why it pays to join..
Expand Your Network
Meet and network with Chamber members and community leaders at special events, monthly luncheons, and socials. All you have to do is get involved!
The Chamber receives numerous inquiries each day for all types of businesses. The advantage is, we refer to Chamber members first! In 2015 we made 500 phone referrals, and had approximately 1,300 website visitors a month!
Promote Your Business
Members have the opportunity to advertise in our newsletters, brochures, and other printed materials. Members also receive a free listing in our business directory and website that gets over 1,000 visitors a month.
Heighten Your Visibility
We offer different ways for you and your business to gain exposure such as ribbon cuttings, sponsorship opportunities, networking events, and many more. Of course, being involved in activities will heighten your visibility even more!
We strive to keep our members informed on what is happening in the community. We maintain a listing of community events that can be found on our website. Chamber Alert emails and faxes keep members informed of any possible fraudulent activities.
Have a Legislative Voice
We are the “Voice of Maryville Area Business” at City Hall, the State Capitol or wherever we are needed to support business, community and quality of life.
Enhance Your Credibility
Chamber membership tells your customers that you are a reputable company that actively participates in the local business community.
Improve Your Bottom Line
Your Chamber has a wealth of programs and activities that can help your company prosper. Chamber members are encouraged to “Buy Chamber First” when fulfilling needs for goods and services. Improve your bottom line by taking advantage of other services such as the conference room, mailing labels, or Newcomer’s Program.
Your Chamber operates the Chamber Bucks gift certificate program— a program developed to help support our local economy. Only Chamber members can accept Chamber Bucks gift certificates. In 2013 we sold $32,485 in Chamber bucks— and all that is going right back to our members.
Your Chamber works to highlight the good things you do. Check out our monthly Chamber Insider newsletter for achievements and accomplishments our member businesses have made. Recognition is also given during the Annual Chamber Banquet and Customer Service Week.
Give Back to Your Community
Through your chamber membership you gain insight on business issues. By being active in local projects you are viewed as going the “extra mile” for the many that support you throughout the year. Your employees as well as your customers will thank you for your efforts.
Maryville Viewbook: Published every two years, the Maryville Viewbook is a 50-page glossy booklet that is the first introduction that many people will have to our community. Featuring articles on government, commerce and industry, history, demographics, community life, education, recreation, and health care this book is essential reading for any new resident or visitor. To provide benefit to our members, opportunities are provided for members to advertise in this publication. In addition, the books feature a full membership listing at no cost to members.