ALLEGANY COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Member Benefits – We Are Working For You!
As a member of the Allegany County Chamber of Commerce we urge you to use your membership to get the most benefit for your business or organization. Chamber benefits come in many forms – those that are obvious and those not so noticeable. Regardless of your reasons for being a member, whether for the networking, connectivity, social events, marketing or advertising, we are here to help your business achieve success!
Networking – Chamber programs are geared towards getting to know the businesses and business members in Allegany County. The opportunities abound for you when you attend Chamber meetings, seminars, and activities. Our programs provide a great avenue in which to meet potential customers and clients. Many social and business contacts are made at these events.
- Monthly “Chamber After Hours”
- Chamber annual events and activities
- Committee meetings:
Economic Development Committee
Connectivity – Communication is vital to your business. The Chamber provides various avenues for you to stay up to date and informed on activities and issues within the community that may be of benefit to you and your business or organization.
- Website presence
- Monthly newsletter
- Weekly eNews
- Chamber Facebook page
- Chamber committee meetings
Events and Meetings – The Chamber does a great job of event planning. Members have the opportunity to meet elected officials, learn more about local issues and enjoy the company of other business individuals. Chamber events also provide a great opportunity for staff members to get out and meet new people/business contacts.
- Annual Membership Meeting
- Recognition Dinner
- Chamber Crab Feast
- Lucky Ladies Night Out
- Golf Tournament
- Chamber Expo
- Legislative Breakfasts
- Candidate Forums
- Holiday Reception
- “Chamber After Hours”
Marketing – Marketing your business through the Chamber is easy when you take advantage of the many avenues available, many at no cost to you.
- Brochure Space at the Chamber Office (business cards, brochures, rack cards)
- Member Profile in the monthly newsletter
- Member News in the weekly eNews
- Chamber relocation packages
- Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
- Website listing
Advertising – Advertising with the Chamber is a cost effective way to promote your business. The Chamber offers many outlets to gain exposure for your business or organization.
- Fliers in monthly newsletter
- eNews advertising space
- Event sponsorship
- Mailing labels
Other Benefits –
Credibility – A Chamber membership plaque and decal is provided free of charge to every member to display in your business to indicate to your clients that you support the community. Consumers are more likely to purchase from a business that is a Chamber of Commerce member. The Chamber receives a large volume of calls from individuals and companies from around the United States requesting goods and services. We respond by referring only Chamber members.
Advocacy – The Chamber stands as a unified voice in the community that can accomplish more than a single voice could ever hope to achieve. The Chamber serves as a leader in the development of the community and as an active, visible and inclusive organization serving its members. We have great relationships with our elected officials and community leaders and are a driving force in current legislative affairs.
You have heard the saying what you give comes back to you ten-fold; that is certainly true with your Chamber membership. When you give back to the Chamber in the form of participation, sponsorship or business networking you will always see value in return. Those who are involved the most not only see but receive the most benefits.
“Start Up Allegany” Members – additional benefits and perks including those listed above to help promote your new business.
- Four (4) fliers in the Chamber monthly newsletter per year (good for first two years of business)
- Featured in “Start Up Spotlight” in a monthly newsletter (one time)