Tiered Membership

Chamber of Commerce Membership Investment Structure

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Investment in growth equals success. Over the last decade, Blount County’s increases have been bountiful…the county has been blessed with continued growth on multiple levels, aided in large part by our beautiful scenery, strong school systems and a friendly business environment.

Likewise, the Blount Chamber’s mission of maintaining and developing that robust economic base is exciting…ever evolving, ever expanding.

The Blount Chamber Board of Directors recently voted to increase its membership investment levels …accompanied by new VIP benefits that bring you expanded executive access within new categories.

It’s been seven years since the tiered benefits and rates were adjusted. The across-the-board increase works out to about 2% per year over that timeframe.

The board spent hours carefully considering the balance of Chamber members’ needs for amplified workforce development programs, for improved opportunities and connections in our schools and post-secondary educational opportunities, and for the value of increased government advocacy when representing the business community’s interests.

In the end, we feel this new investment level structure…the first increase in nearly a decade…will support and enhance the Chamber’s current programs, while funding the exciting new benefits now available.

New VIP level benefits include access to insightful market research that helps position your business within its competitive environment. New Chamber educational opportunities mean you can send your employees to classes and valuable workshops that award “continuing education” credits. Plus, we’re now offering a new meeting space option. And, you can refresh your business exposure through a range of new services, from professional photography, to social media insights, to outdoor billboard exposure.

We encourage you to review the new membership levels and maximize your membership benefits

Thank you for supporting our mission to develop a robust economic base!

For more information, please contact:

Jessica Hahn at 865.719.3237 or jhahn@blountpartnership.com 

Membership Investment Schedule
Chairman's Club VIP Tier 6 $25,000
Champion's Club VIP Tier 5 $15,000
President's Club VIP Tier 4 $9,000
Leadership Circle VIP Tier 3 $6,000
Executive Circle VIP Tier 2 $3,250
Visionary VIP Tier 1 $1,650
(20 employees and above)
Community Partner $825
(Not applicable to businesses with more than 9 employees)
Business Builder $385
(Not applicable to businesses with more than 9 employees)


(Some exclusions apply, but are not limited to the following: advertisements in Basically Blount, Glenn Shepard seminar, and map ads)

Investment Tiers

Business Builder

An investment at the Business Level is designed for the new small business owner seeking to enhance visibility and grow business contacts at networking programs and event. This membership level is not available to businesses with more than 10 employees.

Business Networking / Relationship Building / Business Visibility / Business Resources

  • One voting representative/contact name, business category and location listed in Basically Blount, website and app
  • NEW Access to at least a dozen educational opportunities like soft skills training, business seminars, networking training classes, HR & Leadership training. Some include CEU’s.
  • NEW New member spotlight in The Dialogue for inclusion in weekly newsletter
  • NEW Unlimited job postings on website
  • NEW Included on Blount Partnership app, download for free at your app store
  • NEW Vendor consideration for Blount Partnership projects
  • Save money by using the Chamber’s affinity programs like Constant Contact email marketing, A-Z Office Supplies, IDShield, SlamDot, CardConnect, Accident Fund and more.
  • Opportunity to participate on Chamber committees
  • New members receive one free 3” x 5” ad in The Daily Times
  • Invitations to over 30 networking events each year
  • Participation in Small Business Saturday Chamber promotion
  • Participation in member-to-member promotional program
  • Promotion of your business news and events on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, app and website
  • Inclusion of business cards/brochure in Chamber lobby
  • Visitor and customer referrals both online, staff and ambassadors
  • One-on-one confidential appointment with Tennessee Small Business Development Center counselor
  • One session of HR & Business law counseling
  • Access to weekly email communication with timely information to help your business
  • Opportunity to purchase member mailing labels
  • Opportunity to purchase email marketing campaign
  • 50% discount on ribbon cuttings/ground breaking services
  • New Members highlighted in monthly Chamberlink published in The Daily Times and promoted on social media
  • Show your business credibility by using the Blount Chamber logo in your marketing efforts
  • Proudly showcase your membership plaque and mylar sticker in your place of business
  • Complimentary notary service
  • 85% tax deductible as a business expense

Total Value: $7,275 | Business Builder Investment $385

Community Partner

An investment at the Community Partner Level is recommended for businesses that have established an identity and are recognized in the market place yet seek additional opportunities to grow.

The Partner Level includes all the benefits of the Business Builder Level, PLUS these upgraded benefits.

