Membership Overview

Business & Non-Profit Member Benefits

DISCOUNTS

Radio Advertising
25 free 30-second commercials on 94.1 WSNW The Lake Radio. This offer is a $350.00 value.

 

Newsletter Advertising

One free quarter-page, black and white newspaper advertisement in The Journal.
This offer is a $535.00 value, and color is available for a charge of $126.00.

Mobile Marketing

One free month of text/mobile marketing with Direct Connect Mobile.This offer is a $249.00 value.

Background Checks

Reduced-cost background checks. Bad hires can cost small businesses thousands of dollars in lost productivity, training, recruitment and potential damage to reputation.

This offer saves 50% on standard single background checks, $12.00 per name instead of $23.95. Additional screenings are available at reduced prices.

Free Notary Services

Chamber membership entitles you to free notarization of your documents.

This service saves $10.00 to $25.00 per document.

Take advantage of these discounts and you could save more than $1100.00 in business management and promotion!

We welcome the opportunity to meet and review all of your membership benefits in detail. Contact Susan Cohen, CACC President, to schedule an appointment at a time that’s convenient for you: Susan@clemsonareachamber.org, 864-654-1200.

MARKETING OPPORTUNITIES

Grand Openings & Ribbon Cuttings

Whether you’re opening a new business, have moved your business location or are simply celebrating a renovation or addition, we’ll be there with the ribbon, giant scissors and camera.

Exposure

We get your name and contact information out there! Members are listed in our annual printed Community Guide, in the online Member Directory, and are prominently promoted for all sponsorships.

Networking

Chamber events are the perfect place to get to know the business community and make new contacts. Whether it’s the State of Clemson Address, a ribbon cutting, a Business After Hours or the Golf Tournament, there are always new faces!

Sponsorships

The Chamber offers a number of sponsorship opportunities that allow members to provide their support while also increasing their visibility in the community.

  • Ambassadors

  • Annual Awards Banquet

  • Business After Hours

  • Membership Luncheons

  • Ribbon Cuttings & Grand Openings

  • Special Events, such as ClemsonFest and the annual Golf Tournament

  • State of Community Events

  • Women In Business

  • Clemson Young Professionals (40 and under)

Participation

The Chamber is your passport to several important and very active community working groups. Take an opportunity to share your ideas and business acumen, by joining one or more of our committees:

  • Ambassadors

  • Clemson Young Professionals

  • Finance Committee

  • Marketing Committee

  • Membership Committee

  • Public Policy Committee

  • Small Business Council

Member Events Promotion

Contact the Chamber with your special events and business milestones and we’ll add them to our weekly e-newsletter. Email your event details to  kathryn@clemsonareachamber.org. We’ll cross promote your event on our social media platforms. Members can also login to our online calendar and add their own events. Request your login by contacting noreene@clemsonareachamber.org.

Lobby Displays

The brochure racks in the chamber lobby are reserved for members to display brochures, business cards and other business information. Visitors use this information heavily, so stop by anytime to bring us your information or restock your items.

Mailing Labels

A complete set of mailing labels (either main contacts or all contacts) is available to members for $50.00. Labels can be sorted alphabetically or by zip code. Request a set of labels by contacting noreene@clemsonareachamber.org.

Membership Contact Information

The Chamber will provide, at no charge, a downloadable spreadsheet with our membership’s contact information.

Referrals

The majority of phone calls and emails the Chamber answers every day are requests for information. We proudly serve as a source of referrals to promote our members.

SERVICES

Background Checks

Your business and/or non-profit membership includes $12.00 background checks through our group discount. Additional screenings are also available at reduced prices.

Chamber Radio Conversations

The Clemson Area Chamber is a voice on a number of radio stations--and we’re there to talk about you! We discuss upcoming chamber events as well as member happenings like ribbon cuttings, grand openings and celebrations.

Free Notarizations

Contact us at 864-654-1200 to schedule free notarization of your documents.

Grand Openings & Ribbon Cuttings

Whether you are opening a new business, have moved your business location or are simply celebrating a renovation or addition, we’ll be there with the ribbon and giant scissors!

Meeting Venue

The Chamber’s Board Room can be used for meetings or set up classroom-style for training sessions or presentations. A projector and screen area available. Contact the Chamber at 864-654-1200 or info@clemsonareachamber.org to reserve space.

Tourism Promotion

The Clemson Area Chamber shares its home with Visit Clemson, whose mission is to bring visitors to our area to eat in our restaurants, shop in our stores, stay in our lodging properties and spend their dollars with our members.

Representation

The Clemson Area Chamber represents and advocates for our members and the communities we serve on the following working groups:

  • Central Area Business Council

  • Non-Profit Alliance

  • Oconee Pickens Chamber Coalition

  • Pendleton Area Business Association

  • Upstate Chamber Coalition

  • County, City and Town Council meetings

PUBLICATIONS

Weekly e-Newsletter

Each week, the Chamber sends an e-newsletter right to your inbox full of valuable chamber and business community information. Email events, personnel changes, grand openings, sales or any other business news to Anne McKenzie Jenkins at anne@clemsonareachamber.org to be included.

Community Guide & Directory

We publish the official Community Information Guide and Business Directory annually. The directory is a full-color magazine filled with all the information a newcomer, visitor or potential business owner might need. More than 2000 guides are distributed annually and all members have an opportunity to advertise in the publication and serve as a distribution point. For advertising information, email anne@clemsonareachamber.org.

Social Media Platforms

The Chamber maintains active profiles across popular social media platforms. Our events, partners and members are promoted frequently.

 

Year-round:

 

 

      https://www.instagram.com/clemsonareachamber/

 

Seasonal:

 

  • ClemsonFest

      https://www.facebook.com/events/1039629402913661/

 

 

Tourism:

      https://www.instagram.com/visitclemson/

Chamber Member Decals

Let everyone know that your business is a proud supporter of the Clemson, Central, Six Mile & Pendleton communities with the Clemson Area Chamber decal.

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