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Chamber Membership Brings Credibility to Your Business …

Chamber Membership Brings Credibility to Your Business

Positive perception increases among consumers and business owners when a business is identified as a member
of the local chamber of commerce.
A national study by the Schapiro Group, an Atlanta-based market research firm, reveals a number of important
findings about how consumers and business

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  • 1. Exclusive Membership Benefits and Privileges Chamber Membership Brings Credibility to Your Business Positive perception increases among consumers and business owners when a business is identified as a member of the local chamber of commerce. A national study by the Schapiro Group, an Atlanta-based market research firm, reveals a number of important findings about how consumers and business owners perceive the local chamber of commerce and the businesses that are their members: Consumers who are told that a business is a chamber member are 51% more likely to be highly aware of it and 57% are more likely to think positively of its local reputation. When consumers know that a business is a member of the local chamber of commerce, they are 44% more likely to think favorably about it. Consumers are 63% more likely to buy goods and services in the future from a company that they know is a member of the local chamber of commerce. When business decision-makers know that a business is a chamber member, they are 37% more likely to think favorably of the business, 51% more likely to be highly aware of it, 58% more likely to think positively of its local reputation, and 59% more likely to buy goods and services from it. Regarding the chamber’s impact on the local economy, 82% of respondents believe that the local chamber of commerce helps create jobs and promotes local economic growth.
  • 2. President’s Club Member Benefits and Privileges Enhanced Credibility and Networking • Special name badge designating member as prestigious President’s Club level member • Five associate memberships and additional name badges ($1,475 value) • Special President’s Club plaque for display in office or retail space • Designated President’s Club seating at membership luncheons • Invitation to special President’s Club-only events • Personal membership assistance from Chamber staff dedicated to President’s Club • Annual lunch with member of Board of Trustees Enhanced Publicity • First group of members listed in the Buyer’s Guide and Membership Directory and in The Business Voice • Photo session with professional photographer • Listed on President’s Club page on www.lvchamber.com web site • Photo and 80-word bio in President’s Club section of The Business Voice (rotation basis) • Podium recognition at membership luncheons • Recognition on President’s Club display at Chamber • Radio interviews on Vegas Profiles (first year only) • Free quarter-page ad in The Business Voice • Free Premium Internet Advertising Package – two categories • Extra press releases • Invitation to submit articles for The Business Voice Additional Discounts, Offers and Tools • $450 annual advertising credit to be used on advertising in The Business Voice, mailing list rentals and internet advertising • 25% President’s Club discount on all additional advertising in The Business Voice, mailing list rentals and internet advertising • 25% discount on four or more Preview Las Vegas tickets • 10% discount off Leadership Las Vegas and/or Focus Las Vegas • Complimentary copy of Las Vegas Perspective • One-half day use of conference room (on a space available basis) President’s Club Dues Range: $5,000 and up President’s Club membership is our most prestigious Chamber membership level. In addition to all General Membership benefits, President’s Club members receive increased exposure reflecting their upgraded status and exceptional commitment to the Chamber.
  • 3. Board of Advisors Member Benefits and Privileges Enhanced Credibility and Networking • Special name badge designating member as prestigious Board of Advisors level member • Three associate memberships and additional name badges ($850 value) • Engraved Board of Advisors plaque for display in office or retail space • Designated Board of Advisors seating at membership luncheons • Invitation to combined Board of Advisors/President’s Club-only events • Personal membership assistance from Chamber staff dedicated to upper-level members Enhanced Publicity • Photo and bio listed in the Buyer’s Guide and Membership Directory • Photo session with professional photographer • Listing on Board of Advisors page on www.lvchamber.com web site • Radio interviews on Vegas Profiles (first year only) • Photo and 80-word bio in Board of Advisors section of The Business Voice (rotation basis) • Podium recognition at membership luncheons • Recognition on Board of Advisors display at Chamber • Free Premium Internet Advertising Package – two categories Additional Discounts, Offers and Tools • $300 annual advertising credit on advertising in The Business Voice, mailing list rentals and internet advertising • 25% Board of Advisors discount on all additional advertising in The Business Voice, mailing list rentals and internet advertising • 25% discount on purchase of four or more Preview Las Vegas tickets Board of Advisors Dues Range: $3,500 - $4,999 Board of Advisors membership is reserved for proactive business executives looking to make even higher-level contacts. In addition to all General Membership benefits, Board of Advisors members receive increased networking, publicity and discounts.
