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Why You Should Join the Chamber of Commerce

Being a member of the Chamber of Commerce is a great way to meet with other local business owners and gives you a chance to network with those around you, learn from each other, and gain relationships. Supporting each other makes all the difference. It's also a great way to get your business noticed not only among other businesses, but the whole community. The Chamber is here to promote and offer events and opportunities you can participate in to help benefit your growing business. Check out the member benefits below to see more reasons why you should join the Blackfoot Chamber of Commerce.   

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Member Benefits

Services Offered to Chamber Members

 

Billboard Marquees-

The Chamber offers 4 classic and 1 digital marquee for advertising. The digital one is located next to Zions Bank, one is over by Airport park and the other is by the Blackfoot Potato Museum. Marquees will go up on Monday and run for a full week. The classic marquee has space for 5 lines, 20 characters per line. The City of Blackfoot personnel work with the Chamber office to change the lettering every Monday. (Weather permitting) 

Cost: 

Classic Marquee- Chamber Member $20, Non Member- $25 

Digital Marquee: Chamber Member-$35, Non Member-$40

Luncheon Sponsorship/ Speaker-

Each month the Chamber hosts a luncheon and offers a sponsorship opportunity to a Chamber Member. The sponsor is recognized on the marquee and on the printed program handed out at the luncheon. Sponsors are given 10 mins to address the lunch group and may choose the guest speakers for the program. Sponsors are allowed to place brochures, literature, or information products on the tables. 

Trade Table Sponsor-

These tables are offered to Chamber Members and charitable or fundraising organizations during the monthly luncheon. A sponsor is given a banquet-style table in which they can promote their business or organization through visual aids, literature, product trials, raffles, or other means as approved by the Chamber. Trade Tables are set up 30 minutes prior to the luncheon and remain in place until the conclusion of the program. Each sponsor is allowed about 1 minute during the lunch program to promote their business.

Cost: $25

After Hours-

Once per month, the Chamber hosts an After Hours event and offers a sponsorship opportunity to a Chamber Member. After Hours is an open-house style gathering held in the evening where a Member may promote their business or services. The Chamber offers advertising and promotion through postcard invitations, Friday email and social media. The Chamber will also provide a Chamber Gift Certificate in the amount of $25 to be used as a door-prize. The Chamber staff is available to offer assistance and ideas to the sponsor as needed. 

The After Hours sponsor must be a member in good standing and must provide door prize(s), refreshments and beverages, and their logo for advertising purposes. The sponsor may choose to conduct a program with speakers or visual aids or may opt for an open house/social interaction style event.

Cost: $250- $150 Non-profit organizations only 

Red-Ribbon Cutting-

The Chamber offers a red-ribbon cutting for all new Chamber and businesses or organizations. The Chamber will invite local media to take a picture and run a short article in the local newspaper. Businesses that have done remodeling, moved locations, or made a significant change to their business plan may also consider having a red-ribbon cutting event to highlight the new changes to their business.

Cost: no charge for Chamber Members 

MULTIPLE EMPLOYER PLAN (MEP) 401K-

In 2019 a program was created to provide administrative savings to small employers. This program is administered by a specialty law firm in Philadelphia called MandMarblestone The MandMarblestone Group is a legal, actuarial, and third-party administration firm for qualified retirement plans. Investments are provided through John Hancock Retirement Plans. Variations of the plan can include 401(k) profit sharing; 403(b); 457; and 412(i) plans. In some instances, a payroll deduction program of individual IRA and ROTH IRA may be a better fit. This program can be provided for as little as $25.00 per month and is provided by American Funds. Employers cannot contribute to individual IRA’s. This program is different from the Blackfoot Chamber MEP Program and is easy to administer.

(Local advisor services for the Blackfoot Chamber MEP Program are provided by Lance Kolbet, FSCP, RHU, REBC, LUTCF. For a quote or proposal, you can contact Lance Kolbet at (208) 406-3219.)

Weekly Email-

Emails will go out every Friday. Information or flyers need to be emailed to chamber@blackfootchamber.org Thursday. We will share them in our Friday email blasts for 3 weeks or until the event has passed.

Our Vision

The Greater Blackfoot Area Chamber of Commerce will continue to be a value adding organization promoting general business prosperity and supporting a positive quality of life through economic, civic, agricultural, cultural, industrial, educational, and recreational interests.