Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce 2022 Membership Guide

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55th Anniversary 1967-2022


Your Ketchikan Chamber infused over $750K into local businesses, plus advocated for more than five major issues like transportation, timber & tourism


Learn about our exciting sponsorship opportunities & future new innovative events MEMBER

HOW DO I JOIN? Read more to learn about our membership options

Alaska Local Chamber of the Year 2021

like a monthly investment as low as $16 per month


GREAT FOR BUSINESS. GREAT FOR KETCHIKAN. MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION 2022 2417 Tongass Avenue Suite 223A Ketchikan, Alaska 99901,




New Community Partnerships

12 New Initiatives & Events

11 Membership Scholarships for New & Emerging Businesses


New Members in 2021



Businesses Assisted by our SBDC Business Advisor

Local Businesses Who Are Active Members


Of Our Members Have Less Than 4 Employees

$750K+ Into our Local Economy

2022 Chamber Events Sponsored by Alaska Airlines Twice Monthly Chamber Lunch & Learn Events

Monthly Business Power Hours & Other Events Hosted & Sponsored by Tongass Federal Credit Union's The Commons

Mid-March 2021 Economic Development & Entrepreneur Think Tank~ in partnership with Tongass Federal Credit Union's The Commons

End of April 2022 Season Opener Social April until June 2022 Race to Alaska Raffle

A Hometown July 4th, "Destination...Prosperity"

August 11, 2022 The Race Around Revilla "Castoff Party"

August 12, 2022 The Race Around Revilla 126 miles of quirky local boat adventure around our island

August 2022 Ketchikan's Hometown Get-down The Grand Finale & Awards for the Race Around Revilla .

September 2022 Elections & Legislative Issues

September 2022 Southeast Conference Annual gathering of leaders from throughout SE Alaska

November 2022 Celebration of the Stars Annual Chamber Community Awards

November-December 2022 3rd Annual Merry Merchants and Munch

Good to know : All membership renewals are sent in early January of each year. About us: The Greater Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce believes that progress is best made through unity. Enjoy a 10% discount for payment in full in of January....or We bring businesses, investors, and customers together, we contribute to Ketchikan’s quality life, and we advocate for a healthy business capablepayments of fomenting sustained economic We can also set up recurringclimate monthly broken downgrowth. into twelve affordable payments.


Multiple Marketing Outlets Our Chamber newsletter reaches over 750 people weekly every Monday, and it’s growing all the time. Our main website reaches several thousand per month. We also offer customized social media and media consultations free of charge. New Business Opportunities Your Chamber provides business referrals, as well as networking opportunities with not only state & national leaders, but also potential customers who inquire via our three websites. We regularly refer nearly $9K per month to local Chamber Members. . Being a member of Your Chamber gives you access to resources, education, and lobbying you might not otherwise have. Need a little extra business advice? We have that, too, We can help you formulate a business plan, revise your current plan, or get a loan from local lenders and even obtain grants. Bonus! We even offer resources for business coaching. Business Credibility Did you know that customers responded 63% more likely to use the goods of businesses that belong to a local chamber? Advocacy and Representation for the economic good of not only Ketchikan, but your business as well through our community partnerships. We partner with many local organizations, this brings valuable exposure to your business. Being a part of Your Chamber you have over 12 annual opportunities to get your name in front of the community and the world.

We Help ALL Business & Industry In Ketchikan. Large or Small, we are here to assist our local business members. Let us know how we can help you.

We are solely funded by our membership, and our members overwhelmingly give back to the community in time and donations. We have a staff of one person.

We believe in collaboration with our members to help them succeed! We can refer you to Chamber Members who can help you grow your business or help you get your new idea started.

Did you know that Chamber Member and Entrepreneur of the Year Sponsor, The Ward Cove Group, was named Business of the Year at the 2021 Southeast Conference?

