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Advertising your business in The Chamber Advantage is an effective, reasonably-priced marketing opportunity. The Chamber Advantage allows you to reach your target audience in a cost-effective manner and is mailed to business leaders representing more than 1,500 area businesses every month!
Space is limited and ad availability is on a first-come, first-served basis. Rates start as low as $160/month.
The Chamber Website averages about 27,000 page views monthly from 8,000 unique visitors. People visiting this site are business leaders, from young professionals to CEO’s, those who live here and those considering a move to the area. Visitors on this site are the people you want to do business with!
EVERY DAY, Chamber members and members of the general public visit our site looking for
• Chamber Directory of Members | View or search by category or member
• Event Calendar | Register for events, download to email, see what’s going on this year, discover networking opportunities
• The Chamber Advantage | Current and past issues are available online
• Community & Visitor Information | Especially useful for visitors or those relocating
• Chamber Work & Involvement | Chamber Foundation, Advocacy, and Workforce Development and Education programs
• Member Promotions | View hot deals or exclusive promotions, job listings, and news releases about Chamber members
...which makes web marketing a perfect outlet for reaching a large audience!
The E-Newsletter is the Chamber's electronic events bulletin distributed by email every Wednesday to more than 3,000 subscribers and provides timely and relevant information about upcoming Chamber events, programs and news.
Sign up to get weekly updates from the Chamber by subscribing to our weekly E-Newsletter.
Click here to subscribe to our Advocacy, Workforce Development and Education, and Membership emails to get the latest news, updates, and event information from the Chamber pillars!
CONSTANT CONTACT DISCOUNT
Because of our partnership with Constant Contact, members of Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce qualify for a special discount on Constant Contact email marketing. If you prepay for six months, you receive a 20% discount. Prepay for a year and save 25%! If you haven't opened an account yet, you can start with a 60-day free trial. To begin your trial click here. If you already have a Constant Contact account and would like your discount, email firstname.lastname@example.org with your user name telling them you are a member of the Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce.
Advertise on the Chamber weekly E-Newsletter and reach over 3,000 readers that will see your linkable logo in their inbox weekly. Click here for advertising rates.
Member Mailing List
Reach fellow Chamber members in your mailings by purchasing a directory list of all current members and their addresses. This list is perfect for targeted marketing campaigns and to promote upcoming events you may have. Please note: We do not give out phone numbers or email addresses in these mailing lists.
For $200, you receive a complete set of printed labels including the primary representative's full name, organization name, and address for each Chamber member.
For $400, you receive a complete listing of the primary representative's full name, organization name, and address for each Chamber member in a re-usable excel document.
For requests and inquiries call (507) 288-1122.
Chamber Logo + Branding Guide
BRANDING GUIDE COMING SOON!
Chamber Member businesses are encouraged to display the "Member of" Chamber logo on their website or other marketing materials. We ask that members use the Chamber name and logo with prior approval of use in materials by the Chamber.
Market Your Organization
HOW TO GUIDES
Ensure you are maximizing your membership by exploring all of the ways to market and promote your organization through the Member Information Center (MIC) and beyond! Click below to expand the section for walk-through guides on how to update your Directory Listing, share a News Release, list a Job Posting, and promote a Hot Deal.
BUSINESS DIRECTORY LISTING: Each Chamber member is listed in the Chamber’s online Membership Directory. Members receive a free web link from our Chamber website to their website.This gives browsers who are looking for goods and services direct access to your website. Log into the Member Information Center (MIC) to ensure you are making the most of your basic directory listing and taking advantage of FREE OPPORTUNITIES with your Chamber Membership by building your web presence online! We recommend updating your Member Profile to 90-100% completion to maximize the potential of your listing.
ENHANCED DIRECTORY LISTING: Don't forget to take FULL ADVANTAGE of your Chamber Membership with an Enhanced Directory Listing (EDL) and SET YOUR BUSINESS APART in the Chamber's Member Directory!
