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your business within the ChamberThe Franklin Chamber of Commerce provides a wide variety of sponsorship opportunities to:
- Network with other local company representatives
- Advertise your business
- Learn how to grow your business
- Gather leads
- Read what is happening in weekly email newsletters
our quarterly newsletters
from your Chamber membership
Studies show that belonging to the Chamber is a great investment for your business, but it’s up to each member to take advantage of the benefits. The Franklin Chamber of Commerce offers the following as part of membership at no added cost.
Members can have a business table each year at monthly luncheons. Tables are to promote the member business, a product or an event. The member business can pass out business cards and promotional materials.
Businesses host ribbon cuttings to celebrate a grand opening, a remodel, a move or a new service. The Chamber provides ribbon and decorative scissors, submits press releases and coordinates with city or county officials. This is a perfect way to get noticed.
Members are listed alphabetically and by category and are searchable on the Chamber website. Each member has a microsite that can include a description with photo, video, logo, map and website link.
The Chamber offers a job posting feature on the Chamber website. Members can post jobs online and reap the benefit of the many potential employees searching online for jobs.
Keep up-to-date on member and community news weekly. Members can submit their news to be included in the newsletter.
A July cookout offers the Chamber a way to thank it members. Business mixers offer opportunities to connect, network and learn about fellow members. An annual business expo and career fair are even more events to help members engage for success.
The Chamber is a year round champion for small businesses through ongoing promotional efforts, including hosting a shop small open house on Small Business Saturday. Members are encouraged to provide promotional materials for shoppers.
New members can attend to learn about the Chamber, take away information on how to maximize their membership and meet other new members.
The Chamber office receives inquiries regularly from consumers asking where to find goods and services. The Chamber always refers Chamber members and directs inquiries to the robust membership directory and member profiles on the website.
A Chamber window cling displayed at a member business or website membership decal signifies community involvement and give consumers a feeling of security when frequenting businesses.
The Chamber advocates on behalf of its members. Members gain a say in what happens through the Chamber’s advocacy efforts and have a connection to legislators and leaders in the city, county, state and nation.
The Chamber provides educational programming and resources to help member businesses grow and thrive.