The Town of Superior has elected to use some of its federal CARES Act stimulus funds to sponsor 2021 Superior Chamber of Commerce memberships for its home-based businesses.  Last week, the Town announced that it would grant $275 to sponsor an Individual Membership for any home-based business within the Town’s limits, as well as pick up the tab for the membership renewals for 45 existing Chambers with home-based businesses.

Any home-based business within the Town’s limits may secure a Superior Chamber membership by simply filling out the Membership Application, listing a Superior residential address, and choosing “Bill Me” at the end of the application. The Chamber will process the new annual membership and bill the town. The deadline to take advantage of these grants is December 10, 2020.

Businesses may choose to pay the difference and upgrade their membership to any higher membership level. The Chamber’s Bronze Membership is $150 more and includes access to numerous marketing programs.

“This is wonderful on so many levels,” said T.J. Sullivan, the Chamber’s executive director.  “This grows the Chamber’s membership; offers a valuable business community to home-based entrepreneurs; and directs stimulus to a group of business owners who are frequently overlooked for economic stimulus.”

Sullivan said that the Chamber received more than a dozen new memberships from Superior home-based businesses in the 24 hours following the announcement. He hopes other nearby municipalities will implement similar programs to give their chambers of commerce a much-needed boost in membership during the pandemic.

Existing Chamber members that qualify as Superior home-based businesses will have the grant automatically applied to their accounts – no action is necessary.  Superior Chamber members renew their memberships each year in January.