There are many benefits to belonging to the La Conner Chamber of Commerce! Beyond being part of an active and successful business community that offers a wide variety of networking and educational opportunities, your membership also includes the following benefits, depending on your membership level.
Web Site Advertising: When looking for business or visitor information, most people recognize that the local Chamber of Commerce is the best, and most comprehensive, resource. And these days, the search most-often begins at the Chamber website.
Our website – LoveLaConner.com/LaConnerChamber.com is a dynamic, dual-functioning site.
- Because La Conner is a well-known Northwest Washington and Western Canadian destination community, our site must function as a comprehensive tourism website that offers our visitors engaging content, detailed travel information and beautiful photography in a very user-friendly format.
- Our site must also function as a dedicated, complete resource of information about our member businesses, our business community and our region.
Home Page Rotating Banner Ads: Chamber members can take advantage of this very affordable marketing avenue by signing up at the Platinum or Gold Level Membership. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to join or to change your current level of membership.
La Conner happenings & events via Website and Newsletter: Promote your business happenings at LoveLaConner.com/LaConnerChamber.com via the interactive calendar on our homepage. When a visitor clicks on any day of the calendar, they will be taken to our master calendar which will show them every event/happening on that particular day. In addition, you can promote your happenings and monthly specials via our Love La Conner newsletter, and on our ‘Seasonal’ flyers distributed around the community. All three options are terrific opportunities for visitors, locals, and chamber members to learn about upcoming happenings with your business.
Business Profile: At the Platinum Level, you have the opportunity to have your business profiled in the Chamber’s newsletter, Love La Conner , as well as with a box-advertisement on the home page of LoveLaConner.com/LaConnerChamber.com. The box ad links to a landing page that is all about your business, with content specifically created by a professional writer to maximize your business’s SEO and exposure via your business website. Your business profile is also part of your business listing on our website – it sits just below your contact information. Simply join as a Platinum member (or upgrade your current membership) and we will take care of the rest. Newsletter profiles and website box-advertisements rotate each month on a first-come basis.
La Conner Visitor Information Center (VIC): The VIC receives over 11,000 visitors through our doors each year, not to mention the visitors that contact us by phone, email and US mail. Open 6 days per week, we have a knowledgeable staff of volunteers who are very busy promoting La Conner and our Chamber members, as well as assisting residents, merchants, visitors and others by providing requested resources. As a Chamber member, we welcome you to provide us with your brochures which we will display in our Visitor Information Center racks.
Event Sponsorship: The Chamber offers a number of opportunities for a business to enhance its name recognition through event sponsorship. Sponsorships provide a significant presence for that business not only from a marketing perspective, but also from a community support perspective. Levels of sponsorship vary, as do the types of events. Contact the Chamber for more information on these great opportunities.
Newsletter Advertising: Our monthly e-newsletter Love La Conner features all the latest information on events, gallery exhibits, live music, business, lodging and dining specials, etc. offered by Chamber members. This highly-regarded publication is emailed to more than 3,200 subscribers.
Membership Mailing Lists: Send your message or invitation exclusively to your fellow Chamber members with our membership e-mailing list. Or, use our bulk mail permit to save on postage. We will print a paper list of the membership for free.
Co-Op Advertising Opportunities: Several times during the year businesses are invited to join in on co-op advertising. These promotions promote La Conner, not the individual businesses, and when 10, 20 or more businesses agree to participate – the cost per business is less and the total cost of the promotion is affordable. We have had co-op advertising with Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air magazines, Westworld BCAAA Magazine, radio advertising and more. The opportunities are open to all Chamber-member and non-Chamber member businesses.
Check here for our current Tiered Membership Investment Form which will outline the benefits of our four membership levels – Platinum, Gold, Silver and Basic.