“When consumers know that a small business is a member of the chamber of commerce, they are 44% more likely to think favorably of it and 63% more likely to purchase goods or services from the company in the future.” (Research provided by The Schapiro Group on The Real Value of Joining a Local Chamber of Commerce)
Connection, Representation, Promotion, Recognition, and Information
The Renton Chamber of Commerce is your first call business resource. We are a vital, dynamic link for any business wanting to succeed and grow in today's very competitive environment. From acting as an advocate for business interests, to providing opportunities to learn and network within your community, the Chamber of Commerce is uniquely positioned to provide every business with invaluable resources.
Starting up or expanding a business?
We can help you write a business plan, do a feasibility study, research the market, develop a marketing plan, prepare for legal and tax considerations and explore financing options.
Interested in international trade?
Our expertise can help you research and sell into markets overseas. We maintain extensive international economic ties and partnerships, including our economic "Sister City": Linyi City in China.
The Chamber markets Renton
$115,000 spent annually on advertising and marketing Renton and Chamber members to the Pacific Northwest with radio, newspaper, televison ads, web, social media, and visitor guides in 550 locations.
Reach your target customers
Our web site receives 140,000 hits a month and we can provide you with cost effective ways to feature your product or service. You get a FREE listing and link on the Chamber Website and a FREE listing in the annual Business Directory, which is distributed to Chamber members, all area hotels and new residents.
Unique Marketing Opportunities
Advertise in the Chamber newsletter circulated to well over 750 Chamber members, employees, and prospective members; target your audience by sponsoring a Chamber event; showcase your products and services at the Business Expo; advertise your business in the Renton Business Directory, maps, and other publications; display your marketing materials in the Chamber lobby.
Exclusive Business Referrals
Chamber staff assists callers who are looking for the best in business by referring only our members.
New Business Contacts
Get to know your business peers by attending Business After Hours, Networking Breakfasts, New Member Receptions and special events.
Group and Member-to-Member Discounts
The Chamber offers several options for group rates on medical insurance plans. In addition, members frequently offer discounts on products and services to other members.
Employer and Employee Training
Develop leadership skills and learn successful business strategies by attending seminars, conferences, and volunteering in a leadership role.
Group Health Insurance
Washington-based small businesses with two to 200 employees now have access to a host of commercial health benefit options through a partnership between UnitedHealthcare, a UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) company, Affiliated Associations of America (AAOA) and the Renton Chamber of Commerce. Chamber members, depending on their needs, have the ability to choose from 16 different plan designs, including PPOs and consumer-driven health plans such as health savings accounts (HSAs) and health reimbursement accounts. Click the AAOA link below.
· 1 Promotional flyer in the Renton Chamber Newsletter (For New Members Only)
· Paragraph about your business in the Welcome Member Page in the monthly newsletter (New Members Only)
· Listing on the printed directory and online directory
· Ability to promote services or goods through our Hot Deal and Member to Member Program
· Renton Chamber of Commerce Plaque
· Ribbon Cutting (New businesses, please acquire for more information)
· Additional sponsorship and advertising opportunities available to members only (Please see Chamber Staff for more information)
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