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  • Membership Benefits

     

  • Referrals The Chamber receives many calls, letters, and emails requesting specific needs. These requests are referred to Chamber member businesses. Chamber members receive a competitive advantage over non-members.

     

    Networking Through chamber-sponsored events and activities, there are many opportunities to make valuable business contacts.

     

    Discounts Chamber members can receive substantial discounts on insurance, Internet service, and Blue Gate Theatre tickets. The Member2Member program has over 40 discounts from local businesses available to Chamber members.

     

    Website Listing Each chamber member is listed twice on the chamber’s website, once by category and once by alphabetical order. Displayed is an address, telephone number, website and/or Facebook page. This listing also states the type of service each member offers.

     

    Weekly Member e-Blast Every Thursday morning an email is sent sharing Chamber members’ news, sales, events, classes, seminars, employment opportunities, etc.

     

    Monthly Newsletter The Chamber provides a monthly newsletter to help keep its members informed about what’s going on in the community and within the chamber. Let the Chamber help you with your advertising, this gives you exposure to over 800 local readers.

     

    Monthly Membership Luncheons The second Thursday of each month a Chamber Membership Luncheon is held. A member's business can sponsor this event and have an opportunity to showcase their business. The chamber provides a speaker to talk about topics of interest.

     

    Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening Services The chamber can assist you in any special ribbon cutting or grand opening ceremony, in addition to providing media coverage for your special event.

     

    Annual Golf Outing The annual chamber golf outing is one of the main events of the chamber, raising funds for operation and special projects. Additionally, advertising opportunities are offered to members during this event.

     

    Annual Membership Meeting This is an annual gathering of chamber members to hear accomplishments of the organization along with a members’ showcase and trade show. Awards are presented and Board of Directors elections are held in conjunction with this event.

     

    Relocation Packets  Current real estate guides, along with literature on area businesses, are available to new residents to our community. The Chamber also has telephone books and other pertinent information on local businesses, schools, utilities, and community services.

     

    Calendar of Events A calendar of upcoming Chamber events is provided on the Chamber’s website.

     

    Legislative Updates Many voices speak louder that one; the chamber monitors current legislation, keeping the membership informed on issues that may affect their business. This committee also hosts “Meet the Candidate”, allowing the candidates for political office to speak to the public about their platforms.

     

    City-County Maps County and town maps are available in the chamber office.

     

    Student Packets A packet on Lagrange County citing demographics, a brief history, along with information about the Amish community are provided upon request to students for report writing.