Chamber Energy Co-op
This program is FREE to join, so enroll now!
HOW IT WORKS
When commercial energy purchasing was deregulated in Illinois in 2007, the Greater Decatur Chamber of Commerce partnered with CQI Associates to establish a Commercial Energy Purchasing Cooperative for its members. Since then, the Greater Decatur Chamber of Commerce - CQI Energy Cooperative has helped hundreds of area businesses realize long-term budget stability and savings. In fact, since its inception in 2007, CQI Associates has assisted over 20,000 businesses lower their utility bills.
This program offers free informational seminars and webinars about energy deregulation and valuable insight into energy procurement options. CQI manages the member education and bid phases of the program, oversees the transition of the members' energy accounts, and offers continuing technical expertise to members throughout the term of the energy contracts.
BENEFITS FOR YOU
- Chamber Members in the program receive better rates than they can individually.
- Historically, the average co-op member saves the estimated equivalent of their July electrical bill and/or their February natural gas bill.
- Being part of a large cooperative buying group enables CQI Associates to secure a highly competitive energy rate for businesses, eliminating the need to do it alone.
- Budget stability (no more roller coaster rates).
- Assistance in being proactive in fulfilling energy buying needs.
- We offer the opportunity for businesses to share in the valuable energy expertise that the cooperative provide
HOW TO JOIN
You may sign up at any time.
To get a (free) estimate on your potential savings, contact Brian McLemore of CQI Associates at 217.855.8417 or email email@example.com.
Complete the energy co-op application and return or email it to Cheryl Marty, Membership and Programs Coordinator at the Greater Decatur Chamber of Commerce, at firstname.lastname@example.org
- CQI Associates will process your application immediately, and your savings could begin within 30 days!
Learn more by visiting www.cqiassociates.com or call Cheryl Marty at 217.422.2200 x105.
"We encourage customers to explore other electric supply alternatives just as the Decatur Chamber and other local businesses in Decatur have done. For many business customers, switching electric suppliers ay provide relevant cost savings." - Stacey Young, Spokesperson for Ameren Illinois
"I am writing to express my sincere appreciation on behalf of the congregation of Hillside Bethel Ministries. We want to thank you for your sincere dedication to be of a service to your clients. We have signed up with the Decatur Chamber of Commerce with the desire to become a part of the Energy Co-op! I was persuaded to sign up with another vendor and was mislead. You responded very quickly and helped me to correct the whole mess! I want to personally say thank you for your professionalism and honest interest in our wellbeing. We have saved many dollars on our utilities." - Rev. Donald E. Horath, Hillside Bethel Ministries Opportunity
"We have saved over $10,000 on an annual basis since joining the electric co-op." - Jeff Ingle, General Manager, The Decatur Club
"Significant savings are evident since we have been part of the Chamber's Electric Co-op." - Lane Ransdell, First Christian Church
"As the owner of two small businesses here in Decatur, I am always seeking ways to keep my utility costs down. I learned about the co-op through the Chamber of Commerce. I felt well informed and knew what to expect when he bids came in on the electricity rate. There were no surprises and everything happened just as it was explained to me.
We have saved money at both businesses. It sure is nice to have Brian (of CQI) as the personal contact person, not some 800 number and a long wait time to ask a question. I have always been surprised when he answers the phone himself. I like to save money, but IT was the truly PERSONAL service that sold me. We are enrolling again and would highly recommend that you consider saving money and letting Brian (of CQI) personally assist you." - Ann Rohde, Renew Total Body Wellness Center & Prairie Pharmacy and Compounding