chamber, you invest in your business, your brand and the community in which your business operates. You learn more about opportunities and benefits covering visibility, relationship building, business development, advocacy, community involvement, small business programming, resources, recognition/awards, savings, education advancement and economic development.
Your engagement ensures a return on your objectives and a return on your investment. “YOU” are an essential member of “WE”.
LEVELS AND BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP
- General Membership
- Who you know and what they know may be your most valuable asset. Membership in the Tulsa Regional Chamber brings you in contact with the region’s largest business resource allowing you to build strategic relationships. Additionally, you will benefit from the wealth of information and growth opportunities exclusively provided through membership.
- Board of Advisors Membership
- The Tulsa Chamber’s Board of Advisors was established to provide an additional leadership base for our Board of Directors. Tulsa is fortunate to have a high number of CEOs and executives who are actively involved in the chamber, business life and the community. A Board of Advisors membership demonstrates a company’s commitment to Tulsa and provides the member with the opportunity to assist the chamber’s Board of Directors in making critical policy decisions.
The Tulsa Regional Chamber is a membership organization serving Northeastern Oklahoma and the Tulsa MSA. It has over 2,200 members. The following document reflects the Chamber's Membership policies, which are subject to change with Board approval.
Chamber Membership Terms
The Chamber is an Oklahoma nonprofit corporation that is qualified under Section 501(c)(6) of the Internal Revenue Code. Active membership in this corporation shall be open to any person, association, partnership, corporation, Limited Liability Company or other entity having an interest in the mission and purposes of the Chamber. A prospective new member shall comply with those requirements for admission to membership, including the payment of dues that may be established from time to time by the Chamber's Board of Directors.
Admission of Members
Prospective members are required to pay Chamber membership dues in full at the time of application. Membership dues cover a 12 month membership and are renewable each calendar year. Membership dues are based on employee count except in cases of full-service hotels and financial institutions (banks, credit unions) which are based on the following formula:
- Hotels dues based on: Number of rooms, square footage of banquet space
- Banks dues based on: Total deposits
Dues, which are subject to change in price and formula, are payable in advance and are continuous until cancelled in writing in advance of the due date.
There may be opportunities for members/prospective members to purchase more benefits, sponsorships or that focus on specific services or initiatives.
Chamber membership dues may be deductible for Federal income tax purposes as an ordinary and necessary business expense (not as a charitable contribution). However, members should consult their own tax advisors for specific tax information and advice.
Honorary membership in the Chamber may be conferred by the Board of Directors upon persons who or entities that have distinguished themselves in public or business affairs or have been of special service to the Chamber and its mission and purposes. Such honorary membership shall be granted based on the unique circumstances of each relationship. Honorary members shall have all the rights and privileges of active members but shall not be required to pay dues.
Termination of Membership
The Chamber reserves the right to deny membership, or cancel membership, if the Executive Committee, upon a vote of two-thirds of its members, determines in its sole discretion that a member poses a challenge to the Chamber achieving its mission, or is believed to be incongruent with the values of the Chamber.
Non-Payment of Dues
Chamber members who do not pay membership dues within 90 days of the due date may have their membership cancelled. In any such case, the Chamber will notify the member of the cancellation, which shall require no further action by the Chamber.
The Chamber licenses its membership logos for display only by Chamber members in good standing. Images may not be modified in any way. If the logo is used on your company's website, it should be linked to the Chamber's website at www.tulsachamber.com. Any other use of the image requires prior written permission by the Chamber's Marketing Department, 918-560-0201. Downloading and displaying a Chamber membership logo constitutes your acceptance of these terms.