Membership Benefits
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The Indianola Chamber of Commerce exists to promote economic growth and strengthen our business climate, as well enhance the quality of life in Indianola. This business organization offers you, your business and employees countless opportunities to meet new people, share ideas, and enhance life in the Indianola community. Membership in the Indianola Chamber of Commerce supports an organization which watches out for the welfare and development of the community. During 2015, over 288 businesses and companies around and in Indianola are members of the Indianola Chamber of Commerce. 

Check out all of the new information on all Chamber events, activities, and sponsorships in the 2017 Membership Manual.

MEMBERSHIP INCLUDES:
Membership currently includes coordinated networking opportunities, business contacts, professional development opportunities, coordinated communication, coordinated marketing and sponsorship opportunities, and website administrative capabilities to increase public awareness of your business worldwide.

Specifically, your membership includes:
  • Listing in Chamber business directory—the Chamber website gets hundreds of views each month
  • Highlighted listing in Community Guide business directory— around 9,000 Community Guides are distributed annually
  • Opportunity to participate in the Chamber group purchase program, leveraging your advertising dollars with other chamber businesses to promote your business in local and surrounding advertising outlets and newspapers
  • Opportunity to promote your business through powerful online advertising tools – classified ads and daily discount (coupons or discounts) opportunities only available to Chamber members to encourage the community and surrounding areas to “Think Indianola First”Coordinated communication —weekly e-newsletters and alerts
  • Opportunity to utilize the power of a network through the Member2Member discount program —what better way to find and keep a customer than to utilize a network of businesses that support the welfare of fellow businesses in the community; offer a discount that only fellow Chamber members can take advantage of
  • Opportunity to find new customers through the Simpson College student discount program — offer discounts to 1,300+ students who call Indianola home for at least 9 months of the year
  • Opportunity to communicate your organizations news and events for free through the “What’s Up Wednesday” e-newsletter
  • Opportunity to participate in Chamber committees and receive All-star recognition for participation—be recognized for your time and talent when you serve on a Chamber committee
  • Opportunity to attend networking opportunities —host or attend a Morning Mingle, Ribbon Cutting, breakfast, open house or other event to network with your fellow Chamber members
  • Opportunity to sponsor Chamber and community events throughout the year
  • Opportunity to maximize and Increase your website traffic —by linking your business website to the Chamber’s website
  • Opportunity to distribute information about your business such as business cards or other collateral from the Chamber office to all visitors
  • Opportunity to receive priority referrals from callers looking for your service/product
  • Opportunity to participate in all of the Chamber events, including:  Golf Outing, concert series,  Annual Dinner and other fundraisers
  • Opportunity to purchase discounted movie tickets to the Indianola Fridley Theatre – purchase your discounted tickets at the Chamber during normal operating hours and receive $2 of each ticket
  • Membership with the Greater Des Moines Partnership – Indianola Chamber members can access all of the benefits of the Greater Des Moines Partnership at no additional cost 
NEW MEMBERSHIP INCLUDES ALL THE BASIC BENEFITS PLUS THE FOLLOWING:
  • Ribbon cutting to announce your new business to the community, includes picture in the Indianola Record Herald
  • Member ad in Chamber section of Record Herald, published quarterly
  • Listing in Chamber business directory
  • Mention on the Greater Des Moines Partnership website (www.desmoinesmetro.com), which includes 50 word description
  • Highlighted business information in the Community Guide distributed to all households in the community, as well as other guests of our community

THE PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP INCLUDES ALL BASIC MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS PLUS:
Additional $175/per year.

The Indianola Chamber recognizes that you are busy and many not have the time or expertise to utilize the technology available through your Chamber membership.  That’s why we have added another option for you.  Consider upgrading to a Premium Membership, and let your Chamber Assistant do all the work for you!  Considering the going rate for a graphic/web designer is $75-$120/hour, the additional charge is a bargain!

As a Premium member you will be assigned your own Chamber Assistant ("CA") — a smart, highly trained, US-based point person who works remotely as your right hand and left brain to set up your local online presence. You delegate a display task and your CA is on it.

What does your Chamber Assistant (CA) do?  Whether it's coordinating a time around your busy schedule to help you manage your online displays or helping keep your local online program looking terrific—a CA will remove time-sinking, online administrative tasks off of your plate so that you can focus on what's important.

Need to do some preliminary research in order to present your best products and services to prospects? Looking to create a one-time-use local golden ticket to drive new customers into your business? Your CA can review your business offerings, find the best options, and schedule a pre-view to see what you think and then let you get back to your work!
The objective of the Chamber Assistant is to leverage your local Chamber network to promote your business and setup the appropriate product and service displays to impress your customers!

PREMIUM BENEFITS INCLUDE:
  • Onboarding – get help from professionals who do the work for you
  • 3-D Storyboard - Creation of a 3-D Storyboard that can be updated any-time, anywhere by your mobile device (get up to 6 ad displays that promotes your business to current and new customers); Update your community web presence, catalog, mobile app, Facebook business page and twitter all at the same time
  • Mobile App -  Creation of a mobile app for your business (electronic business card too)
  • Texting Keyword Service - Creation of a custom keyword texting service – simply advertise TEXT (your name) to 72727 to view storyboard, which delivers your mobile app to your customer’s phone and also texts the customers phone number to you
  • Facebook & Twitter- Your storyboard is posted within a catalog tab on your existing Facebook business page and twitter account
  • Catalog System - is simply a beautiful, professional presentation about your business.  It can be a catalog where you sell goods/services and collect payment if you choose
  • Interconnectivity- Get connected into the Indianola Chamber network online presence to help deliver even more customers to your business