As a small business, being recognized by your local chamber of commerce is one of the most beneficial ways of being supported in your community. Whatever type of industry you’re in, support from other like-minded people can further your customer reach, as well as put you in the spotlight through social media, community events, and chamber of commerce publications. Here in Jefferson County, Tennessee, our Chamber of Commerce offers different levels of membership, which we will explore, highlighting the benefits of each membership level.
Entry Level Memberships
Depending on your business size, Jefferson County Chamber has three entry level memberships, Individual ($75), Non-Profit ($100), and Silver ($200), that offer an array of chamber benefits. This level of membership allows you to post business events to our online community events calendar, free advertising in the Chamber Connect, a printed membership directory, and government resources at local, state, and federal levels. You will also receive the chamber newsletters and correspondence updates, a chamber window decal and membership plaque to display in your place of business, promotion as a new member online, directory listing online as well as in print, and invitations to attend monthly networking events. Access to professional development seminars, notary services, and ribbon cutting services and promotions are also available to you as an entry level chamber member. Member-to-member discount programs are also available, as well as business referrals, business brochures displayed in the Jefferson County Visitor Center, and the opportunity to serve on a chamber committee. This is a great first step to becoming an important and valued member of our local community.
A Step Up: Why Upgrade?
If you’re looking to upgrade your chamber membership, or if you’re coming in as a new member interested in more benefits, our Gold ($450) membership may be the right fit! As a Gold level chamber member, you receive all the benefits of our entry level membership, with the addition of upgraded services and advantages. In our member directory, you receive two category listings, as well as a 10 word business description, giving the community a better idea of what your business offers. Our Gold members also enjoy the benefits of social media recognition, which can significantly improve outreach online. One of the best benefits, however, is the inclusion of your business in the visitor and relocation packets that guests and new community members receive upon arriving to Jefferson County. We all know how important first impressions can be, so having your business as one of the first introduced to new community members can greatly impact your connections.
If you want to make a splash and really get your business presence known, opt for our highest membership Platinum ($1000) to reap the most benefits of being a chamber member. Along with all the benefits previously mentioned, you’ll receive an exclusive opportunity of having an enhanced listing in our membership directory, with a twenty-five word profile description, as well as your business logo and photo. We know that consumers are drawn to pictures, so this will put your business front and center. Social media spotlights are also reserved for Platinum members, as well as a link to your business website from the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce website.
Want To Give More?
Interested in investing more in the economic development of Jefferson County? We’d love to have you become a Chamber Executive Partner (minimum $3000 investment). This establishes you as an important and influential community leader, and you’ll be recognized prominently in our chamber lobby and on our website as a current partner. Along with an honorary Platinum Chamber Membership, you’ll receive two complimentary tickets to our annual Chamber Banquet, company logo and name prominently promoted at al chamber events, and a unique “Pay It Forward” membership allocation for two small aspiring local businesses to present.
More Than A Membership, It’s A Partnership
The Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce has over 325 members, serving the municipalities in Jefferson County including Baneberry, Dandridge, Jefferson City, New Market, and White Pine.
Our Chamber community is focused on one common goal — to make Jefferson County the best possible place to live, work, play, and do business. With an eye to the future, our Chamber, its member businesses, and the citizens of Jefferson County recently completed a county-wide Strategic Action Plan. Our staff is committed to making a positive impact on our members and their businesses. Our primary goal is to be more member-centric and work hard to be more supportive of our members and their initiatives. If this sounds like a place for your business to grow and thrive, we want to hear from you. To view our membership tiers or fill our an application for membership check out our how to join section. We look forward to welcoming you to our Chamber Family!