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MEMBER BENEFITS

 

MONTHLY BUSINESS NETWORKING EVENTS

One of the most valuable services the Chamber offers its members is the opportunity to network with customers, potential customers and other local business contacts through Chamber events. Event schedules include a wide variety of gatherings; some in small group settings and others that draw larger crowds for broader exposure.  As a Chamber member you have the opportunity to participate in the following at no cost or for special Chamber member rates: 

  • New Member Orientation
  • Annual Chamber Dinner
  • Business After Hours Events
  • Various Luncheons, Showcases and Expos
  • Annual Chamber Classic Golf Outing
  • Member Celebrations

(Click here for current event listing.)

 

ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITIES

Web Site Advertising 
Increase exposure for your business by advertising on the Chamber’s website!
Banner Advertising: $200/3months, $350/6months and $600/12months (limited space available)
Enhanced Listing in the online directory:
Link to your website - Free!
Hi-lighted listing - $50 for the year
Logo included with listing - $100 for the year

Newsletter Advertising 
Business card sized ads are available in our printed newsletter for only $75 per ad. Published quarterly, the newsletter reaches our business community with a readership of over 600.  Additional copies of the newsletter are distributed at events, on company visits and to the general public. Advertise an upcoming special, an event or simply continue to get your name out to our community.  Limited space available – call the Chamber to reserve your ad space today!

 

EVENT SPONSORSHIPS

 

Chamber Classic Golf Outing The premiere networking event of the year, held at a member Golf Course! This year's course: Hastings Country Club  Date: Friday June 6, 2014
Estimated attendance is 150
Sponsorship levels: $100 - $2,500
Business After Hours

Host a Business After Hours Event at your place of business allowing the business community to become acquainted with all you have to offer! 
When: Monthly
Estimated attendance is 50-100
Sponsorship: $125 plus food and beverages

Educational Workshops Features business-focused topics and offers members the opportunity to promote their business through marketing of the events and on the date of the program.
Dates: 4-program series offered 4-6 times throughout the year
Sponsorship level: $100 - $300 per series
Healthcare Summit The Chamber’s newest business Summit focused on bottom-line results through health and wellness.
2013 Program: Date TBD 
Estimated annual attendance:  100-125
Sponsorship:  $300 - $1000  (Booking for 2013)
Chamber Annual Dinner Annual Event with the entire business community! Annual Chamber Member Awards, ATHENA Award Recognition and Year in Review
When: Jan
Estimated annual attenance is 150+
Sponsorship levels: $300 - $1500
Annual ATHENA Award

The nationally-recognized ATHENA Award was introduced in Barry County in 2009 with the first recipient being Lani Forbes, Executive Director of the Barry County United Way!


When: Awarded at the Chamber Annual Dinner each Jan
Estimated annual attendance:  150+
Signature Sponsorship Levels:  $1500 - $2500

ATHENA Young Professional Nomination Form

ATHENA Leadership Nomination Form

Chamber Barry Bucks

New sponsorship currently unavailable.
Hastings City Bank serves as the current Chamber Barry Bucks Sponsor.

View all Barry Buck participants here.

Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball

Tournament

Annual event located downtown Hastings with 150+ teams.  Several sponsorship levels available.

Date: June 29th & 30th

Estimated attendance: 2000+

Sponsorship levels: $300 - $2500

Sponsorship form here

  Additional Sponsorship Opportunities to be offered throughout the year – call the Chamber at 269.945.2454 for more information on upcoming promotional sponsorship opportunities.

 

 

BUSINESS PROMOTION

Business Card & Brochure Display
Display your business card and brochure at the Chamber office!  The Chamber is host to many visitors including tourists, residents, business leaders and many others.  Many of our office visitors walk out with promotional materials or contact information for Chamber member organizations.  Don’t miss out on this free opportunity to get your Chamber member organization noticed!

Chamber Membership Plaque
The Chamber Membership Committee faithfully delivers the annual Chamber Member plaque to your office or place of business each Spring.  Display your Chamber Member Plaque at your business so customers know you are part of the area's premiere business association! 

 

SHOP LOCAL / BUY LOCAL SUPPORT

Chamber Barry Buck Participation
As a Chamber member you are eligible to participate in the Chamber Barry Buck Program.  View current participants here.  Now more than ever it is critical to support local commerce and the Chamber Barry Buck Program is designed to keep local dollars circulating in Barry County, more specifically with participating Chamber Members.  Since 2008, over $200,000 worth of Barry Bucks have been sold and are on a steady increase year after year.  Participation is free with Chamber membership as an opt-in program. 

Window Cling
Chamber provides window clings that will prominently identify your business as a Chamber Barry Buck program participant welcoming shoppers to redeem Barry Bucks at your place of business.


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