Membership

Our members represent a complete cross-section of the German-American business community, and our network can provide a great opportunity for you to find the right business partner. Membership with the German American Chamber of Commerce (GACC) in Philadelphia gives you access to business services, networking and professional development seminars, and social events.

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The Benefits of Membership

Networking Made Easy

Student, Young Professional, and Individual members are included in the GACC Philadelphia member database. Corporate members also get listed in the AHK national directory.

Marketing

  • National & Senior Corporate receive ad space in the GAT, which is circulated to an average of 37,000 individuals nationwide.
  • Corporate members are featured on the GACC Philadelphia website, Twitter, Facebook, and the newsletter.
  • Corporate open house events organized by GACC Philadelphia reach new customers.

German-American Trade (GAT) Magazine & GACC Newsletter

All members can stay current and informed on issues of German-American Trade with the AHK USA quarterly magazine as well as GACC’s newsletter and member news.

Rich in Resources

National & Senior Corporate members enjoy access to online databases and directories of German companies, market research, and the following publications:

  • Directory of German Subsidiaries
  • US-German Economic Yearbook
  • GACC Legal & Tax Newsletter

Membership Levels & Benefits

Student Membership

As a Student Member, you will be able to take advantage of GACC's mentoring program, as well as receive the German-American Trade Magazine and our monthly newsletter. Each Student who wishes to participate in the mentoring program will be matched with a senior member who has committed to meeting three times a year with that Student. This program provides Students with an easy and comfortable networking opportunity. Finally, Students receive the discounted member price to all events.

Young Professional Membership

Young Professionals, age 35 and under, are encouraged to join the GACC and take advantage of our mentoring program. Each Young Professional Member who wishes to participate in the mentoring program will be matched with a senior member who has committed to meeting three times a year with him or her. In addition, Young Professionals receive a print subscription to the German-American Trade Magazine and our newsletter. Finally, Young Professionals receive the discounted member price to all events.

Individual Membership

Many independent professionals prefer our Individual Membership because of the great benefits! Individual Members receive:

  • Print Subscription to the German-American Trade Magazine (valued at $35)
  • Access to GACC Philadelphia's Membership Directory
  • Discounted member price on all events

Corporate Membership

Intended for small to medium businesses and consultants, our Corporate Membership offers many benefits at an affordable price. Corporate Members receive:

  • Print Subscription to the German-American Trade Magazine (valued at $35)
  • Listing in the AHK National Membership Directory (valued at $130)
  • Access to GACC Philadelphia's Membership Directory
  • One-page feature in GACC Philadelphia newsletter
  • The US-German Economic Yearbook, published annually by the AHK ($65)
  • Discounted member price for themselves and corporate guests

National Corporate Membership

Our National Corporate Membership is designed for mid-sized corporations because it gives access to a wealth of resources to help facilitate German-American Trade, increases marketing exposure, and provides access to a greater network of members across the country. National Corporate members enjoy:

  • Three Print Subscriptions and a half page ad in the German-American Trade Magazine (valued at $455)
  • Listing in the AHK National Membership Directory (valued at $130)
  • Access to GACC Philadelphia's Membership Directory
  • The US-German Economic Yearbook (valued at $65)
  • The Directory of German Subsidiaries in the US (valued at $80)
  • Broadcast of corporate news on GACC's social media outlets
  • Discounted member price for themselves and corporate guests

Senior Corporate Membership

Our Senior Corporate membership offers it all! Ideal for large businesses with strong connections to Germany, this membership provides resources, marketing, networking and international advertising. Senior Corporate members receive:

  • ALL the benefits of Premium Corporate members PLUS
  • Listing in the AHK National Directory for four individuals and a detailed advertisement for the business (valued at $390)
  • A subscription to the AHK's Legal & Tax Newsletter (valued at $60)
  • Access to GACC Philadelphia's database of company information and contacts for all German companies in the US
  • Preferential ticketing to GACC's sold-out events

National Partner Program

All Good Things Come in Fours! GACC Midwest, GACC New York, GACC Philadelphia and GACC South announce National Partner Program:

The German American Chambers of Commerce are proud to announce their new National Partner Program. Due to high demand, a new program will be introduced enabling companies to have a simultaneous membership with all three Chambers, starting January 2014. At a discounted rate, National Partners will receive all benefits of the highest membership levels of the GACC Midwest, GACC New York, GACC Philadelphia and GACC South. They will enjoy additional privileges such as listing of multiple contacts/offices in national and regional membership directories, logo placements on GACC websites, special recognition in the GAT magazine, invitations to GACC event nationwide, and business referrals across the United States.

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