Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce 2024 Membership Investment

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205 Main Ave. Clear Lake, Iowa 50428 641-357-2159 www.clearlakeiowa.com

2024 CHAMBER MEMBERSHIP INVESTMENT


2023 BY THE NUMBERS Reach thousands through the Chamber's events, website, social media and email channels. Check out our 2023 marketing reach.

26,200+

FACEBOOK FOLLOWERS ACROSS 5 PROFILES

1,000+ 2,100+ 8,100+

270,000+

WEBSITE PAGE VIEWS

145,000+

BUSINESS DIRECTORY SEARCHES

360,000+

EVENTS CALENDAR SEARCHES AND PAGE VIEWS

15,000+

4,600+

INSTAGRAM FOLLOWERS

400+

263,000+

3,900+

2023 EVENTS ATTENDANCE Color the Wind Earth Day TRI Clear Lake Thursdays on Main July 4th Celebration Harvest Festival Christmas by the Lake

19,700+ 1300+ 11,600+ 69,000+ 140,000+ 11,900+ 10,200+

360+

3,900+

EMAIL SUBSCRIBERS


WHY INVEST WITH THE CHAMBER?

Tap into invaluable opportunities to increase the visibility of your business, access exclusive marketing opportunities and know your investment helps build a vibrant community and strong local economy.

Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce: To be the champion for business success and quality of life, creating a thriving destination and driving community prosperity.

OUR MISSION

First of all, thank you for exploring becoming a member of the Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce. Investing in the Chamber helps us work on behalf of 465+ members and the community. We promote and provide support to our local business community. We help businesses reach more customers through our website, social media channels and our Destination Clear Lake publication. Members can also take advantage of advertising opportunities, educational sessions, networking events and other business resources. We ultimately want to connect our members with the tools and resources they need to succeed. Your support also helps us to promote our one-of-a-kind community and keeps Clear Lake’s calendar packed with award-winning events. There’s always something to do, making this a great place to live, work and visit. We hope you'll join us! Your Chamber Team, Stacy Doughan President & CEO

Trish Fundermann Events Director

Ashley Weiss Membership Engagement Director

Jen Fasbender Events Specialist

Libbey Hohn Director of Tourism


PRESIDENT’S LEVEL MEMBERS President’s Level Members provide substantial resources to achieve the mission of the Chamber and are recognized within the community as premier supporters contributing the time, talent and resources needed to advance our community's growth and prosperity.

CHAMPION As our highest-level investors, Champion members realize that community partnerships contribute to a positive quality of life for our workforce, residents and visitors.

INVESTOR Investor-level members are committed to building a strong local economy, strengthening the region and Chamber.

Interested in becoming a President’s Level Chamber member? See benefits on pages 2-3 and contact Ashley Weiss, Membership Engagement Director at ashley@clearlakeiowa.com.


MEMBERSHIP INVESTMENT LEVELS Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce membership includes a variety of benefits designed to help grow your businesses and improve our community. Your investment helps advance our mission—to be the champion for business success and quality of life, creating a thriving destination and driving community prosperity.

PRESIDENT'S LEVEL MEMBERSHIPS President’s Level Members provide substantial resources to achieve the mission of the Chamber and are recognized within the community as premier supporters contributing the time, talent and resources needed to advance our community's growth and prosperity.

Champion $5,150: As our highest-level investors, Champion members realize that community partnerships contribute to a positive quality of life for our workforce, residents and visitors. Investor $2,575: Investor-level members are committed to building a strong local economy, advancing the the region and Chamber.

BUSINESS LEVEL MEMBERSHIPS Business Level Membership helps maximize business exposure to achieve a competitive edge. Members have access to marketing, networking and educational opportunities. From programs to discounts, referrals to advocacy, Business Level membership provides a great return on investment.

Enhance $1,240: Businesses that support the economic growth of the region and understand the vision to continually enhance North Iowa resulting in a successful business environment for all. Available to organizations with any employee count.

Partner $825: Businesses that comprehend the larger importance of investing in the community while growing their own business and relevance in North Iowa. Available to organizations with less than 50 employees.

Connect $570: Businesses seeking additional marketing opportunities to expand their reach, connect to their customers and continue growing. Available to organizations with less than 25 employees.

