3 Things you can do THIS week!1. EMAIL NEWSLETTERCreate a digital newsletter to let your clients know how you will run your business in this new normal. Be clear about your safety policies so there are no surprises.We use Constant Contact, here at the Chamber. Another tool that has become very popular and is free for 2500 or fewer email addresses is Email Octopus.2. MASTER CLASSShowcase your business with an instructional video and email it or post it on your Facebook page. Or host a webinar via Zoom. Your customers appreciate your expertise, so take advantage of the technology that allows you to keep it in front of them.3. DISCOUNTED AD PACKAGESLeverage the distribution power of the Conifer Chamber of Commerce by investing in a discounted ad packaged designed to put your business back in front of the community.Marketing Package includes:$2004 eblasts ($200 value) plus one month banner ad on website ($50 value)Mixer Sponsor: $100Sponsor an upcoming online mixer and introduce your business.Monthly Business spotlight: $150Be the business spotlight for the month and get the following:Logo and link on Monday emails3-4 minutes to present at the membership meeting (online or in person)2 eblast sent to the members and community subscribers
Let the community know you are open!SOCIAL MEDIA TIPS -Post your open hours/ curbside pick up options-Let people know your store guidelines/ expectations on staying safe (wearing masks, will you have sanitizer, etc)-Interact with your customers- it is called social media for a reason... be social!-Need content? Share what you have been doing to help during this time-Think outside the box, how can your business benefit from social media?-Get in the habit of asking for a social media mention with every transactionAT YOUR LOCATION-Put up a sign with expectations and guidelines you are following-Have hand sanitizer-Pass out masksON YOUR WEBSITE-Let people know how your business has changed, post your new hours, post your new policies.-Still offer online ordering with curbside pick up? Let people know!THROUGH THE CHAMBER-Post a HOT DEAL with your new hours and new policies.-Have a deal or incentive? Include that in your HOT DEAL.-Update your member page.THROUGH CHAMBER MEMBERSMarketing is more important now than ever before!Talk with other chamber members and advertise in the community!
Let 'em know you're BACK IN BUSINESS!PRINT OUTS: Let people know you are back in business! Print out the Stronger Together image and put on your door, on your desk or as a background. (Click on the image for a printable version.) Let's show everyone we are BACK IN BUSINESS!Additional printable posters are available from Jefferson County. Click HERE to print and post the appropriate notices at your business.HOT DEALS: use this tool to post what is going on at your business and what you have to offer. Load it in the system or send it in to chamber and we will load it for you.WELCOME BACK WEEKEND: 285 Tourism committee along with Confer Radio are hosting a “Welcome Back, We’re Open!” weekend. The event will take place on June 6 & 7. If you want to participate, email your anticipated hours for the weekend and any deals/ incentives you are offering for the weekend. CLICK HERE To email info for June 6 & 7. 285 Tourism will post the information to social media.SUMMER SCAVENGER HUNT: The Relaunch Team is hard at work on a summer scavenger hunt that will run in July & August. The community can download a game card, visit all the participating businesses and be entered to win a prize. There will not be any cost to participate. Scavenger hunt will be open to retail locations as well as home based businesses. Stay tuned for more details.
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Advertising Discounts from Local Publications
Local publications have special offers to help you promote your business. Click on the below links for more information on the publication and email the contact to get your ad set up. Let the community know you are open!
courtesy of Vivian Rosso in advertising:
The Flume will match your advertising dollars 50/50 from June through August 2020
Chamber members can get a 3-month complimentary subscription to the online version of the newspaper
courtesy of Kristen Witt, publisher:
“CPR” Community Pandemic Relief program: Any business that wants to participate can get a 1/8 page add for free. No strings attached.
Additional ads will be matched dollar for dollar for their June and July advertising, aka Buy One ad Get One free
My Mountain Town
courtesy of Sharon Trilk, owner
Buy One Month of advertising Get A Second Month Free, until August 1st
courtesy of Julie Dikken, publisher
Only $50 for an advertisement (HALF OFF! Regularly Priced at $100!)
Advertising Includes: Your Article in One Weekly Newsletter, Home Page Placement, Social Media Blast, Listing in the "Support Local" Guide
*Dates available on a first-come-first- served basis, expires 7/31/20