The Powerful Benefits of Membership
The mission of the Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce is to create, maintain, and promote a vital, thriving business climate throughout the Amherst area and to initiate and support the civic, educational, recreational, and economic well being of the Amherst Area.
The Chamber should be an important part of your Marketing Plan! By being involved and exercising your marketing opportunities, an Amherst Area Chamber Membership is a wise and valuable investment that will pay your business back in large dividends!
Marketing & Advertising
► FREE listing in annual Membership Directory and Resource Guide. (26,000 copies distributed through Daily Hampshire Gazette and Amherst Bulletin)
► FREE listing on www.amherstarea.com
► www.amherstarea.com sponsorships,banners, and links
► Scheduled Breakfast & sponsorship opportunities
► Monthly “After Five” Social sponsorships (2nd Wed. of the month)
► Tile ads in weekly Constant Contact email blast
► Annual Golf Tournament sponsorships (for both contests and players’ goody bags)
► Annual Dinner Journal advertising
► Annual advertising in the Membership Directory and Resource Guide (26,000 distributed)
► Bi-Annual advertising in Relocation Guide, with a distribution of 5,000
► Annual advertising in Pioneer Valley Visitors’ Guide—(125,000 distributed throughout the Northeast and USA)
► FREE consultations with counselor from the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network (MSBDCN)
► Direct access to government and agency resources for business information and funding
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
► Relocating or just opened your business? The chamber offers Ribbon Cutting Ceremony services Mon-Fri. We invite all chamber board members, ambassadors, and members of the chamber. We also include the ribbon, scissors, and pictures in the chamber member mentions e-newsletter and the Daily Hampshire Gazette.
Member Referrals & Networking
► As a member-only referral organization, the Chamber drives business directly to Chamber members. The Chamber office & website receive hundreds of inquiries each month.
► Scheduled Breakfasts with noteworthy speakers
► Monthly “After Five” Socials, (2nd Wednesday of the month)
► Committee involvement (More than ten to choose from!)
► Direct referrals via www.amherstarea.com and through Chamber office
► Annual Legislative Breakfast
► Meetings with town offices and community groups
► Concerted media relations and PR activities
► Events and activities that support local business and enrich the community
Special Discounts & Group Buying Power
► Member-to-member discount program