The Value of Chamber Membership
Growing up in Sullivan I have always known about the chamber but it wasn’t until I was asked to join 5 years ago that I fully understood what all the chamber does for the businesses, organizations and people of our community. Before joining the board I was just someone from a local organization wanting to help out and be a part of some of the great events the chamber has to offer our town.
Through that experience my mission changed and I became involved more in what the chamber was doing as a whole. I joined the board of directors to look for ways to help our community work together and to prosper. This has been my passion for the last few years. Along the way, I have made memorable friendships with great people from our area. Whether it be with the people that have served on the board or the amazing members that we have, the friendships are ones that I cherish.
Now is a great time to be a member. I encourage you to get involved whether it be by joining a committee, coming to the monthly luncheon or chamber board meetings, or by simply going and supporting the other members. If these last few years have taught us anything it is that by coming together and helping each other we can truly make a difference.
The Chamber Board is dedicated to being here for our members. If you ever have any questions or concerns please feel free to reach out and we would be happy to help. It is an honor to be the Sullivan Area Chamber of Commerce President for 2022 and I look forward to working with the board, the chamber members, and the chamber staff to make this a great year!
2022 Chamber Board
CHAMBER QUICK FACTS
The Sullivan Chamber is not funded by a government entity. The Sullivan Chamber has been steadily growing, with an 21% membership increase in 2021. *Consumers are 63% more likely to buy from Chamber members
*According to a national study by the Atlanta marketing firm, The Schapiro Group
Free Listings in Membership Directory and on the chamber’s website.
Display your business cards and brochures in the chamber office.
Many members of the community contact the Chamber with inquiries about products and services in the area. We proudly refer people in the community to our Members.
In 2021, the Sullivan Chamber Facebook page has had a 26% increase in page involvement. The Chamber Facebook page will proudly promote member business, events, promotions and other related page posts.
Celebrate your business with a Ribbon Cutting. Ribbon Cuttings include a write-up in the newspaper, along with a photo of the ceremony and your business.
There are several sponsorship opportunities each year to help promote local businesses.
Businesses and organizations have opportunities to advertise in our Chamber Business Directory and the annual Fair Book, among other publications.
Vacationers and new community members often request information about the area. The Chamber will send information on your business in Relocation & Welcome Packets.
Monthly Email Newsletter: Advertise the events and promotions of your business in our "Monthly Bulletin" newsletter.
Bulk Mail Permit: The Chamber has special postage pricing for members mailing 200 or more identical letters.
Online free training courses available to members.
BE A COMMUNITY LEADER
Join One of these Committees:
Annual Awards Banquet
Home & Garden Show
Cinderella Dream Closet
Dinner on Main Street
Help Staff Chamber Events
Sponsor Chamber Events
Offer a Member-to-Member Discount
Volunteer on the Chamber Board of Directors
NETWORKING AND SPONSORSHIP
Monthly Chamber Luncheons
First Thursday of each month 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Member Appreciation Dinner in July
January 16, 2022
Annual Awards Banquet
March 19, 2022
Home & Garden Show
March 12, 2022
May 13, 2022
New Teacher Bags
December 2 & 3, 2022
MONTHLY BULLETIN SPOTLIGHT
The "Monthly Bulletin" newsletter is distributed at the first of each to more than 500 email addresses, posted on the chamber Facebook page and chamber website. The newsletter features business news and area events. Chamber businesses may place advertisements in the newsletter, free of charge. Send your ads to the Sullivan chamber:
▪ Email: email@example.com
▪ Facebook: @SullivanChamber
▪ In Person or by Mail: #2 West Springfield Road, Sullivan MO 63080
The Sullivan Area Chamber of Commerce is a 501 (c)(6) organization.
Membership investments may be tax deductible as a business expense.
Consult your tax advisor.