Developing Local Business Contacts

The Chamber receives thousands of requests each year for business referrals ranging from lodging and dining to contractors, retail stores, economic development information, business assistance, real estate agents, relocation of a business, doctors, dentists and much more. The Chamber refers “first and foremost” Chamber Members.

 

Annual Chamber Events

The Chamber hosts many events throughout the year. The Chamber sponsors an annual Employment Law Seminar. The Chamber’s Annual Christmas Breakfast is always a huge success, as is the Chamber’s Annual Installation Dinner.

Business After Hours

Chamber Mixers are a perfect venue for providing ‘business to business’ networking opportunities that are an opportunity to establish new relationships and business contacts. Chamber Members host an open house in their business, inviting attendees to a first-hand view of their business, their products and services.

Committee Participation

Participation in committee activities and working with others on major projects offers members additional opportunities to join professional business people, share interests – and learn about how like businesses can become a client or referral source.

 

 

Publicity & Exposure for Your Business

New Chamber Members are listed on the Chamber Website Quarterly. Chamber Members can put their business cards and/or brochures in the Chamber Display area where thousands of people pass through each year. The Annual Chamber Directory of Members and Official Buyers Guide list Chamber Members twice, once by alphabet and once by your category. Members can have quarterly press releases published in the Chamber Happenings in The Union and/or electronically on the website along with a photo. Chamber Members can have a Ribbon Cutting with their photo published in the next Chamber eNews Blast.  All of these are a benefit of your membership! In

Members receive free listings in our online Membership Directory.   Add our Greater Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce Member logo to your website to publicize your membership and involvement in our community.

Chamber Happenings and Chamber Connection” Newsletter Publicity

 

Referrals

The Chamber receives thousands of requests each year for recommendations on goods and services purchased in the area. We refer Chamber Members to new comers, visitors to our area, and residents of our community.

Promotion on Our Chamber Website

The Chamber Website includes a listing of our entire membership. Individuals searching our Business Directory online will easily find you and your business. If you already have a web site, the Chamber provides you a direct link from your Member Listing to your web site.  Your company has the opportunity as a member to include a 25 word description of your business to be linked to a dynamic search engine on the business directory page.

 

Direct Mail Promotion

The Chamber’s mailing labels are available for purchase and give you direct access to a prime audience of business prospects. Free membership lists are available on disk or in hard copy. These are Member Only opportunities.

Advertising Opportunities

Send your message to the entire business community through our Chamber eNews Blasts.  The Union also publishes Chamber Happenings once a month.  “The Union” with a circulation of over 16,000 and it is also mailed to the entire membership. Our Annual Directory of Members and Official Buyers Guide also goes out to over 16,000 businesses and homes.

Special Events Assistance

Members enjoy free Ribbon Cuttings and assistance from our Chamber Ambassadors at Grand Openings, Ribbon Cuttings and other events.

Credibility

What’s the easiest thing you can do to establish credibility with a customer? Your Chamber of Commerce Plaque on display at your business and the Chamber Logo on your website tell visitors you mean business and care about the community.

 

Seminars and Workshops

During the year the Chamber of Commerce presents or co-sponsors seminars and workshops on a wide variety of topics of interest to business people in our town, many offered at little or no cost. Sign up for the Chamber’s eNews Blasts for date, times and specific information. Sign Up Now

 

With all of these benefits and resources available. . . Membership in the Chamber of Commerce makes good business sense.