How AmCham Membership Benefits You?
By joining our organization, you become a part of AmCham network, one of the biggest business networks in the world. Our work consists of three main pillars:
Working together with our members towards improving the business environment.
Connecting members and providing new business opportunities.
Corporate Social Responsibility
Creating a better social environment by giving back to local community.
One of the most significant values of AmCham Montenegro membership is to be at the source of valuable and reliable information relevant for your business. The opportunity to be part of a collective voice of business increases your influence and enhances your company’s image. Through our advocacy efforts, AmCham members who share common interests, issues and challenges can approach the Government or other stakeholders as a unique voice to support continual development of the business environment in Montenegro. We strive to act as a liaison between the private sector and the Government of Montenegro and provide them with our recommendations and best global practices.
Please download the AmCham Montenegro PROFILE Brochure for more information.
There are several membership options available, each of which provides the following benefits at varying yearly membership costs depending on your company’s annual turnover.
|Member Benefits Overview||Patron||Corporate||Business||Non-Profit||Individual||Non-Resident|
|Participation in AmCham Committees’ work||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Advocacy services on issues subject to Committees’ activities||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Access to U.S. business visa facilitation program||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Participation to AmCham events at member prices||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Opportunities to gain exposure for your company through sponsorship of our newsworthy events||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Company logo displayed at the AmCham website (by membership category and industry)||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Online access to the “Members Only” area of the AmCham website||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|The right to use the AmCham brand in your company publications and website||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Opportunity to provide speakers for AmCham seminars||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Free-of-charge invitation for the U.S. Independence Day Celebration organized by AmCham Montenegro||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Eligibility to seek election to the Board of Governors||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||x|
|A right to vote on AmCham General Assembly in accordance with your membership category||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||x|
|Free of charge participation for one person at all AmCham events within a year||✓||x||x||x||x||x|
|Special events for Patrons only||✓||x||x||x||x||x|
|Regular meetings with the US Ambassador to Montenegro, in accordance with H.E. schedule||✓||x||x||x||x||x|
|Logo displayed on AmCham monthly e-News, events and publications||✓||x||x||x||x||x|
|Logo displayed in the Parton members’ banner on AmCham website (homepage) with a link to your website, as well as in Membership Section.||✓||x||x||x||x||x|
|Priority seats for one representative of your company in the meetings AmCham organizes with Government Officials, Authorities, etc. when limited seats are available||✓||x||x||x||x||x|
|Four (4) votes at the AmCham General Assembly Meetings||✓||x||x||x||x||x|
|Direct impact on AmCham’s policies and activities||✓||x||x||x||x||x|
|Opportunity to participate to special meetings with top level visitors/CEOs whenever AmCham is involved||✓||x||x||x||x||x|
Fees and Categories
|Membership Category||Conditions||*Membership Fee||**Initiation Fee|
|Patron||This membership category is voluntary. Each patron member has four (4) votes at the General Assembly meetings||5.000€/yr||250€|
|Corporate||If the annual worldwide turnover of the applicant company is in excess of $5 million, or if the company applying for membership is fully or partly owned by a parent company that has a global turnover in excess of $5 million, then the applicant company belongs to the corporate membership category. Each corporate member has three (3) votes at the General Assembly meetings||2.000€/yr||250€|
|Business||If the annual worldwide turnover of the applicant company is below $5 million, or if the company applying for membership is fully or partly owned by a parent company that has a global turnover of less than $5 million, then the applicant company belongs to the business membership category. Each business member has two (2) votes at the General Assembly meetings.||1.250€/yr||250€|
|Non-Profit||If the applicant company is registered as a non-profit organization in Montenegro or in the U.S., then the applicant company belongs to the non-profit membership category. Each non-profit member has one (1) vote at the General Assembly meetings.||500€/yr||250€|
|Individual||Any American or Montenegrin citizen that is not affiliated with a company that could qualify as a Corporate or Business Member. Each Individual Member has one (1) vote at the General Assembly Meetings.||350€/yr||250€|
|Non-Resident||Any legal entity without local registration and that does not have debt or equity investments in Montenegro. Each Non-Resident Member shall have no voting privileges.||500€/yr||250€|
**New members or re-joining members will be assessed an initiation fee of EUR 250 according to the table above.