The Value of Chamber Membership
On behalf of the Sullivan Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, I want to say thank you for your membership and we hope that you find us a valuable resource for your business or organization. I encourage every business in our area to look at becoming a member and let us help you achieve your goals through the many benefits that are offered.
I got involved with our chamber to grow the business that I operate. I found out that it is also one of the best ways to be engaged and support the community that I love and grew up in. There are many different events that the Chamber puts on which are not only good for promoting business but are ways of helping others in the process. Part of being in business is being a good corporate citizen. This means that we support our community that supports our business. I have seen wonderful things happen in the Sullivan area when we all come together and work towards a common goal. This is what our Sullivan Area Chamber of Commerce is all about! I hope that if you are not a member, that you will become an active member and help us grow your business or organization and at the same time enrich our area for this generation and many more to come.
2021 Chamber Board President
CHAMBER QUICK FACTS
The Sullivan Chamber is not funded by a government entity. The Sullivan Chamber has been steadily growing, with an 11% membership increase in 2018. *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 2020, the Sullivan Chamber Facebook page has had a 39% 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.
Weekly Email Newsletter: Advertise the events and promotions of your business in our "Weekly Bulleting" 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
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
January, April and October
Member Appreciation Dinner
March 14, 2021
Annual Awards Banquet
April 17, 2021
Home & Garden Show
March 13, 2021
New Teacher Bags
December 3 & 4, 2021
WEEKLY BULLETIN SPOTLIGHT
The "Weekly Bulletin" newsletter is distributed weekly 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:
▪ Facebook: @SullivanChamber
▪ In Person or by Mail: #2 West Springfield Road
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.