Business Networking / Relationship Building / Business Visibility / Business Resources

  • Two voting representatives/contact names listed in membership directory, app and website
  • NEW Access to purchase Market Research – a la carte
  • (JobsEQ helps identify unique workforce characteristics within our community and provides quality data by describing current industry and demographic trends, and targeted occupation and labor market information. Employment, wages, and demographic data are all provided at the zip code level of detail.)
  • Two category listings in the membership directory, app and website
  • Two complimentary uses of the Chamber boardroom (upon availability)
  • Ribbon cuttings / Grand Openings / Ground Breaking / Re-Grand Opening service
  • Enhanced listing with logo on website and app
  • Bimonthly list of newcomers
  • Database of chamber members to mail house for one-time use or one set of mailing labels
  • Access to one email campaign per year

Total Value: $9,110 | Community Partner Investment - $825

Visionary VIP Tier 1

An investment at the Visionary VIP Level is recommended for businesses that are planning to build additional clients, customers, and relationships to other businesses.

The Visionary VIP Level includes all the benefits of the Community Partner Level, PLUS these upgraded benefits.

Business Networking / Relationship Building / Business Visibility / Business Resources

  • One VIP Membership
  • Four voting representatives/contact names listed in membership directory, app & website
  • Two location listings in membership directory, app and website
  • NEW Invitation to annual legislative trip to Nashville (1 dinner included) & Washington, DC
  • NEW 4 complimentary uses of the Chamber boardroom or covered patio reception area (upon availability)
  • NEW Market research data and manufacturer’s directory
  • NEW Priority vendor consideration for Blount Partnership projects Special recognition in Basically Blount, blountchamber.com & blountindustry.com
  • NEW 1 ticket to two Supervisor’s/Leadership training events
  • Invitation to special events and grand openings with industry leaders
  • Company name printed on lobby and traveling banners
  • Invitation to a minimum of 4 VIP-exclusive gatherings
  • Operation Thank You sponsor
  • Invitation to quarterly President’s breakfast
  • Exclusive new industry/expansion announcements prior to the public
  • Inclusion of brochures in newcomer packets for one month

*Please note these VIP benefits are reserved for the company’s designated VIP representative(s).

Total Value: $15,540 | Visionary VIP Investment - $1,650

Executive Circle VIP Tier 2

An investment at the Executive Circle is for businesses and organizations to continue to strengthen their involvement in the community by ensuring high visibility and increased access to local and state leaders.

The Executive Circle includes all the benefits of the Visionary VIP Level, PLUS these following upgraded benefits.

Business Networking / Relationship Building / Business Visibility / Business Resources

  • Two VIP Memberships
  • 10 voting representatives/contact names listed in the membership directory, app & website
  • Four location listings in the membership directory, app and website
  • Three category listings in the membership directory, app and website
  • Three months static ad on monitors in Chamber and Townsend Visitor Center lobbies that see 140,000 visitors per year
  • Six complimentary uses of Chamber board & meeting rooms or covered patio reception area (upon availability)
  • One video on monitors in Chamber and Townsend Visitor Center that see 140,000 visitors per year
  • One company spotlight in the newsletter per year
  • Unlimited ‘Certificate of Origin’ service
  • Two email campaigns per year
  • One month display in Chamber lobby (over 2,000 visitors each month)
  • Sponsorship opportunity voucher up to $300
  • Choose one of the following: Power Connect Lunch, HR Seminar, New Member Orientation, Friends Sponsor at Townsend Spring or Fall Festival, Friends Sponsor at Pigs and Politics, Friends Sponsor at Taste of Blount
  • Logo on www.BlountChamber.com homepage
  • 2 tickets to two supervisor’s leadership training events

Total Value: $23,100 | Executive Circle Investment - $3,250

Leadership Circle VIP Tier 3

An investment at the Leadership Circle recognizes leading supporters of the Chamber and serves as advisors to the Chamber Board of Directors.

The Leadership Circle includes all the benefits of the Executive Circle, PLUS these upgraded benefits.

Business Networking / Relationship Building / Business Visibility / Business Resources

  • Three VIP memberships
  • 12 voting representatives/contact names in the membership directory, app and website
  • Five location listings in the membership directory, app and website
  • Four category listings in the membership directory, app and website
  • Six months ad on monitors in Chamber and Townsend Visitor Center lobbies that sees 140,000 visitors per year
  • CEO or organization profiled in membership directory and website
  • Sponsorship opportunity voucher up to $500
  • Choose one of the following: Career Fair, Job Fair, Silver Sponsor at Townsend Spring or Fall Festival, Summer on Broadway, Primetime
  • NEW Professional photos for 3 key managers
  • 3 tickets to one of the following events (pick one): Chamber’s Anniversary Celebration, Best of Blount Awards, Taste of
  • Blount, Pigs & Politics, Supervisor’s Training Seminar, Hops in the Hills or Grains & Grits
  • NEW 3 tickets to two Supervisor’s/Leadership Training Events
  • NEW Use of Manor house for meeting space or retreats (seats 20)

Total Value: $29,245 | Leadership Circle Investment - $6,000

President's Club VIP Tier 4

An investment in the President’s Club allows a business to be recognized as being indispensable to the success and viability of the Chamber and the community.

