GACC Midwest Membership

A membership with the German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest offers its members many benefits, and allows them to emerge with prestige and good reputation in the German American business community.

We offer exclusive benefits and services to our members, such as access to our extensive network of business partners in Germany and the US, networking and industry events, a special 'members only' section on our website, the publication of your company in our membership directories, as well as discounts on several consulting services as well as advertising opportunities in our publications. On top of these benefits, we always refer our members and their services first when we receive inquiries.

Our Membership Levels

National Partner Program

This program enables companies to have a simultaneous membership with all three Chambers - GACC Midwest, GACC New York and GACC South - at a discounted rate. National Partners will receive all benefits of the highest membership levels of each Chamber.

More information and application

Patron Membership

As a Patron member, you will receive all benefits of your current membership as well as the following additional benefits: 

  • Opportunity to co-host company's own event with GACC Midwest 
    (venue & catering cost to be covered by member firm; location- if no in immediate Chicagoland region - subject to GACC approval
  • Premium Profile in printed Membership Directory 
  • 50% reduction on first Engagement Fee for Recruiting Services
  • Special mention on GACC Midwest website & GACC Midwest Report
  • Twitter campaign with up to 6 tweets per year, tied to aforementioned event or other special announcement, determined in collaboration with member

The annual fee for a Patron Membership is $2,000.

 * All companies have the opportunity to become a Patron Member - regardless of their size and number of employees in the Midwest. 

Corporate Membership

  • Membership Benefits for up to 5 Executives
  • Access to a Nationwide Network of Contacts – The GACCs have approx. 2,500 members US wide
  • Business Referrals – Our members are always recommended first!
  • Networking Opportunities – Get connected with business professionals and decision makers of the German-American Business Community
  • Members Only Privileges –You can view and edit your online profile and have access to the annual national Membership Directory
  • Member Discounts – Members receive discounts on GACC Midwest events, co-sponsored events, selected GACC events and GACC Midwest services
  • Member Discounts on Publications and Advertising – Members receive discounts on advertising in our publications and also have the opportunity to submit articles at a discounted rate
  • Exclusive Sponsorship Opportunities for Members
  • Member Companies Listings for up to 5 Contacts – Member companies are listed in the national printed Membership Directory (includes 2,500 GACC members), the online Midwest Membership Directory (available online only, lists all GACC Midwest members)
  • Listing in the annual edition of Subsidiaries of German Firms in the U.S. (lists and is applied to all companies with 50% or more German ownership)
  • Publications – Members receive publications such as Annual National Member Directory, the German American Trade Magazine (Issued by the GACC’s four times per year, available online) and the ChamberBrief (GACC Midwest’s monthly e-newsletter with a Midwestern focus on events and news)
  • VAT Refunds – Assistance in obtaining business-related sales tax refunds after travelling in Germany
  • Link to your website – Company web link in the Midwest Directory on our website
  • IHK Access – GACC Midwest arranges access to the German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (IHKs)

The annual fee for a Corporate Membership is $1,200.

*The Corporate Membership applies to companies with 100 employees or more in the Midwest. Please note that companies with less than 100 employees may also elect Corporate Membership.

Basic Membership

  • Access to a Nationwide Network of Contacts – The GACCs have approx. 2,500 members in the US
  • Business Referrals – Our members are always recommended first!
  • Networking Opportunities – Get connected with business professionals and decision makers of the German-American Business Community
  • Members Only Privileges – You can view and edit your online profile and have access to the annual national Membership Directory
  • Member Discounts – Members receive discounts on GACC Midwest events, co-sponsored events, selected GACC events and GACC Midwest services
  • Member Discounts on Publications and Advertising – Members receive discounts on advertising in our publications and also have the opportunity to submit articles at a discounted rate
  • Exclusive Sponsorship Opportunities for Members
  • Member Companies Listings  – Member companies are listed in the Annual National Directory (includes 2,500 GACC members), the Midwest Membership Directory (available online only, lists all GACC Midwest members)
  • Listing in the annual edition of Subsidiaries of German Firms in the U.S. (lists and is applied to all companies with 50% or more German ownership)
  • Publications – Members receive publications such as the annual national Membership Directory, the German American Trade Magazine (Issued by the GACC’s four times per year, available online) and the ChamberBrief (GACC Midwest’s monthly e-newsletter with a Midwestern focus on events and news)
  • VAT Refunds – Assistance in obtaining business-related sales tax refunds after travelling in Germany
  • Link to your website – Company web link in the Mid-West Directory on our website
  • IHK Access – GACC Midwest arranges access to the German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (IHKs)

