Why Join the Scotts Valley Chamber of Commerce?
Business Referrals: Dozens of calls a week come to the Chamber of Commerce looking for all types of services. The Scotts Valley Chamber acts as your personal business advocate and directs business to YOU.
Community Resource Guide: You receive two free listings in our Resource Guide, classified and alphabetical. After each annual publication, ten thousand are distributed to businesses, residences, visitors, prospects and every home in Scotts Valley. Chamber members receive a 10% discount on display advertising.
Special Advertising and Marketing Opportunities: Our lobby and outside display program is solely for members, their promotional materials, and events, and you have exclusive promotional sponsorship rights for events such as the Business Exposition, our annual Golf Tournament, and our annual “Installation and Recognition Dinner”, which is a black tie event.
Membership Emblem: Proudly display your Chamber logo emblem. It builds subtle credibility and lets your customers and fellow business associates know that you support the local business community. Your membership dollars enable us to promote, educate, and emphasize how important this is. We all enjoy an extraordinary lifestyle in Scotts Valley, and it is only paid for through local sales.
Mixers: You can attend the best networking happening in Scotts Valley and the greater San Lorenzo Valley. Exchange business cards, make contacts, promote your business at a different business location each time.
The Scotts Valley Chamber of Commerce Newsletter: The Chamber’s monthly newsletter keeps members and key communicators in Scotts Valley informed about Chamber activities and programs, legislation impacting business, new benefits for members, community happenings and YOUR news as well.
Ribbon Cuttings, Open Houses, and Groundbreakings: Let our professional Chamber Ambassadors help you make your event shine! Their presence enhances YOUR IMAGE!
Immediate Information: Via broadcast faxing and email we can alert you to warnings from government agencies and other sources that will protect you from fraudulent practices, to alert you of legislative information that may affect your business, or to notify you of international contracts available when we are contacted.
International Trade: Access to vital information to move your business into international markets through exporting and importing. We will provide Certificates of Origin to members who are exporters. There is no charge for this valuable service to members.
Small Business Counseling: Don’t wait for crisis to happen in your business, if you see indicators that concern you, remember that you have direct access to free confidential counseling from highly experienced retired business executives through SCORE. They are also available to those of you thinking of going into business. Our staff will schedule a private appointment for you to meet with a SCORE representative at the Chamber office.
Your Information Center: The Chamber maintains relocation packets, new business startup kits and employer/employee information on a wide variety of subjects. Preparation of these kits can be customized and there may be a charge for materials that we must purchase. Information includes demographics community information, local publications, maps, area events, dining, and entertainment locations. These are distributed to tourists, new residents, business visitors on your behalf, and we answer hundreds of mail and telephone inquiries each month. Make sure that we have complete information on you and your company.
Scotts Valley Chamber Web Site: The New and Improved Chamber’s Web Site can link directly with your own, via our complete listing of all Chamber members by type of business or alphabetically. You will also find web links that we feel are of benefit to you, your organization and family. Promotional banners are available. Time sensitive coupon specials can be offered at a nominal charge. And we have a new community wide calendar.
Affiliation with Other Organizations: Through your membership in the Scotts Valley Chamber of Commerce you are affiliated with the California Chamber of Commerce, the US Chamber of Commerce, as well as other professional business organizations. This places expert information, business resources and legislative representation at YOUR fingertips!
Events Planning Assistance: Our Events Planning Assistance will lead you step by step to a successful event. You are assisted with everything from media contact, to greeting your guests.
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