Intro to the Chamber 2022

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INTRO TO THE CHAMBER The Bixby Metro Chamber of Commerce is a not for profit organization consisting of business and community leaders who have joined together to promote the civic and commercial progress of our community. BMC is Bringing Out the Best in Business by offering members opportunities to promote and brand themselves in our community; assisting in building relationships through networking functions; and keeping members informed and educated all to ensure thriving, prospering businesses. We work hand in hand with businesses, committed individuals, education, city government and civic organizations to improve our community’s quality of life and continued growth.

THE CHAMBER’S MISSION The Bixby Metro Chamber of Commerce serves the needs of all members – from solo entrepreneurs to corporations – to ensure the strength and vitality of our community.

CHAMBER AT A GLANCE 460 Member Businesses and Organizations Represent around 16,000 Employees Businesses with 25 or fewer employees comprise 90% of our Membership

SMART INVESTMENT A Chamber Membership is an investment in your business. Every one of your staff members may access the benefits of your Chamber Membership. The Chamber offers a wide variety of marketing opportunities to help our members build brand recognition within the Chamber network and beyond. Many of these opportunities are free. All are exclusive to Chamber Membership.

Free listing on // Your Chamber Membership provides you with a free listing on our website to get your name in front of potential clients and customers. As a member, your business is listed in our searchable directory and is available 24/7 to Chamber Members and the general public. Your free listing also includes a link to your organization's website, so potential clients and customers can get to your website quickly and directly.

Business Referrals // Business referrals can make or break a small business’ bottom line. Every day the Bixby Metro Chamber receives phone calls from people in need of a product or service. Chamber Members receive these referrals. Member-Only Benefits // Your Chamber Membership means exclusive access to the partner-only section of our website. With your login information, you will be able to: • Update Your Business Directory Information • Post Hot Deals • Weekly eNewsletter

Ribbon Cuttings and Videos // The Bixby Metro Chamber hosts free Ribbon Cuttings for all of our new or recently relocated members who are interested in hosting one. A video feature posted on the Bixby Metro Chamber’s social media channels is also available for New Members in lieu of a Ribbon Cutting

Lobby Advertising // Our high-traffic lobby features a Member-only display area for brochures and business cards. Preferred 100 Membership // Add $100 to your Annual Investment Rate and receive: • Website Visibility - Highlighted business listing and 40 word description about your business • Business Exposure - Highlighted in eNews and link to the Preferred 100 Partneres webpage • Bixby Living Magazine - $50 discount on advertising • Marketing Opportunities - Receive a complete Membership contact mailng list.


A Chamber Membership provides instant access to a network of more than 460 Bixby Metro area businesses and organizations. While networking events are one thing we do, our commitment to help you make business connections goes much deeper than simple get-togethers and elevator speeches. We want to assist you with making better connections that lead to long lasting business relationships. We strive to provide a wide variety of events during various times to give each Member an equal opportunity to be active networkers.

Business@Lunch // This Networking Luncheon combines building relationships with business education. During arrival, network and build upon your relationships while you enjoy lunch. Each program portion of the luncheon gives a piece of business education that you will be able to take back into your business and begin implementing immediately.

After Hours // A free networking event for members in a relaxed and casual environment that gives the highlighted business a great opportunity to promote their products and services.

Women Connect // Women Connect is designed to inform, inspire, and connect women in the Bixby Metro business community. This luncheon will promote networking and education for professional women and women entrepreneurs while highlighting female leaders in our community.

EVENTS BY THE NUMBER 50 Events per year 3,000+ Annual Attendance Average 6 Events Per Month

BUSINESS ADVOCACY Government Affairs // The Bixby Metro Chamber of Commerce recognizes the importance of legislative issues to our membes. Each year the Chamber develops a Legislative Agenda through the help of our Government Affairs Committee. BMCC hosts many events inviting government officials to speak directly to our Chamber partners to find out what issues are important to them, and strives to keep partners up to date on legislative issues that can affect their businesses.

eNewsletter // Members of the Chamber receive a free subscription to our weekly emails. These emails keep Chamber Members up to date on Chamber events, committee meetings, community events and Member business news.

Bixby Economic Development Advisory Council // BEDAC is an advisory group created by the City of Bixby, Bixby Metro Chamber and Bixby Public Schools to help ensure that all economic development initiatives and programs for the Bixby community are compatible, coordinated, and focused on the common goals of all entities.

