Member Benefits

Benefits & Services

 


The Lakewood Chamber is leading the charge in promoting a healthy and desirable community in which to live, work, and do business while actively marketing your business to other members and the community.

 


MARKETING


Newsletter: Emailed to all Chamber Members. Circulation: 700. Member rate: $100.00 Multiple month discount program available. Non-member insert rate: $450.00


Chamber Membership Directory: The Lakewood Member Directory & Visitor Guide Is the most visible and lucrative way to reach businesses and the local community. The directory is the premier source of information for the Greater Lakewood area with free alpha and business classification listings of all Chamber Members. Display advertisement and expanded listings available. Distribution: 7,000 annually.


Chamber Web Site: Averaging 8,000 hits monthly, our nationally recognized web page is an excellent tool for promoting your business. Ask about our Banner Advertising Opportunities. As a member, your business is listed on the Chamber’s web-site FREE of charge along with a FREE link to your business’ home page and Email.


Broadcast Email Program: Your 8-1/2” X 11” flyer can be Emailed to over 700 Greater Lakewood Area Businesses for a nominal fee of $100.00. Three business days required. Non-member rate:$450.00


General Membership Luncheon: Learn about Chamber programs, enjoy educational and informative speakers! Great networking opportunity! First Thursday of the month.11:30-1:00


ShowCase Lakewood: Held twice a year, this table-top trade show features up to 25 members for a 2-hour table-top trade show. Only $125.00 to participate.


Military Newcomers Briefings: Let us promote your business at the Ft. Lewis Newcomers Orientation in the Lakewood Chamber Booth reaching an average of 250-500 new personnel and their families each month! Member rate: Only $250 annually!


Momentum Program: Enhance the image of your organization and gain valuable name recognition by becoming a Momentum Sponsor. This annual marketing program enables you to receive a variety of special advertising services through the Chamber, including - but not limited to: showcasing your organization’s name in the monthly Chamber Newsletter, listed on all broadcast emails sent by the Chamber, ad space in the Membership Directory, free promotions at the Military Newcomers briefings, first call opportunities to host special events and programs and free use of ad insertions in our mailings. Sign up at the Platinum, Gold or Silver level and take advantage of this value-added marketing opportunity!

 

 

SUPER SAVINGS!


BounceBack. This Chamber-led check enforcement program returns money to victims (your business!). This pretrial diversion program provides a strong incentive for bad check writers to comply—they pay full restitution and the required fees or face possible prosecution—at no cost to you. Call us for details!

 


BUSINESS ASSISTANCE & VISITOR PROMOTION


Visitor Information Center and Chamber Lobby: Open 7 days a week! We provide assistance to over 4,000 visitors and local residents annually. Bring your business cards, brochures, posters, discount coupons, and complimentary tickets for distribution in our center.


Brochure/Information Racks: Display your business brochures, flyers and magazines in our Visitor Information Center and/or in our Business Resource Center. Complimentary Service to our Members!


Business Card Display: Display your business cards in our lobby. Complimentary Service to our Members!


SCORE Counseling: Schedule a complimentary appointment with a representative from the Service Corps of Retired Executives to get your business plan in order. Just call the Chamber offices for an appointment!

 


NETWORKING


Business After Hours: Held at a featured member business, Business After Hours is held from 5-7 P.M. You can enjoy refreshments, meet your business peers and learn more about your host business. To host a Business After Hours contact our Membership Director.


A(ll) M(ember) Chamber Network: A great opportunity to get to know each other in a casual format. Bring your business cards, coupons and brochures for a fun show and tell opportunity. A terrific way to shamelessly advertise your products and services! At the same time you will learn how to participate in the many energetic networking, marketing and educational programs we offer. 7:45-9:00 A.M. Second Tuesday of every month.

 


BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES


Membership Labels: Pressure sensitive labels of the Chamber Membership are available for $100. Non-member price: $400.00.


Committee Participation: Get recognition through participation in a variety of committeees. (See committee brochure)


Blue Ribbon Cuttings: Ambassadors and Chamber Members attend your business opening, or re-opening! We bring the BIG scissors and stanchions and take a photo to appear in the Chamber Newsletter.


FYI -- Email Program: Get up-to-date information Emailed to you regularly. Learn about Chamber activities and events, as well as local, statewide, and national issues that affect your business.

 


REFERRALS


Inquiries: Each month over 250 referrals are given to visitors and local residents requesting information on specific needs or services. Only Chamber Members are referred!


Relocation: Hundreds of information packets are mailed annually to individuals and businesses interested in moving to or visiting the Lakewood area. Over 7,000 “hits” monthly on our web site steers most inquirers to our real estate, educational and service providers.

 


OTHER BENEFITS


401(K) -Edward Jones & Company - Bart Dalton 253-581-3863 SunAmerica offers a complete retirement savings solutions known as CHAMBERplan for Retirement – designed specifically to meet the needs of our small business members. The CHAMBERplan is a turnkey, affordable 401(k) plan that provides comprehensive administrative services, on site enrollment, a variety of investment options, world-renown options, Internet account access and many other benefits.


Issues: Turn your dues into an investment! The Chamber addresses and lobbies on local and state issues that have a profound impact on your bottom line.


Deductions: Your Chamber dues can be deducted as a business expense.


Business Meetings: The conference room in the Chamber office is available for use by Chamber Members for business meetings. Call ahead to schedule.

 


GROUP INSURANCE PLANS


Pacific Northwest Insurance Brokerage, Inc. - Troy Nordlund (253)752-5187 High quality insurance benefits and services to employers and employees at a reasonable cost.

 

AFLAC American Family Life Assurance Company of Columbus Vince Trent - (206) 910-5522 - vincent_trent@us.aflac.com Paying the medical provider is one thing; paying for such expenses as travel, lodging, meals, child care, special diets, home care and hospice care is quite another. Moreover, your normal living expenses like mortgage/rent, utilities, food, car payments, etc., won't stop even if your income does. As important as basic medical insurance is, it's simply not the whole answer. The need for additional supplemental insurance is obvious and so is the solution: AFLAC. We pay cash benefits directly to you to use as you see fit (unless you direct otherwise).