Benefits of Thurston Chamber Membership

Members of the Thurston County Chamber know that their membership is important for three vital reasons.

First, membership helps you connect with new clients, customers and businesses. Connect at a networking event. Connect through a sponsorship opportunity. Connect through our advertising packages. We provide opportunities for connection and business success!

Second, membership helps you gain new and repeat customers! A national study by The Schapiro Group showed that when people know a small business is a member of the chamber of commerce, they are 44 percent more likely to think favorably of that business and 63 percent more likely to purchase goods or services from the company in the future.

Finally, membership supports the Chamber’s stewardship mission, creating a healthy and prosperous community.

Amplify Your Business Image!

Did you know that small businesses who are member of a chamber of commerce can help you gain new and repeat customers? A national study by The Schapiro Group, an Atlanta-based market research firm, showed that when people know a small business is a member of the chamber of commerce, they are 44% more likely to think favorably of that business and 63% more likely to purchase goods or services from the company in the future.

Do you have your Chamber Member logo posted on your website? Download it here!

Stay Informed

Chamber publications will keep you up to date on important business news and trends, plus inform you of new businesses, regulations and developments.

  • Chamber seminars and workshops will keep you on top of the latest management information. Subjects include computers, shoplifting and new personnel laws — information you can’t do without!
  • Access to our e-newsletters, including the online VOICE, Chamber Connection, and Events Blast.
  • Only members can purchase the Chamber’s mailing list of 2,500 business and government leaders.

Boost Exposure

Taking advantage of Chamber websites, events, advertising and promotional opportunities can increase your company’s visibility on a local, regional and national level.

  • Members are always mentioned on www.thurstonchamber/category/news/, the Chamber’s news and information hub.
  • For new businesses, we’ll conduct a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Chamber and City officials to get needed attention.
  • We hold the largest business-to-business trade show in the region, Business Showcase, where members can get exposure and exhibit their goods and services.
  • Gain a free listing in the membership directory, distributed annually to Chamber members, and on the Chamber’s well-trafficked web site, www.thurstonchamber.com

Connect

  • Meet other business leaders and influence your community by working on Chamber committees.
  • Make important contacts at monthly Chamber Membership Mixers, hosted by members and usually attended by 100+ people
  • Keep informed about vital community issues by attending our monthly Chamber Forum.

Promotional Opportunities

When you promote your business through the Chamber, you can meet over 2200 business owners, executives, and representative eager to do business with you!

Event sponsorships are an excellent way to market your business and build relations with your target market.  A wide range of opportunities are available through event sponsorships. Each event has multiple branding levels and provide a presence for you business through a variety of print and web published materials.

Sponsor or not, all Chamber members are invited to attend our events.

Annual Events

  • Annual Meeting: Chamber’s annual membership meeting with an exciting keynote speaker and special program.
  • Education Summit: Brings the business community and education.
  • Find Your Future: A career exploration day for students and parents, including higher education attendance and financing option.
  • Foofaraw: A Military Appreciation Day co-sponosred by the Olympia Yacht Club.
  • A Night on the Town: Annual Fundraiser for the Chamber’s Education Foundation and its programs, including the Small Business Incubator.
  • Healthcare Champions: Recognition dinner and awards ceremony for the health care industry.
  • Math For Life Scavenger Hunt: To celebrate and engage our students and community around real-life math applications.

Marketing

When you promote your business through the Chamber, you’re positioning yourself in front of over 2,200 business owners, executives, and representatives eager to do business with other members.  Marketing opportunities include, but are not limited to:

  • Magazine Ads
  • Feature Articles
  • Flyer Inserts
  • Web Banners, Logos, Text Links and more
  • Publication, Program and Workshop Sponsorships
  • Mailing Lists & Labels

Email us or call 360.357.3362 for information on how you can take advantage of these opportunities.