Chamber Membership Benefits
Whether you are just starting out or have been in business for many years, membership in the Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce provides many essential benefits. With the low cost of your investment, even one new customer gained through the Chamber can often pay for a full year’s membership. The Chamber is a 501 (c) (6) non-profit corporation, therefore your membership dues may be tax deductible as a necessary business expense. Consult your tax advisor for more specifics as they apply to your business. A major benefit of Chamber membership comes from how you are viewed by the public. A customer is over 60% more likely to do business with a company that is a member of their Chamber of Commerce.
Here are some of the benefits particular to the Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce:
Networking & Activities
• Monthly Breakfast Eye Openers
An opportunity to network with members and prospective members every 2nd Tuesday morning on each month.
• Bi-monthly Business After Hours (BAH)
An opportunity for members and prospective members to network and exchange ideas. The BAH is hosted by a different member bi-monthly and there is no charge to attend.
Our committee structure is focused on areas that will strengthen the Chamber’s efforts while providing members a chance to contribute and build relationships.
• Ambassador Program
This is your opportunity to get to know your fellow Chamber members better while acting in an official capacity for the Chamber. Ambassadors help at events, welcome new members, conduct visits to members’ locations and participate in a member contact program.
• Legislative Advocacy
A review of major legislative issues affecting the business community. Members are given the opportunity to voice their opinions on issues.
• Ribbon Cuttings
Chamber members will gather at your location to cut a welcoming ribbon. The mayor is a usual participant and is published on our social media platforms.
The Chamber will conduct assorted seminars and training during the course of the year as determined by member needs to promote advocacy, engagement and innovation.
• Access to Wake Tech Small Business Center
This is a state-funded organization which provides business owners with free assistance including, but not limited to, business counseling, seminars, workshops, and classes throughout Wake county.
• Social Media Platforms
Chamber members and events are promoted on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Facebook has reached over 27k this quarter.
• Web Listing
Chamber membership provides your business a listing in our online member directory. Our site is visited by over 4,000 visitors monthly.
• Mailing Labels
The Chamber will provide our members a complete set of labels to send your direct mail piece to your fellow Chamber members annually.
The Chamber receives requests daily for information on local businesses. We only refer Chamber members and tract these referrals on a customized database for a historical record. Members are also automatically listed on our web site.
• Member to Member Discount Program
A Member-to-Member program where Chamber members offer significant discounts for their goods and services to other Chamber members. Click here for our exclusive member offers.
• Promotional Opportunities
The Chamber holds several events during the course of the year that allow our members the opportunity to promote themselves through sponsorships and various engagements.
• Marketing Material Distribution
All Chamber members are invited to send brochures and pamphlets to be showcased located in the Chamber’s front office.
• New Member Recognition
New members are recognized for their first month on our web site home page, our weekly e-newsletter, and at our monthly breakfast eye opener.
• Job Postings
All Chamber members are invited to post job openings in our online membership database.
• Window Cling
All Chamber members are provided an annual HSCC window cling to display in their business.
• Member Gift Bag
All Chamber members are invited to participate in our 25th Anniversary Gift Bag program.
• Weekly e-Newsletter
The Thursday e-Newsletter goes out to over 700 email addresses and contains “Good News” and announcements about our members along with information on upcoming Chamber activities and special events.
Special advertising rates are offered from Suburban Living Magazine, 919 Magazine and Main & Broad Magazine.
• Local Maps
Published this coming August 2019 and every other year, 10,000 local road maps are distributed in the area with available advertising space. There is a digital online version as well.
• Free use of the HSCC conference room
Members may use the HSCC conference room seats up to six during Chamber office hours and dependent upon availability.