Your membership through the CGA and Cornerstone Chamber of Commerce provides your business with many important benefits:
Meeting Space in St. Joseph: Call (269) 932-4042 to schedule
Insurance Discounts: Auto Owners discount rates for business, auto, home
Ribbon Cutting Assistance: Celebrate with a Chamber Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - the Chamber would be delighted to help facilitate this event to celebrate the opening, relocation or expansion of your business. Having participated in hundreds of ribbon cutting ceremonies, we know how to get optimum exposure for your company.
A ribbon cutting is an important part of your overall marketing and advertising plan and 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, Chamber members and potential customers.
Save Local Now: This digital marketing platform and suite of analytical tools help local businesses create great campaigns and promote themselves across all social media channels. Mobile apps, email marketing, daily deals, and an event publishing services for consumers are all options to interact with our members. Hot Deals: Specials that a member desires to post for consumer viewing on our web site. These deals are open to the general public unless specified in the body of the offer with a notation "Cornerstone Chamber Members Only." Deals require approval by Chamber staff. Members are sent an automatic reminder email three days prior to the expiration of a Hot Deal.
Job Postings: Postings are job openings that a member desires to post for consumer viewing. Specific dates will be chosen to run the job posting. Dates can be changed by Chamber staff after the job posting has been submitted. Job postings are run on a week-by-week basis, beginning on Sunday of each week.
Member-To-Member E-Mail Marketing: Distribution of your 8-1/2" x 11" flyer with our weekly e-newsletter to over 2,200 email addresses.
Discounted Movie Tickets: Members and their employees are eligible to purchase discount gold tickets to Celebration Cinema - $8.00 per ticket - any quantity, no limit, for any regular scheduled movie. Not valid for 3D movies, concerts, Imax or sporting events EXCEPT as partial payment. Lake Michigan College Mendel Center Discounts - $6 off each regular season ticket for Cornerstone Chamber members Automobile, Home and Business Insurance Discount rates through certain independent insurance providers.
Certificate of Origin: As a valuable service to the local business community, the Chamber certifies documents required in the shipping of goods and services to foreign countries. The certification is officially recognized by overseas customs offices, foreign governments and international businesses. Documents are approved by signature and Chamber seal. Please contact Sarah Spoonholtz to coordinate - firstname.lastname@example.org
Chamber Resources: Community information, telephone directories, maps, area demographic profile - all at your disposal.
Mailing List: Purchase electronically in an Excel spreadsheet or choose mailing labels. ($35 each - does not include email addresses)
Chamber "Proud" Logo: The Chamber encourages you to display our logo on your web site, in publications & brochures, on advertising, letterhead, business cards, etc. The Chamber logo brands your company with the long history, credibility and reputation of Cornerstone Chamber of Commerce.
Business After Hours & Cornerstone Chamber Young Professionals: Free monthly informal receptions for members that provides an opportunity to get acquainted, while showcasing a member business. Annual Combined Reception Join approximately 450 business representatives to celebrate our success of the past year and receive our "Champions of Commerce" business awards. Annual Steak Fry/Golf Outing Shot gun golf tournament during the day with 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes followed by a buffet, soft drinks, beer, wine and games in the evening. Door prizes donated by members are distributed at the event. Annual Fall Trade Fair Business-To-Business and Business-To-Consumer networking opportunities are provided for members as they exhibit products and services in professional display space at the Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College. The largest business expo in Berrien County.
Business Education Seminars: Protect the profitability of our members by providing practical information businesses need like compliance, data security, succession planning, HR issues and more. Seminars feature the "hot" topics of the day, presented by subject matter experts.
Web Site: Company mini-page on our Chamber web site (www.cornerstonechamber.com) - option to choose multiple business classifications for your organization.
Cornerstone Chamber Directory & Bridgman Visitor's Guide: The Cornerstone Chamber sponsors an annual directory with discounted and premium advertising options available only through Chamber membership. This full color, full-sized publication is available in print around the region and online and all chamber members are listed in the publication as part of their membership. Additionally there is a full color, full-sized Visitor's Guide publication available in print that focuses on the Greater Bridgman area.
Referrals and Recognition: The Chamber continually gives thousands of referrals to member firm through your membership. Let your customers know you are a member and that you support the community by proudly displaying your membership decal. View full page newspaper member recognition ad here.
Weekly Email Update: A weekly "Happy Friday" email newsletter distributed to our members every Friday. Keep up-to-date with chamber information, relevant and informative business articles, legislative information, event reminders, etc.
Literature Display/Information: Chamber members have an opportunity to display promotional pieces at the Chamber offices in St. Joseph and Bridgman.
Sponsorships: Promote your business through sponsorship of Business After Hours, Annual Reception, Annual Chamber Outing, Annual Trade Fair, Eye Opener Breakfasts, and much more..
Front Door to the Community: The Chamber promotes the local business community and businesses by answering thousands of requests for information.
Business Recognition: Each year, we honor the accomplishments of those businessmen and women who have provided increased investment, jobs, and opportunities in our community.
Eye Opener Legislative Breakfasts: Eye Opener Breakfast meetings keep members informed about legislative and business topics that may affect their companies or the community-at-large.
Legislation, Issue Alerts & Public Policy: This identifies proposals beneficial to helping meet the challenges of operating a business competitively. We support regulatory and legislative issues that are pro-business.
Legislative Agenda: Government Affairs annual strategic plan highlights business advocacy on regulatory & legislative issues that are critical to the success of our business community.
Contact the Chamber to learn more about your membership options please call (269) 932-4042.
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