Chamber News - You may submit a FREE MONTHLY article about 100-150 words maximum , to our newsletter that’s distributed to 800 recipients! What a great way to get your business noticed! Send by the 10th of each month prior to publication to all three of us! President Jennifer Palestrant at email@example.com, and please copy the email to Barbara Judd at firstname.lastname@example.org and Kelly Thorsby at email@example.com. We’ll do our best to include all content as requested, but lack of space sometimes causes additional editing . Please note that your article may be edited for content, grammar errors and/or length at any time . You may include discounts or coupons exclusive to Chamber members in your ad. You may also attach photos of your staff, building or logo in a separate file to include with your ad. No emails in all CAPS please.
Inserts - The full-page insert is an investment of $175, and non-profits get one annual break on the price, at half off for $87.50. This is a great way to advertise new products, services, employees, sales promotions, or fund-raising. You provide us with 750 copies and we’ll insert your flier in our newsletter. We send them out and cover the postage! Saving you money AND time! If you were to send this piece on your own as direct mail, you would pay over twice as much! You may do a 2-sided flier in full color and/or on a brightly colored paper to help you stand out! PLEASE DO NOT USE CARDSTOCK ! Regular weight paper only please! You must get this approved by the Chamber before providing the copies by the 20th of the month prior to publication.
Business After Hours - The best way to get the customers to YOUR door and hear YOUR message! Host a Business After Hours event and let the evening be all about you and your business! This is a great way to get your products, services, staff, and business seen by your fellow Chamber members. You are responsible for the refreshments, and we do the rest! We limit these to once a month to assure the best turnout for our host, so please call today if you are interested! 2011 dates are already filling up quickly!
Ribbon Cutting/ Open House/ Ground Breaking Ceremony - Another great way to get the community involved with your products and services! Whether it’s a Grand Opening to a new business or location, a new product or service you can’t wait to show off or just want to host an occasion to get people to your business, this is the way to go! These events can normally occur about once a week, so call today for details. 2011 dates are already starting to fill up!
Networking - If you don’t host an event, just come to one and see the many opportunities for networking! There is no better way to get your name out than by face-to-face interaction. People like to do business with people they know… so there is no better way to get noticed than to meet all of these potential clients in person. Relax, unwind, enjoy some refreshments and come join us for the next event. You’ll be surprised to see the many passing of cards and sharing of information in this enjoyable atmosphere. PLEASE be sure to RSVP if you wish to attend! We need to have an accurate count of attendees so that the host can plan for enough space, prizes, give-aways, beer, wine, food, or refreshments!
Images - 10,000 readers get this awesome local interest, full color magazine and you’re listed in it! This magazine goes into all Relocation Packets and is in every room of nearly all hotels, and B&Bs in our area. Advertising opportunities are also available. Our Sustaining Sponsors also get high-lighted in the magazine to help them stand out!
Weblink - Directly linking to our website, www.elizabethcitychamber.org is a great way to get noticed! Linking to the Chamber website not only increases your chances of making that sale and being seen by potential customers, but it also improves your Page Rank with Search Engine sites like Google and Yahoo bringing you to the top and ahead of the competition!
The Chamber Guide - Excellent source for referrals and database building! Provides you with all contact information, including emails and websites of all Chamber members. Others will find you more easily too since it’s the Chambers own “mini yellow pages” for locals.
Facebook - We have joined the world of social media! Become a fan of our page and see the many photos and event postings for the year!
Brochures - Leave your brochures, fliers, business cards, etc. to be picked up by visitors, members, and newcomers to the area.
Tax Deductible - All dues and expenses can be written off as a business expense.
Education - Our strong partnerships with the COA and ECSU allow us to offer you seminars throughout the year to help you improve your business practices and profits. Watch for these great opportunities in your next newsletter!
Business Expo - The area’s largest trade show that allows you to showcase your products and services to hundreds of attendees from local businesses and the community in a fun and friendly atmosphere! What better way to get that potential clients attention!
Committees- We encourage you to get involved, get to know your community, and be a part of decision making by joining one of our numerous committees- This is a fun and efficient way to make great business contacts! Committees include Ambassador, Hospitality, Legislative, Education, Auction and Business Expo. Call for details how you can get involved!
Use our Boardroom - Can’t find the space you need to hold your next meeting? Want to do a sales presentation at a convenient location? Then use our Boardroom here at the Chamber- free of charge! Any time! Call ahead to inquire on dates of availability.
We thank you for your support of Your Chamber!
Without your generosity and support, the Chamber could not exist to help businesses like yours to grow in our area! Please call me with any questions or comments that you may have about your membership. As your Ambassador, it is my duty to make sure you are utilizing all aspects of your membership and taking advantage of the many benefits that you are given. For more information, contact me or visit www.elizabethcitychamber.org. Anyone interested in membership may contact Kelly Thorsby at firstname.lastname@example.org or 252-335-4365.