Membership Benefits and FAQ's
Local chambers of commerce are businesses joined together to improve their value, visibility, and credibility; share news, ideas, and best practices; and become better connected with the markets they serve and the resources they need to serve them.
The Sutherlin Area Chamber of Commerce is an organization that looks out for business interests in Sutherlin.
To become a member of a chamber, you must register and pay dues.
Chamber of commerce membership benefits
Here's some quick bullet points of the benefits!
- Multiple networking opportunities each month via events and committee involvement
- Your business listed in the Chamber's printed Membership Directory, as well as the online Membership Directory, including a link to your organizations
- Strong advocate for business at the local level
- Professional Development
- Committee Involvement
- Promotion of your company's events, Hot Deals, and job postings on the Chamber's website, events calendar and social media channels
- Business referrals along with your marketing materials displayed in the Visitor's Center and Chamber office
- Information about local community events
- Promotional opportunities as a sponsor or participant at many of the Chamber's community events
- Coordinate Ribbon Cuttings for new area businesses
Being a chamber of commerce member comes with many benefits that can boost your business. Whether you are a business with no employees or have employees in the thousands, you can enjoy an exceptional return on investment by leveraging your chamber’s marketing, advocacy, and networking benefits.
Being a chamber of commerce member makes your business more desirable to customers. When a small business is a chamber of commerce member, consumers are 80% more likely to purchase goods or services from the business in the future (The Schapiro Group, 2012).
A chamber membership can increase your profits because customers view your business more favorably.
The chamber of commerce will promote your business, especially when you first become a member. We are always excited to welcome new businesses with an honorary ribbon cutting. We also have many marketing venues, including their website, social media, community events, and print advertising. We have a large following on Facebook. The exposure the chamber gives to your business can be beneficial.
A chamber of commerce supports member businesses. It acts as a voice for the common interests of members.
You also have the opportunity to get involved in your chamber. You could have the chance to influence your local government on issues that impact small businesses.
When you join the Sutherlin Chamber of Commerce, you can network with other member businesses. By networking, you get to know others in your community, develop partnerships, and support other businesses. If your business is ever in need, you’ll have a community of business owners to turn to for help.
Our chamber of commerce hosts professional development events. These events might include training or meeting opportunities. These opportunities help you learn or improve upon skills that are essential to running your business.
Chambers provide you with opportunities to get involved in your community and to better your business.
Membership and involvement with the Sutherlin Area Chamber of Commerce also supports community and non-profit projects that keep the local market strong and growing and supports efforts that provide a top-of-the-line workforce.
Joining a chamber of commerce is a smart business decision for you.
Monthly Chamber Breakfast- This is the chance each month for Chamber members to network with business and organization leaders from Sutherlin and surrounding areas and celebrate our community. We will learn more about what is happening in our community and what businesses are currently offering. Each attendee will get a chance to share briefly with the group about their business/organization. You may also host this monthly event and receive the spotlight slot to highlight your business or cause.
Business After Hour Mixers-Provides networking and public exposure for your business and for local nonproifts and charitable causes. These events are an opportunity to show off your business and network with clients and fellow chamber members. Chamber members use these events to welcome new staff or management, promote unique products and services, and acquaint the community with their establishment.
Ribbon Cuttings- This is a great way to host the public in celebration of events such as a grand opening, move or remodel, change of management or ownership and milestone anniversary.
For more information about hosting one of these events, please contact the Tracy Martz at 541-459-3280 or firstname.lastname@example.org
You can do it two ways:
- You can go online (Chamber Application) to complete an application and pay by credit card. There is a small processing fee that is charged in addition to the membership fee.
- You can also pay by mail or in person by check. Simply download and fill out the pdf below and mail or drop off the application and payment to the Sutherlin Chamber Office.
SACC and Visitors Center
PO Box 1404
Sutherlin, OR 97479
In Person at:
1310 W Central Ave
Sutherlin, OR 97479
The Sutherlin Chambers Membership is good for one year from the day you sign up.
Membership Type A: $50.00 for a Non-Profit or Individual
Membership Type B: $75.00 for Business Owner with up to 4 Employees
Membership Type C: $125.00 for all Businesses with 5 or more Employees
- 1310 W Central Ave
Sutherlin, OR 97479
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