Marketing your business with the Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce is a cost-effective way to gain exposure for your business, attract new customers and share special rates and discounts with Chamber members. Make the most of your marketing dollars with the Durham Chamber!
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Member Advantage Programs
The opportunities below are exclusive to Durham Chamber members, to help them save on essentials for their business.
Google Maps “Street View”
The Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce Google Maps ‘Street View’ is available to your business! It provides the public with a way to take a virtual tour in and throughout your establishment to help people decide where to eat, play, shop, and stay. Businesses that participate benefit with tremendous visual enhancement in Google Search, Google Maps, and on their Google +Local page. Viewers on any device; desktop, laptop, tablet, and smartphones will easily find your business and be able to take a virtual walk inside to look around. To participate in this new program you need to sign up at www.seeinsidedurham.com.
The Chamber and First Data have teamed up to help your business save money in merchant processing. With over 40 years of payment processing experience, EMPS – powered by First Data has helped millions of businesses like yours bring fast, secure, effortless payments to their customers and affordable support– regardless of size.
First Data offers Chamber members these exclusive benefits:
Capability to accept more forms of payment – ALL types of credit cards including debit, gift cards and prepaid cards
Help to improve cash flow – Receive funds quickly from the bank of your choice
Enhanced security – Multiple firewalls, encryption protocols and fraud protection
One source solution – Convenience of one invoice, one set of reports and one 24/7 customer service contact
Easily access and manage key data – Business Track and Clientline reporting available in a consolidated, user friendly web tool.
Other Products and Services available include:
Check Warranty/Check Cashing – Mobile Phone Processing – ATMs – POS Systems for restaurants and retail – Wireless Terminals – E-Commerce/Internet Processing – Cash Advance Programs
Organize your receipts, business cards, bills and other important documents with Shoeboxed! Shoeboxed digitizes and categorizes your business documents, making it easier for locate the information that you need. Chamber members receive a free 60-day trial.
Sign up for Shoeboxed
Member 2 Member Discounts
The Chamber encourages members to do business with members, and there is no better way than through Member-to-Member Discounts! The Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce Member-to-Member Discount program allows you to offer discounts and special offers to other members online. The service is free to you and is open exclusively to members of the Durham Chamber.
Want to offer a Member to Member discount? Simply log in to your membership profile and select Hot Deal.
Growing your business is a priority of the Durham Chamber. Gain valuable visibility for your business through one of the many marketing opportunities available to Chamber members. Browse the opportunities below to get your business noticed!
Show your Chamber pride!
Please use the image below to display your Chamber membership on your company website (right-click image to save). Be sure that the image is hyperlinked to the Durham Chamber website!
Advertise your Company and Services
Attract new customers by advertising your products, services and discounts via Chamber advertising opportunities and Member-to-Member Discounts.
Showcase your Business, After Hours
Exhibiting your company’s products and services is an affordable and effective way to maximize business contacts and get recognized!
Business After Hours – Great for business-to-business leads. Set up a table at Business After Hours and share your company’s information with attendees. Cost: $125
Host a Chamber Event
Open your doors to the business community by hosting a Chamber event! There’s no greater visibility! Inviting others to your place of business will put them in front of your services and allows them to engage with you – building your brand. Interested in hosting an event? Contact us: 919-328-8700
Network at Upcoming Chamber Activities
Make connections with fellow Chamber members at one of the Chamber’s programs and events. View the Chamber’s Calendar of Events.
Share your Expertise
Do you have insight or expertise in a particular field? Looking to position your company as an industry leader? Share your knowledge and gain recognition and visibility by speaking at Power Hour. Contact Mable Rogers for more information.
The Chamber offers many affordable and highly targeted advertising options that will provide your business with a measurable return on your marketing investment. Maximize your company’s exposure and reach new customers through the following advertising opportunities:
Online Membership Directory Enhanced Listing
Ensure your company is seen by prospects! Enhanced Listings are located at the top of alphabetical, business type and keyword searches in the Chamber’s Online Membership Directory.
Investment Options & Benefits
Investment: $150 for one year.
In the Know e-newsletter
In the Know is a weekly e-newsletter sent to all members of the Chamber, making this an excellent marketing opportunity. Sent each Wednesday afternoon, In the Know advises members of important meetings and events, seeks input on a number of key topics, and recaps some of the previous week’s activity. The e-newsletter also advises members about upcoming local government and regional initiatives to keep them informed of issues and decisions that impact the business community. Sponsorship of In the Know offers visibility to a wide array of business and community leaders and associates your company with the Chamber in a pro-active, positive manner.
Investment Options & Benefits
Circulation: 2,500+ decision makers
Investment: 4 weeks – $125
13 weeks – $350
26 weeks – $600
52 weeks – $1,000
Benefits: Company logo with link to sponsor’s website will appear in each @ a Glance for your participation period
Achieve outstanding visibility for your business by choosing from several different locations on the Chamber’s website to place your sponsorship. Professionally presented in the online membership directory, your web banner will drive users directly to your business website where they will have easy access to do business with you.
Investment Options & Benefits
Investment: $100 per week
Benefits: Sponsor will receive banner ad at the top of selected categorical listings in the online membership directory.