Join Or Renew Today! Individual/Student/Retiree: $65 per year or $5.50 per month Local Non-Profit: $236 per year or $20 per month Single Owner/No Employees: $192 per year or $17 per month 1-2 Employees: $247 per year or $21 per month

Join o ur new 110 % Club

3-4 Employees: $407 per year or $35 per month 5-9 Employees: $555 per year or $48 per month 10-19 Employees: $720 per year or $62 per month 20-49 Employees: $1204 per year or $105 per month 50-99 Employees: $1353 per year or $117 per month 100+ Employees: $1584 per year or $136 per month Own a subsidiary business? List them on our website for just $85 annually. **Add just 10% to your annual dues & be recognized as a member of the 110% Club. Benefits include but not limited to special discounts, premier marketing, and more

Did you know : Your Chamber takes a primary role in supporting major legislation and

legal endeavors specifically meant to help our local economy?

Hear what your fellow business friends have to say... "Shelly was so helpful in answering all of my questions and resolving my concerns. She is extremely supportive and encouraging. ... the information that Shelly shared will help us structure our collective and help us plan for future growth." "Shelly is down to earth and so easy going. She made me feel comfortable and showed me she was curious and cared about me as a client. It was a breath of fresh air to see how excited she is in helping others start a small business in Alaska."

"Many of the events the Chamber of Commerce has organized over the past several years were to invest, innovate, and create significant growth. They are a uniting force. We are proud to be members of the Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce to grow our businesses, be philanthropic leaders, and provide a strategic vision. The staff are professional and involved because they are more than just promotors of business; they are neighbors and friends who promote a unity of spirit throughout the Ketchikan community with all citizens and guests to our shores.." "Throughout the pandemic our local chamber has championed for small business owners, giving renewed hope for economic sustainability through creation of downtown events and promoting Ketchikan as a destination. The Chamber has brought a new sense of pride to downtown encouraging locals to shop small through events like Merry Merchant and Munch during the Christmas season. We saw our greatest revenue to date during this event and welcomed many locals as first-time customers to our little boutique. This event created such joy in downtown through a Christmas lights competition and more. The energy continued in to 2021 with many other local events created to keep up momentum through COVID.

There is now a renewed sense of pride in our Chamber and an excited energy amongst downtown business owners"

Good to know: The Greater Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce was incorporated in 1967, and is governed by a volunteer Board of fourteen business leaders.


INCREASE YOUR BUSINESS EXPOSURE BY SPONSORING YOUR KETCHIKAN CHAMBER King Sponsor $5000 Annually Major Sponsor of all events Front page website logo Over 500 Media Acknowledgements annually--print, radio, and social as well as our web page

Get Chummy... $500 Annually Add on to your membership by showing your support for local business. You'll get media mentions, social media mentions, and much more. You can add this to your monthly membership investment for just $42/Month

Sockeye Sponsor

Coho Sponsor

$2500 Annually Major Sponsor of 2 events of your choice Front page website logo Over 250 Media Acknowledgements annually--print, radio, and social as well as our web page

$1000 Annually Major Sponsor of 1 event of your choice Front page website logo Over 100 Media Acknowledgements annually--print, radio, and social as well as our web page

We recognize your gratis generosity

Custom Event Sponsorships

This is for those members that donate their dollars in gratis. In kind services are very much appreciated, and we choose to recognize our supporters by elevating them for the appropriate level of their in-kind contributions.

See an event you might like to sponsor? Be a part of the Chamber with a customized sponsorship for one of our amazing events! Benefits include full media coverage, signage where applicable, and much more.

*Please note that all sponsorship levels except King are in addition to membership dues

With Many Thanks to our 2021 Chamber Sponsors & Board of Directors President

Ben Edwards

King Sponsors

Edward Jones

Past President

Chelsea Goucher Foraged & Found

1st Vice President Mary Wanzer

Coastal Keller Williams Real Estate


Jason Button Tongass Federal Credit Union


Morgan Weber KPU Telecommunications

Directors Abby Bradberry

Island to Island Veterinary

Andrew Spokely

The Ward Cove Group

Ben Thompson

Sockeye Sponsors


Bergan Wieler Vigor

Carolyn Henry

PeaceHealth Ketchikan

Christy Willis AFLAC

Coho Sponsors

Jacquie Meck

The Local Paper

Jeremy Yoder

Alaska Crepe Co./Pilot House

Katherine Tatsuda

Tongass Federal Credit Union

Chum Sponsor