Marketing Through The Chamber
Need cost-effective ways to market your business? Connect with hundreds of chamber members and the general public through our effective marketing opportunities. From promoting your business in our monthly mailing packet to adding a link and logo to your online directory listing, marketing your business through the chamber is an inexpensive way to target key business leaders in the community.
Directory Website Logo
If you’re not advertising online, you’re missing an easy and inexpensive way to target new clients. On average, the chamber site receives over 1,000 hits a day and entertains over 100 session visits per day; that means more than 100 people are spending time browsing the chamber site. The member directory receives the majority of those visits. For pennies a day, you can include your logo.
Website Homepage and/or Interior Page Ads
Want to increase your website presence and reach a larger and global customer base? Purchase an ad on the chamber’s website homepage. Your advertisement will rotate on multiple pages throughout the site. Place your business in front of area newcomers, local businesses, area visitors and other community representatives.
The Chamber Connection magazine is published bi-monthly and contains current news, announcements and advertisements about the chamber and its members. The publication is included in the chamber monthly packet and mailed to over 900 of Alamance County’s business leaders and decision makers. Do you have news to share? Contact the chamber and your business may be highlighted in the 'Member News' section of the magazine.
Host a ribbon cutting at your company to celebrate a grand opening, renovation, ground breaking or new location. The chamber will organize the event and promote the celebration in the Chamber Connection.
Developing Your Business
Sixty-five percent of the chamber membership is comprised of small businesses (1-15 employees); therefore, we focus on programs and services to support and stimulate this key group.
Working Women Wednesday’s
The chamber’s Small Business Council is a proud sponsor of the Working Women’s Wednesdays (WWW) series. The monthly luncheon, developed by the Women’s Resource Center and Women in Networking (WIN), features dynamic speakers who address issues important in today’s business world. Attend and learn new ways to manage your personal and professional life while becoming successful in your chosen profession.
The chamber hosts a variety of expos that provide a venue for businesses to connect with one another as well as showcase products and services to fellow members and the public at large. Take advantage of these events and benefit from marketing your product to others face-to-face.
It’s been said that networking is an essential part of building wealth. To continue the growth of the business community, we provide members with various opportunities to personally promote their company and create relationships with other business people. Participate in Business After Hours, Business Before Hours and many other events to take advantage of this benefit.
Business After Hours
This popular event can draw up to 175 chamber members. The goal is to offer a networking opportunity for members and provide you a means to showcase your products, services, and facilities. Held the last Tuesday of every month from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., members enjoy networking, hors d’oeurves, drinks and fun activities.
Business Before Hours
This monthly networking event was established to reach early risers. More formalized than Business After Hours, this event includes a full breakfast, chamber announcements, networking with peers and personal business commercials. From 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., more than 30 fellow members use this event to personally market their business.
Volunteer Opportunities range from serving on committees and task forces where business professionals can get exposure to potential customers to ones that set chamber policy on key legislative issues. Business people can work on a one-time project or serve on committees for more than a year. Click here to volunteer for one of the committees offered through the chamber.
Participating in Events
Chamber events encompass networking, marketing and social advantages of your chamber membership. A wide range of events occur every year that pertain to your business. Choose an event sponsorship for marketing advantages or choose to attend an event for networking gain. Click here for a list of chamber events.
- Referral Group
CNRG is an exclusive leads group, meaning only one chamber member can join per business category. Members should only represent their primary business; therefore, allowing the group to grow by bringing in new members to represent more business categories. A focus on one’s main business and area of expertise cuts out confusion over members who may represent various categories, and opens the door for more members to come into the group, therefore resulting in more potential contacts and more referrals being passed. Click here to apply or for more information on this group, contact the Chamber at 336.228.1338
Tri-County Women in Business Group
- The Tri-County Women in Business Group is an initiative by the Alamance, Durham, and Hillsborough/Orange Chambers to engage women across all three counties, and the surrounding areas, for professional development and networking opportunities. The Women in Business Group works to unite, educate, and support women through a platform designed to inspire and empower. The group will offer quarterly luncheons and monthly evening socials. The luncheons will include networking and a keynote speaker. Annual membership for the Tri-County Women in Business group is $25 for members of any of the three Chambers. If you are interested in joining this group, please contact the Alamance Chamber at firstname.lastname@example.org or 336.228.1338.
Small Business Health & Dental Service
- The Small Business Health Service is a partnership with Piedmont Health to provide affordable health care to un- and under-insured employees and family members of Chamber members. The Small Business Health Service does not provide health insurance but rather access to affordable primary health care, health services, dental services and medication. Participating in the service is free and gives members - and their employees and their dependents - access to primary care physicians for $60 per visit, including any in-house exams, as well as most prescription medications filled on-site for $10.
- Contact Amy Rix, Piedmont Health for more information (919) 698-7681.