ACCESS ADVOCACY RESOURCES VISIBILITY Rethink your Chamber of Commerce
The Ultimate Resource for any Business The Shakopee Chamber of Commerce is aimed at improving all aspects of business in our area. Being a member provides you:
ACCESS: Connecting your business with the opportunity to be KNOWN by the people who matter most ADVOCACY: Connecting your business with the opportunity to be HEARD at every level of government VISIBILITY: Connecting your business with the opportunity to be SEEN by a targeted audience RESOURCES:
Connecting your business with the opportunity to DEVELOP to the fullest potential
Mission Statement The Shakopee Chamber and Visitors Bureau is committed to promoting business and tourism through membership, partnerships and community involvement.
A Tiered Dues Approach to Membership The Shakopee Chamber’s Focus and Goals • • • •
Increased return on investment for members Quality over quantity Products and services that focus on member needs Elimination of stale and irrelevant programs and services
Background Previously, membership dues have been based on employee counts rather than employee engagement/ involvement in the Chamber. Businesses invest because it benefits their bottom line; they want to receive value for their investment. Previous membership commonly was based on community loyalty regardless of return on investment, meaning members were joining the chamber because they felt it was “the right thing to do,” not because they necessarily saw the benefits they could get from it.
What Is Bundle-Up!™ • • •
Bundle-Up!™ is a tiered dues system of membership Bundle-Up!™ is a type of membership where you are investing in pre-packaged programs and services that meet your specific company needs Bundle-Up!™ is a “consultative” type of membership where you are advised which programs and services will be most fitting for your company needs and interests
Why YOU Should Bundle-Up!™ Bundle-Up!™ will simplify your membership in many ways: • You are pre-registered for events (included in your package) • Engagement opportunities (committees, task forces, events, networking, sponsorships) • Planning for budget–know your total investment upfront Bundle-Up!™ allows you to see what you are investing in and what you will be receiving in return for your investment. You are actually getting something in return for what you put in.
Become a member today!
Membership Levels at a Glance n Exclusive package offerings Programs & Products
Membership Directory listing and a business web page on the Chamber’s website Enjoy the benefits of the Shakopee Chamber’s membership in the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce Special invite to New Member Lunches Subscription to the monthly newsletter Biz Buzz Membership cling & use of Chamber Member logo on your website The Shakopee Chamber staff always representing your interests in the community Gain access to hundreds of business referrals Promotion of your business celebration or grand opening Complimentary meeting room usage (subject to availability) Certificate of Origin Services AM Connections or Business After Hours at your company location Two reserved seats at the Annual Meeting A reserved seat at the Annual Legislative Breakfast One attendee at the Annual Golf Tournament Promote your business by displaying your company information in the brochure rack in the Chamber’s office Preprinted member contact labels for business-building and customer acquisition mailings Reserved seat at each of the Chamber's Quarterly Education Events Receive a custom Facebook post and a custom Twitter tweet with links to website of choice n Opportunity to attend a special invite-only Business Day at the Capital Enhanced online directory listing Quarter page ad in Membership Directory A reserved table for up to 8 attendees at the Chamber’s Annual Meeting Special invite to attend ShakopeeConnect’s quarterly BLT Lunch series n Multiple location benefit n Two $20 Chamber gift certificates – for use at any one monthly Business Builder meeting Receive 3 custom Facebook posts and 3 custom Twitter tweets with links to website of choice n Business Profile meeting with the Chamber staff to showcase your company and identify members in your target market for potential contact Half page ad in the Membership Directory Quarterly Education Sponsorship Sponsorship at the Annual Golf Tournament & 2 golfers Business Profile in the Biz Buzz n Publish 1 article annually in the Biz Buzz Invitation for your company’s CEO to present at the prestigious “BigWig” Lunch Talk Series, sponsored by ShakopeeConnect 10 Direct member connections via Angie Whitcomb, President of the Chamber Full page ad in the Membership Directory Private luncheon with Chairman of the Board, Bruce Christman and Chamber President, Angie Whitcomb n Featured Technology Sponsorship Corporate Sponsorship at the Annual Golf Tournament & 4 golfers Special recognition / reserved table at all Business Builder Meetings Receive 5 custom Facebook posts and 5 custom Twitter tweets with links to website of choice n Publish 2 articles annually in the Biz Buzz
Membership Levels Chairman Level * Your Investment: $5,000 | Value $12,833 If you are looking for a way to raise your company’s profile – and profits – the Chamber’s Chairman Level puts you on a fast track to success. This top-tier membership features networking within the highest corporate ranks creating maximum visibility and exposure for your company. For companies and professionals seeking to have a direct impact on their business, there is no more powerful vehicle than a Chairman Level membership with the Shakopee Chamber of Commerce.
