An investment in the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce is an investment in your business.
Unlike a referral networking group, professional society or trade association, a chamber does not limit the number of people who can join from any one profession or industry. The local membership may include, for example, several commercial real estate agents. Membership would thus give you an opportunity to meet more than one prospect, and allow you to network with your peers.
We host more than 100 social and business events every year where you can socialize and develop relationships. Becoming a member provides opportunities to give back to the community and capitalize on significant member benefits including visibility for your company on our website and in our e-newsletter; and access to business-building information through seminars and workshops.
Benefits of Joining
The Winter Park Chamber of Commerce offers a variety of benefits to help promote, grow and sustain your business. Download a Member Benefits flyer here or click the boxes below to read more about each benefit we provide.
Belonging to the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce brings recognition and prestige to your business. With a membership plaque prominently displayed in your place of business or a window cling on your front door, your customers will know you belong to the local chamber of commerce and are engaged in the community the minute they enter your office or store.
In fact, a national survey of 2,000 adults revealed that being active in a local chamber of commerce is an effective business strategy because two-thirds of consumers believe that such companies use good business practices, are reputable, care about their customers, and are involved in the community. Read more.
As a member of the Chamber you will be included on the Chamber’s website in the online Membership Directory
. The directory is a tremendous resource for increased business, visibility, opportunity and referrals. Viewers will see your business listing, description and contact information, which automatically links to your site (if available) and can access an online map of your location.
All new Chamber members are able to host a ribbon cutting at their place of business, or at the Welcome Center for home-based businesses. These photos are submitted to local publications and are included in the Chamber e-newsletter, What’s Up Wednesday,
and on social media channels.
The Winter Park Chamber of Commerce hosts more than 100 events and programs every year. These provide our members exciting opportunities to get personally involved and network with fellow members every month. We’ll also send referrals your way when we receive inquiries about products or services provided.
The Chamber serves as the front door to Winter Park. Every day we receive telephone, written and e-mail requests for information concerning our community and our businesses. The Chamber actively promotes the community to visitors and tour groups through the Winter Park Welcome Center.
ADVERTISMENTS AND SPONSORSHIPS
Enhance your brand by placing advertisements in the e-newsletter or on the website. Also by sponsoring a Chamber event, you can boost your image and increase awareness of your business. New members are provided with a certificate for a 1/8 page black-and-white ad in the Winter Park/Maitland Observer. Members are also featured in an ad in the Winter Park/Maitland Observer upon their renewal each year.
Committees provide opportunities for you and your business to become actively involved in the Chamber and the community. These groups shape the future of our community, share vital information and help build strong relationships. Active involvement in a chamber committee is a valuable and profitable time investment for you and your staff.
The Chamber is the clearinghouse for information on Winter Park. Whether you are relocating to the community or are interested in starting a business in Winter Park, the Chamber has the vital resources, research and contacts that you need.
The Winter Park Chamber of Commerce has partnered with SCORE Orlando to provide free business coaching for Chamber member businesses. This valuable resource can help take your business to the next level with advice on analyzing the competition, sales and marketing tactics, managing employees, updating your business plan, legal issues and more. Coaching sessions are available at the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce offices for added convenience. Download more information here or contact Megan Almasi at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a complimentary SCORE counseling session today.