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Membership Benefits

Enhancing Your Business Growth!

By joining the Smithville Chamber, members have a vast array of opportunities to grow their business – from advertising to connectivity. Being a part of our community means contributing to making Smithville a better place to work, live, shop and play. Let's work together to make our town thrive!

Joining a Chamber of Commerce: Benefits and Resources for Your Business

Numerous studies have revealed the benefits of becoming a member of a chamber of commerce. Instant credibility is among the most significant advantages, which includes increased consumer awareness, reputation, and the probability of future patronage. Chamber membership can establish your business as trustworthy, a community leader, and an active contributor.

 

Besides instant credibility, you can leverage powerful resources and networking tools to propel your business to the next level. These include opportunities to meet key elected officials, influence local policy, attend free networking events, and gain consumer access through the Chamber's website.

Opportunities

Banner Advertising - Increase your local presence and gain credibility for your business on the front railing of our building. $150 per month.

Business of the Month - Business of the Month regularly features a member of the Smithville Area Chamber of Commerce. Businesses are chosen at our monthly luncheons.

Business Excellence Award - Peer and community selected nominations are presented and winners are announced in February at the Community Awards Banquet.

Chamber Benefit Plan - The Chamber Benefit Plan offers an affordable medical coverage solution to small employers in Missouri. Learn more: ChamberBenefitPlan.com

Chamber Cash - Chamber Cash is a gift certificate that can be redeemed with participating member businesses just like cash! It can be purchased at the Chamber office or on our website. Chamber Cash makes a great incentive or gift option. By purchasing Chamber Cash you're not only supporting your local Chamber, you're supporting local businesses. A list of participating businesses can be found on our website so recipients know exactly where they can go to redeem their Chamber Cash.

Chamber eGift Card - The Chamber eGift Card is a virtual gift card that can be redeemed with participating member businesses just like a Mastercard Gift Card!

Chamber Map - An online Chamber Map to locate and promote chamber members only.

Constant Contact Discount - Because of our partnership with Constant Contact, members of the Smithville Area Chamber of Commerce qualify for a special discount on Constant Contact email marketing.

Conference Room - Use our conference room for presentations, interviews, client pitches or training for your business.

eBlasts - Your exclusive email message sent to 900+ individual email addresses within the Smithville community and businesses on the date of your choice. $50 for the first one in a month and $10 for another in the same month.

Enhanced Online Directory Listing - Members are given access to a virtual world of resources & connections. Your contact information will be listed in alphabetical & categorical order on the Chamber's website with free hot links from the directory. You can enhance your Business Profile by adding photos, videos, maps, and other features.

Exclusive Referrals - The Chamber provides thousands of referrals to its members annually, connecting them to area visitors, new residents, and other businesses. This valuable service is exclusive to Chamber members, and non-members are not eligible to receive referrals. By not becoming a member, businesses may miss out on numerous opportunities for growth and development.

Leadership Development - Serving on the Board of Directors is a position of great responsibility that brings many rewards. Joining the Chamber Board provides members a chance to take a more proactive role & contribute to the community while honing leadership skills & fostering valuable relationships. This experience will benefit your career for years to come.

Membership Directory - A beautiful print directory filled with with all members both alphabetically and by category, and has a full 12 month shelf life. Our directory is both print and digital, and features all original, all local content. It is full color, and stunningly presented.

Membership Monthly e-Newsletter - Our monthly membership email newsletter is full of member to member announcements, membership benefits & Chamber events. It's your monthly source of all thing Chamber. These go out on the first of every month. Please get me any information 2 days before the first.

Member Spotlight VideoPromote and market your product or service. Increase engagement on your digital and social channels. Educate your consumers and customers. Reach your audience with a new medium. Video is a useful tool that keeps audience members engaged with the brand in a way that's simple and easy to digest. Spotlights are limited to once per month and can be included in a weekly update or monthly newsletter for $25. Upgrade to a standalone eBlast for an additional $50.

Networking - Joining the Chamber provides many benefits, but the most enjoyable and gratifying reason is the opportunity to network. The Chamber offers a diverse range of events tailored to meet the needs of its members.

New Resident Welcome Program - We welcome all new movers to Smithville, bringing gifts and coupons from our local businesses. Did you know that new movers will spend more in the first 6 months of a move than the average consumer will spend in three years, and they are 5 times more likely to become your loyal customer if you reach them first?

It is never too late to get in on our new New Resident Welcome Basket. Simply contact Erika at the chamber office
at 816-532-0946 or email director@smithvillechamber.org
$4 per New Resident basket.

Real World Learning Partner - Provide a Real World Learning opportunity for local students at every level, K-12. It is a type of learning which is authentically tied to the world of work. When students learn in a “Real World” way, they are immersed in a rich meaningful experience closely associated with a job, occupation or project. Let us help you get connected.

Ribbon Cuttings - Celebrate Milestones with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony through the Chamber. Commemorate your grand opening, relocation or expansion. We'll provide ceremonial scissors, ribbon, and even share photos in our newsletters and video on the Chamber's website and Facebook page. Our staff will also help coordinate attendance by Chamber and community members.

Shredding Service - With you membership, you have access to the Chamber's secure shredding service. Members are allowed to bring in one box per month to be placed in the shredding bin, which is located at the Chamber office.

Smithville Job Boards - Post job openings and volunteer opportunities on the Chamber website. A Facebook group The Smithville, Missouri Job Board was created to connect employers with potential employees. A one stop shop for all Chamber Member job postings in the Smithville area.

Smithville Scoop e-Newsletter - Our weekly community email newsletter full of member announcements, membership benefits and chamber events. It's your weekly source of all things Chamber. Submit your info by Thursday morning.

Social Media Shares - Your business post may be shared and/or your business tagged in various Chamber social media posts throughout the year. Use #smithvillemochamber and #shoplocalsmithville

Sponsorship Opportunities - Leverage the marketing power of the Chamber to position yourself front-and-center within the area’s business community! Whether you choose to sponsor a monthly luncheon, networking event, or other special event, we offer opportunities for businesses and budgets of every size.

Website Banner Ads - Increase your local presence and gain credibility for your business on our website. With online display advertising, you will make a good impression by promoting your service and products on an engaging, authoritative and credible website. $100 per month.

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