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Connecting businesses with trade opportunities in California and Brazil

MEMBERSHIP KIT

8484 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 510 Beverly Hills, CA 90211 Tel.: (310) 598-7502 Fax: (323) 265-1855 info@brazilcalifornia.com www.brazilcalifornia.com


WELCOME As the only Brazilian business association in Los Angeles, the Brazil California Chamber of Commerce (BCCC) is your connection to influential people, innovative programs, must-know resources and must-have information about doing business in Brazil and with the Brazilian business community in Los Angeles. For nearly 15 years, the BCCC has fostered business relations and commercial trade between Brazilian entities and California through our programs and advocacy initiatives. We provide our members with an exciting forum for promoting cultural exchanges and social interaction, in cooperation with the Consulate General of Brazil in Los Angeles.


MISSION The mission of Brazil California Chamber of Commerce (BCCC) is to promote business relations and commercial trade between Brazilian entities in California and American entities with an interest in the Brazilian market. In achieving this mission, we keep our members informed on political, social, economic and technological issues that can impact both countries. HISTORY Founded in 1996, the Brazil California Chamber of Commerce (BCCC) has helped to shape business relations and commercial trade between Brazil and California. The Chamber has been a key driver of cross-cultural communication. We have played a critical role in promoting cultural exchanges and social interaction between both countries, and sponsoring activities that stimulate economic opportunities in California, the U.S. and Brazil. MEMBERSHIP Today, the Chamber serves a diverse membership of business of every size, from nearly every industry, in every community across California and Brazil.

The Chamber represents: ·

the interests of hundreds of business in California and Brazil

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small, medium and large-sized companies

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business from multiple industry sectors

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a rapidly growing number of member companies

Each year we deliver: ·

dozens of referrals to member companies

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dynamic business and professional development programs

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networking, advocacy and signature events

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partnership and affiliate opportunities

And much more!


MEMBERSHIP A partnership that translates into business results. Join members, business, organizations, government agencies, partners and affiliates, which benefit from Chamber’s business development, advocacy and cross-cultural programs. Whether you are a large corporation or a small business, there is a Membership level right for your organization. Platinum Membership Annual Dues: $10,000 Up to 10 representatives at BCCC signature events. The most prestigious membership category. Business referrals and business listing by company name, including logo and a photo of the designated representative in the front section of the Annual Membership Directory. The company receives an online description of the business, logo and link to the company’s website on BCCCs Home Page, social media sites and publications, as well as a special “Welcome” article and featured promotions in the Chamber’s online newsletter BCCC Connect. Annual workshop to present services and/or products. One reserved seat at the head table during monthly business luncheons. Exclusive access to special meetings and private events with visiting dignitaries. Patron Membership Annual Dues: $5,000 Up to 4 representatives at BCCC signature events. Business referrals and business listing by company name, including a separate listing for “Patron Members” on the Annual Business Directory and website. The company receives an online description of the business, logo and link to the company’s website in a specially designated section of the BCCC website, social media, as well as a special “Welcome” article and featured promotions in the Chamber’s online newsletter BCCC Connect. Patron Members are invited to special meetings and private events. Corporate Membership Annual Dues: $ 1,000 Up to 3 representatives at BCCC signature events. Business referrals and business listing by company name in the Annual Business Directory and on the BCCC website. The Corporate membership category allows the company to list an online description of the business and link to the company’s website, as well as a special “Welcome” article and featured promotions in the Chamber’s online newsletter BCCC Connect.


Small Business Membership Annual Dues: $200 Up to 2 representatives at BCCC signature events Business referrals and business listing by company name in the Annual Business Directory and on the BCCC website. The Small Business categories allow the company to list an online description of the business and link to the company’s website, as well as a special “Welcome” article and featured promotions in the Chamber’s online newsletter BCCC Connect. Individual Membership Annual Dues: $100 1representative at BCCC signature events Listing by last name of the member. This membership level is for persons interested in Brazilian and American business relations.

Student Membership Annual Dues: $50 1representative at BCCC signature events A discounted membership for undergraduate and full-time graduate students. Must provide a copy of current class schedule and student ID card. Valid in the U.S. only.

Institutional Membership Exempt from Annual Dues 1representative at BCCC signature events A category designed for non-profit entities such as associations, trade groups, or chamber commerce. Institutional membership is based on a reciprocal relationship, and is exempt from dues. Listing by last name of the member. This membership level is for persons interested in Brazilian and American business relations.


MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS Business Opportunities As a member of BCCC, you will receive extensive promotional and networking opportunities through participation in events sponsored by BCCC, the Consulate General of Brazil in Los Angeles and other local chambers. BCCC members benefit from business referrals, and business listings and trade information. Events The BCCC promotes monthly events including breakfasts for new members, business luncheons featuring prominent guest speakers, business card exchanges, dynamic seminars and workshops, receptions to honor visiting dignitaries, and other social events. Members enjoy special discounts as well as complimentary events. BCCC Connect Newsletter BCCC Connect is a bi-monthly online publication that features chamber activities, events, articles of interest, member news, special web banners, and much more. To welcome you as a new member, you will have the opportunity to publish a promotional article in our newsletter at no charge. BCCC Web Site The BCCC web site is a portal for clients looking for information on Brazil, the economy, tourism, business referrals and more. It features upcoming events, highlights of past events and other relevant items. Members receive additional exposure by being listed in the Online Membership Directory. Platinum Members are listed on a specially designated section with a link directly to their website. You do not want to miss this exciting promotional opportunity to have a banner ad connecting you to the community! Members may also post online news, special offers, job openings and corporate events. Membership Rewards Program Members receive exciting rewards through price discounts and special promotions. The Membership Rewards program offers premium and standard marketing packages to participating companies. All businesses are invited to participate. Committees We highly encourage our members to participate in one of our committees with their peers: Membership, Communications, Small Business Development, International Trade, Events, and Legislative.


