WHAT DO MEMBERS GET FOR THEIR DUES?
A Chamber membership provides you instant access to a network of area businesses and organizations. While networking events are one thing we do, our commitment to help you make business connections goes much deeper than monthly get-togethers to exchange business cards. We want to help you make better connections…high quality contacts. Through events, programs, and services as diverse as our member’s needs, we are helping our members build beneficial business relationships. Past training has included email marketing and social media seminars.
Business After Hours
Business After Hours is one of our largest networking events. Members make new connections with potential clients and colleagues in a relaxed atmosphere accompanied by refreshments. After hours is always hosted by a chamber member and all members a welcome to host the event. We suggest requesting a spot on the calendar well in advance. There are limited opportunities each year.
We offer each member the opportunity to submit news and information into our weekly newsletter. Our newsletter reaches a much larger audience than just our membership. It is a great way to get quick exposure in the community for your business or event.
To submit news please email email@example.com
Advertising opportunities exist throughout the year. These include sponsorships of the annual meeting, golf tournament, and farmer’s market. Members receive a cling-on window sticker each year to show your customers and clients that you are a member.
Calls to the office for business information are referred to member businesses. Membership brings a note of credibility and distinction to a business.
All members are listed in our online business directory. Our website is one of the first results when searching for Canton, MS. Often our business listings are the first results when searching for a business name. Our directory is a wonderful resource to both our members and the community.
Chamber Master is the fastest growing member management software company in the United States. We now can make one entry updates for member records, accounting, and our website. Chamber Master saves time, provides convenient access, and improves efficiency and streamlines communication. Chamber Master allows members secure access to their member records online, which are used to generate the business directory on our website.
With Chamber Master you can:
- Change your own business directory listing
- Updates are displayed on the chamber website automatically, immediately!
- Post an event for chamber approval
- Advertise with Hot Deals and monitor the Internet hits
- Post current job openings
- Register for an event online and pay with credit card
- Respond to chamber event invitations with an online RSVP
Chamber Master allows us to:
- Send and Track eReferrals
- Provide Member Information Page for Each Business
- Offer Member To Member Discounts and Hot Deals
- Promote Member and Community Events
- Advertise Sponsorships
- Enable Online Bill Pay for Members and Events
- Interact and Update Using Member Information Center
The Annual Meeting is one of the most important events of the year. It allows the membership a time to come together to celebrate the year’s progress and highlight those members who have gone above and beyond. Annual awards include the Community Service Award, the Merchant of the Year Award, and the Ambassador of the Year Award. We also honor our out-going president and retiring board members.
Ribbon Cuttings/Grand Openings
A Ribbon Cutting/Grand Opening Ceremony is an important part of your overall marketing and advertising plan and is a great way to kick-off a grand opening of a business. It offers an opportunity to meet key leaders in the community and get acquainted with your neighbors and chamber members. We would enjoy assisting you in planning a successful event for your business.
The Chamber Staff will help make things go as smoothly as possible by:
- Notifying the Chamber’s Board of Directors, Ambassadors, City Dignitaries and Chamber members encouraging them to attend your event.
- Putting you in touch with other chamber businesses that can provide catering, deli and beverage services, publicity, and even invitations.
- Bringing the giant scissors.
- Providing the ribbon and bow.
- Providing a professional photographer.
- Providing the media with a media advisory before the event and a press release after.
- Providing a framed photo of the event.
Use of the Chamber Facility
Our facility is available to any chamber member by appointment. We can accommodate up to 20 with seating. Our facility includes a large screen TV for presentations made via connection to a laptop.
Membership Mailing List
Members have access to the full business membership mailing list. We can provide via database or assist with mail merge for printing directly on envelopes and labels.
Ambassadors are highly visible, volunteers who serve as the Chamber’s primary liaison to new Chamber members. Considered the goodwill arm of the Chamber, the Ambassador committee plays an essential role in member recruitment, communication and retention, and each Ambassador is charged with conveying member needs, questions and concerns to Chamber staff, keeping our Chamber in line with our members’ desires.
Members are welcomed to serve on one of our many standing committees. These include the Main Street four-points: Organization, Promotion, Economic Restructuring, and Design. Other subcommittees include Merchants, Canton Recycles, Education, Annual Meeting, Golf Tournament, Women’s Event, and Farmer’s Market. There is a place for everyone who is ready and willing to serve.
MONEY SAVING PROGRAMS
Affordable Health Insurance
Jackson Partnership and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi have combined
efforts to offer health, dental, and disability insurance coverage to small and
mid-sized businesses. ChamberPlus offers competitive rates and comprehensive
services from a large network of providers.
ChamberPlus offers employers and employees things they never thought possible; big company benefits that fit small company budgets. ChamberPlus offers highly competitive premiums along with the cost saving advantages of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield provider networks.
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Receive up to 25%
off of Constant Contact services for you business. If you are looking for an online
marketing solution, Constant Contact will get you up and running with their
personal coaching and 25% off discount. The discount is also available to
members who are already paying for Constant Contact.
Office Depot Discount Program
Chamber members can save up to 30% on frequently used office supplies at Office Depot. Members can even receive free next day delivery. Member employees receive the same great discount when they shop at Office Depot.
- 15% off Toner/Paper on core list
- 30% off General Office Supplies on core list (available by request)
- 5% off all other supply items
- 2.5¢ b/w copies
- 29¢ color copies
- 40% off all other copy services
- Maximum discount on all promotional items
- New break room and cleaning supplies core list 6% to 50% off over 150 items (available by request)
Current members: If you have not received your discount card or if you want to request extra please contact the chamber office. To set-up online ordering please email firstname.lastname@example.org