The Value of FACC Membership
10 Benefits of Membership
1. A Professional Entrée into the French-American Business Community:
FACC-Philadelphia offers the best forum for connecting with French and American Francophile business leaders in a professional setting. Our programs and publications are in English to reach the broadest audience. We save you time by directing you to the experts and companies that can help you achieve your business goals. Simply by joining the FACC, one of the largest bi-national chamber of commerce in the region, your company will raise its profile and be recognized by an internationally astute group of business leaders.
2. Discounted Member Registration Rates for Events & Program:
FACC-Philadelphia organizes ice-breaking networking events and informative business programs. With a Corporate Membership, the discounted FACC Member registration rate is extended to all colleagues and employees. Members also receive the discount when they register their spouse, clients, or other business contacts.
3. Introductions to FACC Members & Business Contacts:
The Roster of Guests attending each FACC event is provided upon arrival. Should you wish to meet any of our FACC Members or business contacts, please let us know and we will be delighted to personally introduce you.
4. Complimentary Subscription to the FACC e-Newsletter, L'EDITION:
Members receive a complimentary subscription to FACC-Philadelphia’s e-Newsletter, L'EDITION, which addresses the interests of the French-American business community and features local companies, business leaders, and activities.
5. Your Company’s Profile Featured in the e-Newsletter:
As a new Corporate Member, you may introduce your company to your fellow FACC Members via a profile article in our e-Newsletter. Simply e-mail a recent company press release or member profile to info@FACCphila.org. The article should be no more than 250 words and may include a logo, photo, and your contact information. Beyond the first complimentary article, FACC Members receive preferential e-Newsletter sponsorship rates to promote their business.
6. Free Employment Postings:
Globally-minded businesses need globally-minded staff. Corporate Members may e-mail job descriptions to us which we will post on our website. Once received, we will review the resumes we have on file and refer job seeker members. This service is a free benefit to FACC Corporate Members and is another way in which your membership pays for itself. Our service is far more targeted than a newspaper ad and much less expensive than a search firm. Should you decide to hire a foreign business professional who will require a visa, FACC will also put you in touch with the appropriate visa experts and professionals.
7. Market Your Products and Services and Enjoy the Benefits and Discounts offered via the Program Privilèges:
Corporate Members have the opportunity to offer the FACC Members benefits or discounts on products and services to attract new business. Your benefit will be posted on our website and emailed to the members. Receiving special benefits and discounts on products and services offered by fellow FACC Members is another way in which value is added to your FACC Membership.
8. Access to the FACC's International Career Development Programs (ICDP), a J-1 Visa Sponsor:
Qualifying FACC Corporate Member companies and organizations that would like to host French and European interns, trainees and VIEs (Volunteers for International Experience) have exclusive access to the ICDP's supportive and custom-tailored J-1 visa sponsor service. The ICDP Team can also help American citizens, who have secured an internship in France, obtain the necessary French visa.
9. Marketing via the FACC’s Website:
With an Associate (small companies with 1-50 employees) or Senior Corporate (medium companies with 51-999 employees) Membership, plus a fee of $100/year, the FACC will post your company's logo/link on our home page as a FACC Website Sponsor. Membership Dues for these two levels have not increased since our Chapter was established in 1989, therefore, we have added this opportunity to raise the profile of small and medium-sized companies. Premier and Ambassador Members' logo/links are automatically posted on the home page. All FACC Corporate Members' logo/links are posted in the Corporate Membership Directory on our website. The representatives of each Corporate Member company, are listed in the FACC Members Only, online password-protected directory.
10. Marketing via the FACC’s Events:
Your company will be distinguished as a leader in the international business community when you sponsor an FACC event or program. You will also raise your company’s visibility and clearly demonstrate your commitment to international business development in Greater Philadelphia. Program sponsorship provides a unique opportunity to promote your business, entertain clients and reward employees in a professional setting. Sponsorships are available for La Fête Gala & Global Leadership Award, the Savor World Wine Festival & Release of the Beaujolais Nouveau, Meet the CEO, the Chocolate Soirée, as well as business receptions, seminars, workshops, and many other events.