Join the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce
As a member of the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce, you have many opportunities to network with more than 1,300 other members and to grow your business. With a variety of products and services, our members find innovative ways to positively impact their business. See how you can take advantage of your membership:
- Attend a Membership Maximizer to better acquaint yourself with the Chamber, learn how you can get involved, and discover how membership is good for your business.
- Host a ribbon-cutting ceremony to announce your Chamber membership, the grand opening of your business, or an anniversary of ownership.
- Get involved by serving on a committee.
- Sign up for the Chamber’s monthly eConnection newsletter, providing you with the most up-to-date information on Chamber events, news, and announcements.
- Utilize the membership mailing list to contact members directly to promote your products and/or services.
- Participate in Chamber networking events to assist in growing and promoting your business.
- Capitalize on professional development and special interest luncheons.
- Target market to other Chamber members through a variety of advertising options.
Chamber members are also impacted by a strong local economy with a clear vision. In 2009, the Chamber staffed a community-led visioning and strategic planning initiative known as Conway2025. More than 1,400 Conway residents provided input and the outcome was a resounding “Keep Conway: Active, Building, Creative, Learning, Moving, Safe, and Working.” In April 2011, the Conway city council adopted Conway2025 as the “official strategic vision for the city of Conway.” The Chamber has developed a new strategic plan at least partially based on Conway2025.
Supporting the Chamber with your membership investment allows for forward progress in the areas of advocacy, economic development, education, and visioning. These four areas have resulted in the Chamber assisting in the creation of more than 2,000 jobs and advocating for the most aggressive transportation program in recent history. Your investment helps continue future growth, but you will benefit directly as well.
BUSINESS AFTER HOURS
These networking events are a great way to meet other business leaders or promote your individual business.
This monthly publication is distributed in conjunction with the local newspaper, the Log Cabin Democrat. The Faulkner County Business Journal reaches approximately 18,000 homes and provides relevant information regarding construction, the housing market, the local economy, business climate, and a member spotlight. Contact Adena White at Adena@ConwayArkansas.org or 501.932.5414 for more information.
CHAMBER ALLIANCE PROGRAM (CAP) INSURANCE
The Chamber offers this package of affordable insurance benefits exclusively for Chamber members. There are CAP certified agents available to assist in answering questions and/or quoting members on insurance.
CHAMBER eCONNECTION LISTINGS
New members are listed in the monthly newsletter and during the month of the member’s renewal. Members can also include information about upcoming events or company accomplishments in the monthly newsletter. Please call the Chamber at 501.327.7788 to include your business.
CONWAY RESOURCE GUIDE
The Conway community profile and resource guide is distributed yearly to the 4,000 highest income households ($150,000+) in our trade area, our more than 1,300 members, and all relocating households earning more than $55,000 annually. Our resource guide features comprehensive community and economic content. The online version includes live links to advertisers’ websites. For advertising information, call the Chamber at 501.327.7788.
Members have the ability to place fliers and/or brochures in the Chamber lobby free of cost (based on availability of space).
MEMBER2MEMBER PROMOTIONAL OPPORTUNITY
Member2Member emails are sent daily to more than 1,700 individual Chamber members, highlighting members who wish to promote/advertise their business. See an example from a fellow Chamber member. To send a Member2Member email, call the Chamber at 501.327.7788.
NEW MEMBER PACKET
Each new member receives a packet that consists of an annual investment plaque for display, a push/pull sticker for your door, Chamber annual report, Conway resource guide, CAP (Chamber Alliance Program) insurance benefits summary, and a Conway2025 comprehensive plan. Renewing members will continue to receive updated information, including the upcoming year’s membership plaque, annual report, and resource guide.
ONLINE BUSINESS DIRECTORY
Member information is listed on the Chamber’s website business directory free of charge.
PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS TO FELLOW CHAMBER MEMBERS
Members may purchase the Chamber’s entire member listing, printed or electronically, to send out mailings for their business, or they may purchase a set of membership labels. For more information, call the Chamber at 501.327.7788.
RIBBON-CUTTING AND/OR GROUNDBREAKING
To schedule your ribbon-cutting or groundbreaking, contact Aaron Throneberry at Aaron@ConwayArkansas.org or 501.932.5404. These events are typically held on Tuesdays or Thursdays at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. or 4 p.m. Exceptions can be made for special circumstances. Ambassadors and Chamber members are invited to attend. A questionnaire and ribbon-cutting/groundbreaking picture will be featured in the local newspaper following the event.
The Chamber and Chamber staff utilize social media as a way to communicate and keep members updated on the latest programs, events, and topics surrounding the Chamber and local community. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter at @Conway_Chamber.
The Chamber offers members the opportunity to get involved in committees such as the Ambassadors or LEADS Groups. To get information about any of our Chamber committees, please contact Aaron Throneberry at Aaron@ConwayArkansas.org or at 501.932.5404.
Join the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce