Low-Cost to No-Cost Ways to Market your Business through your Membership in the St Marys Area Chamber of Commerce
Marketing is a must for a business in today’s market place. According to Business Experts, Marketing should be considered an investment in your business not an expense. Repetition is key to marketing as it can take up to 9 times for someone to see your marketing piece before you are remembered. Are you taking advantage of your marketing benefits as a Chamber Member? We have several affordable and some free ways for you to promote your business through your membership in the St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce.
Chambergram - Published weekly, it is free to submit your event and any announcements you have. This is sent to more than 250 people weekly. Simply send us your news, anniversaries, etc.
Chamber Champion – Become a Chamber Champion sponsor of our website and have your logo with a link back to your website prominently displayed on our website for $200 per year.
Business After Hours, Open House or Special Event - A great way to promote your business, its products and services, is to host an event at your business location. The Chamber has many ways we can help you promote your event and reap big benefits in helping with your attendance. Call or email Abby for more information on this program.
Special Hint for attending Chamber Functions – Use Chamber meetings and events to market your business (bring your business cards). As a member, you are invited to all Chamber functions.
FREE Opportunities - You can participate in the “Welcome Home to St Marys” program by dropping off your promotional or discount materials to the Chamber office – they are given to all new residents of St Marys when they have their water turned on.
Business Spotlight – You complete an information sheet on your business and it will be included in the chamber newsletter at no additional cost to your membership. We also feature New Members for Free in our “Welcome New Members” Section and we highlight a Business of the Week in our Email Update, Facebook and in the Newsletter.
Chamber’s Membership Directory and St Marys Area Chamber Web Site
- FREE Listing in Membership Directory on www.stmarysohio.org - we will even link to your website for FREE.
- FREE Listing of your business event on the Chamber’s Calendar of Events.
- Hot Deals – Include store coupons and special offers on the Chamber’s website with expiration dates for FREE.
- Job Search – add your own job openings to the Chamber’s website for FREE.
FREE and Most Effective
One of the best ways to promote your business through your chamber membership is by getting involved. Serve on a committee, volunteer for chamber events and activities, help out with special functions, attend large meetings such as the Annual Banquet, and attend Ribbon Cuttings and Business After Hours. Get to know new friends and at the same time promote your business.
NETWORKING is a BIG benefit that the Chamber can offer. All you have to do is show up and be ready to introduce yourself.
We have seen many people grow their business successfully through Networking via SMACC.
Be sure to get your free “Shop Local First…It Matters!” decal to display at your business.
**Note: Prices are subject to change.