What Do Members Get For Their Dues?
As a member of the chamber you have access to a wide network of businesses and organizations. We want to help you make better connections and contacts. Through events, programs, and services, we are helping our members build beneficial business relationships. Below is a list benefits members are eligible for:
Membership Decal and Bag
Every Chamber Member receives a membership decal and bag for joining.
Members Only Networking Events
Throughout the year, the Chamber offers its Members, and only its Members, the opportunity to network and make new business contacts. The Chamber will host After Hours and a Break for Breakfast alternating monthly. Whether you choose to take advantage of either or both, be sure to bring enough business cards to keep you networking.
Free Listing on the Chamber’s Website
Your business will be listed in a searchable directory. You will be able to change and personalize your directory listing to help promote your business.
Free Listing in the Chamber’s Membership Directory
We distribute this valuable resource to our Members and others who use it to find products and services they need. Additional listings and advertising are available for a fee.
Free Job Board!
Chamber members can now post open positions on the Member Job Board!
Members Business Events Calendar
The Membership Organization Calendar is a place where you can post events, sales, promotions, etc. This is a Members-Only Benefit! It is Free to post an event to the calendar and a small fee to promote sales, promotions, HOT DEALS, etc.
Chamber Master is our brand new website! It is the fastest growing member management software company in the United States. We can now make one entry updated for member records, accounting, and our website. It also allows our members secure access to their member records online. Members can now register for an event online and pay with a credit card. Respond to Chamber event invitations online. Promote your events, advertises you Hot Deals, specials, or sales. Offer member discounts and provide your own personalized information for your own business page.
Calls to the office for business information are referred to only member businesses.
The Annual Meeting is one of the most important events of the year. It allows the membership to come together to celebrate the year’s progress and highlights. Annual awards include the Spirit of Yazoo Award, the President’s Award, Pioneer Award, and the Hero Award. We also honor our outgoing president and welcome the incoming president.
Ribbon Cutting/Ground Breaking/Grand Opening
A Ribbon Cutting/Grand Opening Ceremony/Ground Breaking is an opportunity to focus on your overall marketing and advertising plan. It is a great way to kick off a grand opening of a business. It offers an opportunity to meet key leaders in the community and get acquainted with your neighbors and chamber members. (Included: notifying the Chamber’s Board of Directors, Ambassadors, City Dignitaries, and Chamber members to of event, putting you in touch with chamber members who can provide assistance in making the day special i.e. catering, deli, publicity, bring the giant scissors, provide a ribbon and bow, provide a professional photogpraher, send out a press release and media advisory, provide a framed “First Dollar”)
Discount at Chamber Events
For most of our paid events, seminars, and programs, Chamber Members pay less than non-members.
Membership Mailing List
Members have access to full business membership mailing list. We can provide via database or assist with a mail merge for printing directly to envelopes or labels.
Ambassadors are the goodwill arm of the Chamber. These visible, volunteers serve as the Chamber’s liaison to new Chamber members. This committee focuses on the recruitment, retention, and communication of its members. They are charged with keeping the Chamber’s staff in tuned with the needs and concerns of its members.
Members are welcomed to serve on one or several of the Chamber’s standing committees. These include Shop Yazoo, Agriculture’s Promise, Annual Events, Christmas Festival, Clean Up Yazoo, Educate Yazoo, Fundraisers, Governmental Affairs, Healthy Yazoo, Yazoo Arts, Yazoo Leads, New Business. There is a place for everyone.
M2M Discount Programs
Good Hope Merchandise
30% off plants and containers that are used to improve business. Free delivery on fresh flowers (in town) 20% off women’s clothing that is for work (regular price merchandise)
$100 value of free advertising for new Chamber members
Rose’s Downtown Bakery
15% off any bakery item to be used for business purposes
The Yazoo Herald
3 month free subscription for new subscribers. $2 off annual subscription
Williams, Clark & Morrison
5% off land surveys