Membership Benefits

Membership can boost your business’s visibility, connect you with other business leaders, and ensure that your voice is heard on issues affecting the local business climate.

Programs

Business After Hours

Business After Hours provides an opportunity for a company to introduce itself to the business community. This program allows the host/sponsor to showcase its business, services, and facilities to fellow Chamber members. It also offers members the chance to meet one another and network in a casual, relaxed atmosphere.

Chairman's Cup

The Annual Chairman’s Cup Golf Tournament is a fun networking event for Chamber members! Whether you are playing with friends/co-working or playing with potential business partners, all who participate are guaranteed to build relationships. The Chairman’s Cup is also a great fundraiser for The Chamber.

Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting is The Chamber’s largest corporate event. Leaders of The Chamber highlight the success of the past fiscal year, look ahead to the next with the changing of the Board of Directors, and feature an award presentation to a very deserving Citizen of the Year.

Excellence in Business Awards

At the Excellence in Business Awards the Chamber recognizes outstanding individuals and organizations committed to advancing our business community through their commitment and service. Presented awards include things like: Small Business of the Year, Business Longevity Award, Agri-Business of the Year, Business & Education Partner Award, Administrative Professional of the Year Award.

Holiday Gala

Holiday Gala: Dinner, Dancing, & Local Shopping! Jump-start your holiday shopping in one location & support The Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce! This fundraiser assists in the creation and planning of future Chamber events. It is also a great way for members to promote their business, entertain co-workers, or spend the evening with friends and family.

Autumn Leaves Festival

The Annual Autumn Leaves Festival (2018 marks the 52nd anniversary) is hosted by The Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce each year. This famous street festival generates revenue for the Chamber and many local crafters, musicians, and food creators. Over 200,000 attend!

Lunch with Leaders

Lunch With Leaders is a mid-day event where esteemed leaders in the community are invited to speak on important topics. At Lunch With Leaders, Chamber members enjoy a lunch, networking opportunities, an educational address, and are able to ask the speaker questions.

Job Fair

The Chamber hosts an annual Job Fair for the purpose of bringing businesses and potential employees together! This event benefits both the business and local communities.

New Member Orientation

At New Member Orientation new members meet The Chamber staff and other new members. At this event, attendees learn what they can do to take advantage of all Chamber membership benefits and what the Chamber can do for their growing business.

Visibility

Printed Membership Directory

Listing in Annual Membership Directory.

Online Membership Directory

Listing in searchable Online Membership Directory.

The Mount Airy News

Your business will be included in the Business Bulletin Board section of The Mount Airy News as a new member of The Chamber. Future announcements for your business can be requested.

E-Newsletter

Your business will be featured in The Chamber’s weekly Chamber Connects newsletter as a new member. Future announcements in the newsletter for your business can be requested.

Social Media

New members are announced individually on The Chamber’s social media accounts. We work to engage with member’s social media accounts (Like, Share, Tag, etc.) on a daily basis.

Member Referral Service

When community members or other chamber members request business/service/product referrals, the Chamber staff only refer them to businesses who are members.

Use of Chamber Logo on your website

Chamber members may use The Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce logo on their website with the proper authorization.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies, for new businesses and Chamber Members, are featured on social media, the Business Bulletin Board in The Mount Airy News, and the Chamber Connects weekly newsletter.

Business Information Display

Your company brochures and business cards can be displayed in The Chamber/Visitor Center lobby.

Advertising Opportunities

Chamber Website Ads,
Email Blast Service,
Mount Airy Visitor Center,
Event Sponsorship
Contact us for more information.

Post a Job

The Chamber strives to aid workforce growth in the greater Mount Airy area. Member Businesses who are hiring may submit job postings that will be displayed on The Chamber website and social media.

Business Recognition

Each month a large and small member of The Chamber are selected as Large/Small Member of the Month and are given a certificate and promoted on Chamber social media.

Education & Information

Small Business Center

Members have access to the Small Business Information Center which offers demographic statistics, area fact sheets, labor information, area maps, and marketing data.

Seminars

Business-related classes and seminars are sponsored by The Chamber and hosted by Surry Community College Small Business Center.

Business Development Committee

The Business Development Committee connects business owners to answers, advice, and resources.

E-Newsletter

The Chamber Connects bi-monthly newsletter keeps members informed of important announcements, events, and opportunities.

Serve as an Ambassador

The Ambassador Program allows select members to represent The Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce on behalf of their business/organization.

Serve on a Committee

Committee Focus Areas: Membership, Business Development, Marketing, Events, etc.. Chamber Members can request to serve on these committees, which are a source of learning and an opportunity to share business knowledge.

New Business Success

Chamber involvement and programs are designed to help you start and/or grow your business. Membership in The Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce will give you the tools to help your business prosper.

Social Media Sharing

The Chamber Social Media Accounts are open to members, non-members, and community members. They can be a great source of business and community information. Only Chamber member content is promoted.

Networking

Networking Events

Any program hosted by The Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce is a networking platform. Members are encouraged especially to attend the free monthly Business After Hours for a casual networking experience.

Social Media Engagement

Social Media is not only a useful tool in creating more visibility for your business, but can also be a great way to network online. The Chamber is very active on social media and strives to host online networking opportunities for businesses.

Introductions

The Chamber staff are always willing to assist business owners in making connections by introducing them to others and starting conversations.

Other Benefits

Mailing Labels

New members may request and receive mailing labels of all members in the directory at no charge. Current members can recieve the labels at a reduced rate.

Certificates of Origin

Certificates of Origin are free for members.

A Voice in Government

The Chamber speaks on behalf of businesses to elected and appointed officials and government staff members at the local, state and national levels. Your voice will be heard on important regulatory, legislative and educational issues that directly affect your business.

Healthy Economy Investment

When the Chamber assists companies that are relocating to the area or expanding their businesses, it means more jobs — and more customers for you. Your investment in the Chamber helps to market the greater Mount Airy area and promote quality growth.

Community Involvement

There is nothing more rewarding than volunteering your time and talent to make the community where you live and work a better place. As a member of The Chamber, you will help sustain and improve the quality of life that you, your family and your employees enjoy.

A Voice in Chamber Leadership

Chamber Members have the opportunity to nominate members of The Board of Directors. They can also be considered for a position.

A Voice in Chamber Awards

Chamber Members have the opportunity to nominate community members and other members for awards. They can also be considered for those awards.