Your Chamber Works!
As a resource for business owners and professionals, our goal is to connect, enrich and develop YOUR business through dynamic events, committees, roundtables, educational seminars, as well as marketing opportunities. As a member of the Chamber of Commerce, we are here to help you start, run and grow your business.
Chamber members can gain access to key business, political, and community leaders. The Chamber is an advocate for its members, both through its government connections and throughout the community. A primary objective of The Chamber is to influence a positive business environment and encourage growth and long-term economic vitality.
ADVOCACY FOR YOUR BUSINESS
The Chamber provides leadership and takes action on the issues important to business. We advocate for your business and provide opportunities for partners to connect and engage with elected officials and civic leaders at the local, state and federal level. Membership includes you in one of the area's most active business networks and brings opportunities to develop strategic relationships.
Whether you choose to get involved or prefer to take a low-key approach, as one of the largest business organizations in the area, the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce presents a united front on issues.
Benefit from a unified voice advocating for business-friendly legislation at local, state and federal levels
Be assured that your interests are covered through monitoring of public policy issues impacting business
Through our committees, you have an opportunity to engage and network at a high level with elected officials, decision-makers, and key public officials on areas that are important to you.
Through our relationships with non-profit groups in the community, the Chamber works toward being an economic driver for your business and our community.
EDUCATION FOR YOUR BUSINESS
Investing in Jackson County’s upcoming talent is a benefit to not only your business but to Jackson as a whole. Building and developing talented individuals into community-minded leaders will help build a great culture within your business that will spread.
Build your employees’ professional network and knowledge with monthly workshops
Share your expertise by applying to present at member workshops held twice a month
These educational, business development and community affairs luncheons feature local and high-level speakers.
The Economic Luncheons put on by the Chamber’s Economic Event Committee, gives busy professionals the chance to keep up to speed with important issues facing Jackson businesses. Enjoy an informative speech and a delicious meal. Presenters are chosen based on the benefit and information they can provide to Jackson’s business community.
When you hire someone to perform work for you, you must adhere to laws and regulations that protect workers’ rights. Be sure that your hiring practices align with all laws pertaining to your industry.
It’s easy for small-business owners to sometimes ignore the human resources side of business when things are running smoothly. However, doing so can lead to costly mistakes (think litigation and employee turnover) -- mistakes that could have serious consequences for small businesses.
We have partnered with SCHRMA to offer even more HR programs. To check out their monthly schedule visit schrma.shrm.org.
1. Front Lines Leadership: 50 DOs for Everyday Leadership
2. Ethics and Compliance: What You Need to Know
3. Effective Communication: Mutual Understanding
4. Understanding Yourself: Emotional Intelligence and Myers- Briggs
5. Effective Meetings and Time Management
6. Selecting and Evaluating Talent
7. Building a High Performance Team: What Great Teams Do Great
8. Resolving Conflict: Removing Unneeded Conflict
9. Delegation, Alignment and Accountability
Lead the organization
10. Coaching: Developing & Motivating People to Perform at Their Best
11. Applying Your Organization’s Policies and Procedures
12. Navigating Change: Create and Sustain Commitment
MARKETING YOUR BUSINESS
Build your company image by sponsoring economic development, member services, public policy programs and events
Display your membership sticker at your business and place a member badge on your Web site
Include the Chamber logo on your materials
Your membership includes a listing and link to your website on our online Business Directory with a direct link to your Web site.
The Jackson County Chamber of Commerce offers members a wide variety of ways to market their business, with choices to suit every objective and budget. Please select an option from below to learn more.
Celebrate grand openings and milestones with ribbon cuttings
Be recognized by award programs that applaud leaders and outstanding businesses in our community
Get exclusive referrals to inquiries received by Chamber staff
A listing on our mobile directory built for the Chamber of Commerce community. Chamber members can find and promote their Chamber businesses, events, and network within their local community.
The Chamber offers many affordable and highly targeted advertising options that will provide your business with a measurable return on your investment. Maximize your company’s exposure and reach new customers through the following advertising opportunities:
Website Banner Advertising - Gain exposure by advertising on the section of the Chamber website where members are frequently directed to from Chamber print ads and emails. (fee may apply depending on membership level)
Brochure/Business Card Display - at Chamber office reception area
Chamber News Print Newsletter - Promote your new products, services, new hires, awards etc. through our online newsroom.
ENews - Share your company news in the e-newsletter distributed weekly to more than 6,500 subscribers
Job Postings - Find your next employee by posting your openings on our website. Job postings are also announced to our social media followers on Facebook & Twitter.
Distribute your business brochure in our Chamber office.
Increase your exposure through advertising opportunities in the e-newsletter, on the Chamber Web site which receives 15,000 visits per month or in the Jackson Magazine distributed locally and to relocation inquiries.
YOU and your staff are the best sales people for your business. By attending networking events you or your staff will have the opportunity to enhance your visibility and grow your business. People's schedules are hectic these days that is why each offer many different events at different times of the day that fit all levels of business.
