Join the Chamber and become a viable member of the local business community

Networking

Business Luncheon: The Chamber Business Luncheon is a great way to meet local business people and Chamber Members from throughout the community! The luncheons are held quarterly each year and the speakers provide useful information on a variety of topics.
Chamber Happy Hour: The premiere networking event for business professionals, giving you the opportunity to discuss and share ideas while learning about other local businesses. It is a relationship-building experience held in a relaxed setting that benefits you and your company through added contacts and resources. Chamber Happy Hour events are held every 2nd Tuesday of the month, except June, July & August.
Chamber Golf Classic: This annual event is the perfect out-of-office outing for Members to enjoy a day of golf while doing business on the green. Attendees enjoy lunch and dinner, 18 hole scramble golf, opportunity to win great raffle prizes and more all while raising money for scholarships.
Annual Awards Banquet:  Each year celebrates various Members’ success during an awards ceremony, a delicious dinner and the changing of our Board of Directors.
Spring Business Showcase: This event provides a great opportunity for businesses to further promote their business locally to the Cottage Grove area and surrounding communities and to other local businesses. In addition, this event also provides a FREE and fun activity for families to enjoy with their children during the spring season.
Various Committees: Work side by side with other Chamber volunteers on special committees. Each event, program, and board relies on a passionate and energetic group of volunteer individuals across various sectors of Membership. Contact the Chamber to learn more.

Promoting

Business/Visitor Referral Service: Members are always referred first and foremost. Referrals of Chamber Members are given to tourists, inquiring businesses, outdoor enthusiasts, those interested in relocating to the Cottage Grove area, the business community and the general population (all potential customers).
Website: The Chamber website is the number one source of information about doing business in or visiting the Cottage Grove Area. Members are automatically included in a web-based database that can be searched several ways. This site also contains comprehensive community and tourism information, as well as searchable event guide. Listing business and community events on our calendar is a great way to provide enhanced visibility.
Membership Directory: Annually, Membership directories are distributed to existing Members as well as relocation and visitor information requests.
Membership Mailing Labels: Advertise special events or promotions to your fellow Chamber Members by having access to Chamber businesses with ready to use labels for a low fee of $25.
Chamber Newsletter: Each quarter a printed newsletter is distributed to Chamber Membership and electronic newsletter during the interim months. The newsletter covers various topics and upcoming events in the Cottage Grove area. Each edition features section that is available for Members to highlight special events and announcements FREE as part of their Membership.
Event Sponsorships: High visibility and advertising value is offered to Members who sponsor Chamber activities; Chamber Happy Hour, Business Showcase, Golf Classic are just to name a few. As an event sponsor, the member’s business name is prominently displayed and promoted.

 

For simply being a Chamber member, your return on investment will astonish you. As a Cottage Grove Area Chamber Member, you automatically receive all of the following benefits, no effort required: Business directory listings, Membership decal, monthly newsletters, weekly e-blasts, and opportunity to promote your business.