Chamber membership is an investment in your business, your brand, and the community where you do business.
Good Reasons to Be a Part of the Chamber:
- NETWORKING: People do business with people they know! Perhaps no greater benefit exists for membership than networking with other members. The Chamber of Commerce provides many opportunities for the business community to connect with each other.
- WEBSITE & MEMBERS DIRECTORY: Members automatically receive free listings in the Membership Directory and on The Chamber’s website. New members are listed in the “New Member Spotlight” found on the Chamber’s website.
- REFERRALS: Business referrals are one of the most valuable benefits of your membership. The Chamber loves referring your business. Whether through phone inquiry, email, online or a visit to the Chamber’s offices, businesses, residents and visitors alike will find information about your company. Referrals through the Chamber’s website and online Membership Directory continue to grow and generate new leads for Chamber members.
- RIBBON CUTTINGS & GRAND OPENINGS: A great way to start your business off to the right start. A Chamber Ribbon Cutting offers a free media opportunity for your business. These ceremonies increase the visibility of new or expanding businesses and are provided free of charge to new Chamber members. We publicize your grand opening to all the Chamber of Commerce members.
- BUSINESS RESOURCE CENTER: Only Chamber of Commerce members may prominently display their business card, flyers, and brochures in the Chamber of Commerce lobby. Come by with your promotional material and display your business to visitors every month.
- TRAINING FOR BUSINESS GROWTH: Education, training and advancement opportunities geared specifically to the business community and the continuing education of you and your employees.
- CHAMBER WEEKLY EMAIL ANNOUNCEMENTS: Every week members have the opportunity to send information about their organization to the Chamber. Information will then be sent out to all Chamber members in an email blast every Tuesday afternoon.
- CHAMBER SCHOLARSHIP: Chamber members are eligible to apply for our Chamber Scholarship. This is a local scholarship for Vermilion Chamber of Commerce members. Any student of parents who are employed by a Vermilion Chamber of Commerce member in good standing, or any employee or owner of a member in good standing is eligible to apply.
- BULK MAIL PROGRAM: Savings are offered to Chamber Members in good standing. Chamber members are invited to use our bulk mail permit for mail outs. Bulk mail permits are costly, and we know that not every business has one. If you are a Chamber member, you can take advantage of the discounts available through bulk mail by calling us when you are ready to do your next mailing of 200 or more identical pieces. For your convenience, we will process your mailer, deliver it to the post office and send you a bill for the postage…and we’ll always show you just how much you saved!