Explore all of the different advertising opportunities available to our members that can help you gain more exposure for your business!
MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY & BUYERS GUIDE
Directory of Chamber members with a distribution of 1,000 copies annually. For more information email Emily Bertram or call 320-656-3809.
the Bottom Line Email
Place your ad in the Chamber’s monthly electronic newsletter, The Bottom Line. The cost is $125 per month/$350 for 3 months for a Sponsored Content spot, or $50 per month/$125 for three months for a banner ad spot. This newsletter includes member anniversaries, current business information, and links to learn more and register for events. For more information email Emily Bertram or call 320-656-3809.
BUSINESS CENTRAL MAGAZINE
The Chamber’s bi-monthly business magazine packed with feature stories, business tips, and news from throughout Central Minnesota. Distribution of 6,000. Chamber members are highlighted in every issue. Affordable advertising; Chamber members receive a discount. For more information on advertising, email Melinda Vonderahe.
An opportunity for members to promote their businesses via monthly email ads to over 2,000 business representatives; ads include a free link to your web site or specials. For more information email Emily Bertram or call 320-656-3809.
MEMBERSHIP MAILING LABELS
Affordable, direct mailing information available on labels or electronically: members only. For more information email Shelly Imdieke or call 320-656-3800.
NEW MEMBER FREE ADVERTISING
Each new member receives a Top Hat visit, signage, and a framed photo. Photos also appear in Business Central Magazine. For more information email Shelly Imdieke or call 320-656-3800.
WEB SITE ADVERTISING
There are two different website banner ad options currently available, both on the home screen of the website. Call or email Emily at 320-656-3809 to reserve.
Watch your sales and customer engagement soar through Chamber Perks! Upload your upcoming sales, specials, and coupons to the Chamber Perks page to reach more of our website visitors.
How to Use Chamber Perks
- Visit www.StCloudAreaChamber.com
- Click Member Login at the top of the page
- Forgot your login information? Contact Vicki Lenneman.
- Click on Chamber Perks on the left-hand column.
- Click on Add Chamber Perk at the top of the page.
- Add your details:
- Meta Description
- Short Description
- Offer start & end date
- Search results logo/image
- Contact information
- Publish start and end date
- Submit for approval or save as a draft for further revision.
- Your Chamber Perk is uploaded!
As a Chamber member, you receive access to promotional opportunities through the Chamber website. In addition to posting in our job bank and the calendar of events, members are listed in the business directory, making it quick and simple for potential customers to search for your company by name or category. We are excited to offer additional visibility for your business or organization through the Website Enhancement Package for only $50 annually.
DID YOU KNOW?
In just three months, between August – October 2021, the Chamber website was viewed 30,000 times! Almost 10% of this traffic viewed the online Business Directory.
This means on average in one year, the Business Directory is viewed over 11,000 times. Don’t miss out on attracting these potential customers! Upgrade your business or organization listing with color, photos, and in-depth descriptions to encourage customer engagement and increased company recognition.
WHAT DO I HAVE NOW?
All Chamber members receive the Basic Package with their membership. This includes your company name with a hyperlink, address, phone, hours of operation, driving directions, and 250 characters for both your company description and keywords.
WHY PURCHASE THE UPGRADE?
Those interested in further promoting their company with increased color and control over the contents can choose to upgrade with the Website Enhancement Package! This increases space, allowing businesses more characters to accurately describe their products and services, while adding the visual aspects of your company logo, photos, and video.
WHAT IS THE ENHANCEMENT PACKAGE?
For only $50 per year, members can choose to upgrade their website listing. The Website Enhancement Package includes:
- Search results summary (200 characters) and icon
- Additional bulleted description (called ‘Highlights’)
- 1600 characters for your company description (an addition of 1,350 characters over the basic plan)
- Unlimited key words
- Map image selection
- Video and photo gallery (to be provided, uploaded and maintained by your company/organization)
WHERE DOES THIS APPLY ON THE WEBSITE?
The Enhancement Package offers members further control over their search results listing, both on the search page and on the ‘about’ page.
HOW CAN I UPGRADE MY PACKAGE?
Click on “Purchase Now: Upgrade your Chamber website listing!” (below) and sign in with your Chamber login information. Once your payment is received, your enhancement package will be turned on. For help locating your Chamber login information, email Vicki.
Note: You will not be able to use your Enhancement Package until your payment is received in full.
Upgrade your Chamber website listing!