BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP
INCREASE YOUR CUSTOMER BASE
- Andersonville Email Update. At the beginning of each month, plus during the holidays and before special events, the Chamber sends out the Andersonville Email Update to our patrons. Information about your events and promotions will go to over 8,000 people (with more added every day), both in the neighborhood and beyond.
- Andersonville Neighborhood Guide. Your listing will reach thousands of Chicago visitors and locals. Only Chamber members are listed.
- Cooperative advertising. Get the most out of your marketing budget by taking advantage of our terrific discounts on radio and print advertising.
- Special Events. Tens of thousands of people flock to Andersonville each year for Chamber events, including Midsommarfest, Taste of Andersonville, Arts Weekend, Late Night Andersonville, and the St. Lucia Festival of Lights. Most events are open to participation from Chamber members only, and members get significant discounts on Midsommarfest booths.
- andersonville.org. The Chamber web site, www.andersonville.org, provides a great opportunity to reach new customers on the Web through exclusive advertising available to members and links to Chamber members’ web sites. It is also a source of information about Andersonville and its businesses for visitors from around the globe. It gets over 25,000 visits per month!
- Email advertising through MailChimp. The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce has teamed up with MailChimp®, the leading email marketing service for small businesses, to bring you a new and exciting way to stay in touch with your most important audience, your customers.
Chamber members share resources and generate significant business from each other at our Third Thursday Networking seminars and other general membership and networking events. You can also request a Chamber member mailing list and pre-printed mailing labels.
STRENGTH IN NUMBERS
Strong Chamber membership is the best way to reach local politicians and decision-makers. Join the Chamber and add your voice to the Chamber’s advocacy on behalf of the Andersonville business community.
STRENGTHEN YOUR BUSINESS
- Seminars. Get a competitive edge from the experts at our monthly networking seminars.
- Technical assistance. Call the Chamber to help guide you to the information and resources you need, including business loans, community demographics, permits, licenses, and City of Chicago programs such as Façade Rebate.
- Member News Blast. With the Chamber email news blast exclusively for members, you’ll always be up to date on community happenings and Chamber programs.
- Weekly Member Alerts. Be the first to know about important Andersonville news, exclusive workshops, and small business community updates every Friday.
- Member to Member Discount Program. With the Chamber’s Member-to-Member Discount Program, you can get great discounts on some of the goods and services you and your business needs, and save money while patronizing local businesses.
CONNECT WITH THE COMMUNITY
With a Chamber membership, you will be linked to other organizations including:
- Andersonville residents’ councils
- Ward offices
- State and national congressional offices
- Area One Police & 20th District Police
- and more!