Top 10 Reasons To Join Your Chamber
Investing in the Greater Stillwater Chamber of Commerce brings prestige and credibility to your business. Displaying your Chamber window cling on your front door lets your customers know that you are a proud member of your local Chamber of Commerce and are engage in the community. In fact, a national survey of 2,000 adults revealed that being active in a local chamber of commerce is an effective business strategy because two-thirds of consumers believe that such companies use good business practices, are reputable, care about their customers, and are involved in the community. Read more.
2. Your Business Profile Page on our website
As a member, your business receives a full-page on our website that you control and manage. This web page can be linked to any of your website pages, and social media! For only $75 a year you can add one video, additional content providing more key words, and unlimited pictures. This online searchable directory provides your business with another online presence 365 days a year. If you do not attend any programs or events, this benefit alone pays for your membership. The best bang for your buck right here!
3. Use our resources to promote your business or organization
We offer tools and resources to help promote our members. Use The Chamber’s media outlets (ChamberNews, website, social media, etc.) to market your business. Members can post discounts, business-to-business deals, hot deals, job openings and more directly on our website!
4. Professional Development
The Chamber hosts many educational events such as business seminars, Toast & Topics, and new in 2019, the Leadership in the Valley program. Learn about up upcoming business trends, new resources, and enhance your professional and personal leadership skills. Be a lifelong learner!
5. People want to do business with people they know and trust
We are passionate and proud here in the valley and working together for a better community is important to us. Grow your business by connecting with other businesses in the Chamber community and connect with others at our connection events HERE. #funchamberwithaheart
6. Ribbon Cuttings
Celebrate your new business, milestone anniversary, major remodel, with a Ribbon Cutting. Members of the A-Team and Chamber staff will show up at your business (or another location) and celebrate you. Details HERE. We bring a professional photographer, a ribbon, and giant scissors. After the ceremony we prepare a press release and send to you for approval before sending out the release with pictures to the media, post on our website, and our social media. Great exposure for you!
7. Get involved
Volunteers help our Chamber flourish, maintain our image, and are highly respected in the community. Service on one of our many task forces or committees provides numerous connecting opportunities and an opportunity to build deep personal relationships. Be a part of something!
To advocate for our members, the Chamber translates state & Federal issues into a local perspective giving you or your business the chance to be notified when the Chamber regularly attends to town, city, and county meetings. Need help managing through business processes, we are here to serve you!
9. Invest in a healthy local economic workforce
An investment in the Chamber is investing in your business and our community. It allows you to promote growth through your business or individual membership. The Chamber actively works with local, schools, colleges, universities, cities, non-profits, and churches to provide business owners with skilled, qualified, and educated workers keeping our community vibrant. #bridgingbusinessandcommunity
10. BECOME A VOICE!
The Chamber is a clearing house for information in the St. Croix Valley. Our staff, Board of Directors, and committees are deeply committed to you and your business through ethical decision making, which allows opportunity for your business to thrive. Collaboration, connection, and commitment. Together we can do more!
I am so proud to be a member of the Greater Stillwater Chamber of Commerce. This extremely powerful & Community driven office has helped my small business with great business partners, training, referrals, reference tools, events and so much more. Thank you for your continued support within our awesome community. Todd S.
The Stillwater Chamber of Commerce has been invaluable to growing my business. I moved my business back to the Stillwater area after being out of state for almost 7 years. Joining the Chamber was one of the first things on my to do list! Through the Chamber I have made many great business connections that have helped me get re-integrated into the community. These connections along with all the different ways the Chamber gives me to promote my business have been instrumental to my success this year. And the best part - the membership paid for itself in less than 4 months! The best return on my advertising dollars I have ever had! Definitely worth the money. -Kristina M.
When it comes to networking opportunities, the Greater Stillwater Chamber of Commerce is at the top of the list for our company! The staff are especially gifted in organizing and implementing the plans of our very capable Executive Director and Board. The team of Ambassadors is made up of genuinely warm and dedicated people (some of my all-time favorite people!). The community activities are so well thought out, bringing our community and businesses together to support active commerce, financial health and vitality to Stillwater and surrounding cities. I realized recently that I look to the Chamber for most of my social activities! We also use the membership list for services and products and are never disappointed with our decision to keep it local. We are lucky to part of this growing organization and this beautiful St Croix Valley! -Lisa B.
I am SO happy to be a part of the Greater Stillwater Chamber of Commerce. They have a wide variety of networking events throughout the month for you to connect with other businesses in the local area. The events run smooth, and the members are extremely friendly and welcoming. It has truly helped me integrate into the area and community. Robin and the woman who work at the Chamber are well organized, and truly live out the mission and core values the Chamber has. Thank you for bridging business & community! -Liza S.
Another big asset to being a member, especially for me, is the incredible discount I get at Office Max on printing. That alone pays for my membership. I happened to be in Office Max when a colleague was there, I was picking up printing no less. What a blessing to have let me use her card since I forgot mine. Once again, thank you for all you do for the Stillwater community!! - Mary J.
Chamber Member Discounts
- Office Depot/Office Max
- Constant Contact
- Discount Ad Program
- Women’s Business Bridge program
- Member-to-Member Discounts
Office Depot/Office Max
The Greater Stillwater Chamber’s partnership with Office Depot/Office Max allows you to choose from a broad selection of national brands and general office supplies, including furniture; cleaning and break room supplies; technology; copy and print services and more. Chamber members and their employees can save off retail pricing in stores and online. Discounts are available to Greater Stillwater Chamber members only.
This program has been UPDATED in 2022. The Office Depot® Store Purchasing Card Program is now the ODP Business SolutionsTM Store Discount Program. This replaces the current Store Purchasing Card Program with a new Store Discount Program. If you currently have a Store Purchasing Card (SPC), your card will be switched over to the new Store Discount Program.
Constant Contact is the predominant nationwide email marketing tool for business. Members can receive 20%-25% off the monthly subscription fees for this essential business building application.
Discount Ad Program
40-50% discount off print ads in local newspapers offered to members only – the Chamber purchases an insert or back page and allows our members to purchase an ad space for their business at a reduced rate. Timing of the insert and specs are determined by the Chamber.
Women’s Business Bridge
If you are an active member of WBB, Chamber membership is reduced by $50.
Chamber Events, Activities and Programs
Discounts to exhibit at our community events and attending certain programs.
For full details on the deals members are offering other members click HERE.