  • 4. Premier MemberBenefits and Privileges Credibility • “Proud Member” of Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce membership plaque for display in office or retail space • “Proud Member” static clings for window or door • Eligible to use “Proud Member” logo on web site and printed materials Publicity • Business listing in the annual Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce Buyer’s Guide and Membership Directory • Business listing in the on-line Business Directory at www.lvchamber.com • Publicity in “Member News” section of The Business Voice • Opportunity to display promotional materials at Chamber (on rotation) • Ribbon cutting photo opportunity to announce new locations or milestones Business-Building Opportunities • Access to Chamber “Members Only” Business Center at Chamber headquarters • Eligible to participate in “Member-to-Member” discount program • Eligible for referrals by “Front Desk” on-line member referral program • Eligible to exhibit at Business Expo and Preview Las Vegas events • Eligible to sponsor exclusive Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce events Discounts, Offers and Tools • Eligible to participate in the Chamber Health Insurance Plan (2-50 employees) • Eligible to participate in Chamber Office Depot Discount Program • Discounted member price for Chamber events and programs • Discounted member rates for postings on Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce Career Center • Member rates for advertising in The Business Voice, mailing list rentals and internet advertising • Annual subscription to The Business Voice • Access to special “Members Only” section of www.lvchamber.com web site General Member Dues Range: $499 to $1,499 Every member of the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce enjoys a comprehensive and cost-effective package of benefits and privileges designed to get your business noticed. Enhanced benefits and privileges • Two associate memberships ($590 value) • Listing on Premier page on www.lvchamber.com web site • $200 annual advertising credit on advertising in The Business Voice, mailing list rentals and internet advertising • 10% Premier discount on all additional advertising in The Business Voice, mailing list rentals and internet advertising • 25% discount on four or more Preview Las Vegas tickets Premier Member Dues Range: $1,500 - $3,499 Upgrading to the Premier level enables any company to increase its exposure in the business community. In addition to all General Membership benefits, Premier members receive additional discounts and value for their investments. General MemberBenefits and Privileges
  • 5. Member Benefits and Privileges Comparison Chart President’s Club Board of Advisors Premier General Member “Proud Member” membership plaque for display in office or retail space • • • • “Proud Member” static clings for window or door • • • • Eligible to use “Proud Member” logo on web site and printed materials • • • • Business listing in the annual Buyer’s Guide and Membership Directory • • • • Business listing in the on-line Business Directory at lvchamber.com • • • • Publicity in “Member News” section of The Business Voice • • • • Opportunity to display promotional materials at the Chamber • • • • Ribbon cutting photo opportunity • • • • Access to Chamber “Members Only” Business Center • • • • Eligible to participate in “Member-to-Member” discount program • • • • Eligible for referrals by “Front Desk” on-line member referral program • • • • Eligible to exhibit at Business Expo and Preview Las Vegas events • • • • Eligible to sponsor Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce events • • • • Eligible to participate in the Chamber Health Insurance Plan • • • • Eligible to participate in Chamber Office Depot Discount Program • • • • Member price for Chamber events and programs • • • • Discounted postings on Chamber of Commerce Career Center • • • • Member advertising rates for The Business Voice and internet • • • • Annual subscription to The Business Voice 6 4 3 1 Access to special “Members Only” section of www.lvchamber.com web site • • • • Associate memberships 5 3 2 Listing on special membership page on www.lvchamber.com web site • • • Annual advertising credit $450 $300 $200 Advertising discount in The Business Voice, internet, mailing lists 25% 25% 10% 25% discount on purchase of four or more Preview Las Vegas tickets • • • Engraved name tag designating member level 6 4 Engraved plaque for display in office or retail space • • Extra press release submission 3 2 Designated seating at membership luncheons • • Invitation to special upper-level-member events • • Radio interviews on Vegas Profiles (first year only) 4 2 Photo and bio listed in Buyer’s Guide and Membership Directory • • Photo and bio listed in The Business Voice (rotation basis) • • Complimentary photo session with professional photographer • • Podium recognition at membership luncheons • • Recognition on Chamber Visitors Center Display • • Premium Internet Advertising Package – two categories • • Invitation to special President’s Club-only events • Annual lunch with member of Board of Trustees • First group of members listed in Buyer’s Guide and Membership Directory • One free quarter page ad in The Business Voice • 10% discount off Leadership Las Vegas and Focus per year (includes staff) • Complimentary copy of Las Vegas Perspective • One-half day use of conference room (on a space available basis) • Note: Benefits and privileges are subject to change or substitution without notice
