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San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce


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Diamond

ANNUAL INVESTMENT: $10,000 VALUE: $13,525

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“The Chamber brings everyone together to form a true business community. They recognize that our economy is a regional economy and that San Marcos will not be successful long term if everyone is not at the table. TXI Hunter Cement is a proud part of that vision.” – Clifton Stapleton, Plant Manager, TXI Hunter Cement

Diamond Level Membership Benefits

Basic Membership Benefits •

Brochures Displayed in Chamber Lobby

Categorical Listing in Print Directory and on Chamber’s Web Site

Special Recognition and link to web site in Weekly E-newsletter

Visit from President or Chair Annually

City, County, State Representation

Logo on Chamber’s Web Site

Customizable Profile on Chamber’s Web Site

Yearly Advertisement in Weekly E-newsletter

Discounted Pricing to Chamber Events, Workshops and Seminars

Full Page Advertisement in Print Newsletter

Set of Chamber Member Mailing Labels

Discounted Pricing on Advertising In Chamber Publications

Speed Networking Sponsor

Discounted Pricing on Email Marketing Program

Sponsor of One Eggs & Issues Breakfast

Invitations to all Chamber Functions

Booth at Green Living Showcase

Leadership through Committee Involvement

$2,500 Sponsorship Level at the San Marcos Chamber Business Expo

Listing in the Chamber’s Newsletters

Annual Chamber Awards Gala Diamond Sponsor

Member-to-Member Discount Program

Newcomer Packet Sponsorship

Membership Labels

Membership Plaque

Quarterly Print Newsletter

Referrals from the Chamber

Ribbon Cuttings and Ground Breakings

Sponsorship Opportunities

Use of Chamber Seal

Weekly E-Newsletter SAN MARCOS AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Chamber@sanmarcostexas.com • 202 N. C.M. Allen Parkway • P.O. Box 2310 • San Marcos, TX 78667 • 512.393.5900


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Platinum

ANNUAL INVESTMENT: $5,000 VALUE: $7,550

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g n i n e h t g n Stre onomy c the E ““The San Marcos Chamber works every day to help create a more business-friendly atmosphere. As that goal is accomplished, there are more opportunities for businesses to prosper and grow. The result is an enhanced quality of life in our community.” – Brian McCoy, CEO, McCoys Building Supply

Basic Membership Benefits

Platinum Level Membership Benefits

Brochures Displayed in Chamber Lobby

Categorical Listing in Print Directory and on Chamber’s Web Site

Special Recognition and Link to Your Web Site in the Chamber’s Weekly E-newsletter

Visit from the Chamber President or Chair Annually

City, County, State Representation

Customizable Profile on Chamber’s Web Site

Logo with Link to Your Web Site on Chamber’s Web Site

Discounted Pricing to Chamber Events, Workshops and Seminars

12 Months Advertising in the Weekly E-newsletter

Discounted Pricing on Advertising In Chamber Publications

1/2 Page Advertisement in the Chamber’s Quarterly Newsletter for 4 Quarters

One Set of Chamber Membership Mailing Labels

Discounted Pricing on Email Marketing Program

Speed Networking Sponsorship

Invitations to all Chamber Functions

30 Tickets to Attend the Eggs & Issues Breakfasts

Leadership through Committee Involvement

Sponsorship of One Eggs & Issues Breakfast

Listing in the Chamber’s Newsletters

Business Expo Sponsorship

Member-to-Member Discount Program

Annual Awards Gala Platinum Sponsor

Membership Labels

Membership Plaque

Quarterly Print Newsletter

Referrals from the Chamber

Ribbon Cuttings and Ground Breakings

Sponsorship Opportunities

Use of Chamber Seal

Weekly E-Newsletter

SAN MARCOS AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Chamber@sanmarcostexas.com • 202 N. C.M. Allen Parkway • P.O. Box 2310 • San Marcos, TX 78667 • 512.393.5900


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Gold

ANNUAL INVESTMENT: $2,500 VALUE: $4,400

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g n i d l Bui nity u m m Co “We are the number one building system manufacturer in the world, and as members of the San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce, we believe that our employees, customers, company, and especially our community, benefit from our involvement and commitment to the organization.” – Michael R. Bruns, General Manager; Joel Williams, Plant Manager

