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104 E. Huron Street, Berlin, WI  54923
(920) 361-3636 
Fax: 920-361-3636
chamberberlinwi@gmail.com
Hours:  10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday

MISSION STATEMENT
The Berlin Chamber of Commerce exists to provide leadership and to service and represent our members
so their businesses and our community will prosper.


MEMBERSHIP ENROLLMENT GUIDE 

Because the Berlin Chamber of Commerce is governed by  a volunteer Executive Committee, comprised of your fellow business leaders, we understand the unique challenges and opportunities that businesses face.

We are committed to providing necessary information, services and programs to promote our historic community. Whether the target audience be local residents, tourists or seasonal residents, we want to ensure that they obtain current information to patronize businesses in our community.

As a business leader, your input is vital to the success of our Chamber. We invite you to attend a Quarterly Membership meeting which is held the second Thursday of each month at Noon .  Call an executive committee member for details.

If you are unable to attend a regular meeting, but would like to share an idea or concern, please call our office at (920) 361-3636 or email us at berlinchamber@centurytel.net

 


 

BERLIN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE "Bottom Line" BENEFITS

The mission statement of the Chamber of Commerce states that we "exist to provide leadership and services and to represent our members so their businesses and our community will prosper".

With that, we would like to take this opportunity to highlight some of the benefits to you for joining the Berlin Chamber of Commerce and to thank you for your support and choosing to play a more active role in the growth and development of your community.

What Am I Getting?

Networking

  1. Chamber Member Directory w/contact information for all other member businesses

  2. Happy Hour Networking (Business after 5pm)

    1. Take place once a month at a local business

    2. Mingle with people from other chamber businesses in a positive, stress-free environment (plus there’s food and drinks!)

    3. Host a Happy Hour Networking Night- simply sign up for a one-time slot with the Chamber office.

    4. Bring any marketing materials you wish to share with others

  3. Connection to other Chamber Networks if you wish to expand to potential consumers outside of the immediate Berlin area

Marketing

  1. Chamber of Commerce Website

      1. Listing of Membership Status- Page on website listing all Berlin Chamber Members and contact information

        1. Additional listed information can include links to each individual Social Media Page for your business, as well as website links, Photos, Google Maps, and Job openings with your business

      2. Listing by Industry- Separate Page on website for potential consumers to locate your business based on the services you can provide

        1. Includes link to listing which lists your Name, Contact Info, and a Link to your own website or other online platform of your choosing

      3. Events Calendar

        1. You have the option to request the addition of any events affiliated with your business listed on the Chamber of Commerce Events Calendar located on the website Homepage and separate Events tab.  This Calendar is also located on the Chamber Facebook Page.

    1. Facebook

      1. Promotion of Special Events taking place at or being put on by your business through the Sharing of social media postings made by you

        1. (to ensure all information is correct and released upon your request)

    2. Instagram

      1. Promotion of Local events

        1. We promote local events to bring more potential consumers into our community

      2. Organic Posts

        1. The Chamber will post at random promoting local chamber businesses, the area, and what it has to offer, along with utilizing popular social tags #

    3. Twitter

      1. The Chamber will be tweeting out updates during local events, competitions, prize opportunities, surveys, sporting events (when possible), etc.


 


  1. Fun on the Fox

    1. Classified Member Business Directory

    2. Widespread Distribution-  to places like the Berlin Journal, Local Visitors Centers, and the Wisconsin Department of Tourism

  2. Dispersion of Print Materials

    1. Give the Chamber any flyers, brochures, pamphlets, business cards, etc. and we will display and disperse them in the chamber office for potential consumers

  3. Referrals

    1. Walk-In- referrals in the Chamber Office for individuals seeking services day-to-day

    2. Telephone- referrals via phone call to the Chamber Office


Other “Perks”

  1. Annual Chamber Banquet- typically takes place in January

  2. Chamber Dollars Gift Certificate Program- encourages shopping and dining at Chamber Member businesses

  3. First Choice- As a member you get first choice at any Chamber organized events which requires vendor services. Multiple businesses which offer similar services will be selected on a first come first served basis.

  4. Educational Opportunities

    1. you are invited to partake in Chamber organized seminars and other educational opportunities put together exclusively  for members at no mandatory cost to you or your business

  5. Membership Email Program

    1. Receive weekly updates on upcoming events, business happenings, and other chamber/community related topics

    2. Submit upcoming events for your business to the chamber for inclusion in the weekly chamber update

    3. Eligible for 2 exclusive email blasts per year per member

  6. Green Lake Country Visitors’ Bureau (GLCVB)

    1. Being a part of the Berlin Area Chamber of Commerce automatically makes you a part of the GLCVB.  This organization provides expanded marketing to the entire Green Lake Country area, including (but not limited to) places like Markesan, Ripon, and Princeton.

  7. Discounts

    1. Annual Banquet- each member will receive one free ticket to the banquet

    2. Members will receive a discount on Chamber sanctioned event admission when applicable.  This does NOT include the annual banquet.


 

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VISITORS' GUIDE

The Berlin Chamber of Commerce publishes a Berlin-exclusive Visitor's Guide.  The Guide will be distributed to thousands of potential clients via mass mailings, circulation at large trade shows, and by display at participating Chamber member businesses.  As a member, your business will receive a complimentary listing and reduced display advertising. 


 

 

INFORMATION SERVICES

Telephone :  920-361-3636

Each month, the Chamber receives hundreds of phone calls from persons inquiring about local businesses and services. Special consideration is given to Chamber member businesses

E-Mail :  chamberberlinwi@gmail.com

In addition to phone inquires, our Chamber receives many daily emails from inquiring persons. If and when possible, we make our best effort to forward email addresses to the appropriate business email/website.

Website: berlinchamber.net

The cooperative website with the City of Berlin serves as a "one-stop" web source for the computer savvy person. All Chamber members are listed and have the opportunity to participate in special advertising programs.



 

 

Last Edited November 17, 2017