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      Greater Yakima Chamber of Commerce

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

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.

Legislative Team and Agenda

Comprised of President/CEO, and Chamber members, this team meets monthly discussing regulations directly effecting Washington businesses with the goal of working with city, county, and state officials to make operating your business in Washington State less cumbersome.

Business After Hours

Business After Hours (BAH) are a great way to network with community members.   There’s no better place to make business contacts or to catch up with your friends, clients and customers than a Business After Hours networking event. There is no charge and no reason to RSVP, so join us for a great evening.  Visit the Chamber Events page to find out when the next Business After Hours takes place.

If your business is interested in hosting a Business After Hours, please contact Amy Lopez at (509) 248-2021 or e-mail her at amy@yakima.org

 "Business After Hours" hosting 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.  General Memberships Luncheons are generally presented on the second Monday of each month, and announced via Chamber email newsletters and on our homepage here at www.yakima.org

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.

Annual Chamber and Ted Robertson Community Service Awards Banquet

  • Ted Robertson Community Service Tribute commemorates a person who has shown continuous volunteer service to the Yakima Community. Each year the past Chamber board chairs present this prestigious award.
  • Annual awards event that showcases Yakima area businesses in the following categories - Chamber Volunteer of the Year, Non-profit of the Year, Emerging Business of the Year, Member of the Year, & Business of the Year.

Sponsorships

You may showcase your business in the community by sponsoring Chamber events and programs.  Sponsorship opportunities include the Business Expo, Wall of Images, General Membership Lunches, New Member Orientations, 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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