Greater Yakima Chamber of Commerce in Yakima, Washington :: Membership Benefits

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Membership Benefits

Chamber Member Business Directory

Your business will be listed in the Greater Yakima Chamber of Commerce Membership Directory.  Printed and distributed annually to more than 900 members with over 500 copies per year purchased by individuals, both locally and nationwide, includes an alphabetical and categorical listing of all members.

On-line Chamber Member Directory

Your business will be listed in the on-line business directory on the Chamber’s web site, www.yakima.org.  Averaging over 80,000 hits per year, our web site is capable of member-to-member discounts, listing employment opportunities with your business or organization, posting “hot deals”, and e-referrals.  In addition, you will have the capability to insert your own explanation of what your business specializes in, directions to your facility, and links to your own web site and e-mail addresses.

Monthly Publication - the Action Report Magazine

Mailed to 1,400 business professionals, the Action Report provides you with a professional and economical advertising venue.  In the Business Brief section, you may announce new hires, recent renovations, product upgrades, and other important information complimentary to you. Action Report rates and agreement

E-Bulletin

You will receive weekly e-mails regarding Chamber events, program announcements, and issues relating to our legislative agenda. E-Bulletin rates and agreement

Chamber University Seminars

Chamber University seminars address topics which are timely and helpful for a business owner, manager, and/or employee.  For example, customer service seminars, workman’s compensation regulations, getting the most from your web site, hiring quality employees, and many, many more.  Topics are chosen by our members for our members.

Use of Chamber Meeting Room Facilities

The Greater Yakima Chamber of Commerce offers free quarterly use of our meeting space as a member benefit. For usage beyond that and outside of operating hours please refer to our facilities use rental agreement. Facilites Use Rental Agreement

Referral Service

Your business will be referred over non-members when the Chamber receives inquires for referrals – MEMBERS ALWAYS HAVE FIRST PRIORITY!

Relocation Packages

Your business is invited to provide promotional material in relocation packages.  These packages are mailed throughout the Unites States to persons interested in relocating to our community.

Constant Contact for Chamber Members

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As a Chamber member, you can get some of the biggest discounts on Constant Contact's Email Marketing to help you stay in touch with your customers.

  • Get 20% off for six months when you pre-pay
  • Get 25% off for a year when you pre-pay

Business After Hours

A different organization hosts this popular event the third Tuesday of each month.  You will network with business professionals in a relaxed atmosphere.  People prefer to do business with people they know, so bring plenty of business cards! There is no additional cost for members to attend and $5 for non-members.  If your business would like to host Business After Hours, please submit the following form to amy@yakima.org. "Business After Hours" agreement form here 

Business Expo

Always held in March, this “trade show” event is our largest networking event each year.  You may purchase a space to display your wares or simply mingle among the attendees to network, enjoy the music, sample the hors d’oeuvres, and have fun.  Lots of food, fun, and door prizes too!

 

General Membership Luncheons

These monthly lunches are designed for fun, networking, and education.  Committee members choose speakers and topics relevant to our members and our business community.  But watch out for the flying coffee!!!

Ribbon Cutting/Grand Opening

You may receive assistance from the Yakima Chamber and our Ambassadors to hold a ribbon cutting ceremony.  We will provide ribbon, giant cutting scissors, and a media list if you wish. Click here for a Chamber Ribbon Cutting Host Request Form.

Sponsorships

You may showcase your business in the community by sponsoring Chamber events and programs.  Sponsorship opportunities include the Business Expo, Seminars, Wall of Images, General Membership Lunches, New Member Orientations, Business Education Partnership, Web Site advertising, and many more.  Sponsorships are a vital opportunity for you to dramatically increase your business recognition and strength in our valley.  These opportunities are reserved for Chamber members only.


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