Annual Event Sponsorship - as a member, you can market your business by becoming an annual event sponsor. For a nominal fee ($300.00) in addition to your membership, this is an inexpensive way to promote your business. In return, you will receive recognition via banner at all major chamber events. Your business logo will be displayed in all hand out advertising, and also as a banner ad on the weekly “Community Connection” Newsletter.
Featured Business of the Month Recognition – each month the Chamber will feature a member business as its “Business of the Month!” Member businesses will be randomly chosen and will receive a free, month-long ad in the local newspaper “Press & Banner” ( a $250.00 value) as well as a radio spot for the month on WZLA-FM (a 300.00 value), a display in the Chamber, and promotion on our Facebook page as well as in our weekly “Community Connection” publication.
Ribbon Cuttings – what better way is there to announce your new busi- ness than a ribbon cutting! As a member, we will help you coordinate a special ribbon cutting, publicize the event on our Facebook page and website as well as in our weekly “Community Connections” e-mail publication.
Chamber Building & Equipment Usage – as a member you can use our building free of charge! Our tables and chairs are also available for rental. Both are on a reservation basis and there is a refundable deposit required.
Networking Opportunities – being able to network with your peers is a very important part of owning a business. There are numerous networking opportunities listed in your benefit package. These are valuable tools and are provided as a way for you and your employees to network with other business people in an informal environment at a time that doesn't interrupt your workday.
Distribution of Business Information - an opportunity that cannot be measured! Visitors to your Chamber find your business cards, brochures, flyers, etc. on display, allowing us to serve as an ambassador for you and your business. Chamber membership lists are available online.
Discounted Banner Ads – In our online directory, a great opportunity to advertise your business with highly visible digital ads at a highly discounted rate.
Grand Openings – when you join the Chamber, we will help you promote your business’s Grand Opening on our Facebook page and website as well as in our weekly “Community Connections” e-mail publication.
Business After Hours – this is one of many great networking opportunities. Host a Business after Hours or enjoy yourself and simply attend. Host businesses provide the refreshments and the Chamber invites its membership list, puts the event on our Facebook page and website as well as in our weekly “Community Connections” e-mail publication.
Blue Cross Blue Shield Discount - if your business is insured by Blue Cross Blue Shield, let them know that you’re a member of the Greater Abbeville Chamber of Commerce. Blue Cross Blue Shield offers a discount on rates to Chamber members and donates a 1% of qualified premiums to your local chamber, which in turn helps us to fund local programs and events of which the proceeds go directly back into the com-munity.
Membership Directory – Your business and contact information will be listed in our Membership Directory that is available for download from our website. This is great information to have at your fingertips!
Access to our Website’s Community Calendar – This is a web based, printable calendar for your customers, combining your events, with the Chamber’s events, City Events & Downtown Merchants Association events.
Constant Contact® - 25% discount for current or new Constant Contact users, in association with the Chamber of Commerce. When signing up with Constant Contact, mention that you are a Member of the Chamber and they will provide the discount off of your regular rates.
Exclusive Web Page Listings - at no additional charge, your business is displayed on our web-based directory, pages including address, phone and fax numbers, contact name, and e-mail address; your e-mail address and web page are hyperlinked for easy access.
Visitor and Relocation Packages – the Chamber also functions as the county Welcome Center, we send visitor and relocation packages to anyone who requests them. This information is also located on our website…when people are directed to OUR site they will find YOUR site, too! Each of these requests includes a listing of Chamber members and a variety of brochures and business cards that provide high visibility for your business.