The Macomb Area Chamber of Commerce serves as a link between your business and the community. Membership in the MACC provides many avenues for networking and developing leadership skills. Your organization will benefit from the strength and stability we provide for area businesses. Here are just a few of the many benefits of membership:
Gift Certificate Program
In existence since the mid 80’s, our gift certificate program keeps nearly $200,000 of gift giving in our local economy each year. Over 140 businesses participate in the program, realizing that accepting our gift certificates is money in their registers. Gift Certificates are sold in any amount, have no expiration date, and are the perfect gift for everyone.
Macomb Business Academy
The need has never been greater for new, dynamic leaders in our community. This certification class is a 10-week course designed to foster leadership, as well as bring forth & implement new ideas and technology.
Legislative Day in Springfield
The Chamber is your representative on the local, regional, state and national level. Every spring MACC members meet with legislators in Springfield regarding current issues and their effect on Macomb’s businesses and overall quality of life.
The Macomb Police Department notifies us of any fraudulent activity occurring in the community. We will immediately notify your business via email with specific information pertaining to the incident.
As a member, you can receive regular e-newsletters on a variety of topics pertinent to your business. Topics include Legislative Update, Transportation Issues, What’s Up Downtown, and Macomb Area Advantage, a general newsletter for all members containing a host of membership and community information.
Promoting Your Business & Events
The MACC offers an array of targeted and affordable marketing mediums to help you promote your business and events effectively and efficiently:
- Email Blast: For a nominal fee of $35, we can send an email on your behalf (you provide the content) to our nearly 800 membership representatives.
- E-Newsletter Insert: Also for only $35, you can insert a flyer within the Macomb Area Chamber e-newsletter. Recipients of the options above can then “share” your information , potentially allowing it to be seen by hundreds more.
- Digital Bundle: For $55 you can send both an e-mail blast and have a newsletter insert, as long as they are in the same month.
- Newsletter Ad: A 5x3 newsletter advertisement in our monthly newsletter. $105 per quarter. Must commit to a one-year term.
- Website Banner Ad
- Home Page: $150/qtr
- Directory Page: $100/qtr
- Category Page: $100/qtr
- Events Page: $50/qtr
- Banner Bundle (Banner ad on all pages): $275/qtr
Website & Membership Information Center
As a member, your business will be listed on our website alphabetically and by business category. In addition, our web-based Membership Information Center allows you to post Hot Deals, Member-to-Member Benefits, Job Listings, Events and News Releases. These are visible by all visitors to our website.
A frequent stop for visitors and callers, the Chamber staff refers exclusively to our membership.
The Macomb Area Chamber posts several member events, updates, notifications, promotions and more to our very active social media page. With thousands of Facebook followers, this is another effective, free way to market your goods and services.
This full-color, glossy guide containing a host of community information, lists members alphabetically and categorically for easy reference. The membership guide is distributed throughout the community and region, to local hotels and new Macomb residents, and at WIU student and faculty orientations as a handy reference to your business.
Business After Hours
Held monthly from 4:30-6:00 p.m. at a member business location, this event allows members an opportunity to meet and network with fellow business leaders. There are always drawings and winnings...a wonderful mix of business and pleasure at the end of a work day.
Business Before Hours
Held quarterly from 7:30-8:30 a.m., this event gives our members another opportunity for networking. Perfect for those that might have a full agenda after work!