Benefits

News

As a Chamber member you will receive weekly e-newsletters detailing Chamber news and events. You will also receive:

  • The Express Track. The Chamber’s e-newsletter, is distributed monthly to approximately 800 members, member associates and VIP’s.
  • This Week At The Chamber. Our weekly newsletter informs you of all the great activities made available by Chamber members and our community.

 

Exposure

The Chamber provides maximum exposure for your business, including displaying your organization’s brochures and business cards at the Chamber office. Your organization will also be listed in the membership directory. Chamber Ribbon Cuttings are a great way to introduce your business to the community. Ribbon Cuttings are included with your initial Chamber membership. Your business will also receive one set of Chamber Executive Mailing Labels. This is useful for members administering their own direct mail advertising program. Another great opportunity is advertising on the Chamber’s web site.

 

Voice of Business

The Chamber of Commerce is your business advocate in local, state and federal issues that affect your business. The Galesburg Area Chamber of Commerce is the primary advocate for the business community and represents nearly 400 area businesses in the Galesburg area. We provide a unified voice to our elected officials and deliver our pro-business message.

 

Seminars

The Chamber offers many opportunities for you and your staff to receive training. Past topics covered leadership development, human resource training, marketing services, customer service and much more. The Chamber also offers “Galesburg On the Go” Luncheons featuring speakers covering business topics critical to your success.

 

Community Development

The Chamber offers programs and services that develop individual leadership skills and support, and enhance and attract businesses and workforce to our community.

 

Referrals

The Chamber receives an average of 100 phone inquiries a month. The Chamber sees hundreds of people through its door each year. The Chamber referral policy is to refer Chamber members first. Your business is being promoted by your Chamber seven days a week via your Chamber staff, Chamber website and the Chamber membership directory.

 

Credibility

One of the best reasons to be a Chamber member is because you cannot afford not to be one. Chamber membership gives you instant visibility and credibility. According to a study done by the Schapiro group, 63% of consumers are more likely to buy from Chamber Member businesses.

 

Involvement

Your involvement is important to the Chamber, and so is your perspective. A great way to help shape the direction of our community of businesses is to get involved with Chamber committees. This is also a great way to meet other area business leaders. For more information about our committees click here.

 

There are several areas you can contribute to:

Advocacy

  • Government Affairs
  • Transportation
  • Young Professionals of Galesburg

Membership & Marketing

  • Communication Development
  • Ambassadors

Leadership

  • Professional Development

 

To get involved today, contact the Chamber via email  or call 309.343.1194.