Member Benefits

The Chamber is dedicated to helping local companies grow their businesses!

Joining the Glencoe Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism means joining forces with more than 100 businesses, professional and industrial firms, community members, organizations, and utilities. If you are contemplating joining the Chamber click here to print a membership brochure or click here to go to the online link.

The Glencoe Chamber offers its partners a variety of ways to promote their businesses, products, and services.

The resources we provide help you decide what is best for your company and what works best for your sales and marketing strategy. The Chamber encourages you to be proactive in promoting your business and we look forward to doing what we can to help support your efforts.

member-services-ridgewaterAdvertising at Events

Gain exposure for your business while supporting the Chamber’s various events through sponsorship opportunities. Opportunities can be customized with your business needs in mind.

Networking

Networking is a great way to build your customer base and increase sales. The Chamber of Commerce encourages business owners, sales representatives, and other key staff to make time to network. Although it is often easy to become overwhelmed with the day-to-day tasks of running the business, don’t wait for sales to suffer to be reminded of the importance of connecting with potential customers. Periodically the Chamber will host meetings, seminars and event functions giving you an opportunity to meet potential customers.  Click on the Calendar of Events to find out when the next event is.

Ambassadors

Serving as an Ambassador allows you to become more involved in your business community. This results in increased networking opportunity enhanced visibility of your business, and numerous opportunities to market and promote your products and services.

Ribbon Cuttings

A ribbon cutting ceremony offers a special opportunity to introduce yourself and your products and services to your neighbors and the local community. Ribbon cuttings are not limited to new businesses but are also available to showcase changes in ownership, management, or location.

Referrals

Get referrals from local and regional inquiries. The Chamber processes inquiries requesting information on a regular basis and will always recommend a member company first. The Chamber’s Online Member Directory is a great resource for new customers to gain familiarity with you and your business.

Website

The Glencoe Chamber has integrated our database with ChamberMaster enabling your business to be able to log-in and display your business description, hours, location, Facebook and LinkedIn URL’s, and up to eight keywords for when visitors are searching the site. Visitors can email your contact info or send a text to their cell phone from your listing. The website allows you to post Jobs, MarketSpace (classified ads), Hot Deals (store coupons/special offers), Events and Member to Members Deals.

Gift Certificates – Glencoe Bucks

The Chamber promotes that you shop local! Glencoe Bucks are available at the Chamber office and can be purchased by businesses and individuals. Certificates are redeemable only at participating Chamber member businesses ensuring the money stays locally. The Glencoe Bucks are spent like cash except that they cannot be redeemed for cash by the gift recipient. You can see a list of Chamber Members by going to our Member Directory.

Education

The Chamber strives to inform our membership and the community at large, on a variety of business-related topics.  An example would be the upcoming five-month training seminar series sponsored by Ridgewater College. The series will cover a variety of ways to improve employee relations. The series will be offered in the fall.


There is a multitude of volunteer activities providing opportunities to meet people.

In addition to the services available to help promote your business, the Chamber also provides areas of involvement, business recognition, advertising opportunities, networking events and educational workshops to help your business reach its potential. If you are interested in getting involved then call the Chamber at 320-864-3650 or email sally@glencoechamber.com.