Member Benefits


Your membership investment includes…

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    • Social Media

      Members of the Clio Chamber can utilize the Chamber Facebook page, Twitter, Linked-In, website and web-blog to share information, offer specials or get ideas from others that will help with their business. These virtual networking tools also feature events updates and news.

 

    • Email Advertising

      Our email network and neighboring business relationships offer our members exposure to hundreds of businesses in the area. Frequent email updates highlight new business members, member news, chamber events and local area news that impacts your business.

 

    • Event Calendar

      Members of the Clio Chamber can utilize the Chamber website Event Calendar to view and share event information. Complete and submit the form below to have your event information added to the calendar.

 

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    • Grand Openings and Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies

      These ceremonies, which increase the visibility of new businesses, business expansions, relocation or businesses under new ownership, are provided to chamber members only. Extensive pre-event advertising on the chamber web-blog, email campaign, and social media. We also have tips on how to make your event a success!

 

    • Networking @ Noon

      Networking @ Noon events attract a crowd and are a wonderful resource for connecting with both current and prospective clients. At each luncheon, new members are introduced, and each attendee is able to introduce themselves and give a quick commercial about their business. You will receive valuable information from local municipalities, business experts and fellow business owners. The Networking @ Noon luncheons are held at Mott Community College Northern Tier, unless otherwise arranged by the chamber, 12:00 pm on the second Thursday of every month.  We recommend you get their early, around 11:30 am, to mingle, and you are welcome to bring literature on your business—Another great way to promote your business!

 

    • Networking After hours

      These casual and friendly events are great for getting to know your clients and establishing business relationships for years to come. They are held after the end of the business day and are in a relaxed atmosphere. Networking After hours is held at various locations. Bringing a friend is highly recommended.

 

    • Ambassador Committee

      The Ambassador Committee is the official welcoming committee for the Clio area as an extension of the Clio Area Chamber of Commerce. Their objective is to create good will with enthusiasm and hospitality; relate pertinent information in regard to our cities, county and state; call on new business; and attend dedication of community projects, business anniversaries (25-50 years), ribbon cutting ceremonies and similar occasions. The Ambassador Committee invites any member to join.

 

    • Welcome Packets

      “Welcome packets” are given to all new businesses in the area as a warm greeting and welcome. These packets include items such as chamber directories, important chamber information, helpful area information, and members have the opportunity to promote themselves at no cost. Members are encouraged to drop off their literature, coupons and/or promotional items to promote their business. Items can be dropped off at the chamber office or given to one of the ambassadors or board members at any of the chamber functions. The Ambassador Committee will assemble and deliver your items in the “welcome packets” to all new businesses.

 

    • Mailing Labels

      Over 100 Clio Chamber business contacts on labels are available to chamber members for a small fee. This facilitates a members’ special mailing or can help to develop a prospect list of other top area businesses.

 

    • Bulk Rate Permit Use

      By taking advantage of the chamber’s bulk mailing permit, a mass mailing can be done without the individual permit cost and each piece can be sent at a greatly reduced price.

 

    • Clock Corner Sign

      Chamber members can get free and/or reduced price for putting message on Clock Sign at Mill and Vienna Streets.

 

    • Business Referral Service

      Each year the chamber responds to many inquires asking for referrals and information about products and services available in the Clio area. We refer only chamber member businesses to tourists, those interested in relocating to the area, the business community, and the general population (basically, all your potential clients).

 

    • Membership Advantage

      Current chamber members can offer fellow chamber members and their employees a discount on products and services. This assists members in increasing their customer base while promoting patronage of Clio Chamber members, not to mention providing advertising exposure to member participants. There is no cost to you, and there are no special forms you need to fill out. if you choose to offer a special discount to fellow chamber members, we will send an advertisement of your discount via social media, web-blog, and email.

 

    • Tax Deductibility

      Membership in the Chamber is 97% deductible as a customary business expense.