Basic Membership Benefits Brochures Displayed in Chamber Lobby

Leadership through Committee Involvement

Categorical Listing in Print Directory and on Chamber’s Web Site

Listing in the Chamber’s Newsletters

City, County, State Representation Customizable Profile on Chamber’s Web Site Discounted Pricing to Chamber Events, Workshops and Seminars Discounted Pricing on Advertising in Chamber Publications Discounted Pricing on Email Marketing Program Invitations to all Chamber Functions

Member-to-Member Discount Program Membership Labels Membership Plaque Quarterly Print Newsletter Referrals from the Chamber Ribbon Cutting and Ground Breakings Sponsorship Opportunities Use of Chamber Seal Weekly E-Newsletter

Gold Level Membership Benefits Special Recognition and Link to Your Web Site in the Chamber’s Weekly E-newsletter

One Set of Chamber Membership Mailing Labels

Logo with Link to Your Web Site on Chamber’s Web Site

20 Tickets to Attend the Eggs & Issues Breakfasts

6 Months Advertising in the Weekly E-newsletter 1/4 Page Advertisement in the Chamber’s Quarterly Newsletter for 4 Quarters

Speed Networking Sponsorship Premium Booth at the Chamber’s Business Expo Annual Awards Gala Gold Sponsor

SAN MARCOS AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Chamber@sanmarcostexas.com • 202 N. C.M. Allen Parkway • P.O. Box 2310 • San Marcos, TX 78667 • 512.393.5900


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Silver

ANNUAL INVESTMENT: $1,000 VALUE: $1,675

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“I know the Chamber will go to bat for business interests in a way that benefits the community as a whole.” -Anthony Herrera, President, teleNetwork

Basic Membership Benefits Brochures Displayed in Chamber Lobby

Leadership through Committee Involvement

Categorical Listing in Print Directory and on Chamber’s Web Site

Listing in the Chamber’s Newsletters

City, County, State Representation Customizable Profile on Chamber’s Web Site Discounted Pricing to Chamber Events, Workshops and Seminars Discounted Pricing on Advertising in Chamber Publications Discounted Pricing on Email Marketing Program Invitations to all Chamber Functions

Member-to-Member Discount Program Membership Labels Membership Plaque Quarterly Print Newsletter Referrals from the Chamber Ribbon Cutting and Ground Breakings Sponsorship Opportunities Use of Chamber Seal Weekly E-Newsletter

Silver Level Membership Benefits 3 months Advertising in the Weekly E-newsletter 15 Tickets to Attend the Eggs & Issues Breakfasts One Set of Chamber Membership Mailing Labels

SAN MARCOS AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Chamber@sanmarcostexas.com • 202 N. C.M. Allen Parkway • P.O. Box 2310 • San Marcos, TX 78667 • 512.393.5900


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Bronze

ANNUAL INVESTMENT: $500 VALUE: $975

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g n i t o Prom iness s u B My “As a member of the San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce, Mamacita’s helps to build a strong, healthy community to live in. That’s important to us and we are proud to be a part of it.” – Walter Ortiz, General Manager, Mamacita’s Restaurant & Cantina

Basic Membership Benefits Brochures Displayed in Chamber Lobby

Leadership through Committee Involvement

Categorical Listing in Print Directory and on Chamber’s Web Site

Listing in the Chamber’s Newsletters

City, County, State Representation Customizable Profile on Chamber’s Web Site Discounted Pricing to Chamber Events, Workshops and Seminars Discounted Pricing on Advertising in Chamber Publications Discounted Pricing on Email Marketing Program Invitations to all Chamber Functions

Member-to-Member Discount Program Membership Labels Membership Plaque Quarterly Print Newsletter Referrals from the Chamber Ribbon Cutting and Ground Breakings Sponsorship Opportunities Use of Chamber Seal Weekly E-Newsletter

Bronze Level Membership Benefits 10 Tickets to Attend the Eggs & Issues Breakfasts One Set of Chamber Membership Mailing Labels

SAN MARCOS AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Chamber@sanmarcostexas.com • 202 N. C.M. Allen Parkway • P.O. Box 2310 • San Marcos, TX 78667 • 512.393.5900


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Basic

ANNUAL INVESTMENT: $240

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ng i t t e G d e t c e Conn Chamber members build a strong healthy community.

