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COMMUNITY SUCCESS businesspeople and area residents requesting than 700 businesses. The organization hosts community. The Chamber serves as a unifi ed information on goods and services to many events where members have the chance voice to represent the interests of its busi- Chamber members only. Why Join the Chamber? you in touch with peers and potential cli- off ers various opportunities to learn about ents. Networking events include Business@ government at events that allow members Receive exclusive members-only pricing to Lunch, Business After Hours, the Women’s to meet and speak with political leaders and events and Chamber initiatives. Members Professional Council and Legislative Forums. elected offi cials. nities and useful business tools. You may Promotional Opportunities Leadership Involvement obtain direct mail membership labels at a Promote your business through exclusive, Members have the opportunity to join a discounted price or for free with a preferred members-only advertising and sponsorship Chamber committee and have a direct impact membership. Receive notary service or Cer- opportunities through various Chamber pub- on business and the community. The Still- lications. There are options to fi t every budget. water Chamber of Commerce depends on You have the option of enhancing your direc- dedicated volunteers to help make decisions, to help your business thrive. Think of the Chamber as an extension of your staff — here to solve your business challenges by saving you time and money. When you Credibility by Association join the Chamber, you become one of more than 750 members who are dedicated to seeing Stillwater continue to prosper. As a member, you have a voice in the com- munity and an opportunity to work with other community leaders to build your business and the Stillwater community. tory listing to also include your business logo support the local business community and and descriptor. coordinate events. A Chamber committee opportunities the Chamber provides for cul- Source of Information & Resources business leaders and help shape the deci- tivating and maintaining valuable business It is no secret that people do business with people they know. Take advantage of the many is your chance to get involved, meet other The Chamber will help you fi nd a wealth of sions that aff ect the businesses and commu- prospects and relationships. As a Chamber available resources and planning tools to fi t nity of Stillwater. member, you and your business are recog- your needs. Connect with other Chamber nized as an engaged member of the busi- members that can help your business succeed. ness community committed to improving 28 BENEFITS OF CHAMBER MEMBERSHIP by way of special events, publications, new resident bags and social media platforms. Chamber members also receive free business represent a cross section of the Chamber As a member, you will enhance your compa- exposure through events like ribbon cutting membership and business community. Eigh- ny’s visibility with a free listing in the Cham- and groundbreaking ceremonies. teen are elected directors, and 12 are ex-offi cio ber’s online business directory, which provides directors. The Chair of the Board appoints two both alphabetical and categorical listings of directors to one-year terms, and the elected members. Not only will you maximize busi- The Stillwater Chamber of Commerce directors serve three-year terms. Members ness exposure, but the Chamber will also provides business referrals to the thou- have the opportunity to nominate directors share newsworthy events of your organiza- sands of potential customers who call, visit each year. tion on the website’s news section. The Still- the Chamber or go to the website. The water Chamber provides increased exposure Chamber staff refers visitors, newcomers, Business Referrals quality of life in Stillwater. Many members of our community consider Chamber mem- bership to be a sign of a reputable, solid busi- ness. When you join the Stillwater Chamber of Commerce, you will receive a decal to dis- play in your business so people know you are Professional Development munity investment that helps provide The Chamber partners with local entities resources for other businesses operating in such as Meridian Technology Center to pro- the Stillwater area as well as attract new vide opportunities for members to attend industry to Stillwater. The economic devel- training sessions, workshops and seminars opment team at the Chamber helps support to help your business succeed. programs like 1 Million Cups and Start Up Advocacy our economy as well as maintain an indus- The Stillwater Chamber represents and advo- trial park and recruit industry to relocate in Stillwater to promote entrepreneurship in invested. You can also request an e-decal to put on your digital platforms. cates for local businesses. One of the roles of Networking The Stillwater Chamber of Commerce cre- ates the opportunity to connect with more the community. the Chamber is to bring focus to those issues that can have an impact on business and the MEET YOUR CHAMBER STAFF JUSTIN MINGES BRANDON PHILLIPS MANDY LYONS AUBRIE BOWLAN TRENTON INSELMAN President and CEO Stillwater Chamber of Commerce Membership Development Coordinator Events Coordinator Communications Coordinator Economic Development Coordinator 29 K ALA HILLOCK Executive Assistant RACHEL BURNETT Business Services Coordinator Business Exposure Community Investment Your Chamber membership is a form of com- our economic future and sustaining our prised of 33 business professionals who Aff inity Programs & Special Services tifi cates of Origin at no cost. The Chamber’s Board of Directors is com- ness community on the local, state and fed- eral levels of government. The Chamber also also have access to educational opportu- The Stillwater Chamber of Commerce provides connections, resources and solutions BOARD OF DIRECTORS to meet today’s business leaders in the com- munity. These events are designed to get