Bellevue Chamber Member Benefits

The benefits of being a member of the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce are many and varied. Please take time to explore the sliding tabs below to learn more before joining.

Advertising / Sponsorship Opportunities

A variety of events and publications are available for businesses to promote their products and services such as the Chamber website, Bellevue Area Visitor’s Guide, and summer outdoor events.  Also, the Chamber coordinates the placement of coop ads in a number of vacation / tourism magazines and publications.  Coop advertising is an economical way to advertise because your business gets the exposure of a large ad by sharing ad space and cost with other businesses.  For a complete list with descriptions and pricing information, please contact the Chamber office.

Bellevue Area Visitor’s Guide

The Bellevue Area Visitor’s Guide is a print publication about Bellevue.  It includes information about Bellevue as a Great Place, information about living in Bellevue, area businesses, recreation and entertainment opportunities and a Chamber member directory.  Chamber members display the guides in their retail shops, restaurants, and bed & breakfasts to promote tourism and entice people to make Bellevue their home.  The area visitor’s guide is sent by the Chamber office to people requesting relocation information about Bellevue and is available on brochure racks in small towns and large communities throughout Iowa.

Brochure Distribution

As a member, your business brochures will be displayed in the Welcome Center.  Brochures may also be included in information packets given to tourists at the Welcome Center, sent out to new community members, and mailed to individuals and businesses requesting information by phone or online.

Business Contacts

The opportunities are endless when attending Chamber events, meetings, seminars and activities.  Plan to meet fellow members who can send you valuable business and create valuable business partnerships.

Chamber Board

Members may have the opportunity to serve on the Board of Directors.

Chamber Discounts

Chamber members receive discounts on advertising in the Area Visitor’s Guide and use of the Chamber’s Color Copier.

Chamber Dollars

Chamber Dollars are a great way to promote area businesses.  They are used the same as cash at participating Chamber businesses. Get some Chamber Dollars as gifts for friends and family, incentives for employees, prizes for customers, even splurge some on yourself!

Chamber Welcome Center

Promote your business by displaying and/or selling one of your local products at the Chamber Welcome Center located in the front section of the Chamber Office at 210 North Riverview Street.  Contact the Chamber Office for product requirements and more details.{sldiers Color Copier}The Chamber Office purchased a color copier for producing newsletters, brochures and fliers.  Use of this color copier is available to the public for a nominal fee.  Chamber members receive a discount when using this service.

Committees

Members are always welcome and encouraged to become involved in the variety of Chamber committees.  Businesses and individuals reap the rewards when actively participating in the Chamber and helping shape the future of the business community.

Economic Development

The Chamber supports efforts to attract new businesses and retain existing businesses.

{sldiers Investment in the Future}Belonging to the Chamber allows businesses to invest in the future of the community.  This investment is necessary in shaping our area’s future.

Local Events

The Chamber coordinates and promotes many events throughout the year.  Chamber members take an active role by working on planning committees, volunteering at events and attending events.  What a better way to build your business in the community!  See the Calendar of Events for more details.

Mailing Lists

Tell other business people about the products and services you offer through the Chamber’s membership list available on mailing labels.  Mailing labels price - $20.00

Meetings

Our members participate in monthly meetings to get updates on current events, planning for upcoming events and creation of new ways to promote area businesses and the community as a whole.  These meetings also provide a forum for members to share their thoughts and generate ideas for improvements to our business environment.

Membership Directory

A membership directory is found in the Bellevue Area Visitor’s Guide as well as online at www.bellevueia.com .  Each member is listed in both directories alphabetically.  The online directory also lists each business by a business category.  Listings online in additional business categories are available for a nominal fee.

Networking

Networking opportunities are abundant as local events and monthly meetings provide an excellent way to meet and greet people.  With so many venues and types of events to choose from, members can determine whether to participate in a few or all of the networking opportunities available throughout the year.

Newsletter

Our monthly newsletter provides a wealth of information pertaining to Chamber activities.  Members have the opportunity to highlight their business activities and special events in this newsletter.

Referrals

Chamber members are always referred when product or service information is requested at the Chamber office.

Ribbon Cuttings

Promote your business by holding a Chamber ribbon cutting ceremony.  This service is available for major remodeling projects, moving to a new location, new businesses, change in ownership of a business, and groundbreaking ceremonies.  Please contact the Chamber office to make arrangements.

Website Advertising

People rely heavily on the internet to research vacation destinations, places to visit for a day, business relocation possibilities, even a new place to call home.  Chamber members recognize the value of having their business listed on the Bellevue Area Chamber of Commerce website.  The site highlights the community and area Chamber Member businesses.  The online membership directory lists all current members.  For those businesses with an existing website, the Chamber website even provides a free link through the online membership directory.  Chamber membership is an easy and affordable option to businesses who have not yet invested in their own website but want to maintain an online presence to promote their business.