FAQs

If we did not answer your question on this page, please contact us at info@northsidechamberofcommerce.com or 412-231-6500.

What are the benefits of Chamber membership?
We know that Chamber membership is not one-size-fits-all, so we work hard to help you know which benefits within our Promote-Connect-Support framework are most valuable to you. Learn about all of the benefits on this page here or by viewing the attached document, then reach out to us to make a plan for maximizing your membership.

Does my business have to be located on the Northside to become a member?
No. Any company or organization located in the Northside or with an interest in the Northside is welcome to join! About 25% of our membership is not located in the Northside.

Is a Chamber membership for an individual or a company?
Our memberships cover the entire company or organization (inclusive of employees). Any employee can attend events, receive Chamber communication, and take advantage of member-to-member discounts.

How can I find out if a business is a Chamber member?
It’s easy! Just search our online member directory. A full list of members, sorted alphabetically, is here.

How can I get information out to the community about my business?
We send the “Take 5” e-newsletter every Tuesday, which includes events and announcements that promote our members to about 2,000 Northside residents and employees. As a chamber member, you can include information in the e-newsletter four times per year, two consecutive weeks at a time. Contact the chamber for more information.

Can you help me fill the position of_________________?
We share job listings in our weekly “Take 5” e-newsletter that goes out to 2,000 contacts on the Northside and beyond. We also share those roles on Tuesdays on our social media accounts and we do a monthly round-up of roles in our NorthSideWorks! Monthly Resident Update that gets sent out the first week of the month. Send open positions over to quinn@northsidechamberofcommerce.com.

Are member email addresses available for purchase?
Absolutely not. The Chamber is VERY protective of our members’ contact information and follows the CAN-SPAM Act. We never sell or share email addresses.

We are having a ribbon cutting at our new office/store/location, can the Chamber participate?
If advance notice is given (minimum seven days), the Chamber can help to promote the event, invite elected officials and community leaders, and provide remarks. We can also bring the giant scissors! Please contact us for more information.

Can I use the Chamber’s offices to host my own meetings?
Yes! Our conference room is available for members to rent at a low cost of $20/hour ($30 minimum). It holds about 14 people and has full A/V capability for hybrid meetings. Non-member rental fee is $50/hour ($50 minimum). Contact us for more information.

Where is the Chamber office located? What are your hours of operation?
The Chamber office is located at 809 Middle Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212. Our hours of operation are generally Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. However, chamber staff are frequently working out in the community, so we encourage you to check with the Chamber before dropping in.

Can non members participate in Chamber events?
Yes, most Chamber events throughout the year are open to the community and non-members, though non-members pay a different rate than members. Take a look at our Chamber Events Calendar to see the upcoming events.

Is the Chamber an official City or County organization/branch?
No. The Chamber is a separate, independent organization. However, we do work with all levels of government, on business development, community advocacy, tourism, economic development, and community growth.
Another difference is that the Chamber is primarily fueled by member dues and sponsorships, while the City/County/etc. utilizes tax dollars.