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Benefits of Membership

Standard Membership –Business, Non-Profit, Individual, Associate)

  • Standard Website listing
  • Quarterly Newsletter
  • Basic listing on Community Map
  • All benefits listed below

Exposure for your Business

  • Brochures and business cards displayed in Chamber office.

Email Blasts

  • Emails blasts specifically designed for chamber members to all chamber members with email addresses (200 and growing) for a minimal cost.

Visitor inquiries

  • Thousands of visitor inquires a year are answered by the Chamber staff.

Referrals

  • Referrals made to member businesses in a caring and professional manner.

Advertising Opportunities

  • Numerous Sponsorship and advertising opportunities.

Frankfort-Elberta Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Inc.

  • A 501(c)3 Non-Profit created to allow for tax-deductible contributions to support worthy local causes and events. Past grants include Caleb safety equipment for the pier after the tragic death of Caleb Sutter, Audubon Society Observation Tower in Elberta, Beach-to-Beach trail head and many others.

Web Page

  • Listing Chamber members by category, calendar of events, points of interest, etc. Over 25,000 website visits per year.

Documentation

  • Publications specifically developed by the Chamber including all Members in that category, i.e., Restaurants, Lodging, Shops. Updated frequently and mailed, faxed and handed out per requests.

Relocation packets

  • Both individual and business relocation information is provided.

Publicity & Posters

  • Press releases and posters for retail events, Street Sale and Twilight Sale

Calendar of events

  • Calendar of events (region wide), updated daily, provided to numerous media outlets and in response to inquiries from individuals.

Coordination of Events

  • The Chamber sponsors and manages numerous events that bring thousands of visitors to the Frankfort-Elberta Area each year. These events include: Shiver by the River, Easter Egg Hunt, Frankfort Craft Fair, Take a Kid Fishing, 4th of July Activities, Frankfort Art Fair & Collector Car Show, Taste of Benzie, Concerts in the Park, Benzie Frenzy Fishing Tournament, Holly Berry Arts & Crafts Fair, Fall Festival, Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus coming to town & Community Tree Decoration.

Support Local Non-Profits

  • Publicity, posters, free booth space at Chamber events, fundraising opportunities.

Auto-Owners Insurance Discount

Discount ranges from:

  • Personal Insurance 7% to 10% discount
  • Commercial Insurance 10% to 14% discount

Benzie Chamber Dual Member Discount

  • If your business or organization is a member of the Benzie Chamber and Frankfort Elberta Chamber, you will receive a discount. Call Joanne for details.

Membership Information

Membership Investment Structure

  • Standard Business Membership: $225/year
  • Additional Business Discount – Add a second business for only Half of the 1st Business/year
  • Non-profit Membership: $95/year
  • Individual Membership: $75/year
  • Associate Membership (Realtors): $50/year               Memberships are non-refundable

2015 Membership Investment Application

Member Meetings

The Chamber holds monthly meetings with its members and board to review and drive all operations of the Chamber. All members are encouraged to attend to stay aware of what’s happening with the Chamber and in the community, as well as to participate in the guidance of Chamber operation and activities.

Meetings are the second Thursday of each month at 7:30 AM.

Minutes of past meetings are available at the Chamber to any member not able to attend a meeting.

Member Services

Your membership dues allow the Chamber to promote the area through a variety of tourist publications as well as disseminate large numbers of inquiry specific information. Providing member and area information to other visitor centers, this provides members with greater exposure at little cost.

  • Ability to serve on committees
  • Brochure display
  • Brochure distribution
  • Membership decals
  • Numerous advertising opportunities

Support the Chamber / Support the Community

By becoming a Chamber member, you are supporting the Chamber and all it does for the community. See our About the Chamber page for more details.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Business Builder - $500

All benefits of Standard Membership, plus:

  • Two Weeks Special Website and Facebook advertising ($400 value)
  • Upgraded Community Map Ad ($100 value)
  • One Email Blast per year ($25 value)
  • One Ticket to Annual Dinner ($30 value)
  • Recognition on Monthly Newsletter ($500 value)

o TOTAL VALUE: $1055

Corporate Business - $750

All benefits of Standard Membership, plus:

  • One Month Special Website and Facebook Advertising (value $400)
  • Upgraded Community Map Ad ($200 value)
  • Two Email Blasts per year (value $50)
  • Two Tickets to Annual Dinner (value $60)
  • Recognition on Monthly Newsletter ($500 value)

o TOTAL VALUE: $1610

Corporate Premier Business - $2500

All benefits of Standard Membership, plus:

  • Listed on ALL EVENT marketing materials (t-shirts . posters . programs) (value $3000)
  • Listed as Major Supporter on Website and Facebook – All Year ($3600)
  • Upgraded Community Map Ad & Special Recognition as major supporter ($350 value)
  • Four Email Blasts per year (value $100)
  • Four tickets to Annual Dinner (value $120)
  • Recognition on Monthly Newsletter ($500 value)

o TOTAL VALUE: $7670

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