Good Morning! Greater Jackson
·Join radio personality Greg O’Connor and co-host Ric Walton as they interview sponsors live on 970 AM WKHM from Bella Notte Ristorante from 7:30 to 8:30 am.
·Enjoy a delicious hot breakfast, networking with about 4-5 other Chamber members, and an entertaining and informative show.
·Good Morning! Greater Jackson takes place on the fourth Tuesday of every month (except July and December).
·Members can sponsor a portion of the show (up to four sponsors). For sponsor information, contact (517) 782-8221.
Legislative Rise and Shine
·Join your Jackson County Chamber of Commerce on the 1st Monday of each month for a hot breakfast courtesy of the great staff at West Ave. Bob Evans Restaurant.
·Here you can discuss your important business issues with your local, state and federal elected officials.
Build your network at the NEW Off the Clock
·A networking event in partnership with Chamber members; to promote their businesses and build connections with other business leaders.
·Set in a unique venue in the Jackson area, a Title Sponsor and 4 Business Sponsors will share their businesses with us.
·Join friends from the Jackson Chamber, neighboring chambers of commerce and local networking groups for Speed Networking to help your businesses grow and build relationships with other businesses.
·Networking is just that...working! Pick up a handful of business cards and finish your workday with us. Speed Networking is a structured, efficient and fast-paced event where participants have the opportunity to speak face-to-face with 24-28 other business representatives, sitting at tables in groups of four, three minutes at a time. It is good for experienced and nervous networkers alike and we guarantee that you will meet more people that you typically do during the same amount of time in an unstructured setting.
·Each participant is allowed to bring one (1) marketing piece to use a prop when talking and then can place the extras on the marketing materials table
“Those who make the effort to come are serious about creating preliminary connections with buyers and sellers plus the quality of leads is higher.” said Angela Machnik of the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce.
Extras for your business
Conference Room - If you need a place to meet a client or host a small meeting, the Chamber conference room is available for your use.
Certificates of Origin - If your company exports outside of the United States, the Chamber will stamp the required documents for you at no charge.
DISCOUNT PROGRAMS FOR YOUR BUSINESS AND EMPLOYEES
It's not just a membership with the Chamber of Commerce, but a partnership. We are willing to work with each member to ensure that they know how to utilize the tools available for their business and receive a return on their investment. The Chamber of Commerce offers several different membership levels available so you can choose the membership package based on the services, involvement and investment that is right for your business. Save money by gaining access to resources that will help your business run more efficiently while improving your bottom line. Chamber partners have access to exclusive discounts on business products and services to meet the needs of every business. Additional discounts and special offers are available from Chamber partners. Make the most of your partnership – post an offer and start saving today.
Member-To-Member Discount Program
The Chamber’s Member-To-Member Discount Program is designed to encourage local businesses to support each other by offering discounts to fellow Chamber members. Each Chamber member receives two Member-To-Member Discount Cards (additional cards can be obtained by contacting the Chamber office).
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Here's how it works:
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• Members get deep discounts on Copy & Print services. 2.5₵ black & white, 22₵ color copies and 40% off finishing services every day!
Sign up online to start saving! There is no cost to join.
Receive 100 words in the "Business Updates" section of Jackson Magazine (estimated value: $100). New Members Only. Contact Lisa Schweizer / 517.783.1288
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The Jackson County Chamber of Commerce and Accident Fund Insurance Company of America are proud to present a Workers Compensation Group Program to Chamber members. Designed specifically to aid the small- to mid-sized business owner, all Chamber members are eligible for this program, subject to underwriting guidelines.
This partnership has paid $202,006 in dividends to members of the Jackson County Chamber Group Dividend program since 2006.
- 5% up-front credit
- Opportunity for dividend payments if the group performs well
- No minimum premium to qualify
You can join this group through 3 local providers:
- The Craft Agency (517.787.0077)
- Barker Weber Insurance Agency (517.783.2608)
- Anderson Insurance Agency, Inc. (517.782.9700)
- Walton Insurance Group (517.787.2600)
Contact your local Accident Fund agent and start saving today! Already an Accident Fund policyholder? Talk to your agent to receive these savings at your next policy renewal.
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It’s a great time to join the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce!
Download the membership application or call us at (517) 782-8221 and join the Chamber today!
» Join or renew your membership today
What you get
Members receive special benefits, including the ability to participate in and save with our Member-To-Member Discount Program. They also receive up-to-date information on what’s happening in the business world with The Chamber Business News. Other benefits include:
Complimentary broadcast of your announcements in Chamber eNewsletter
Complimentary publication of your article in The Chamber Business News
Opportunity to showcase your business by hosting or sponsoring an event
Opportunity to advertise your business services or products: free or inexpensive advertising in print, online and email publications
Opportunity to network and build your sphere of contacts by attending monthly breakfast, lunch or evening networking events
Professional development and community support by volunteering for a Chamber committee
A voice representing your interests at the local, state and federal government levels
Professional development covering a vast array of business topics
What it costs - You Pick the Level that Best Suits Your Business