SOMERSET COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
The dues schedule puts a price tag on the Chamber’s services to its members. In doing so, it attempts to divide the annual costs of the Chamber's total efforts to build a better community and maintain a favorable climate as equitably as possible among the business and professional firms.
NOTE: Chamber of Commerce dues are deductible for income tax purposes as a business expense and not as a contribution. The IRS recognizes such dues as an investment in a better business climate.
Dues by number of employees:
Initiation fee: $15.00 (One Time Only Fee)
1-10 employees: $185.00
11-25 employees: $260.00
26-50 employees: $325.00
51-100 employees: $450.00
101-150 employees: $550.00
151-300 employees: $650.00
301-350 employees: $750.00
Over 500 employees: $1,000.00
SEASONAL - $100.00. Business is open less than 6 months during the year and has less than 10 employees. Use above schedule if over 10 employees.
SECOND BUSINESS - $100.00. Business has the same ownership under a second business with less than 10 employees. Use above schedule if over 10 employees.
AGRICULTURE (growers, dairy/livestock producers/active/family farming) - $150.00 if less than 10 employees. Use above schedule if over 10 employees.
FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS - $6.00 per $million of deposits in Somerset County ($500.00 minimum)
UTILITIES- See above schedule ($400.00 minimum)
GOVERNMENT/MUNICIPALITIES - $185.00 if less than 10 employees. Use above schedule if over 10 employees.
PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEMS - $125.00 (elementary/high school)
SECONDARY EDUCATION: $250.00 (colleges, universities)
SERVICE CLUBS/NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS - $125.00 if less than 10 employees. Use above schedule if over 10 employees.
PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEMS - $125.00 (Elementary/High School)
SECONDARY EDUCATION - $250.00 (Colleges/Universities)
FRIENDS OF THE CHAMBER- $50.00 - For non-business individuals or families that want to stay connected to the business community and have an active role in advancing the county.
An employee is defined to be what the company considers to be a “full-time” employee or a full-time equivalent. If your company has part-time employees, take the total hours they worked in the past year and divide by 2,080 to get the full-time equivalent; then add to the number of full-time employees. Employee includes exclusive independent contractors such as; real estate agent, insurance agent, etc.
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