Members who upgrade to an EDL benefit in two very important ways:
• Your business will be among the TOP LISTINGS whenever someone does a search in which you appear, or uses the top level search groups listed on the Member Directory page. Because EDL subscriptions are limited to the FIRST 10% of businesses in each top level search, your business will always rise to near the top of the list!
• You will gain access to the MEDIA + HIGHLIGHTS tabs. This option allows you to load photographs, images or videos to your member listing, maximizing your ability to MARKET YOUR BUSINESS through your EDL.
• INCREASE YOUR SEO with unlimited keywords and longer description abilities.
For only $15 a month, you can receive all of these benefits - that's less than 50 cents a day! Penny for penny, this is the best marketing opportunity the Chamber has to offer our members.
SUBMIT A NEWSREEL FOR THE CHAMBER ADVANTAGE MAGAZINE
Do you have news about your organization that you'd like to share or more information about an award, milestone, promotion, or new hire than you can pare down to 70 words? Newsreels are included in The Chamber Advantage magazine at a first-come, first-served basis.
Be sure to begin the newsreel with your organization's name and that the news item is written in the third person. You can also include a photo as a part of your submission. You can also publish a News Release on the Chamber website which will give you more space to work with in terms of text count. See below for more instructions on posting a News Release online.
To submit your Newsreel for the magazine, please contact the Chamber or call (507) 288-1122.
POST A NEWS RELEASE ONLINE
Posting a News Release on our website will allow enough characters to post a full press release. Once you’ve saved and submitted your news release, we review it for approval. Once approved, the news releases are posted to our website's Member News page, re-posted to our social media, and linked in the “What’s New” section of our weekly eNewsletter.
Log into the Member Information Center
When you login, you will see the “Home” screen.
- On the left hand panel, select “News Releases” under the “Shortcuts” menu bar.
- You may also select “News” on the top menu bar, and then select “News Releases” on the left hand panel. From here, select the bright blue “Add News Release” button.
Please note: Anything that you would normally pay to advertise or market is not considered a news release, for example any product or event that has a fee associated with it. (If you know you would pay to publish the information in another media outlet, the same rules apply here).
As a Chamber Member, Hubsource, the Chamber's jobs board and resource portal, for FREE.
Hubsource is an online platform providing all things workforce for Southeast Minnesota, aiming to help opportunity providers and seekers find their best fit. This tool is free with your membership and will give you an edge, helping you to hiringskilled employees
For questions regarding Job Postings and using Hubsource, please call (507) 288-1122.
Hot Deals/Member Promotions
Hot Deals are for posting any special deals and discounts. The Member to Member promotions are seen by Chamber Members ONLY, where as the Hot Deals are open to anyone who views them on the Chamber site. The only requirement is that there is some special discount or offer being promoted through the Chamber Hot Deals or Member To Member Promotions (not just a regular product or service offering).
There is no cost for Chamber members to post a hot deal - you post the information online through the Member Information Center
POST A HOT DEAL OR MEMBER TO MEMBER PROMOTION ONLINE
Log into the Member Information Center
When you login, you will see the “Home” screen.
- On the left hand panel, select “Hot Deals/Member to Member Deals” under the “Shortcuts” menu bar.
- You may also select “News” on the top menu bar, and then select “Hot Deals/ Member to Member Deals” on the left hand panel under the “Community” Menu bar. From here, select the bright blue box “Add Hot Deal Member to Member Deals.”
Once you’ve saved and submitted, we review it for approval. Once approved, the Hot Deals are posted to our website, reposted to our social media outlets, and linked in the Hot Deals section of our weekly E-Newsletter. They are also sent out to anyone who subscribes to receive Hot Deals emails. [NOTE: Member to Member promotions do not get sent out with the Hot Deals Newsletter.]
For questions regarding promotions or navigating the MIC, please call (507) 288-1122.