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Membership Advantages

  1. 1. Get More Mileage Out of Your Membership MEMBERSHIP TUNE-UP West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce
  2. 2. Meet Your WDM Chamber Service Team Director of Chamber Operations Linda Hulleman Membership Coordinator Deb Bengtson President Chris Voggesser
  3. 3. WDM Chamber History <ul><li>Established in 1924 as Valley </li></ul><ul><li>Junction Commercial Club </li></ul><ul><li>Name changed to West Des </li></ul><ul><li>Moines Commercial Club in 1940 </li></ul><ul><li>Finally named West Des Moines </li></ul><ul><li>Chamber of Commerce in 1946 </li></ul><ul><li>1971 – Big Change in organizational structure Became affiliate of the Des Moines Chamber (now Partnership) </li></ul>
  4. 4. WDM Chamber History <ul><li>Same arrangement for 35 years </li></ul><ul><li>WDM Chamber became fully independent in 2006 once again </li></ul>
  5. 5. WDM Chamber Membership Numbers 600 Members!
  6. 6. WDM Chamber Organizational Structure Board of Directors Executive Board WDM Development Connection Advisory Board Director of Chamber Operations WDM Leadership Advisory Board President/CEO Chamber Staff
  7. 7. WDM Chamber Executive Board Vice Chair Rose Breuss McGowen Hurst Clark & Smith Treasurer Sid Ramsey Iowa Health -Des Moines Secretary Dean Whitaker First National Bank Chair Tammy Cline Career Search Associates
  8. 8. WDM Chamber Breakdown Chamber Staff Communications Finance Gov’t Relations Sponsorship AMAYZing Days Task Force Zing into Spring Golf Task Force Young Professionals Business Boot Camp Ambassadors Programming Membership Director of Chamber Operations
  9. 9. WDM Development Connection Breakdown Chamber/DC President Communications Finance Job Expo Officials Steak Fry Strategic Projects Fund BRE/Recruitment Government Advocacy Bus Tour Ec. Dev Programming Advisory Board
  10. 10. Accreditation <ul><li>Awarded the three-star designation of Accreditation in June of 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Because of this accredidation, our Chamber is within the top 4% of Chambers nationwide </li></ul>
  11. 11. GDMP/Affiliate Relationship <ul><li>Strategic Leadership Council </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Partnership Business Directory </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Washington DC Lobbying Trip </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Regional Business After </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hours Events </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chamber Night at </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Principal Park </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shared problem solving </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Recharge Your Batteries <ul><li>Networking Opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>You’re not in this alone - bring your co-workers! </li></ul>
  13. 13. 1. Breakfast B4 Businesses <ul><li>Held the 3 rd Wednesday of every month from 7:30 am to 8:30 am </li></ul><ul><li>No Cost to Attend </li></ul>
  14. 14. 2. Business After Hours <ul><li>Held the 4 th Thursday of every month from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm </li></ul><ul><li>No Cost to Attend </li></ul>
  15. 15. 3. Rush Hour Held monthly on various days from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
  16. 16. 4. New View After Hours/Luncheons <ul><li>Held the First Thursday of the month. Minimal </li></ul><ul><li>charge to attend </li></ul>
  17. 17. 5. Regional Business After Hours <ul><li>Held the 3rd Thursday of every month from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm </li></ul><ul><li>No Cost to Attend </li></ul>
  18. 18. 6. Monthly Luncheons <ul><li>Held on the 2 nd Thursday of every month from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm </li></ul><ul><li>Speed Networking </li></ul><ul><li>Past Luncheon Speakers: </li></ul>State Auditor David Vaudt Laura Hollingsworth Des Moines Register
  19. 19. 7. Other Networking Events <ul><li>Annual Golf Event with Urbandale and Clive Chambers </li></ul><ul><li>Fun Night at Principal Park with all Affiliate Chambers </li></ul><ul><li>Citizen of the Year Reception </li></ul>
  20. 20. Dust off Your Manuals Chamber Educational Programs
  21. 21. Quarterly Lunch and Learns <ul><li>NEW series </li></ul><ul><li>3 seminars held this year </li></ul><ul><li>Various topics under development </li></ul>
  22. 22. Leadership Academy <ul><li>3 rd Year of Classes </li></ul><ul><li>Intensive Leadership Development </li></ul><ul><li>Classes begin in September </li></ul><ul><li>Meet monthly for 9 months </li></ul><ul><li>30 participants per year </li></ul><ul><li>Class Project </li></ul><ul><li>Applications are taken in the summer </li></ul><ul><li>– deadline at the end of June </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  23. 23. Political Affairs: On the local level . . . Your Chamber works closely with city government <ul><li>Committee Chair: Chamber Vice President </li></ul><ul><li>GDMP Day on the Hill/DC Trip </li></ul><ul><li>Legislative Forums & Candidate Forums </li></ul>
  24. 24. Legislative Forums & Candidate Forums <ul><li>School Board Forum </li></ul><ul><li>City Council Forum </li></ul><ul><li>Iowa House </li></ul><ul><li>Candidate Forum </li></ul>
  25. 25. Insure Your Investment <ul><li>Online Membership Directory </li></ul><ul><li>Phone referrals </li></ul><ul><li>from office </li></ul><ul><li>Job listing service </li></ul><ul><li>Sponsorship </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Listing </li></ul><ul><li>Mailing Labels </li></ul>
  26. 26. What about Social Media?