The annual fee for a Basic Membership is $600.

*The Basic Membership applies to companies and organizations with up to 100 employees in the Midwest)

Startup Membership

  • Access to a Nationwide Network of Contacts – The GACCs have approx. 2,500 members US wide
  • Business Referrals – Our members are always recommended first!
  • Networking Opportunities – Get connected with business professionals and decision makers of the German-American Business Community
  • Members Only Privileges – You can view your profile and have full access to the Membership Directory
  • Member Discounts – Members receive discounts on GACC Midwest events, co-sponsored events, selected GACC events, GACC Midwest services
  • Member Discounts on Publications and Advertising – Members receive discounts on advertising in our publications and also have the opportunity to submit articles at a discounted rate
  • Exclusive Sponsorship Opportunities for Members
  • Member Companies Listings – Member companies are listed in the annual nationwide Membership Directory (includes 2,500 GACC members), the Online Membership Directory (available online only, lists all GACC Midwest members)
  • Listing in the annual edition of Subsidiaries of German Firms in the U.S. (lists and is applied to all companies with 50% or more German ownership)
  • Publications – Members receive publications such as the Membership Directory, the German American Trade Magazine (Issued by the GACC’s four times per year, available online) and the ChamberBrief (GACC Midwest’s monthly e-newsletter with a Midwestern focus on events and news)
  • VAT Refunds – Assistance in obtaining business-related sales tax refunds after travelling in Germany
  • Link to your website – Company web link in the Midwest Directory on our website
  • IHK Access – GACC Midwest arranges access to the German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (IHKs)
  • The annual fee for a Startup Membership is $300.

    *The Startup Membership applies to companies and organizations with 10 or fewer employees in the Midwest and that were founded in the last 2 calendar years.

Download the Chapter Membership Application

Colorado

Our members enjoy discounted or free entry to all of our events as well as individual consulting from our Board of Directors.

The GACC-CO works hard to promote its members and cultivate a healthy business environment in Colorado's business community.

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Join today to take advantage of these and many other perks!

  • Corporate - $500
  • Small Business - $200
  • Associate - $100
  • Student - $30

Michigan

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You are invited to become a member of the German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest, Michigan Chapter.

  • Corporate National Membership: $300
  • Individual Membership: $100

Both national and local membership options are available. As a national member of the Michigan Chapter you will be entitled to all of the benefits of membership in the German American Chamber of Commerce and will automatically become a member of the Michigan Chapter. National members receive timely periodicals discussing the latest business developments in both countries.

Minnesota

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Membership in the Minnesota Chapter of the German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest (GACC Midwest) is open to corporate and individual members. There are three levels of membership:

  • Corporate Membership: $450
  • Individual Membership: $150
  • Student Membership: $75

 

Wisconsin

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The Wisconsin Chapter offers two membership levels:

  • National Level: $300
  • Individual Level: $150

Members receive invitations to all GACC Midwest events and co-sponsored events - for up to two executives per company. Member companies gain widespread exposure through several of our publications as well as on our Website.

Members receive discounts for the following:

  • GACC Midwest services
  • GACC publications and advertising opportunities

Contact

Heather Broberg
Senior Manager, Membership Development & Engagement
Tel.: +1 (313) 585-8325
E-Mail: broberg(at)gaccmidwest.org

Contact

Kirsten Schmandt
Manager, Events & Membership
Tel.: +1 (312) 494-2176
Email:schmandt(at)gaccmidwest.org

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