MAXimize Your Membership!by Mary Clymer on March 23, 2021
Maximize Your Membership with these Amazing Benefits!
Find Out What You’ve Been Missing Out On.
One of the hardest things to balance as a business owner is the multiple hats you wear throughout your day. At one moment you’re in customer service, the next maintenance, and finally for a glorious moment you get to focus on what drove you to become an entrepreneur.
You know that being an active member of your community is necessary. Joining the Renton Chamber of Commerce was a beneficial choice. The resources that come along with your membership give you access to many marketing tools that help you succeed. It also acts as a gateway to meeting and working with other local leaders. But what you may not know about the Chamber is all the benefits that come along with your membership. Through your Self-Hosted Member Information Center (MIC) you have all the tools to reach the masses and present the information you want them to see!
This program was created and designed to educate Chamber members on all the resources available to them so they can fully utilize their account. Covered in these classes are things like networking opportunities and advocacy available for members to help stretch their reach.
The hope is for members to walk away with a better ability to navigate the massive website, implement specials to promote your business, post jobs, events, and create Member 2 Member deals.
Originally designed for new members, but open to all members who might need a refresher, or at a point where they want to dive deeper into resources.
MAXimize Your Membership 101 classes are held the first Tuesday of the month from 4-5:30pm.
Demo’s, Tutorials, and Instruction happen from 4-5pm, leaving 5-5:30pm open for Q&A.
When you register for this upcoming event, scroll down and you will see tutorials to give you a head start into maximizing today.
What are the Member Benefits?
The MAXimize Your Membership 101 class is a great way to start navigating your account, but it would be impossible to cover everything in one hour class, so it’s up to you to plan out how you wish to utilize the tools. From that starting point the Chamber and it’s Ambassadors can help guide you to resources and tools.
Below is a list of some of the Benefits of our Chamber Family, including links to help you meet your unique goals.
Member maintained Chamber Master Online Account – POWERFUL tool for marketing, job postings, networking, and more!
Training and Tutorial videos and member support staff
Maximum Exposure – your events and announcements are shared on our website, FB Groups & Pages, Instagram, Twitter, and Nextdoor; potentially reaching over 40k customers.
Fun Events - After Hours, Galas, Ribbon Cuttings, Networking (all events are currently on hold)
Exclusive Business Referrals through phone calls, walk-ins, emails and messaging
Directory listings in print and online
Shop Local Renton – All businesses, members or not, are welcome to participate
Sponsorship opportunities, (events, host After Hours, Golf Tournaments)
Member News (online presence) Members submit periodic updates
Hot Deals (for the public) Auto-posting on our Web site, Facebook and Twitter pages, reaching over 10K
- Free Event postings, auto-posting on our Web site, Facebook and Twitter pages, reaching over 10K
- Job Postings - Shared with RTC, CTE and other employment referral agencies, Auto-posting on our Web site, Facebook and Twitter pages, reaching over 10K
Email blasts - weekly announcements, Stay informed on Business Related News
Advocacy with the City of Renton
Speakers and Trainings (for members and by members)
Additional Advertising opportunities on the web site
- Use of Chamber conference rooms and foyer
- Community Involvement - Many local opportunities to partner with (Cleanups, helping nonprofits, the city)
RANU Renton Area Nonprofits Unite, monthly meetings to educate and network
Ambassadors Program Chamber member representatives
Many Chamber Committees to be involved in
It can seem overwhelming and is a lot to go through, but don’t let that stop you from utilizing the power of membership. The best way to navigate is to have a game plan. Below are some ideas to work through to help lessen the overwhelm and get you ticking in the right direction.
1. What are you hoping to gain from your Chamber membership?
By identifying the answer to this question you can begin to set up a path for your success.
Are you looking to build relationships with community leaders?
Are you looking to develop your team professionally through resources?
Are you looking to expand your reach to the community?
Whatever your goals are the Chamber staff can help guide you to those resources.
2. Get your staff involved!
Did you know that your membership extends to your entire staff? If the thought of figuring out all these fabulous benefits seems like too much, consider getting your team involved. Building up a team from the inside takes trust and dedication. Why not empower them and grow your business together.
3. Make Connections
The connections you make with your business peers through professional development discussions, member events, and ribbon cuttings not only extend your network, but put you in front of those with a toolkit to help.
If you find yourself with time to spare at work then it’s the perfect opportunity to look around and find other businesses to connect with. Sometimes a simple introduction with like-minded business owners or Chamber staff is all you need to get the brainstorm going. The Renton Chamber loves to help businesses connect and support ideas, events, and opportunities.
Volunteer on a committee
Sponsor an event
Create an event
Get creative and let the Chamber help promote you through their e-blast, RentonLIVE, Blog, and Social Media.
4. Provide Feedback.
The Renton Chamber thrives when it’s members thrive. This can only happen if we know what’s important for you and your success. Your feedback helps guide our efforts. If you’re looking for something in your membership that isn’t provided or hard to locate please let us know.
Share feedback on your by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org