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Take Advantage of Your Membership

 

When people make an investment, they purchase shares or make a deposit with the purpose of realizing a return on their investment.

 

Those who participate in the management of their own accounts realize he greatest return.

 

When people join the Chamber, they invest in the programs and services the Chamber offers.

 

Those who participate in the management of the Chamber realize the greatest return.

 

People to People Networking

 

Business-After-Hours Mixers†- These are popular get-togethers where members can meet, exchange information and talk business in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. Display your brochure or information at the networking table.

 

Business Expo†- Business showcase `expos", held once a year, offer business owners an excellent marketing vehicle to introduce their goods and services to fellow Chamber members and the community.

 

Councils and Committee Meetings†- The Chamber is a member-owned organization. Participation in Councils and Committees offers members a way to have an effective voice in community business issues, and to meet other business and professional people.

 

Luncheons†- Speakers present current educational and informative business issue solutions in a casual atmosphere. This is also where members can hear what is going on in the various Chamber councils. Display your brochure or information at the networking table.

 

Personal & Professional Development

 

Direct Mail Promotion†- The Chamber's mailing labels - membership labels and relocation requests - are available for purchase and use by members at reduced cost. E-mail and Fax broadcast to the membership on one page black and white is available for a nominal fee.

 

Internet†- Membership guarantees one free link of the member’s business from the Chamber’s web page. Additional listings in different categories are available for $25 each.

 

Bulk Mail Permit†- Use of the Chamber’s bulk mail permit is free to members.

 

Guidance and Counseling†- If you are starting a business, or if a particular business problem has you stumped, the Chamber has means of asssisting you. The Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) is an integral part of the chamber through the Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Small Business Development Center (SBDC). Both offer free counseling sessions to our members.

 

Newsletter Publicity†- 50% off advertising coupon in monthly Voice of Business newsletter. This is available to members for advertising in several ways. Display advertisements and business card ads can be included in each edition. The newsletter is distributed with the Mountain Democrat and Village Life, giving more ad-value for the dollar. People keep the newsletter for the coordinated county calendar of events.

 

Seminars†- The Chamber conducts programs throughout the year designed to improve your opportunities for achieving success. These meetings offer forums for self-improvement and continuing education.

 

Business Assistance & Community Services

 

Business Assistance / Promotion†- The El Dorado County Chamber is responsible for directing and coordinating programs to address the issues of buying and playing locally, job creation,diversification of our economic base through business retention, attraction of consumers outside the county and business start-up assistance programs.

 

Legislative Action Committee†- The Joint Chambers Commission works to take positions on Federal, State and Local issues affecting the business community.

 

Film Promotion†- The El Dorado/Tahoe Film Commission is continuing an aggressive program for attracting the film/television industry to our County.

The on-location film activity brings great economic benefit to the county.

 

Relocation/Tourist/Visitor Information†- The El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce provides information about the community, its recreational opportunities and historical attractions. Requests for information are handed out and/or sent out. The Chamber keeps a record of these requests and lists are available for purchase by members at a reduced cost.

 

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS

 

Brochure Distribution†- All members have the opportunity to place their business advertising brochure or business cards in the Chamber office and visitor centers for distribution to customers and visitors. Networking tables are at all chamber events to display your brochures and information.

 

Chamber Membership Directory & Resource Guide†- Each member receives a listing in, and a complimentary copy of our membership directory. These are distributed to businesses in the region as well. In addition, each member receives a listing on our website business directory.

 

Member to Member Discount†- This program is designed to increase and enhance business of Chamber members by encouraging them to do business with each other. The names of participating businesses are emailed to every Chamber member at the beginning of the month. The discount also appears in red in the business directory on the Chamber's website.

 

Referrals†- Of prime importance are the thousands of requests for referrals for goods and services that come to the office each year.†Chamber members are referred first.

 

Ribbon Cuttings†- For businesses new to the community.

 

MEMBERSHIP IN THE CHAMBER IS AN INVESTMENT IN YOUR BUSINESS FUTURE

 

Chamber Membership Pays Dividends

 

Here are just some of the ways your company realizes a return on investment in the El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce

 

  • Chamber website listing and link
  • Listing in the Chamberís Business Directory
  • Business referrals
  • Membership plaque
  • Advertising discounts
  • Monthly luncheons featuring informative speakers
  • Great networking opportunities at our monthly mixers
  • Hosting a mixer
  • Special events and business related workshops
  • Discounted rates for Bulk mailings
  • Free Certificates of Origin
  • Use of the Chamberís Visitorís Center for brochures & flyers
  • Sponsorship opportunities available at preferred rates
  • Legislative action on issues that impact area businesses
  • Public information services
  • Inquiry Lists Use of the Chamberís logo as membership recognition
  • Business counseling through the SBDC & lending library
  • Ribbon cutting ceremony for new businesses
  • Start earning dividends!

 

What's in it for me?

 

Yes, I know that the Chamber "fights" to preserve the free enterprise system, to prevent bad legislation and government, and to make El Dorado County a great place to live and work . . . but what advantages does the Chamber offer ME ?

 

The following is a list of services and benefits available†FREE†to Chamber members. The dollar amounts listed next to each item illustrate an approximate annual value of these membership advantages.

 

  • Publicity $600
  • Business Referral Service $200
  • Publications & Brochures $300
  • Certificates of Origin (each) $40
  • Bulk Mailing Permit Save 1/3 of postage cost

Unlimited Membership Values:

  • Affiliate Organizations
  • Business and Political contacts
  • Free Business Counseling Service
  • Listing in the business directory on our website
  • Marketing and Research information
  • Membership Mixers
  • Membership Luncheons
  • Networking