• Benefits of Investing in a Chamber Membership

  •          Passive Member Benefits:

     

    • Your business is listed on the Chamber website online Member Directory. During 2021, the Chamber’s online member directory was viewed 224,500 times!
       
    • Chamber members have increased favorability, reputation and likelihood of future patronage i.e., they have a higher Consumer Awareness.
       
    • Your business is perceived to be trustworthy, a community leader, and invested in the Orion community. Your business has a much higher Public Perception.
       
    • As a Chamber member Google trusts links to your website when calculating search rankings giving your business Search Engine Optimization in Google searches.
       
    • Chamber staff will give Business Referrals for your business in response to calls and emails asking for referrals, as will other Chamber members.
       
    • The Chamber supports and Advocates for member businesses. The Chamber acts as a voice for the common interests of members.
       
    • Your business will be listed in Printed Chamber Member Directories. We print directories to go into Welcome Bags which are given to new residents. Directories are also printed for other occasions and on request.
       
    • Your Membership sticker displayed at your place of business lets the community know you support shopping local in 2023/2024.

     

     

    Benefits available with minimal member effort:
     

    • Ribbon Cutting services. One ribbon cutting every five years is included in membership. Ribbon Cuttings may be held for a variety of reasons including a new business, celebrating a business mile stone or anniversary, announcing a remodel or branding. (Additional ribbon cuttings within a five-year period are $150 for members.)
       
    • Feature in our Social Media including sharing of posts and other interactions. Our Facebook page has 2,596 followers, our Instagram page has 1,100 followers and our Twitter account has 1,005 followers. (Numbers are as of Jan 2022.)
       
    • You may request a Business directory mailing list or labels either in Excel format or printed labels. (Once per year.)
       
    • Your business has access to Exclusive Marketing – i.e., to advertising and branding opportunity in the Chamber’s weekly “Monday Motivator” e-newsletter and e-blasts (both delivered to 1,600 email addresses).
       
    • You can Post your Events to the Chamber online calendar. (Events are visible to and searchable by visitors to the Chamber website and received 7,700 hits in 2021.)
       
    • Access to all Chamber Sponsorship Opportunities to help showcase your name and brand. 
       
    • Marketing materials such as flyers, coupons, special offers or merchandise can be put into our Welcome Bags which are given to new residents in the area. (We gave out over 400 Welcome Bags in 2021!)
       
    • You and your staff can take advantage of Member-to-Member discounts
       
    • If your business or organization has any “Hot Deals” and “Job Postings” you can post these on the Chamber website. (In 2021 our Job Postings board had over 21,000 searches.)

       

       

       To take full advantage of all the Chamber offers:

     

    • Attend networking events such as our Legislative Breakfast – We offer meaningful networking opportunities and relevant speakers at a preferred member rate.
       
    • Be a part of our one of our Chamber Network Groups or attend one of the Chamber's Orion Women Leaders (OWLs) meetings.
       
    • Attend our free Networking Opportunities such as our informal mixers.
       
    • Get Involved and participate on Chamber committees and task force groups.
       
    • Attend a Member Orientation and/or Membership 2.0 workshop to find out how to make the most of your membership and use your member online portal.