The President’s Club includes all the benefits of the Leadership Circle, PLUS these upgraded benefits.

Business Networking / Relationship Building / Business Visibility / Business Resources

  • Four VIP memberships
  • 15 voting representatives/contact names in the membership directory, app and website
  • Six location listings in the membership directory, app and website
  • Five category listings in the membership directory, app and website
  • Eight months ad on monitors in Chamber and Townsend Visitor Center lobbies that sees 140,000 visitors per year
  • NEW Receptions and Exclusive engagements w/Blount Partnership President/CEO and Board Chairs – 3 events per year
  • Four tickets to Chamber’s Anniversary Celebration, Best of Blount Awards, Taste of Blount, Pigs & Politics, Hops in the Hills and Grains & Grits
  • Sponsorship opportunity voucher up to $1,000
  • Choose one of the following: Pigs and Politics, Premier sponsor at Townsend Spring or Fall Festival, Summer on Broadway, Job Fair, Legislative Briefing
  • Four email campaigns per year
  • Logo in weekly Chamber email newsletter
  • Logo in monthly Chamberlink printed in The Daily Times
  • NEW Billboard feature with Lamar Outdoor Advertising
  • NEW 4 tickets to two Supervisor’s/Leadership training events
  • NEW Preferred Primetime booth space
  • NEW Preferred Job Fair booth space
  • Inclusion of brochure in all newcomer packets

Total Value: $42,160 | President's Club Investment - $9,000

Champion's Club VIP Tier 5

An investment in the Champion’s Club recognizes those significant companies as being successful champions of the Chamber and the community.

The Champion’s Club includes all the benefits of the President’s Club, PLUS these additional upgraded benefits.

Business Networking / Relationship Building / Business Visibility / Business Resources

  • Five VIP memberships
  • 20 contact names in the membership directory, app and website
  • NEW Unlimited Blount County locations listed in the membership directory, app and website
  • NEW Unlimited Blount County categories listed in the membership directory, app and website
  • 12 months ad on monitors in Chamber and Townsend Visitor Center lobbies that sees 140,000 visitors per year
  • NEW Eight uses of Chamber board and meeting rooms or covered patio reception area (based on availability)
  • Sponsorship opportunity voucher up to $2,500
  • Choose one of the following: Anniversary Celebration, Taste of Blount, Pigs and Politics, Summer on Broadway, Premier Sponsor at Townsend Spring and/or Fall Festival, Job Fair
  • 5 Tickets to Chamber’s Anniversary Celebration, Best of Blount Awards, Taste of Blount, Pigs & Politics, Hops in the Hills and Grains & Grits
  • NEW VIP President’s breakfast sponsor & verbal announcement
  • NEW One annual presentation to VIP and President’s Club members
  • NEW Holiday open house showcase space
  • NEW One Pay it Forward – for a new aspiring or struggling business at $825 level for 1 year
  • 5 tickets to two Supervisor’s/Leadership training events

Total Value: $61,710 | President's Club Investment - $15,000

Chairman's Club VIP Tier 6

An investment in the Chairman’s Club recognizes a company’s high-level commitment to Blount County and its economic well-being as well as utilizing the Chamber and its activities as an element of its overall marketing plan to the community.

The Chairman’s Club includes all the benefits of the Champion’s Club, PLUS these upgraded benefits.

Business Networking / Relationship Building / Business Visibility / Business Resources

  • Six VIP memberships
  • NEW Unlimited contact names in the membership directory, app and website
  • Logo on lobby monitors at Blount Partnership facility and Townsend Visitor Center with an average of 140,000 visitors per year
  • Business name on the Blount Partnership main and small boardrooms
  • Unlimited boardroom rentals
  • Name recognition on two park benches at the Blount Partnership entrance
  • NEW Two annual presentations to VIP President’s Club (Can be used by a member non-profit)
  • NEW 2 Pay it Forward sponsors
  • Business name on outdoor garden spot
  • Logo presence on all VIP event marketing materials
  • Logo presence on Chamber benefits brochure cover
  • NEW Chamber App Sponsor
  • 6 Tickets to Chamber’s Anniversary Celebration Best of Blount Awards, Taste of Blount, Pigs & Politics, Two Supervisor’s Training Seminars, Hops in the Hills and Grains & Grits
  • Preferred Booth at Taste of Blount with an average attendance of 600
  • 10 parking passes to Townsend Spring/Fall Festivals

Total Value: $88,835 | President's Club Investment - $25,000

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