Williamson, Inc. Membership
Membership with Williamson, Inc. provides unique value for our business partners, investors, our citizens and our community through innovative programs, networking events, vocal business advocacy and business growth opportunities.
Your Williamson, Inc. investment comes with many value-added benefits that non-members cannot access.
Networking – A 2013 survey of Chamber and community members found that the No. 1 benefit businesses value and want from their membership is relationship-building through networking with peers and potential clients. To deliver this access, the Williamson Chamber hosts a variety of monthly meetings, mixers and special events.
Chamber Directory – Reach thousands of visitors to our website through your company listing in our online directory. Your Chamber membership gives you control over the information you want to share in the directory to promote your business. This could include a business and contact information, directions, social media options, and much more.
Business Referrals – The Williamson Chamber routinely receives emails and inquiries asking for business recommendations from residents and visitors. Using our extensive online directory, the Chamber recommends only members for any services requested.
Member Signage – At our popular Williamson 101 meeting, all Williamson Chamber members receive a decal to visibly promote their Chamber affiliation.
Business Promotions – The Chamber offers a multitude of ways to promote your business through both paid and unpaid promotion. For example, upon request the Chamber posts relevant business news on the website for free and also shares member news through social media. Read more about all our investment and sponsorship opportunities here.
Target Marketing – Williamson Chamber members have exclusive access to a behind-the-scenes look at our online membership directory. Members may purchase mailing labels for all 1,400 Chamber businesses -- a valuable promotional asset unavailable from any other source.
Government Advocacy – The Williamson Chamber is an effective advocate for the business community, monitoring local issues and providing members with relevant information on legislative affairs. Our Town Hall series provides attendees direct, personal access to legislative and local officials.
Educational Programming – From events and meetings that feature nationally renowned speakers to small-group discussion sessions with local government officials, the Williamson Chamber offers many programs to provide businesses with the information and access they need to succeed and grow. We strive to be the go-to source for business information.
Leadership – Chamber membership offers extensive leadership development opportunities at various levels to meet the needs of professionals in both small and large companies.
Prestige – According to a study by the American Chamber of Commerce, if a company is highly involved in its local chamber, consumers are 10% more likely to think that its products stack up better against competitors. Also, when consumers know that a business is a member of a chamber, they are 44% more likely to think favorably of it.
Meeting Room Rentals – Our modern Chamber office space offers all the technological and physical amenities needed to host a successful meeting or event. Chamber members may rent the space at a discounted rate.
Ribbon Cuttings – The Williamson Chamber is proud to announce to the community and other members that you are open for business, adding on or expanding by hosting a ribbon cutting at your location. Ribbon cutting ceremonies cost from $150 to $250. Please contact Claudia Herrera for more information.
Member Discount Program – The Chamber partners with several member businesses to offer members-only discounts that you can’t access anywhere else. Get the deepest discounts possible and save money at participating companies. View a full listing of our affinity partners here.
Tax Deduction – Williamson Chamber dues are tax-deductible as a business expense.
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Business Partner and Corporate Partner Membership Rates:
NOTE: Rates are effective as of January 1, 2017.
- 1 - 10 full-time employees: $400.00
Includes sole proprietors, independent contractors and home based-businesses.
- 11 - 50 full-time employees: $500.00
- 51 - 99 full-time employees: $650.00
- 100 - 299 full-time employees: $750.00
- 300+ full time employees: $1,500.00
- Corporate Partner - Gold Level: $2,500.00
- Corporate Partner - Platinum Level: $5,000.00
- Community Partner: $200.00
- Retirees, professionals in transition and community volunteers. Designed for individuals who want to take advantage of chamber programs and networking, but do not have a business affiliation.
- Non-profit Partners: $250.00
- Includes 501(c)3 and 501(c)6 organizations