Thank-you for your interest in joining the Chamber of Commerce, by joining the Chamber you are taking the first step to creating a successful business. We look forward to partnering with you in order to build your business and help it grow.
Important Notice – The Jackson County Chamber of Commerce is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a non-profit organization under Section 501(c)(6) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to the Chamber are an investment in the community and recognized by the IRS as a Business Expense. They are not deductible for income tax purposes as charitable contributions.
Besides increased business activity, here are some other reasons why you should join the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce.
Publicity and Exposure:
- Introduction in the Chamber Newsletter, Chamber News
- One free business card ad in the Chamber newsletter when you join
- Listing in the Membership Directory
- On-line listing at www.jacksoncounty.com
- Low-cost advertising opportunities
Business Referral System
On a daily basis, the Chamber receives dozens of requests for recommendations on goods and services to be purchased in the Jackson County area. We refer these newcomers, tourists, area residents and businesses to Chamber members only.
- Social Mixers
- Monthly general membership events
- Special events such as trade shows and golf tournaments
New Business Contacts:
The Chamber serves as a common link in business-to-business communications. It puts buyers together with sellers; it puts entrepreneurs together with investors; it helps small businesses become big ones; it can provide a link to your business on the internet.
Business Community Updates:
The Chamber serves as an up-to-date information center and clearing house for new business development. If you want to know what businesses are moving in and who is going out, the Chamber is in the know.
Events & Services
·Monthly membership events
·Spotlight on business
·Seminars and workshops
· Ground breaking & Ribbon cutting assisatance
· Annual Banquet
· Membership Labels
· Advertising Opportunities
· Electronic Membership data
Monthly General Membership meetings
Luncheon or breakfast meetings, featuring topics and speakers of interest to the business community, are sponsored by Chamber Members and typically held on the first Friday of each month.
Spotlight on Business
The Jackson County likes to take every opportunity to put a spotlight on businesses in our area, one of the ways we do this is by choosing a business to spotlight each month. Our spotlight business is given a free ad in the chamber newsletter Chamber News, a free ad in the Jackson County Floridan and 10% off at local businesses.
Seminars and Workshops
The Chamber offers its members participation in seminars and workshops of interest. These seminars typically last from two to four hours.
Everything you need to know about our community- population, income, cost of living, taxes, labor force, transportation, recreation, business trends and much more can be found at the Chamber. If we do not have the answer to your question we will refer you to someone who can help.
Leadership Jackson County is designed to orient current and emerging adult leaders to the dynamics of local government and community affairs. These annual programs focus on community resources, education, political arenas, agriculture/agribusiness, healthcare, law enforcement, and communications in Jackson County.
Ground Breaking & Ribbon Cutting Assistance
Whether you are opening a new business or moving to a new location, we can assist you with a ground breaking or ribbon cutting ceremony. We will provide you with a photograph, agenda, ribbon and scissors; make suggestions as to the date and time; and notify the Chamber Board of Directors, our Ambassadors and local media outlets.
At the beginning of each year the Chamber host the annual banquet an elegant evening out where the gavel is passed to the incoming Chairman of the Board and special awards are announced.
Mailing labels of Chamber-member firms and representatives are available for purchase, or an electronic print-ready copy is available at no cost.
The Chamber offers members various low-cost advertising opportunities in the organizations monthly newsletter, Chamber News, and also on our web site. Contact the Chamber staff for more information.