  • 6. Membership Dues and Discounts Membership dues are calculated using a $14 per-employee formula based on employees in southern Nevada. Members who want to “upgrade” to a higher level with additional benefits and privileges may do so by paying the minimum dues amount for the next desired level. Multiple-Year Discounts Multiple year discounts are available for companies in a position to leverage this significant savings opportunity. For example, here is the discount based on the minimum dues range for each membership level. Associate Membership Associate Membership in the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce is offered to employees of companies that are active members in good standing with the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce. The rate for associate members is $295 per year per associate. Non-Profit Membership Non-profit 501-(c) organizations may join the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce for $499, regardless of number of employees. Special Dues Formula A Special Dues Formula will apply for the following business categories: • Hotels & Casinos (dues based on rooms, slots, gaming tables, meeting space) • Apartments and Condos (dues based on units) • Hospitals (dues based on beds) • Banks (dues based on deposits) Administration Fee A $50 administration fee is applied to all new or reinstated memberships. President’s Club Board of Advisors Discount General Member Per Year Per Year Per Year Per Year Number of Years Premier Number of Employees Range Dues Range Membership Level Next Level Upgrade/Threshold Low High Low High 1 - 82 $ 499 - $1,499 General Member $1,500 to Premier 83 - 224 $1,500 - $3,499 Premier Member $3,500 to Board of Advisors 225 - 331 $3,500 - $4,999 Board of Advisors $5,000 to President’s Club 332 or more $5,000 or more President’s Club 1 0 $499 $499 $1,500 $1,500 $3,500 $3,500 $5,000 $5,000 2 10% $898 $449 $2,700 $1,350 $6,300 $3,150 $9,000 $4,500 3 15% $1,273 $424 $3,825 $1,275 $8,925 $2,975 $12,750 $4,250
  • 7. Preview LasVegas Preview Las Vegas is the premier economic forecasting and networking event of the year. Each January, approximately 2,000 attendees experience a powerful program of expert speakers discussing trends for the coming business year. Attendees enjoy more than 100 exhibits at this member trade show and sample great food at Preview the Taste. Business Expo Held annually in June with over 2,000 attendees and 350 exhibit booths, this one-day trade show/mixer is a high-energy networking event that connects Chamber members with potential clients, customers and vendors. Leadership LasVegas and Focus LasVegas These award-winning and exclusive executive enrichment programs offer an insider’s view to the social, political and economic systems of Las Vegas. Meet the movers and shakers of the community at these intense and information-filled programs. Business Education Series Learn new skills, enhance existing strengths and get expert guidance on some of the most vital issues facing business in Las Vegas. This series offers a variety of topics for business leaders and employees looking to enrich their professional skills. Customer Service Excellence This turnkey recognition program is complimentary and open to all Chamber members. CSE offers an easy way to build service excellence in any field, at any level. In partnership with the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, this citywide effort ensures Las Vegas offers the best customer service experience to all who live, work and play in our community. Power Luncheons & BusinessAfter Hours Mixers Our member luncheons and evening events feature vibrant speakers and exciting topics in a great networking atmosphere. Meet and mingle with some of the most influential community leaders in unique and exciting member-operated venues. For a comprehensive overview of Chamber programs and a full calendar of events,visit www.lvchamber.com Signature Programs
  • 8. Save Money. Do Business. Stay Healthy. Office Depot Discount Program The Chamber has partnered with Office Depot to provide an exclusive savings program for members. Upon joining the Chamber, you will receive a temporary Office Depot Savings Card that can be used immediately in any Las Vegas area Office Depot retail store.Typical savings include: • 55% average savings off the Office Depot retail price on 200 commonly used office supply items • 15%-20% average savings off other office supply items in the Office Depot Catalog that are not part of the core 200 list Within two weeks of joining the Chamber, an Office Depot Account Manager will contact you to set up your customized corporate account. Member-to-Member Discount Program With the LasVegas Chamber of Commerce Member-to-Member Discount Program you have the opportunity to offer special rates and deals to more than 7,000 other Chamber members interested in doing business with you. With this program you will be able to: • Post an offer to other members online • Add, delete or revise offers as often as you like Group Health Benefits Program Obtaining affordable health insurance coverage is a major concern of small businesses and can be an obstacle in attracting and retaining talented employees. Upon joining the Chamber, businesses with two to fifty employees become eligible to apply for insurance through the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce Group Health Benefits Program.* The Chamber has partnered with Sierra Health and Life Insurance Company and Health Plan of Nevada to offer flexible, convenient and affordable medical, dental and vision plans. Options include: • One Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) through Health Plan of Nevada • Four Point-of-Service (POS) medical plans through Health Plan of Nevada • A Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) medical plan through Sierra Life and Health *Consult the enclosed brochure for complete plan information and eligibility requirements or go online at www.chamberib.com
  • 9. About the Chamber Members of the LasVegas Chamber of Commerce Enjoy Unsurpassed Benefits and PrivilegesAvailable Exclusively to Chamber Members • Credibility that comes from association with the largest and most respected business organization in the state • Exhibiting opportunities at business-building events – such as Preview Las Vegas and Business Expo – available only to members • Powerful and respected government advocacy initiatives on behalf of business that foster and promote a pro-business environment statewide • Exceptional networking and publicity opportunities – more than 100 events annually where you can meet some of the most influential and prominent business leaders in the community • Access to an affordable health insurance plan • Exclusive member discount programs • Professional development and volunteer opportunities • Membership in a professional business community more than 7,000 members strong