Chamber of Commerce Membership Benefits
Business Possibilities- These advantages speak for themselves.
Mailing Labels: The Chamber offers mailing labels of all of the Chamber members. This is a great way to easily get your information out to those who need it!
Business/Visitor Referral Service: Each year the Chamber receives thousands of calls and e-mails. Referrals of Chamber members are given to tourists, inquiring businesses, hunters and those interested in relocating to the area, the business community and the general public. Members are always referred to these inquires first.
Promotional Displays: As a member, feel free to display your cards and promotional materials in the Chamber office lobby.
Chamber Chatter: The Chamber distributes a newsletter each month to its members. Any information a member business wants to include will be given out to all our readers. You can also participate in our summer and holiday newsletters which circulate to thousands of individuals.
Tax Deductibility: Membership in the Chamber is tax deductible as a necessary business expense.
Resource Center: Information resources are available at the Chamber – examples include relocation information, rental information, community profile, complimentary telephone books, clubs & organization listings, area business listings, and brochures and guides for our local community and our state.
Hunting Information: The Chamber is your one stop shop for all information for any type of hunting in our area! Whether it is pheasant, deer, or prairie dog, we have all the info you need. Hunting guides with listings of places to hunt, where to get your licenses, lodging, we have it all…and more!
Community Calendar of Events: The Chamber lists community events in our monthly newsletter that reaches all of our members. We also email this list weekly to all of our Chamber members. Let us know of your event in advance and we can add it to our calendar!
Restaurants, Motels, Campgrounds: The Chamber continuously gives out this information to tourists, hunters and other individuals. Chamber members are ALWAYS referred first.
Chamber Bucks: Available to members, community, individuals and businesses. The ‘money’ is in the form of a check and can be spent at any Chamber business. They are used as a bonus/incentive by companies, as a gift, or for prize drawings and contests. This promotes local shopping!
Increased visibility: As a Chamber Member, your business will be listed in our visitor’s guide and on our website with your website or Facebook Page linked. We distribute our visitors guide and local information packets to those who request information about the Chamberlain-Oacoma Area. Through our advertising efforts and directory listings, your business’s visibility is automatically increased.
Credibility: Studies show you can increase positive perception to consumers if you’re a member of the local Chamber of commerce.
Networking: Chamber Members network with other local businesses through our Chamber Mixers, ribbon cuttings, and involvement in city wide events. Joining the Chamber opens each business up to new connections and business opportunity.
Advertising Possibilities- Low cost for the quantity of people your business will be referred to.
Website Advertising: Chamber members are listed for free on our website with your website or Facebook Pages linked.
Member Sponsorships: Let all in our community know who you are when you sponsor one of the highly attended Chamber events. For every event that you choose to sponsor your business will be featured in all advertising as well as the ability to display signs at the events.
Ribbon Cuttings/Ground Breakings: Another great way to get your business name out there! These events are attended by Chamber officials and other Chamber business members. A photo is taken and will be seen in our two local newspapers, giving extra exposure to your new or expanding business!
Shop Local Campaign: Join the Chamber in its endeavors to promote shopping in our community first! Part of this campaign is our Christmas Promotions. Each year the Chamber gives out Chamber Bucks in different Christmas Promotions to help increase, encourage and reward local spending. Remember: Think Local – Buy Local – Be Local!
Social Media: Get the attention in cyberspace as well! Give information to the Chamber and we will promote it on our Facebook Page. Make sure you or your business has liked the Chamber.
Group Email Listings: When your business has something going on, send an email to the Chamber and we will pass it along to our members list. We can include special events in our weekly Chamber Connection email.
Travel Guides at all state rest areas: This brings traffic to our office with inquiries about our area. As a member you are automatically listed in our travel guide, you also get discounted advertising rates. Make sure you are included by becoming a member today!
Radio Commercials: The Chamber does regular radio interviews about events going on in our area. Be sure to support and include the Chamber in your business happenings so we can promote you.
Convention Advertising: We provide bags with local information to thousands of local convention attendees every year. As a Chamber member you are welcome to provide us with brochures or business cards to be placed in these bags. We do include a travel guide in each bag so your name is already out there.
Networking Possibilities- The currency of real networking is not greed but generosity.
Annual Chamber Luncheon: This event is held to conduct regular Chamber business. New board members are voted in and an annual report is given. We also discuss where we are heading for the upcoming year. These functions are important to attend so you can help the Chamber go in the right direction.
Annual Chamber Banquet: This event is held in appreciation of our members. Come for an evening of great food and entertainment!
Chamber Community Events: Any Chamber sponsored event is a great way to connect with potential clients, customers, employees or to make friends in our community.
Investment in the Chamber of Commerce returns a big dividend directly to you…membership services, community programs, exposure to new markets and fellow business people. Quality of life in our community is of primary importance. Progress is made through the efforts of many people working together through an avenue known as the Chamber of Commerce. As a member of this team of community leaders, you hold the key to making things happen. Your ideas, input, and actions are translated into results. You are the Chamber, working to make ours a better place to live and to work. Being a member does make a difference!