Benefits Include: • Invitation for your company’s CEO to participate at the “BigWig” Lunch Talk Series, sponsored by ShakopeeConnect • 10 direct member connections via Angie Whitcomb, President of the Chamber • Enhanced directory listing including a full page advertising opportunity within the membership Directory • Private luncheon with Chairman of the Board, Bruce Christman and Chamber President, Angie Whitcomb • As our Technology Sponsor your company logo will be included in regular Chamber communications and highly visible on the Chamber’s website
• A foursome at the annual Golf Tournament including carts, fabulous meals and a Corporate Hole Sponsorship where your logo will be proudly displayed on a Tee Box as well as all marketing and promotional material for the event • Special recognition at all monthly meetings including a reservation at the Business Builder Series table • Receive 5 custom Facebook posts and 5 custom Twitter tweets with links to website of your choice • Contribute up to 2 articles annually to the Biz Buzz, sent every month to hundreds of individuals in our membership database
Plus all the advantages of the President, Executive, Advocate & Supporter Levels!
President Level Your Investment: $2,500 | Value $5,673 Provides the opportunity to meet with Senior Chamber Executives for increased support, connecting to the area’s foremost companies – and potential business for you.
Benefits Include: • Business Profile meeting with the Chamber staff to showcase your company and identify members in your target market for potential contact • Enhanced directory listing including a half page advertising opportunity within the Membership Directory • Quarterly Education Sponsorship providing you the visibility of sponsorship with your company logo prominently displayed on all marketing and event materials
• Sponsorship at the Annual Golf Tournament with your logo proudly displayed on a Tee Box • Promote your business in the monthly Newsletter – Biz Buzz • Receive 3 custom Facebook posts and 3 custom Twitter tweets with links to website of choice • Contribute 1 article to the Biz Buzz, sent every month to hundreds of individuals in our membership database
Plus all the advantages of the Executive, Advocate & Supporter Levels!
Executive Level Your Investment: $1,500 | Value $3,273 Gain access to other members with multiple opportunities for exposure and interaction.
Benefits Include: • Opportunity to attend a special invite-only Business Day at the Capital • Enhanced directory listing on Chamber Website • Quarter page ad in the Membership Directory • A reserved table for up to 8 attendees at the Chamber’s Annual Meeting • Multiple location benefit
• Special invite to attend ShakopeeConnect’s (Young Professional Group) quarterly presentation from recognized successful business leaders • Two $20 Chamber Gift Certificates for use at any monthly Business Builder Meeting • Receive 1 custom Facebook post and 1 custom Twitter tweets with links to website of choice
Plus all the advantages of the Advocate & Supporter Levels!
Become a member today!
Membership Levels Advocate Level Your Investment: $650 | Value $1,675 Small businesses can join the Shakopee Chamber of Commerce at a level designed to support their needs with custom membership options.
Benefits Include: • Show case your company by hosting an AM Connections or Business After Hours at your company location maximizing immediate exposure for your company • Two reserved seats at the Annual Meeting • A reserved seat at the Annual Legislative Breakfast • One golf pass to attend the Annual Golf Tournament • Promote your business by displaying your company information in the Brochure Rack in the Chamber’s office.
• Receive a custom Facebook post and a custom Twitter tweet with links to website of choice • Preprinted Member Contact labels for business-building and customer acquisition mailings • Reserved seat at each of the Chamber’s Quarterly Education Events • Certificate of Origin Services
Plus all the advantages of the Supporter Level!
Supporter Level Your Investment: $350 | Value $660 An entry-level membership that opens a door for business connections and resources.
Benefits Include: • Advocacy – The Chamber will be the voice for your business interests at the local and state level • Enjoy the benefits of the Shakopee Chamber’s membership in the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce. Benefit from representation at the State level • Gain business exposure with a customized company profile listing in the Chamber’s on line membership directory and in the annual print directory • Special invite to New Member Lunches
• Subscription to the monthly newsletter Biz Buzz. • Membership Cling to promote your membership in the Chamber • The Shakopee Chamber staff always representing your interests in the community • Gain access to hundreds of business referrals • Promotion of your business celebration or grand opening • Use of the Chamber Board Room (subject to availability)
Associate Membership Your Investment: $150 Includes non-business owners and organizations, such as Government officials, Clergy, Clubs and Organizations, Non-Profit Organizations and Retired Professionals.
Suggested Levels 1-5 Employees = Supporter | 6-25 Employees = Advocate | 26-50 Employees = Executive | 51+ Employees = Presidents *Limited quantity available.
