Benefits of Membership

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Benefits of Membership

"What's in it for me?"   We thought you'd never ask!

Business Profile
Within 24-48 hours of becoming a member, your data is entered into our database.  This database creates a page for you that includes your business address, a google  map to your location, contact information and a brief description.  This feeds directly into our searchable online Member Directory increasing your online exposure. The more you're out there, the easier you're found -- 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Ribbon Cuttings

We're more than happy to celebrate with you by providing ribbon cuttings for your new business, new location or milestone, giving your business the attention it deserves. Learn More

Digital Promotion
We will publish your news, events, press releases, announcements and member2member discounts in our weekly email newsletter. Our newsletter is currently emailed to nearly 3000 subscribers and is among the highest open rates by industry standards.

Facility Usage
Whether your meeting is for 1 to make a conference call or for a group as large as 40, don't pay for a meeting space when it's included in your membership! Use one of 3 meeting spaces available to members -- and that includes projectors, display screens, tech support and a kitchen for your use. 

Business Referrals
The Chamber is a considered a trustworthy source of information and therefore, its members are considered trustworthy too.  We receive calls daily asking for referrals.  The Chamber staff only refers our members by directing those seeking the referal to our online membership directory or giving them a list of members related to the service they're inquiring about.

Education
You have the opportunity to be a presenter on a subject of your choice or attend Lunch & Learns, Biz Buzz and workshops covering a wide range of topics from time management to how to lose weight. 

Relationship Building
Gary Vaynerchuk, a successful entrepreneur and four-time New York Times best selling author said, "Saying hello doesn't have an ROI.  It's about building relationships".  That say's so much more than the term "networking" doesn't it?  We have some great relationship building events that can do wonders for you and your business.  Some examples are Good Morning Shoals! Breakfasts, Networking at Noon and Business After Hours. These are great opportunities to get to know other members in a relaxed and fun atmosphere!

Committee Participation
We have several committees made up solely of our members that meet and work to make a difference in the Chamber, in area businesses and in our community.  Do you have a talent or specific area of interest? Pick a committee and let's get busy!

Insurance Discounts
Chamber members recieve a 12% discount on most policies (both personal and business) with insurance companies that are members. Ask us for a list of agents and get the details. 

Job Board - Coming Soon
Our Job Board is one of our most popular pages on our website.  Exclusively for our members use, the Job Board allows members to log in and post their job openings which instantaneously places it online.  This becomes searchable by any search engine... and when the Chamber is contacted about a job opening, staff directs them to the Job Board allowing you a wider range of potential employees or interns to best suit your needs!