BUSINESS EXPOSURE Event & Publication Sponsorships // Bixby Metro Chamber offers a variety of sponsorship opportunities to support the marketing and promotion needs of Chamber Members. There are sponsorships available throughout the year to fit any business budget.

Bixby Living Magazine // The Bixby Metro Chamber produces an annual publication known as the Bixby Living Magazine. This magazine serves as an informational magazine used to promote Chamber Member businesses to current residents, newcomers, other businesses and visitors. The Bixby Living serves as a great resource to businesses and consumers looking to move to the City of Bixby.

New Business Guide // The New Business Guide features ads from businesses showcasing their services and ways to assist a new business as well as reliable and detailed information any new business owner would need to make the move to our community effortless, including the permitting process and essential contacts. Move to Bixby Guide // As a city, Bixby has earned the right to call itself the fastest growing community in the state. With this growth, many families are looking to relocate to Bixby from across our region and country. The Move to Bixby Guide features ads from businesses showcasing their services and ways to assist a new resident.

THE BIG PICTURE What Membership Means // Membership with the Bixby Metro Chamber means joining more than 460 businesses to help shape the future of your business and the business environment of the Bixby Metro area. There is not another organization like the Chamber that represents businesses. We do this through programs, services and benefits in which we provide networking, educational avenues, the ability to gain leadership skills, opportunities to be involved in the community and to become aware of issues impacting our area. The Chamber is the perfect place to make contacts with potential new customers for your business or profession as well as learn educational tools to begin implementing into your business.

The Schapiro Group Study on Chambers of Commerce • Most consumers (59%) think that being active in the local chamber of commerce is an effective business strategy overall. It is 29% more effective, however, for communicating to consumers that a company uses good business practices and 26% more effective for communicating that a business is reputable. • If a company shows that it is highly involved in its local chamber (e.g., sits on the chamber board), consumers are 12% more likely to think that its products stack up better against its competition. • When a consumer thinks that a company’s products stack up better against the competition because the company is highly involved in its local chamber of commerce, it is because he or she infers that the company is trustworthy, involved in the community, and is an industry leader. • When consumers know that a restaurant franchise is a member of the chamber of commerce, they are 40% more likely to eat at the franchise in the next few months. • When consumers know that an insurance company is a member of the chamber of commerce, they are 43% more likely to consider buying insurance from it. • When consumers know that a small business is a member of the chamber of commerce, they are 44% more likely to think favorably of it and 63% more likely to purchase goods or services from the company in the future.

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The Annual Awards Celebration is the premier event of the year for Bixby businesses & community leaders // January 2022

$5,000 Presenting Sponsor $5,000 Host Sponsor $2,500 Premier Sponsor $2,000 VIP Sponsor $1,500 Table of 8 $1,000 Video Sponsor

$700 Award Sponsor $325 Business Sponsor $150 Individual Ticket $50 1/4 Page Media Ad $100 1/ Page media Ad $150 Full Page Ad

New Member Orientation This event gives all partners an opportunity to learn about the Bixby Metro Chamber, our programs, partner benefits & ways the Chamber can help your business // March, June, September and December 2022

$1,500 Presenting Sponsor

$250 Premier Quarterly Sponsor

Women Connect is designed to inform, inspire, and connect women in the Bixby Metro business community. // Quarterly

$1,000 Lunch Sponsor $30 Tickets

Coffee & Commerce is an opportunity for partners to be able to communicate with our legislators in a more personal setting // February, April and May 2022

$200 Breakfast Sponsor

State of the City

Mayor Brian Guthrie, along with other city officials, will address business & community leaders on the current state of Bixby // Fall 2022

$1,000 Presenting Sponsor $1,000 Lunch Sponsor

$3,750 Graphite Sponsor $1,500 Ball Drop Sponsor $1,200 Platinum Sponsor $1,000 Lunch Sponsor $1,000 Hole-In-One Sponsor $900 Gold Sponsor $750 Drink Cart Sponsor $500 Award Sponsor $450 Tee Box Sponsor $350 Goody Bag Sponsor

$300 Host Sponsor $40 Tickets

Government Affairs Benefactor

Recognition on all Government Affairs correspondence & tables at all legislative events // $5,500

