Thank you for your interest and time. We understand that you may only be exploring our organization. We are so confident in the quality of our clubs, we are willing to offer qualified candidates up to 90-days, free, to fully explore not only the club they are interested in, but any and all other clubs. If you decide that the USA 500 is not for you, simply tell us and we will close your “account” down and wish you only the best of luck.
We do, however, have a few simple requirements before you will be offered the 90-day gratis membership:
If this sounds too deliberate, it is because we take our vetting process seriously. Don’t worry! We will walk you through the entire process!
We have high expectations of our members. We know that active participation in a group and adherence to some basic principles will promote value for all members. While we have few actual requirements, we strongly encourage the following:
Q: If I don't have any questions, do I need to read this?
A: No. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click the green "Apply for Guest Membership" button!
A: "500" explains a key element of our vision: To bring together 500 trusted professionals in any given community. We envision ever-improving regional clubs which, given the nature of exclusivity, will attract the best advisers from a limited list of professions. Rather than focusing on growth, we focus on quality! The NE, NY, CT, LA, or other acronyms preceding the number 500 simply describes the region the club is in.
A: Attorneys, accountants, commercial bankers, private bankers, wealth advisors, For-profit & Non-profit C-suite executives, financial service providers, commercial insurance advisers, HR consulting advisers, community leaders, academics, media representatives, and others of similar caliber. We are looking for members who have the ability to share commerce, create influence, and/or enhance the reputations of their fellow members.
A: The quality of our membership is the most obvious differentiator. We accept only prospects who are considered trusted advisers and have the ability to bring insight, commercial opportunities, and influence to a group. We offer unique and innovative technological tools which are designed to create strategic connections among members. We do not settle on meet and greets. Education is a key element of our platform. Our members have the ability to continually improve their collaboration skills via our "Business Bootcamps", taught by members for members!
A: Definitely. While we respect every occupation, some of the professions not included in our platform are vendors, residential lenders, realtors, P&C insurers (on the personal side), etc.
A: No! We will counsel the member to discontinue soliciting. If the behavior continues, we will cancel the offender's membership.
A: While the majority of our meetings run from 7:30 to 8:50 am, we do have several that start at a later time, including a few evening meetings. We invite all members to arrive as early as 7:00 to enjoy coffee, food, and open mixing.
A: Yes. With a few exceptions, our members enjoy unlimited visitation privileges to other clubs. In fact, we encourage visiting other clubs as often as possible. This includes privileges to visit other USA 500 Clubs in different regions. For example, a New England 500 member may visit a New York 500 club!
A: Membership dues are $1700 a year. Dues include most social events and activities. Some events, however, do have a separate Fee (i.e Golf tournaments, Annual Gala, etc.)
A: Yes. Part of our mutual vetting process is for you to visit a club at least twice during your 90-day guest membership period.
A: Scroll to the bottom of the page and click the green "Apply for Guest Membership" button! NOTE: The same green button is located on our homepage (www.usa500clubs.com), below the Welcome sign.
A: Please feel free to give us a call at 617-240-9532 (select the extension for the region you are interested in) or submit a "contact us" form. Click Here to submit form