At times you may want to set up discounts for your members in order to promote their attendance at your events. In some cases, you might want to extend that same discount to your prospects and list only records in your database. That way when you send out a broadcast message to EVERYONE IN YOUR DATABASE, you can tell them "if you received this email you will also qualify for the member only discount". You can now find a setting in the MMS CONFIGURATION > EVENT CONFIGURATION area that allows this option.
As always please let us know if you need our assistance.
If you are looking for a great overview of everything you can do with your website editor (some small things may differ since you are using an enterprise edition from Chamber Nation), you may want to watch this 18 minute video.
Several customers have asked us to provide a ANYTIME MEMBER TOUR. We have also provided a scheduler for those prospective members who have questions or would like to learn more.
If you sell booth or exhibitor space and would like to automate that process, including online booth selection and payment, please let us know so we can activate that for you at no extra cost.
Once that is done, you will want to use the following selector within those events that include the option for people to purchase a booth location.
Need to Remind Members to REQUEST THEIR FREE TCS PAGE? Here is a sample email template you could use.
As you may know our Chamber receives tens-of-thousands of impressions a month from people searching our area through search engines and within our own membership directory. In order to help in this indexing process, and to improve your own business success online, the Chamber provides each and every member with their own marketing landing page that is sometimes referred to as a Traffic Catcher System (TCS) page.
We know you are busy SO WE ARE HAPPY TO BUILD THIS PAGE FOR YOU. All you need to do is login from the link below using the LOST PASSWORD function. Once in, simply look for the BRIGHT RED REQUEST SETUP BUTTON and answer a few short questions. Please allow 5 minutes for this process.
THIS IS WHERE YOU WOULD PUT THE LINK TO YOUR MEMBER LOGIN
(find this link in your MMS Configuration area and look for system links #2.1)
Chambers of Commerce are looking for more ways to provide services to their retail sector. Here are some good search terms to use in order to look for research that may be helpful:
Chamber membership is good for business because it influences the community's perception of you. However, many business owners don't know exactly what the chamber does and so they don't take advantage of the help and resources it offers. For a minimum investment, the chamber can help your business grow in ways that may be difficult for you to do on your own. But if you believe these popular chamber misconceptions, you've likely put off joining and that could hurt your business.
1.Membership Costs a Lot of Money
Each chamber prices their offerings differently. Some use a tiered pricing structure based on the activities and interests you have. With tiers you are paying for mainly the services you use. Other chambers price their offerings based on the size of your company, giving breaks to smaller companies and expecting larger, megabrands to contribute more because they have more employees participating in the chamber activities and using their resources.
2.Membership Is Just for the Owner
One of the most popular misconceptions is that only the person signing the dues check is the only one who can participate. This is generally not the case. There's a lot to be gained from membership for all employees. A company can use chamber learning resources to help its employees learn more about timely topics like social media and multi-generational communications. Using services for one employee or twenty doesn't cost the company more money. In fact, even under a fair share pricing structure that is based on number of employees, the company is paying the same price regardless who uses the chamber's services.
3.The Chamber Is Boring and Old
Many people wrongly see the chamber as something their parents or grandparents belonged to but one that doesn't hold any interest for them. If you feel that way, you may not realize what today's chambers do. Many of them have young professionals groups that help with mentoring and feedback, as well as professional development that most employers don't have time for these days. Some chambers host "Taste Of" events, business expos, wellness seminars, and a myriad of other activities that are very pertinent to all ages and interests.
4.They're Part of the Government
The chamber is not a government entity or agency. While some may get grants from government organizations for specific projects they're working on (like a downtown beautification project), they are not linked to government funding. They are, however, uniquely situated with contacts in the private and public sectors that allow them to act as a connector for the community.
5.They Don't Know Anything About Your Business
Many of today's entrepreneurs think the chamber wouldn't have any idea how to help them grow their business because it's not a retail space on Main Street. The chamber does a lot more than that and is very knowledgeable about what it takes to improve a business in today's challenging markets. If, for some reason, they don't have the knowledge about your particular business growth struggles, they are well-situated to put you in touch with others who can help.
6.They Are Just Concerned with the Town
Chambers are advocates for business, all kinds of business. Yes, the community is a large part of what they do but they also advocate on a state and national level. Many chambers offer overseas trips to introduce and strengthen relationships between local business people and their counterparts in other countries. Don't let a misperception about the chamber keep your business from growing. Get to know all the ways they can help. Even if you've been a chamber member for a long time, it's always beneficial to talk with someone periodically to ensure you're using the chamber member benefits to their fullest. The chamber is always willing to help.
Christina R. Green teaches small businesses, chambers, and associations how to connect through content. Her articles have appeared in the Midwest Society of Association Executives’ Magazine, NTEN.org, AssociationTech, and Socialfish. She is a regular blogger at Frankjkenny.com and the Event Manager Blog. She’s a bookish writer on a quest to bring great storytelling to organizations everywhere. (Chamber Nation purchases rights to repost from Frank Kenny)
We have implemented a function to compute a member's dues based on their employee count when tiered membership is in place.
On the screen where you create/edit tiers, there are now fields for "Rate", "Rate Threshold" and "Sample number of Employees."
The rate is how much per employee they want to charge (e.g., $2/employee) If you leave it as 0.00, the tiers behave the way they always have when using traditional membership plans.
Rate Threshold is the minimum number of employees at which you start charging that rate (e.g., $20 in dues until you have 50 employees and then $2/employee for each employee over 50).
The sample number of employees allows you to preview how much a member of a particular employee count would be charged with and check that your settings match your expectations.
For example, if you have a range from 50-100 and Dues of $50 with a Rate of $2.00 and Rate Threshold of 60, a member with 55 employees would be charged $50, while a member with 75 employees would be charged $80 = ($50 + (15*$2)).
We are currently only allowing superusers to adjust the rate settings until we are sure its correct for you. If you would like full access, we can arrange that too.
Please also let us know if you have any questions or if you run into any errors.
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