CHAMBER MEMBERSHIP benefits

 

How can a partnership with the Chamber benefit your business?

Take advantage of the features and benefits that Membership brings, including opportunities for professional development, networking, and marketing.

Networking Opportunities

The Chamber hosts a variety of opportunities throughout the year to build member networks:

  • Business After Hours
  • First Friday Coffee Club
  • Women, Wine & Whatever

Chamber Committees

Find a place in one of our Chamber Committees:

  • Membership Services
  • Tourism
  • Government Affairs
  • Finance

Professional Development

At least once a quarter, the Chamber offers workshops and luncheons covering cutting edge business topics. These have included tourism, marketing, finances, laws and regulations, and many more.

Apply for the Chamber’s annual Leadership Kittitas County course to grow your civic awareness and leadership skills in this intensive 9-month exploration of our county’s history, government, business, and education systems.

Business Visibility and Exposure

The Chamber refers Member Businesses and serves as the area’s two Visitor Information Centers. Travelers and residents alike seek information daily on places to eat, what to see, where to shop, and the various services offered in Kittitas County. The Chamber’s website works 24/7 referring Member Businesses.

Government Advocacy for Businesses

The Chamber tracks proposed laws and regulations, and advocates for business-friendly government actions. Each year, we host multiple Candidates Forums and a Legislative Day where members can ask questions and make requests. The Chamber also helps members contact state, local, and federal representatives with issues and suggestions.

 

MARKETING benefits

Marketing is essential, and Chamber Membership makes it easy and affordable.

Chamber website

Advertise your business on the Chamber’s website. Manage your page through the Member Information Center and enhance your listing for free!

Annual Publications

The Chamber produces an annual Business Directory, Kittitas County Visitor’s Guide, and Kittitas County Map, which are distributed throughout the county, a chance to inexpensively advertise your business to tens of thousands of visitors.

What’s Happening e-Newsletter

Every week, the Chamber sends out an e-Newsletter covering upcoming events, business news and opportunities. There are currently over 900 recipients and it increases traffic to member websites and social media.

Media Releases

The Chamber website and Facebook Page share local news from members and community organizations.

Host a Networking Event

The best way to share yourself and your business to the Chamber community is to host a First Friday Coffee Club or Business After Hours.

Gift Certificate Program

The Gift Certificate Program encourages the community to shop local and strengthen our economy. More than 80 businesses accept Gift Certificates county-wide. Gift Certificates can be purchased at either Visitor Information Center.

Display your Business Materials

Members may display approved marketing materials such as rack cards, postcards, brochures, and business cards in either Visitor Information Center. This high-traffic area is a great place to promote your services and products.

Sponsorships

Sponsoring an event is a visible and rewarding way to promote your business, and provides the opportunity for recognition and publicity.

Additional Benefits

  • Listing in the Chamber’s Business Directory, exclusive to Chamber Members
  • Display business information, brochures, and/or business cards in the Chamber’s Visitor Information Centers (both Ellensburg and Cle Elum)
  • Benefits from Affiliated Associations of America: discounts on business services, health care, and travel
  • Free promotion of your events in the Chamber’s What’s Happening e-Newsletter
  • Access to Member mailing lists
  • Member-to-Member deals
  • Ability to post jobs, deals, media releases, and events on the Chamber’s website and Facebook Page
  • Marketing and advertising opportunities
  • Support economic growth of your local business community

Partnerships of the Chamber

The Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce has partnered with several organizations to better provide access to business resources and information. Members benefit from additional exposure, as well as community and economic growth.

  • Association of Washington Business
  • Central WA Home Builders Association
  • State of WA Dept. of Commerce
  • Washington Cattlemen's Association
  • Better Business Bureau
  • Small Business Development Centers
  • Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce
  • Washington Policy Center
  • Washington Retail Association
  • Impact Directories
  • Hanson Directory Service, Inc.
  • Affiliated Associations of America