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Membership Benefits

While many of the membership benefits in The Clay Chamber are intangible -- like contributing to a more prosperous, positive, and collaborative business climate -- we know business owners see their annual investment as an expense that requires a return.

Our most successful members are active members. Although we are here to promote and support you every step of the way, we are also here to guide you in getting involved to get the most out of your membership.

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Improve Business Climate

  • Develop relationships with policy decision-makers and help craft a pro-business agenda.
  • Develop key talent, building our talent pipeline, and give back to our community.
  • Access to influencers and community leaders that will advocate for the businesses in our community.
Sustain Growth

Sustain Growth

  • Attract quality employees.
  • Tap into networks of peer professionals.
  • Learn from subject-matter experts and have strategic conversations around common business issues.
  • Grow, become more profitable, and build a stronger and more resilient business. 
Increase Visibility

Increase Visibility

  • Increase marketing exposure, sales, and generate new leads.
  • Expand business relationships and establish credibility in the industry and the community.
  • Local chambers are the No. 1 place people go to when searching for information on a community.
Invest In Community

Invest In Community

  • Protect our community assets.
  • Contribute to collective impact and support organizations that make a difference.
  • Address our county’s challenges and economic development.
  • Shape the future of education in our community by working with the leaders in business, government, and education.
Credibility

Credibility

 If consumers know that a small business is a member of its local chamber, the business enjoys:

  • A 73% increase in consumer awareness
  • A 68% increase in its local reputation
  • An 80% increase in the likelihood that consumers will patronize the business in the future

Tell your Chamber Story.

In 2018 I joined the Chamber to meet people. At the time, I didn't understand the full purpose behind the Chamber. They not only helped me achieve my original goal, but they also helped me in more ways than I could ever have expected. The Chamber has given me opportunities to grow myself, my business, my leadership skills, my community connections, and moreover, the last two years. When Covid-19 hit, I was left with a shell of a business. The Chamber heard about my plight and fought for businesses like mine. With the help of the Chamber and the County, Clay County received funds and decided to distribute a portion of those funds to businesses just like mine. I value that kind of support. While COVID has mostly taken away my photography business, these skills and connections have proved invaluable when transitioning from photography into an expanded business that includes so much more. Basket Life, as we're now called, will serve the community with not just photography but also sponsored baskets and gift baskets.

We look forward to taking everything the Chamber has given us and taught us into this new venture.

Dana Heisler, Basket Life

I began my doTERRA essential oils business in November of 2014. I reached out to obtain customers the only way I knew, and that was through my "warm market." After a year, I had run through my warm market and needed a new avenue to meet people. A friend suggested I try a networking app that quickly led me to the Finally Friday networking group. I was a bit intimidated initially, not feeling professional and confident enough for such a well-known entity as a "Chamber of Commerce.” The group was large, with over 50 people in attendance. However, I was quickly welcomed and invited to JOIN the Clay Chamber. I was surprised by its affordability that fit my budget.

I later became an ambassador, meeting new business owners and welcoming them at their ribbon cuttings. It was exciting to see firsthand how the community of Clay County was thriving with new business energy.

Through my business relationships, friendships were formed, and my business grew, doubling within 18 months. I can honestly say that joining the Clay Chamber was the single best business decision I’ve made since I began my doTERRA business. I'm grateful to the chamber for teaching, mentoring, and serving me as I grow my leadership skills as a business owner. 

I'm so proud to say that I was recognized as the Clay Chamber Small Business of the Month in July of 2018. That recognition was only given to 12 businesses per year and I was so pleased to be chosen as one of those businesses. Although Janet4oils is not a traditional brick & mortar with a storefront, the chamber never indicated any slight when encouraging my success.

I'm grateful to be a part of such an organization that has 45 million members worldwide, yet our local chamber makes EACH member feel special. I'd recommend anyone to join and get involved to move the needle on their business. 

Janet Peterson, doTTERA

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Convene & Grow. Visibility Makes the Difference.

Successful business people recognize the need for reaching their audience. That’s why our advertising and event programs are robust and diverse to meet every need and budget. Events occur throughout the year to ensure even our most seasonal businesses have their chance to shine.

Advertising Programs

  • Chamber Website Banners
  • Chamber Website Ads
  • Weekly Email Blasts
  • Monthly Newsletter
  • Social Media Advertising and Boosted Posts
  • Annual Directory
  • Advetorial support and press mentions
  • Event Advertising
  • Cooperative Advertising (multi-member special opportunities)
  • Direct Mail
  • Data Base Permissions

Events and Outreach

  • Annual Spectacular
  • State of the County
  • Golf Tournament
  • Scholarship Luncheon
  • Military Appreciation
  • Teacher Appreciation Expo
  • Family Expo
  • Monthly Councils
  • Leadership Clay
  • After Hours Networking
  • Clay Connect - Tech Conference
  • Career Fair
  • Clay Day
  • Chamber Council events
  • Speaker Series