• Members Benefits


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    What does the Chamber do for OUR members?

    The Mahomet Chamber of Commerce is a great outlet for businesses to stay in touch with our growing community and gain valuable exposure through our member benefits.  

     

    MARKETING & PROMOTION

    • Promotes “Shop Mahomet First”

    • Referrals by Chamber exclusively to Chamber businesses.Your information is available 24/7 through the Chamber’s website.You can have a “Link” from the Chamber website to your very own website.Your own Chamber Home Page designed by you with pictures and Logos.

    • ChamberMaster members login.This gives you the ability to post job posting, hot deals, marketspace ads, business directory, events, news items and build your own home page. These items can be seen 24/7 on our website through the integration of ChamberMaster members data about your business.You can get statistics about people that have visited your site and review these reports.

    • Chambers website where you can put a banner ad on our site for people to see all around the world or just here locally.Mobile version is available on your smartphones.

    • Chamber promotes members by giving “Newcomers Bags” to new residents that are moving into the area.This is done through Real Estate agents, Loan Officers, Village Office and the Chamber Office.The Newcomers bag contains many promotional items from your business such as giveaways, discount coupons or brochures about your business.Enticement for newcomers to come to your business establishment.Once they start, they just might continue to come back.

    • Chamber Dollars are available for purchase through the Chamber Office in denominations of $5, $10, $25.These can be given to employees, friends, family for gifts to be used at all local participating Chamber Member Businesses.These checks can be cashed during your normal business deposit and will help pull customers into your business by participating in this program.

    • Ribbon Cutting Ceremony available for Grand Openings (available one time for each members business unless you move to a new location).

    • Guide to Mahomet Directory--This is a Directory that local business can advertise in for the whole year for a minimal cost. The Mahomet Citizen puts this in the paper in July each year and we also distribute this through Local Businesses, Chamber office, Newcomers Bag, Village Office, Real Estate Office and Library.The Mahomet Citizen updates the information about local civic groups, village administration, chamber, schools, churches, township, library and many other areas.This Directory can establish a way of communicating your services to this community as we grow.

    • Golf Outing is an annual networking event for all Chamber members and their guests.

    • Home, Garden & Business Expo,  Craft Beer Fest, Ladies Night Out, Mahomet Auto Fest are events during the year. Village Christmas which includes Christmas Walk, Breakfast with Santa and Sampling of the Seasons are events that the Chamber sponsors during the Holiday Season.

    • Advertising Co Op-Chamber Business Members to work together to develop a way to advertise on television or radio to promote “Shop Mahomet First.”  This is developed and implemented as desired by the membership.   

    • Mailing Labels to Chamber Members or Business Community.For a fee you can get a printed copy of mailing labels for members only or the local business community.

    • Bulk Mailing Permit—Chamber Members have the opportunity to use the Bulk Mailing Permit to send out their own advertising or mailings for their business.

    • LEGISLATIVE ACTION

    • Serves as a bridge between the Business Community, elected and appointed officials and Chamber of Commerce in the Mahomet area.

    • Works with other groups to address specific issues that may impact business retention and economic growth of the area.

    • Works closely with the Board and membership to act as a catalyst to educate and promote a new vision of how the Mahomet area business community sees itself through communication, collaboration and focused activities that foster a positive economic environment and ensure a high quality of life.The Chamber serves as your advocate.

    • MEMBERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

    • Recruit new Business Members to help the Chamber continue to develop the Business & Economic Growth within our Community.

    • Participate in free ribbon cuttings for Grand Openings of Businesses or one if you move to a new location

    • Network with other Business Members and enjoy a meal at the Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet held in January each year. During this event Board Members and Community Leaders are recognized for outstanding service to the Chamber or Community.

    • After Hours--Chamber Member can host an “After Hours” or a “Meet and Greet” at their location to show their business to the business community.

    • Marketing Opportunities on our Website. See all the different opportunities to advertise your business on the MACC Website 24/7. View options on the website under the Members Tab

    • GENERAL MEETINGS

    • Monthly meetings are held the 3rd Thursday each month to discuss issues developing within our village or business community. Special Speakers attend the meetings to provide insight on local government issues or events that concern our community. We have lunch meetings and sometimes breakfast meetings., come to the one that suits you best for your time schedule.

    • Attendance at the meeting provides an opportunity to express your opinion about issues impacting your business and to be part of a collective voice.  Make announcements about your business is always encouraged

    • Chamber sponsored speakers will give you continuous business education throughout the year.