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Membership Benefits
Updated May 2015



Business After Hours Socials
Members can host these socials which offer chamber members and their guests a chance to keep up on the changing Floyd scene while developing relationships with other business owners.  Members who host business after hour socials have the opportunity to showcase their business. 

Ribbon Cuttings for Members
The Chamber facilitates ribbon cuttings to promote new businesses, expansions, new locations, and new services for businesses within the county.  These events appear in the Floyd Press along with an article about the business.  Requests for help promoting ribbon cuttings outside the county will be reviewed on a case by case basis.

Promotional Support
All members receive highlighted placements in the Visitor Center
for brochures, rack cards, business cards, etc.   The Chamber's Facebook page helps endorse member events, promotions and special achievements.  Cooperative Advertising is available to members to help maximize their advertising efforts. 

Web Site for Visitors and Residents
The site provides a Member Directory
that showcases Member businesses by category and also alpha order.
The directory provides direct links to member websites. 

"Member of the Floyd County Chamber of Commerce" Website Badge
This badge is a sign of professional distinction to display on member's website.  The chamber is often asked to verify a membership status for potential customers who favor Chamber members.  Customers are more likely to buy from businesses that are members of a chamber according to a 2012 study done by the Schapiro Group based in Atlanta. 

Online Banner Advertisements
The Floyd County Chamber of Commerce now offers affordable opportunities
for members to advertise on the Chamber's website with banner ads that will click
through to member's site and provide traffic statistics. 

Annual Dinner and Silent Auction
Each Fall, the Chamber holds its Annual Dinner and Silent Auction which is its most popular, best attended member only event of the year.  The Silent Auction helps raise funds for a Community Enhancement Scholarship Program to assist a Floyd County High School Senior. 

Annual Recognition Awards
Each year at the Annual Dinner and Silent Auction, awards will be given to outstanding chamber members.  Categories of distinction include Business of the Year, Chamber Member of the Year, and Best New Business, among others.

Lunch and Learns
Members have the opportunity to present topics in their area of expertise for other members and for the general public at Lunch and Learn meetings.

Membership Lunchtime Board Meetings
Every other month, on the 4th Tuesday, the Chamber holds membership-focused meetings featuring a presentation of interest to the business community.  Lunch is provided to members along with networking opportunities.  Time and meeting locations are posted in the Chamber's newsletters and on our website calendar.  Members are welcome to attend Board of Director's business meetings held the other months on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 5:30pm.  Information about each meeting is posted on the Chamber website:  floydchamber.org. 

Member To Member Communication
The Chamber e-newsletter and e-blasts help members share information with other members, provide information on resources and events that benefit members, and keep members up to date with Chamber meeting and projects.  The Chamber also provides forums for members to share information with other members privately, such as in a private Facebook group. 

Consultation and Referral Services
Members can seek advice and outside perspectives with challenges they are facing in a casual setting.  Come have coffee with us.

Peer Review
The Chamber will facilitate peer reviews for any member who seeks objective opinions of how successful their business is in areas such as advertising, products, signage, customer service, customer amenities, and other aspects of business operations.

Sponsorship Opportunities
Members have the opportunity to sponsor the yearly membership fee for another business or organization, or sponsor an event such as a Lunchtime Board Meeting or a Lunch and Learn event.  Sponsors will get a free banner ad on the Chamber's website for an entire month.

And More To Come...
We are striving to offer more benefits to our members in the months ahead!

How to join the Chamber
Joining the Chamber is simple.  You can go onto our website (www.floydchamber.org) and fill out the membership application and make a payment.  Once the Board approves the new membership at its monthly meeting, the membership is official.

Contact us
If you have questions, please contact the Chamber office at info@floydchamber.org or 745-4407 or stop by the office at 109 East Main Street, Floyd. (We are next to Blue Ridge Restaurant.)