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Benefits of Membership

Do consumers really support businesses because they are chamber members? According to a recent study compiled by the Shapiro Group of Atlanta, GA, the answer is decidedly YES.

  • When consumers know that a restaurant franchise is a member of the chamber of commerce, they are 40% more likely to consider buying from it.
  • When consumers know that an insurance company is a member, they are 43% more likely to consider buying from it.
  • When consumers know that a small business is a member of the Chamber, they are 44% more likely to think favorably of it and 63% more likely to purchase goods or services from the company in the future.

The study results show that being active in the local Chamber of Commerce is a good strategy for businesses to use.

Chamber Membership communicates to your customers that (1) you use good business practices, (2) are reputable, (3) care about customers, and (4) are involved in your community.

You may read the entire details of the study on the web at: http://www.chamberorganizer.com/ectowndemo/docs/TheRealValueofJoiningaLocalChamber.pdf

 

Level Annual Fee
Diamond 1,200.00
Gold 600.00
Silver 300.00
Bronze 175.00
Individual 100.00
Silver Eagle 35.00
Silver Eagle Couple 50.00
*Nonprofits and municipalities get 30% discount at any level.

 


Individual Level - $100.00/yr

 

The Individual Level is available to employees and agents of member businesses as well as to anyone outside of business who wants to support Rabun County through participation in the Chamber.

Benefits:

  • One individual contact listings
  • Customer Referrals
  • Invitation to all Networking events
  • Business Card placement at the Welcome Center
  • Member Recognition & Membership Plaque
  • Authorization to use the Chamber Logo
  • Opportunity to Volunteer
  • Voting Privilege at Chamber Annual Meeting

 


Bronze Level - $175.00/yr

 

This membership investment is recommended to new and small businesses wishing to establish or grow their identity through business networking and Chamber events. This level is not available to businesses with more than 25 employees.

 

Benefits:

  • Two individual contact listings
  • Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for new businesses
  • Discounts for advertising through local media for new businesses
  • Discounts on insurance
  • Chamber Website listing with link to your site
  • Invitation to all Networking events
  • Business Referrals
  • Business Card placement at the Welcome Center
  • Member Recognition, Membership Plaque or Window Decal
  • Inclusion in the Chamber Consumers Guide
  • Authorization to use the Chamber Logo in company ads
  • Opportunity to Volunteer
  • Voting Privilege at Chamber Annual Meeting

 

Nonprofits & Municipalities may participate at the Bronze Level with 30% discount.  ($123)

 


Silver Level $300.00/yr

 

The Silver Level is recommended to established businesses wishing to strengthen their involvement in the community and gain further access to customers and community leaders.  This Level is not available to businesses with more than 100 employees.

 

Benefits:

  • Two individual contact listings
  • Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for new businesses
  • Discounts for advertising through local media for new members
  • Discounts on insurance
  • Chamber Website listing with link to your site
  • Business Referrals
  • Invitation to all Networking events
  • Business Card placement at the Welcome Center
  • Member Recognition & Membership Plaque
  • Authorization to use the Chamber Logo in company ads
  • Opportunity to Volunteer
  • Voting Privilege at Chamber Annual Meeting

 

- PLUS -

Prominent Logo Placement Inside Chamber Website  ($100 value)

Prominent Rack Card Placement at Welcome Center ($100 value)

Newsletter Sidebar Ad, 2 Editions ($40 value)

Silver Level Sponsorship of a Chamber Event of Choice  ($200 value)

Two Tickets to the Sponsored Event ($70 value)

 

Total Value: $685

Package Savings = 56%

 

Nonprofits & Municipalities may participate at the Silver Level with an additional 30% discount.  ($210)

 


Gold Level $600.00/yr

 

The Gold Membership level is recommended for active businesses wanting to capitalize on their leadership position.  Members at this level are recognized throughout the county as active supporters of both business and community.

 

Benefits:

  • Two individual contact listings
  • Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for new businesses
  • Discounts for advertising through local media for new members
  • Discounts on insurance
  • Chamber Website listing with link to your site
  • Business Referrals
  • Invitation to all Networking events
  • Business Card placement at the Welcome Center
  • Member Recognition & Membership Plaque
  • Authorization to use the Chamber Logo in company ads
  • Opportunity to Volunteer
  • Voting Privilege at Chamber Annual Meeting

 

- PLUS -

Prominent Logo Placement Inside Chamber Website ($100 value)

Prominent Rack Card Placement at Welcome Center ($100 value)

Newsletter Sidebar Ad, 4 Editions  ($80 value)

Gold Level Sponsorship of a Chamber Event of Choice  ($400 value)

Two Tickets to the Sponsored Event ($70 value)

Spot Ad on Welcome Center TV Channel ($150 value)

Front Porch Rack Space ($100 value)

 

Total Value: $1,175

Package Savings = 49%

 

Nonprofits & Municipalities may participate at the Gold Level with an additional 30% discount.  ($420)

 


 

Diamond Level $1,200 / Yr

 

This is the premier membership level.  Members at this level are recognized throughout the county as significant drivers of Rabun’s economy as well as being responsible for the success and viability of both the Chamber and Community.

 

Benefits:

  • Four individual contact listings
  • Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for new Businesses
  • Chamber Website listing with link to your site
  • Discounts for advertising through local media for new members
  • Business Referrals
  • Invitation to all Networking events
  • Discount on insurance
  • Business Card placement at the Welcome Center
  • Member Recognition, Membership Plaque or Window Decal
  • Authorization to use the Chamber Logo in company ads
  • Opportunity to Volunteer
  • Voting Privilege at Chamber Annual Meeting

 

- PLUS -

Front Page Banner Ad on Chamber Website ($400 value)

Prominent Logo placement Inside Chamber Website ($100 value)

Prominent Rack Card Placement at Welcome Center ($100 value)

Prominent Logo Placement in All Newsletters ($250 value)

Newsletter Sidebar Ad, 6 Editions  ($120 value)

Diamond Level Sponsorship of a Chamber Event of Choice  ($650 value)

Two Tickets to the Sponsored Event ($70 value)

Feature Ad on Welcome Center TV Channel ($500 value)

Front Porch Rack Space ($100 value)

 

Total Value = $2,465

Package Savings = 51%

 

Nonprofits & Municipalities may participate at the Diamond Level with an additional 30% discount.  ($840)

 


 

The Rabun County Chamber of Commerce is

a Not for Profit 501 (c) 6 corporation serving Rabun County businesses and citizens since 1976.

Membership dues are commonly deductible as

regular business expense.



 

2015 Executive Committee

Robert Knighton, Chairman – Individual Member

Kathy Blalock, 1st Vice Chair – Kathy Blaylock & Associates

Pam Hyer, Secretary - Bear Creek Realty

Juanita Shope, Treasurer - Regions Bank

Tony Allred, President

 

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Clayton, GA 30525

 

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