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Membership Benefits

News

As a chamber member you will receive: The Business Beat, the chamber’s monthly e-newsletter distributed on the first Friday of each month. This gives you a glimpse of the past month while being able see what’s planned for the month ahead. This is a must have for staying in the know. Subscribe here.

Business Resources

We are all about supporting the mantra of “sharing is caring” which is why we take providing resources seriously. Find quick tips and tricks for your organization on our Business Resources page. Have a News Release? Through your Member Information Center login, you can expand your good news to a further audience.

Exposure

The chamber provides maximum exposure for your business. Your organization will be listed in the membership directory. Our directory automatically helps boost your own search engine optimization through being part of our website. Chamber ribbon cuttings are a great way to introduce your business to the community. Ribbon cuttings are included with your initial chamber membership for celebrations such as grand openings, remodel reveals, milestone anniversaries, new ownership and more. Other great opportunities to expand your business exposure include utilizing your complimentary marketing available through your Member Information Center login or scheduling a targeted paid email marketing blast with your own standalone advertisement. Networking events such as Business After Hours/Business Before Hours are a popular option for making new connections and meeting new contacts.

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.

Member-Only Access

The chamber’s arsenal of member-only benefits provides exclusive access to valuable opportunities that matter to your bottom line. We are pleased to extend an offer of discounted group health insurance plans exclusive for chamber members through the Community Chamber Program along with individual one-on-one marketing reviews to help your business make the best imprint in the digital world.

Seminars & Workshops

The chamber provides opportunities for you and your staff to continue professional development. Past topics have covered leadership development, human resource training, marketing services, customer service and much more. Have an idea for a workshop? Let us know at chamber@galesburg.org.

Referrals

The chamber receives an average of 100 phone inquiries a month. The chamber referral policy is to always 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. We have helped many local residents and visiting patrons find more information about our business community.

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 percent of consumers are more likely to buy from Chamber Member businesses. Credibility goes a long way!

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

Talent Attraction & Retention

  • Young Professionals Network

Membership & Marketing

  • Ambassadors

To get involved today, contact the Chamber via email or call 309-343-1194.