What Membership Means For Your Business:
Make New Business Contacts - Networking at Newton Chamber events help you meet potential customers, clients, and vendors. The Newton Chamber events provide great opportunities to get to know people and expand your prospect base.
Increase Your Presence on the Web - Your business will be listed in the Chamber's online "Business Directory", thereby expanding your market area. Included on your page is a description of your business, contact information, logo, and a direct link to your business website, Facebook page, or any other social media or internet link you prefer.
Heighten Your Company's Visibility - Your investment in the Newton Chamber gives your business credibility, visibility, and marketability. *If a company shows that it is highly involved in the local chamber, consumers are 10% more likely to think its products stack up better against its competition. *Consumers say that being active in a local chamber is 23% more effective for communicating that a company uses good business practices.
Market Your Products and Services - Take advantage of the Chamber's low-cost marketing opportunities. You will reach hundreds of business owners, executives, and other employees anxious to learn more about your products and services. Plenty of advertising and sponsorship opportunities exist through the Newton Chamber events, programs, website, and publications.
Get Involved - There is nothing more rewarding than volunteering your time and talent to make the community where you live and work a better place. AS a member of the Greater Newton Area Chamber of Commerce, you are aligned with more than 200 other businesses, organizations, and individuals in a professional association that is working to strengthen the long-term economic vitality of its members and the community
Membership Directory - Each member receives a free listing on the Chamber website. This includes a FULL page of information about your business including your logo, photos, and a detailed description on all your business or organization has to offer. It also allows you to post discount offers, special events, and post job openings. Our Chamber management software, ChamberMaster, allows you to log on and update all of your information at your convenience.
Dual Membership - The Newton Chamber is a member of the Greater Des Moines Partnership, which means that you, as a member, are as well! We are part of a regional Chamber made up of 22 affiliate Chamber’s of Commerce in Central Iowa. All Newton Chamber Members are listed on the GDMP website and their regional business directory. You can learn more about the benefits of this affiliation at www.dsmpartnership.com
Exclusive Member Events - Whether it’s a Monthly Lunch or Breakfast, an Open House, or Business After Hours, these popular networking events give members the opportunity to meet, exchange business cards, and talk business in a relaxed social atmosphere. Some events feature special business related topics such as leadership, marketing, and customer service that are helpful to our Newton business leaders.
Chamber Scoop - Communicate your news and events to the more than 500 colleagues on our email list-serve through our weekly newsletter, the "Chamber Scoop". There are also opportunities to advertise in our newsletter.
"Business of Newton" Radio Broadcast - Every Friday, on our local KCOB AM station, the chamber has 10 minutes to inform the public of any Chamber events and also any member events that are happening. This is a great opportunity for our members to be promoted that is complimentary with your membership!
Ribbon Cuttings and Milestone Celebrations - New members receive assistance in planning their ribbon cutting ceremony and open house. Existing members can enjoy the benefit of the having the Chamber assist them in celebrating a business anniversary or milestone.
Referrals - Hundreds of referrals are made each year to Chamber businesses through website listings and office solicitations.
Special Committees - The Chamber of Commerce hosts several events each year that benefit our membership and the community of Newton. These events and community programs provide opportunities for business exposure and a sense of community involvement. These include: July 4th Parade, Lighted Holiday Parade, and our NewtonFest "Cool Cars Car Show".
Membership Listing & Mailing Labels - Available to members, at no cost, providing a valuable tool for direct mail promotions. (for non solicitation purposes).
Bulk Mail - Our bulk permit is available to members for significant savings on promotional mailings of 200 or more pieces.
Meeting Room - Free use of the boardroom in the Chamber office. We have a small meeting room downstairs which comfortably seats up to 14.