82021-22 Floyd County Chamber Membership Benefits
* not offered or limited scope, such as virtual or outdoors only, while state restrictions and recommended COVID safety practices are in place.
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 typically 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 – The Floyd Visitor Center & Facebook
All members receive highlighted placements in the Visitor Center for brochures, rack cards, business cards, etc. The Chamber’s Facebook page helps promote member events, promotions and special achievements (all chamber member pages are monitored and new posts shared every day of the week.) Occasionally, 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.
The MyChamber App is a free app for IOS and Android mobile devices that lists all Floyd County Chamber members that are in good standing. The app is location-based so it will show member location on a map with directions from user’s current location. The listing includes website, phone number, address, and brief description.
“Member of the Floyd County Chamber of Commerce” Sticker
This sticker is a sign of professional distinction to display at a member’s business location(s). 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 and reaffirmed in 2018. This sticker will be available for 2019-20 memberships in good standing
Online And Print Advertisements
The Floyd County Chamber of Commerce 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. Members also will receive first priority and special pricing offers for inclusion in chamber-produced publications such as the Floyd Visitor Guide and the Floyd County Map.
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 and supporters. Categories of distinction include Business of the Year, Business Leader of the Year, and Nonprofit of the Year, 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.
Lunchtime Membership Semi-Monthly Meetings*
Every other month, on the 4th Monday, 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 Monday of each month at 5:30pm. Information about each meeting is posted on the Chamber website: floydchamber.org.
The Chamber e-newsletter and e-blasts provide information on resources and events that benefit members, and keep members up to date with Chamber meeting and projects.
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.
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.
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.
If you have questions, please contact the Chamber office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 745-4407 or stop by the office at 108 West Main Street, Floyd. (We are next to Blue Ridge Florist)