The Whittier Chamber offers many different ways to help you market your business. The following is a brief summary of various ways you can make your membership work for you. Please contact the Chamber office to learn more about the many marketing opportunities offered throughout the year and which ones make the most sense for your business.
Online Marketing Opportunities
Help your business reach the world by taking advantage of affordable website advertising. Each chamber member gets a basic listing online and their website linked, but don’t stop there! Add your logo, tag your business so it comes up in multiple searches, or add additional business categories making it easier for your customers to find you. Contact Jessicar@whittierchamber.com for prices and seasonal discounted packages.
Business Focus Visibility & Advertising
Each month the Whittier Chamber publishes a 16 – 20 page newspaper called the Business Focus. The total distribution is 8,000 with 5,000 copies direct mailed to Chamber members and business owners, 2,000 copies direct mailed to Whittier residents, and 1,000 copies drop distributed to various public locations throughout Whittier including the library branches, coffee shops, and community/senior centers. The paper features Chamber news, upcoming events, business tips and information, a community calendar, and the Around Town section where chamber members can submit their news for free. Annual and seasonal contracts for advertising space offer the best pricing, but monthly ads are also available. Ad space begins at only $100 a month! Contact Jessicar@whittierchamber.com for current advertising specials and other newspaper inquiries. Advertising is open to Whittier chamber members only. Please send all Around Town and calendar submissions to Jessicar@whittierchamber.com.
Door-to-Door Direct Mail Program
Connect with local residents with the Chamber’s low-cost door hangers. For only $250, the Chamber will distribute 4,000 of your flyers, brochures, or postcards in bags printed with the Chamber’s logo. You can choose which area of the map you’d like to reach and target your best clients with this direct mail opportunity. Space is limited and based on first-come, first-served. The Chamber offers the Door-to-Door program 2-3 times per year – watch for more details or contact Jessicar@whittierchamber.com to reserve your space in the next drop.
Business Directory & Community Resource Guide
The Whittier Chamber publishes an annual Business Directory which lists important Whittier phone numbers, demographic and historical information, community services, and a complete directory of all chamber members. Advertising space is available during the annual campaign which begins in November and runs through December each year. Members may update or change their basic listing in the book and online during this time and purchase additional items such as a business card size ad, a bold listing, or additional categories. (This is ideal for restaurant owners who also offer catering, the real estate broker who also offers property management services, or the banker who also specializes in home loans.) 8,500 copies of the Business Directory are printed annually with distribution including all chamber members and an additional 6,500 to Whittier residents throughout the year. Please watch for Directory information in the fall or email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about the Chamber’s handy phonebook.
Event Sponsorship Opportunities
Several of the Whittier Chamber’s special events are supported by generous member sponsors. Sponsors receive various forms of marketing and publicity benefits ranging from Business Focus articles, banners, and public recognition at events. There are various levels of sponsorships available for events including our annual Hathaway golf tournament, business expos, seminar series, Silver Shield Awards Banquet, mixers and monthly Wake Up Whittier breakfasts. Event sponsorship is a great way to support the Chamber and receive marketing exposure for your business at the same time! Contact Courtney@whittierchamber.com to learn how you can target your reach through event sponsorship.
Looking to promote your next fundraiser or event? Offering a deal to local chamber members and want to send out your coupon? Purchase a set of Chamber mailing labels (approximately 700 labels) which include the general membership, additional representatives, City Council, and VIP labels. Mailing labels are available to chamber members only for $60. Please email Jessicar@whittierchamber.com to order your set and allow 1-2 business days to be ready for pick-up.
Do you have some fantastic news you want to share with the community? Was your business recognized with a special award? Are you offering training? Let us know! The Chamber accepts press releases and, if space allows, will print your news in our Business Focus newspaper. The deadline for all news submission is the 10th of the month prior to publication. Please send your information to Jessicar@whittierchamber.com.
FREE Table Hosting
Hosting a table at the Chamber’s Wake Up Whittier event is a great way to meet some new people and market your business. Email Courtney@whittierchamber.com to sign up to be a table host at an upcoming monthly breakfast and you’ll have the chance to host 8-10 local business professionals at your table and leave them with your promotional materials. Put together some goodies, hand out your business cards, decorate your table, and be prepared to talk about your business to new chamber friends.
Counter Top Marketing
Bring your business cards and brochures to the Chamber office for display on the front counter. It’s a great way to market your business to anyone who visits the Chamber including fellow members, local residents, or folks visiting the area looking for – you guessed it – reliable referrals!