Member Benefits

Business Referrals

When individuals or businesses call the Chamber, it is Chamber policy to refer only member businesses.

Business Visibility & Promotion Opportunities

Chamber membership offers a variety of opportunities to showcase your business and expand your business’s exposure via listings in the Membership Directory & Buyer’s Guide, event sponsorships, publicity by local media and advertising.

Advocacy

On behalf of the business community in the Charleston area, the Chamber advocates pro-business governmental policy and legislation at the city, county, state and national levels.

Representation

Your business views are important. Be represented on chamber committees and have a say in what happens in the Charleston area. Bring your knowledge and expertise to the table and benefit from learning new information at the same time.

Networking

Meet potential customers, make vital contacts, and learn from the knowledge of other successful business people. The Chamber provides numerous opportunities for you to network with other business-minded individuals in order to establish the kind of relationships necessary to build your business. Breakfasts, luncheons, evening mixers, and receptions connect you with the people you need to know so your business will grow and prosper.

Economic Development

Participate in the united effort of many concerned businesses to enhance business and growth in the Charleston area. Chamber members are stockholders in the community’s future. They are investing in an organization which has the ability to bring together the community’s resources in the hopes of improving its overall economic well being.

Training & Business Education

Train yourself and your employees. Learn how to promote your business, sell more, save on taxes, and broaden your management skills by attending chamber sponsored seminars and events.

A Leadership Role

The Chamber is a leader in community events and provides leadership opportunities to its members. Get involved and be a part of this dynamic organization. The Leadership Coles County program provides leadership skill training for Coles County’s emerging leaders, giving them opportunities to learn about the area and shape its future.

A United Effort

The strength of a team is much greater than that of an individual. By pooling our ideas, resources and energy we can work together to find solutions to local problems and issues.

Membership Directory & Buyer’s Guide

This annual publication is distributed to the business community in January of each year. It is an excellent resource for business leads and contacts and a great sales tool. Member businesses receive two listings free of charge and additional display advertising space is available for purchase.

Chamber Focus Newsletter

What you don’t know can hurt your business. Be informed about business issues and Chamber opportunities by reading our monthly newsletter and weekly newspaper column. Members can place inserts in the newsletter for targeted marketing exposure to other businesses.

Chamber Logo & Membership Decal

Members may use the Chamber’s logo on letterhead, business cards or other promotional items. Chamber members receive an attractive membership decal for display in their place of business. All chamber members are listed on our website as well as in our membership directory.

Chamber Website Advertising

See the page under "Website Ad Options" for more details.