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  • What is the Babylon Town Chamber of Commerce (BTCC)?
    • The Babylon Town Chamber of Commerce is incorporated as a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit corporation under the laws of New York State and, as such, will observe all local, state and federal laws, which apply. 
    • The Babylon Town Chamber of Commerce is organized to advance the general welfare and prosperity of the Babylon Town Area so that its citizens and all areas of its business community shall prosper. 
    • All necessary means of promotion shall be provided and particular attention and emphasis shall be given to the economic, civic, commercial, cultural, industrial and educational interests of the area.
    • For more details on the BTCC check out our By-Laws on the tab marked By-Laws.
       
  • Is the Babylon Town Chamber of Commerce (BTCC) a government entity?
    • No, the BTCC is a non-profit corporation that operates government contracts and raises funds independently.
       
  • What area does the Babylon Town Chamber of Commerce (BTCC) cover?
    • The Babylon Town Chamber of Commerce's area is the same as the Babylon Townships area and includes the communities of Amityville Village, Babylon Village, Copiague, Captree, Deer Park, East Farmingdale, Gilgo, Lindenhurst Village, North Amityville, North Babylon, North Lindenhurst, Oak Beach, West Babylon, Wheatley Heights, and Wyandanch. 
       
  • Must I be a member of the Babylon Town Chamber to attend a meeting?
    • Attendance at any General Meeting of the Babylon Town Chamber of Commerce is open to the community to attend. 
    • Your membership dues help to defray costs incurred by the chamber to function.
       
  • What is considered a General Meeting of the BTCC?
    • The Evening Monthly Meeting on the 3rd Tuesday of the month. 
      • This meeting includes a meet and greet at 6:00 PM with a dinner meeting at 7:00 PM.
      • We normally have speakers to talk about items of interest to chamber.
      • A quick reporting of the BTCC's Happening during the past month is presented.
    • The Morning Breakfast Networking Meetings on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month.
    • The Afternoon Networking Meetings that are being scheduled as we speak.
       
  • Is there a fee to attend a General Meeting of the BTCC? 
    • The only cost to those attending a General Meeting is what is collected for the meal being provided.
       
  • What is considered a BTCC event?
    • Any other meeting, or function that is not a General Meeting is considered a BTCC Event.
       
  • Can non-members attend BTCC events?
    • Yes. However, non-members typically pay a higher registration fee to attend.
    • This may include "After Hour Networking Meetings" and other "Special Events" sponsored by the chamber.
       
  • Can the Chamber sponsor my event or donate money to my cause?
    • We traditionally only support and promote events that are sponsored by the Chamber or its membership.
       
  • Why should I join the BTCC?
    • The BTCC is a regional chamber and supports and serves businesses throughout our diverse area.
    • The chamber connects members to important community issues, and provides unique opportunities for individuals and businesses to make a difference.
       
  • How do I become a member of the BTCC?
    • Select the "Member Services" tab on the page at the top, bottom, or the left sidebar.
    • Select "Member Application".
      • This will download to your computer .PDF version of our membership application.
      • You then send us your application with payment via the mail, fax, email or give it to us at a meeting.
      • You can pay for your membership via check, money order, or credit card.
         
  • Are my Chamber Dues Tax Deductable?
    • Membership dues may be tax deductable as an ordinary and necessary business expense. 
    • Dues are not a charitable tax deduction for Federal Income Tax purposes. 
    • The chamber is not a charity, but serves as an advocate organization for area business.
       
  • Can I get a list of the BTCC members?
    • It is the policy of the BTCC not to distribute or make public information our membership roster to protect their privacy. 
    • To find out if a company is a member, you can contact the company directly or view our directory online.
       
  • I am having a problem with a company within the Township of Babylon, can you help?
    • The Better Business Bureau can help you.  Call them at (516) 420-1095.
       
  • What are some other projects that the BTCC is working on?
    • Fundraisers.
    • Quarterly Networking Meetings that are sponsored by our membership and other supporters.
    • Job Fairs and Job Listings to assist those that are within the Babylon Township to find jobs in the community.
    • Basic 101 Classes for small businesses so they be assisted in developing there companies.
    • A Business Expo.
    • Grant writing classes.
    • Ways to get alternate funding to assist local business maintain and develop their businesses.
       
  • How can I get involved?
    • Participation is the key and getting involved helps make the difference. 
    • Being a member of the chamber creates important connections that enables individuals and companies to do and achieve more.
       
  • How does the BTCC benefit my business?
    • As the leading local advocate for business, the chamber helps create a climate of growth and success in which all companies - regardless of size or industry - can prosper.
       
  • How can I use any of the content of the BTCC Website, Documentation, Images or Photos?
    • The name "Babylon Town Chamber of Commerce", "BTCC", its logo and its website and its social media pages along with their content are the property of the Chamber, and may not be used without permission of the Board of Directors.
       
  • What if I have other questions?
    • If you have further questions please contact us directly at the information below.
                Babylon Town Chamber of Commerce

                P.O. Box 234

                Babylon, NY 11702-0234

                (631) 957-0218

                (631) 957-7700 Fax
                (631) 871-6633 Cell

                Info@BabylonTownChamber.org

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