After Hours

$1,000 Presenting Annual $500 Gold Sponsor

$500 Host Sponsor $350 Drink Sponsor $5 In Advance Ticket


$1,500 Presenting Annual $1,000 Lunch Sponsor $1,000 Annual Napkin Sponsor $750 Monthly Sponsor $250 Registration Sponsor [monthly] $175 New Partner Table Sponsor [monthly] $200 2022 Annual Luncheon Pass

Congressional Luncheon

The Congressional Luncheon provides Partners the opportunity to meet directly with U.S. delegates // Fall 2022

$1,000 Presenting Sponsor $1,000 Lunch Sponsor

$300 Host Sponsor $40 Tickets

Legislative Luncheon

The Congressional Luncheon provides Partners the opportunity to meet directly with U.S. delegates // March and June 2022

Buy Bixby

Buy Bixby, a holiday shopping campaign, promotes shopping local while providing exposure to the businesses within our community // October-December 2022

$1,000 Lunch Sponsor $800 Presenting Sponsor

$2,250 Gum Drop Sponsor $1,200 Sugar Cookie Sponsor $650 Candy Cane Sponsor $350 Gingerbread Sponsor

State of the Schools

$4,000 Ticket Sponsor $1,000 T-Shirt Sponsor $500-$1,000 Print Sponsors

Operation Thank You Operation Thank You was launched to show appreciation to each member and thankthem for their continued support. Volunteers visit businesses to give thanks and encourageinvolvement in Chamber events and ask members to attend one function for the opportunity tobe entered for some great giveaways. // May 2022

$2,000 Presenting Sponsor $1,250 Product Sponsor $1,000 Bar Sponsor $300 Member Appreciation Event Both

2022 Co-Branding Campaign The Chamber’s annual Co-Branding Campaign presents all the opportunities for the upcoming year // July-September 2022

$1,000 Presenting Sponsor $500 Celebration Rally Sponsor

$250 Beverage Sponsor $200 Individual Player $150 Green Sponsor $50 Goody Bag Insert Sponsor

This Networking Luncheon combines building relationships with business education // 1st Wednesday of every month, excluding July 2022

Coffee & Commerce $250 Presenting Sponsor

The Chamber Classic provides an excellent opportunity to entertain clients & prospects in a casual & friendly way // Early Fall 2022

Host other Chamber partners & leaders in the community to highlight & expose your location // February, April, Jun, August, October, and December 2022

Women Connect

$500 Presenting Sponsor $150 Host Sponsor

Golf Classic

$375 Kick-Off Rally Sponsor $250 Book Printing Sponsor

$200 Host Sponsor $30 Tickets

Bixby Public Schools Superintendent, Rob Miller, will provide an update on his overseeing our school district, & the challenges & opportunities facing it // Late Summer 2022

$1,000 Lunch Sponsor $800 Presenting Sponsor

$300 Host Sponsor $40 Tickets

Celebration Celebration is a time to come together for Bixby businesses and community leaders. This fun event fetures a silent auction, raffles, live music and much more! // Late Spring 2022

$4,000 Presenting Sponsor $4,000 Host Sponsor $2,500 Dinner Sponsor

$1,500 Entertainment Sponsor $1,000 Corporate Sponsor $125 Individual Ticket

Engaged Citizens

Our community is at its best when our citizens are engaged and educated. This is a seriesof 4-5 classes, each focusing on one specific area: Federal Government,StateGovernment, County Government, Local Government, and Bixby Public Schools.// Late Summer 2022

$1,000 Presenting Sponsor $300 Session Sponsor

More sponsorships on the next page

eNews Weekly Newsletter

Chamber Website

This weekly email includes announcements & updates of all the Bixby Metro Chamber happenings & news // Tuesdays, weekly

The Chamber website is a major portal connecting Internet surfers to the City of Bixby, Bixby Public Schools, Events Calendar & community information

$1,000 Presenting Annual Sponsor $300 Monthly Advertorial Content

Social Media Partner Highlight Market your business to the over 6,000 followers of the Bixby Metro Chamber Facebook & Instagram // Mondays, varies

$300 Social Media Partner Highlight

Bixby Living Magazine

$2,500 Presenting Annual Sponsor $1,000 Events Calendar Sponsor

Move to Bixby Guide The Move to Bixby Guide will feature ads from businesses showcasing their services & ways to assist a new resident // 1st Quarter

$1,500 Presenting Sponsor $1,200 Back Cover Ad $1,000 Full Page Ad

The award-winning full color magazine is an informational guide used to promote your business to current residents, newcomers, other businesses & visitors // 2nd Quarter

