Member Benefits

Advertising & Promotion

Brochure Distribution

Provide the Chamber with your fliers/brochures to display in our office. Throughout the year the Chamber sends out hundreds of travel and relocation packets and we only fill them with information about our members.

Business Card Display

The Chamber often has visitors in the office looking for information on certain businesses; by displaying your business card you can make a potential customer or professional contact.

Directory and Enhanced On-Line Listing

All members in good standing will be listed categorically and alphabetically on the Chamber website. All members are listed in the enhanced online directory. This listing can include your logo, link to your social networking accounts, link to your website, pictures and even your own commercial. Printed directories are available as a member benefit upon request. 

Window of Opportunity

Get the exposure you need with our "Window of Opportunity". Each month the Chamber offers the opportunity for a different member to display their goods or services in our picture window. Call early to reserve the special month for your business.

Services

Chamber Advocacy

The Chamber is your "voice of business". By working closely with legislators and elected officials the Chamber is able to monitor key issues that impact our businesses and communities at large. The active Government & Community Affairs Committee meets monthly to position the Chamber on these issues.

Committee Involvement

Whatever your interest, the Chamber has just the right committee for you. Being a member gives you the opportunity to be involved in all the things that are happening in economic development, community events or on a legislative level. Call the Chamber for information on how to become involved today! Your involvement helps us accomplish our many goals each year.

Mailing Labels

Want to get your message out? Our database holds over 500 member businesses. With a days notice, we  will print mailing labels at no charge. Yes that's right! 100% FREE! Now that's a true benefit!

Member- 2 -Member Discounts

Save money, shop locally and support your fellow Chamber members! This program provides members with access to special discounts offered by participating members. Participants are listed on our website along with the discount they offer. To participate in this program contact the Chamber for more information at 343-7681. 

Ribbon Cuttings

Starting a new business? Holding a grand re-opening party? The Chamber will invite the Mayor or town supervisor and other appropriate dignitaries, along with members of our Membership Committee, Board of Directors and other Chamber Members for a special ribbon cutting ceremony. The Chamber will supply the ribbon and the BIG Chamber scissors. Your picture will be published in our Chamber Newsletter at no cost and we also handle writing and sending press releases to other media outlets.

Seminars

The Chamber wants to help you 'grow and prosper' and to do that we offer business seminars to help you along the way. Whether it's updating your business plan, brushing up on human resource policies or learning to do business on the Internet. Just call the Chamber office to let us know your area of interest.

Networking

Annual Meeting

It is important to keep our members informed about our goals and accomplishments and about projects that are in effect to benefit local businesses. Our Annual Meeting held in January is an overview of what the Chamber has been doing for YOU. We invite a guest speaker, give out awards and enjoy a delicious lunch.

Business After Hours

Monthly from 5:00 pm-6:30 pm typically during the second week of the month. Enjoy refreshments while networking with fellow Chamber members at a member business. These informal events are a great way to meet new business contacts and for others to know about YOU! Also, the host gets an opportunity to tell a little about their business. Call to host your Business After Hours today! A $5 donation for admission is requested.

Perc Club

Each month a member business perks up your morning with a cup of coffee and light refreshments. From 8:00 am-9:00 am typically the last Friday of the month you will get to hear about the host business, meet new business contacts, introduce yourself and maybe win a fun prize! This event occurs monthly and can be reserved by any member that would like to be a host. It's also FREE to all members of the Chamber!

Business Development

Community Events

Throughout the year the Chamber coordinates several community events. Each event has a committee with volunteers from our membership and within the community. If you are interested in assisting with an event, contact the Chamber for committee meeting times and dates.

Business Relations Committee

This committee takes and maintains an active approach to improve and develop the businesses in the Oswego, Fulton and Phoenix area. The established sub-committees are responsible for coordinating the many member and community events that enhance the quality of life in our region.

Small Business Week & Small Business of the Year

The National Small Business Association designates a week each year to salute the efforts and successes of our nation's small businesses. The Chamber, too, recognizes small business with a celebratory breakfast and by selecting a Small Business of the Year, along with New Small Business of the Year and Not-for-Profit Business of the Year.