Benefits of Membership
WHY BECOME AND STAY A CHAMBER OF COMMERCE MEMBER
>Mobile App – Your membership will get you a free placement on Buchanan’s very own mobile app. Our mobile app is one of only three of its kind in our state.
>Community Calendar – The Chamber of Commerce hosts Buchanan’s Community Calendar. As a member you have direct access to this calendar. You can have your own completely free calendar on our site that visitors can interact with and subscribe to. Additionally, we will embed this calendar into your own website completely free. This technology would cost each individual business over $250 annually.
>Google Verified -Your membership includes free Google verification for your business or organization.
>Website & SEO –As a BACC member you get top level standings on our site. This means better Google search ratings for you and much more visible to your potential customers.
>Referrals –The Chamber office receives thousands of inquiries a year asking about our local businesses. We are first to recommend our members.
>Discounts – Save on your Auto Owners Insurance Policy, Sam’s Club membership and more. Many of our members offer “member-to-member” discounts as well.
>Networking Events –We provide excellent monthly opportunities for you to network and promote your business completely FREE.
>Training and Education –We connect you with all of the seminars and workshops that are available to you completely free or at a discounted rate. We host a Google training seminar twice a year completely free for our members. Other training and seminars are availabe.
>Increase your visibility –As a member you can be listed and featured in our newsletters, e-newsletters, on our Facebook page, our member directory, and more. We also promote grand openings/ribbon cuttings as well as any specials you offer.
>Voice & Advocacy –When it comes to your bottom line, no organization is worth the investment more than the Chamber. We are your voice on the city/DDA level as well as county and state level. The Chamber holds a spot on all boards within our community.
>Building a Better Community – The chamber supports and elevates tourism, community events, and acts as the “communication hub” and problem solver for our community. Your membership dollars go directly back into our community.
>Special Promotional Opportunities – Members have access to special advertising discounts in printed materials such as our Membership Directory, The Leader Publications, as well as online advertisements.
>Chamber Communications – Members will receive weekly E-newsletters that include Chamber event information, area events and activities and other pertinent information that may impact our member businesses.
>Certificates of Origin – Many of Buchanan’s manufacturing companies are expanding their overseas exports. Shipments often require a certificate of local manufacture from the Chamber of Commerce. We are ready to assist your needs relative to exporting opportunities.
>Consumer Loyalty and Credibility –Did you know on average a consumer is 63% more likely to purchase your product or use your service if they know you are a Chamber of Commerce member?
>Tax Deductible – Buchanan Area Chamber of Commerce is a registered nonprofit 501(c)(6) organization by the IRS. Your membership dues are 100% completely tax deductible.
Your membership is an opportunity for you to help promote Buchanan and make a difference in your hometown. It is also a way for local and area businesses to promote and support their employees who live in Buchanan.