Marketing services will be implemented one-on-one with members depending on need (i.e. social media assistance, business after hours, open houses, ribbon cuttings, traffic catcher site setup through Chamber Nation, etc.).
The Chamber is the organized voice of business for the Marion area. We look for potential opportunities and challenges for our area and work with our members to continue making this the best possible place to live and work.
BUSINESS AFTER HOURS
Business After Hours events are held on the fourth Thursday of the month, unless the Chamber member has a special need for a different date or calendar conflicts arise at the Chamber. The hours for a Business After hours event are to be determined by the Chamber member, however 4-6 p.m. is recommended. For the event, the Chamber will promote the event through all of its communication methods, provide member mailing labels for invitations when requested and attend the event. The Chamber member's responsibility for the event can include sending special invitations to Chamber Members and their customers (must include the Chamber logo on printed materials), providing food and beverages at the event, providing door prizes at the event and making a presentation about their business/organization. The Business After Hours Program fee is $100. There is no cost to Chamber members to attend the event.
BUSINESS HAPPY HOUR
Marion Chamber of Commerce Business Happy Hour events are held on the third Wednesday every month during the year, from 4:30-5:30 p.m. usually at Martini Joe’s in Marion. Drinks will be 1/2 price during the Business Happy Hour event for all Marion Chamber of Commerce members. There is no cost for Marion Chamber of Commerce members to attend the event.
Seminars on topics of interest to our membership are offered as needed.
The Marion Chamber of Commerce has teamed up with Chamber Nation to provide its members with the Official Calendar Network. The Official Calendar Network has been created to help communities easily inter-connect all of their businesses, organizations and events. An advanced central calendar network will make it easy to promote the region through the Official Mobile App and Official Area Network. Imagine ONE CALENDAR for the ENTIRE COMMUNITY. Easily accessed through websites, search engines and mobile applications. Selecting the particular organization to see only their events, or look at all community-wide events at the same time. Community event planners love it because they can easily coordinate and not plan conflicting events. Calendars and events have a dramatic impact on local economic development... we don't take calendar management lightly. For more information, click here. All Marion Chamber of Commerce members can submit their events, press releases, etc. through our Member Management System. To log in, click here.
One of the best networking opportunities available through the Chamber is for you to be a part of one of our many active committees. For a list of Marion Chamber of Commerce Committees, click here. All Marion Chamber of Commerce members can sign up for Chamber Committees through our Member Management System. To log in, click here. Then, go to "Forms."
CHAMBER MONTHLY LUNCHEONS
The Marion Chamber of Commerce has the deserved reputation as having the best-attended membership luncheons. Featured speakers address topics that are current and relevant to our members. If any Marion Chamber of Commerce member would like to have fliers for an upcoming event, announcements, etc. placed at each attendee's seat at the luncheon, please contact the Chamber to arrange for delivery of the fliers prior to the luncheon. Distributing fliers / business cards/ etc. at the Monthly Membership Lunches is free and a part of your Marion Chamber of Commerce Membership!
CITY AND COUNTY MAPS
The Chamber publishes a map every two to three years that is used to mail out to all of the informational requests we get. The advertising panels on the map are available to Chamber members only.