ADVERTISE WITH THE RIM COUNTRY REGIONAL
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Participate in Chamber Events
If you're not yet a member, join us! The Chamber holds regular meetings, mixers, ribbon cuttings and major events throughout the year: attend these, pass out business cards, and get to know your fellow members and the services which you can offer one another. Volunteer at the Chamber office or at any of our events: it's good for your business - and good for your health!
Hold a Ribbon-Cutting
Celebrate the opening of your business, and expansion, remodeling, or other happenings that you would like our community and Chamber members to know about. Ribbon cuttings are a free and fun way to let your customers know about you. Pictures of the ribbon-cutting are included in the monthly Chamber newsletter, and appear in our local newspaper on a space-available basis.
Host a Mixer
The Chamber will provide free advertising for your mixer event. Mixers need not be expensive and are a great way to attract clients and community members to your place of business in a relaxed social setting. Be sure to have plenty of marketing materials available (brochures, business cards) to hand out at your event.
Chamber Member Online Directory
The most active page on the Chamber website is our Chamber business directory. Members are included with a simple listing for free. Be sure to check your listing occasionally and let the Chamber know if there are any additions or changes. There are also several opportunities to enhance your listing in this directory: a link to your website, an image or picture of you or your business, and an enhanced description of your business. These enhanced listing opportunities are offered at a very reasonable fee to members. Call the Chamber and ask how you can participate.
Website Banner Ads
Banner ads on the Chamber of Commerce website are displayed on almost every page of the website. This represents a tremendous opportunity to get your name or logo in front of our community. The website tracks, banner ad "click-throughs", so if you have a website, your banner ad can direct Chamber website visitors to your website. Click-through values for the top banner ads are included in the Chamber newsletter each month. Several of the banner ads have regularly attracted more than 100 clicks per month.
Member-2-Member Discount Directory
A new benefit provided by the Chamber to its members, the discount directory provides members a free way to target advertising directly to other Chamber members, through a voluntary discount program. If you are interested in attracting other Chamber members to your client base, contact the Chamber with your creative discount plan.
The Chamber of Commerce sponsors several major events throughout the year. Each of these events, provides free or low-cost ways that you can participate in the event or become a sponsor. If you are a car buff, you can participate by entering a classic or restored car in the car show. Consider renting a booth at a festival, where you may sell merchandise, pass out marketing literature, or just let the thousands of show attendees know about your business. Our other events through the year include the fourth of July parade, the Christmas holiday parade, and the annual Chamber of Commerce member meeting.
Website Advertising If you have a special event or announcement that you would like the community to know about, consider providing information to be posted on our Chamber "Calendar of Events" page on our website. This is a low-cost marketing opportunity that will be seen by visitors to the website. We also offer advertising space on the website at reasonable rates. You might also consider including additional informatoin regarding your business under your directory listing for a small additional charge per year.
Calendar Event Listings
The Chamber maintains an online calendar of events, which is an opportunity to announce your event at no charge. Just fill out our the online event Calendar Form to submit your event.
Email Newsletters & Announcements
We also send email to our membership on a weekly basis. Upcoming events from our calendar are included in the email, as are notices of special interest to members. For a small fee the Chamber will include a special announcement from you to our membership. Please provide a file which will be sent as an attachment to the email (we recommend an Adobe PDF document, under 100Kb).