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Member Benefits

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

Networking Luncheon: The Chamber Networking Luncheon is a great way to meet local business people and Chamber Members from throughout the community.

Business After Hours: 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 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 happy hour, 18 hole scramble golf, opportunity to win great raffle prizes and more all while raising money for scholarships.

Evening of Excellence Awards Banquet: Each year celebrates various Members’ success during an awards ceremony, a delicious dinner and the changing of our Board of Directors.

Community 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.

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.

CONNECT Magazine: Annually mailed to all addresses in Cottage Grove, Newport and St. Paul Park.

Chamber Newsletter: Each month a newsletter is distributed to Chamber Membership electronicky. 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.