Small Chamber Network

          As with all small local Chambers, the questions that we deal with the most are “How to gain Membership?” and “How are we supporting local hometown business members?”  We find ourselves doing chamber buck/gift certificates giveaways at our various events, but sometimes that leaves out some of our very supportive members.  An example would be our local Bed and Breakfasts.  We can give away a gift certificate for a one/two-night stay, but we find our locals don’t use it.  This led us to think about these businesses and come up with something that would benefit more of our members. 

          The Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce would like to set up a network of Small Local Chambers where we can trade a packaged “Mini Vacation” made up of gift certificates, coupons, business brochures, etc. The Contents would be directed at supporting business in our hometowns, but also inviting new non-residents to come and see what each town has to offer.   Packages would be separated and traded by their Retail values.  Package trades would handled by the two chambers trading. 

        We would also suggest that local chambers buy from their local business members instead of asking for donations.  Far too often, Chamber members are hit up for donations. The main goal of this network is to promote business for your members. 

        We are still in the planning and gathering stage of this idea, but with little work, we can get this going on a small scale and watch it grow.   Please let us know your thoughts so that maybe we will connect and grow together.  We have added a page on our website with this same info and made a easy to use comment box.  Our thoughts will be to somehow link your chamber on this page when everyone’s questions and concerns have been addressed. 

$100.00 – Package

Lunch for 2 at Local Restaurant --             $30.00    

Dinner for 2 and Local Restaurant --        $50.00

Chamber Bucks/Gift Certificates  --          $20.00

$200.00 -- Package

1 Night Stay at local B&B or Hotel --         $80.00

Dinner for 2 and Local Restaurant --        $50.00

Chamber Bucks/Gift Certificates  --          $40.00

 

$300.00 -- Package

2 Night Stay at local B&B or Hotel --         $160.00

Lunch for 2 at Local Restaurant --             $30.00    

Dinner for 2 and Local Restaurant --         $50.00

Lunch for 2 at Local Restaurant --              $30.00    

Chamber Bucks/Gift Certificates  --           $30.00

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