Special Mailings & Exclusive Updates Chamber notes, news flashes and special invitations to events. Partnerships The BCCC is constantly expanding its circle of influence by partnering with local and International Organizations. This is one of the ways we ensure our members have access to a dynamic network and lucrative business opportunities. OPPORTUNITIES TO PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS For BCCC Members only Ribbon Cutting Event You qualify for a Chamber sponsored ribbon cutting if you are a member in good standing and have: · Started a new business · Launched a new product or service so unique that it commands formal introduction · Changed ownership or are under new management · Moved to a new location · Remodeled or expanded your existing business Ribbon cuttings can be simple or elaborate, expensive or inexpensive, depending on your preference. This is a newsworthy way to let the community know about your business, product or service. It’s an opportunity to be hospitable and engaging while impressing the guests attending your ribbon cutting. The Chamber welcomes your questions, so please call us at (310) 598-7502 and we will help you coordinate this important milestone in your company’s success. Prior to the ribbon cutting, the Chamber will send a formal announcement to Chamber members, local press and social media networks like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Immediately following the ribbon cutting, a photo from the event will be posted on the Chamber web site and your business information will be profiled in the Chamber Directory. . Mixers Mixers are currently scheduled for the third Thursday of each month between 5:30 - 7:30pm. The mixer sponsor is responsible for providing food and beverages for a minimum of 50 individuals and must use a Chamber member location for the mixer. The sponsorship fee of $150 is in exchange for promotion by the Chamber’s online newsletter BCCC Connect and Media outreach, including a follow up article about the event in BCCC Connect plus a “first option” to reserve the same date the following year.


Invitation mailings will be the responsibility of the mixer sponsor and must be mailed three weeks prior to the mixer date. Invitations are typically postcard size. The Chamber will supply printed labels. In addition, the Chamber will send an e-mail reminder to all members one week prior to the mixer. A photo from the mixer will be posted on the Chamber web site and sponsor’s business information will be profiled in the Chamber Directory. Breakfast and Lunch Meetings Breakfast and Lunch meetings will be held during six months of the year and scheduled at appropriate times. The chamber will determine the location of the breakfast or lunch meeting. Chamber members who attend the breakfast or lunch will be responsible for the cost of their own food and beverages. The sponsorship fee of $200 is in exchange for promotion by BCCC Connect and Media outreach, including a follow up article about the event in BCCC Connect. During the breakfast or lunch meeting, the sponsor will be given the opportunity to speak about their business for up to ten minutes. The sponsor may have a display of their choosing at the event. In addition, the Chamber will send formal invitations to members three weeks prior to the meeting and e-mail reminder one week prior to the meeting. A photo from the Breakfast or Lunch Meeting will be posted on the Chamber web site and sponsor’s business information will be profiled in the Chamber Directory. Holiday Party The Holiday Party is scheduled for December between 6:30 – 9:30pm. The Holiday Party is a major fundraising event for the Chamber and the participation sponsor will be referred to as a Major Sponsor of the event. The sponsor is responsible for providing food and beverages for a minimum of 50 individuals. The sponsor must use a Chamber member location for the Holiday Party. The sponsorship fee of $200 is in exchange for promotion by BCCC Connect and Media outreach, including a follow up article about the event in BCCC Connect. Invitation mailings are responsibility of Holiday Party sponsor and must be mailed three weeks prior to the date of Holiday Party. Invitations are typically postcard size. The Chamber will supply printed labels. In addition, the Chamber will send an e-mail reminder to all members one week prior to the Holiday Party. A photo from the Holiday Party will be posted on the Chamber website and sponsor’s business information will be profiled in the Chamber Directory. Important note regarding all events Chamber staff or Program Committee members will arrive a minimum of thirty minutes prior to all events to assist in setup. The host is asked to provide a table and two chairs to assist with signing in guests. The Chamber will manage RSVPs for all events and generate nametags for all registered attendees


HOW TO GET INVOLVED We welcome your participation in the Chamber at any level. If you are interested in serving on a Committee, sponsoring a Chamber event, or have other areas of interest, simply email us at info@brazilcalifornia.com

MEMBERSHIP ME EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Nominations Policy/By-law Finance Administration Awards

BOARD OF DIRECTORS COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE

MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE

*Website *Newsletter *Public Relations, *Advertising & Publicity

*Membership Growth *Member Retention *Member Segmentation *Member Surveys *Business Referral

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR *Staff/Benefits Program *Implementation *Liaison with other chambers *Broadcast Communication *Welcome Mat *Leads & Networking Groups *Business Referrals

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE *Seminar Series *Workshops *Resource *Information & Distribution

INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMITTEE *Trade Missions *Research *Business Referral

ANNUAL DINNER EVENT COMMITTEE FUN OUTING

ROUND TABLE

TRADE EVENTS

*Business and after hours *Networking Breakfast *Ribbon Cutting at Members *Open House at Members

LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE *Research Legislative Issues *Advise the Board communicate with Legislators *Meet with the Legislator


CONTACT US Brazil-California Chamber of Commerce 8484 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 510 Beverly Hills, CA 90211 Tel.: 310-598-7502 Fax: 323.265.1855 Email: info@brazilcalifornia.com www.brazilcalifornia.com

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