The following benefits are offered to aLL members : (Some Limitations May Apply)
80% Discount on Chamber Website Advertising:
Regular price $1,000/year - making the final cost for Chamber Members only $200/year!
For business owners who have ownership in multiple businesses and/or businesses with multiple locations, the Chamber allows each of the various businesses to be promoted separately in the Local Business Directory and in annual publications. One account is set-up, but in the Local Business Directory, each of the businesses with mutual ownership and/or multiple locations falling in the same or lower tiers are promoted separately.
This allowance is available to members with mutual ownership (defined as a majority share of the ownership by the Chamber Board of Directors) and up to three (3) affiliated businesses with common ownership shall be entitled to a 50% discount on their annual membership fees, provided that the fee is for the highest membership tier for their businesses.
It is the responsibility of the business owner to ensure that the Chamber is aware of the mutual ownership and/or multiple locations and to provide the information needed for the Local Business Directory on the Chamber website.
Exclusive Listings Chamber Directories (Coming in 2015!):
This publication will be put together as an annual membership directory by the Pope County Tribune in the next couple of months.
The yellow-page style listings will be FREE to all Chamber members. Chamber members will also have an opportunity to purchase advertising space in the directory for added publicity and marketing through the Pope County Tribune. We encourage you to participate in this program as well as the Minnewaska Area Visitor Guide as that is a marketing tool distributed outside of the local area.
In addition to the membership directory, we plan to have a Pope County directory listing all of the government agencies for the local areas, city information pages, a section for the Chamber programs/initiatives, and even a member coupon directory. Participation is limited to Chamber members only.
These directories will be spiral bound books (or something similar) and one directory will be distributed to all of our Chamber members and also included in our Welcome Tazewell packets and to the general public through our office. (Some limitations may apply)!
Exclusive Listing in our Online Local Business Directory:
The Chamber website has a "Local Area Businesses, Industries, & Organizations: (Business Directory) section which is an exclusive listing for Chamber Members, similar to an online "Yellow Page" directory. In addition, at the end of each calendar year, the Chamber publishes a full-page Thank You ad in the Pope County Tribune, listing ALL Chamber members from that year.
Discount on Pope County Community Expo Booth Rental:
The Pope County Community Expo is one of the area's largest events, which provides an opportunity to showcase your business, organization, or event at reduced rates compared to the standard or Partner Affiliate Chamber member discounts.
This event is Free to the public to attend and offers a variety of exhibits, activities, speakers, demonstrations, etc.
Free Chamber (Community) Meeting Use & Prioritized Reservations:
The Chamber office has a newly remodeled and expanded Community Meeting area that is offered FREE on a First-Come, First-Serve reservation listing.
Display space can be flyers for the wall, brochures, magazines, business cards, or post cards in our information section of the Chamber, or other types of displays visible to the public. (Some limitations may apply).
Free Promotion of your Business and/or Organization through:
Do you have a suggestion for an additional benefit that the Chamber might be able to offer? Please let us know as we ARE YOUR CHAMBER and WITHOUT YOU, WE CEASE TO EXIST!