A recent survey of 2,000 consumers conducted by The Schapiro Group revealed that being active in a local chamber of commerce is an effective business strategy. When consumers know that a small business is a member of the chamber of commerce, they are 49% more likely to think favorably of it and 80% more likely to purchase goods or services from the company in the future.
Chamber Membership Means Credibility
The study also has good news for businesses that sell to other businesses. When business decision makers believe that a business is a chamber member, they are 37% more likely to think favorably of the business, 51% more likely to be highly aware of it, 58% more likely to think positively of its local reputation, and 59% more likely to buy goods and services from it.
Avenues to Promote Your Business
Get your business name or message out there to be seen and heard in a variety of avenues:
- Chamber Website
- Chamber Facebook Page
- Annual Business Directory Catalog
- Special Email Announcements
- Recognition in the Weekly E-News
- Host or sponsor events
- Social Media Shares
- Free online Business listing with link to your website
- Sponsorsip & Advertising Opportunities in the Area Guide, Chamber Website, Special Events, & Weekly E-News
Reach every other Chamber member through our special Email Blast. We will send an email to every member of the Chamber announcing anything you want about your business or organization. Promote specials, new products or general announcements you want people to know about. The cost is $25 for businesses and $15 for non-profits.
Special Announcements can be made on our Marquee on Main St. Our marquee sign is located on one of the busiest roads in Clarksville and is a great way to broadcast special events.
Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies are a great way to create a buzz and introduce your business to the community. All other chamber members will receive notices of the Ribbon Cutting activity. Additionally your picture will be submitted to the Graphic newspaper, go on the Chamber website and appear in the monthly Newsletter and Friday E-News publications. Ribbon Cuttings are available to all new members whether you are just opening your doors or have been in business for several years. We also honor Ground Breaking Ceremonies for new members who are building, or exhisting members who are building new facilities.
Members can recieve a free electronic copy of our current Membership List detailing all members of the Chamber in case you are ever in need of a phone number, address, or wanting to know a contact for another business.
Access to a Bulk Mail Stamp - If you have a need to send more than 200 mail pieces about happenings at your business you can utilize the Chamber and the Bulk Mail Permit for $25 per use.
You will receive (15) 30-Second Ads with KXIO 106.9FM Radio ($185 Value)
Take advantage of our Member 2 Member Program that allows you to shop with other Chamber members at a certain discount. Likewise you can be a sponsor of this program and offer others certain discounts to help bring people to your door.
Business After Hours is a monthly business networking opportunity event. BAH's are hosted by a different member business on the third Thursday of each month, where you have the chance to win door prizes as well as a cash attendance incentive drawing.
Attend Quarterly Membership Luncheons for members to stay in touch with each other and Chamber happenings.
The Annual Awards Dinner. This is our largest business networking event of the year. This is a celebratory event to recognize individuals and businesses who are making a difference in our community.
We will refer your Business!
Members can use our Conference Room for meetings (2 hours max/2 times a month upon availability).
Access to Notary of Public, Certificate of Origin, Banner Placement Permit
Free listing of job postings on our website when your business is hiring.
You can display your brochures or business cards here at the Chamber for prospects that may need your services.
And of course members will receive a Chamber Decal for your business window.
Chamber Dues are Tax Deductible
Joining the Chamber isn’t just about gaining access to better business and networking opportunities or a wide variety of member benefits. Your membership represents an investment in the continual positive growth of the local economy and the overall enhancement of the quality of life in Clarksville and Johnson County.
The Chamber also conducts business attraction activities, is a liasion to the Arkansas Economic Development Commission and assists existing businesses and industries with expansions.