Our mission is to encourage, develop, promote and protect the general business interests of the area in accordance with the principles of the free enterprise system.
On behalf of the Board of Directors and members of the Confer Area Chamber of Commerce, I would like to invite you to become a member of this vital business organization. The Conifer Area Chamber represents organizations that realize an investment into the Chamber of Commerce and our community equals an immeasurable return.
As a resource for business owners and professionals, our goal is to help you connect, enrich and develop YOUR business through dynamic events, committees and educational seminars as well as marketing opportunities. As a member of the Conifer Area Chamber of Commerce, we are here to help you start, run and grow your business.
The application process is simple; and the benefits are numerous. The Conifer Chamber looks forward to supporting you as you grow your business.
MARKETING YOUR BUSINESS
Online Membership Directory Listing
Visitors to www.goconifer.com are looking for information about our community and businesses. Your membership includes a listing and link to your website from the online Business Directory.
Annual Directory Listing: Each year the Chamber publishes a professional magazine and directory. Each Chamber membership includes a member listing and members have an opportunity to advertise at a discounted rate.
Welcome article in our newsletter
Upon joining you may include an article for our monthly newsletter that is sent out to our members and community subscribers.
Your business will be announced to our social media followers.
Recognition on Our Home Page
Your business will be recognized on our homepage with a link to your Online Business Directory listing. Businesses are selected randomly so come back often to see your name!
Brochure/Business Card Display
You can display your brochures, pamphlets and business cards in the Chamber office.
You can link your special offer to your Online Business Directory listing. New offers are announced via email and posted to our social media followers on Facebook.
Upload your events to our community website and reach chamber members and community members.
Liner Ad (a listing of your company’s information) in the High Timber Times for new members.
Member Profile: As a new member you will have the opportunity to give a four minute presentation regarding your business at one of our monthly meetings.
Ribbon Cutting: Every member has an opportunity to have a ribbon cutting. A photo and information about your business will be published in the Chamber newsletter and, as space allows, Mountain Connection.
Referrals: The Chamber is proud to refer its members by phone, email, website, and through the directory. We received over 1,000 email requests from our website in the past 8 months. The Chamber is a Central Information Source and Community Resource.
Sponsorship Opportunities: The Chamber organizes several community events throughout the year including the Spring Fling Info Mixer & Business Expo, two Wine Tasting and Silent Auction events, OctoBEERfest, Annual Meeting (at which Business and Non-profit of the Year are awarded, as well as other awards), Conifer Christmas Parade, and FeBREWary. This is an excellent way to let potential customers know that your business is in the area!
YOU are the best sales person for your business. By attending networking events you will have the opportunity to enhance your visibility and grow your business. People's schedules are hectic these days that is why each month we offer 3 different events:
- Monthly Membership Meetings feature different informative speakers each month on topics that are important to our business community and local organizations. Meetings take place the 2nd Friday of every month 7:15am-9:00am @ Brooks Place Tavern in Aspen Park.
- After Hours Mixers are held every month and hosted at different locations, featuring numerous networking opportunities great food, drinks, and prizes. Mixers, sponsored by one or two Chamber members, provide opportunities for the businesses to showcase their products and services. Mixers are usually held the 3rd Thursday of every month from 5:00-7:00p. Check out the calendar for locations.
- Power Partners is a group of individuals that meet to assist each other in developing and promoting businesses through referrals. This group currently meets the 3rd Friday of every month at Knit Knook Coffee and More in the Staples shopping center from 8:00am-9:00am
The Chamber is dedicated to improving your abilities to achieve success in your business or professional life.
Educational Workshops are designed to add skills and strategies that will help our members adapt to the ever-changing business environment we are experiencing today.
Membership 101 is for new Chamber members, members that want a refresher course or prospective members looking to learn more about the benefits of the Chamber. Learn about member benefits, exchange ideas, and have a chance for conversation about how the Chamber can best support your business.
Membership includes you in one of the area's most active business networks and brings opportunities to develop strategic relationships.
OTHER MEMBER BENEFITS
Job Postings - Find your next employee by posting your openings on our website. Job postings are also announced to our social media followers.
Member 2 Member Discounts - Save time and money with the Chamber's Member-only savings program.
Conference Room - If you need a place to meet a client or host a small meeting, the Chamber conference room is available for your use. Call the office to schedule your meeting.
Bulk mail stamp - Available to all members without charge, this offers significant savings – often more that the cost of your annual membership dues. One of our members saves $2,160 annually!
Access to the Chamber member mailing list - As a member you can receive an electronic copy of our mailing list free of charge; the cost to non-members is $300.
Business After Hours - These Mixers occur approximately monthly and are sponsored by different local business. If you host a Mixer, business owners gather “after hours” at your business location to share snacks, drinks, and good conversation. This has been a successful way to let people know where members are located and what services they offer.
Multi-Chamber Discount - New members who join both the Conifer and Evergreen or Conifer and Platte Canyon Chambers will receive a 10% discount on membership dues for both Chambers.
Community Involvement - The Chamber is a great way to get your staff involved in the community. You can volunteer as a group at our special events, or you can volunteer individually on one of our 15 committees.
It's not just a membership with the Conifer Area Chamber of Commerce, but a partnership. We are willing to work with each member to ensure that they know how to utilize the tools available for their business and receive a return on their investment.
The Conifer Area Chamber of Commerce offers a couple of different membership levels and payment plans are available so you can choose the membership package that is right for your business. Not sure which is the right level for your organization? Give us a call and we will be more than happy to work with you.