Events Postcard

$7,500 Presenting Sponsor $1,975 Back Cover Ad $1,875 Double Page Ad $1,375 Full Page Ad

$500 Quarterly Sponsor

$950 1/2 Page Ad $575 1/4 Page Ad $375 1/8 Page Ad

$1,000 Print Sponsor $400 Interior Business Card Ad $100 Realtor Spotlight

Each quarter the Chamber distributes an Events Postcard to all our Chamber Partners & business networking database // Quarterly

$1,000 Print Sponsor

New Resident Packet

Legislative Agenda The Legislative Agenda will be presented to our local legislators in an effort to educate them on important issues in Bixby // Annually

$600 Presenting Sponsor

$750 Partner Directory Sponsor $500 Interior Page Sponsor

$325 Business Advocate

Memberhship Folder The Partnership Folder is distributed to approximately 500 prospective partners per year // Varies

$1,000 Presenting Sponsor

The New Resident Packet is distributed to approximately 1,400 new residents per year // Varies

$425 Annual Sponsor

New Resident Welcome Letter

The Chamber sends a New Resident Welcome Letter to residents that move into the area and fall into a specific demographic group // Monthly

$1,800 Presenting Sponsor $700 Front Page Ad $600 Double Ad

$475 Color Ad $50 Monthly New Resident Listing $300 Annual New Resident Listing

Leadership Bixby

Each year students coming from a diverse group of businesses in the community meet monthly learn about Bixby // September 2022 -May 2021 Annually

$500 Presenting Sponsor $350 Student Tuition $350 Transportation Sponsor The Bixby Development Foundation is focused on creating a culture in Bixby that attracts, recruits, and retains jobs for our community and provide resources for start-ups and small business development. The Development Foundation will be a voice in the community to help determine what long-term success looks like for Bixby and will partner with any organization that shares our vision for a brighter economic future.

Economic Update Breakfast The Economic Update Breakfast will provide updates about the national, state and local economy, more numbers and trends, and what to look forward to in the future // February 2022

$800 Presenting Sponsor $200 Host Sponsor

$750 Breakfast Sponsor $30 Individual Tickets

FootGolf is easy to learn, and a lot of fun - no matter your athletic ability. Bring your clients & friends out to this! // Spring 2022

$2,000 Presenting Sponsor $750 Lunch Sponsor $500 Soccer Ball Sponsor $300 Award Sponsor $250 Tee Box Sponsor

$150 Beverage Sponsor $300 Team of 4 $200 Goody Bag Sponsor $50 Good Bag Insert Sponsor

Community Table The Business Guide presented reliable information for any new or existing business owner in the Bixby community // Late Fall 2022

$2,500 Presenting Sponsor $2,000 Entertainment Sponsor $1,000 Food Sponsor

$750 Drink Sponsor $500 Gold Sponsor $100 Individual Ticket

Ideas & Insights Ideas & insights is an innovative and creative program where experts in their fields share their expertise on topics to help grow and maintain a thriving business. // Virtual, Quarterly

$750 Presenting Sponsor

Business Guide The Business Guide presented reliable information for any new or existing business owner in the Bixby community // 3rd Quarter

$1,200 Presenting Sponsor $1,000 Back Cover Ad

$250 Session Sponsor

$1,000 Print Sponsor $400 Interior Business Card Ad

Economic Profile The Economic Profile for Bixby will establish what Bixby’s economy is as whole & help recruitment businesses to the area // 4th Quarter

$3,000 Presenting Sponsor $2,000 Back Cover Ad

FootGolf Tournament

$250 Lunch Sponsor $125 Session Sponsor

$1,000 Full Page Ad $1,000 Print Sponsor

Foundation Building The home of Bixby Development Foundation will connect incubator and co-working tenants with the community and resources to help them thrive in Bixby.

$10,000 Building Sponsor $5,000 Reception/Open Work Area Sponsor $1,000 Supporter Level Sponsor $500 Friend of Entreprenuers Sponsor $750 Water Bottle Sponsor $750 Coffee Sponsor $750 Sanitizer Sponsor

Benefactors Sponsorship includes: Presenting level at: Leadership Bixby Ideas & Insights Economic Update Gold Level at Community Table Recognition at all events Logos in printed publications $3,000 a year