Being a member of the Chamber of Commerce offers many benefits. The Chamber is inundated with calls for information on the local businesses and of course, we provide referrals to our members.
The Chamber of Commerce sponsors one of the largest Christmas parades in the southeast, provides Santa Claus, the Santa House, Christmas At Twilight, and an annual Golf Classic. Landmark ornaments for purchase, a monthly newsletter, a membership directory, and of course, a website are just a few additional items the Chamber provides. Once a member, the Chamber will support members by assisting them with open house, ribbon cuttings, ground breaking ceremonies, and/or grand opening events.
The Wallace Chamber of Commerce meets every second Thursday of the month and also sponsors "Chamber After Hours" events throughout the year. As well as Chamber news and other community information, informative guests are invited to our meetings to speak on topics of interest to our members. As a member, your dues cover the cost of one meal per month at our meetings. The Chamber encourages you to bring a guest and will cover their meal once a year; however, we encourage members to bring other prospective members.
What are benefits of being a Chamber member?
- Provides an avenue for members to be promoted via displayed materials at the Chamber's office, directory, newspaper, website, and through referrals.
- Members have the opportunity to network with other business men and women who have the same desire to prosper and improve the economic development of the area, which in turn leads to more advertising and money making opportunities.
- Members have an endless opportunity to make lasting friendships, which in itself will make Wallace a more pleasant, progressive, and prosperous place to work, live, and own a business.
- Members are listed, FREE, in the Chamber's Membership Directory.
- Members can have their business information listed on our website, as well as a direct link to their site from ours; including contact info, logos, website link, etc..; as of now, our homepage hits are averaging near 5,000 hits with random members and other pages being viewed online.
- Members have additional advertising opportunities on our website, directory, and/or newsletter.
- Members with NO website can receive 20% off of a new website for their business by mentioning their membership. This is provided Hyperlinkit.com; a member in our organization.
- Members can display marketing materials in the Chamber's office for distribution, as well as have Chamber staff and other members refer potential customers to you.
- Members can have recognition in our monthly newsletter and/or the local newspaper.
- Members can receive assistance with open house, ribbon cutting ceremonies, and/or grand opening, which brings added exposure to your business with media, Chamber staff, and other town and county officials present.
- Members can utilize the Chamber's bulk rate stamp for mailing over 200 pieces saving you a lot of postage fees and bulk rate set up fees.
- Members receive discounts on fees associated with the Annual Christmas Parade.
- New members get their business spotlighted for a month on the home page of our website; which produces approximately almost 5,000 hits per month.
What activities are sponsored by the Chamber?
- Co-Sponsor Annual Wallace Chamber/Wallace 100 Committee Banquet with special guest speakers
- Assist with beautification projects in town
- Provides maps, telephone directories, and member's materials to visitors, new residents, and business prospects
- Annual Christmas Parade
- Christmas decorations throughout town
- Annual Christmas At Twilight - "A Main Street Tradition"
- Annual Golf Classic at River Landing
- Provides Santa House, Santa, and photographer for children's photos (located Downtown Wallace)
- Sponsor and sell local landmark Christmas ornaments
- Work closely with Wallace 100 Committee, Wallace Revitalization Association, and the Town of Wallace
To get more information, contact us by e-mail or phone or to join now, click here.
Wallace Chamber of Commerce * P.O. Box 427 Wallace, NC 28466
Phone (910) 285-4044 / Fax (910) 285-3310