Your membership does so much for not only your business, but for commerce overall in the region. Contact the Chamber for more information!
To apply for Chamber membership, simply fill out this form and send to the office at the e-mail listed at the bottom of this page.
CHAMBER MEMBER BENEFITS:
INTERNET LISTING on the new-look hammondsport.org website. In addition to serving as a highly-trafficked resource for local and regional residents to view information about businesses and upcoming events, our website enjoys over tens of thousands of page views (and climbing) annually — many of these from inbound travelers looking to plan their visit ahead of arrival. Your listing on our site will not only funnel these visitors and referrals to your business, but your presence on our site will help your overall Google rankings climb higher. Joining the Chamber also enables us to highlight your business and its efforts on our growing social media channels. Our website has an extensive events calendar to include your business events. This level of year- round online visibility and advertising value justifies the low cost of annual dues by itself. Travelers and residents are increasingly using web and mobile devices to find what they need. Let us help point them to you!
DIRECTORY LISTING in the newly-redesigned Hammondsport & Keuka Lake Business Directory and Map brochure. The Chamber has begun publishing an expanded business directory and village + lake map combo brochure to help locals and visitors easily locate and contact Chamber member businesses. Join today and we will literally put you on the map. Over 10k printed annually!
VISITOR CENTER PRESENCE & REFERRALS. Our Visitor Center enjoys over 18,000 walk-in visitors each year. Much of this foot traffic consists of people looking for information about things to do and services they need. By joining the Chamber, you’re entitled to have your promotional rack cards on the showroom for people to see and take. The Visitor Center staff works to refer these potential customers exclusively to the members of the Chamber — join the Chamber and let us work for you!
(6) HOURS OF FREE* COMMUNITY ROOM VENUE SPACE USAGE PER YEAR. Normally available to rent for $40/hr to the public, our Visitor Center has a newly-renovated upstairs Community Room meeting space which is available to Chamber members for free* within annual limits. Your membership grants six hours of usage per year with no hourly fee as part of your membership, with only a *$25 per-use utilities fee. With two bathrooms, A/C,, a kitchenette, and tables & chairs for up to 75 people, we encourage you to contact us for more about the space!
PROGRAMS TO OPTIMIZE YOUR BUSINESS. As a Chamber member, you are entitled to access our elective services to further optimize your commercial impact. Call the office at 607.569.2989 to learn more about our cooperative info packet program (we will mail your brochures to incoming visitors to the area), the Small Business Saturday shopping initiative, annual Job Fair, Visitor Center kiosk / Main Street Sign / Elmira Airport advertising opportunities, the Chamber gift certificate program (become a business that accepts Chamber Bucks), and health & dental insurance plan consultations. Chamber members receive exclusive access or discounted rates to all Chamber programs and event vendor fees. Chamber members also enjoy highly discounted access to rent our brand new, furnished event and conference space (100 person capacity).
NETWORKING EVENTS. At least once monthly, the Chamber hosts networking events for our members to socialize and discuss ways to coordinate better cooperative efforts to benefit individual and also overall commercial strength of our area. Events are hosted in a social (Business After Hours and Annual Membership Meeting) and workshop (Brown Bag Luncheon and business webinars) format. We welcome your attendance and input!
EVENTS SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES. Our Chamber hosts well over 30 events per year (Festival of Crafts, Palettes of Keuka, Christmas in the Park, Music In The Park, Bushels & Barrels — to name a few!) Your event sponsorship puts the name of your business front and center alongside these highly visible and heavily marketed events that help bring commercial success to the area.