Here are the benefits of Chamber membership.
Email Marketing: A newsletter/email is sent to a targeted list each week. Send us a jpeg about your event or promotion to be included in the weekly email. Our email platform is Mail Chimp. We offer email ads at affordable rates. Our current email has a distribution of about 1,800 and an opening rate of about 25%.
Social Media Campaigns: Facebook and Instagram reach are growing. Send sized images and links to share. Tag the Chamber in your posts so we see your postings and can comment or share. Pay to boost an image or event via our social media. Our Facebook page has 1,706 followers and Instagram has 1,135 followers. We are growing an Alignable following.
Business Directory listing with the information provided by the member on our Mobile Responsive Website. You provide up to 3 categories and directory tag listings.
Sponsor Monthly Evening Networking Events: Network in Newtown meets one evening per month. The group rotates through Chamber member businesses. The format can be specific to your business.
Host an “Open House” to Showcase Your Business: Newtown Business Network meets the Third Tuesday of every month at 8 am at a member business. The Chamber will promote the event via email, social media, and press releases. And, you can participate in the Power Network, a joint effort with the Monroe Chamber to expand your impact.
Sponsor Networking & Educational Events: Sponsoring opportunities may include Martini Madness, Newtown Day, Annual Golf Outing, or more focused activities such as Business Education Seminars, and Networking Events at member businesses during morning or evening hours.
Booth Participant: “Booth-sit” at community events while promoting the Chamber and your business to the community. Events may include the Duck Race and the Newtown Arts Festival.
Referrals: Membership shows a commitment to your business and customers. The Chamber welcomes new members and refers member business to others in the community. We help you get to know who you need to know to help your business grow and thrive.
Leadership Opportunities: The Chamber is a member led organization. Use your talents to grow the Chamber, meet business owners and develop your team. Various events and activity Committees provide leadership roles in the Chamber and the business community and provide an opportunity to become better known among other key community members. Our membership is full of talented, educated and seasoned professionals who share their experience and provide mentoring opportunities.
Networking Opportunities: Attend and sponsor Chamber events to facilitate introductions and be top of mind with businesses and consumers.
Business workshops to grow and train your team: Members are encouraged to share their expertise and be speakers at Chamber events to educate and promote their business. The Chamber partners with SCORE, the Newtown Economic Development Commission and the Cyrenius H. Booth Library to provide monthly business education events. Members can join others in the entrepreneurial, home office, and small business community for an informative hour to develop your business acumen. The Chamber shares information about opportunities across the region with members and Chamber discounts may apply.
Certificates of Origin: The Chamber will provide “Certificates of Origin” to members who ship overseas and require the Chamber of Commerce certification.
Member-only discounts: Chamber members receive discounts for participation in all of our major events and activities, as well as for additional services such as advertising and promotional efforts. In addition, Members can offer other Chamber members member-only opportunities and discounts to enhance their reach.
Personal introductions: In our new member on-boarding process we seek to help you get off to a good start with personal introductions to key resources and organizations to help you succeed.