Advocacy: Your Chamber is the collective voice for businesses. We work for your business while you work IN your business. Chamber works ON supporting issues and programs that help support your business and also battles issues that could harm your business.
Continually Building a Better Community: Your Membership investment supports the work that your Chamber does in the community that makes our community a better place to live, work and play. We work on your behalf to create a stronger place for your businesses to be prosperous in. The area’s economic well-being is directly related to the caliber of work that is done by your Chamber. That is why your Chamber has had a major impact on business, income, and growth of West Volusia for the last 129 years! The Chamber is a dynamic, living process because its members work for the betterment of our entire community as well as their individual businesses. Your Chamber helps to build our market, helping to assure greater profits for our businesses and industries, more jobs for our people and the additional economic needed to support a growing county. There are two primary functions of a Chamber of Commerce: (1) we act as the spokesman for the business and professional community, translating into action the group thinking of its members. (2) We provide services that are most effectively rendered by a community organization, both to its members and to the community as a whole.
Advertising / Marketing Opportunities: Your Chamber of Commerce is the only organization that links your business directly to the community. As a member of the Chamber, you will be able to take advantage of the many cost effective methods to gain exposure for your company. Advertisement in “The Business Navigator” monthly newsletter distributed to 600+ members – The Membership Directory and Business Resource Guide, with 2,000 copies distributed
A listing on the Chamber website, www.delandchamber.org
Weekly e-mail “The Week Ahead” blasts to over 800 members and supporters.
Examples of Event Sponsorship Opportunities:
Annual Installation and Awards Banquet
West Volusia Means Business Luncheons
Monthly Business After Hours
Monthly New Member Receptions
Women Empowered Workshops
DeLand Tapas and Wine Festival
Keep DeLand Beautiful
Crystal Apple Awards
School of Government