Membership Has It’s Benefits!
Listed below are several other benefits of membership.
Increase Positive Perception in the Community
Research points out that consumers are more likely to do business with a company if it’s a member of their local chamber of commerce.
According a research study by The Shapiro Group, Inc. and Market Street Services, when consumers know that a small business is a member of their local chamber of commerce, they are 44 percent more likely to think favorably of it and 63 percent more likely to purchase goods or services from the company in the future.
As a chamber member, you can receive discounts from various member businesses.
Business Card and Brochure Displays
Our business card display can hold up to 60 of your business cards for others to access in our office. We also have a place to display informational brochures about your business/organization. If you haven’t brought yours in yet, stop by today!
As a member, you can include information and promotional items about your business or organization in our new resident/relocation packets. This is a great way to let new residents know who you are and what you offer.
Luncheons and Workshops/Networking Opportunities
In partnering with other organizations such as the West Central Indiana Small Business Development Center, we endeavor to provide helpful workshops and other events several times a year to help assist you in different areas that are pertinent to your business/organization. These events also provide opportunities to network with other leaders in the community.
Promotion at Events
We seek to help promote our members at area events such as Ag Day, Sullivan Corn Festival and more.
Discounts on Chamber Events
Members receive lower pricing on Chamber events, as well as the opportunity to host and sponsor some of them as well.
When people call or visit our office looking for information about a particular service or product, we refer them to a Chamber Member Business whenever possible.
Free Advertising in our Newsletter
While our newsletter is free for anyone who wishes to receive it, as a member, you can submit information to be included in it as well. We also feature a member of the month each time!
Gift Certificate Program
As a member you have the opportunity to participate in our Gift Certificate Program that not only helps get your name out to the community, but also helps promote local spending.
As a member you will have the opportunity to participate in community programs such as the High School Mock Interview initiative we began in 2016. We see all of our members as a valuable resource for training up the younger generation of leaders in our community.
Annual Awards Banquet
We enjoy the annual opportunity we have to recognize outstanding member achievements as well as celebrate all of our members.
Grand Opening Celebrations
Whether a brand new business, a relocation, or expansion, we are here to help you celebrate! We offer use of our “Grand Opening” banner for your business, and are happy to hold a ribbon cutting as well if you desire.