Why Should I Join the Chamber of Commerce?
Membership in the Chamber of Commerce offers many advantages which enhance business success, an edge not enjoyed by non-members. The purpose of the Chamber is to assist you as a business owner by providing valuable tools to help you grow your business.
Benefits of Joining the Queen Anne's County Chamber of Commerce
Here to Help:
These are a few of the ways that membership in the Chamber can help your business. The Chamber actively seeks ways to aid and assist members in helping them create a better business for themselves. We are here to help your business grow.
Breakfast & Business After Hours:
On the third Thursday of each month the Chamber has an afterhours mixer from 5 - 7 p.m. Breakfast meets are January, April, and November. Sponsoring one of these get togethers brings many prospective clients to your business. Attending meetings helps you become known and gives exposure to your business.
There are a number of sponsorship opportunities available to members in one or more of the events hosted by the Chamber. Being a sponsor can help you increase your presence in the marketplace through name recognition. There are many levels of sponsorship that are open each year for the Chamber's Golf Tournament, Excellence in Business Awards, Annual Business Showcase and the Networking Luncheons.
There are a number of sponsorship levels available to members on an annual basis. Being a sponsor can help you increase your presence in the marketplace through name recognition. These sponsorships allow our businesses to support the Chamber’s body of work throughout the year and give them exposure consistently during the year and at all chamber events, on our website and through our e-newsletter and in our annual business directory.
The annual directory is a great opportunity to purchase an ad that will be seen all year by residents and by all newcomers to the county. As part of the annual membership, Chamber members are listed alphabetically, categorically and by contact in the directory. The listing by category is published on the Chamber's website with member's contact information and web site addresses. Since the Chamber of Commerce is the most trusted source for local information, it ranks high on search engines and typically offers the best local resource directory. It's certainly a disadvantage not to be part of this directory and network.
The Chamber e-publishes a monthly newsletter which provides information of interest to Chamber members. The newsletter is distributed via email and at the chamber office. Members may insert a sales or announcement “flyer” in the Chamber newsletter. Advertising opportunities are also available in the newsletter. This a great way to reach your fellow members without the time and money it costs to produce a bulk mailing.
All members are listed on the Queen Anne's County Chamber of Commerce website in the online directory. Your address and website are established as links from the Chamber's site which can mean an increase in customers. Join the Chamber and open your business up to the world wide web. If you are looking to expand your online presence, then the Chamber of Commerce is the most powerful, cost-effective broadcasting tool you can possibly find anywhere!Community CalendarYou have access and may contribute to the community calendar, which is used to disseminate information on community events, business meetings and items of interest to chamber members, as well as to the public.
The Chamber's membership list is available on mailing labels to any interested Member for $40.
The chamber offers the opportunity to email over 1250 members and contacts via email, the fee is $30. We will gladly transform your flyer or idea into an eblast that can be sent out to the list!
Members receive discounts on goods and services from other members through the Hot Deals service.
The Chamber staff recommends only Chamber members when asked who to contact for goods or services.
The Chamber offers a leads group to its members. Groups are formed on a first come first serve basis with only one business type per group allowed. There is a small fee of $50 per year to join this group. For more information on this group please contact the chamber office.
One Voice for Business
Through the united front of the Chamber, Queen Anne's County businesses have a stronger voice in helping to shape governmental policy and legislation.