Membership and Benefits
Through membership in the BCMC, manufacturers have the opportunity to speak on issues with a strong and unified voice. Membership also provides numerous opportunities for networking, educational events, and business improvement seminars.
Membership in BCMC is open only to the chief executive officer (or chief operating officer if a corporate division) of a Berrien County, Michigan manufacturing operation with a Standard Industrial Classification code within the 2000 through 3999 range.
Dues are $100 per company, per year. The fiscal year is February 1 through January 31.
Companies who do not meet the qualilfications for membership, and who share the same common business interests as the mission of the Berrien County Manufacturers Council (BCMC) for the manufacturing community, can become a BCMC Sponsor. The Sponsor must be the chief executive officer or cheif operation officer of the company. As a BCMC Sponsor, you have most of the same benefits of members, including invitations to attend BCMC events at member rates. Sponsors do NOT have the ability to vote or become Board Members.
There are special events, small user groups, roundtable discussions, speaker presentations, seminars, and summits held throughout the year - check the calendar for dates and locations. The Southwestern Alliance monthly E-newsletter announces all BCMC meetings as well as extends invitations to members for other meetings sponsored by partner organizations.
A major objective of the BCMC is to demonstrate excellence in leadership by providing educational and inspirational opportunities for all. At times, special meetings will be open to the public (additional costs may apply) and non-members may attend certain BCMC meetings as the guest of a member at their invitation. When a topic is of benefit to specific personnel within a member's organization, the member is encouraged to bring these individuals as guests.