Call 952-445-1660 or visit www.shakopee.org
Programs & Products – A la carte Marketing/Advertising Membership Directory Advertising 1/4 Page
Membership Directory Advertising 1/2 page
Membership Directory Advertising Full Page
Website Advertising - Banner Ad - 6 Months
Website Advertising - Banner Ad - 12 Months
Website Advertising - Website Sponsor - 12 Months Website Advertising - Online Brochure - 1 year E Blast Advertising - 2 Blasts
$1,500 $250 $100
Administrative Services Certificate of Origin Services - Annual Brochure Rack for Local Business
Mailing Labels Prepaid Business Builder Series Punch Card – 12 Events
Event Sponsorship Opportunities Quarterly Education Sponsor Builder Series Sponsor
Annual Meeting Sponsor
Pumpkins in the Park Event Sponsor
Pumpkins in the Park Game Sponsor
Pumpkins in the Park Station Sponsor (call Chamber for full listing)
Golf Tournament Event Sponsor
Golf Tournament Basic Hole Sponsor
Golf Tournament Corporate Hole Sponsor
Golf Tournament Putting Green Sponsor
Golf Tournament Beverage Cart Sponsor
Golf Tournament Cart Sponsor
Golf Tournament Hole in One Sponsor
Golf Tournament Photo Card Sponsor
Golf Tournament Closest to the Pin Sponsor
Golf Tournament Longest Drive Sponsor
Golf Tournament Trophy Sponsor
Golf Tournament Bar/Dinner Sponsor
Holiday Fest Event Sponsor
Holiday Fest Station Sponsor (call Chamber for full listing)
Wine Voyage Wine Glass Sponsor
Wine Voyage Photo Booth Sponsor
Wine Voyage Silver Sponsor
Wine Voyage Gold Sponsor
Wine Voyage Platinum Sponsor
Women’s Event Silver Sponsor
Women’s Event Gold Sponsor Women’s Event Platinum Sponsor 6
*All Sponsorships are subject to availability.
$500 $1,000 Become a member today!
Membership Application Application Options â€˘ Fill out this form, drop off or mail to: Shakopee Chamber of Commerce, 1801 East County Road 101, Shakopee, MN 55379 â€˘ Or visit www.shakopee.org and fill out the electronic application Name of Company____________________________________________________________________________________________ Primary Contact Name________________________________ Title____________________________________________________ Street Address________________________________________________________________________________________________ City_______________________________________________ State__________________ Zip______________________________ Phone_____________________________________________ Fax____________________________________________________ Email Address_______________________________________ Website_________________________________________________ Level/Options
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Method of Payment h Check
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h I/We understand that payment of membership investments are usually deductible as an ordinary and necessary business expense. Contributions or gifts to the Chamber are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes.
Why are you joining the chamber? (Mark all applicable reasons)
h Advocacy: being represented as a part of the business community h Benefits & Discounts: enjoy comprehensive and cost-effective benefits and discounts h Education: continuing educational opportunities h Marketing: leveraging opportunities to provide visibility for your company h Networking: participating in programs and events h Economic Development: creating and retaining businesses in the county h Communication: staying informed about local businesses in the community, issues and best practices h Community Promotion: through the efforts of the Shakopee Chamber of Commerce h Credibility: membership offers credibility to your business through the chamber brand h Public Policy: frequent updates on legislative issues and ongoing efforts h Other: ______________________________________________________________________________________________ Call 952-445-1660 or visit www.shakopee.org
Chamber membership ensures that the opportunities you seek are within your grasp. The Shakopee Chamber offers me and my business multiple benefits. It gives me the opportunity to connect and network with other local business owners. The Shakopee chamber was an instrumental advocate at the State level to assist me in receiving salon licensure, in turn allowing me to provide gainful employment for my staff. The Shakopee Chamber has many insightful seminars and educational events that I find useful in making me a better community member and business owner. Barbara DeMers, The Pearl Salon
The Shakopee Chamber has been a true community partner for Rahr Malting Company for many years. Unlike many of the retail members we are not able to reap the obvious membership benefits of exposure, advertising and increased sales. Instead they have been a steadfast advocate for us in developing the local and community support that has been critical in our success as an industry leader.
I am very grateful that I joined the Shakopee Chamber of Commerce. I have long wanted to become more active in the Shakopee Community, unfortunately I work about 70 hours a week, so I find little time. Joining the Chamber has been the start of me getting involved. I have met some of the other members and gained some new customers. I love the directory that the Chamber has put out, as I now have a reference of who to contact for whatever needs I have as a member of our wonderful Shakopee Community. I look forward to my business growing, with the help of the Chamber.
Jesse L. Theis, Rahr Malting Co.
Jim Duerr, Shakopee Wine Cellars
The Hennenâ€™s have owned and operated a service station in Shakopee for 53 years and have always been members of the Chamber. Being a Chamber member and participating in their sponsored events is an opportunity to be involved in the community and support other Shakopee businesses. The networking and relationship building is important to the success of all of our businesses, especially the small business owner. We have appreciated the support and involvement of the Chamber during the Hwy 101 construction project to help promote continued patronage of the businesses in this area. The signage, advertising, maps and Chamber bucks have all been helpful tools in keeping our customers informed. Dana & Joel Hennen, Hennenâ€™s Shell Auto Service Center
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