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MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

When you make an investment in equipment or services for your business, you expect to receive a substantial return on your investment. You can expect the same from your membership investment with the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce.

For over 60 years our Chamber has served as the primary business advocate in our area. The Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce serves as an avenue by which to promote your business and network with other local businessmen and women. We offer a number of services that can be utilized to save you time and money when it comes to growing your customer base.

When you invest in the Jackson Chamber, you invest in our community. Here are just a few of the exclusive benefits that a Chamber membership provides.

THE CORE BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP INCLUDE:

NETWORKING

  • State of the City Address
    Held annually. The Mayor of Jackson uses this platform to highlight the cityís progress in economic development and present a report to the citizens of Jackson regarding the challenges from the past year and his outlook for the year ahead.
  • Legislative Briefing
    An annual invitation only event provides government representatives an opportunity to update Chamber members on those critical business issues facing our community.
  • Job Fair
    Company representatives have interactive exhibits to educate individuals about the careers available and the skill sets needed to pursue those careers.
  • Back to School Breakfast
    Objective is to show gratitude to our local educators and staff for their dedication in ensuring that the children in our community are well prepared for their future.
  • Annual Meeting
    Held annually. The Chamber's Annual Meeting is designated as the biggest corporate event of the year. It is a dinner that features the previous yearís accomplishments. The board of directors are elected and the chairman of the board is installed.
  • Special Events
    • Fall Festival
      Festivities include Market in the Street, Food, Lumberjack Competition, Antique Auto Show, Motorcycle Show, Entertainment, Kidís Games and a Chili Cook-Off.
    • Christmas Parade
      Attendees enjoy the sight of floats from local small businesses, industries and organizations. Bands from the area compete and entertain the crowd.

MARKETING

  • Ribbon Cuttings, Ground Breakings, Open Houses, Grand Openings
    Assistance with these events will be provided to all Chamber members. The event will be included on the Chambers website and the picture will be included in the e-newsletter.
  • Membership Decal
    Members receive free membership decals to display in their businesses for as long as they are active Chamber members. By prominently displaying their decals, businesses promote their community support, involvement and good will.
  • Relocation Envelope Advertisement
    Mailed monthly to individuals interested in visiting or moving to Jackson and to those building their career in our community. A Chamber member can place their company ad on the outside back of the envelope used to mail the information. 500 envelopes are printed with exclusive company ad.
  • Website Page Banner Ad
    The Chamberís website is an essential community resource for information featuring our online membership directory, calendar of events and information about the community. Advertising is available. Free business listings and website links are available to Chamber members.
  • Board of Directors Meeting
    Held monthly. This meeting includes some of the top business leaders in the Jackson Area.
  • Referrals
    We get thousands of inquiries for business/professional information each year. We only provide information on Chamber members.
  • Brochure Display and Distribution
    Chamber members can display brochures, flyers and business cards in the Chamberís foyer at no cost. The display provides a great marketing opportunity by offering exposure to the general public and fellow Chamber members.
  • Program / Event Sponsorships
    *State of the City Address   * Legislative Briefing   * Job Fair   * Back-to-School Breakfast
    * Annual Meeting   * Fall Festival   * Christmas Parade   * Relocation Envelope
    * Website Page Banner Ad   * Pine City Ambassador Program

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

  • Business Consulting Services
    Through our partnership with the University of West Alabamaís (UWA) Small Business Development Center (SBDC), business related workshops are offered periodically throughout the year. The representatives also provide no-cost business counseling.
  • Business Council of Alabama
    Chamber members have exclusive access to governmental affairs information and events including conference calls held every fifth legislative day.

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

  • Pine City Ambassadors
    The participants meet monthly. The objective of the junior leadership program is to build awareness of current challenges and opportunities that exist in our community and to have a positive impact on our future workforce.
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