  27. 27. Put the Spark in Your Plugs! Advertising and Promotional Opportunities
  28. 28. <ul><li>“ I urge every member out there to engage themselves in the Chamber.  We achieve SO MUCH MORE collectively than we can alone.” </li></ul><ul><li>Paul Kirpes </li></ul><ul><li>2010 BCA Representative </li></ul>
  29. 29. Monthly Sponsorships <ul><li>Looking for 2011 sponsors </li></ul><ul><li>Oldies But Goodies! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Breakfast B4 Business </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business After Hours </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Monthly Luncheons </li></ul></ul><ul><li>- </li></ul>
  30. 30. Music in the Junction <ul><li>Volunteer in the beverage tent </li></ul><ul><li>$150 per week </li></ul><ul><li>May-September </li></ul><ul><li>200 koozies </li></ul><ul><li>Company banner </li></ul><ul><li>Announcement from the stage </li></ul>
  31. 31. Music in the Junction
  32. 32. Membership Tune-Up <ul><li>Banner display </li></ul><ul><li>Logo on promo </li></ul><ul><li>materials </li></ul><ul><li>Meet & greet </li></ul><ul><li>attendees </li></ul><ul><li>Intro, welcome & commercial </li></ul><ul><li>Materials in packets </li></ul><ul><li>Only $200 per session or $500 for entire year </li></ul>
  33. 33. New View <ul><li>WDM Chamber Young Professionals </li></ul><ul><li>Established in 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Events usually held first </li></ul><ul><li>Thursday of the month </li></ul><ul><li>Sponsor an event for $300 </li></ul><ul><li>or $1000 for the year </li></ul><ul><li>Logo on all promo materials </li></ul><ul><li>Banner and handouts at event </li></ul>
  34. 34. WDM Chamber Rush Hours Enjoy the Rush <ul><li>NEW! </li></ul><ul><li>4-6 PM </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible Scheduling </li></ul><ul><li>Sponsor for only </li></ul><ul><li>$350 for $1,500 for </li></ul><ul><li>the year </li></ul>
  35. 35. Annual Golf Outing Wild West Golf Shoot-Out
  36. 36. Operation Thank You <ul><li>Personal visits to each Chamber member business </li></ul><ul><li>Small “Leave behind” gift and Chamber materials </li></ul><ul><li>Insert your flyer or brochure </li></ul><ul><li>Sponsorships: $300 </li></ul>
  37. 37. Even More Opportunities <ul><li>Deal of the Week and Peek of the Week </li></ul><ul><li>Zing into Spring 5K & 10K Fun Run/Walk </li></ul><ul><li>Trade Opportunities </li></ul>
  38. 38. Check out the website for the complete listing
  39. 39. Put the Rubber to the Road <ul><li>6 formal committees and 6 special event task forces </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits of Being Involved: </li></ul><ul><li>Develop deeper relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Show your leadership and creativity skills </li></ul><ul><li>Give back to the community and promote your involvement to help your business </li></ul>
  40. 40. Programming <ul><li>Committee purpose: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Review </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Analyze </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strive to improve </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Strategize new events </li></ul>Edye Beckerman Lambert & Ewers Smoked Meats
  41. 41. Communications <ul><li>Committee Purpose </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Monitor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Update </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improve </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Communication needs </li></ul><ul><li>BCA Campaign </li></ul><ul><li>Belong, Connect, </li></ul><ul><li>Achieve </li></ul>Jeremy Schultz
  42. 42. Government Relations <ul><li>Partnership’s State & </li></ul><ul><li>Federal Initiatives </li></ul><ul><li>Capital Improvement </li></ul><ul><li>Community Development </li></ul><ul><li>Sponsor Public Forums </li></ul><ul><li>Appoint Liaisons </li></ul><ul><li>Partnership’s annual DC Trip </li></ul>
  43. 43. Membership/Ambassadors <ul><li>Help you get the most out of your membership </li></ul><ul><li>Assist with Ribbon Cuttings </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage new member involvement </li></ul><ul><li>Attend most events </li></ul>
  44. 44. Ribbon Cuttings Amerigem
  45. 45. Ribbon Cuttings Methodist West Hospital
  46. 46. Sponsorship “Idea Committee” <ul><li>Identify sponsor opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Formulate sponsor benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Sponsorship Sales </li></ul>
  47. 47. Various Task Forces <ul><li>Golf Task Force </li></ul><ul><li>Zing into Spring </li></ul><ul><li>A-May-Zing Days </li></ul><ul><li>New View </li></ul><ul><li>WDM Dev. Conn. </li></ul>
  48. 48. Map Your Journey <ul><li>Event Registration </li></ul><ul><li>Calendar of Events </li></ul><ul><li>On-line Payments </li></ul><ul><li>Newsroom Page </li></ul><ul><li>Monthly Newsletters </li></ul>
  49. 49. Get Outta Town! <ul><li>Opportunities to Learn More About the Partnership and Affiliates </li></ul>
  50. 50. 23 Affiliates
  51. 51. Benefits <ul><li>Published in Regional Investor </li></ul><ul><li>& Membership Directory </li></ul><ul><li>Access to MarketSource </li></ul><ul><li>5 Partnership Focuses </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Regional Economic Development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Regional Workforce Development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Downtown Development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Health & Fitness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Affiliate Regional Member Business Development </li></ul></ul>
  52. 52. How We Stay Connected <ul><li>Affiliate Presidents Council – Monthly </li></ul><ul><li>Public Policy Committee </li></ul><ul><li>Small Business Advisory Committee </li></ul><ul><li>Communications Advisory Committee </li></ul><ul><li>Regional Ec. Dev. Practitioners- Monthly </li></ul>
  53. 53. One Voice Weekly
  54. 54. <ul><li>*Please take a moment to fill out the orientation efficiency survey* </li></ul>QUESTIONS??
  55. 55. For a copy of today’s presentation, please visit our website.