Grow $235 and Build $390: Small businesses that want to partner with the Chamber to bring awareness to their business and have access to build their circle of influence within the community. Grow: Available to home-based solopreneurs with no employees, trailers or off-site storage. Build: Available to organizations with less than 8 employees, vacation rentals, mobile boutiques and food trucks. Clear Lake / Mason City Discount: A 25% discount is offered to any member who belongs, in good standing, to BOTH the Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce and the Mason City Chamber of Commerce and whose main office is located in Mason City as long as the Mason City Chamber of Commerce offers an equal or greater discount to any member, in good standing, of both chambers whose main office is located in either Clear Lake or Ventura. Non-Profit Discount: A 35% discount is offered to any non-profit Business Level member.

SUPPORT LEVEL MEMBERSHIPS Support $130: Support Level Members support the mission of the Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce and want to stay connected to what’s happening in the area. Available to church, government and volunteer organizations, couples and individuals.


Business Level Memberships

President's Level Memberships

Support Levels Memberships

Champion $5,150

Investor $2,575

Enhance $1,240

Partner $825

Connect $570

Build $390

Grow $235

Organization $130

Access to members‐only website portal

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Number of online business directory listings included with membership

6

5

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2

1

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Number of online business directory categories included with membership

6

5

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2

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Number of "Around the Lake" email banner ads

2

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Member spotlight social media post

Number of complementary email blast + social media posts per year

4

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Number of online business directory category banner ads

2

1

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Number of complementary Annual Meeting & Awards Celebration tickets

8

4

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Number of member spotlight blog posts

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$4,750+

$4,250+

$3,500+

Member Benefits Subscription to quarterly e-newsletter, regular Chamber communication, event invitations and weekly "Around the Lake" events emails Access to Quarterly Coffee and Business After Hours networking events Pro‐business legislative advocacy and access to legislative briefings

Member pricing for Lake Leadership and educational seminars Complimentary notary service Opportunity to serve on Chamber committees

Website, phone and in‐person business referrals Ability to post jobs openings, coupons and promotions on website Ability to post events on website Calendar of Events Invitation to Membership 101 class Ribbon cutting, grand opening or groundbreaking event

Membership plaque New member welcome post on social media Free rental of Chamber Board room during normal business hours Host Business After Hours event Business card space in Visitor Center Member pricing for vendor space at Thursdays on Main and Harvest Festival New and renewing member recognition on social media Access to post in "Shop Local Clear Lake" Facebook group Social media shares Use of Chamber logo in advertising and marketing materials Receive digital mailing list one time per year Use of bulk mailing permit Ability to accept Chamber Bucks Opportunity to sponsor Chamber and community events Access to marketing opportunities ‐ email blast, website banner ads and social media posts Clear Lake/Ventura Retail, Restaurant, Attraction and Accommodations receive featured listing in annual visitor guide Clear Lake Restaurants added to committee meeting meal rotation

Priority seating at Annual Meeting and Awards Celebration President's Level recognition in Chamber lobby President's Level recognition on Chamber membership webpage President's Level recognition on Chamber quarterly e‐newsletter President's Level recognition on annual meeting and Quarterly Coffee programs President's Level recognition in annual membership and sponsorship investment guides Priority event parade placement Calendar of Events or Business Directory banner ad

Total Approximate Membership Value: $15,000+

$10,000+

$7,250+

$6,500+

$5,750+

Individual $130

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$800+


MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION Application Options Fill out this form, drop off or mail to: Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, 205 Main Avenue, Clear Lake, Iowa 50428 Or visit www.clearlakeiowa.com/join-the-chamber and fill out an electronic application

Company Name Primary Contact Name Primary Contact Title Primary Contact Email

Phone

Street Address Mailing Address City, State, Zip Company Email

Phone

Website

Employee Count

Business Description (please provide a brief description for your website listing):

INVESTMENT LEVEL President's Level Champion President's Level Investor

$5,150 $2,575

Business Level Enhance Business Level Partner Business Level Connect Business Level Build Business Level Grow

$1,240 $825 $570 $390 $235

Support

$130

METHOD OF PAYMENT Cash Check Credit Card For credit card payments, please call the Chamber at 641-357-2159.


205 Main Ave. Clear Lake, Iowa 50428 641-357-2159

OUR MISSION

Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce: To be the champion for business success and quality of life, creating a thriving destination and driving community prosperity.

www.clearlakeiowa.com


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