Membership Advantages

Membership in your local chamber offers numerous benefits and keeps business owners on top of important, ever-changing issues and trends within their community and local marketplace. It communicates to consumers that a company uses good practices, is reputable, cares about its customers, and is involved in its community.
 
According a research study by The Shapiro Group, Inc. and Market Street Services, when consumers know that a small business is a member of their local chamber of commerce, they are 49% more likely to think favorably of it and 80% more likely to purchase goods or services from the company in the future.
 
Consider the following:
 
  • When consumers know that a restaurant franchise is a member of the chamber of commerce, they are 68% more likely to eat at the franchise in the next few months.
     
  • When consumers know that an insurance company is a member of the chamber of commerce, they are 43% more likely to consider buying insurance from it.
     
  • If a company shows that it’s highly involved in its local chamber (e.g., sits on the chamber board), consumers are 12% more likely to think that its products stack up better against its competition.
     
  • When a consumer thinks more favorably of a company because the company is highly involved in its local chamber of commerce, it is because he or she infers that the company is trustworthy, is an industry leader and cares about its customers.
     
  • The positive impacts of chamber membership have remained the same and even increased over time.



   Membership Benefits

The Chamber currently offers the following benefits for members:

  • OnawayCommunityChamber.com Member Directory:  Your business listed.

  • Onaway Community Chamber Facebook Page:  Welcome post features your business, plus you have the ability to share your upcoming events.

  • Business After/Before Hours Networking Events: All Chamber members are encouraged to open their doors and host the community for networking & fun.

  • Onaway Steers the News Monthly Enewsletter: New member welcome post.

  • OCCC Roadmap Bi-weekly PI Advance Column:  Features upcoming events.

  • Brochure Placement:  The Chamber will display members’ brochures at our information centers at the Onaway Courthouse. (indoor & outdoor)

Coming in 2016:
  • Full Page Onaway ad inside the front cover of the Presque Isle Visitors Guide
  • Onaway ad and calendar of events in the Tip of the Mitt Travel Planner
  • Best 4th in the North Parade & Events, July 4, 2016
  • 5th Annual Car Show, Chandler Park, August 27, 2016
  • Chandler Park Tree Lighting, December (date TBA)
 
So what are you waiting for? Become a member today!
Membership Application Packet