CHAMBER MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS Information - The Chamber is a wealth of valuable information to promote your business and community. Referrals of Businesses, Services and Facilities - The Chamber loves referring your business/ organization. Whether it is by phone inquiry, email, online or a visit to the Chamber - offices, businesses, residents and visitors will find valuable information about your company. The West Branch Area Chamber of Commerce has a website listing that continues to grow to create leads for Chamber Members.
Newsletter - the Chamber newsletter, special interest bulletins, monthly meetings, informational programs and timely mailings on subjects vital to your business interest. Goes out quarterly. Gaining Increased Business Credibility - through your customer’s assurance that you are a reputable business working to make Ogemaw County a better place in which to work and live.
Bulk Rate Stamp - Chamber members can use the bulk stamp for bulk rate mailing through the United States Postal Service. Your business does not have to purchase a bulk stamp permit, thus, saving your business at least $190.00 per year.
Visitors Bureau - is the promotion service for Ogemaw County. The Chamber office uses and provides others with a multitude of promotional tools and vehicles in the marketing of Ogemaw County to tourists, business representatives and dignitaries.
Relocation Inquiries - We can provide a list of potential new residents who have requested relocation information. Members are recognized with the information we provide to them before they even get here. Directory Website - listing, your business listed on the Chamber’s web page, with a hot link to your web-site if appropriate.
Business After Hours - the third Thursday of every month from 4:30-6:30pm, meet fellow business people, and network in a social setting. Chamber Members can host.
Chamber Connections - Breakfast networking meeting meets 2nd Friday each month from 7 am to 8 am at various locations. Chamber members can host.
Constant Contact - Chamber Members are eligible to receive discounts on their Constant Contact accounts.
Member to Member Benefits - Many Chamber members extend discounts and special services to fellow members only.
Chamber Bucks- As a Chamber Member you will be listed under places to redeem Chamber Bucks. As long as you are a current member the Chamber Bucks can redeemed at your business. Chamber Bucks can not be redeemed at non member businesses.
Weekly E-Blast - For Chamber Members to promote events, happenings, specials etc. Goes out on Tuesday twice a month to Chamber Members and the community.
Member Spotlights - Highlighting Chamber Members in various ways. Literature Displays - All members are encouraged to display their brochures and business cards in the Chamber Lobby. Many visitors come for information throughout the entire year.
Mailing Labels - Target your marketing with the hottest mailing list in town.
Ribbon Cuttings - The Chamber will assist by conducting a ribbon cutting ceremony for a Grand Opening. The Chamber enjoys and promotes Grand Openings and Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies
Lunch & Learns - Conducted by local business experts and Chamber Members. Workshops feature a wide variety of topics that are helpful for those involved with businesses & organizations.
Chamber Members only can put business cards and brochures in Chamber office.
Advertising - Promote your business through the Chamber's multiple publications and websites.
Access to Information - The Chamber has a wealth of valuable information to answer your business and community questions.
Chamber Facebook - Chamber shares Member happenings, events and information Small Business Development Center - The Chamber partners with SBDC to give Chamber members access to additional seminars and counseling designed to take your business to the next level (or even to just get started.) Appointments may be scheduled by calling the Chamber.