That’s important to you. Investing in the business community. Getting access to resources. Getting connected. We are here to help.

Basic Membership Benefits Brochures Displayed in Chamber Lobby Categorical Listing in Print Directory and on Chamber’s Web Site City, County, State Representation Customizable Profile on Chamber’s Web Site Discounted Pricing to Chamber Events, Workshops and Seminars Discounted Pricing on Advertising in Chamber Publications Discounted Pricing on Email Marketing Program Invitations to all Chamber Functions Leadership through Committee Involvement Listing in the Chamber’s Newsletters Member-to-Member Discount Program Membership Labels Membership Plaque Quarterly Print Newsletter Referrals from the Chamber Ribbon Cutting and Ground Breakings Sponsorship Opportunities Use of Chamber Seal Weekly E-Newsletter SAN MARCOS AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Chamber@sanmarcostexas.com • 202 N. C.M. Allen Parkway • P.O. Box 2310 • San Marcos, TX 78667 • 512.393.5900


Explanation of Chamber Membership Benefits Brochures Displayed in Chamber Lobby Members may display flyers or brochures in the Chamber office racks, and at a number of official functions hosted by the Chamber.

Membership Labels Reach the entire Chamber Membership for your next promotion. Reduced rates are offered for the Chamber member list on labels.

Categorical Listing in Print Directory and Web Site All members are listed in the Chamber’s Membership Directory which is used as an information piece on the area, and a guide of recommended businesses to newcomers, local and out-of-town businesses, and residents.

Membership Plaque Show that you are involved in supporting the San Marcos business community by hanging your Membership Plaque in your office for everyone to see.

Customizable Profile on Chamber’s Web Site The Chamber’s web site receives an average of nearly 29,000 visits per month. The web site allows members to grab these visitor’s attention by adding images, business details, and links to their profile. Discounted Pricing to Chamber Events, Workshops and Seminars Chamber members receive a discounted rate to attend Eggs & Issues Breakfasts, luncheons and training workshops and seminars. The Chamber organizes the premier networking events in the San Marcos area and is committed to helping our members inprove their business through low-cost training workshops and seminars. Discounted Pricing on Advertising in Chamber Publications Advertise in one of the Chamber’s publications at a discounted rate (see 2011 Media/Promotional Opportunities for a list of publications) Discounted Pricing on Email Marketing Program The San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce has partnered with Constant Contact®, the leading email marketing service for small businesses, to provide you with account discounts. Listing in the Chamber’s Newsletters All new and renewing members are listed in the Chamber’s newsletters. Member-to-Member Discount Program Members provide discounts or incentives that are only available to fellow Chamber members. There is no cost to participate.

Quarterly Newsletters All of our members receive a copy of our full-color, print Quarterly Newsletter, which contains articles about Chamber members and the San Marcos area, as well as beneficial business information. Referrals from the Chamber Members’ names and phone numbers are distributed to thousands of people inquiring each year about goods, services, shopping, and visiting opportunities. Ribbon Cuttings and Ground Breakings Upon request, new members receive a ribbon cutting hosted by Chamber Ambassadors, and publicized by local media. Ribbon cuttings are available to businesses that expand, relocate, or come under new ownership. Sponsorship Opportunities Chamber functions provide forums for making business contacts. See the next page for an explanation of the different sponsorship opportunities. Use of the Chamber’s Seal Members have free access to the San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce seal used for exporting merchandise. Weekly E-newsletters The Chamber’s weekly e-newsletters, titled “The Monday Morning Memo,” is full of information on upcoming events, Chamber news, Chamber members in the news, local news, and business articles.

Aslo Included in Chamber Membership is: City, County, State Representation Invitation to all Chamber Functions Leadership Through Community Involvement

SAN MARCOS AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Chamber@sanmarcostexas.com • 202 N. C.M. Allen Parkway • P.O. Box 2310 • San Marcos, TX 78667 • 512.393.5900


Explanation of Sponsorship Opportunities 2011 Event Sponsorship Opportunities Annual Awards Gala – November 3, 2011

This event showcases the Chamber and rewards businesses and volunteers.

Bowl For Kids’ Sake - March 5, 2011

A fun fundraiser that supports our mentoring partnership with Big Brothers, Big Sisters.

Business After-Hours Mixers:

Seasonal themed mixers at Chamber member locations designed to promote business networking, and a great way to showcase your establishment to 75-150 Chamber members.

