As part of your Chamber membership, you are afforded a vast number of benefits to assist with all facets of business operations. Please take time to review the list.
Just by joining, your business is automatically:
Listed on "My Chamber App
" (free download on any smart or iPhone)
Listed on the Chamber’s web site (www.BlountChamber.com)
Listed in Basically Blount
, the Chamber’s yearly lifestyle magazine. 2013 Basically Blount media kit
Pushed out via social media networks announcing your membership
Membership fee is 85% tax deductible
In addition, you can use the web site to post your events and news while offering deals and coupons to customers. You can have brochures and/or business cards posted in the Chamber lobby and your business will be on top of the referral list.
VIP (Volunteers in Progress)
Step up your membership by joining the Chamber’s Volunteers in Progress and gain access to exclusive VIP-only events which gives you further access to elected officials, policy makers and other top business people in the area.
Get out of the office and unwind with these quarterly Afternoon Mixers held at the sponsor’s location, or at the Chamber. The format, intent and cost of sponsorships for afternoon mixers are the same as the morning coffees but are held quarterly from 3:45 until 5:00 pm. Participation is not reserved to the representative(s) listed on the Chamber membership. The mixers will be held in January, April, July and October. Sponsorship fees for these events are: $250 if the coffee is held on the Chamber site and the Chamber provides refreshments, or $225 if held at the sponsor’s site with the sponsor responsible for refreshments.
Bid List and Procurement Opportunities
Looking for projects? Check out various bidding lists and manufacturing opportunities here
Free confidential business assistance from professionals is available through the Blount Chamber. Find help for growing your business, developing business or marketing plans, creating a budget, or getting an analysis of your operation.
Business Startup Seminar
Free monthly seminars discussing the forms of business organization, tax requirements, business licenses, business planning and financing options with additional discussion about SBA loan qualifications and opportunities.
Business Advocacy and Governmental Issues
The Chamber acts as your business advocate before local, state and federal governments. Stay informed and up-to-speed on those issues and how they may affect you or the way you do business.
Blount Area Job Board
Post your job openings online at www.BlountAreaJobs.com
. This board is available at no cost to Chamber Members and will serve as a great way to match local employers with job seekers.
Civic Club Directory
Blount County Community and Civic groups are listed with supporting contact information in this directory, which can be purchased for $10.
Wake up to new business contacts at Coffee Clubs held the last Thursday of each month from 7:45 until 9:00 a.m. These events are held at either the sponsor’s location or at the Blount County Chamber of Commerce office. Coffees are designed to offer our members the opportunity to build business relationships with other members and to gain exposure for their business or organization in an “open house” setting. Invitations are sent to members each month advising them of the time and location. Sponsorship fees for these events are: $250 if the coffee is held on the Chamber site and the Chamber provides refreshments, or $225 if held at the sponsor’s site with the sponsor responsible for refreshments. Coffees are open to anyone associated with a Chamber member business. Participation is not reserved to the representative(s) listed on the Chamber membership.
Direct Mail, Email & Customized Business Labels:
Target your marketing efforts with custom Chamber Mailing Labels. Tailored, ready-to-use labels sorted by zip code or business category, cost 12 cents per label, plus $15 processing. The processing fee is waived when purchasing labels for the full 1300+ membership list. Due to the frequency of membership address changes, the above database is not available in electronic format.
For $200, take advantage of reaching membership with direct email. Just send us your promotion and the Chamber will handle the rest.
Receive valuable information on issues impacting your business from sources available through the Chamber. They include: economy/fiscal responsibility, education/workforce, energy, environment, health care, transportation system, taxation, employment law changes, labor, workers’ compensation and mandatory new business requirements. You may also receive additional general information updates from our elected officials, the Tennessee Chamber, the U.S. Chamber and other sources.
New Member Reception
Come out and meet the new Chamber members at new member receptions held quarterly. Sponsorship fees for these events are: $250 if the coffee is held on the Chamber site and the Chamber provides refreshments, or $225 if held at the sponsor’s site with the sponsor responsible for refreshments.
Chamber Lobby Displays
Expand visibility of your product by diplaying it in the Chamber Lobby for $300 per month.
Manufacturers, Suppliers, Headquarters & Office Operations
Nail down addresses, phone and contact personnel in this directory for $10.
Legalize your documents with the Chamber’s FREE notary service.
For a $100 annual fee, receive bi-monthly lists of those who have requested relocation information from the Chamber. Or, for $350 for six months, let the Chamber do the work for you by including your marketing materials in newcomer packets distributed to all inquiries by mail and walk-in.
Receive Tourism E-clips, a roundup of industry developments as covered by local and national publications, from the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development.
U.S. Chamber Federation
Membership in the Blount Chamber also gives our small business owners access to resources in the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Find Small Business toolkits, email newsletters, notifications and discounts by visiting www.uschamber.com/sb
Resources Available at the Blount Chamber
|Basically Blount Directory
|Blount Co. Map
|Blount Co. Map (MAIL)
|Certificate of Origin
||$5 (per page)
||$10 (per page)
|Membership Mailing Labels
|| Ask membership
||For Members Only
||For Members Only
|Post Cards - small
|Post Cards - large
|Telephone Book (MAIL)