Benefits of Chamber Membership

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Not only does the Geneva Chamber of Commerce contribute to the vitality of the business community as a whole, it can also contribute to the success of your individual business. Benefits to your company include the following:

Promotional & Advertising Opportunities

As a member of the Chamber, you will have numerous opportunities to promote your business to other Chamber members as well as to the general community. The following are just some of the ways.

Geneva Chamber Website

One of the many values of membership is a listing and link on our website, genevachamber.com. On average, 100,000-plus potential customers visit our website every month. Your business will be listed in our online directory with a link to your website if desired. Thousands of potential customers visit our website every month and use the search function to find businesses they’re interested in.

Opportunities to enhance your listing to include special offers are available. Members can showcase their business even more by adding events, job openings, banner ads and online offers directly to our website – at no charge. The Geneva Chamber website – a great place to promote your business!

Business Listing in Chamber Directory

As a Chamber member, your business will be listed in our business directory. This valuable resource for Geneva businesses and residents is direct-mailed to all Geneva households and businesses, as well as to Chamber members outside of Geneva. Opportunities to advertise in the directory are available.

Business Referrals

Each year, the Chamber receives thousands of inquiries from visitors and residents for referrals. We constantly promote our members’ businesses.

News in the Chamber – Newsletter “SOUNDINGS”
Let other Chamber members know what’s new or happening at your business via “SOUNDINGS,” the Chamber newsletter. This monthly vehicle gives your business exposure and allows you to keep other members abreast of new products or services, a new location, promotion or staff.
Brochure & Business Card Rack

The brochure and business card racks at the Chamber of Commerce office and Visitor Center is utilized by many shoppers and tourists who visit Geneva. Keep us supplied with your most recent brochure or business card and we’ll display them in our brochure and business card racks – for members only!

Social Media

The Geneva Chamber is loyal to its members. We only “like” and/or share news and events from member businesses to our Facebook page at Geneva, IL – Chamber of Commerce & Tourism and our Instagram and Twitter account, both at GenevaILChamber.

Chamber Mailing List

Target your business-to-business advertising with the Chamber’s exclusive member list. The Chamber updates the list weekly and includes the appropriate contact name.

Marketing Ad-Vantage Co-Op Program

By pooling resources and advertising cooperatively, participating members get more advertising exposure than they could individually. All Chamber members are invited to participate. Businesses invest $260 annually (billed quarterly) and in return receive:

  • Discounts on email, radio, print and other promotional opportunities
  • Increased foot traffic in Geneva
  • Marketing Services List
Member-to-Member Email Blasts

Email blasts are individually designed and reach over 900 email addresses. Blasts are limited to be more effective.

Geneva Visitor Guide

This comprehensive guide is widely circulated at tourism kiosks throughout Illinois as well as in response to thousands of requests from readers of Illinois Getaway Guide and other regional travel magazines. As a Chamber member, you have the opportunity to enhance your listing and promote your business in this well-read guide.

Banner Ad on Website

We receive thousands of visitors to our website each month. Attract their attention with a banner ad on our website. You can promote new merchandise, events, special offers or even job opportunities.

Geneva Book – Daily Herald – Town Square Publications

Feature your business in this beautiful direct-mail and online publication that showcases the Chamber, advertisers/members and a profile of all Geneva has to offer. It is a useful reference for current residents as well as those individuals and businesses considering relocation to the area. Chamber members receive substantial discounts on ads in both vehicles.

Geneva Festival Sponsorships

Get maximum exposure for your business by sponsoring one of the Chamber’s many festivals or events. Geneva festivals provide the opportunity to develop an effective marketing campaign. Your business will receive extensive visibility through on-site booth space, signage, mobile display units, sampling and hospitality opportunities and ad space in the official festival programs.

Networking

The value of networking cannot be underestimated. As a member of the Chamber of Commerce you will find a myriad of ways to get to know other members and communicate the benefits of your business or service.

Business After Hours

Business After Hours is a popular monthly event (8x/year) and an important facet of Geneva Chamber of Commerce networking. Members get together to exchange business cards, make contacts, enjoy beverages and hors d’oeuvres and help promote business in Geneva. Who better to promote your business than you?

Lead Generation Groups

A representative from each business category gets together twice a month to network and exchange business leads. It is an excellent vehicle for the promotion and marketing of committee members’ individual businesses. The groups meet bi-monthly.

Committees

Getting involved in one of the Geneva Chamber of Commerce committees helps Geneva, helps Geneva business, and helps YOUR business in Geneva. Volunteer for the committee that suits your talents and time commitments. It is a networking opportunity where everyone benefits!

Geneva Women in Business (GWIB)

The third Tuesday of the month, business owners and associates gather for lunch, networking and educational and inspiring programs and events. All Chamber members are considered members of this popular committee.

Rising Professionals Network (RPN)

Rising professionals will improve networking skills, public speaking skills, management skills, etc. through regular meetings, networking events, mentorship opportunities and volunteer programs.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Scott Lebin
Chairman of the Board
Lebin Financial Planning

Martha Sanchez
Vice Chairman
State Street Jewelers

Lisa Nelson
Secretary
Carlson’s Flooring

Susan Huang
Treasurer
Fox Valley eValues & Deals

Jim Emma
Nova Communications

George Havlicek
Geneva ACE Hardware

Bruce Heidlauf
Mill Race Cyclery

Neil Johnson
SVN Landmark Commercial Real Estate, LLC

Robert Langeness
Yurs Funeral Home of Geneva

Jesse Mercado
The Herrington Inn & Spa

Michael D. Olesen
Stockholm’s

Tim Riley
Riley Drug

Paula Schmidt
Geneva Chamber of Commerce

Mike Simon
The Little Traveler

Mark Spero
Money Mailer of Fox River Valley

Darla Yhost
Geneva Bank & Trust, A Wintrust Community Bank