Business Expo - August 31-September 1, 2011 Get Connected!

The San Marcos Business Expo is the key to bringing together professionals & business opportunities with a focus on finding solutions to your business challenges. www.sanmarcosbizexpo.com

Central Texas Golf Fest - April 15, 16 & 17, 2011

Be the first to get your name on the playing field of one of the biggest golfing events in the country! Over 1,200 golfers – over 3 big days – great exposure for any business!

Chamber Luau - May 26, 2011

Put on your Hawaiian shirt and make plans to attend the Chamber Luau. Great live music, festive foods and your favorite beverages.

“Early Readers Become Leaders” - July 2011

An annual book drive in which new and gently used early childhood books are collected at locations throughout San Marcos and given to children between the ages of 0-6 in new book bags.

Economic Outlook Luncheon - June 23, 2011

Co-hosted by the McCoy College of Business, Texas State University-San Marcos and the Greater San Marcos Economic Development Corporation.

Eggs and Issues Breakfast Series

Featuring speakers & topics of interest to you & your business! Sponsors have the opportunity to address the attendees at the beginning of the breakfast, can hang a company promotional banner, can distribute company literature and will have a reserved Premium Sponsor table for eight at the breakfast.

Green Living Showcase - March 31, 2012

The Green Living Showcase will feature exhibitors and presentations from a variety of businesses and experts with opportunities that focus on finding green solutions for your business and home. www.glshowcase.com

Legislative Update Luncheon - July 28, 2011

Annual Legislative Update presented by the San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce, and co-hosted by the San Marcos Manufacturers’ Association.

San Marcos Education Fair - October 15, 2011

The San Marcos Education Fair brings information and educational resources to families in San Marcos and shares the message that educational attainment is the key to financial success.

Regional Speed Networking - September 29, 2011

This fast moving networking event is designed to maximize your business contacts. This is a MUST for anyone in SALES and anyone wishing to expand their network of contacts.

2011 Media/Promotional Opportunities Member-to-Member Discount Program

Quarterly (Full color) Newsletter Advertising

Newcomer Packet Sponsorships

Web Site Banner Advertising

Members have the opportunity to promote their business with this colorful key tag which is distributed to all Chamber members and their employees.

The San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce receives approximately 100 requests per month for Newcomer & Relocation Packets. Newcomer Packet Sponsors easily access this steady stream of new customers by distributing business promo materials or a personal note from your company in each newcomer packet.

Official Chamber Magazine and Member Directory

The Official Chamber Magazine and Directory is produced annually and distributed free of charge to newcomers and businesses locating in San Marcos as well as to local individuals. The publication is a full color, glossy production that offers members a reasonably priced color advertising opportunity in a publication that is viewed by thousands of people every year.

Official Chamber Maps

Colorful quarterly print newsletters reach over 1,000 members and contacts and are posted on the Chamber’s Newsletter page on the web site. Advertising spaces are limited.

Be seen on the most “clicked” web site in San Marcos! The Chamber web site features information regarding San Marcos, links to Chamber members and partners, area events and Chamber activities and receives nearly 30,000 hits per month.

Weekly E-Newsletter Advertising

Weekly E-newsletters reach over 1,000 members and are posted on the Chamber’s E-Newsletter page on the web site.

Door Prizes & In-kind Donations

Throughout the year, the San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce is presented with numerous opportunities to promote local businesses with door prizes, auction items and in-kind donations. For more information, call the Chamber for the perfect fit for you!

The Official City of San Marcos & Hays County Chamber maps are produced every 12 months and distributed free of charge to newcomers and businesses locating in San Marcos as well as to local individuals requesting a map. SAN MARCOS AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Chamber@sanmarcostexas.com • 202 N. C.M. Allen Parkway • P.O. Box 2310 • San Marcos, TX 78667 • 512.393.5900


Chamber Committees

(Visit the Chamber’s online Community Calendar at www.sanmarcostexas.com for dates and times of meetings)

Ambassador Club

Mission Statement: Strengthen overall relationship with members by assisting with Chamber events and creating awareness of the Chamber in the community. The Ambassadors meet on the first Tuesday of every month from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.; locations vary.

Business Development Committee

Mission Statement: To serve the small and minority owned businesses, working closely with all businesses and community leaders and other councils to determine and recommend appropriate subjects of training, information sharing and general business assessments.

Mission: Helping Chamber members grow their businesses by giving and receiving profitable leads. A Leads Group is comprised of many different types of businesses who are intently focused on being a marketing force for each other. This group becomes a networking environment where you can build relationships with other business professionals. During the leads group meetings, other members will become familiar with your business and learn how they can refer you to their own circle of contacts. Leads Group I meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month from 12:00 p.m. (noon) – 1:00 p.m. at various locations.

The Business Development Committee meets on the fourth Thursday of every month from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the Chamber’s Board Room. 

Leads Group II meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month from 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. at the Root Cellar.

Education Committee

Leads Group III meets every other Wednesday from 12:00 p.m. (noon) – 1:00 p.m. at various locations.

Mission Statement: Address issues of educational progress in San Marcos by strengthening the liaisons between the business community and all available resources including the San Marcos Consolidated Independent School District and Texas State UniversitySan Marcos, to foster cooperative programs between business, industry and education so students will be better prepared for work experiences after graduation from high school, technical training institutions and college, serve as a vital link between local educational systems and local businesses, to encourage business leaders to participate in the classroom by allowing employees to participate in school activities and tutor students with special needs. The Education Committee meets the first Thursday of every month from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in the Chamber’s Board Room.

Government Affairs Committee

Mission: Review pending and existing legislation and regulations for their impact on  business and develop positions that promote  the overall best interests of our members. The committee develops programs that inform and encourage members to participate in the Chamber’s government affairs initiatives. The Government Affairs Committee meets on the third Thursday of every month from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.; locations vary. 

Natural Resources Committee

Goals: • Support environmental integrity as it relates to our quality of life and thus to the economic well being of the city; • Organize a Green Business recognition program for the business community to encourage environmentally sound policies; • Support the development of responsible public policies through local ordinances and state regulations; • Continue participation in stewardship of the San Marcos River, and the management of the Edwards Aquifer. The Natural Resources Committee meets on the first Wednesday of every month from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in the Chamber’s Board Room. 

Special Events Planning Committee • •

Work with Chamber Staff to organize major special fundraising events for the Chamber; Increase profitability of special events and consider new events to meet program needs of the organization.

The Special Events Committee meets on the second Tuesday of every month from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in the Chamber’s Board Room.

Leads Groups SAN MARCOS AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Chamber@sanmarcostexas.com • 202 N. C.M. Allen Parkway • P.O. Box 2310 • San Marcos, TX 78667 • 512.393.5900


2011 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

(Event dates, times and topics are subject to change without prior notice, Please check the Chamber’s web site at www.sanmarcostexas.com for current schedule.)

April 2011

14 Eggs & Issues Breakfast 15-17 Central Texas Golf Fest 28 Business After-Hours Mixer

September 2011 8 22 29

Eggs & Issues Breakfast Business After-Hours Mixer Regional Speed Networking Event

May 2011 12 26

Eggs & Issues Breakfast Chamber Luau

October 2011 15 20 27

San Marcos Education Fair Eggs & Issues Breakfast Business After-Hours Mixer

June 2011 16 23

Eggs & Issues Breakfast Business After-Hours Mixer

November 2011 3 17

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Annual Awards Gala Business After-Hours Mixer ninth annual

Thursday, November 3, 2011

July 2011

All month: “Early Readers Become Leaders” Book Drive 21 Business After-Hours Mixer 28 Legislative Update Luncheon

December 2011 1 8

Eggs & Issues Breakfast Business After-Hours Mixer

January - February 2012 August 31 - September 1, 2011

Eggs & Issues Breakfasts will be held the second Thursday of every month Business After-Hours Mixers will be held the fourth Thursday of every Month

March 2012

Bowl For Kids’ Sake Eggs & Issues Breakfast Green Living Showcase Business After-Hours Mixer SAN MARCOS AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Chamber@sanmarcostexas.com • 202 N. C.M. Allen Parkway • P.O. Box 2310 • San Marcos, TX 78667 • 512.393.5900


SAN MARCOS AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Chamber@sanmarcostexas.com • 202 N. C.M. Allen Parkway • P.O. Box 2310 • San Marcos, TX 78667 • 512.393.5900


San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce Membership Brochure